Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children; Peer relations; Sibling issues; Motivation & underachievement; Discipline issues; Intensity & stress; Depression & unhappiness; Educational planning; Parenting concerns; Finding professional help; and much, much more!
Publisher:Great Potential Press (March 1, 2007)
About the Author
James T. Webb, Ph.D., has been recognized as one of the most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education. Dr. Webb has written 16 books, over 80 professional publications, three DVDs, and many research papers for psychology conventions or for conferences regarding gifted and talented children. Six of his books are on gifted children and adults, four have won “Best Book” awards, and several have been translated into other languages.
• Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers-- which won the National Media Award of the American Psychological Association as the best book for "significantly contributing to the understanding of the unique, sensitive, emotional needs of exceptional children.” • Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children – winner of two awards • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders – winner of three awards • Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model, 2nd Edition • A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children – winner of three awards • Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope
In 1981, Dr. Webb established SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children, Inc.), a national nonprofit organization that provides information, training, conferences, and workshops, and he served as Chair of SENG’s Professional Advisory Committee. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Association for Gifted children, the Community Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Upton Sinclair Award by EducationNews.org, and in 2015 the Lifetime Achievement Award from SENG. In 2017, he received the Palmarium Award from the Institute for Development of Gifted Education.