Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children

Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children

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Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Stephen McDaniel J.D.

An insightful overview fo the unique role of grandparents in today's world.

Grandparents, with their greater life experience, will often realize "even before the parents" that a child is gifted, and that the child will need additional emotional and intellectual sustenance.

Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children includes:

  • Early signs of giftedness
  • Special needs of gifted children
  • Areas of concern
  • Unique roles of grandparents
  • Building a bond with a grandchild
  • Maximizing grandparenting
  • Education plans
  • When a grandparent is the parent
  • Leaving a personal legacy

About the Authors:

James T. Webb, Ph.D., a nationally known clinical psychologist, has 30 years experience with gifted children and their families. He is one of the authors of the award-winning book, Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, which has sold over 100,000 copies. He has seven grandchildren.

Janet L. Gore, M.Ed. is an educational consultant with over 20 years experience with gifted children as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and state gifted specialist. She has seven grandchildren.

Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. is Director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Karnes has three grandchildren.

A. Stephen McDaniel, J.D., A.E.P., E.P.L.S. is President of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and a partner in the Memphis law firm of Williams, McDaniel, and Wolfe. He has five grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780910707657
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 571,911
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Grandparenting today¿s gifted child can be very different from parenting gifted children 20 or 30 years ago. Though perhaps not as involved in day-to-day upbringing as the parents, grandparents can have a profound effect on the gifted child. But Grandparenting the gifted, as with Grandparenting any child, is a balancing act. And with the gifted child, there are many different things to balance¿

Maximizing Grandparenting means more than just hugs and kisses. Fun and games (and learning how to compete), museums and cultural events, family history, mentoring, and more¿ there are many ways a grandparent can contribute to the gifted child¿s life. And of course, there¿s the lasting legacy of contributions to a personal college or other account for your gifted grandchild, as well as contributions to organizations supporting gifted children in general.

Grandparents sometimes run into sticky situations: perhaps you are concerned that the parent-who-is-also-your-child isn¿t supporting the grandkids¿ gifts enough? Or perhaps you fear that they¿re a little too pushy? What is a gifted grandparent to do? Grandparents¿ Guide to Gifted Children covers all the delicate aspects of Grandparenting a gifted child.

And if the Grandparent is also the parent? Grandparents¿ Guide brings grandparents ¿up to speed¿ on the latest in gifted education, educational planning, and the challenges of raising and educating the gifted child today.

Don¿t miss the chapter on special concerns of today¿s gifted child: perfectionism, underachievement, sensitivity, stress, and more.

Grandparents¿ Guide to Gifted Children covers all these topics and more. This book is a ¿don¿t miss¿ for caring Grandparents of every gifted child today. I must admit, I am not a grandparent, but I am happy to have my kids¿ grandparents read this book!