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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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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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 Stuck in the No Passing Zone

Thursday, July 9, 2015

No Child Gets Ahead   No Child Gets Out Alive   Double Back Around To Pick Up The Children We Left Behind Act   No Child Left Untested…

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Gifted Relationships. The Silver Lining in the Gifted Storm

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Giftedness can seem as though it is an inherent gift all would love to have. Yet, gifted advocates, teachers of gifted students, professionals who work with gifted individuals…

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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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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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