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101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids Paperback – May 1, 2011
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"This book was written for gifted students, what fun it was to read as an adult...terrific book" - Gifted Education Communicator
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In nonfiction, I draw on my training as an educational psychologist and address the issues of emotional intensity, resiliency, and giftedness, writing books for children, teens, parents and educators. My titles include Quiet Kids, the Girl Guide and Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students.
I live in Southern California with my husband and daughters. When I am not working with children or hanging out with the family, I can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at my favorite coffee shop as I write my next book or play around online. For more information at me or my work, visit me at http://christinefonseca.com.
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On first impression each child liked with the layout of the book and the easy way they found sections turning the book sidewise and thumbing the pages. I asked them to take the book in their backpack to school and to see if it helped when there was a problem or a situation that made them feel frustrated.
Each child had been having problems either with peers or with teachers. There's always something, right? The 11 year-old seemed quickest to grasp the concepts and more accepting that the answers would help. Maybe because of her age, her ideas and the way she sees the world is less set in stone. She found the secrets of test taking and went to town, bringing her test scores up from C's and B's to mostly A's. What I discovered is that as a parent, I can tell them to study for tests until I'm blue in the face and they won't. But if they read it in this book then of course they need to study.
The 13 year-old boy found the secrets about getting along with your peers to be the most helpful. They brought him out of his own head long enough to focus on others and to see them as individuals. He made the friend cards suggested. It made him more agreeable to others and I've noticed that his social circle has grown considerably. He also utilized the suggestions on how to deal with bullying and made a huge difference not only in his own experience, but in that of several classmates.
The 14 year old girl found the most help in the sections that pertained to emotion. She was able to deal with her own intensity in a calmer way and learned more tolerance.Read more ›
101 Success Secrets...is not written for the stereotypical intellectual child - we educators know better. The interior contains fun fonts, androgynous designs, and age and circumstance appropriate words. My favorite parts are the frequent tidbits of advice provided by children themselves! Fonseca does not forget the parents, she includes advice straight from the mouths of parents of gifted children. Your child is not in this alone.
As the title implies, this is the ultimate handbook. And indeed, it is also a workbook complete with TRUE and FALSE questions and areas for writing.
101 Success Secrets should be stuffed in EVERY child's backpack, where frayed pages and Kool-Aid stains are A-okay. I am excited to share this book with my nieces and nephews as they move through different stages in their education. Their self-worth will be greatly augmented by the exercises and words of the book.
Christine Fonseca's 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide is a tool I believe should be utilized in every household where children run up and down the halls and crash into a mass of pillows to enjoy a good book. Heck, every upper elementary classroom needs copies as well.
Even though this book is geared toward younger kids and their school experience, with many quotes from children ages 9 to 14, I plan to read some parts of this book with my high school age gifted child as sort of a pat on the back that he made it through the 'lost' parts, alone, on his own, having grown from his achievements, nonetheless. If you are a gifted child, or the parent of a gifted child, buy this book and read it for the emotionally supportive information, at least. It would not be ridiculous to have read this book as early as a child's sixth month in age, even though most parents are not aware their child is gifted until the educational system 'labels' the child through academics. I guess its impossible to have exactly the 'right' guidebook at all times, and the lost moments in life are sometimes necessary.Read more ›
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This book has been a God send! After reading another of Fonseca's books, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children, I knew this book would be a winner. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kim Dougherty
My daughter feels like she has more control over some of her issues and this book really helps her understand them tooPublished 19 months ago by RainbowSandy
I was required to develop an affective curriculum for gifted children, and although I am no fan of non-academic lessons, if you have to do it, this will work quite well.Published 20 months ago by Roderic Rinehart
I liked it !!! IT GAVE A LOT OF USEFUL INFORMATION
100 STAR RATING I THINK PEOPLE WHO READ THIS WILL LOVE THIS BOOK
Attractively designed, quick read for students. Covers many of the issues gifted students must deal with in their lives. Good resources offered for teens.Published on May 12, 2013 by bklvr
I chose this so my daughter could have a resource to go to, other than her uncool mom, to ask questions and get answers. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Miriam Stolle
I bought this for my daughter who is having some issues in the regular classroom with anxieties and over exciteabilities. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer