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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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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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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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: 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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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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I Have a Gifted Kid and I Will No Longer Be Ashamed

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yes, I have gifted children—born, not made. And I will no longer be ashamed to say my kids are gifted. I’m a former public school teacher turned homeschooling…

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It’s All About the Grades

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It’s a Punch in the Gut and not a Pat on the Back Why is it all about the academic output—the grades, the achievement, the scores? As a…

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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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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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