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Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

With Meghan Barlow, PhD, of Meghan Barlow and Associates

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Presented: 2018

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Description of Presentation:

Does emotional intensity go hand-in-hand with giftedness? Meghan Barlow, PhD, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, discusses why gifted children may have more extreme emotional reactions, explosions, and anxieties. Dr. Barlow provides a perspective to help families understand how their child's intensities can be framed as strengths, tips on how families can prevent power struggles and support their child in learning to manage their emotions.

CFK Resources


  • "Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings," C. Fonseca ( Library Partners | Amazon Smile )
  • "Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults" S. Daniels and M. Piechowski ( Library Partners | Amazon Smile )
  • "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," C. Dweck, PhD ( Library Partners | Amazon Smile
  • "Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Gifted Children," J. Delisle, PhD ( Library Partners | Amazon Smile )


TED Talks

  • "The Power of Yet" TED Talk, C. Dweck, PhD (YouTube)

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