1st Edition

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children

    432 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    When parents need guidance on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children. This collection of practical, dynamic articles from NAGC's Parenting for High Potential magazine:

    Foreword Part I Characteristics, Identification, and Talent Development Chapter 1: Intelligence, IQ, Tests, and Assessments: What Do Parents Need to Know? Chapter 2: Bend or Break: Your IQ Is Not Your Identity Chapter 3: The Academically and Musically Gifted Student: The Challenge of Maintaining Identity and Making Difficult Choices Chapter 4: Seven Ways Parents Help Children Unleash Their Talents Part II Early Childhood Chapter 5: The Pivotal Role of Parents in Expanding the World of Young Gifted Children Chapter 6: The Importance of Parent Intuition and Observation in Recognizing Highly Creative Young Children Chapter 7: Developing the Young Gifted Child’s Mathematical Mind Chapter 8: Social-Emotional Characteristics of Young Gifted Children Chapter 9: What Every Parent and Early Childhood Educator Should Know About Young High-Ability Learners Chapter 10: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Gifted Students Part III Social-Emotional Learning Chapter 11: 30 Things Gifted Kids and Their Parents Need to Know Chapter 12: Making Happiness and Health a Priority Chapter 13: Teaching Your Child to Fail Chapter 14: The It Factor: Finding a Therapist for Your Gifted Child Chapter 15: Do’s and Don’ts for Motivating Your High-Ability Child Chapter 16: Management of Anxiety in Young People Begins at Home Chapter 17: Perfectionism: Helping Gifted Children Learn Healthy Strategies and Create Realistic Expectations Chapter 18: Top 10 Psychosocial Skills to Cultivate in Your Gifted Child Part IV Creativity Chapter 19: Discovering Creative Thinking Process Skills: A Win-Win for Children Chapter 20: May the Creative Forces Be With You: Uncovering Creative Genius Chapter 21: Creative Thinking Skills for All Seasons: A Reflection Chapter 22: Creative Underachievers: Children Who Are Too Out of the Box Chapter 23: Advocating For Your Child’s Creativity in Schools: Your Right, Your Responsibility Chapter 24: Full STEAM Ahead! Chapter 25: How Parents Can Nurture a Lifelong Love of the Arts Chapter 26: Parenting Artistically Gifted Children: Advice From the NAGC Arts Network Part V Educational Programming Options and Strategies Chapter 27: Academic Acceleration: Is It Right for My Child? Chapter 28: Advocating for Grade-Based Acceleration Chapter 29: Supporting Social and Emotional Learning for Gifted Learners With the Common Core State Standards Chapter 30: Factors to Consider in Choosing a Middle School: Is Academic Growth One of Them? Chapter 31: Finding Your Voice: Talent Development Centers and the Academic Talent Search Chapter 32: High-Quality Curriculum: A Lesson in Collaboration Chapter 33: Gifted Homeschooling: Our Journey With a Square Peg: A Mother’s Perspective Chapter 34: Navigating Educational Choices: Finding the Best Fit for Your Gifted Child Part VI Nurturing Gifted Children at Home Chapter 35: Beyond School Walls: What Parents Can Do to Widen the Horizons of Their Gifted Learners Chapter 36: Recognizing and Nurturing Math Talent in Your Child Chapter 37: Summer Enrichment or Just Hanging Out?: What Parents Should Know About Extended Learning Opportunities Chapter 38: Sports That Work for Gifted Children Chapter 39: Getting Gifted Kids Outdoors: Tips for a Summer of Play Chapter 40: CReaTE Excellence: Using a Teacher Framework to Maximize STEM Learning With Your Child Chapter 41: How to Discuss Books With Your Kids (Even When You Haven’t Read Them!) Chapter 42: Centennials: The World Is Waiting! Part VII Advocacy Chapter 43: Roles in Gifted Education: A Parent’s Guide Chapter 44: Communicating Effectively With Your Gifted Child’s School Chapter 45: How to Start the School Year on a Positive Note With Your Gifted Child’s Teacher Chapter 46: Parents Need Support, Too!: How to Start and Sustain a Parent Group Chapter 47: How to Start an Academic Competition in Your Child’s School Chapter 48: The Importance of Teaching Children Self-Advocacy Chapter 49: It’s Time to Revamp the Parent-Teacher Conference Process: Let’s Include the Child Part VIII Diversity of Special Populations Chapter 50: Parenting Gifted African American Children... Chapter 51: Gifted and Learning Disabled: Advocating for the Needs of Your 2e Child Chapter 52: What Parents Should Know About ADHD Chapter 53: Bully Proofing Your Twice-Exceptional Child Chapter 54: Why Is There a Gay Pride Flag on My 9-Year-Old’s Backpack? About the Editors About the Authors List of Article Publication Dates


    The National Association for Gifted Children’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. NAGC aims to help parents and families, K–12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

    Tracy Ford Inman has devoted her career to meeting the needs of young people, especially those who are gifted and talented. She has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels, as well as in summer programs for gifted and talented youth. This Who's Who Among American Educators was a Kentucky Teacher of the Year semifinalist in 1992, and now serves as Associate Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Inman has presented papers at both state and national levels and has been a writer and editor for The Challenge, an award-winning news magazine of The Center for Gifted Studies. At Western Kentucky University, she earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1986, secondary teacher certification in 1988, a master's degree in education in 1992, and an endorsement in gifted education in 2001.

    This work covers covers many different aspects of parenting a gifted child. It provides the parents with a road map to raising their child, and it also gives the parent several different routes to get their child to their best outcome.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 1/17/20
    This is a terrific resource packed with information that is accessible and practical, with lots of prompts for discussion and reflection. The articles are concise and easy to understand, with helpful action items or reflection questions following each. Some offer resources such as games, books, and strategies to solve various issues that arise with gifted children. It's definitely food for thought in the complicated arena of parenting gifted children.,Axie Barclay,San Francisco Book Review, 2/4/20
    If you are wondering how to support your child's gifted learning needs, Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids is the right book at the right time. The writing is smooth and parent-friendly; the chapters provide practical and useful advice; and the book flows from one idea to the next with ease and grace.,Dona Matthews,Psychology Today, 2/28/20