3rd Edition

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

By Christine Fonseca Copyright 2024
    258 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Teaching children how to manage their intense emotions is one of the most difficult aspects of parenting or educating gifted children. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students is an indispensable resource for parents and educators seeking to understand why gifted children can be so extreme in their behavior and how to manage the highs and lows that accompany emotional intensity.

    Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this revised and updated third edition pulls from contemporary research to depict changes in how we understand and support gifted children as well as an increased understanding of trauma, social-emotional learning, and empathy development. Chapters feature role-plays and strategies designed to show parents and teachers how to interact and guide gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior.

    Also featuring updated resources, worksheets, and checklists, this practical new edition is a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

    Introduction Part I: What It Means to Be Gifted 1. Assumptions About Giftedness 2. Talents and Troubles 3. Intensities as Strengths 4. The Many Faces of Giftedness 5. Understanding Twice-Exceptionality Part II: Great Information, Now What? 6. Building a Solid Foundation 7. Intense Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors 8. Working With Unique Issues 9. Enlisting Help Part III: Tools and Strategies 10. Emotional Coaching Foundations 11. Relationship Issues 12. Performance Issues 13. Behavioural Issues Final Thoughts


    Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, educational consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been a resource for parents and children in understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted children.