Monday, May 2, 2011

Blog Tour Stop for the Fabulous Christine Fonseca and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids

The absolutely amazing Christine Fonseca is celebrating the release of her second book, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, and I am honored to be one of the first stops on her Blog Tour :D

Any parent or teacher of a gifted child needs to purchase this book! It's geared directly to the children themselves, and offers tips and advice both from Christine and from other gifted students. This book covers everything from how to deal with parents' and teachers' expectations, and the expectations the kids place on themselves, to how to deal with stress, struggles in school and with friends, and learning what being gifted really means. It really is just a wonderful book :)

Now, for a special treat, we get to hear from the awesome Christine herself :D Take it away, Christine! :D

Some of my Fav Tips from 101 Success Secrets 

YAY! Today is the first day of the official Blog Book Tour for 101 Success Secrets in Gifted Kids. It seemed only appropriate to start things off on Michelle’s blog. When I asked her what we should do, she immediately thought of a vlog…

Yea, um….

They turned out horrible. No really – HORRIBLE!!! I am far to vain to let the horrible embarrassment of that vlogging attempt out… So, instead, I enlisted the help of my daughter and decided to present two of my favorite success tips. These are the exact tips I do with kids on my parent-kid workshops. So, I guess this is sort-of a mini workshop! Enjoy…

So, did you enjoy it? Trust me, both techniques really help kids and adults focus on that which they can change and keep some of their emotions at bay. For more information on this and other aspects of giftedness, check out 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS. Written for kids, this books covers perfectionism, performance, friends and more using tip sheets, quizzes and fun activities.

Thanks so much for stopping by Christine, and CONGRATS!!!!

And even more awesomeness :D GIVEAWAY TIME!!! I will choose one lucky commenter to win a copy of Christine's fabulous book! Simply enter a comment on this post by midnight Friday and you are entered! I will randomly select a name and announce the winner on Monday. Good luck everyone and congrats again Christine!!

To Find Christine Online:

Her Website
Her Blog
On Facebook or Twitter
Order the Book
Read an Excerpt Here

(p.s. The Mystery Agent Contest is going on over at Operation Awesome this morning! Hurry over with your 25 word pitch!!)


Kittie Howard said...

A great opening for Christine's tour. As a former teacher, I know that gifted kids (both ends of the spectrum) require enormous energy and insight. I'm sure her book will be helpful to the many who strive to do right.

Lindsay said...

Brilliant tips. I love the hula hoop one. I can't wait to try these out out on my goddaughter when she's a bit older.

LESA said...

I'm using it with my high school kids because they're still trying to figure out how to accept themselves the way they are. I'd love for Christine to put out a book specifically geared toward older kids, but in the meantime, this'll work!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Great video tips!! I loved the preview chapter I got to read several weeks back, and am looking forward to the day my kids can read this for themselves, too. As a child perfectionist with high emotional intensity (see Christine's other NF book!) I see the immense value in these tips.

Thanks to Michelle and Christine!

Kerri Cuev said...

Thanks ladies! Wow, I love the hula hoop example. The book sounds GREAT!

Lisa Potts said...

Great tips and I need all I can get!

Thanks for the chance to win. I've wanted to get my hands on this book for quite a while.

Christine Fonseca said...

Thanks for hosting this leg of the tour Michelle! I am so glad everyone has found the tips helpful.