1st Edition

Raising a Gifted Child A Parenting Success Handbook

By Carol Fertig Copyright 2009
    248 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    From the author of the nation's most popular blog on parenting gifted children comes the definitive how-to manual for parents, Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook, a gifted education Legacy Award winner. Raising gifted children isn't easy, but when armed with the practical knowledge and tools in this exciting book, parents can navigate the maze of raising bright kids, leading to success in school and beyond.

    This book 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.

    Additional topics covered include volunteering at their child's school; different school options and specialty programs; tips for handling special circumstances; specific suggestions for each core content area; and strategies for finding the best resources for parents on the Web. This easy-to-read book is sure to be a favorite of parents of smart kids for years to come!

    Educational Resource

    Introduction Chapter 1 Who Is This Kid Anyway? Chapter 2 Understanding Gifted Kids Chapter 3 Expectations Chapter 4 Parental Responsibilities Chapter 5 The Value Of Creativity Chapter 6 There’s More Than One Way To Educate A Child Chapter 7 Specific Subjects Chapter 8 Some Unique Groups Conclusion References Resources About The Author


    Carol Fertig has worked in the field of education for more than 35 years and has been a gifted education resource to parents, teachers, and administrators for more than 20. She has a master's degree in educational psychology/gifted education and has served as a classroom teacher, gifted education specialist, speaker, consultant, and staff developer. She has written numerous articles that have appeared in journals, magazines, and on the internet. Currently Carol is the editor of Understanding Our Gifted.

    This book, full of wonderful references, puts knowledge into the hands of parents. It urges parents to positively advocate for their child. It opens the door to many of the possiblities that are out there in the realm of alterenative education, ideas to try at home, college planning and academic competitions.,Heidi Brewer,East Valley Parenting Advice Examiner, 7/13/11
    Through the encouraging stories of other gifted children and the practical suggestions Fertig presents, Raising a Gifted Child offers many resources and creative ideas parents can utilize to tap into and further develop their child's talents and capabilities.,Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 10/1/09
    One could have all the talent in the world, but if it isn't nurtured, it'll go to waste. “Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook” is a guide to parents who want to give their talented children all the tools they need to maximize their potential for the future. Just like those with learning disabilities, the other extreme need special care to assist them, and “Raising a Gifted Child” should be in the bookshelf of every parent of a gifted child.,Midest Book Review, 2/1/09