GPP New Releases
Check out the latest books from GPP!
With these books, parents can team up with their children or teens to help them do the most courageous thing they will ever have to do: conquer their Worry Monster. Make Your Worrier a Warrior, and its companion From Worrier to Warrior, help children create an anxiety-diffusing “toolbox” that they can carry with them wherever they go. Together, these books provide easy-to-follow,practical strategies. Children can read the book by themselves and learn the strategies or read along with a parent or other adult. Using these tools, they can face and conquer whatever challenges come their way.
Many bright idealists find themselves disillusioned in today’s world, and they may experience existential depression as they examine their lives and search for meaningfulness. This book will help such individuals to understand themselves and their struggles. It also includes helpful information and suggestions for actions that disillusioned idealists can use to better manage their feelings and thoughts in ways that will nurture their idealism and provide a sense of satisfaction and contentment.
People with existential depression need more than medications. It is fundamentally more important for those with existential depression to become aware that others have had similar experiences and to realize that someone truly understands their idealism, disillusionment, and anger that things are not as they “should be.” Searching for Meaning bridges this gap and provides a safety net of sorts for those floating in the abyss of concentrated disillusionment. This book offers guidance and support in taking the first steps toward renewed perspective and helps to promote a solid foundation to prevent future relapses.
2013 Legacy Book Award Winner!
How can you nurture creativity? Written for parents and teachers, Raising Creative Kids is a guide to fostering creativity and sustaining the creative spirit in children both at home and at school. Creativity is both a capacity we are born with and a skill that we can further develop. In addition to describing various theories of creativity, the authors describe personality traits, programs, processes, and products that foster creativity. Filled with examples and practical suggestions, this exciting book describes parenting for creativity, teaching organizational skills, and ways to preserve and enhance one’s own creativity.
Sometimes school just doesn’t work and homeschooling is the answer—particularly for gifted children. From School to Homeschool guides parents through the process of considering homeschool options and educational alternatives. The book is filled with practical information and loaded with resources that will get parents off to a good start as they begin their homeschooling journey with their children.
What is it like to be 13 and going to college? Is such radical acceleration helpful or harmful? This book describes 14 highly gifted young women, now in their 30s, who left home to attend college at age 13 to 16, skipping all or most of high school. The authors describe what the women were like as young college students; the leadership, idealism, and sense of purposefulness they developed, and their lives 10 to 13 years later. This inspirational book will help educators and parents understand that gifted kids need academic challenge, that there are colleges with specific programs for such students, that it doesn’t harm them to leave home early, and that keeping them interested in learning is vitally important.
This user-friendly guidebook educates parents and teachers about important issues facing gifted children and the adults who guide them, such as selecting appropriate schools, expanding and differentiating the curriculum for gifted learners, and supporting children who experience stress, depression, perfectionism, friendship issues, and more. The information and useful advice contained in this book make it an ideal resource for those just starting to learn about gifted children, as well as seasoned veterans. Topics include:
- Is my child gifted or just smart?
- Characteristics of gifted children
- How schools identify gifted children
- Types of gifted programs
- Learning options and the ideal classroom
- How parents and teachers can work together
Gifted children are diamonds in the rough—small gems that, when polished appropriately, can sparkle and shine with luminous splendor. Without proper nurturance, however, their sparks of brilliance may never ignite.
Dr. Caffrey describes what parents can do to nurture the talents of children who demonstrate evidence of various types of giftedness. She includes concrete recommendations for getting appropriate educational adjustments from your child’s school, as well as how to help your child develop communication and motor skills, deal with friendship and parent-child relationship issues, learn the best way to become financially responsible, and choose the right college. This book is packed with tips for parents, ending with profiles of eminent (and not-so-eminent) adults who display their brilliance in healthy and satisfying ways—and who sometimes change the world in doing so.