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And the Skylark Sings with Me
Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education
by David H. Albert

Parents looking for a progressive homeschooling approach to educating their children will be inspired by this engaging account of the author and his partner's experience of raising their daughters outside of conventional schooling. Gracefully written, "And the Skylark Sings with Me passionately illustrates that real learning is much richer and more mysterious than any school can encompass.

Book description from David's web site ~ Skylark Sings ~ Purchase your copy directly from his web site and he'll sign your copy!

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Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children:
A Resource Guide
by Lisa Rivero

For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy!

Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to their favorite chapters again and again.

Features interviews and tips from many homeschool parents as well as long lists of resources:
-Reasons to home-school
-How gifted children learn
-Positive changes for the family
-"Big Ideas" thematic approach
-Traditional and classical approaches
-Curriculum resources
-Record keeping
-College planning
-How to get started
-Interviews with parents

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Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers
by James T. Webb

Gifted children have unique social and emotional concerns. Their characteristics, combined with current educational practices, often put them at risk for problems.

This award-winning book contains chapters on motivation, discipline, peer relationships, sibling relationships, stress management, depression, and many other issues that parents and teachers encounter daily with these children.

It has been called "The Dr. Spock book for parents of gifted children."

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Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Carol Ann Strip

Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers:

This user-friendly guidebook educates parents and teachers about important gifted issues such as working together, evalutaing classroom programs, forming parent support groups, choosing appropriate curriculum, meeting social and emotional needs, surviving the ups and downs, and much more!

The information and useful advice provided make this book an ideal resource both for those just starting out in the gifted field as well as those who are seasoned veterans.

Features Include:
-Gifted minority and gifted disabled issues.
-Strategies for parenting and teaching gifted children.
-Social and emotional concerns specific to gifted children.
-A question and answer section for further understanding.
-An in-depth reference appendix for additional support.

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Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery
by David Albert

Are children empty boxes into which we pour knowledge and wisdom? Or are they naturally predisposed to acquire these things? David H. Albert presents a collection of articles laden with gems, -including the single most important lesson to teach a child. -Topics include:
How children learn to read.
"Perfection" -- Why children are perfectionists and how to respond.
How to encourage your child to seek greater challenges and achievements.
Teens and what to do about them.
Why the testing is destroying our schools.

David's site is Skylark Sings. Purchase your copy directly from his web site and he'll sign your copy!

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The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children:
What Do We Know?
by by various

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? offers an examination of the essential topics teachers, parents, and researchers need to know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. Instigated by a task force convened by the National Association for Gifted Children and written by leading scholars in the field of gifted education, the book includes chapters on peer pressure and social acceptance, resilience, delinquency, and underachievement. The book also summarizes several decades worth of research on special populations, including minority, learning-disabled, and gay and lesbian gifted students. Concise, comprehensive, meticulously researched, and wide-ranging in its coverage, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? is essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and to position them to make the contributions of which they are capable.
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Some of My Best Friends Are Books:
Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School
by Judith Wynn Halsted

Finding emotional support for the gifted through bibliotherapy.

Books can provide important emotional and intellectual support for gifted children, many of whom face unique issues in their lives due to their special talents and abilities. The author offers suggestions for using books as bibliotherapy.

The book contains short summaries of over 300 books organized by grade level adn indexed by author, title, and theme. Questions are included to facilitate discussion.

An invaluable resource for parents and teachers who wish for a list of books to recommend to their gifted readers.

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Upside-Down Brilliance:
The Visual Spatial Learner
by Linda Kreger Silverman

Dr. Linda Silverman coined the term “visual-spatial learner” in 1981 to describe the unique gifts of people who think in images. They get the big picture because they see the world through artists’ eyes. They remember what they see, but forget what they hear. They’re disorganized, can’t spell and have no sense of time, but they have an infectious sense of humor, wild imaginations and can lose themselves completely in the joy of the moment. Visual-spatial brilliance created the computer and the Internet, the vivid displays at the Olympics, and the International Space Station.

Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner is the blueprint for parenting, teaching and living with these delightfully different beings. It is also a manual for discovering and honoring your own hidden gifts.

Book description from Visual Spatial Resources. Linda's web site is Gifted Development Center.

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