Please allow me to introduce you to my hero. This woman is solely responsible for helping me to understand the job I had been given as mother to my highly intelligent child. I always knew that my son was "different". As soon as my ex-husband and I realized how advanced my son was even as a baby, I set out to learn what I could. I read books about early development and I couldn't find anything to let me know how it's possible for a child so young to know about things we never taught him. I read books at the library and articles by other experts and I have to admit that most of it was written so far over my head. I'd rather watch grass grow. It wasn't until I read Helping Your Highly Gifted Child, that I would be kept interested enough understand the depth of the responsibility I had been handed. That's when I learned that I would have to keep a very close eye on my son in school. I also learned I wasn't alone! In that article she talks about "the 2 or 3 year old child who sits in the grocery cart and reads packages aloud." When I read that, I said "She's talking about my kid!
After that, I searched for anything she wrote. I read Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Sourcebook for Parents and Teachers by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth and Stephanie S. Tolan.
This was the first book I read on the subject I could truly relate to.
The book received the American Psychological Association's Media Award, "Best Book, 1983"
Her other books have received several awards an honors.