5 Books for Parents New to Gifted Ed
5 Books for Parents New to Gifted Ed
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Raising gifted children isn’t easy, but when armed with the practical knowledge and tools in these exciting books, parents can navigate the maze of raising bright kids, leading to success in school and beyond. Each of these titles allows parents to find the support and resources they need to help their gifted and advanced children thrive.

  • Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs. 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. It introduces ways for parents to help their children at home and maximize their educational experiences with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement.

  • Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out: A Guide to the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids focuses on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, highlighting new information on the issues of perfectionism, self-advocacy, underachievement, mindfulness, and the impact of technology on gifted kids' relationships. The book features real-life stories about the lives of gifted children and how they and their parents recognize and enjoy the many intellectual talents and social and emotional insights they possess.

  • Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings (2nd ed.) provides a much-needed resource for parents and educators for understanding why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior and how to manage the highs and lows that accompany emotional intensity. Updated resources and worksheets make this practical resource a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

  • Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook offers a large menu of strategies, resources, organizations, tips, and suggestions for parents to find optimal learning opportunities for their kids, covering the gamut of talent areas, including academics, the arts, technology, creativity, music, and thinking skills. The focus of this definitive resource is on empowering parents by giving them the tools needed to ensure that their gifted kids are happy and successful both in and out of school.

  • Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children (coming December 2019) offers parents the support and resources they need to help their children find success in school and beyond. The book gives parents an easy-to-understand overview of such topics as underachievement, twice-exceptionality, acceleration, underrepresented populations, student advocacy, and more.