Resource Page: Managing Intense Kids

I enjoy speaking to parents, teachers, and homeschoolers about gifted children, intense kids, and creative hands-on learning. This resource page was created to supplement my talk about managing intense children. Feel free to use the resources {with credit}. If I can ever help you with anything else, please feel free to contact me.

Managing Intense Kids Resource Page


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The books below are wonderful, and ones I keep on my shelf AND in my Kindle so I can always refer to them. I’ve included books specifically about gifted kids, those with ADHD/ADD, and resources for kids with sensory issues as well. These issues are often present in intense kids, and so I thought they’d be helpful to you, too.



Web Links

Tips for Parents of Intense Kids from SENG {Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted}

Gifted Children:Emotionally Immature or Emotionally Intense? from the Davidson Institute

Managing Your Kids Intensity During the Holidays from Raising Lifelong Learners

Managing the Strong-Willed Child from the University of Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line

12 Features of a High Need Baby from Ask Dr. Sears

Challenging Temperament? from The Happiest Baby on the Block

Parenting Questions for Dr. Mary and Lynn – the blog of the author of Raising Your Spirited Child


Keep the Conversation Going

Whether your kids are gifted, twice-exceptional, or “just” intense, I’m right there living it with you. My background as a gifted specialist, coupled with the practical day-to-day experience of living it out with my intense gifted kids puts me in the perfect place to meet and support you.

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