When You Are Not Smarter than a 5th Grader...

Raising gifted children is often quite challenging for parents, leaving many parents frustrated and searching for answers. Four gifted experts have joined together to provide those answers, and demonstrate numerous techniques for successfully raising a gifted child.

Scottsdale, AZ, March 30, 2007 --(PR.com)-- You watch the grown contestant in the hot spot on Fox's new "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" and come to the startling realization that you, too, find your mind clawing for the answer to a simple question. In walks your first-grade child who has been identified as gifted, and he shoots off the answer without missing a beat.

As defeated as adult contestants might feel on the show, many parents of gifted children feel similarly defeated on a daily basis. Despite many myths about these bright kids, raising them is quite the challenge. The result? Parents and children suffer needlessly.

They Might Beat You In An Academic Lightning Round, But They Still Have Needs

Suffering doesn't have to occur. The needs of gifted children just need to be understood, according to four gifted experts. Many gifted children experience peer issues, underachievement, stress, perfectionism, and/or depression. Dallas Egbert was a gifted boy whose anger and depression resulted in a self-inflicted bullet to his head. Most gifted children aren't suicidal, but a staggering one out of four high-achievers surveyed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" has considered suicide.

Gifted children have social and emotional needs, and there are numerous strategies for parents to use to cater to those needs. The four authors of the award-winning A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children say that strengthening family relationships is a key strategy to taking control of situations. Several options exist to accomplish this in today's pressure-packed world, and these experts are ready to share their advice. To arrange an interview or request a review copy, please contact Kristina Grant at kristina@giftedbooks.com.

Parents then will not be looking into a camera saying, "I am not smarter than a 5th grader," but instead, "I've Successfully Raised A Gifted 5th Grader."

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About Great Potential Press, Inc
Great Potential Press (GPP), based in Scottsdale, AZ, publishes quality books and materials, based on research and life experience, to guide parents and teachers through the world of giftedness. They strive to provide the necessary knowledge to support, encourage, and foster growth in the gifted child.

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Kristina Grant