A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

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Great Potential Press, Inc., 2007 - Education - 390 pages
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Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children, Peer relations, Sibling issues, Motivation and underachievement, Discipline Issues, Intensity, perfectionism, and stress, Idealism, unhappiness, and depression, Educational planning, Parenting concerns, Finding professional help. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Defining Giftedness 1
1
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Gifted Children 11
11
Chapter 3 Communication The Key to Relationships 31
31
Chapter 4 Motivation Enthusiasm and Underachievement 57
57
Chapter 5 Establishing Discipline and Teaching SelfManagement 85
85
Chapter 6 Intensity Perfectionism and Stress 117
117
Chapter 7 Idealism Unhappiness and Depression 151
151
Chapter 8 Acquaintances Friends and Peers 171
171
Chapter 9 Family Relationships Siblings and Only Children 195
195
Chapter 10 Values Traditions and Uniqueness 215
215
Chapter 11 Complexities of Successful Parenting 233
233
Chapter 12 Children Who Are TwiceExceptional 251
251
Chapter 13 How Schools Identify Gifted Children 273
273
Chapter 14 Finding a Good Educational Fit 291
291
Chapter 15 Finding Professional Help 315
315
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