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On the social and emotional lives of gifted children : understanding and guiding their development

Author: Tracy L Cross
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Prufrock Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In "On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children," the nation's leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy L Cross
ISBN: 9781593634988 1593634986
OCLC Number: 666573585
Description: xxii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: About gifted children : who they are and why --
Examining beliefs about the gifted --
Determining the needs of gifted children --
Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students --
Social and emotional development of gifted children : straight talk --
Gifted children and Erikson's theory of psychosocial development --
A consideration of axiomatic statements --
How gifted students cope with mixed messages --
Examining claims about gifted children and suicide --
On chance and being gifted --
Guiding gifted children --
Guiding and supporting the development of gifted children --
Practical advice for guiding the gifted --
Working on behalf of gifted students --
Developing relationships, communication, and identity --
Swagger or humility or swagger and humility : a new goal for educating students with gifts and talents --
Putting the well-being of all students (including gifted students) first --
Owning the problem of undesirable behavior : disintermediation and how our children are taught to drink, smoke, and gamble --
Self-mutilation and gifted children --
On preventing suicide among gifted students. Gifted students and the adults who provide for them : lessons learned from terrorism --
Gifted children today --
Gifted students' social and emotional development in the 21st century --
Technology and the unseen world of gifted students --
Digital immigrants, natives, and "tweeners" : a glimpse into the future for our students with gifts and talents --
Nerds and geeks : society's evolving stereotypes of our students with gifts and talents --
The lived experiences of gifted students in school, or on gifted students and Columbine --
The rage of gifted students --
The many faces of bullies --
Psychological autopsy provides insight into gifted adolescent suicide --
Where we have been and where we are going --
Contemporary issues in the psychosocial development of students with gifts and talents --
The changing life metaphor of gifted youth --
Changing times --
Top 10 (plus or minus two) list for the 20th century --
Disrupting social contracts that affect gifted students : an homage to "Harrison Bergeron."
Responsibility: Tracy L. Cross.

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Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In "On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children," the nation's leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This revised and updated fourth edition of the popular text contains more than 10 new chapters, featuring contributions by scholars on gifted children's development from across the nation. "On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children" tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today's gifted children, including who gifted children are and what giftedness means; how parents, teachers, and counselors can guide gifted children; the issues facing gifted students in the 21st century such as technology and terrorism; and how the education of gifted children can adapt for the future. This concise, sensitive look at gifted children and their social and emotional world offers unique insights for both teachers and parents who support these special children.

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