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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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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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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“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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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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Gifted Children: What Parents Want Teachers to Know

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gifted children are misunderstood and so very often miseducated, and they may even be bullied, envied and shunned. Being gifted is not at all what many people believe it to…

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I’m a Mom of a Gifted Child

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reflections on guilt, t-shirts, loneliness, heartache and fitting in Who would have thought that cleaning out my gifted child’s closet—sorting through the keepsakes, the clothes to donate, and…

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