Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Presenter and Psychologist on Gifted Children, Parenting, Education, Schools

Dr. Sylvia Rimm
Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Columnist,
Parenting Specialist, Gifted Children Advocate

Photo: Dr. Rimm was on a panel discussion at the 2017 National Association of Gifted Children with Tom Flynn, the screenwriter and author of “Gifted," the movie and the book.

"Dr. Sylvia Rimm offers down-to-earth advice parents
and teachers desperately seek,"
- The Washington Post

"Dr. Rimm is a welcome voice of calm and reason — someone who offers practical advice, with almost immediate results. She’s a guardian angel for families who need a
little or a lot of guidance."
- Katie Couric, former NBC Today show host



As a charismatic speaker, Dr. Rimm speaks internationally on family and school approaches to guiding children toward achievement, parenting, and the lives of teenagers. She is an effective speaker who fascinates audiences, speaking on many topics, tailoring her educational talks to an audience of parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and even students.

Dr. Rimm's Latest Book:

Education of the Gifted and Talented

(Seventh Edition)




Dr. Rimm's USA Book Award

Winner in Education:


Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades


Why Bright Kids get Poor Grades




E-Books Available

Dr. Rimm's books Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades, How to Parent So Children Will Learn, and Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child are available on e-book through Barnes and Noble for the Nook and Amazon.com for the Kindle.

Need a Dynamic Speaker?

Bring Dr. Rimm to your school! Call 1.800.795.7466 or visit the Speaking Schedule page for speaking topics and to view her upcoming schedule.

Ask Dr. Rimm a Parent or Teaching Question

In her parenting column, Dr. Rimm answers hundreds of letters each year from parents, grandparents and teachers in her nationally syndicated column with Creators Syndicate. Visit the Articles for Parents and Teachers page or click on Ask a Family Question to email Dr. Rimm.

Purchase Dr. Rimm's Educational Materials

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