The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews

With so many products available we often need a little help in making our curriculum choices. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine family understands because we are in the same boat! Do you need more information on a product before you buy? With over 5,500 products listed in 52 easy-to-use categories, much of the information you need to know is only a click away! Let our reviewer-families help yours.
Do you want to get the word out about your product or service to the homeschool community? Email Tess Hamre and share a little about what you´d like showcased, and we can help with that!

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children Review by Cheryl Bastarache

By James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries
Great Potential Press
PO Box 5057
Scottsdale AZ 85261

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children was released in March and has already been named an iParenting Media Award Winner. It is a comprehensive manual for the often-overlooked parent of gifted children. At 415 pages, the book's 15 chapters cover such topics as the characteristics of giftedness, family relationships, educational options, perfectionism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and choosing professionals.

It is not another dry textbook-like discussion but rather is packed full of practical, helpful advice for everyone from the "newbie" to the veteran parent of gifted children.

One of my few complaints is that the "Resources" section needs to be fleshed out more. Also, the one-page section on homeschooling should be greatly expanded, but I am a little biased on that subject.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who deals with gifted children. You will want this one on your library shelves to turn to time and time again.

Product review by Cheryl Bastarache, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, August 2007