1st Edition

Parenting the Smart Kid 25 Tips No One Told You About Raising Gifted Teens

By Brenda Kay Small Copyright 2023
    254 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    254 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    254 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    Parents of Smart Kids know they can have complex social, emotional, and intellectual needs. This resource condenses the wisdom and experience of teachers and school leaders who have experienced thousands of students with the same needs into 25 key tips for parents seeking to help their Smart Kids thrive.

    Featuring 25 illustrated strategies for navigating situations unique to Smart Kids, with confident, informed support given every step of the way, this book covers topics such as:

    • What to do when a Smart Kid thinks they are smarter than everyone else.
    • How to motivate a Smart Kid who is bored of school.
    • How are the Smart Kid perfectionist and procrastinator related? It’s not all bad.
    • How to navigate alternatives to regular school classes and other acceleration opportunities.
    • Where to find valuable mentors in your community.
    • When and how to act when the Smart Kid is too cool for school.
    • What are the benefits and costs of homeschooling Smart Kids?
    • Parents have great power in schools. Know when and how to use your power.
    • What to do when the Smart Kid finally has a class that is not easy.
    • And much more!

    Parents are not alone on this complex journey. Take each tip and apply it. Watch Smart Kids thrive with an informed and confident parent.

    Full of relevant tried-and-true suggestions that are immediately implementable solutions to the common challenges of parenting Smart Kids, this invaluable resource is a must-have for parents seeking to confidently navigate the exciting and challenging journey of their Smart Kid's teen years.

    Foreword  1. Parenting Smart Kids: Do Not Act Alone!  2. Behaviors in the Home  3. The Wisdom of School People  4. Villages are Loud and Supportive  5. The Wrap Up: The Complex Journey of Parenting Smart Kids  About the Author


    Brenda Kay Small is an author, trainer, presenter and teaches graduate educational leadership courses for the University of Colorado and Regis University. She has served as a K-12 teacher and an International Baccalaureate high school and middle school principal.

    Find training opportunities, her other books and blog she can be reached at www.leadsmarteducation.com.