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A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents Paperback


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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Great Potential Pr., Inc. (April 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910707995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910707992
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lisa Rivero earned her M.A. in literary studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She lives in Milwaukee where she is a freelance writer, home education parent, college instructor, and life-long learner.

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Lisa Rivero grew up in rural South Dakota and now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she enjoys teaching delightfully intense students at Milwaukee School of Engineering, cooking, reading, writing, knitting, walking, and being with her family--not necessarily in that order and often simultaneously. Her young adult book, Smart Teens' Guide to Living with Intensity, was a 2010 National Indie Excellence Award finalist and named by the Arizona Book Publishing Association as a 2011 Glyph Award Winner for both Best Juvenile/Young Adult--Nonfiction Book and Best Psychology/Self-Help Book.

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A creative calling is something that may strike as a teenager. "Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents: A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens" is a guide to the driven teenager, who parents who can commonly be overwhelmed in trying to understand and how to work with them to give them the creative freedom they need while still pushing them to become respectable adults. "Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents" is an invaluable resource for the parent who wants to help their child in their creative endeavors.
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By kschimmelwriter on August 31, 2013
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I read this book after Living with Intensity. It gave further insights into dealing with teens in particular. Much of the information was especially pertinent to homeschooling, although all could benefit from reading this book about gifted teens. I recommend reading this book plus Living with Intensity so you get both a broad overview and age-specific recommendations.

Intensity is the factor people are least equipped to deal with in gifted kids, so it is important for some adult in their lives to understand it. Most teachers, for example, like "smart" but would rather not have the "intensity." Since the two are often a package deal, get some good books on the subject (like this one) and just deal with it!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam on March 10, 2013
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If you have a gifted kid, or suspected you have one; this is a book you must have. It is pretty accurate for the most part. Again, different kids have different learning styles. Treat this as a guideline, not a 'gifted living bible'.
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