Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

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Fonseca, a school psychologist and parenting coach, helps parents and teachers understand why gifted children have extreme emotions and how to teach them to deal with these emotions. She discusses the assumptions people make about giftedness, the characteristics of being gifted and problems created by these traits, the emotional development and intense nature of gifted children, problems they face and strategies to teach them to cope, issues faced by those who also have learning disabilities or mental illness, how to use coaching techniques, and how to collaborate with schools and mental health professionals. She uses case studies, dialogues, and role playing techniques to show how to deal with explosion, bullying, peer pressure, phobias, perfectionism, underperformance in school, and social anxiety. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Prufrock Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781593634902
Branch Call Number: 371.95 Fonseca 2011
Characteristics: xi, 211 pages ; 23 cm


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