~ Official Bio ~
Christine Fonseca is a critically acclaimed author of educational titles focusing on the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families, including Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids. Trained as a school psychologist, Christine uses her expertise in the field of child development and education to bring stories and advice to her readers.
In addition to writing books related to giftedness, Christine writes novels for teens. Her debut YA Gothic series, The Requiem Series, examines the role of redemption and sacrifice. The prequel novella, DIES IRAE, will be available in digital format by Compass Press in Feb. 2012, followed by the first novel in the series, LACRIMOSA (Compass Press, March 2012).
Christine lives in Southern California with her husband and daughters. When she’s not helping adolescents deal with the transition to adulthood, or spending time with her family, she can be found sipping a skinny vanilla latte at her favorite coffee house, writing her next book.
101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS:
Pssst! Want to know a secret? 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8 to 12 who want to find success in school and life. If you’re a gifted kid or you know gifted kids, you need the 101 awesome secrets, tips, and tricks included in this book!
Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, and sibling rivalries. Fun quizzes, tip sheets, and practical Q & A sections from other gifted preteens and kids make this book fun to read and give gifted kids insight into everything they’ve ever wanted to know about being gifted. Proven strategies on dealing with stress management, parents’ and teachers’ expectations, anxiety, cyber-bullying, friendship troubles, and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid!
- “All [tips] are incredible useful. In fact, the advice would be helpful for all kids…As long as our educational system attaches labels to children, this title will serve as a useful tool for those designated as ‘gifted’.” ~School Library Journal
- “101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids is a choice pick for any gifted and talented kid who wants school to be the enriching activity it should be.” ~Midwest Book Review
EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS:
Designed to provide support for the difficult job of parenting and teaching gifted children, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides the resource parents and teachers need to not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity.
Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students uses real-world examples through case studies and role-plays that show parents and teachers how to interact with gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Worksheets, tip sheets, and checklists are included to help parents, teachers, and the students themselves learn to cope with the explosive feelings that often accompany giftedness. Specific strategies for stress management, underperformance in school, perfectionism, and social anxiety make this a must read for anyone wishing to make a positive lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.
- “She [Christine] does give you a manual [to your child], and it is a very good one.” ~ Gifted Education Communicator
Read the First Chapter.
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~ Contact ~
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