For Parents-Recommended Publications


1. Coping for Capable Kids

This book defines common problems experienced by gifted children. Some of the topics covered are perfectionism, stress, time management, social skills, boredom, and underachievement. It establishes a plan for developing and implementing various coping strategies. The book has a section for parents and a section for kids.

2. Upside Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner

The author refers to visual spatial learners as “upside-down” learners because they seem to grasp the very complex tasks, yet struggle with the easy tasks.

3. The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook

This book is written for the gifted teen. It discusses the definitions of gifted and how being gifted impacts relationships and school life. Many coping strategies are covered. It includes many letters written to gifted teens from gifted teens.

4. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids

How to understand, live with, and stick up for your gifted child.

5. College Planning for the Gifted Student, Second Edition

Many gifted students find it difficult to showcase their talents. Whether the students are the Science Fair winners or the “basement” scientists, this book helps them to identify their talents. Starting with the ninth grade year, this book provides an excellent year-by-year guide for college searches and preparations.


PAGE - Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education

NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children

Hoagies Gifted Page
A comprehensive web resource that includes sections for parents, teachers and students.

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
A web resource for parents and teachers

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