Parenting gifted children is a challenge in many ways. But it is also exciting. Their intensities and passions are electrifying to be around. But sometimes our kids struggle with wrestling that excitement into a dream for their future. Life happens, the world misunderstands them and slowly they begin to limit their dreams, their passions. This … Continue reading How To Make A Dream Poster
I'm busy preparing for a keynote address and workshop at an event this weekend. As I was researching, I stumbled across this video from Ian Byrd. It's the last 20 minutes of a keynote he did and I LOVE IT! His topic was how gifted kids identify smart with easy and how this happens. So, … Continue reading From the Words of Ian Byrd…
Back to school means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some of our gifted kiddos, it means back to the social grind. Many of our gifted children struggle when it comes to making friends. The five tips below can help your gifted children feel more comfortable in the social aspects of … Continue reading The Social Scene at School: 5 Tips to Help Your Gifted Children
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!
Happy Labor Day to my US friends. As we enter this new week, most of our kids are back in school. This can be a hard transition for some, including introverted children and our gifted introverts (which many are). Before I get into a few tips to ensure a great year, let me take … Continue reading 5 Back-to-School Tips for Gifted Introverts
Hey there - I am so excited to bring you today's post! After attempting to blog by myself and getting lost in the creative weeds, I decided that I really missed my group blog. So, I have pulled the team back together. Jen Merrill and Tom Furman have graciously agreed to come back to this … Continue reading Getting the Band Back Together…
Did you know that emotional coaching is a highly effective way to reach gifted children? Not only that, but parent coaching can provide parents of gifted children with the insight they need to meet the needs of their gifted kiddos. When I started working with families of gifted children nearly 2 decades ago, I became … Continue reading Looking for a “gifted” coach?
Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. I, for one, can't wait the week to be over. My oldest is home from college in three short days and I couldn't be more excited. But that isn't what this blog post is about. It's about my shiny new cover. Elana Johnson is helping me out with a cover reveal … Continue reading Lots of covers, lots of excitement…
Several years ago, one of my favorite organizations, SENG, started National Gifted Parenting Week as a way to support parents of high potential children. THIS WEEK is the celebration for 2014. With that in mind, I decided to give you a list of some of the articles I've written about giftedness and parenting gifted children … Continue reading Happy National Gifted Parenting Week
I am so excited to tell you about a new article I've written for Justine Magazine, an amazing magazine for Teen girls. The article is about toxic relationships. Check out a little preview here: The article focuses on the typical toxic friendships that teen girls wind up in, as well as strategies for detangling yourself … Continue reading An Article in Justine Magazine…and some other stuff.