Center for Talent Development’s Backpack Podcast Series Interview

Friday, February 17, 2017

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development-CTD is a resource-rich program for gifted children. They offer online programs, summer programs, weekend programs, service-learning programs, and an active online community…

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Gifted Children and Non-Traditional Educational Choices

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It’s not easy growing up gifted, especially when so few get that your not-quite-the-norm behaviors are inherent with your giftedness and are really not a problem or an…

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Mentoring Gifted Children: It Takes a Village

Monday, November 14, 2016

Emile, a 13-year old, hates school and is convinced he can’t learn. Worse, he feels—no, he knows—he doesn’t often fit in with his age mates. Although he used…

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An Unconventional Education

Thursday, May 19, 2016

There are many ways to get to there from here. The Traditional K-12 Path For as long as most of us can remember, the only path to an…

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Gifted Children: The Differences are Real

Monday, October 19, 2015

Gifted children. A whole lot has been written about them, and I’ve done my share of putting information out there about the ups and the downs of life…

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As President, What Will You Do for Gifted Education?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

We have a natural resource in our country, more significant than oil, more valuable than diamonds, and it has more impact on our future than any other resource—our…

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Yes, My Gifted Child is a Know-It-All: A Case for Acceleration

Thursday, September 17, 2015

“Mom, I swear, they must have put me in remedial math. I am the only one who knows what is going on—I know everything!”   This was my…

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I’m Not THAT Parent

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I’m not THAT parent. Having a gifted child, an intellectually gifted child, does not make me THAT parent. There is no need to sound the alarm and send…

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Dear Teacher, My Gifted Child is in Your Class

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dear Teacher, Welcome back to school. My child is so happy to be in your class this year. We know you are a wonderful and dedicated teacher and…

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Homeschooling: Letting Go of the Vision

Monday, August 3, 2015

Prom, swim team, quarterback, yearbook staff, class president, cheerleader, pep rallies, homecoming dance, valedictorian, debate team, marching band—all visions parents may hold for their children for their high…

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