The Beginner’s Guide to Life on the Bright Side

The Beginner's Guide to Life on the Bright Side by Derrin Cramerby Derrin Cramer

This comprehensive guide provides parents with a wealth of information in an easy to read format. It is an ideal resource both for those just starting out on the gifted journey as well as those who have some background and are ready to learn more.

You will find practical and up to date information about important issues including identification, testing, myths, the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, friendships, the early years, educational needs and success in life, plus helpful information for teachers.

The Beginners Guide to Life on the Bright Side will help parents and teachers of gifted children appreciate the joys and face the challenges with confidence and insight.


PDF version $15 


Ebook version $15
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Paperback $30.00 plus $7.50 postage per copy anywhere in Australia.


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What are readers saying about this book?

I have just finished reading Derrin Cramer’s, “Life on the Bright Side” and found that I could hardly put it down! Between these pages lies a wealth of information, firmly grounded by Derrin’s experiences as the mother of gifted children. Derrin is able to make sense of living with, and parenting a highly gifted child and although we are only at the beginning of our journey as a family, I can see that we will be returning to this book many times to help navigate along the way.
Kelly (parent of 4 year old girl)

‘I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful book. I had so many questions, and as soon as I picked up this book I was unable to put it down. It covers so many issues that are applicable to my kids, and provides information that I would have spent hours looking for on the web.I feel more empowered for knowing I can dip back into this book whenever a new question pops into my head. Thank you again!’
Kate (parent of 2 gifted young children)

‘Tell all your friends about this book. If they even think they might have a bright kid they should read it.’
Rose (mum of 6 year old girl living in a rural area)

‘I wish this had been available when our children were young and we were just starting out on our gifted journey.’ Karen (mother of two gifted young adult boys)

‘It explained so many things and not just about my kids. I kept thinking ‘That is me!’ and ‘That’s why!’ You were right, it has changed my reality and just might have saved my sanity. Thank you, thank you!’
Sam (parent of 4 gifted children)