Bringing Out the Giftedness in Your Child: Nurturing Every Child's Unique Strengths, Talents, and Potential

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Wiley, Jan 21, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 209 pages
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Emphasizing a child's potential rather than any static or quantified definition of ``gifted'', it asks the question: ``How is your child talented''? This should challenge parents to examine their child and what they really know about his or her strengths, talents, needs and sustained interests, so that they can respond in appropriate and stimulating ways. Helps parents find the child's strengths and potential, shows how to use the home environment for nurturing and stimulation, how to choose and cooperate with teachers, how to select activities or games, how the parents' own behavior influences a child toward fulfilling its potential and how to determine a child's unique learning style.

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Contents

How Is Your Child Gifted?
1
Finding Your Childs Unique Strengths
9
The Preschool Years
45
Copyright

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Dunn is Professor in the Division of administrative and Instructional Leadership.

Dunn is Professor and Coordinator of Administration and Supervision in the Department of Education and Community Programs, Queens College, City University of New York.

Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D., is the president of the Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, FL. He earned a master's degree and a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Cornell University. Treffinger previously has been a member of the faculty at Purdue University, the University of Kansas, and Buffalo State College. He now is a member of the Gifted Child Quarterly Advisory Board and has served as editor of that journal, and as editor-in-chief of Parenting for High Potential, NAGC's quarterly magazine for parents.

Treffinger is the author of more than 350 articles, chapters, and books. He has written and conducted research on the nature, assessment, and nurture of creativity and Creative Problem Solving, as well as problem-solving styles, gifted education, and talent development. He has given presentations and workshops worldwide, and served as a consultant to numerous local, state, national, and international organizations. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Creativity Research Award from the World Council on the Gifted and Talented, and the Risorgimenti Creativity Award from the Destination ImagiNation program.

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