About the Author
Formerly a public school educator and a homeschool mom, Vicki Caruana is currently an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She writes to educate and encourage teachers and parents to seek excellence in education.
Every child is a unique and precious treasure from God. And while each one has been given talents and strengths, some children are obviously more gifted academically. If you've been blessed with one or more gifted children, you know that this joy also raises plenty of questions and concerns. What will keep them challenged and best meet their needs? Will traditional schools suffocate or stimulate their gifts? Vicki Caruana is able to help you answer these questions and more, thanks to her strong ties in both the gifted education and homeschooling communities. She covers a wide range of topics in-depth, from the characteristics of and myths about gifted kids, to matching teaching and learning styles and handling family dynamics. With stories from her own experiences and those of other parents, advice from experts in the field, and extensive appendices on resources and support groups, she gives you a source of encouragement and guidance in making educational choices for gifted children from preschool-age on up.
I did find this book helpful. At least, it did support a lot of what I recognized about my own child. However, I was unprepared for the fact that it quotes a fair amount of Christian scripture. There is nothing in the descriptions I read before hand that let me know - although is was published by a "Good News" press which I didn't notice. Many people may find the quotes supportive and loving. Unfortunately, I found it took away from my focus on my G/T child's education - probably because I was not looking for a "christian" book on G/T education. If I had been, this book would fit the bill.