Friday, October 22, 2010

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

So the title to this post might be a little too hokey, but it is 10:30 pm as I write this so please cut me some slack. I've been doing a fair amount of writing and reading this past week. I won the super prize pack after following and leaving numerous comments on other blogs for Christine Fonseca's blog tour to celebrate her newly released book, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings. ( She has even graceously given me more items to spread the love with members of our Parents of Gifted Children Resource Group. I have been reading her book and have to say that it is nice to finally have a resource that goes through the what you can do as well as the why and what is emotion intensity. It is also easy to read and breaks things down into chunks making it easier to put ideas into practice. I'm hoping to try the strategies out as soon as I finish the book. Stay tuned for a more in depth review of the book later.
As I was trying my best to increase the odds of winning Christine's awesome swag pack, I was finding lots of new exciting blogs. One of those blogs was Lisa Rivero's, who has written books on guides for gifted teens and their parents and homeschooling. ( While I was posting on Lisa's blog I found an excellent interview she did with Dr. Deborah Ruf, author of 5 Levels of Giftedness: School Issues and Educational Options ( and it was so thrilling to get a reply from Dr. Ruf on my comment. I have also enjoyed reading the amusing posts of Jen, a mom of two gifted boys at
Lastly, I want to mention another brush with an author and all around creative person- Karen LJ Isaacson (, who I really just left a facebook comment about a painting she did which gave her an idea on another technique to try so I'm pretty chuffed. :)
So this leads me to a few of my favorite things.....BOOKS which is the topic of our next Parents of Gifted Children Resource Group meeting!
Our meeting will be once again held at the Dover Newsstand and the discussion is about your and your children's favorite books. You are encouraged to bring a list or actual copies to share with everyone. This will give everyone new books to look out for and I'll have a list of parenting gifted chidren books available too. Meeting date is next Wed. 10/27 and will start at 6:30pm. I hope to see lots of parents and children there, sharing one of my favorite things.

Thanks for reading,
Monica :)


  1. Well done Monica. Lot's of info and good links.

  2. Monica, I can't believe I didn't see this post before now! Thank you for the kind mention. The other resources you mention are terrific. Best wishes to you and your family.
    ~ Lisa

  3. Lisa,
    You are very welcome. :) I'm thrilled that you found my post and left a comment for me.
    Thanks for stopping by and all the best to you and your family as well!
    Monica :)