Books on Time and Perfectionism
Here are some great books for gifted kids of all ages, dealing with time management and perfectionism.
Time Management for Unmanageable People
Ann McGee-Cooper and Duane Trammell
Provides a "right-brain" method for work/study skills and time management. Suggestions include "reward yourself first and then do your assignments."
Becoming a Master Student: Tools, Techniques, Hints, Ideas, Illustrations, Examples, Methods, Procedures, Processes, Skills, Resources, and Suggestions
Written primarily for college students, this book provides dynamic ways of teaching study skills, time management, and goal setting. Students are encouraged to try innovative approaches to academic and life-management skills.
Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good?
Miriam Adderholdt-Elliott and Jan Goldberg
Explores the problem of perfectionism, explains the differences between healthy ambition and unhealthy perfectionism, and gives strategies for getting out of the perfectionist trap.
The Skills of Encouragement: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself & Others
Don Dinkmeyer and Lewis Losoncy
Provides a plan, strategies, hints, and tips for helping discouraged students.
I May Not Be Totally Perfect, but Parts of Me Are Excellent, and Other Brilliant Thoughts
The Gifted Kids Survival Guide, Ages 10 and Under
Judy Galbraith, Pamela Espeland, and Albert Molnar
Support and practical suggestions for gifted youngsters who are struggling with typical problems, such as school work, peer relationships, and community expectations.
The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook
Judy Galbraith, James R. Delisle, Pamela Espeland (Editor), and Jim Delisle
Helps students understand the meaning of giftedness, how to take charge of their own education, how to handle other people's expectations, and how to make and keep friends.
Tales for the Perfect Child
Florence Parry Heide and Victoria Chess
Written for 9- to 12-year-olds, this book presents a funny look at what would happen if children were perfect.
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
A funny book for 9- to 12-year-olds about a student who decides that he wants to be perfect and finds a book on the topic.
Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School
Judith Wynn Halsted
A guide to using bibliotherapy and an excellent annotated list of books to use with gifted students.
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