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Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning
Boys will be boys--but gifted boys may need help. Depression, underachievement, sensitivity, and relationship struggles are just some of the issues that many smart boys face on a daily basis. This book presents suggestions to help gifted young men embrace optimism, motivation, and achievement, and it offers thought-provoking insights and tips for engaging in successful int ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 8th 2001 by Anodyne, Inc. DBA Great Potential Press, Inc.
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I actually enjoyed Smart Girls more. Having been part of the same "gifted program" as Dr Kerr, many of us emerged somewhat embittered by that experience. There was so much pressure on us to succeed that we could have benefitted more from learning how to fail gracefully and learn from our failures. We'll have to see what the next trend to emerge in American education is after the failed "No Child Left Behind" experiment. Somehow I don't think Betsy DeVos is going to lead us there. I do want to re ...more
Although I did enjoy the book reviews and the information about adolescent behavior in gifted children (specifically the references to the Columbine shootings and similar incidents), I felt Kerr's book really did not provide a lot of gifted-specific information. A lot of her analysis can be said for men/boys in general. I also felt her research pool was too limited (as she has admitted) and not sufficient enough for a book on gifted boys. She seems to have just piggy backed this book onto her bo ...more