Book Recommendation For Raising a Gifted Child
February 14, 2014 9:24 AM Subscribe
Looking for specific recommendations for books on raising a gifted child.
posted by plinth to Human Relations (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
We have a number of challenges in raising our 7-year-old son. He has a number of issues including really low self-esteem, a 140 IQ (this is not a surprise - Mrs. Plinth and I are both in the same range as are our siblings) and a sister with severe developmental and cognitive disabilities. Where things show up is that he has a really strong Catch-22 approach to work (whether it's school or extracurricular activities like sports) - if it's trivial, it's not worth doing and if it's hard, it's impossible and not worth doing. For what it's worth, he's likely to have an IEP (he already has a 504), with regards to his behavior.
His behaviors are hard to manage. For example, we have tried the nurtured heart approach with him and while it worked tremendously well for his sister, it was a total failure for him. Likely because the approach set off his bullshit meter (which is pretty damn sensitive). He also appears to be aware of the process around him. For example, his sister has been in a bit of a backslide in terms of how she's been doing her own personal care. He asked me what was wrong and his response to me was, "you know she's probably just acting out for the attention, right?"
Looking for suggestions on books that can help us help him become the brilliant child we know he is and for him to believe in himself.