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
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
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…
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
Hi everyone, and welcome to March!!! This month, we are focuses on enrichment and creativity - something most of us find very important to our lives and to the lives of our children. Our schedule of bloggers is on the right. We are also welcoming a new member to the team, Amanda Hull. In truth, … Continue reading March, Enrichment and Creativity
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 is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. … Continue reading Understanding Emotional Intensity
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!
Well, today has come...and gone...and yea. I was supposed to post the September BTS giveaway winners and post a book review. #FAIL!!! I have been insanely swamped with work, the release of a novel and the edits of The Girl Guide. But, here I am, with the winners. That's something, right... So without further adieu, … Continue reading Better Late Than Never…
For the past few years, our preparations for the school year begin by having a discussion with our kids about whether they want to go to school at all. Our default is to discuss full-time homeschooling, since we could get learning done in less time, and not be constrained by the school calendar. We both … Continue reading Back to School?