Parents of gifted children should learn all they can about giftedness, be engaged in their students’ lives, be advocates for their children in schools, be intentional about finding appropriate services outside of the school, and all is cautious about their social and emotional needs. Although leaders in the field of gifted education hold differing views of giftedness, the federal definition is very clear. The National Association for Gifted Children posts individual state information on its website. Regardless of the definition used, children and youth with gifts and talents are exceptional students who learn differently from the norm. As well as states, districts that use the federal money for teacher professional development must apply it to meeting the needs of all learners, specifically listing gifted and talented learners as part of the all. District policies, whether they are targeted for gifted and talented learners or not, may greatly impact them.