Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home
by Joan Franklin Smutny
A practical guide to help parents advocate for their child. Includes how to recognize a child's gifts and understand their problems at school; demystifies a school district's gifted education policies, uses real-life examples as illustrations, and includes resource lists.
Table of Contents:
Part 1 - Starting at Home
part 2 - Going to School
Part 3 - Moving into the Community and Beyond
Glossary of Terms
About This Book
- Parent: tools to advocate for gifted children at home, school, and the larger community.
Stand Up for Your Gifted Child is a handbook for parents in their role as advocate for their gifted child. Joan Smutny outlines ways parents can intercede on behalf of their children both at home, school, and beyond. Parents can create a nurturing home environment through understanding their child’s giftedness, helping navigate relationships with friends and other family member, and setting limits for their child. Parents must also work to create a relationship with a child’s school and teacher. If problems arise, Smutny gives parents options in order to address issues both at school and in the home. Lastly, she stresses the value of becoming involved in the community at large and in the field of gifted education.