To Whom It May Concern: Being Gifted Sucks Sometimes

Monday, March 13, 2017

To the parents who wish for their child to be gifted. To the teachers who think gifted children should easily excel in school. Or for that matter, to…

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Center for Talent Development’s Backpack Podcast Series Interview

Friday, February 17, 2017

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development-CTD is a resource-rich program for gifted children. They offer online programs, summer programs, weekend programs, service-learning programs, and an active online community…

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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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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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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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Envy and Your Gifted Child

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It All Starts at an Early Age At 18 months of age, he could identify all of his colors, the primary ones as well as most of the…

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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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Your Gifted Child and the Gift of Gab

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Loquacious   Storyteller   Chatty   Talkative   Garrulous   Motormouthed Could a high-verbal output (a.k.a., talking a lot) be a sign of giftedness? Many professionals who study…

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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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