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Cet ouvrage approche le phénomène de la surdouance par le biais d'un modèle, le modèle de la désintégration positive de Dabrowski (objet d'un autre livre aux mêmes éditions).
Cette approche permet d'organiser les connaissances sur les surdoués qui ne sont, à l'heure actuelle dans les livres en français, guère plus (même si un peu plus) que des collections d'exemples cliniques à peu près organisés. Cela donne à l'ensemble, qui s'intéresse à la surdouance à tous les âges et dans différents contextes, une claire et agréable organicité, d'autant plus que le modèle est expliqué clairement dans les deux premiers articles de ce recueil.
Ce sera une lecture passionante pour tous les surdoués, tous les professionels travaillant avec eux, et pour les personnes de leurs familles qui ne sont pas intimidées par une approche plus scientifique qu'anecdotique.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Sensitivity is an Asset!15 février 2009
Par Kendra Kett - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book is a lifesaver for the gifted population...it presents a clear and concise overview of their inner and outer worlds, how they think and process, how they can and cannot express themselves, what is needed in their environments in order for them to thrive and offer up their unique and needed contributions to the world...I couldn't put it down because of the affirming recognition I felt in this book...the book offers enormous breakthroughs for anyone in this category who may have been living in the shadows of constant criticisms or living on the fringe for their "differentness".
For those of you who are "sensitive" and who've been told all your life you are too this, too that, and that you need to chill out, pipe down, take a break, stop thinking so much, stop talking so much, stop reading so much into everything, stop taking everything to heart, stop laughing so loud, and more...this book will help you see that you are not alone and that you are not abnormal, defective, crazy, or that something is wrong with you. You only have one life...it is so important for the gifteds and the sensitives to beam their unique perspectives out into the universe, to make their unique contributions...it is the only way for you to live your best life and the only way for humanity to move forward. There is immense power in the novel idea and in the novel perspective. Cultivate the courage to be who you are even in the face of being misunderstood. The world needs you and that is why you are here! This book will help you to cross over the painful barriers that have made you feel like you must pretend to be less than you are!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5This book helped me understand my daughter better (and myself as well)7 juillet 2009
Par creative mama - Publié sur Amazon.com
I happened upon the definition of a "gifted" child from this book on a website:
"Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their questioning as undermining authority, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional. They stand out from the norm. But then again, what is normal?"
It is the best description of my daughter I have ever read. This book is a must have if that above statement describes your child - or even yourself! It discusses the excitabilities phychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational and emotional.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5The most transformational book I've ever read13 mai 2010
Par Doug Bell - Publié sur Amazon.com
I'm 49 years old. Since elementary school I've known, accepted and embraced the fact that I'm exceptionally gifted. I derive immense satisfaction from applying my intellect and have done so without the burden of concern for how that affects other people's perception of me. However, what I never realized until reading this book is how instrumental being gifted is to my emotional makeup.
When this book arrived I started reading it and highlighting the sections with which I strongly identified. Four hours later when I finished the book and my highlighter was running dry, my perspective on my life and relationships had been permanently altered. For the first time I felt like I knew who I was and who I could become.
There are two paradoxical passages in the book that particularly struck home in describing my intense inner turmoil and emotions.
"...some gifted children protect themselves and try to hide their extreme sensitivity so that they give the mistaken impression of being unemotional, impassive or indifferent, and unresponsive to social cues." (p. 13)
"Many, too, are desperate to experience communion--a deeply resonant and reciprocal connection with another--...and they are so hungry for it." (p. 65)
In addition to giving me a new perspective on who I am, there is extremely valuable information on the requirements giftedness imposes for an effective therapeutic relationship.
It's not possible to convey in a review the depth of the profound impact this book has had. All I can say is that if you're considering buying this book then you need it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Living With Intensity is a must read for adults who have been spurned because of it .29 janvier 2010
Par W. Benedetti - Publié sur Amazon.com
I am 59 years old and reading this book was so very refreshing. I have been told all my life, " why do you think so much, stop thinking so much", " why do you take things to heart so much, stop it' and so forth and so on and in reality we are gifted,not bad, as we were told as we grew up. I have and will always be a good citizen, I am a retired elem teacher, but FINALLY, after hearing my mother and others say over and over what I have mentioned above, it is refreshing to get some pats on the back !!!!!!!! It is our giftedness that has caused us so much pain and misunderstandings that lead to the criticisms I mentioned above. We are just very curious and want to know and love life with a HUGE passion that most don't understand. I am so very very glad to have found this book and I have already recommended it to 2 people, one a former student who is now 21 and has struggled with the same rude comments I have heard all my life, and they sound continually like put downs, when we are the shining lights. !!! we are just often mis-understood by others. If you have a wee one like this, please read this book and know how to not stifle them.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Not Very Helpful29 décembre 2012
Par Laura Anderson - Publié sur Amazon.com
I was looking for a book to help with coping mechanisms for my gifted child but this book was more about describing what the gifted are like. I already have plenty of firsthand experience with that, so I didn't find this book super helpful in supplementing my current parenting technique. We'll continue our search with other books.