The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (almost) Anything

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Free Spirit Publishing, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 261 pages
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Support gifted teens with this one-of-a-kind book full of sage advice to help them understand themselves, relate well with others, and reach their potential in life. Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this updated classic is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn't always support or understand high ability. Full of fresh illustrations, surprising facts, cutting-edge research, revealing quizzes and survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes and stories, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are.

"This book provides gentle, straightforward, and realistic advice to teens who find that their giftedness is not always simple. The tone indicates quite clearly that the authors have a deep understanding of gifted minds and gifted children. Gifted young people everywhere should have access to this book, and the adults who work with them will gain a better understanding of them from it". --School Library Journal

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THE GIFTED TEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for Almost Anything

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While gifted teens may seem to be best prepared of all adolescents to cope with life, this effort offers specific, often pithy advice for a sometimes-neglected group's special needs.Many school ... Read full review

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This book was full of great ideas and solid, point-blank information on what gifted teens (and all teens) need. I wish I had had this information when I was starting high school. I only wish the book could have given some more specific tips on social issues and emotional management.


Giftedness 101
Intelligence Design
Whoa Thats Intense
How to Shape a Gifted Brain
Taking Charge of Your Life
Making School Rule
College Careers Beyond
Social Smarts Relationship Realities
On Being Gifted and a Teenager
Recommended Resources
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About the author (2011)

Judy Galbraith, M.A., has a master's degree in guidance and counseling of the gifted. She has worked with and taught gifted children and teens, their parents, and their teachers for almost thirty years. In 1983, she started Free Spirit Publishing, which specializes in Self-Help for KidsŪ and Self-Help for TeensŪ books and other learning resources. She is the author of numerous books, including The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under. Judy lives in Minneapolis.

Jim Delisle, Ph.D., has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than thirty years, primarily as a professor of special education at Kent State University. He is a frequent presenter on gifted children's intellectual and emotional growth, and the author of more than 250 articles and books. Jim splits his time between homes in Ohio and South Carolina.

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