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by | Nov 17, 2019 | No Comments
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{VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW} Gifted individuals often experience a great deal of emotional pain due to heightened stimulation, intense sensory input, empathetic attunement to others, and feeling different and misunderstood. Unfortunately those who experience trauma, have that to contend with as well.  I had the honor of interviewing the brilliant and vivacious founder…

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by | Nov 10, 2019 | 2 Comments
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{VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW} We, parents, strive to approach our children from a place of respect, but sometimes their experience may be a little bit different than what we realize. I recently had the honor of interviewing Dr. Linda Silverman, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Gifted Development Center in Westminster, Colorado, and asked…

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by | Oct 27, 2019 | No Comments
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{PLEASE CLICK ON VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW}  At times, concern about the future and our primal desire to protect those we love, drives our expectations to peak levels. Unfortunately, when these protective efforts manifest in the form of unreasonable expectations, we inadvertently become the threat. I had the pleasure of chatting with Psychologist, Dr….

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by | Oct 20, 2019 | No Comments
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{VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW} Sometimes it seems that our gifted children come from a different planet. Their experiences and behaviors can be so hard to understand. The truth is that we can’t fully understand and support our children if we don’t first recognize and understand ourselves as gifted individuals as well.  I had the honor…

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by | Oct 13, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on short video below} Imagination is something that we verbally recognize in our culture, but often do not have reflected in our lives. This week, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Michael Piechowski, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Educational Advancement and Professor Ameritus at…

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by | Oct 6, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} Focusing on performance can do a disservice to gifted children who then become accustomed to external accolades and are unable to recognize the value in process. This focus on product over process can also make it difficult for them to tolerate the twists and turns of…

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by | Sep 29, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video interview below} When most individuals think about gifted children, academics and talent comes to mind. This focus tends to overshadow the rich, complex inner world that often collides head-on with societal norms and expectations; creating social and emotional firestorms that are difficult to contain. It is, therefore, imperative that we teach social…

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by | Sep 22, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video interview below} What one thing can parents do now to help their gifted child to thrive in the future? When asked this question, Julie Skolnick, Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm and 2 Days of 2e, was confident of her answer –  “Boost their Self-Esteem.” This comes…

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by | Sep 15, 2019 | 2 Comments
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{Click on video below} We want our children to accept themselves just as they are, but the fact is that we, gifted parents, with all that glorious perfectionism and metacognition, often struggle to practice this ourselves. Funny enough, sometimes it’s through helping our kids that we end up helping ourselves.  This week,…

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by | Aug 26, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} Some gifted children do not experience failure until later in life and when it happens, it can hit pretty hard. So what can we, as parents, do to instill persistence in our children? This week we find out by highlighting the work of Linda Leviton, Director…

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