Learning to Be a Durable Person

ISBN: 9781593632397

Published: 08/01/2007

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What is a durable person? What traits do successful people exhibit? What is a perfectionist? These questions and many others are explored in this practical guide to helping gifted students navigate social and emotional issues in their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their own giftedness, expand social skills, cultivate leadership skills, and develop strategies for combatting stress, anger, and perfectionism. Gifted children must be taught to be durable so they can continue to be responsible and productive citizens.

About the Author

Mary Hennenfent Ed.D.

Mary Hennenfent is a full-time gifted educator in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, MO. She has 23 years of classroom experience; 14 years in science and 9 years in gifted education. Hennenfent received her master’s degree from Lindenwood University and her Ed.D from California Coast University. Hennenfent is active in science fairs at the regional and international levels. She also speaks at state and national gifted conferences. She loves reading, traveling, and all things Disney. She resides with her husband, Greg, and her daughter, Samantha, in O’Fallon, MO.



Format: Paperback

Length: 11 in
Width: 8.5 in
Weight: 10.16 oz
Page Count: 96 pages


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