Gifted Resources

  • Learn more about highly capable youth development:


  • Delisle, J. R., & Galbraith, J. (2001). When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs. Minneapolis: Free Spirit. Directed mainly at teachers, but useful for parents as well as your support your child.
  • Eide, B.L., Eide, F.  (2011).  The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. NY: Hudson Street Press. Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics—including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs—their dyslexic differences are the key to their success.

In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe exciting new brain science revealing that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization.
  • Galbraith, J. (1999). The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide for Ages 10 and Under, rev. Minneapolis: Free Spirit. Written for gifted children ages about 6 to 10, this sympathetic book resonates with the kids themselves.

  • Galbraith, J. (2000). You Know Your Child is Gifted When...: A Beginner's Guide to Life on the Bright Side. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press. A brief, seemingly light-hearted (but serious) collection of strategies for parents to recognize gifted children's special abilities and to promote their positive trajectories.

  • Galbraith, J., & Delisle, J. (1996). The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit. Written by adults and gifted teenagers for gifted teens themselves. Full of practical strategies for teens about how to understand giftedness.
  • Kerr, B.A. Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (3rd revised ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Gifted Psychology Press. As the author says, "It is not enough simply to raise the aspirations of gifted girls; it is necessary also to help them become more deeply committed to their dreams."

  • Kerr, B. A., & Cohn, S. J. (2001). Smart boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press.

  • *Walker, S.Y. (2002). The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids, rev. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit. Like other publications from Free Spirit, this is a lively and helpful handbook that addresses issues within the family as much as those intersecting with schools.

  • *Webb, J.T., Gore, J.L., Amend, E. R.,  & DeVries, A.R.  (2007).  A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press. Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: characteristics of gifted children; peer relations; sibling issues; motivation & underachievement; discipline issues; intensity and stress and more.