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The Challenges of Gifted Children Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child s Potential

The Challenges of Gifted Children  Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child s Potential Author Barbara Klein
ISBN-10 9781440833397
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 156
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Educating and raising gifted children presents highly specific challenges. This book explains how parents can learn to optimize their child's potential and work with schools, spouses, friends, and specialists to create a nurturing and stable life. • Details how to find a school that satisfies a child's particular needs • Presents the ideas, thoughts, and feelings of parents in words that other parents with gifted children can identify with and understand • Provides information on the over-excitabilities and intensities of gifted children presented in a practical, straightforward way that helps the reader apply these concepts in actual strategies in their everyday lives • Identifies specific problems of parents with gifted children and outlines effective solutions to these challenges

Raising Gifted Kids

Raising Gifted Kids Author Barbara Schave Klein
ISBN-10 0814429912
Release 2007
Pages 251
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Raising an extremely bright child - quick, curious, sensitive, and introspective - is a daunting challenge. Parents need insight into their own motivations (as well as those of their children), and the courage and ability to make tough decisions about their child's development. "Raising Gifted Kids" will help parents understand and cope with the obstacles they face in raising a gifted child, and help them make the best choices for their son's or daughter's growth and happiness.

Twin Dilemmas

Twin Dilemmas Author Barbara Klein
ISBN-10 9781315530390
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 190
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The development of how twins relate to each other and their single partners is explored through life stories and clinical examples in this telling study of twin interconnections. While the quality of a nurturing family life is crucial, Dr. Klein has found there are often issues with separation anxiety, loneliness, competition with each other, and finding friendships outside of twinship. When twin lives are entwined because of inadequate parenting and estrangement, twin loss is possible and traumatic, creating a crippling fear of expansiveness—an inability to be yourself. Therapists and twins seeking an understanding of twin relationships will find this clinically compelling book a valuable resource.

Empowering Gifted Minds

Empowering Gifted Minds Author Barbara Jackson Gilman
ISBN-10 1932186026
Release 2003
Pages 414
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The definitive manual on gifted advocacy, this book takes parents and teachers from documenting a child's abilities to providing reasonable educational options year by year. The necessity for daily accommodations in regular instruction (not just enrichment pull-outs) is emphasized by the children themselves--in case studies and their own accounts.

Raising a Gifted Child

Raising a Gifted Child Author Carol Fertig
ISBN-10 1593633440
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 233
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Offers parents strategies and tips for ensuring their gifted children are happy and successful in and out of school, and suggest ways to identify optimal learning opportunities in academics, the arts, technology, and other fields.

Alone in the Mirror

Alone in the Mirror Author Barbara Klein
ISBN-10 9780415893404
Release 2012
Pages 190
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Alone in the Mirror: Twins in Therapy chronicles the triumphs and struggles of twins as they separate from one another and find their individuality in a world of non twins. The text is grounded in issues of attachment and intimacy, and is highlighted by Dr. Barbara Klein’s scholarly research, clinical experiences with twins in therapy, and her own identity struggles as a twin, all of which allow her to present insights into the rare, complicated, and misunderstood twin identity. She presents psychologically-focused real life histories, which demonstrate how childhood experiences shape the twin attachment and individual development, and she describes implications for twins in therapy, their therapists, and parents of twins. Unique to this book are effective therapeutic practices, developed specifically for twins, and designed to raise the consciousness of parents as well. Readers will find these practices and the insights within invaluable, whether they use them to communicate with twin patients, family members, or if they are part of a twinship themselves.

Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children

Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children Author Barbara Jackson Gilman
ISBN-10 9780910707886
Release 2008
Pages 358
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Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.

Encyclopedia of Giftedness Creativity and Talent

Encyclopedia of Giftedness  Creativity  and Talent Author
ISBN-10 9781412949712
Release 2009
Pages 508
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Encyclopedia of Giftedness Creativity and Talent has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Encyclopedia of Giftedness Creativity and Talent also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Encyclopedia of Giftedness Creativity and Talent book for free.

Losing Our Minds

Losing Our Minds Author Deborah L. Ruf
ISBN-10 9780910707701
Release 2005
Pages 351
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Wouldn't it be a disgrace if we lost the brightest students now attending our nation's schools? Dr. Deborah L. Ruf establishes that there are far more highly gifted children than previously imagined, yet large numbers of very bright children are "never discovered" by their schools. Using 78 gifted and highly gifted children as her examples, she illustrates five levels of giftedness. Parents will be able to estimate which of the five levels of giftedness their child fits by comparing their own child's developmental milestones to those of the children described in the book. This book contains practical advice for parents, including how to find a school that works for your child. Book jacket.

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered Author Peg Dawson
ISBN-10 1606238809
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 314
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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

Bringing Out the Giftedness in Your Child

Bringing Out the Giftedness in Your Child Author Rita Dunn
ISBN-10 UOM:39076001441760
Release 1992-01-21
Pages 209
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Tells how to identify a child's unique learning style, promote creative thinking, and develop a learning environment

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Encyclopedia of Human Development Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781412904759
Release 2005-10-14
Pages 1616
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The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

The Underachieving Gifted Child

The Underachieving Gifted Child Author Del Siegle
ISBN-10 1593639562
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 175
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Why are some gifted children willing to tackle new challenges whereas others seen insecure or uninterested? Why do some gifted students achieve while others become caught in a cycle of underachievement? Are there strategies teachers and parents can implement that promote an achievement-oriented attitude? "The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement" answers these important questions. Although there are many factors that contribute to achievement, achievement-oriented students exhibit four key traits: (1) they believe that they have the skills to perform well, (2) they expect that they can succeed, (3) they believe what they are doing is meaningful, and (4) they set realistic expectations and implement strategies to successfully complete their goals. In this volume, parents and teachers will learn specific strategies to improve student achievement by improving students' attitudes in these four important areas.

Not All Twins are Alike

Not All Twins are Alike Author Barbara Schave Klein
ISBN-10 0275975843
Release 2003
Pages 133
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Even twins are unique. Most people idealize twins, fantasizing a close, perpetually loving relationship. Yet Klein, herself an identical twin, demonstrates that twins have complicated and intense relationships that range from over-identification or excessive closeness to profound estrangement and conflict. This book is a must-read for twins, their parents, and scholars, students, and other researchers and professionals dealing with mental health and child development.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish Speaking Students

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish Speaking Students Author Joan Franklin Smutny
ISBN-10 9781412996365
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 194
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This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's talents and ultimately boost achievement for gifted Hispanic students.

Picky Parent Guide Choose Your Child s School with Confidence

Picky Parent Guide   Choose Your Child s School with Confidence Author Bryan C. Hassel
ISBN-10 9780974462776
Release 2004
Pages 451
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Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child's School with Confidence, the Elementary Years (K-6), is the definitive action manual and reference guide for parents of school-age children. It is the first complete, high quality book that combines: 1. A thorough discussion of child and family needs in schools. 2. Research based guidance on school quality, regardless of school type. 3. A complete toolkit to organize the choice process for parents. Picky Parent Guide contains 22 Confident Choice Tools, checklists, and tables that organize and simplify the whole process. Readers can create customized lists of questions to ask principals, teachers and other parents when visiting schools based on their own unique child and family needs. The authors, nationally recognized school choice experts and parents of school-age children, Bryan C. Hassel, Ph.D. and Emily Ayscue Hassel have advised leaders from the school house to the White House. Here they help you get what your child deserves from school.

Achieving Excellence

Achieving Excellence Author
ISBN-10 0131755625
Release 2008
Pages 292
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Achieving Excellence: Educating The Gifted and Talented, provides foundational information relating to the field of gifted education (i.e. history, laws, etc.), details characteristics of gifted students from various populations, describes how such students are identifiedand assessed, and presents up-to-date, research-based pedagogy relating to curriculum design and instruction. It draws upon experts in the field to present content in a practical way so that it is applicable to pre-service and classroom teachers. Chapter summaries and questions for thought and reflection are included at the end of each chapter to help guide classroom discussion. In addition, each chapter provides a listing of useful resources that enables the reader to extend their learning on a particular topic or issue.