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Recommended Reading


  • The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, by Alexandra Robbins
  • Parenting Teens With Love and Logic (updated edition copyright May 31,2006), by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by Rachel Simmons
  • Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying, by Michael Riera
  • Work Left Undone: Choices and Compromises of Talented Women, by Sally Morgan Reis
  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, by Anthony E. Wolf
  • The Good Son: Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men, by Michael Gurian
  • Life Strategies for Teens, by Jay McGraw, Phillip C. McGraw
  • Closing the Gap : A Strategy For Bringing Parents And Teens Together, by Jay McGraw
  • Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds, by Jan Davidson, Bob Davidson, and Laura Vanderkam
  • Guiding the Gifted Child, by James T. Webb and Stephanie S. Tolan
  • The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook, by Judy Galbraith, James R. Delisle, and Pamela Espeland
  • The Price of Privilege, by Madeline Levine


  • The Unmotivated Child: Helping Your Underachiever Become a Successful Student by Natalie Rathvon
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
  • When Gifted Students Underachieve: What You Can Do About It, by Sylvia Rimm

College & Scholarships

  • Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges (revised edition copyright July 25, 2006), by Loren Pope
  • College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College (revised edition copyright June 1, 2006), by Sandra L Berger
  • The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today (copyright August 28, 2006), by Michael London