From Stress to Success

A Handbook for Parents and Teachers of Gifted Children

By Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D., Gretchen Hirsch

$15.00

Gifted children’s keen intellects and heightened sensitivities make them vulnerable to stressors that may not affect other children, and their characteristic intensity can cause them to react in ways that might seem exaggerated and overblown. Adults can learn about the circumstances that can trigger stress in gifted children and can work to help these children find a sense of peace and calm.

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Everyone experiences stress, but gifted children can experience it for a variety of reasons and in an array of situations that may be surprising to some people. Their keen intellects and heightened sensitivities make them vulnerable to stressors that may not affect other children, and their characteristic intensity can cause them to react in ways that might seem exaggerated and overblown to others. Adults who deal with these children, whether parents, teachers, or other family members or caregivers, can learn about the circumstances that can trigger stress in gifted children, and they can work to help these children learn how to manage themselves and their environments to enable them to find a sense of peace and calm that will make everyone happier.

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