I’ve been reading all the comments left this week on the interview post with Christine Fonseca
. Some have been amusing, some have been heartbreaking, and I related to them all. That’s what raising emotionally intense gifted kids is like: amusing, heartbreaking, and should come with a black box warning label and a cask of wine. Oh, just me? Sorry then.
So, according to the Random Number Generator that I couldn’t figure out how to operate and got tired of fiddling with it and finally just copied and pasted the stinkin’ image, the winning comment number is 10!
Going through my comments and removing any that say “Christine” or “Jen,” I got Nikki
Holy moly do we need this book around here! I was (probably am still) an emotionally intense gifted kid & the only strategy used was shutting me down. I have tried as much as possible to unlearn & not repeat the past with our son but it is so hard because he’s even more intense than I was. Thankfully his teachers & the after-school team are incredibly patient in trying numerous strategies, but I would love to be able to provide them with even more from this. Thanks & if I don’t win I’m definitely ordering this one.
(Seriously, I gotta learn how to do a screen capture)
Nikki, congrats! Drop me a note and I’ll get you set up with Christine! If I don’t hear from you soon I’ll search you out. 😉
Finally, don’t forget that Friday is The Big Honkin’ Blog Tour Giveaway Coolness Extravaganza of Uber Awesomeness! This is your chance to win a basket of gifted swag and a signed book. Christine will draw a winner from ALL the comments from ALL the blogs participating in the tour, INCLUDING comments left on Friday’s review post. You can catch the details at Christine’s blog
, as well as a bunch of just really good writing. My review of “Emotional Intensity” will be up on Friday; ironically enough, the boys don’t have school that day, so I’m sure I’ll be using techniques that are fresh in mind.
Now, please excuse. I have an emotionally intense nine year old about to lose his shit over homework. Sigh…