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

part I|36 pages

Nature and Assessment

chapter Chapter 1|8 pages

No Child Is Just Born Gifted: Creating and Developing Unlimited Potential

ByBarbara Clark

chapter Chapter 2|7 pages

Developing Your Child's Successful Intelligence

ByRobert J. Sternberg

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Why Gifted Children May Not Test Well

ByBen Paris

chapter Chapter 4|10 pages

A Glossary of Terms Used in Educational Assessment

ByMichael Freedman, John Houtz

part II|81 pages

Characteristics and Development

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

Self-Regulated Learning and Academically Talented Students

BySally M. Reis

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

What Do You Know About Learning Style? A Guide for Parents of Gifted Children

ByRita Dunn, Karen Burke, Janet Whitely

chapter Chapter 7|11 pages

The Importance of Being Early: A Case for Preschool Enrichment

ByKen W. McCluskey

chapter Chapter 8|11 pages

Too Busy to Play?

ByRobert D. Strom

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Growing Up Too Fast—and Gifted

BySylvia Rimm

chapter Chapter 10|4 pages

Creating Successful Middle School Partnerships: A Parent's Perspective

ByRebecca Robbins

chapter Chapter 11|6 pages

College Planning With Gifted Children: Start Early

ByMaureen Neihart

chapter Chapter 12|7 pages

Real Fears of Incoming First-Year College Students: What Parents Can Do

ByMary Kay Shanley, Julia Johnston

part III|32 pages


chapter Chapter 13|10 pages

Nurturing an Awareness and Acceptance of Diversity in Our Gifted Children

ByJoan Franklin Smutny

chapter Chapter 14|10 pages

Looking for Gifts in All the “Wrong” Places

ByKen W. McCluskey

chapter Chapter 15|10 pages

Parents as Models: Respecting and Embracing Differences

ByJean Sunde Peterson

part IV|115 pages

Programming Options

chapter Chapter 16|11 pages

Selecting Afterschool Programs: A Guide for Parents

ByStephen T. Schroth

chapter Chapter 17|8 pages

Mentoring and Your Child: Developing a Successful Relationship

ByJulia Link Roberts, Tracy Ford Inman

chapter Chapter 18|10 pages

Enter the Mentor

ByDiane Nash

chapter Chapter 19|8 pages

Education Acceleration: Why or Why Not?

ByJames J. Gallagher

chapter Chapter 20|10 pages

Acceleration: Difficult Decision—Easy Solution

BySandra Warren

chapter Chapter 21|12 pages

Homeschooling … Making It Work

ByLisa Rivero

chapter Chapter 22|7 pages

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Child?

ByVicki Caruana

chapter Chapter 23|13 pages

Differentiated Instruction for Young Gifted Children: How Parents Can Help

ByJoan Franklin Smutny

chapter Chapter 25|15 pages

The Path From Potential to Productivity: The Parent's Role in the Levels of Service Approach to Talent Development

ByNancy A. Cook, Carol V. Wittig, Donald J. Treffinger

chapter Chapter 26|8 pages

Raising the Creative Child

ByCourtney Crim

part V|55 pages

Family Dynamics

chapter Chapter 27|8 pages

Differentiation at Home as a Way of Understanding Differentiation at School

ByCarol Ann Tomlinson

chapter Chapter 28|8 pages

Parenting Young Gifted Children: How to Discover and Develop Their Talents at Home

ByJoan Franklin Smutny

chapter Chapter 30|10 pages

The Tao of Solo Parenting Gifted Children

BySherry S. Bragg

chapter Chapter 31|9 pages

The Role of Physicians in the Lives of Gifted Children

ByEdward R. Amend, Richard M. Clouse

chapter Chapter 32|6 pages

Productive Parent Teacher Conferences

ByArlene R. DeVries

part VI|60 pages


chapter Chapter 33|5 pages

Effective Advocates, Lifelong Advocacy: If Not You, Then Who?

ByJulia Link Roberts, Tracy Ford Inman

chapter Chapter 34|8 pages

A Break in Communication: When an Advocate Is Needed

ByRich Weinfeld, Michelle Davis, Jeanne L. Paynter, Sue Jeweler

chapter Chapter 35|8 pages

Dancing Toward District Advocacy

ByDiana Reeves

chapter Chapter 36|12 pages

Taking a Larger Stand for Gifted Education: Your District, Your State … and Beyond!

ByJoan Franklin Smutny

chapter Chapter 37|9 pages

Four Simple Steps to Self-Advocacy

ByDeborah Douglas

part VII|28 pages

Twice-Exceptional Students

chapter Chapter 39|12 pages

Parenting Twice-Exceptional Children Through Frustration to Success

ByBeverly A. Trail

chapter Chapter 40|6 pages

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Difficult Diagnosis

BySylvia Rimm

chapter Chapter 41|6 pages

Parenting Gifted Children With ADHD

BySidney M. Moon

part VIII|144 pages

Social and Emotional Needs

chapter Chapter 42|12 pages

Raising Bright Children in a Scary World

ByBeth Andrews

chapter Chapter 45|9 pages

Overcoming Barriers to Girls' Talent Development

BySally M. Reis

chapter Chapter 46|13 pages

Man to Man: Building Channels of Communication Between Fathers and Their Talented Sons

ByThomas P. Hébert

chapter Chapter 47|10 pages

Engaging Gifted Boys in Reading and Writing

ByLeighann Pennington

chapter Chapter 48|13 pages

When Overempowerment Yields Underachievement—Strategies to Adjust

BySylvia Rimm

chapter Chapter 49|11 pages

Developing Giftedness for a Better World

ByJoseph S. Renzulli, Rachel E. Sytsma, Robin M. Schader

chapter Chapter 50|7 pages

Getting Your Child Involved in Volunteering

ByBarbara A. Lewis

chapter Chapter 51|8 pages

Debunking the Myths of Suicide in Gifted Children

ByAndrea Dawn Frazier, Tracy L. Cross

chapter Chapter 52|14 pages

A Counselor's Perspective on Parenting for High Potential

ByJean Sunde Peterson

chapter Chapter 53|7 pages

Goodness of Fit: The Challenge of Parenting Gifted Children

ByAndrew Mahoney

chapter Chapter 54|9 pages

Helping Gifted Students Cope With Perfectionism

ByMichael C. Pyryt