Today is a big day…It’s the day I launch a blog I have been thinking about for years.
You see, I started out a few years ago with a goal of writing a book for the parents of gifted children. I wanted to bring a little comfort to parents who are often forgotten – parents whose children have unique needs as compelling as any group of unique individuals. As a school psychologist, I have specialized in understanding the unique social and emotional development of gifted children. And in my own education on this, I have discovered that these children, and their parents, are very misunderstood and completely underrepresented.
So I decided to write a book that mirrored the classes I gave to parents in my community.
That was in 2006. Along the way, I discovered a long forgotten love of writing fiction, wrote a couple of very mediocre novels, found a crit group and learned about the wonderful world of publishing. What I did not do was finish the book I set out to write.
This past summer I decided it was high time I completed that goal. So I sat down, wrote a few chapters of the book, outlined the rest, wrote a proposal and found an agent, the fabulous Krista Goering, who believed in my work on this subject as much as I do. Krista Goering’s faith in this project reignited my own, and I completed the manuscript last week.
Part of the dream to support the parents of gifted children involved the book. But another part involved putting a blog together to provide a constant source of reassurance and information for both parents and gifted children.
So today I launch Growing Up Gifted – a blog dedicated to gifted children and their parents. I still have a lot to do to finish the site – pages to build, etc. But go and check it out and tell me what you think.
And if you are a gifted adult, a gifted child, a gifted parent or know any one who is…be sure to tell them about it!