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.
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
Recognizing and Developing Your Child's Potential from Preschool to Adolescence
Author: James Alvino
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
All you need to know to meet your child's emotional, social, and academic needs
Author: Robbins Med Herbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
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.
Forty-two keys can help parents unlock the potential of bright children. Parents have many questions and concerns, and Dr. Sylvia Rimm brings them one step closer to finding answers. Keys Include: How to enhance learning in the family; Parenting with a united front; Homework issues; Underachievement; Perfectionism; Peer pressure; Creativity, pretending, and lying; and Additional resources for parents.
A well-written, compelling, meticulously researched resource for parents everywhere. A wonderfully comprehensive guide for parents providing advice on every aspect of their child's education; from choosing a suitable school, to communicating with teachers, through to dealing with the trauma of homework. Practical and accessible, this book really does tell parents everything they need to know to help their children succeed at school.
Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.
The fear of being judged by others in social activities is a common human experience, especially during childhood. But when the fear becomes all-consuming, it can disrupt daily functioning and the development of social competency. Raising the Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety takes a fresh look at social anxiety disorder, coupling the latest in research trends with evidence-based strategies and real-world stories to untangle the complexities of this disorder. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses a combination of real-world examples and stories from adults and children with social anxiety disorder to show parents and educators how to help children find a path through their fear and into social competence. With specific strategies to address school refusal, bullying, and identity issues, Raising the Shy Child is a must-read resource for anyone dedicated to enhancing the lives of children.
A Parent's Guide to Raising Gifted, Confident, Happy Children
Author: Edwina Grice Neely
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
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!