School for the Gifted: Looking for Extra Challenge


Parents of gifted kids often struggle with how to make school work for their kids. This is doubly so for parents of twice-exceptional kids or kids who are highly or profoundly gifted. Support groups for parents of challenging gifted children are full of stories of changing schools to improve things for students after advocacy efforts have … Continue reading School for the Gifted: Looking for Extra Challenge

Pencils, and books, and stress….Oh My!


Here we are, well into another school year. Carpooling, taxiing to too many activities, up until the late hours working on homework. My children are in Middle School and High School and their workload is extreme--not by my choice, necessarily, but by their own. They've both had colds already, both had multiple tests and projects. … Continue reading Pencils, and books, and stress….Oh My!

4 Books About Friendships for Young Kids


Welcome to our first Book Review of the new year. For this post, educational writer Barbara Jolie brings four books about friendship for younger readers. Take it away Barbara: Back to school is an exciting time for everyone; new classes, new teachers, new clothes and new responsibilities. Sometimes our friendships are even new. Learning how … Continue reading 4 Books About Friendships for Young Kids