Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The authors of this book are nationally known experts in giftedness, as well as parents themselves. From their decades of professional experience working with gifted children and their families, they provide practical guidance in key areas of concern for parents, such as the characteristics commonly seen in gifted children, peer relations, sibling issues, motivation and underachievement, discipline issues, intensity and stress, depression and unhappiness, education planning, parenting concerns, finding professional help, and much more. This is a book that parents will turn to again and again. Distinguished as an iParenting Media Award-Winner, USA Books News Award-Winner, and GLYPH Award-Winner!
"A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children is an essential resource for all families of gifted children." - Review by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development "This helpful guide concisely explains the complexities of gifted children, addresses the challenges they face, and details practical strategies for parents to support their gifted children in all aspects of their lives." - Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) reviewer Bobbie Collins-Perry "One of the very best [books on parenting gifted children]... The tone and language the authors use is both comforting and reassuring. Although the authors often refer to research, their discussions are clear and don't require any previous knowledge of giftedness." - Carol Bainbridge of Parenting Gifted children on About.com "The best starting point for new and experienced parents." - Carolyn K., founder and director of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, for SENG's blog. "[T]his book offers a straightforward "owner's manual" that will guide you through the challenges you and your child will face." - Suki Wessling of Examiner.com "[I] wish [I] had read a long time ago... a must-read for everyone interested in helping all gifted children soar to their true potential." - Educational consultant, Cathy Risberg, M.A., for Unexpected Gifts "If you are going to just get one book, get this one! Great overview of parenting gifted children." - Higley Supporters of The Gifted