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The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids: Understanding and Guiding Their Development


reviewed by Theresa Monaco January 30, 2006

coverTitle: The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids: Understanding and Guiding Their Development
Author(s): Tracy L. Cross
Publisher: Prufrock Press, Austin
ISBN: 159363157X, Pages: 207, Year: 2005
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The author personalized the content of this book by using a cover picture to tell his story about gifted children and youth. The picture on the cover portrays the happiness of three gifted children who have had the advantage of being understood and guided through their developmental years. You can almost reach out and join the boys and girl in their playful mood. The author uses the picture on the cover to show psychological emotions and catch a moment that can be preserved in time. This picture sets the tone for the content and processes used to ensure that gifted children are recognized, supported, and appreciated for what they can do. The preface describes how the author's life was impacted by gifted people and how this affected his interest in writing about the psychological needs of gifted children and youth. His own experiences were inspired by many people who taught... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 30, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12304, Date Accessed: 6/23/2017 11:37:20 PM

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  • Theresa Monaco
    University of Houston
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    THERESA MONACO is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director for the Center for Gifted and Talented Education at the University of Houston. Her books include: Biographical Directory of Leaders in Gifted Education (2nd ed) and Evaluation of Programs for Gifted Students.
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