Suggested Reading for Parents

Listed below are optional readings for parents. These books and articles will give you a good introduction to understanding your child and gifted education. Since 2004, TAGT has honored outstanding books on G/T with the annual Legacy Book Awards.

2012 Legacy Book Awards, Parent Awardee
Ten Things NOT to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family’s Perspective | Buy This Title | by Nancy N. Heilbronner, Jennifer Heilbronner Muñoz, Sarah Heilbronner, Joshua Heilbronner | Great Potential Press, Inc.

2011 Legacy Book Awards, Parent Awardee
Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide from the National Association for Gifted Children | Buy This Title | by Jennifer L. Jolly Ph.D. (Editor), Donald J. Treffinger Ph.D. (Editor), Tracy F. Inman (Editor), Joan Franklin Smutny (Editor)Ph.D. | Prufrock Press

Legacy Book Awards, Parent Nominees:
101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook | Buy This Title | by Christine Fonseca | Prufrock Press

Bright, Talented and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners | Buy This Title | by Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D. | Great Potential Press

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students : Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings | Buy This Title | by Christine Fonseca | Prufrock Press

Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers | Buy This Title | by Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D., Gretchen Hirsch | Great Potential Press, Inc.

Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners | Buy This Title | by Cindy West | Prufrock Press

Language Smarts™ Level D | Buy This Title | by Kathy Erickson, Stephanie Stephens | The Critical Thinking Co.

Making the Choice: When Typical Schooling Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child | Buy This Title | by Corin Barsily Goodwin, Mika Gustavson | Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide | Buy This Title | by Judy Galbraith, Jim Delisle | Free Spirit Press