Gifted Children: ‘Tis Folly to be Wise?

Friday, July 21, 2017

    Ignorance is bliss.   I’ve come across this snippet of a quote through the years without more than a few seconds of consideration to its true…

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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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Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth {Book Review}

Monday, November 28, 2016

Do you remember your childhood and thinking, being gifted surely was no added bonus? As you watch your child’s giftedness put roadblocks in front of him, are you…

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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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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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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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