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by | Aug 11, 2017 | No Comments

We all have our difficult relationships.  Interestingly enough, many of them are within our own family systems. Sometimes the pain is so deep that the relationship reaches the point of estrangement.  I have found this to be very common in the gifted community.   This should not come as a…

by | Aug 3, 2017 | No Comments

This summer, my son got a job at the small market down the road.  He was excited about earning his own money and his father and I were glad that he would have something productive to do this summer.  But having a job isn’t just about the money.  It is…

by | Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

Sometimes we just don’t see them…  little creative geniuses.  They can look so average.  They can look like they just don’t care.  They can frustrate us to no end.  We want them to do things like everyone else.  We want them to embrace structure.  We want them to just fit in….

by | Jul 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

As a child, I never camped with my family.  I think I might have camped once with Girl Scouts, but my real exposure came as an adult, when I dated an avid outdoorsman.  At first I found it uncomfortable and I didn’t sleep well.  I was awakened by every little…

by | Jul 14, 2017 | No Comments
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(VIDEO LINK IN TIP 5) Summertime… and the living is easy.  Time for a nice family road trip.  An opportunity to see the countryside and spend quality time together.  The intention is always good. But then there’s reality.  About midway in, you find yourself trapped in this moving hotbox for hours…

by | Jul 7, 2017 | No Comments

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED A PROJECT? It is often our tendency to check it off of our list and move on to the next thing without ever looking back. In doing so, we find the oyster, but miss the pearl.     I am a “full steam…

by | Jul 1, 2017 | No Comments

Some children get so anxious about the possibility of failure that they try to get out of participating in the activity altogether. In this week’s vlog post, I offer up a solution.

by | Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments

Hello fellow parents!  Children often compare themselves with others when trying something new.  Our children are so much like us aren’t they?  Carol Dweck, author of the book “Mindset,” offers a suggestion on how to help children embark on something new while maintaining a healthy perspective.  The power lies in one simple…

by | Jun 15, 2017 | No Comments



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