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Normality and Existential Crisis

There are times in life that you realize that you realize that you probably are not the genius that defines the era or a genius that contributes amazingly to one field or ( 522 more words

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Raising a Gifted Child

Parents seem to unwittingly engage in a competition when they talk to their friends about their children.  Their pride can turn into a comparison on what their child can do better than another person’s child, and vice versa. 1,423 more words


How Occupational Therapy Can Help Gifted Children (And Their Exhausted Parents!)

Gifted children have abilities that make them more sensitive to their bodies, their world and the people in it.  They will have to deal with their sensitive natures throughout their lives, but giftedness in toddlers and preschoolers can make daily existence (and their parent’s job) a lot harder!   778 more words


If I'm So Smart, Why Do I Feel Like A Failure?

Was this you? You were told repeatedly that you were so smart; that you had a high IQ. You were the top student. Your parents and teachers praised you… 764 more words

More than Passing Attachments

The heavy pounding was like a rubber mallet banging the wooden door. Bea dropped the small sack onto the kitchen table and tore off her coat and gloves, each finger tingling from unusual cold that permeated the town. 3,411 more words

Is Your Sensitive Child Gifted As Well?

Happy New Year!  The topic of sensitivity (in all it’s expressions) in young children isn’t new to this blog, but the correlation with giftedness hasn’t been a part of my other posts.   522 more words


Your Gifted Child And School -- Ten Suggestions For Parents

Eight-year-old Bobby wanted to be Richard Feynman for Halloween.

Could he be gifted? Hm?

There were many other signs: Enormous enthusiasm for learning, especially history, science, and language; emotional intensity, difficulty maintaining friendships with children his age, trouble with motivation in school, writing insightful poetry and detailed stories, stacks of books he longed to read, advanced verbal ability, over-thinking tests so that he misunderstood simple problems and scored poorly on exams, great interest in mathematics but not arithmetic, high sensitivity and empathy, frustration with the slowness of handwriting, distressed by the repetition in school, extremely active and curious mind, quirky sense of humor. 557 more words