Formerly titled Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind, this book describes differences in developmental stages within the gifted population. The children are classified into five levels of giftedness based on behaviors and developmental milestones, giving parents and educators a reference guide to compare with their own gifted children or students. A child's intellectual level can thus be estimated, after which the book provides different educational approaches and practical advice, including how to find the best type of school for each level.
"Finally, a book that thoroughly describes gifted young people and what they need in order to thrive! This book will be of great benefit to exceptionally gifted young people, their families, and educators."
-Colleen Harsin, M.A., M.S.W., L.S.W., Director of Family Services, Davidson Institute for Talent Development
"Every parent of a gifted child should read this book before that child steps into a classroom. I wish I'd had this book years ago!"
-Jean Goerss, M.D., President, Bove Institute for Exceptional Children
"A thorough and thought-provoking book that provides an intriguing new perspective on giftedness. It is full of helpful ideas for parents."
-Edward R. Amend, Ph.D., Amend Psychological Services