What is everyone's definition of a gifted and talented student? Every year, I have at least one parent who is constantly on my case about providing enrichment activities for their child. Half the time, that student cannot even follow the directions to complete the work independently. A gifted and talented child should need minimal teacher guidance in my opinion. The boy I have this year (whose mother claims he is gt) needs a lot of guidance to complete the more challenging work. This mother even told me that she had past teachers quote "develop a new curriculum" for her children and call his work folder an "opportunity" folder because he shuts down when he hears the word "challenge." I do not want to go through all this trouble when in my eyes, he is smart, just not as smart as the mother thinks he is. She also said she had him take a test to see if he could skip a grade and he didn't pass/qualify. Shouldn't that tell her something? I don't know what's worse the parents who don't care at all or the ones who care too much?