Stephanie S. Tolan

Guiding the Gifted Child: 

A Practical Sourcebook for Parents and Teachers

by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth and Stephanie S. Tolan

Published by Gifted Psychology Press

Gifted children have special emotional and intellectual needs. Their characteristics, combined with current educational practices, often put them at risk for problems. This award winning book contains chapters on motivation, discipline, peer relationships, sibling relationships, stress management, depression and many other issues that parents and teachers encounter daily with these children. This book has been called "The Dr. Spock book for parents of gifted children" and has sold over 90,000 copies.


  • An ideal introduction for parents, although also used as a text for beginning teachers.
  • Focuses on social and emotional needs.
  • The advice for parents is practical.
  • Covers issues from pre-school through adolescence.
  • Won National Media Award from the American Psychological Association.

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