Raising Children with Intelligence

"Raising Children with Intelligence" means two things: It means raising bright children....those who have a high level of innate intelligence; but it also means raising our children intelligently…thoughtfully…armed with as much information and support as we parents can get.

Hi, I’m Chris Croll, Founder of the National Center for Gifted Services.

This business was born out of a need I had in the early years of raising my profoundly gifted eldest son and his twice-exceptional (ADHD/gifted) brother. It’s not easy to parent precocious, asynchronous, quirky, beautiful, challenging, intense, excitable, outlier, high-needs children! I like to say that parenting a gifted child is an endurance sport. Few understand the challenges we face if they haven’t walked a mile in our shoes.

In the fall of 2012, I started a nonprofit that provides support and education to parents raising gifted children. Since then, I have produced 40+ events, written position papers, served on gifted education committees at the national and local levels and interacted with more than 1,000 families who sought out my advice on how best to support the development of their intellectually-advanced children.

I love this work so much that in the summer of 2017, I decided to open the National Center for Gifted Services so I can dedicate more of my time to helping families across the United States and beyond.

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Our Mission

The mission of the National Center for Gifted Services is to provide education and support to parents and educators of gifted children. All members of the Center share a common goal of supporting the growth and development of asynchronous learners so these children Read more…

How the National Center for Gifted Services Came to Be

The Center launched in 2017 with the goal of developing a resource for parents across America who are raising gifted children. The Center is a safe place where parents can interact with one another, access the Read more…

Thank you for visiting today and for all that you do to support gifted children.