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101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids Paperback – May 1, 2011
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"All [tips] are incredibly useful. In fact, the advice would be helpful for all kids...As long as our educational system attaches labels to children, this title will serve as a useful tool for those designated as 'gifted'." - School Library Journal
"This book was written for gifted students, what fun it was to read as an adult...terrific book" - Gifted Education Communicator
About the Author
Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, behavioral consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been a resource for parents and children in understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted children.
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For example, my daughter and I started off reading the section dealing with friends, since my daughter was in the midst of a conflict with another child in the gifted program. Thanks to subjects addressed in Chapters 7, 8 and 9, we explored aspects of their problems that we never would have discussed without this resource. It even led to a conversation with the friend in question and her mother, in which the girls shared with us and each other what it felt like to experience "intense feelings" typical of gifted children, and how those feelings were impacting their relationship inside the classroom as well as out on the playground. The girls' friendship is now back on-track and grows stronger every day!
The sections dealing with issues in school and in the family were equally enlightening. My daughter especially enjoyed learning `The Hula Hoop Trick.' It has become a regular coping device for her during moments when she feels frustrated by the way other kids are behaving. The concept that she is only responsible with controlling herself has been incredibly empowering for her.
I was so impressed with this book that I have purchased a copy to donate to the library at my daughter's school. The Media Specialist and I talked about its merits as a resource both for children coming into the gifted program and for their teachers, who often don't understand the dynamics of a gifted student's mind. "101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids" is as informative and enlightening for teachers and parents as it is for the kids themselves. I highly recommend it!
The author has written a very insightful compilation of success tips for gifted children that is not condescending. Not only will children find this book easy to read, adults will be drawn in too. Sections for reflection by both the student and parent are at the end of each chapter. The author definitely draws on her experiences in the field of education and psychology. My prediction is this book will be highlighted at the next Texas Association of Gifted Children and other gifted associations conferences next year.
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100 STAR RATING I THINK PEOPLE WHO READ THIS WILL LOVE THIS BOOK