Great Potential Press
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults (2nd edition)
Gifted children and adults are being misdiagnosed and given medication for disorders they don’t have. This much-anticipated second edition of a best-selling book is your guide to help prevent that. One of the biggest additions to this edition is the inclusion of the role of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder. Many receive unneeded medications and/or inappropriate counseling. How can this happen? Many physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six prominent healthcare professionals describe ways in which parents and professionals can distinguish between behaviors that are pathological and those that are “normal” for gifted individuals.
Explore unique challenges faced by bright and gifted adults throughout their life stages, beginning with age 18. These individuals often do not see themselves for the complex adults they are. This book addresses their needs to belong, to remain authentic to their identities, to contribute to the world, and to find challenge and meaning in life when faced with issues of multipotentiality, idealism, and feelings of isolation. From decisions about college and graduate school to first jobs and career paths, from marriage and parenthood to aging and death, Fiedler provides thought-provoking insights and advice on the lives of bright and gifted adults.
This book is written for parents and teachers as a guide to understanding procrastination, primarily in children, and to provide tips for helping children develop skills to improve their productivity. Procrastination relates to many important aspects of life, including success and failure, school-related and other activities, an individual’s thoughts and feelings, and motivation. The book provides lots of straight-forward strategies for children to use (now, not later).
Drs. Barbara Kerr and Robyn McKay tackle what it means to live with, work with, and be a modern smart girl. Through their keen insights and academic research of real girls and women, they offer valuable information and advice on giftedness, achievement, self-actualization, and more.
They examine **Bright girls’ development **Types of intelligence **Differences in generations
**Eminent women **Barriers to achievement **Education & growing talent **Adolescence & college
**Gifted minority girls & women **Twice-exceptionalism **Career guidance
A shockingly large percentage of gifted students self-reported that not only had they cheated in an academic setting, but they had also never been caught. Bright children try to manipulate parents and teachers for many reasons—boredom and a lack of appropriate challenges, social anxiety and a need to fit in, fear of failure, or simply avoiding responsibility. Kate Maupin addresses the symptoms, the underlying causes, and how to address roots of the problem, rather than simple punishment, so that children do not become repeat offenders.
In this third installment, following the best-selling See Jane Win and How Jane Won, Dr. Rimm expands her original research and interviews with updates from a selection of women who reflect on their challenges and successes to offer advice and inspiration for young girls and women.Jane Wins Again explores what works best for women and their daughters who want it all—education, career, marriage, children, and more.
With these award-winning 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.
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.