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by | Dec 3, 2017 | No Comments

The holidays are here! Gorgeous smiling faces on the television commercials exude the joys of materialistic holiday bliss. It seems simple. Go out and spend at least one weeks salary on a bunch of stuff and have fun! But it really isn’t that simple is it? The holidays often contain…

by | Nov 22, 2017 | No Comments
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This week’s vlog post is a simple suggestion for teaching our children something valuable while enjoying Thanksgiving together. If your child does not want to participate, that’s okay. They will still learn from hearing what you have to say. Disclaimer: This suggestion may not be appropriate in a situation in…

by | Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments
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{VIDEO BELOW POST} There are so many types of education available to children right now. Many children thrive in the pubic school setting, but there are some who do not. The traditional school environment may not be conducive to the child’s learning style. Sometimes children experience bullying by their peers…

by | Nov 12, 2017 | 5 Comments
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{VIDEO BELOW} The word “detachment” often arouses negative feelings. We think of someone who is emotionally neglectful, out of touch and disconnected.    Mirriam-Webster provides several definitions of detachment. The primary definition is “the action or process of detaching: separation.” In order to be available to help our children, we…

by | Oct 22, 2017 | No Comments
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Some children are innately wired for organization while others are not. Long ago, the qualities that we view today as “scattered” were actually a good thing. Ancient hunters needed to be able to scan the environment and be alert to their surroundings.  In order to survive, they needed be be able to respond immediately to…

by | Sep 7, 2017 | No Comments
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The Theory of Positive Disintegration developed by Polish Psychologist, Kazimierz Dabrowski, is a cornerstone of gifted personality development. This video offers the analogy of the forest fire to explain the necessity of internal struggles in order to advance to a deeper level of self.  An understanding of this theory can…

by | Aug 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Hi fellow parents!  It is the beginning of a brand new school year.  It’s a time of transition… a time of excitement… a time for hope.  It is also often the time for increased power struggles at home.   Bright and highly sensitive children have a variety of characteristics that…

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…


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