Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child by Alissa Quart


The author interviews, analyzes, and remarks on the various genres of “gifted-ness.” She interviews parents, teachers, children, and the so-called “formerly gifted” adults. There are many different subjects where someone can be considered gifted.


There were times when I really enjoyed this book and other times when I had to slog through it. I’m not convinced that DVDs such as Baby Einstein are worth the investment. What seemed to stick out was that no matter the socio-economic status, children who had involved parents thrived, The chapter on the preaching contests was off-putting. It put me off because I don’t feel that it is write for teenagers to write sermons and enter contests in the hopes of winning a monetary prize.

If this subject interests you, read it.

©Cori Endicott May 2013

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