“To anyone out there that has a gifted child in their life, I can’t stress enough the importance of the information in this book.”
I have not read this book, and only offer this posting this as information. Rhonda, the original poster, has researched this topic, and has also written a book about her own experiences.
I have mentioned this book before because I used an article of the author’s in my book, but I have just finished it today and I’m totally convinced that if I had known of the emotional needs of gifted children and how to deal with them, that Kaitlyn would probably still be alive today. Though she showed no signs of depression, I know from being with her, being her mother that her thought processes were very deep. She often pondered over things that children her own age would not bother to even think about. She was a brilliant idealist and saw the world as it should be, but also realized it was far from being that. These intelligent idealist often become depressed from these issues. Even though she did not show signs, if I had known that they could be so possible in the mind of a bright child, I…
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Thanks for recommending – but don’t antagonise – Kaitlyn’s walk through life was not a path you could change – whatever your knowledge is now. Read my daily blog – addictchild.com – the depths my husband and I went to to ‘rescue’ our beloved daughter.