Category: Parent & Community

53 - Raising Intense Gifted Children Is INTENSE: An In-depth Interview Study

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Raising intense gifted children isn't easy, and parents often receive little help in understanding their children's unique social and emotional needs. Exploring parent perceptions of intensity, this study presents poetic representations and themes from interviews with mothers of intense gifted adolescents. Administrators, teachers, and counselors may glean insight into how to connect with and support parents of intense gifted children.


Kate H. Guthrie

PhD Candidate
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Kate H. Guthrie is a Ph.D. candidate in Gifted and Creative Education at the University of Georgia and a graduate assistant for the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. She is an experienced high school math teacher and has worked with diverse populations of adolescents. Her research focuses on qualitative inquiry and the social and emotional needs of gifted adolescent females. Additionally, she is a certified professional therapeutic yoga teacher in her community, and she often incorporates mindfulness exercises to her qualitative inquiry with gifted adolescents.