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Parenting Gifted Children The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children

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    When parents need the most authoritative information on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children, a gifted education Legacy Award winner. This comprehensive guide covers topics such as working with high achievers and young gifted children, acceleration, advocating for talented students, serving as role models and mentors for gifted kids, homeschooling, underachievement, twice-exceptional students, and postsecondary opportunities.

    The only book of its kind, this guidebook will allow parents to find the support and resources they need to help their children find success in school and beyond. Written by experts in the field of gifted education and sponsored by the leading organization supporting the education of gifted and advanced learners, this book is sure to provide guidance, advice, and support for any parent of gifted children.

    Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2011 Legacy Book Award Winner - Parenting

    Preface Editors’ Note Part I: Nature and Assessment Chapter 1 No Child Is Just Born Gifted: Creating and Developing Unlimited Potential Chapter 2 Developing Your Child’s Successful Intelligence Chapter 3 Why Gifted Children May Not Test Well Chapter 4 A Glossary of Terms Used in Educational Assessment Part II: Characteristics and Development Chapter 5 Self‑Regulated Learning and Academically Talented Students Chapter 6 What Do You Know About Learning Style? A Guide for Parents of Gifted Children Chapter 7 The Importance of Being Early: A Case for Preschool Enrichment Chapter 8 Too Busy to Play? Chapter 9 Growing Up Too Fast—and Gifted Chapter 10 Creating Successful Middle School Partnerships: A Parent’s Perspective Chapter 11 College Planning With Gifted Children: Start Early Chapter 12 Real Fears of Incoming First-Year College Students: What Parents Can Do Part III: Diversity Chapter 13 Nurturing an Awareness and Acceptance of Diversity in Our Gifted Children Chapter 14 Looking for Gifts in All the “Wrong” Places Chapter 15 Parents as Models: Respecting and Embracing Differences Part IV: Programming Options Chapter 16 Selecting Afterschool Programs: A Guide for Parents Chapter 17 Mentoring and Your Child: Developing a Successful Relationship Chapter 18 Enter the Mentor Chapter 19 Education Acceleration: Why or Why Not? Chapter 20 Acceleration: Difficult Decision—Easy Solution Chapter 21 Homeschooling . . . Making It Work Chapter 22 Is Homeschooling Right for Your Child? Chapter 23 Differentiated Instruction for Young Gifted Children: How Parents Can Help Chapter 24 Differentiated Curriculum Experiences for the Gifted and Talented: A Parent’s Guide to Best Practice in School and at Home Chapter 25 The Path From Potential to Productivity: The Parent’s Role in the Levels of Service Approach to Talent Development Chapter 26 Raising the Creative Child Part V: Family Dynamics Chapter 27 Differentiation at Home as a Way of Understanding Differentiation at School Chapter 28 Parenting Young Gifted Children: How to Discover and Develop Their Talents at Home Chapter 29 I’m a Kid, Mom, Not a Robot: What High-Ability Children Want Their Parents to Know About Them Chapter 30 The Tao of Solo Parenting Gifted Children Chapter 31 The Role of Physicians in the Lives of Gifted Children Chapter 32 Productive Parent Teacher Conferences Part VI: Advocacy Chapter 33 Effective Advocates, Lifelong Advocacy: If Not You, Then Who? Chapter 34 A Break in Communication: When an Advocate Is Needed Chapter 35 Dancing Toward District Advocacy Chapter 36 Taking a Larger Stand for Gifted Education: Your District, Your State . . . and Beyond! Chapter 37 Four Simple Steps to Self‑Advocacy Chapter 38 Advocating for Talented Youth: Lessons Learned From the National Study of Local and State Advocacy in Gifted Education Part VII: Twice-Exceptional Students Chapter 39 Parenting Twice‑Exceptional Children Through Frustration to Success Chapter 40 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Difficult Diagnosis Chapter 41 Parenting Gifted Children With ADHD Part VIII: Social and Emotional Needs Chapter 42 Raising Bright Children in a Scary World Chapter 43 High Achievers—Actively Engaged but Secretly Stressed: Keys to Helping Youngsters With Stress Reduction Chapter 44 “Why Am I Here? What Makes the World so Unfair?” Reaching Out to the Questing Gifted Child Chapter 45 Overcoming Barriers to Girls’ Talent Development Chapter 46 Man to Man: Building Channels of Communication Between Fathers and Their Talented Sons Chapter 47 Engaging Gifted Boys in Reading and Writing Chapter 48 When Overempowerment Yields Underachievement— Strategies to Adjust Chapter 49 Developing Giftedness for a Better World Chapter 50 Getting Your Child Involved in Volunteering Chapter 51 Debunking the Myths of Suicide in Gifted Children Chapter 52 A Counselor’s Perspective on Parenting for High Potential Chapter 53 Goodness of Fit: The Challenge of Parenting Gifted Children Chapter 54 Helping Gifted Students Cope With Perfectionism About the Editors About the Authors List of Article Publication Dates


    Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., is an associate professor in gifted education at the University of Alabama, and her previous positions include Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is currently Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children, and, in 2019, she will become coeditor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. Her work has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education for the Gifted, Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. Jennifer has written and edited several books, including A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives with Ann Robinson and Parenting Gifted Children. She also served as editor of Parenting for High Potential from 2007 to 2012. Since 2010, she has served as a member of NAGC's Professional Standards Committee, contributing to Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners.

    Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D., was the president of the Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, FL. He earned a master's degree and a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Cornell University. Treffinger previously has been a member of the faculty at Purdue University, the University of Kansas, and Buffalo State College. He now is a member of the Gifted Child Quarterly Advisory Board and has served as editor of that journal and as editor-in-chief of Parenting for High Potential, NAGC's quarterly magazine for parents.

    Treffinger is the author of more than 350 articles, chapters, and books. He has written and conducted research on the nature, assessment, and nurture of creativity and Creative Problem Solving, as well as problem-solving styles, gifted education, and talent development. He has given presentations and workshops worldwide, and served as a consultant to numerous local, state, national, and international organizations. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Creativity Research Award from the World Council on the Gifted and Talented, and the Risorgimenti Creativity Award from the Destination ImagiNation program.

    Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 11/15/10
    The authors have done an excellent job in presenting readers with current findings for successfully parenting gifted youth. The empirical research is presented in a format that is user friendly to readers.,Eric M. Bridges,PsycCRITIQUES - American Psychological Association, 8/10/11
    Individual chapters dedicated to developing talents in gifted girls, boosting engagement in language arts among gifted boys, and advocating for twice-exceptional students help to ensure that parents find answers to many of their questions regarding their children's educational and affective needs.,Gifted Child Today, 10/1/11