ERIC Number: ED444315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
You Know Your Child Is Gifted When...A Beginner's Guide to Life on the Bright Side.
This book uses humorous cartoons and commentary on giftedness to provide parents with information on the characteristics, challenges, and joys of parenting a gifted child. Characteristics of gifted children that are highlighted include advanced intellectual ability, verbal proficiency, curiosity, creativity, high energy, focus, passion, and intensity, logical thinking, sensitivity, and sense of humor. The good things and not-so-good things about each characteristic are shared, along with ways to help encourage the development of gifted children. Information is also provided on the differences between bright children and gifted children, gifted identification, labeling, multiple intelligences, perfectionism, peer relationships, teasing, self-esteem, and child advocacy. Tips for talking to teachers are provided, along with a list of parental rights. Throughout the book, first-person stories from parents of children with giftedness offer reassurance and insights. A list of related organizations and Web sites is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Development, Child Rearing, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Relationship, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Talent Development
Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724; Tel: 612-338-2068; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.freespirit.com ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Edited by Pamela Espeland. Illustrated by Ken Vinton.