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Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook

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From the author of the nation's most popular blog on parenting gifted children, comes the definitive how-to handbook for parents, Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook. Raising gifted children isn't easy, but when armed with the practical knowledge and tools in this exciting book, parents can navigate the maze of raising bright kids, leading to success in sc ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Prufrock Press
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Lauralee Moss
Feb 24, 2013 Lauralee Moss rated it really liked it
I wish I could give this 4.5 stars. This book provides solid information and valuable resources. The presentation of material is strange (too many examples- it sounds forced at times) but it overall is a great book for any parent (not just those with gifted children) looking for insights into supplementing their child's standard schooling. Fertig breaks down educational concepts unfamiliar to most parents and outlines the positives and negatives of different situations.

Most importantly she stre
Apr 08, 2010 Bill added it
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Chapter 1, 2, 3 had some good stuff.
Chapter 4 & 6 were geared toward parents with kids in the public/private school setting - worth skimming through for educating yourself.
Chapter 5 was o.k., but many of the items we are already implementing...if you had no kids previously it would be more relevant.
Chapter 7 was worth the cost of the book due to the number of resources the author provides. I don't know if I could accumulate that information in a timely manner on my own.
Sandra Pedicini
May 17, 2013 Sandra Pedicini rated it really liked it
The beginning of this book may make you feel like a slacker, as you read about all the amazing things some gifted children are involved in. This is especially true if you are trying to let them have a childhood and not overwhelm them with activities. But the book goes on to provide many resources at many different levels of expense and time commitment, and ideas that can be used to supplement the educations of all types of children.
Apr 05, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it
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Very well-organized and readable guide. As an editor, I always instructed my authors of self-help and instructional books to use anecdotes and storytelling, and Carol Fertig does that here, making for a very readable, informative book.
Jana Nuzbach
good advice on Internet resources and organizations for gifted; focused on school children and adolescents; different kinds of giftedness
Mar 27, 2009 Susie rated it liked it
The best thing about this book is the great web sites that the author recommends. She recommended this web site!
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I found this a very useful and clearly written introduction the the challenges of identifying and supporting the needs of gifted children.
Dec 10, 2013 Marie rated it liked it
Gives decent overview of the topic at hand. Great internet resources listed.
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Carol Fertig was born in the Chicago area and lived there until going away to college. She lived briefly in Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Nebraska before moving to Colorado where she has resided since 1970. She has been active in the education community for more than 40 years and involved in gifted education for more than 25 years. At various times she has been employed as a classroom teacher, gifted ...more
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