Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. All information presented is for informational purposes only and is solely the opinion of and the responsibility of the author. Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good? What can I do to make more friends? Even though this book is written for children, I found this book very useful as a parent of a gifted child. Format: This book is in print. The Council for Exceptional Children A book that takes you from choosing middle-school courses to the college-application process. I've read it many times over! Martin's Griffen Press Gifted kids often want to put themselves in too many activities. Category: Study Aids Author : Judy Galbraith, M.
Free Spirit Publishing Recently updated, this valuable book covers topics such as how to relate with peers, devising your own curriculum, and college planning. Rather than propose didactic answers, the thoughtful approach encourages kids to ponder their capabilities and concerns and develop personal responses. I grew up around books, and I firmly believe they have the power to inspire, inform, and transform. What can I do to make more friends? Even though this book is written for children, I found this book very useful as a parent of a gifted child. Review by: Susan Overton Handbook Reference Survival Guide for Gifted Kids? Free Spirit Publishing A highly practical book.
Why do the kids you talk to and play with act in such conflicting ways? Judy Galbraith has a master's degree in guidance and counseling of the gifted. Use of such information is at the sole risk of the reader. She has worked with and taught gifted youth, their parents, and their teachers for over thirty years. How can I make school more challenging? What can you do to build friendships? Judy founded Free Spirit Publishing in 1983 becoming the first publisher to focus on self-help materials to help young people lead better lives. The book is realistic and practical. The number one useful thing I read in the book was gifted children deserved to be told they are gifted, and how that might mean they differ from other kids.
Submit article The appearance of any information in the Davidson Institute's Database does not imply an endorsement by, or any affiliation with, the Davidson Institute. Over 100 quotes from gifted kids. She has appeared on Oprah and been featured in Family Circle and Family Life, as well as numerous other magazines, newspapers, and broadcast and electronic media. Although reasonable effort is made to present accurate information, the Davidson Institute makes no guarantees of any kind, including as to accuracy or completeness. She is a sailor and enjoys adventure travel, reading of course! The letters from our readers. An important chapter covers depression and suicide risks.
Since many parents of gifted kids are gifted themselves, this book is highly recommended. What can you do to build friendships? Ways to boost brainpower in and out of school. Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child by Sylvia Rimm, PhD. Ways to boost brainpower in and out of school. Lists of brainy books, blogs, Web sites, video games, and contests. I found this book while trying to help my gifted child find non-fiction he was interested in at the library.
Their advice and insights will help you know: You're not alone. . And much more The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide is the essential guide to growing up gifted. She is a member of the Association of Booksellers for Children, the Association of Educational Publishers, the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, and the National Association for Gifted Children. This book is written for a mature young population. Recently updated, it also includes data on gifted-teen summer programs and state gifted associations. Free Spirit Publishing Written for the younger gifted student, this helpful book explains giftedness clearly.
Ballentine Books You didn't think you stopped being gifted when you grew up, did you? The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Based on surveys of hundreds of gifted kids, it covers high expectations, perfectionism, teasing, multiple intelligences, and much more. My own kids have read this. Gives many suggestions to help make the school experience more positive. First published in 1984, this book has become the classic introduction to growing up gifted. First published in 1984, this book has become the classic introduction to growing up gifted. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students.
Why do the kids you talk to and play with act in such conflicting ways? How can I make school more challenging? There is also a comprehensive list of resources for every chapter! And even though they may feel different than other kids and that they don't fit in, they should embrace who they are. All information presented is for informational purposes only and is solely the opinion of and the responsibility of the author. Their advice and insights will help you know: You're not alone. My daughter and I each took about an hour to read the whole thing. Almost every day we receive fan mail about how our books have helped someone. These are some of many aspects in this book that encourages gifted youth to increase their self awareness. Though directed towards any perfectionist you know -- older middle-school age and up -- this book will also help parents understand and cope with their own gifted perfectionist child.