Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

by Christine Fonseca


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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.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2016 Legacy Book Award Winner - Parent

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618214577
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 269,545
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Trained as an educational psychologist, Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children and adults connect with their personal truth. She is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, a nationally recognized speaker, and an international consultant and coach. Critically acclaimed titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and Letting Go.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I What It Really Means to Be Gifted

Chapter 1 Assumptions About Giftedness 3

Chapter 2 Talents Versus Troubles 15

Chapter 3 Two Sides of the Same Coin 27

Chapter 4 Temperament and Gender 37

Chapter 5 Twice Blessed 49

Part II Great Information, But Now What?

Chapter 6 Building a Solid Foundation 59

Chapter 7 Working With the Explosion 79

Chapter 8 Temperament and Unique Personality Issues 97

Chapter 9 Yes, It Really Does Take a Village 107

Part III Being Your Child's Coach-Specific Strategies

Chapter 10 What Makes a Good Coach? 119

Chapter 11 Relationship Issues 133

Chapter 12 Performance Issues 155

Chapter 13 Behavioral Issues 175

Final Thoughts 197

Recommended Resources 199

References 211

About the Author 217

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