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Winner of the NAGC Celebrating Gifts and Talents 2007 Most Important Book Gold Award Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'rmal' for gifted children, ackwledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them at home, in the interaction with siblings and other family members, and at school. The authors identify self-acceptance and communication with others as key skills for gifted children, whose exceptional abilities in fields ranging from music and maths to linguistics and art are often complicated by poor social skills, dyslexia or other difficulties. This excellent book, written by counsellors who are also parents with first- hand kwledge of living and working with gifted children, is an accessible and positive guide full of constructive advice and encouragement for other parents. It includes practical information such as useful contact details, as well as opportunities for reflection.
Each of the authors counselled gifted children and their families for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), before it closed in 2005. They all have first-hand experience either of being gifted children themselves or being parents or grandparents of gifted children.
Winner of NAGC Celebrating Gifts and Talents Most Important Book Gold Award 2007.