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Writing Your Own Script: A Parent's Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development (Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling Book 8) by [Goodwin, Corin Barsily, Gustavson, Mika]
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Does your gifted or 2e child have enough friends? What qualifies as “enough”? Whom should they be friends with and how can they keep those friends?

Parents of gifted and 2e kids are often faced with these concerns. We want our children to have fulfilling social lives, as well as intellectual ones, but when our kids already struggle to find people with the same esoteric interests, how are they to cultivate deep, meaningful friendships?

Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, authors of "Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child," have turned their focus from finding the right academic environment for your child to finding or creating age- and intellectually appropriate social opportunities for your child. In "Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development," Corin and Mika will show you how to help your child to discover the joy of true friendships based on common interests, shared values, and mutual understanding—and help you understand your role in guiding them!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 751 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Publisher: GHF Press (21 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015P097D0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,091 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for parents of "Intense" children! 11 January 2016
By AtlantaMom - Published on Amazon.com
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Wow, this book is a true validation for our family of gifted "2e" kids (and adults!). I'm so glad that I found it and it is helping me to realize that my decision to homeschool is the best gift that I can give these kids. I see myself as a child in this book and now have children who will be understood and not invalidated because they don't fit into the bell curve crowd. If you have a child that you feel is "intense", this book is for YOU!
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend! 16 April 2017
By cb - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book immensely helpful as it addresses how to manage your expectations and make adjustments as a parent when your child is differently wired (because gifted, Asperger, etc). It gives a lot of practical options and quite a bit of solace as well. I highly recommend for gifted (especially highly, exceptionally, and profoundly), 2e, and Asperger children.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Choice for Parents of Gifted/2e Kids Learning How to Navigate Friendships 10 November 2015
By Nicole L. - Published on Amazon.com
This book is an excellent choice for parents of gifted and 2e kids who struggle with finding good relationships. Goodwin and Gustavson offer practical suggestions for helping your child navigate social situations with empathy and support. The authors address the fact that gifted children are often lonely and have trouble fitting in. "After all, if you are one in a million, finding someone else even sort of like you can be an onerous task." It was reassuring to read this book and know that my kiddos are not the only ones who long for deep relationships at young ages and have a challenging time finding others with the same hopes. The authors lay out a step-by-step guide for helping your child find peers and mentors, scaffolding these friendships and feeling confident that you know your child best, no matter what the critics say.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I would have had access to a book like this when my own children were younger 14 November 2015
By Lisa Conrad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Parenting is one of those things that can be a choice or a consequence. Regardless, it must always be considered a responsibility once we bring a child into this world. Most how-to books are slim on useable advice for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children.
Writing Your Own Script is an exception. From the beginning, the authors make it clear that parents are here to facilitate the dreams and aspirations of their children; not the fulfillment of their own.
As much as we want to see our children succeed, we cannot live their lives for them. They will make mistakes. They may experience failure. Your job is to be available as a safety net, but not to protect them from life experiences.
Corin and Mika are both parents. They write from both personal experience and professional perspective. Their sage advice is clear and concise. It is practical. For many, it will be indispensable. Their book covers the gamut of the gifted experience from simply defining giftedness to overexcitabilities and twice-exceptionality.
I wish I would have had access to a book like this when my own children were younger. Life would have been so much easier. It’s no fun when you don’t understand why your child isn’t playing on the playground with all the other kids or understanding that there’s a huge difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. I read and review many books on gifted parenting. This book is hands down … a winner.

I received a copy of the book in relation to another project; not in exchange for a review. After reading it, I felt compelled to write a review. Yes; it's that good.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm, supportive advice for parents of gifted/2e kids 8 January 2016
By PPrice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a courtesy review copy of this text from GHF Press. Below is an excerpt from a full-length review I did on my website, RedWhiteandGrew.com, in January 2016.

It’s remarkable that in the Western world, one in which independence is prized above all else, that parents would need to be encourage to think divergently. But we do. When a child diverges so far from the norm that he or she throws the logic of cultural norms into question, parents can find themselves wanting to reinforce standards that are outdated or simply inappropriate. That increases tension, friction, and makes parenting (unnecessarily) more difficult.

"Writing Your Own Script," with its practical, no-nonsense advice and supportive tone, offers parents the same kind of support and challenge that [gifted and twice-exceptional] kids need. While it may be tempting to see this book as being geared for parents of elementary age children exclusively, it has application until the teen years. For individuals wanting to dig more deeply into individual topics, a substantial bibliography and footnotes are included. Clocking in at under 90 pages—and available via e-readers, it’s a quick read, too; the kind of thing that you can read on the fly in the parking lot or in brief snippets before bed time.