I frequently get questions about emotional intensity and what I mean by the phrase. No explanation can be complete without starting with one of my favorite quotes on the matter: 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 … Continue reading Understanding Intensity
Time for the next installment in my four-part series, Emotional Intensity is My Superpower. The previous two articles looked at extreme emotions and extreme empathy and offered tips to help your gifted children reframe these attributes of emotional intensity into a strength. This week I want to tackle the somatic aspects of emotional intensity – … Continue reading Beaten Up By Your Emotions: 5 tips to help children manage the somatic aspects of emotional intensity
As an author, coach and consult in the field of giftedness, I receive many emails. Some are questions, some are speaking or consulting/coaching requests and some are specific to my books. One of the most common questions I receive is "How can I tell if my very young child is gifted?" First, it is essential … Continue reading Is Your Preschooler Gifted?
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
Parents are heading back to school too.
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
Happy Friday! I couldn't let this week pass without officially letting you know that two of my books have won 2015 Legacy awards - I'm Not Just Gifted and Parenting the Shy Child. According to their website, "The TAGT Legacy Book® Awards honor outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for … Continue reading Celebrations are in Order
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…
I was hanging out on FB yesterday and stumbled across a great article from a father to his young daughter. In it, he redefines our cultural ideas of beauty. If you haven't read it - CLICK HERE and read it. That post was so touching to me. Sure, it had a great message - one … Continue reading Confessions of a Teenage Beauty Queen
How many of you take the time to nurture your passions? Do you spend time on them? Use your passions to help direct your life goals? Anything?How about the passions your children have? Do you help them nurture their passions? Do you actively encourage your children to explore the things they are most passionate about?If … Continue reading Supporting Your Child’s Passions