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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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–These 3 Things

Monday, June 15, 2015

“You will never get teachers to understand.” “Too many teachers only see gifted children as smart, high-achievers.” “It’s the word gifted. Change the word and maybe it won’t…

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Gifted Children: Our Five-Leaf Clovers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Four-Leaf Clovers—a Symbol of all Things Good Four-leaf clovers are an atypical variation of clover which can infrequently be found hidden among the more common three-leaf clovers in…

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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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It’s All About the Grades

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It’s a Punch in the Gut and not a Pat on the Back Why is it all about the academic output—the grades, the achievement, the scores? As a…

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A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers {Shareable Presentation}

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In a positive way, I wanted to address the need for all educators to understand and recognize the traits and needs of our gifted children. I used the web-based presentation…

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Gifted Children—About THAT Stereotype

Friday, January 2, 2015

Trash it. Banish it. Kick it to the curb. It’s a new year, and the time has come to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that perpetuate that stereotype…

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Gifted Children: Just Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes

Monday, December 15, 2014

If there is just one thing I wish every person who does not understand giftedness, and yes, I did say every, could understand is that giftedness often comes packaged…

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