Raising Gifted Children: A Practical Guide for Parents Facing Big Emotions and Big Potential
Raise a happier, healthier gifted child―practical tools and advice for parents
Gifted children can be identified as perplexing or troublesome long before they’re identified as gifted. Many of the traits that characterize challenging gifted behaviors―such as intensity, sensitivity, and perfectionism―are simply shadows cast by a bright light within. Raising Gifted Children is filled with insights, guidance, up-to-date research, and practical advice to help parents better understand the inner world of their gifted child so they can help them flourish at home, school, and beyond.
You’ll start by learning the fundamentals of giftedness, from its characteristics to its strengths and challenges. Then, discover how to put your child’s social-emotional and mental wellbeing at the center of resolving issues with conflict, procrastination, and motivation. You’ll find information on how to navigate schooling to help find the best fit for your child, as well as advice for encouraging them to develop meaningful friendships.
Raising Gifted Children includes:
- Understanding giftedness―Learn what defines giftedness, how it’s expressed, and helpful info about twice- and multi-exceptionality.
- Parenting tools―Develop strategies for addressing your gifted child's emotional intensity, communicating effectively, and reflecting to find calm.
- Schooling strategies―Explore advice for choosing the right school for your child, including homeschool, as well as tips for successful teacher meetings and creating educational plans.
Be the best parent you can be to your gifted child with the essential guidance in this book.