A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb,Janet L. Gore,Edward R. Amend

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707790

Category: Education

Page: 390

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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' Guide to Gifted Children

Author: James T. Webb,Janet L. Gore,Frances A. Karnes,A. Stephen McDaniel

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707685

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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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

Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child

Recognizing and Developing Your Child's Potential from Preschool to Adolescence

Author: James Alvino

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345410276

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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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.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child

All you need to know to meet your child's emotional, social, and academic needs

Author: Robbins Med Herbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440530319

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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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.

Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children

A Parent's Complete Guide

Author: Barbara Jackson Gilman

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 091070788X

Category: Education

Page: 358

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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.

Gifted Parent Groups

The SENG Model

Author: Arlene DeVries,James T. Webb

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707774

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

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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.

Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child

Author: Sylvia B. Rimm

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 091070774X

Category: Education

Page: 245

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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.

The Parent's Guide to Solving School Problems

Author: Don Fontenelle

Publisher: Wellness Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 9781587410994

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The Parent's Guide to Solving School Problems About The Book: The Parent's Guide to Solving School Problems is a comprehensive guide to effectively dealing with the most commonly experienced school problems. Written by Dr. Don Fontenelle, a nationally recognized psychologist with over 25 years of experience in working with children and adolescents with all types of problems, this book serves as an invaluable resource for parents of children and adolescents. Every conceivable problem is covered from learning disorders such as dyslexia and mathematics disorder to emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, and others, to anger and violence and other behavioral problems. This book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide for dealing with the most common school problems any child can experience. Must reading for any parent who has children that are still in school. About The Author: Dr. Don Fontenelle received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. He is in private practice in Metarie, Louisiana. Dr Fontenelle has spent most of his career helping children and their parents. His workshops for teachers and parents on Child/Adolescent Behavior and for parents are widely praised for the positive results experienced by participants. Dr. Fontenelle has authored 13 books on children/adolescents for parents and teachers some of who have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Children Are Gifts

A Parent’S Guide to Raising Gifted, Confident, Happy Children

Author: Edwina Grice Neely

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 197362401X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 146

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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!

Raising the Shy Child

A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety

Author: Christine Fonseca

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618214004

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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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.

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Roman

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426411954

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "Die Insel der besonderen Kinder" in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim Burton Manche Großeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Märchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hörte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzählte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fähigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre später, als sein Großvater unter mysteriösen Umständen stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewöhnlichsten Freundschaften schließt, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind höchst real – und sie sind ihm gefolgt ...

Gifted Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Kate Distin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425073

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Winner of the NAGC Celebrating Gifts and Talents 2007 "Most Important Book" Gold Award Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them at home, in the interaction with siblings and other family members, and at school. The authors identify self-acceptance and communication with others as key skills for gifted children, whose exceptional abilities in fields ranging from music and maths to linguistics and art are often complicated by poor social skills, dyslexia or other difficulties. This excellent book, written by counsellors who are also parents with first- hand knowledge of living and working with gifted children, is an accessible and positive guide full of constructive advice and encouragement for other parents. It includes practical information such as useful contact details, as well as opportunities for reflection.

Gifted Innocence

A Parent's Guide for Spiritually Gifted Children

Author: Sydney Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985824624

Category: Parent and child

Page: 220

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Gifted Innocence is the second book written by author Sydney Sherman. With this book and a companion book for children, Ms Sherman continues to promote a common-sense understanding of the afterlife and of contact with the spirits around us. Gifted Innocence is designed to help parents identify and guide a child gifted with paranormal abilities ? with sensitivity to the spirits of those who have passed. The author walks parents through the best ways to assist their child in handling their ability in a world that often makes any uncommon trait a burden for children. From her first recognition of another child with the same gift to her anxiety in everyday situations, Ms. Sherman recounts stories of her childhood into adulthood to shed light on the special challenges of this gift. The author focuses in on age-specific suggestions to help parents recognize simple behaviors or events which may help them understand and identify their child?s needs better. Knowing that most parents are not knowledgeable about the subject of the paranormal, Ms. Sherman felt a need to reach out and offer her help in simple, straightforward terms. This book is a must read for any parent or grandparent and the first of its kind to talk openly to parents on a one to one basis about the role they will play in the expression of their child?s gift.

Gifted Children and Gifted Education

A Handbook for Teachers and Parents

Author: Gary A. Davis

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707731

Category: Education

Page: 331

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Frankenstein is identified as gifted, while Pinocchio has trouble thinking logically.In this new book, Gary A. Davis, Ph.D., begins each chapter with humorous anecdotes as a gateway to explaining how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. There are noteworthy obstacles to achieving the successful education of gifted and talented students, but they can be overcome. This book, as a college text or a reference for parents, is a valuable tool for doing so.The author's dry humor, combined with useful explanations, will guide parents and educators through an enjoyable learning experience! “Gary Davis manages to combine much important information about gifted programming with his wonderful sense of humor. You will laugh as you learn… a great combination!” -Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D., Director-Psychologist, Family Achievement Clinic “A concise, easy to understand, and very practical explanation of what is meant by the concept of giftedness and how parents and teachers can provide opportunities to develop giftedness in young people.” -Joseph S. Renzulli, Ph.D., Director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays

Recognizing and Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning, and Other Areas

Author: Laurie LeComer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.

A Playworker's Guide to Understanding Children's Behaviour

Working with the 8-12 Age Group

Author: Andrea Clifford-Poston

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855754942

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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How do I manage an aggressive child positively when I have twenty other children who need my attention? How can I develop a good relationship with a child I seem to dislike? How do I maintain a positive working relationship with the parents of a disturbed and disturbing child? Written in a jargon-free, readable style, with many real life examples, this book is a must-have resource for playworkers seeking to enhance their skills as a whole. It highlights how the way we think about children's behaviour colours the way we react to it. It offers playworkers a different way of understanding many ordinary childhood behaviours such as lying, stealing and bullying, and gives practical advice not only on management but on how practitioners can identify, trust and develop their own skills.

A Parent's Guide to Innovative Education

Working with Teachers, Schools, and Your Children for Real Learning

Author: Anne W. Dodd

Publisher: Noble Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9781879360167

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Describes contemporary practices in schools, and contrasts them with innovative techniques and the successes they can achieve with parental involvement

A Parent's Guide to School Projects

Author: Kathie Weir

Publisher: Mars Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781931199087

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Shows parents how to help their children with a wide variety of school projects ranging from the simple to the complex.

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids

How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child

Author: Sally Yahnke Walker

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575421117

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 167

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Defines giftedness and discusses special quirks and problems that arise living with a gifted child, from a lack of neatness to the "too-smart mouth," and explains how parents can find the right programs and make school as rewarding as possible for gifted children.