Perfectionism and Gifted Children

Perfectionism and Gifted Children

by Rosemary S. Callard-Szulgit
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Perfectionism and Gifted Children by Rosemary S. Callard-Szulgit

Parents and educators expect gifted children to be well-behaved, studious, and hard working. Why, then, do so many have trouble in school? According to Dr. Rosemary Callard-Szulgit, perfectionism—the number one social-emotional trait of gifted children—can actually immobilize some children and cause social adjustment problems for others. This explains why so many of today's gifted children do not, or cannot, complete school assignments or even follow through on personal responsibilities.

During her forty-five year career, Callard-Szulgit has helped hundreds of students and their parents recover from the harmful effects of being perfectionists. In her second edition of Perfectionism and Gifted Children, Callard-Szulgit provides practical insight into perfectionism, discussing why so many gifted children are perfectionists while also providing common sense solutions to the problems this presents. This book will be helpful to families and educators of gifted students, as well as to gifted children themselves. The expanded question and answer section will better help parents and teachers ease children’s anxieties and behaviors that stem from the problems of perfectionism. Appendixes list current associations and advocacy groups, Internet resources, journals and magazines that address the special needs of the gifted and talented.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610486804
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Rosemary Callard-Szulgit, EdD, is an adjunct professor and the current field coordinator for gifted studies in the graduate online gifted certification program at the University at Buffalo. She directs the consulting firm Partners-for-Excellence ( in Rochester, New York and consults both nationally and internationally with gifted children, their parents, and their school districts.

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Perfectionism And Gifted Children 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book merely skimmed the surface -- I had ordered it to supplement research I was conducting for a graduate paper. I found it disappointing, since I am an experienced teacher of gifted secondary students. I do, however, allow my students to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a recovering perfectionist herself, Callard-Szulgit once again leads the way with real life, practical information and answers for parents and teachers of the gifted in her second book. A must read for all parents!