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A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb

Genre: Pedagogy / Psychology / Family and Maternity

Language: English

Summary:

Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information.

The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: characteristics of gifted children, peer relations, sibling issues, motivation and underachievement, discipline issues, intensity and stress, depression and unhappiness, educational planning, parenting concerns, finding professional help, and much more.

The typical parenting book is not particularly useful for parents of gifted children because those books do not address the unique characteristics and needs of these children. More importantly, the typical parenting book does not offer any parenting strategies to help parents of gifted children meet the unique demands of their gifted children.

Fortunately, books on parenting gifted children are available, and one of the very best is A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children.

Description

Chapters in the Book:
  1. Defining Giftedness
  2. Characteristics of Gifted Children
  3. Communication: The Key to Relationships
  4. Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement
  5. Establishing Discipline and Teaching Self-Management
  6. Intensity, Perfectionism, and Stress
  7. Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression
  8. Acquaintances, Friends, and Peers
  9. Family Relationships: Siblings and Only Children
  10. Values, Traditions, and Uniqueness
  11. Complexities of Successful Parenting
  12. Children Who are Twice-Exceptional
  13. How Schools Identify Gifted Children
  14. Finding a Good Education Fit
  15. Finding Professional Help

In addition to these chapters, the introduction discusses the use of the term "gifted" as well as some myths about gifted children.

James T. Webb, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and founder of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted). Janet L. Gore, M.Ed., is a former guidance counselor, administrator, and teacher of gifted students. Arlene R. DeVries, M.S.E., is a frequent gifted conference speaker with 24 years of experience as a gifted/talented program consultant. Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky

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