"Some children, early on, manifest a great interest and perhaps aptitude for something—be it chess, cello, gymnastics, or zoology. Most parents, though, are not prepared to feed such interests and to nurture children's budding talents.
Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents provides the roadmap for navigating children toward success in any talent area or in the classroom. This is an uplifting, engaging, and helpful book for parents—teachers and coaches too—committed to helping children develop talent. Moreover, it conveys the positive message that talent is within the grasp of all, at any time. It is never too late to pick up the flute or lace up some running shoes."
"Parents are crucial as to whether a child's talents ever get noticed and developed. Parents are often the first teachers and while their teaching role diminishes as children age, their support is continuously needed. Dr. Kiewra combines his research on learning and giftedness to give parents helpful tools and advice to optimize their children's talent development. As a parent of a daughter whose talent area I knew nothing about, I wish I'd had Kiewra's book to guide me."
"We all want our children to succeed, but how do we as parents help make that happen? Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents provides the answers. It offers helpful parenting tips on how to help children discover and develop their passion in all walks of life—from baton twirling to football to rodeo to chess. The book is about more than developing talent; it offers a path to healthy and enjoyable parent-child relationships. Enjoy Dr. Kiewra's book and let the potential for success begin."
"Almost any child can become talented but doing so requires a guiding and helping parent. Most parents, though, have little idea about how to nurture talent and sort of muddle through the process. There has never been a parent guide for helping children reach their talent potentials—until now. Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents provides the blueprint. The book weaves the talent stories of many families—including my own story raising three chess champion daughters—and offers explicit and valuable parenting recommendations. All children have talent seeds waiting for parents to cultivate them. Finally, this book tells you how. "
"As a journal editor in gifted education, I see virtually all of the new ideas that come forth in the talent development area. This excellent, informative book by Dr. Kiewra stands out as a helpful, go-to resource for those wanting to launch talent development into the stratosphere and to guide its course. I was surprised to struggle while helping my and my wife's two children in the development of talents that were far beyond my own. I certainly could have used this excellent, informative book."
Northwestern Center for Talent Development, The Important Role of Parents in Nurturing their Child's Talents, 12/1/2018
Education News, An Interview with Ken Kiewra: Talent Development, 2/8/2019
The Conversation, 5 Ways to Develop Children's Talents, 2/11/2019
Parenting for High Potential, Help Your Children SOAR To Academic Success, 3/1/2019
SportingKidLive, Talent: Discovering and developing it in your child, 5/2/2019