This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child's school, and more. Parenting Gifted Children 101 explores ways for you to help your child at home and maximize your child's educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Each chapter—from parenting twice-exceptional students to navigating the possible challenges that school may hold for your child—contains resources for further reading and insights from more than 50 parents and educators of gifted children.
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2017 Legacy Book Award Winner - Parent
Tracy F. Inman, Ed.D., has devoted her career to meeting the needs of young people, especially those who are gifted and talented. She has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels, as well as in summer programs for gifted and talented youth. Tracy serves as associate director for The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.
Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., is a social studies consultant with experience as a high school social studies teacher, university professor, and school district instructional supervisor.