ERIC Number: ED266588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
My Child Is Gifted! Now, What Do I Do? Understandings and Suggestions for Parents.
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen; Charters, W. W., Jr.
Intended for parents of gifted students, the manual provides suggestions for understanding and working with the gifted child. The first section includes an overview of the nature of giftedness, talent, creativity, and intelligence; an analysis of special problems encountered by the gifted student (underachievement, cultural differences, learning difficulties); and a discussion of the rights and responsibilities of parents of gifted children. The second section is intended to offer practical ideas for parents. The first chapter offers information on home learning activities in art, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and health and physical education. Chapter 2 presents broader types of activities and parent-child interaction in reading, music, writing, science, and television viewing. Chapter 3 explores ways parents can deal with specific problems, including stress, imagination, perfectionism, and negativism. A five-page annotated bibliography is appended. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Student Characteristics, Underachievement
North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented, 1756 Stonewood Dr., Winston Salem, NC 27103.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem.