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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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