Gifted Young Children: A Guide For Teachers and Parents

Praise for the first edition: `..a wealth of creative ideas and practical advice for developing the talents of this under-served population. Her humour and candor, compassion and insight will endear her work to readers internationally.' Joan Franklin Smutny, Director, Center for Gifted, National-Louis University, USA `...a comprehensive text that will meet the needs of a wide range of readers from early childhood professionals and teachers to parents.' Wilma Vialle, The Australasian Journal of Gifted EducationGifted Young Children is a practical guide to identifying and supporting young children who may be gifted or talented. Louise Porter outlines how to identify and provide educationally for children aged up to 8 years with advanced development. She also explains how teachers and parents can promote the children's emotional and social adjustment, including ways to enhance self-esteem, encourage friendships and support their autonomy. She shows how parents can discuss giftedness with children and respond to their needs.Updated to reflect recent research, this second edition is a valuable resource for parents and anyone working with or caring for a gifted or talented child.