2nd Edition

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

By Christine Fonseca Copyright 2016
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides a much-needed resource for parents and educators for understanding of why gifted children are 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 second edition contains additional chapters addressing temperament and personality development, as well as expanded 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. Updated resources and worksheets make this practical resource a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

    Acknowledgments Introduction PART I WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE GIFTED CHAPTER 1 Assumptions About Giftedness CHAPTER 2 Talents Versus Troubles CHAPTER 3 Two Sides of the Same Coin CHAPTER 4 Temperament and Gender CHAPTER 5 Twice Blessed PART II GREAT INFORMATION, BUT NOW WHAT? CHAPTER 6 Building a Solid Foundation CHAPTER 7 Working With the Explosion CHAPTER 8 Temperament and Unique Personality Issues CHAPTER 9 Yes, It Really Does Take a Village PART III BEING YOUR CHILD’S COACH—SPECIFIC STRATEGIES CHAPTER 10 What Makes a Good Coach? CHAPTER 11 Relationship Issues CHAPTER 12 Performance Issues CHAPTER 13 Behavioral Issues Final Thoughts Recommended Resources References About the Author


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

    A useful guide for all learners, not just those who identify as gifted

    Parents and teachers may find the plentitude of model dialogues with students, the analysis of where the dialogue went wrong, and the examples of improved conversations helpful in a variety of contexts with a variety of learners.

    This book's simple-to-use strategies and breakdowns of common school and home-based issues also make it a strong choice for a PTA book club read.,Amy Estersohn,MiddleWeb, 8/25/16
    Emotional Intensity In Gifted Students is a resource that can help parents and teachers understand why gifted children have such passionate—and sometimes explosive—feelings and behaviors . . . Special worksheets, checklists, and tip sheets are included. These features recap the material covered in the chapter and provide specific directions about how to implement the information in real life. At the end of certain chapters, there are sections called “Notes to the Teacher.” These sections can help educators make a positive impact on the gifted children in their classrooms. The resources and references at the book's conclusion increase the reliability of the information presented. This book would be beneficial for parents and teachers of gifted children. ,Lynndy Hurdle,VOYA, 4/1/16
    Written in an accessible, conversational style, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students is a “must” for educators and parents of gifted children at all levels of grade school.,Midwest Book Review, 1/1/16