Friday, October 15, 2010
Review of Christine Fonseca's Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students
Christine's book goes through what it means to be gifted and why that goes hand in hand with being emotionally intense. In addition to tackling assumptions about giftedness, she talks about mislabeling, incorrect diagnosis and shares wonderful information on how to cope with the special needs of gifted children.
She shares strategies and illustrates situations and techniques with hypothetical case studies and includes an entire section on how parents and educators can coach these amazing children. The book is full of easy-to-understand tip sheets and includes additional resource suggestions.
The best thing about this book – you don’t have to have a PhD in psychology to understand it. It’s straight forward and uncomplicated, giving the reader all the tools they need in a way anyone can understand. I would whole heartedly recommend this book for any parent or teacher of a gifted child.
And now for the really fun stuff - Christine is giving away an EPIC prize. One lucky winner will receive all this:
An awesome t-shirt, sticky notes, bookmarks, magazines, notepads, and a SIGNED copy of her book!
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post or on one of the other incredible reviews being posted around the blogosphere today (check out Christine's blog for links).
Christine will draw a random winner from all commenters throughout the blog tour AND the reviews. Contest ends Sunday at midnight, and she will announce the winner on Monday, 10/18.
Good luck to everyone!
To purchase this book, visit Prufrock Press. Amazon, B&N, and Borders are all back-ordered at the moment, but you can check out my Must Read Books tab at the top of the page for links to those retailers.