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When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers

How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
(Revised & Updated Edition)


Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, Q&As, essays, activities, resources, and discussions of ADHD, Asperger’s, and the Common Core, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive.

Online digital content includes reproducible forms from the book.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-493-4
Audience: Teachers, gifted coordinators, guidance counselors, and parents of gifted children, grades K–9
Trim Size: 7.25" x 9.25"
Page Count: 288
Digital Content: Includes reproducible forms from the book, teacher inventory and student questionnaire, tips, guidelines, Q&As, essays, and other handouts

Praise for When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers
“Recommended for all public and academic libraries.”—School Library Journal

“A comprehensive resource for teachers and youth professionals.”—Youth Today

“For anyone committed to helping gifted students gain insights, find solutions, and know they’re not alone.”—Today’s School

“A valuable resource for anyone involved in the lives or education of gifted children.”—Gifted Child Quarterly

  • 2015 Legacy Book® Award
  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, MS.4, MS.5, MS.6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.3, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.5, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.8, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.3, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.5, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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Differentiation for Gifted Learners Revised 2019
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June 14, 2021 / Crystal Koenig
Highly recommended

This book offers practical strategies for anyone working with gifted individuals. It gives insight into the misconceptions people have about gifted students. The practical strategies will help all of those who have interactions with a gifted individual. This book provides ways to provide a safe, loving, and supportive environment for all of those who are involved with gifted students. I highly recommend this book.

April 15, 2021 / Crystal Koenig - Missouri
Fighting myths, misconceptions and stereotypes

Extremely easy to read. It offers practical strategies for the social and emotional well-being of students and teachers. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who asks questions about gifted individuals to meet their needs, build relationships, and create a supportive atmosphere for all involved.


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