Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up

ISBN-13: 9780415470094
ISBN-10: 0415470099
Edition: 1
Author: Freeman, Joan
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415470094
ISBN-10: 0415470099
Edition: 1
Author: Freeman, Joan
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Freeman, Joan wrote Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up comprising 328 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415470099 and 9780415470094. Since then Gifted Lives: What Happens when Gifted Children Grow Up textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. Recorded over the last thirty-five years by award-winning psychologist, Joan Freeman, these fascinating accounts reveal the frustrations and triumphs of her participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune.

These exceptional people possess a range of intellectual, social and emotional gifts in fields such as mathematics, the arts, music and spirituality. Through their particular abilities, they were often confronted with extra emotional challenges, such as over-anxious and pushy parents, teacher put-downs, social trip-wires, boredom and bullying in school and conflicting life choices. Their stories illustrate how seemingly innocuous events could have devastating life-long consequences, and confront the reader with intriguing questions such as: Does having a brilliant mind help when you are ethnically different or suffering serious depression? How does a world-class pianist cope when repetitive strain injury strikes, or a young financier when he hits his first million? What is the emotional impact of grade-skipping?

Joan Freeman’s insights into the twists and turns of these lives are fascinating and deeply moving. She shows us that while fate has a part to play, so does a personal outlook which can see and grab a fleeting chance, overcome great odds, and put in the necessary hard work to lift childhood prodigy to greatness. Readers will identify with many of the intriguing aspects of these people’s lives, and perhaps learn something about themselves too.

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