Support gifted teenagers with this one-of-a-kind book full of sage advice to help them understand themselves, relate well with others, and reach their potential in life. Based on new surveys of nearly 1,400 gifted teenagers, this updated classic is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn’t always support or understand high ability. Full of fresh illustrations, surprising facts, cutting-edge research, revealing quizzes and survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes and stories, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are.
The fourth edition has been revised to provide a new generation of gifted teens with strategies and facts about giftedness, including: new information about twice-exceptionality (including gifted teens with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and Asperger’s syndrome) the truth about IQ, tests, and intelligence (with timely sections on emotional, social, and creative intelligence) in-depth discussions about intensities and personality types associated with giftedness recent research findings about brain development in gifted teens strategies for managing their lives (including dealing with expectations, perfectionism, success and failure, time spent online, study habits, and stress) ways to take charge of their education (including understanding content standards, knowing and obtaining their rights as students, relating to teachers, and exploring their options such as homeschooling and virtual learning) advice on choosing a college or college alternative (with current information about college costs, gap years, internships, and multipotentiality) ways to deal with teasing, bullying, and cyberbullying guidelines for being “net smart” and staying safe and savvy online information about depression, suicide, and giftedness sections on being gifted and queer, developing wisdom and a personal philosophy, and handling existential crises a wealth of additional up-to-date resources including books, publications, associations, programs, and websites and much more.
Authors: Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing/2011