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Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs

Authors: Tracy Ford Inman, Ed.D., Jana Kirchner, Ph.D.
Product Code: 5185
ISBN: 978-1-61821-518-5
Pages: 192
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This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child’s school, and more. Parenting Gifted Children 101 explores ways for you to help your child at home and maximize your child’s educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Each chapter—from parenting twice-exceptional students to navigating the possible challenges that school may hold for your child—contains resources for further reading and insights from more than 50 parents and educators of gifted children.


Review: Gifted Child Today - June 21, 2017
Any parent with a child who has been identified as gifted would benefit from reading this book and learning more of what they can do as a parent to help.
Review by: Mary Langer Thompson, MiddleWeb - December 8, 2016
GATE students definitely need to be challenged, and I challenge parents and educators to share this book with school and district personnel, including gifted education committees so we can all be informed. If your school doesn’t have such a committee, begin one. Help your student be in the know as to her rights, as well. After all, as the authors point out, the gifted are our future doctors, lawyers, technicians, writers, dancers and, I hope, teachers. Be an advocate for your child and begin by getting this book into the right hands.
Review: Midwest Book Review - September 1, 2016
Enhanced with the inclusion of a ten page listing of References, and a four page Glossary, “Parenting Gifted Children 101” is strongly recommended for personal, school, and community library Parenting instructional reference collections. Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in tone, commentary, organization and presentation.
Review: Davidson Institute for Talent Development - July 13, 2016
Overall, this book is an enjoyable read and a must-have for families new to the world of parenting gifted children. The stories and statistics offer an easy way to explore and maximize your gifted child’s development. This book also provides numerous resources, both at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book, for those looking for additional information. As the authors wisely advise, “You’re reading this book in order to better understand your child and better help him in life’s journey. The most powerful tool you can have in your advocacy toolkit is knowledge” (p. 13).
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by Laureen
on 6/2/2017
Parenting Gifted Children 101
A very practical book that gives parents - and anyone that deals with Gifted Children - knowledge, resources, suggestions, and networking sources.  From myths of giftedness to what a school day should include for a gifted child, this book covers it all.  Plus, it's in an 'easy to read' (not textbook) format.  While it is designed for parents of gifted children, teachers and others would totally benefit from reading this book.  As a teacher of gifted children, this book has become part of my toolbox of resources.  I catch myself referring to it when I'm trying to help parents understand and meet the needs of their gifted child.  Totally recommend for anyone who is privileged to work with gifted children. 
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