As parents of gifted children, we have all experienced emotional intensity – theirs and ours. It can be a positive experience, but far too often it becomes a frustrating one. These are the times that try parents’ souls.
“They don’t come with an instruction manual!” How many times have you heard that phrase? Today, parenting guides are a dime-a-dozen. However, they offer little help or hope to frazzled parents of gifted children.
Enter Christine Fonseca’s new book, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings. Wow! How I wish I had known and understood the concept of emotional intensity and its implications for gifted students and their parents when my kids were younger. Would I have reacted differently to their outbursts (and mine)? You betcha! Do I have regrets? Some. Will reading this book cause an ‘attitude adjustment’ on my part? Most likely.
To be honest, I have only read the first chapter of this book as it was just released yesterday. You can read it at http://bit.ly/bjWN6h . The First Stop on the Blog Tour for Emotional Intensity can be found at author Michelle McLean’s Blog http://bit.ly/9Ra2tQ (Chance to win a free copy of the book with blog comment through October 8th!) Another interview with Christine can be found at http://bit.ly/9xy8V6 . The book can be ordered from the publisher, Prufrock Press, http://bit.ly/aQ9PT3 (currently out of stock at Amazon).
You can be sure that I’ll have more to say once I finish reading the book! Stay tuned …