Saturday, October 2, 2010

Emotional Intensity – A Preview

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 …

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! You are so kind.

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  2. OMG, I've been pulling my hair out on this issue. We were about to start seeing a mental health professional. I will find a copy of this book asap.

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  3. Christine's book is now in stock at Barnes and Noble online as well as Amazon. Christine can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chrstinef and her blog at http://christinefonseca.wordpress.com/
    Regards, Lisa

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