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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Designed to provide support for the difficult job of parenting and teaching gifted children, "Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings" provides the resource parents and teachers need to not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, "Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students" uses real-world examples through case studies and role-plays that show parents and teachers how to interact with gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Worksheets, tip sheets, and checklists are included to help parents, teachers, and the students themselves learn to cope with the explosive feelings that often accompany giftedness. Specific strategies for stress management, underperformance in school, perfectionism, and social anxiety make this a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593635893
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 700,928
File size: 473 KB

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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