When you really want to know what it's like to grow up gifted, ask gifted kids. Based on a survey of thousands of young people around the world, this candid, refreshing book helps gifted kids know they're not alone and they're definitely not "weird." Quotes from real kids ages 6-12 and brief biographies provide insight into challenges gifted children face, like trying to fit in, dealing with adults' expectations, making mistakes, and being bored in school. Activities help readers relate the information and issues to their own lives. A must for any gifted child—and for any grown-up who wants to know the good stuff and bad stuff, cool parts and different parts of growing up gifted today.
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Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D., is a professor in Gifted Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Toledo in Ohio. A writer, speaker, and consultant, he manages the Gifted Kids Speak Web site.
James R. Delisle, Ph.D., has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 30 years. He retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service as a professor of special education. Throughout his career, James also worked as a part-time teacher of gifted middle school children.
The author of more than 250 articles and 14 books, James' work has been translated into multiple languages, and has appeared in professional journals as well as The New York Times and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. A frequent presenter on gifted children’s intellectual and emotional growth, Jim has addressed audiences in 48 states and numerous nations.
“A straightforward ‘tell it like it is’ book gathering testimony from gifted children... gives the straight word on the ups and downs of being gifted, and solid advice on how to deal with expectations, cope with boredom, find personal passions, and look ahead to the future. Smart Talk reaches out to young readers with the reassurance that being gifted may make a person feel different from others of the same age, that doesn't mean he or she is all alone. Enthusiastically recommended for gifted children and their families.” —Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Paw Prints, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93269464
Book Description 2008. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1435275810