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Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings (2nd ed.)


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Author: Christine Fonseca
Product Code: 4577
ISBN: 978-1-61821-457-7
Pages: 240
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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.

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Review by: Amy Estersohn, MiddleWeb - August 25, 2016
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.
Review by: Lynndy Hurdle, VOYA - April 1, 2016
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.
Review: Midwest Book Review - January 1, 2016
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.
Review: Davidson Insitute for Talent Development - May 1, 2015
What does a teacher do when she has a gifted student in her class that is struggling socially, academically, or perhaps both? One of the best features of this book is the “Notes to the Teacher” section at the end of each chapter. This particular section provides teachers with some helpful tips on working with gifted students and helps explain some of the behavior they may be seeing in their classroom.

When working with students who may be struggling at home or at school, research shows that individuals experience more long-term success if these two environments are consistent. This book provides information about how parents, students, and teachers can work together to build this type of consistency.
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