Gifted Unlimited
Paperback | 204 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-73377-586-1

Also available as an eBook

ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids: Hundreds of Ways to Inspire Your Child

Moving from A through Z, award-winning author Dr. Joanne Foster reveals hundreds of ways to encourage and support children’s abilities. She shares understandings based on over 30 years’ experience as a dedicated professional in the field of child development and gifted education, and she provides page after page of expertise, practical strategies, and relevant resources.

In ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids, each letter of the alphabet has a clear thematic focus (such as Awareness, Development, Independence, Learning, and Motivation). The ABC design differentiates this book from other parenting, gifted-related, and educational publications; the alliterative style makes the book unique; and the illustrations by artist Christine Thammavongsa are creative and thought-provoking. ABCs is a distinctive, engaging, and comprehensive book.

Dr. Foster shares insights and tips from this new book—and from her many other books, articles, and publications—in presentations to parents and teachers in communities across North America, and around the globe.

Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting/Family category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

Reviews for ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids

“Inspirational, fun, and savvy for parents and children discovering common ground while engaging their gifts and highest mind. The artwork is imaginative and joyous. A must read for the strategies and language to raise a bright kid.”

Nicole A. Tetreault, PhDNeuroscientist

“A unique volume full of information, strategies, and resources for parents and teachers.”

Michael Postma, Ed.D.Executive Director, SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

“Such reassuring, solid wisdom in every letter. Truly a gift for parents and children alike.”

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.Author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges

“A rich robust book. Let’s get copies in every school in America—and Canada, too!”

Michael F. ShaughnessyProfessor of Education, Eastern New Mexico University; Editor – Gifted Education International

“Foster will not disappoint in her approach and practical advice offered in this wonderful book!”

Jennifer L. Jolly, PhDProfessor of Gifted Education, University of Alabama; Editor – Journal for the Education of the Gifted

“This book tickles and teases, even as it teaches critically important concepts.”

Dona Matthews, PhDPsychoeducational Consultant, Award-winning Author, Giftedness Expert

“Hundreds (possibly thousands) of valuable tidbits on raising and advocating for your smart child.”

Carolyn K.Director and Founder of Hoagies

“ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids is that perfect resource.”

Lori Comallie-Caplan, MA, LMSW, LEDCounselor, Coach and Consultant for the Gifted; Parenting Coordinator and Family Law Mediator

“Fun, accurate and best of all approachable. You have taken such a beautifully human approach.”

Sharon DuncanGifted Consultant - Gifted Identity & Gifted Research and Outreach (GRO)

“For anyone with hundreds of questions about how to support the bright children in their care.”

Deborah Ruf, PhDGifted Education Expert and Award-winning Author

“ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids provides insightful strategies and resources to help parents foster children’s intelligence and nurture core strengths.”

Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhDDevelopmental Psychologist

“Thoughtful, intelligent advice on so many fronts.”

Barb WisebergParent, Community Leader, and Gifted Education Advocate

“A useful, practical resource, with helpful advice for all stages of childhood. This is the kind of book you will read and revisit regularly. Should be on every parent’s night table!”

Nancy KopmanComposer, Educational Children’s Music

“New approaches and opportunities to raise smarter kids!”

Sara Dimerman Psychologist/Author

“The format is so unique and creative, and very user friendly. The drawings are whimsical and wonderful.”

Rina GottesmanArtist

“Such an easy and insightful read, from beginning to end.”

Heather ShermanParent, Television Producer, and Journalist

“A treasure trove. Reach in, choose a page, and come out with golden nuggets every time.”

Lisa SansomCoach, Consultant. Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)

“Nicely packaged in an easy-to-read format. Filled with fun facts, ample alliteration, and “xtraordinary xamples,” this book provides guidance galore and rich resources.”

Ed Amend, PsyDClinical Psychologist and Award-winning Author

“I truly think the ABC approach to this book is inspired. Wonderful information.”

Marianne Kuzujanakis - M.D. (Paediatrician) M.P.H.Co-author of Misdiagnosis & Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children & Adults (2nd edition)

“Awesome Book! I love the easy layout, and being able to engage kids at the same time! Joanne Foster sure knows how share her skills as an educator, author, and parent. Thank you so much for helping us build a better world by raising kids who are insightful, thoughtful, resourceful, and community-oriented.”

Ruby SilvertownBusiness Entrepreneur, Parent, and Grandparent

“WOW!!! What an amazing compilation of recommended resources for parents confronted with the challenging frontier of raising children.”

Marlaine CoverSocial Entrepreneur, Founder Parenting 2.0

“Whether you’re hunting for information on a specific topic or just pondering how to be the best parent you can be for your particular child, this warm and wise volume has much to offer.”

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-MoorePsychologist, and Author of “Kid Confidence” and “Growing Friendships”

“My favorite aspect of the book is that every step is ready to implement seamlessly into family life, community life and school. You’ll pick this book up again and again just to peruse its treasure troves! I highly recommend it to every parent.”

Sarah Chana RadcliffeAuthor of "Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice”