Maybe it’s because my own gifted daughter will be attending middle school next year that these articles caught my attention. I thought I would share them with the rest of you who may be parents of gifted children who are in middle school or will be soon.
In “Middle Matters: Guiding Gifted Girls Through the Middle School Maze“, by Susan Rakow, you will find some interesting case study examples, and specific advice on how to deal with some of the obstacles girls face during those awkward years.
In “Middle School Gifted: Making Sense out of Chaos“, by Marie Brucker, you will find a compilation of different resources. I particularly like the one near the end, which gives ideas for “Coping Skills and Stress Relievers.”
In “Surviving the Middle School Years with your Gifted Child“, by Christopher Taibbi, I found some information that would probably help with any relationship, whether it be with gifted children or adults.
And, finally, I would like to recommend this book, The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook, which is great for parents and children to read and discuss together.