Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice from the National Association for Gifted Children

Prufrock. 2019. 412p. ISBN 9781618219039. pap. $21.95. CHILD REARING
This exhaustive volume compiles articles from Parenting for High Potential, a magazine for parents and educators of gifted children, and includes multiple writers with expertise in the area of gifted education. Pervasive myths about the particulars of parenting gifted children can keep parents from finding the help they need, and the authors hope to fill in the gaps. Are there better ways than IQ to measure which students need gifted services? What is the best method to deal with an advanced, out-of-the-box learner who struggles with traditional academics? How does one go about choosing an optimal education? Featuring a variety of talented children, the work has a final section that includes articles on parenting learning disabled, twice exceptional, ADHD, and LGBTQ children. Each chapter additionally boasts reflection questions and a list of further references.
VERDICT Extensive and inclusive, this useful guide addresses nearly every issue imaginable faced by gifted children. Recommended for all parents and educators.

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