As an author, coach and consult in the field of giftedness, I receive many emails. Some are questions, some are speaking or consulting/coaching requests and some are specific to my books. One of the most common questions I receive is "How can I tell if my very young child is gifted?" First, it is essential … Continue reading Is Your Preschooler Gifted?
Today is the last part of my series on turning emotional intensity into a superpower. Together we've looked at the extreme emotions associated with emotional intensity, intense empathy, and the mind-body connection. To finish up the series, I want to talk about existential depression and self-actualization. Existential Depression Self-actualization is one of the more sparsely … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 4: Understanding Existential Depression
I'm back with another installment of Emotional Intensity is My Superpower. The first article dealt with the extreme emotions found in emotional intensity. Part 2 was all about empathy. Today we are talking about how emotional intensity shows up in the body. Physical Manifestations of Emotional Intensity: Emotional intensity isn’t only about our emotional reactions … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 3: The Mind-Body Connection with Emotional Intensity
This post continues the conversation started last week with managing extreme emotions. Now I want to address another common aspect of emotional intensity - extreme empathy. Extreme empathy is a typical characteristic of the social-emotional development of gifted youth (Hébert, 2011). Gifted youth not only sympathize with others to a great extent, but they can … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 2: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Empathy
Ask any parent or educator of a gifted child to describe what it means to be gifted, and you’ll get a large variety of answers. Words like tenacious, bright, and thoughtful come to mind, alongside perfectionistic and rigid. Perhaps the best way to describe gifted individuals is intense, concerning both their cognitive prowess and their … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 1: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Emotions
I am so excited to be back to blogging. This weekend I spent some time determining what I wanted to accomplish with this blog - my "why" for coming back to blogging. I landed on a few things: I want this to be a source of inspiration and information - an opportunity for me to … Continue reading What’s New At An Intense Life
Parents are heading back to school too.
When I was a kid, I went to public schools, but they did me no service. I was not diagnosed as having a learning disability until my senior year of college. I knew our girls had strengths and weaknesses, and they needed to be addressed. Unfortunately our experience in the public school realm displayed a lack … Continue reading Homeschooling and LD and Falling Through the Cracks Oh My!
Happy Labor Day to my US friends. As we enter this new week, most of our kids are back in school. This can be a hard transition for some, including introverted children and our gifted introverts (which many are). Before I get into a few tips to ensure a great year, let me take … Continue reading 5 Back-to-School Tips for Gifted Introverts
Wow! I've been a bad blogger. It's been three months since my last post. Oops. My only excuse - all the fun I'm having in my fictional worlds and with the new job. Speaking of the new job, one of the things I love about it is my chance to create new content. In particular, … Continue reading #EverydayEmpathy