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Free eBook: ‘The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children’

By Tamara Fisher — July 20, 2011 2 min read
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This week (July 17-23, 2011) marks the 4th annual National Parenting Gifted Children Week, which runs in conjunction with the SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) annual conference. (See also: Press Release.) As perks of the conference this year, even for those of us who were unable to attend, SENG is offering a few great resources, free, online.

The first is an eBook titled The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children. It is available as a free download from Smashwords and you can download it in almost any format that suits your needs (PDF, view online, Kindle, ePub, Palm, and others). Click here to view or download the book. The book’s authors include Edward Amend, a psychologist who specializes in working with gifted youth, Jean Goerss, a pediatrician whose parenting and professional work include a variety of ventures in gifted education, James Webb, founder of SENG, author, publisher, psychologist, and consultant, Richard Olenchak, professor, author, psychologist, and Past President of the National Association for Gifted Children, and Carolyn Kottmeyer, founder and webmistress of the ultimate online resource on giftedness, the Hoagies Gifted Education page, and other authors. Topics include Advocacy, Identification, Underachievement, Twice Exceptionalism, Misdiagnosis, Parenting Issues, and Challenges. Each chapter also concludes with a wealth of suggested resources on that topic. As is asked in the NPGC Week flyer, “Does anyone really know what you’re going through as a parent of a gifted child?” Well, SENG does and the authors in this free eBook do. It’s a great place to start!

Also available from SENG now is free access to a SENGinar (webinar) titled “Is it a Gift or a Curse? What it means to be an Outlier... and what to do about it!” by Victoria Ragsdell. For a description of the SENGinar and its presenter, click here. To access the SENGinar for free, just answer a few simple survey questions at this link. The SENGinar will be emailed to you.

Another feature of SENG’s National Parenting Gifted Children Week is a Blog Tour. Visit these various gifted education bloggers for additional insights: Creating Curriculum for Gifted Children, Gifted Parenting Support, Parents of Gifted Children Resource Group, Life with Intensity, the IMACS blog (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science), Laughing at Chaos, All Kinds of Smart, Ingeniosus, Building Wing Span, Gifted Guru, Begabungs, Christine Fonseca, InnReach’s Blog, and Everyday Intensity, among others.

Want more? Consider subscribing to the SENGVine, SENG’s newsletter. (Link is to most recent issue.)

What great online parenting-the-gifted resources do you find helpful?

The opinions expressed in Unwrapping the Gifted are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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