I’ve written about the homework battle before, and I don’t mean to discourage anyone, but it doesn’t usually get better as the student gets older. Gifted kids frequently resist homework and have other executive function issues that lead to stress and mismatched expectations. Will someone please tell me again why people think we’re bragging when […]
When I was the Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, I tried to run for an at-large board position at NAGC. I received a phone call from an NAGC employee telling me that they were not going to allow me to run because I was “not enough of an advocate for gifted children” to be […]
I have been consistently checking in with my 101 goals list, and I’m ready to share an update with you. As you know, I created a list of 101 goals I wanted to accomplish in 1001 days. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out this post. I began the project on January 21, […]
I wrote about how to NOT to tell a child he/she is gifted, and now I’m sharing my thoughts about how to do it well. Pick a time when you have time. There needs to be time for a real conversation, not a random comment tossed over a parent’s shoulder into the backseat of the […]
I’m a big believer in gifted identification. Both I and my colleague Ian Byrd have written about it. Once a child is identified, you’re going to have to tell him/her. Like most things, there’s a right way to tell a child he/she is gifted, and a wrong way. In fact, there are many wrong ways. […]
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