A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb,Janet L. Gore,Edward R. Amend

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707790

Category: Education

Page: 390

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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, perfectionism, and stress, Idealism, unhappiness, and depression, Educational planning, Parenting concerns, Finding professional help. Book jacket.

Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child

Recognizing and Developing Your Child's Potential from Preschool to Adolescence

Author: James Alvino

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345410276

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 991


LEARN TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR GIFTED CHILD Though academic abilities have always been important in determining whether your child is gifted, talent in the visual or performing arts, leadership qualities, and intellectual curiosity are just as vital. But unless we as parents help nurture those talents, our gifted children can become bored, socially aggressive, or, ironically, underachievers in the classroom. Here is a practical, informative, and authoritative primer for raising and educating our gifted children from pre-school to adolescence. Beginning with sensible strategies to determine whether—and in which areas—your child is gifted, this book takes parents through selecting an appropriate day-care center, a school, and a home reference library. It helps us figure out where our role stops and the school's role begins, as well as detailing ways to keep our children's creativity alive and how to cope with sibling rivalry and our own doubts and fears. Also included are a recommended reading list, a special section on the roles of the computer and television in your gifted child's life, and much more.

Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb,Janet L. Gore,Frances A. Karnes,A. Stephen McDaniel

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707685

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3791


Grandparents, with their greater life experience, will often realize?Xeven before the parents?Xthat a child is gifted, and that the child will need additional emotional and intellectual sustenance. Grandparents Guide to Gifted Children includes: ?XEarly signs of giftedness ?XSpecial needs of gifted children ?XAreas of concern ?XUnique roles of grandparents ?XBuilding a bond with a grandchild ?XMaximizing grandparenting ?XEducation plans ?XWhen a grandparent is the parent ?XLeaving a personal legacy

Gifted Parent Groups

The SENG Model

Author: Arlene DeVries,James T. Webb

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707774

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

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This manual provides the essential information for persons wishing to conduct SENG Model parent support groups for parents of gifted children. Each week, parents in the group read a chapter of A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, and then discuss the concepts in the chapter, led by the group facilitator. Parents support one another in practicing new techniques at home. Who should receive SENG training? Persons with some knowledge of gifted children who want to facilitate parent groups in an encouraging, non-confrontational style. This might include: coordinators of gifted programs; teachers; counselors; experienced parents; social workers; and/or psychologists.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child

All you need to know to meet your child's emotional, social, and academic needs

Author: Robbins Med Herbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440530319

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 8515


Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge. Gifted and exceptional children can seem self-sufficient, but it takes more than intelligence to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Your child need your support and advocacy in school, in social situations, and even at home. This guide shows you how to encourage and foster your gifted child from birth to adolescence, including information on How to determine if your child is gifted Options for school programs and activities Dealing with perfectionism and stress Setting realistic and healthy goals for your child Ensuring proper socialization and friendship Coping with jealousy and bullying from other children Packed with useful and professional advice, this is a reassuring guide to help your gifted child grow, thrive, and develop his talents.

Gifted Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Kate Distin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425073

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Winner of the NAGC Celebrating Gifts and Talents 2007 "Most Important Book" Gold Award Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them at home, in the interaction with siblings and other family members, and at school. The authors identify self-acceptance and communication with others as key skills for gifted children, whose exceptional abilities in fields ranging from music and maths to linguistics and art are often complicated by poor social skills, dyslexia or other difficulties. This excellent book, written by counsellors who are also parents with first- hand knowledge of living and working with gifted children, is an accessible and positive guide full of constructive advice and encouragement for other parents. It includes practical information such as useful contact details, as well as opportunities for reflection.

Children Are Gifts

A Parent’S Guide to Raising Gifted, Confident, Happy Children

Author: Edwina Grice Neely

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 197362401X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 146

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It is our hope that as you read Children Are Gifts, you will discover the uniqueness and giftedness of the personality of each of your children and that you will love them in a new way. Florence Littauer, Author of the Million + selling book Personality Plus Marita Littauer, Author of Wired That Way Children Are Gifts is a remarkable book, written skillfully with a mix of professional expertise and practical wisdom coming from her long and vast daily life experiences. I found this book to be a must have guide for parents Carmen Esposito, Educator Professional Counselor The book will help you discover your childs unique gifts and abilities, and experience the joy; clear up the question, Why does my child act the way he/she does? emphasize the importance of positive communication when talking to your child; present strategies on how to discipline with love, without threats and bribes; provide methods and tools with abundant activities that are fun for All Ages. You have received a gift! Embrace the thought and enjoy the journey!

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids

How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child

Author: Sally Yahnke Walker

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575421117

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 167

View: 5035


Defines giftedness and discusses special quirks and problems that arise living with a gifted child, from a lack of neatness to the "too-smart mouth," and explains how parents can find the right programs and make school as rewarding as possible for gifted children.

Gifted Innocence

A Parent's Guide for Spiritually Gifted Children

Author: Sydney Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985824624

Category: Parent and child

Page: 220

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Gifted Innocence is the second book written by author Sydney Sherman. With this book and a companion book for children, Ms Sherman continues to promote a common-sense understanding of the afterlife and of contact with the spirits around us. Gifted Innocence is designed to help parents identify and guide a child gifted with paranormal abilities ? with sensitivity to the spirits of those who have passed. The author walks parents through the best ways to assist their child in handling their ability in a world that often makes any uncommon trait a burden for children. From her first recognition of another child with the same gift to her anxiety in everyday situations, Ms. Sherman recounts stories of her childhood into adulthood to shed light on the special challenges of this gift. The author focuses in on age-specific suggestions to help parents recognize simple behaviors or events which may help them understand and identify their child?s needs better. Knowing that most parents are not knowledgeable about the subject of the paranormal, Ms. Sherman felt a need to reach out and offer her help in simple, straightforward terms. This book is a must read for any parent or grandparent and the first of its kind to talk openly to parents on a one to one basis about the role they will play in the expression of their child?s gift.