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.


2013 Legacy Book Awards, Parent Awardee
Raising Creative Kids by Susan Daniels, Ph.D. and Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.; published by Great Potential Press, Inc.

2012 Legacy Book Awards, Parent Awardee
Ten Things NOT to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family’s Perspective 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 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:

If I’m So Smart, Why Aren’t the Answers Easy? by Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D. & James R. Delisle, Ph.D.; published by Prufrock Press

Moving Past Perfect by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D.; published by Free Spirit Publishing

Problem Based Learning in Your Homeschool by Shelagh A. Gallagher, Ph.D.; published by Royal Fireworks Publishing

Young, Triumphant, and Black edited by Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.d., Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, Ph.D., and Deborah A. Harmon, Ph.D.; published by Prufrock Press

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook by Christine Fonseca | Prufrock Press

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

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

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

Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners by Cindy West | Prufrock Press

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

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

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