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 . The First Stop on the Blog Tour for Emotional Intensity can be found at author Michelle McLean’s Blog (Chance to win a free copy of the book with blog comment through October 8th!) Another interview with Christine can be found at . The book can be ordered from the publisher, Prufrock Press, (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 …


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

  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.

  3. Christine's book is now in stock at Barnes and Noble online as well as Amazon. Christine can be followed on Twitter at and her blog at
    Regards, Lisa