As concerned parents and advocates, we have put together this set of talking points to help you navigate your children’s (and possibly your own) reaction to all the news of proposed cuts to highly capable programming. Information is everywhere, both in the media and in our school communities, and can be overwhelming. Highly capable children often have a heightened sense of empathy and may need special emotional supports as they may feel a deep personal connection to the specific impacts of these proposed budget cuts. We welcome your feedback and thoughts on how to discuss these issues with kids. You can download the document here.