The Crippling Intensity of Being Gifted


I think this summed up the intensity of giftedness in a nutshell. The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend … Continue reading The Crippling Intensity of Being Gifted

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Invisible Advocate


Gifted children (and adults) are often not understood by most people. It’s very similar to an invisible disability in a way, especially when the gifted one keeps it a secret as long as possible. There is a connection between invisible disabilities and giftedness. When I started writing about being gifted and learning disabled back in … Continue reading Invisible Advocate

Homeschooling and LD and Falling Through the Cracks Oh My!


When I was a kid, I went to public schools, but they did me no service. I was not diagnosed as having a learning disability until my senior year of college. I knew our girls had strengths and weaknesses, and they needed to be addressed. Unfortunately our experience in the public school realm displayed a lack … Continue reading Homeschooling and LD and Falling Through the Cracks Oh My!

New Beginnings and Jumping in with Both Feet


I didn’t post in January, but I really wanted to.  I just couldn’t announce publicly that we were pulling our kids out of school and starting our homeschooling process. It’s been a really hard decision for my wife and I because we both believe so highly in education. Our 2 in school were facing very … Continue reading New Beginnings and Jumping in with Both Feet