Spiritually Gifted & Emotionally Intense
Children who are spiritually gifted and emotionally intense are those who have greater emotional depth and a sense they are on a spiritual journey. These children may ponder deep questions that and may seem wise beyond their years. Children who are spiritually gifted or emotionally intense, especially boys, may be told they are too sensitive and may be forced to stifle their emotions. Parents and teachers should embrace the uniqueness of these children and find ways to support and develop their spiritual and emotional natures.
Books for Children that Promote Spiritual Giftedness & Emotional Intensities
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
By: Carol McCloud and David Messing
The Three Questions
By: Jon J. Muth
Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales
By: Leo Tolstoy
By: Jon J. Muth
Moody Cow Meditates
By: Kerry Lee Maclean
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
The SENG organization was started by James T. Webb and continues to be a major resource for parents and teachers of gifted students. The website focuses on the social emotional needs of gifted learners.
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
The CASEL website advocates for social and emotional learning for all students. From the website, you can find information about their program as well as find out about social/emotional learning standards in your state.
Books for Parents and Educators
Helping Gifted Children Soar
By: Carol Strip & Gretchen Hirsch
Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Children, Adolescents, & Adults
By: Susan Daniels & Michael M. Piechowski
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
By: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The Heart of Learning: Spirituality in Education
By: Steven Glazer
The Secret Spiritual World of Children: The Breakthrough Discovery that Profoundly Alters our Conventional View of Children's Mystical Experiences
By: Tobin Hart
Mellow Out, They Say. If I Only Could: Intensitites and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright
By: Michael Piechowski
Strategies for Spiritually Gifted and Emotionally Intense