Friday, October 15, 2010

Review of Christine Fonseca's Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students is a wonderful tool for anyone trying to understand these incredible kids. Christine debunks a lot of the myths associated with gifted children, including assumptions that children with disabilities can’t be gifted, that gifted kids never fail, and most importantly in my opinion, the belief that gifted kids don’t need help to get through school.

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.

6 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm still waiting for Chapter's to get the book in so I can order it. :)

Angela said...

I like your review . . . makes me want to read the book.

Misha said...

I can't wait for my copy and swag to arrive (I won them in another competition.) (^_^)

PinkStuff28 said...

Nic3 review...

PinkStuff28 said...

Sounds good ...i heard only good things about it

Sunrise said...

really looking forward to this book!