Perfectionism and gifted children
- Callard-Szulgit, Rosemary, 1946-
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.
- Physical description
- ix, 174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC3993.2 .C36 2012
- Unknown LC3993.2 .C36 2012
- Szulgit, Mark K.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-168) and index.
- Preface 1What is Perfectionism? 2Who Are the Gifted and Talented? 3Common Negative Behaviors of Perfectionists 4The Positives of Perfectionism 5The Negatives of Perfectionism 6How to Recover from Perfectionism 7Most Commonly Asked Questions About Perfectionism With Solutions 8Advocacy 9What Tweaks My Brain Most About Perfectionism 10Gifted Children Speak to Us Appendix Resources Bibliography Index About the Author.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Parents and educators expect gifted children to be well-behaved, studious, and hard working. Why, then, do so many have trouble in school? According to Dr. Rosemary Callard-Szulgit, perfectionism-the number one social-emotional trait of gifted children-can actually immobilize some children and cause social adjustment problems for others. This explains why so many of today's gifted children do not, or cannot, complete school assignments or even follow through on personal responsibilities. During her forty-five year career, Callard-Szulgit has helped hundreds of students and their parents recover from the harmful effects of being perfectionists. In her second edition of Perfectionism and Gifted Children, Callard-Szulgit provides practical insight into perfectionism, discussing why so many gifted children are perfectionists while also providing common sense solutions to the problems this presents. This book will be helpful to families and educators of gifted students, as well as to gifted children themselves. The expanded question and answer section will better help parents and teachers ease children's anxieties and behaviors that stem from the problems of perfectionism. Appendixes list current associations and advocacy groups, Internet resources, journals and magazines that address the special needs of the gifted and talented.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Rosemary Callard-Szulgit ; illustrated by Mark K. Szulgit.