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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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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My Gifted Family: My Quirky Sense of Humor and Their Emotional Sensitivities

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pranksters, jokesters and comedians. I grew up in a quirky family full of them, and we would continually try to outdo each other with the next great prank…

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What About the Gifted Children Who Got Left Behind?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Yes, by now we’ve seen the recent articles (see below) and studies reminding us yet again that gifted children have been getting the short end of the educational…

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Anxiety in Gifted Children: 3 Simple Steps Parents and Educators Can Take

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gifted children and anxiety often seem to just go hand in hand. Experiencing their world more intensely as well as having a more intuitive understanding of complex connections…

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What You Didn’t Know About Gifted Children

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Go to school, study, make good grades, go to college, work hard—this is a universal recipe for success so often offered to our children. For some children who…

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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–Mistaken Expectations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  We meet people, we interact with them for a short while, and soon we characterize them and place them into one of the people and personality categories…

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