When you’re new to the world of gifted children, it can be daunting. Whether you’ve just found out your child is gifted, you’ve just been made a teacher of the gifted, or you are a gifted student who is just accepting that you are in a slightly different world than you expected, you may be […]
Parenting Gifted Children
Parenting gifted children is not for the feint of heart. These articles explore the shared experience and give loads of practical advice.
If you’ve parented or taught a gifted child, you’ve probably Googled “How to help my gifted child succeed” at least once. Or maybe a million times. Everytime, you’re probably hoping someone has revealed the great secret. I’ve worked with gifted children for decades, and I’m sharing (for free) the best strategies I’ve found. Adaptive Giftedness […]
Have you see the cute Bear Hunt movement that’s sweeping the country as kiddos find themselves isolated from peers and normal social interaction? How it works is that neighbors put teddy bears in their windows, and children try to spot the bears. It’s adorable. Want to see some in action in my neighborhood? This Facebook […]
Book Report Badness: The Trouble with Summarizing There is always some tension between teaching a subject and making sure that we don’t turn the subject into a source of pain and drudgery. It’s the art of teaching (and parenting, really). I’ve written about it before when I talked about the role and importance of process. […]
Would you like to build a stronger partnership with your child’s school? If you’re an educator, would you like to consider how to build a stronger partnership with families? When I keynoted the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented Conference in Loveland, I attended a session by Lisa Girard with this title. It was […]
Here’s a newsflash: school is not designed for gifted kids. When you recover from the shock, read on. Depending upon who you talk to, school is designed to: Create an educated (and ideally compliant) work force Develop productive citizens Provide free childcare Correct all of the problems created by ineffective families and societies Right […]