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Written with help from hundreds of gifted teenagers, this handbook is the ultimate guide to surviving and thriving in a world that doesn’t always value, support, or understand high ability.

Full of surprising facts, step-by-step strategies, practical how-tos, and inspiring quotations, featuring insightful essays contributed by gifted teens and adults, the book gives readers the tools they need to understand giftedness, accept it as an asset, and use it to make the most of who they are.

Teens learn the facts about giftedness, including:

  • what “giftedness” means (and doesn’t mean)
  • the truth about IQ, tests, and testing (and four reasons why tests can’t be trusted)
  • how to take charge of their lives (including expectations, perfectionism, multipotential, mistakes, goal setting, time management, assertiveness, gender issues, ethnic issues, and stress)
  • how to take charge of their education (knowing their rights as students, exploring their options, changing the system, choosing a college, and alternatives to college)
  • how to find friends who are right for them
  • how to talk to parents
  • how to be “net-smart” and have safe, fun online relationships
  • information about teen suicide—and how to intervene with a troubled friend
  • a wealth of additional resources including books, publications, associations, programs, and Web sites
  • and much more –
The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook is a must for gifted teens, their parents, teachers, counselors, and anyone who cares about smart, creative, curious kids.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-286) and index.

About the Author

Judy Galbraith, M.A., has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling of the gifted. She has worked with and taught gifted children and teens, their parents, and their teachers for over 20 years. In 1983, she started Free Spirit Publishing, which specializes in Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and other learning materials.

James R. Delisle, Ph.D., has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 30 years. He retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service as a professor of special education. Throughout his career, James also worked as a part-time teacher of gifted middle school children. This weekly excursion into the real world of public school classrooms helped to cement both James’ professional credibility and his respect for the hectic lives of classroom teachers. His work’s practical application is a direct result of this weekly intervention into the world of schools.

The author of more than 250 articles and 14 books, James' work has been translated into multiple languages, and has appeared in professional journals as well as The New York Times and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. A frequent presenter on gifted children’s intellectual and emotional growth, Jim has addressed audiences in 48 states and numerous nations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575420035
Subtitle:
A Teen Handbook
Editor:
Espeland, Pamela
Author:
Galbraith, Judy, M.A.
Author:
Delisle, James R.
Author:
Galbraith, Judy
Author:
Espeland, Pamela
Author:
Delisle, Jim
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing
Location:
Minneapolis, MN :
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Gifted children
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Family
Subject:
Gifted teenagers.
Subject:
Gifted teenagers -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Special Needs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dream It! Do It!
Series Volume:
246
Publication Date:
19961015
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.25 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
11-18

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