When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs

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Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.

About the Authors

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 more than 30 years. In 1983, she started Free Spirit Publishing, which specializes in Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and other learning resources. She is the author of numerous books, including The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide. Judy lives in Minneapolis.
 
Jim Delisle, Ph.D., has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for over three decades as a professor of education at Kent State University and a gifted education teacher in the Twinsburg, Ohio, Public Schools. Jim has written 16 books on various topics related to children and education, and his frequent consulting with schools has allowed him to visit each of the 50 states as well as nations as diverse as England, China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Jim and his wife Deb live in South Carolina and Washington, D.C