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On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children (4th ed.)

Author: Tracy L. Cross Ph.D.
Product Code: 4986
ISBN: 978-1-59363-498-8
Pages: 312
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Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, the nation's leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This revised and updated fourth edition of the popular text contains more than 10 new chapters, featuring contributions by scholars on gifted children's development from across the nation.

On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today's gifted children, including who gifted children are and what giftedness means; how parents, teachers, and counselors can guide gifted children; the issues facing gifted students in the 21st century such as technology and terrorism; and how the education of gifted children can adapt for the future. This concise, sensitive look at gifted children and their social and emotional world offers unique insights for both teachers and parents who support these special children.


Review: Gifted Child Today - October 1, 2011
Author Tracy L. Cross, PhD, once again succeeds in sharing a wealth of knowledge by incorporating a concise style of writing that is engaging and easy to understand . . . With this resource at their fingertips, parents, teachers, and counselors will find guidance as they work to understand and support gifted children in the area of social and emotional needs, equipping them with knowledge and tools for supporting gifted children in realizing healthy and productive lives both now and in the future.
Review by: Todd Kettler, Roeper Review - April 11, 2007
Cross writes this book for a broad audience including counselors and parents of gifted kids. The value of this book is not limited to insights of one with tremendous experience on the topic but also includes the subtle suggestion that rather than chase the illusive list of characteristics and needs that distinguish gifted students, our field should spend more time studying the lived experiences of gifted kids and ask how can we work together to helo these kids develop into healthy and happy adults.
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