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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Understanding Gifted Parenting

Monday, November 16, 2015

“How are you doing?” My friend, an educational professional who has worked with gifted children for many years, had asked me intently as I wearily plopped down in…

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My Child is Gifted and I Can’t Talk About Him

Friday, October 30, 2015

My child is gifted and I can’t talk about him— Because there is an incredibly fine line between simply talking about your gifted child and appearing to be…

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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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Envy and Your Gifted Child

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It All Starts at an Early Age At 18 months of age, he could identify all of his colors, the primary ones as well as most of the…

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“Teacher, that’s not quite right!”

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When Gifted Children Challenge Authority and Their Teachers Oh boy!  Here comes one of those steep, steep slopes on the raising-a-gifted-child roller coaster. It is that scary ascent…

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Peers–Enriching the Social Life of Your Gifted Child

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What is life without friends? Children and adults alike need and want true and lasting friendships, but for the gifted child, finding a friend who she can relate…

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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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Your Gifted Child and the Gift of Gab

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Loquacious   Storyteller   Chatty   Talkative   Garrulous   Motormouthed Could a high-verbal output (a.k.a., talking a lot) be a sign of giftedness? Many professionals who study…

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