Academic advising is individualized guidance in academic planning. At every stage of the educational process, gifted students need advisors who can help them select appropriate educational opportunities. Sound academic advice can come from many sources, including family members, community members, teachers, mentors, and professional advisors. This article discusses academic advising for gifted children from preschool through college.

Often, the first people to become aware that a young child is gifted are the child's parents. Parents of young gifted children are often desperate for guidance on how to meet their children's academic needs. Before the advent of the Web, such advice could be hard for parents of gifted toddlers and preschoolers to find. Now, excellent Web sites such as allow parents to contact other parents of ...

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