Jeanne Siaud-Facchin

The Gifted Child Publication date : September 4, 2008

Being gifted is a great asset. But it is also a difference that sets children apart, and that parents and educators are often unfamiliar with. This book aims to help adults understand the specific nature of gifted children so that they can assist them. It answers all the questions that parents of gifted children ask themselves: How do we define gifted children? How can we recognise them? How can we help them fulfil themselves and take advantage of their talents? How do the personalities of gifted children differ? How can we further their emotional development? How can we talk to them about their precocious abilities?

Should the gifted child be enrolled in a special school? How should a gifted child's daily life be organised?

This practical guidebook will enable adults to help gifted children grow up successfully.

Jeanne Siaud-Facchin, a recognised expert on gifted children, provides clear, step-by-step answers for parents.

This is the paperback edition of a successful book, first published in Editions Odile Jacob's recognised self-help series, “Les guides pour s'aider soi-même”.

Jeanne Siaud-Facchin is a clinical psychologist and the founder, in Marseille, of the first French centre specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of learning difficulties. Her works include Aider l'enfant en difficulté scolaire and Trop intelligent pour être heureux.