1st Edition

Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out A Guide to the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids

By James Delisle Copyright 2018
    224 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out provides an engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. A follow-up to the best-selling Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children, this new edition 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 also features a section on life beyond college, for those readers whose children are no longer children. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out 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.

    Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2019 Legacy Book Award Winner - Parenting

    Introduction Chapter 1 Understand What Giftedness Is and What It Is Not Chapter 2 Know the Distinction Between “Better at” and “Better Than” Chapter 3 Stop Paying Interest on a Bill You Never Owed Chapter 4 Your Gifted Child’s Education: Getting It Right Chapter 5 Appreciate That Less Than Perfect Is More Than Acceptable Chapter 6 Living the Nuanced Life Chapter 7 Deep Roots, Long Branches: Using the Past to Understand the Present Chapter 8 Write Your Dreams in Pencil Chapter 9 Make a Life, Not Just a Living Chapter 10 Life Is Not a Race to See Who Can Get to the End the Fastest References Resources About the Author


    James R. Delisle has worked in gifted child education for 40 years as a teacher, professor, counselor, and dad. He is the author of 21 books, including the best-selling Parenting Gifted Kids and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide (with Judy Galbraith). His work has been translated into multiple languages and has been featured in both top research outlets and popular media sources like The New York Times and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

    Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out" is very highly recommended to the attention of the parents of a gifted child and should be a part of every community, school district, college, and university library Parenting and Gifted Children instructional reference collection.,James A. Cox,Midwest Book Review, 10/18/18
    This is a truly rewarding book for parents of gifted children to read, providing insight and understanding of giftedness. Delisle covers a range of topics from the intensity of giftedness to organising the best type of education and how parents champion their gifted child without offending educators.,Wendy Stewart,Gifted Advocacy and Counselling Services, 11/20/18
    Delisle explores what giftedness is (and what it's not), offers plenty advice for understanding your child, discusses how to get their education right, and makes you feel like you're not alone. Readers will likely see their child in a whole new light. Delisle helps a generation of often misunderstood children find their best advocates in those who love them most and offers parents ways to help their gifted child succeed in a world that doesn't understand them.,Tulsa Book Review, 3/18/19