Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review: Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive FeelingsEmotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings by Christine Fonseca

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Library.

There were a couple of sections of this book that I found interesting and/or useful. The conversational tone annoyed me, a more professional or informational tone would have been better. The redundancy got a bit old. The model conversations could be helpful if a parent can out-talk their gifted student. 

I didn't think the book did a good job of defining "giftedness" to begin with.  It was helpful to see some of the behaviors described and to consider some of the reasons for those behaviors. 

I will admit to "in depth skimming" much of the book.  I don't like the pop-psychology, situational responses or the generalizations based on an unspecified sample size.



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