Parenting Gifted Kids

Author: James R. Delisle
Publisher:
ISBN: 1596361794
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children provides a humorous, engaging, and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. James R. Delisle, Ph.D., offers practical, down-to-earth advice that will cause parents to reexamine the ways they perceive and relate to their children. Dr. Delisle puts forward 10 tips to parents of gifted children?ideas that reflect attitude and approach and allow for introspection and change, rather than quick, do-it-tonight solutions. Some topics of interest include understanding a child's giftedness, working with the school system, dealing with perfectionism in gifted kids, and being adult role models for children. Along the way, stories from gifted children and their parents provide insight into the lives of these individuals. What sets this book apart from other books for parents of gifted kids is its expansion beyond mere platitudes. Dr. Delisle's tips go beyond the basics, focusing on attitude, reflection, and subtle changes, rather than specific, cookie-cutter recipes for action. The 10 tips suggested and expanded upon in this book include: understanding what giftedness is . . . and what it is not; understanding the differences between gifted kids and their agemates; understanding the personality traits of gifted kids, including overexcitabilities; taking charge of your child's education; understanding the issue of perfectionism in gifted kids; examining social nuances and myths related to giftedness; examining the similarities parents share with their gifted children; setting reasonable goals; helping gifted children make a difference in the lives of others; and remembering that gifted children are kids first and gifted second.

Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out

Author: James Delisle
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781618219152
Release Date: 2018-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out provides an engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. A follow-up to the best-selling "Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children," this new edition focuses on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, highlighting new information on the issues of perfectionism, self-advocacy, underachievement, mindfulness, and the impact of technology on gifted kids' relationships. The book also features a section on life beyond college, for those readers whose children are no longer children. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out features real-life stories about the lives of gifted children and how they and their parents recognize and enjoy the many intellectual talents and social and emotional insights they possess.

Raising a Gifted Child

Author: Carol Fertig
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593633440
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Education

Offers parents strategies and tips for ensuring their gifted children are happy and successful in and out of school, and suggest ways to identify optimal learning opportunities in academics, the arts, technology, and other fields.

A Parent s Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780910707794
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

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.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781631980459
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Education

These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Counseling Gifted Students

Author: Susannah M. Wood, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826136558
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Education

"Drs. Susannah Wood and Jean Peterson have combined forces to move the field of school counseling forward in its work on behalf of gifted students… This subtle regularizing into appropriate school counseling practice is actually quite radical as is makes it clear that the time has passed to consider whether we should be concerned with the nature and needs of students with gifts and talents, but rather need to move to serving them as a requirement of our profession... And fortunately for all of us, the authors provide a clearly articulated roadmap for helping us live up to our professional responsibilities." --Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D. Created to fill a gap in both counselor education and gifted education, this is the only up-to-date text to provide a concise and practical overview of counseling services designed specifically for gifted and talented students. Grounded in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model for counseling programs, the book illuminates specific knowledge, awareness, and skills school counselors need to address concerns related not only to academics, but also to social and emotional development of this population. The text delivers a theoretical and practical overview of gifted and talented education in the United States and the responsibilities of school counselors as they pertain to this unique population. Going well beyond the common call to provide academic challenge, the book considers special characteristics of gifted and talented students as it examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and concerns related to social and emotional development. It discusses how counselors can advocate for gifted students, lead efforts to match programming and needs, and collaborate with school staff and families. Vignettes depicting critical incidents and epitomizing needs are used to illuminate differentiated counseling approaches that support this student population. Each chapter highlights a key concept, and curriculum guidelines and resources for professional development support the text. KEY FEATURES: Interweaves school counseling and gifted education research and practice Considers characteristics and counseling concerns associated with giftedness Is based on the ASCA model for counseling programs Examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and social/emotional development in this population Highlights key concepts and includes vignettes of critical incidents

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781618214591
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Teaching children how to manage their intense emotions is one of the most difficult aspects of parenting or educating gifted children. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides a much-needed resource for parents and educators for understanding of why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior and how to manage the highs and lows that accompany emotional intensity. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this revised and updated second edition contains additional chapters addressing temperament and personality development, as well as expanded role-plays and strategies designed to show parents and teachers how to interact and guide gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Updated resources and worksheets make this practical resource a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

Exceptional Children and Youth

Author: Nancy Hunt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285401331
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Education

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Fifth Edition, provides a concise yet complete introduction to special education for pre-service and in-service teachers. One of the most accessible and readable texts available for the Introduction to Special Education course, this new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current information available about special education practice and children with exceptionalities. The text emphasizes current research and theory about exceptional children, human diversity, inclusion, law and social policy, family involvement, real-life stories about exceptionality, and evidence-based teaching practices--all presented in a warm, personal narrative style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Raising a Successful Child

Author: Sandra Burt
Publisher:
ISBN: 1569755647
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

A reference for parents based on a premise that all children have talent and potential demonstrates how to support a young person's natural leadership, creative, intellectual, and other abilities, in a guide that explains how to identify a child's innate talents while avoiding unhealthy parental pressure tactics. Original.

Champions are Raised Not Born

Author: Summer Sanders
Publisher:
ISBN: 0385334214
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An Olympic medal-winning swimmer relates her own experiences to reveal how parents can help their gifted children achieve their best

Raising the Best Possible Child How to parent happy and successful kids from birth to seven

Author: Jo Jackson King
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 9780730495871
Release Date: 2011-01-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

An original and knowledgeable take on child rearing, using cutting-edge research it will show you how you can be the best possible parent and rmake sure that your child becomes the best possible person they can be. How to navigate parenting myths and bring up confident, happy kids Being a parent is the most important job in the world, and it's a daunting task. After all, as parents our role is to ensure our kids become the best people they can be - happy and resilient. But how do we do that? And who do we trust to give us the best advice? Like many other parents, with the birth of her children occupational therapist Jo Jackson King turned to parenting books for guidance, but she found the contradictory advice confusing. So in this ground-breaking but still approachable book, Jo offers her assessment of the three main branches of current early child development science, in a bid to find the best advice for parents. In Raising the Best Possible Child you will learn how to: • Ignore parenting myths and be guided by the most up-to-date information on all aspects of child-rearing, including childcare, breastfeeding, leaving to cry, sleep, nutrition, discipline, physical and mental milestones, and education • teach your children how to navigate their own and others' emotions, manage stress and stay focused - all key factors for becoming happy and successful adults • Be a confident, thoughtful and responsive parent this book will show you how to encourage your children to make the most of their natural temperaments and endowments, so you can enjoy raising happy, emotionally savvy children who will become happy, successful adults.