I read a lot!
I mean a lot!
I always have multiple books with bookmarks in
and magazine articles clipped.
My Goal of this Blog
is to post about inspirational books,
books that touch the heart and/or lift the mind or some combination of both.
So sifting through my memory and in trying to decide what’s next I’ve neglected posting about books…unable to make a decision…
I have a teenager…and in a few years I will have 3 teenagers
so I’ve been reading various books on how to deal with and live with and love teenagers.
This next book stems from that.
So the other day at the Library this book jumped out at me
I thought my kid should read this
I read it
and you know what?
Every Parent Should Read This As Well
Although the books focus begins a bit on “gifted” students really…all teenagers are intense in their own way and this book will likely be eye opening for parents and teens alike regardless “classification” or “labels”
She breaks down the different types of intensity displayed by people
Intellectual, Psycho-motor, Sensual, Imaginative, Emotional
If we understand what makes us intense and what makes our kids intense
we can grown in compassion
when we regard our
with our children
Each “Intensity” gets its own chapter
with a breakdown of how it (the intensity)
Now Bring in Chapter 9
“The Care and Feeding of Intense Parents”
If only all children(teens and adult children)
would take a few minutes to read this book
perhaps some of the insecurities
some of criticisms we have of our parents
would turn more toward compassion and understanding.
Fast forward to Chapter 14
Waiting until the Last Minute:Procrastination, Perfectionism, and creativity.
Complete with a checklist and websites for creative inspiration.
Then the book ends with list of Habits of Mind
and different ways of thinking
instead of too intense think wonderfully intense
instead of not fitting in think just where I should be
now run out and get your own copy
and while you’re at it
check out her website