“Challenges of Gifted Children” by Amelia Starlight

Challenges of Gifted Children: An Alternative “How to” Guide for Parents on Managing Their Spiritually Gifted Child in a Natural, Loving Way (Parenting Guides for Different Children)

Amelia Starlight
Independently Published (2022)
ISBN: 979-8837383885
Reviewed by Lily Andrews for Reader Views (08/2022)

“Challenges of Gifted Children: An Alternative ‘How to’ Guide for Parents on Managing Their Spiritually Gifted Child in a Natural, Loving Way (Parenting Guides for Different Children)” by Amelia Starlight is an inestimable modern-day guide that lights the path for parents with spiritually gifted children.

The succinct text begins by explaining the concept of a spiritually gifted child and how parents can identify if their child is spiritually gifted. The book further equips parents with effective strategies to use in supporting, guiding, and encouraging a child on their spiritual journey. These include self-reflection and meditation, among others.

As its eloquent title suggests, Amelia offers many options that can be explored by parents to educate themselves on supporting and encouraging their child’s psychological and spiritual growth. Each section has brief chapters which are inviting and informative as they break down the subject matter. The pacing is swift, and the positive tone allows for contemplation and easy implementation. Further, the text’s balanced amplitude and poised spirit distinguish it from other tomes in this category.

The author’s deep competence and experience as a practitioner give this book ample merit. She asserts that a spiritually gifted child is a beautiful gift entrusted to a parent, as it is believed they are the best suited to nourish their needs for becoming a complete spiritual being. Her approach to defining technical terms before infusing them in her writing makes this treatise accessible and consumable. The book allocates a special segment on how parents can tell the difference between mental disorder and spiritual enlightenment, along with indicating some of the common misdiagnoses for spiritually gifted children.

The text’s layout is appealing, buttressing the sense of the book’s standard. One of the book’s all-embracing themes is examining formal and informal mindful practices for parents to guide their children to mindful awareness. The book notes that spiritually gifted children do not normally require any sort of therapeutic intervention unless they become overwhelmed with existential anxiety. Also, its comprehensive summaries at the end of each chapter highlight the information covered in expository prose.

“Challenges of Gifted Children: An Alternative ‘How to’ Guide for Parents on Managing Their Spiritually Gifted Child in a Natural, Loving Way (Parenting Guides for Different Children)” by Amelia Starlight is a five star psychology book that is enlivened by the author’s empathetic and therapeutic language across the chapters. Its groundbreaking suggestions, tips, and ideas will help every parent out there to teach their children to have pride in their abilities and guide them most gently.


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