Gifted Children: Culturally, Ethnically, Racially and Socially Diverse

Monday, June 26, 2017

In  A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers, one of my most read and shared posts, I listed ten basic characteristics and traits of gifted children intended to help…

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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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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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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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“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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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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Your Gifted Child’s Education–When to Get Off the Bus and Leave Traditional School Behind

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Your child is gifted. What happens now? What will his school do now that he has been identified? How will his education change? What do I do if…

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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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