Books serve as a useful way to navigate the many facets of supporting gifted learners. Here is a compilation of books to consider that can offer insight into your child’s strengths and their needs:
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Send of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson
The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
“Could Do Better” Why Children Underachieve and What To Do About It by Harvey P. Mandel, Ph.D. and Sander I. Marcus, Ph.D.
Smart by Scattered by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.
When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs by Judy Galbraith, M.A. and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.
Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani
Perfectionism by Lisa VanGemert, M.Ed.T.
101 Success Secrets For Gifted Kids by Christine Fonseca
Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba Ed.D.
Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism by Diane M. Kennedy
Bright, Talented, and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners by Joy Lawson Davis
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive by W. Thomas Boyce
Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart