A book that might be a tad academic but which is really informative about OE’s: Living with intensity, Edited by Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski.
“A detailed and insightful perspective on intensity throughout the lifespan. The section on adolescence should be compulsory reading for parents, teachers and counsellors.” Professor Miraca U. M. Gross
Webb et all wrote the book Misdiagnosis and dual diagnosis of gifted children and adults, ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders that will help you make a distinction between OE and common mis or dual diagnoses among OE and/or high-able children. Here you can find an article about the book.
‘Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope’ by James Webb. Bright idealists often find themselves disillusioned and searching for meaning in today’s world. Webb explains how OE can influence you in huge detail. Grasping for answers can lead to existential depression. Searching for Meaning helps idealists understand their quandaries and describes various ways in which they attempt to cope with their disillusionment. Helpful information and suggestions provide courses of action to nurture idealism, hope, happiness, and contentment.
Often our children learn in school also the hidden curriculum as described by award winning teacher John Taylor Gatto, I think you might find his book ‘Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling‘ interesting and will you make more aware of how you can support your child in being both respectful and true to him/her self as they gain understanding of how it often works.
One of the PowerWood Group on FaceBook mentioned: “Raising Your Spirited Child‘ is one that resonates in my family”
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