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JUDY GALBRAITH, M.A.
AUTHOR OF THE GIFTED KIDS’ SURVIVAL GUIDES

ILLUSTRATED BY KEN VINTON, M.A.

YOU KNOW

YOUR CHiL
D IS

GiFTED WH
EN...

A BEGINN
ER’S GUIDE

TO LIFE

ON THE BR
IGHT SIDE

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O
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“What does it mean to be gifted? Is it about being smart? Creative? Talented? Or what?”
If you’ve ever asked these questions, this book is for you. Humorous cartoons blend
with solid information on giftedness—its characteristics, challenges, and joys. First-
person stories from parents who have been there offer reassurance and insights. As you
smile at the illustrations and anecdotes, you’ll discover what sets gifted kids apart and
how you can support your child’s unique abilities. You’ll strengthen your parenting
skills and get answers to other questions you’ve wondered about—like “Are gifted kids
really that different?” “How are kids selected for gifted programs?” and “How can I help
my child make the most of his or her abilities?” And you’ll sigh with relief as you learn
ways to help your young gifted child—and yourself.

JUDY GALBRAITH, M.A., is the founder and president of Free Spirit Publishing and author of The Gifted
Kids’ Survival Guides. She has worked with and taught gifted children and teens, their parents, and
their teachers for over 20 years. KEN VINTON, M.A., is the author and illustrator of Alphabet Antics and
Write from the Edge. He teaches art to 7th–9th graders and creativity to gifted students. He also teaches
art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ken and his wife are the parents of two gifted
grown-ups.

PARENTING/GIFTED

YOU KNOW YOUR
CHiLD IS GiFTED WHEN...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

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781575 420769

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ISBN-13 978-1-57542-076-9
ISBN-10 1-57542-076-7

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Judy Galbraith, M.A.
Illustrated by Ken Vinton, M.A.
Edited by Pamela Espeland

YOU KNOW YOUR CHiLD
IS GiFTED WHEN.. .

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

“I LOVED this book! I’ve read most of what’s out there for parents of gifted
children. This book is great for someone who’s just embarking on the
wondrous journey of knowing your child is gifted—or for someone who

doesn’t quite know what being gifted means.”
—Suzy Schultz, �./)’-5�"8/(;4+

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Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing Inc., Minneapolis, MN; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

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One evening, 7-year-old Kira was too wound up to go to bed. So she
read three books. Then she did all of the puzzles in a puzzle book (for
ages 9–12). After that, she used the computer to document the fam-
ily tree. Next, she created and drew a cartoon strip. Then she experi-
mented to see if, when you place a tissue in the bottom of a glass, flip
the glass over, stick it into a bowl of water, and then remove it, the tis-
sue stays dry. Still wide awake, she made several origami cranes from
memo pads and napkins, and after that she made name tags for the
cranes. By then it was 2:30 A.M., and Kira finally turned in for the night.

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Are there more ways to be gifted?
Howard Gardner, a Harvard psychologist and winner of the MacArthur
“Genius” award, believes there are at least eight different ways to be
gifted. He calls these “multiple intelligences.” They are:

Linguistic intelligence. Is good with words, language, sto-
ries. Is an excellent reader, writer, listener, speaker, speller.
Loves memorizing information and building vocabulary.

David, 3, saw a scary movie about ghosts in cemeteries. He decided
that “graveyard” was the wrong word; such places should be called
“braveyards.”

Musical intelligence. Is sensitive to melody, rhythm, musi-
cal patterns, tempo, pitch. May play one or more instru-
ments, with training or by ear. Appreciates many different
kinds of music.

MYTH: Gifted kids need less sleep than other children.

FACT: Gifted kids need just as much sleep
as other children. But because they’re so
busy thinking, planning, problem
solving, and creating, they may
have a harder time calming
down and going to sleep.

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by Judy Galbraith, M.A., copyright ©2000. Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,

Minneapolis, MN; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

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Visual-spatial intelligence. Understands how objects and
figures relate in three-dimensional space. Can rotate shapes
mentally and “see” them from all angles. Enjoys chess,
puzzles, LEGOs, maps.

When Luke was 5, he loved drawing maps showing parts of Pasadena,
Texas, the city where his family lives. Pasadena is known locally for the
way its streets curve around, sometimes even changing names after a
curve. To make his maps more interesting (and to see if his parents were
really looking at them), Luke would invent streets and add them in. It
tickled him when his mom couldn’t tell which were the fake streets.

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. Is good at handling and
manipulating objects. Has excellent body and/or fine
motor control. Moves with grace and ease. Excels at crafts.
Is a great mimic.

Jeanette, 3, was singing a long, involved ballad about frogs and bal-
lerinas. Suddenly her grandmother realized that the melody stayed in
one key, the words rhymed, and they also “scanned”—they were per-
fectly in sync with the rhythm of the music.

Logical-mathematical intelligence. Easily learns patterns,
calculations, negotiation skills, numbers, math concepts.
Often enjoys science. Loves games, riddles, puzzles, brain-
teasers, computers.

Shortly after he turned 3, while working his way through the “N” volume
of an encyclopedia, Michael read the section on numbering systems.
He went to his mother and asked her to solve the following equations:
A – 1 = 1; A =10. His mother was baffled. Michael grinned and yelled,
“Binary code! Base two!”

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by Judy Galbraith, M.A., copyright ©2000. Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,

Minneapolis, MN; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

http://www.freespirit.com/

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Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing Inc., Minneapolis, MN; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

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JUDY GALBRAITH, M.A.
AUTHOR OF THE GIFTED KIDS’ SURVIVAL GUIDES

ILLUSTRATED BY KEN VINTON, M.A.

YOU KNOW

YOUR CHiL
D IS

GiFTED WH
EN...

A BEGINN
ER’S GUIDE

TO LIFE

ON THE BR
IGHT SIDE

YO
U K

N
O
W

YO
UR

CH
iLD IS G

iFT
ED W

H
EN

...
G
A
LB

R
A
IT

H

“What does it mean to be gifted? Is it about being smart? Creative? Talented? Or what?”
If you’ve ever asked these questions, this book is for you. Humorous cartoons blend
with solid information on giftedness—its characteristics, challenges, and joys. First-
person stories from parents who have been there offer reassurance and insights. As you
smile at the illustrations and anecdotes, you’ll discover what sets gifted kids apart and
how you can support your child’s unique abilities. You’ll strengthen your parenting
skills and get answers to other questions you’ve wondered about—like “Are gifted kids
really that different?” “How are kids selected for gifted programs?” and “How can I help
my child make the most of his or her abilities?” And you’ll sigh with relief as you learn
ways to help your young gifted child—and yourself.

JUDY GALBRAITH, M.A., is the founder and president of Free Spirit Publishing and author of The Gifted
Kids’ Survival Guides. She has worked with and taught gifted children and teens, their parents, and
their teachers for over 20 years. KEN VINTON, M.A., is the author and illustrator of Alphabet Antics and
Write from the Edge. He teaches art to 7th–9th graders and creativity to gifted students. He also teaches
art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ken and his wife are the parents of two gifted
grown-ups.

PARENTING/GIFTED

YOU KNOW YOUR
CHiLD IS GiFTED WHEN...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

9


781575 420769

5

ISBN-13 978-1-57542-076-9
ISBN-10 1-57542-076-7

http://www.freespirit.com/

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