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Bringing Out the Best: A Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children Paperback – February, 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Rev Upd edition (February 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091579330X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915793303
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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191 of 194 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
"Bringing Out the Best" is one of a select few "must-read" boks for parents of gifted children. Along with the "Survival Guide" series, this book covers the basics in identifying, supporting, and advocating for gifted/talented (GT) children, especially young GTs. It's likely to be most useful for parents of moderately or highly gifted children, although the special challenges of profound and exceptional giftedness are discussed as well. This book has a good mix of research-based conclusions and anecdotal stories of how children, parents, educators and society at large deal with giftedness. It's written in a lively style, with the necessary jargon clearly explained so parents can talk with educators in their language. There's lots of good, solid information in the book, but its best feature is the extensive resource/further reading list at the end of each chapter. More than a dry bibliography, Saunders introduces each reference and describes the reasons it was selected for the list.
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129 of 132 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
A lot of what I read about this book was misleading to include previous customer comments. This book is geared for parents with very young children, ie. baby's & toddlers. I bought this book mainly because of the section titled: Coping With The Schools. This is very misleading. As it turns out, this section is on how to choose a Preschool & various Caregivers activies they can do with the child. However, in this book's defense there's a section on "How To Be Your Child's Advocate In The School System" but again, this is geared mainly for the very young child.
If you have a toddler or a child younger than the age of 5 then this book is loaded with good developmental information, interactive activities between parent and child, and what toys to buy for this young child. If you have a child over the age of 5, this book will not be useful.
In addition, the first copyright of this book is 1986 & there was an update in 1991. So to advertised as "Revised and updated" is also misleading. It's definitely time for another update not to mention the graphics are old & outdated.
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59 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed "Bringing Out the Best". As a parent of one, perhaps two gifted children, I feel as though I've been entrusted with a very special responsibility. I believe it is my duty to help guide them to reach their potential, yet support and nurture them along a long and, sadly, often lonely road. I have a lot of anxieties about my ability to meet these needs. My strategy is to educate myself, in part by reading up on the topic. However, I don't have much time to read anymore because my energetic preschooler and my very curious infant keep me hopping until fairly late at night. Consequently, the only time I can focus on what I read is just before I go to sleep. This limitation affects my choice of reading material, because I need books written in a clear, fast paced style, otherwise I fall asleep and remember none of it. "Bringing Out the Best" delighted me by being informative and thorough, yet clear and easy to read. I've recommended it to my friends with gifted kids, and I recommend it to you. If your kids are gifted, chances are you'll appreciate this book for the same reasons I did!
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By John Reenan on October 25, 2000
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Not the typical alarmist book about our precious kids not having enough Latin/French/German by the time they're two years old. Recognizes giftedness as an opportunity for success academically as well as an opportunity to live a rich life, and offers practical, real-world advice about how to nurture and feed the "hungry mind" personality.
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