To Whom It May Concern: Being Gifted Sucks Sometimes

Monday, March 13, 2017

To the parents who wish for their child to be gifted. To the teachers who think gifted children should easily excel in school. Or for that matter, to…

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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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9 Things the World Must Understand About Gifted Children

Monday, June 6, 2016

Three years have passed since I wrote the popular post, 8 Things the World Must Understand About Gifted Children.  Sadly, not much has changed for gifted children—they are…

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Not the Underdog, Yet, the Underdog

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It’s only human nature. When faced with having to deliver a subjective judgement or choosing one person over another, we humans often decide with our hearts and not…

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Gifted Children: Too Smart for Their Own Good

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Too smart for your own good. What does this familiar saying really mean? How can being smart undermine what should be good? And how does this relate to…

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Comically Gifted

Monday, February 22, 2016

What was the geometry student looking for at the beach? A tangent.   Who Writes This Stuff?  Throughout my childhood, whenever there was a book fair at school…

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10 Things You Never Knew About “Crushing Tall Poppies”

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A few months shy of three years ago, without a thought to the future or a plan in my head, I guilelessly created my blog, Crushing Tall Poppies….

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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Gifted

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”   Often when I think of the perception most of society seem to hold about gifted children, I am always reminded of…

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