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by | Jan 12, 2020 | 3 Comments
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{VIDEO} 2020 is coming in hard! The headlines are filled with natural disasters and human conflict and we are all feeling it. The myriad of emotions is heightened for those who are highly intuitive and sensitive, and some may have physical symptoms as well.  In this video, I offer up some positive…

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by | Dec 8, 2019 | 2 Comments
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As a Child & Family Therapist specializing in working with gifted children, I could offer up some tips on how to avoid holiday meltdowns or give guidance on the perfect sensory gift for your child. However, I have observed that the objects that preoccupy adults are not what is on…

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by | Nov 24, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} In February of 2018, I conducted an audio interview with one of the most influential psychologists in the field of giftedness, the late Dr. James Webb. This interview was for an important project – a free collaborative ebook for gifted parents highlighting the most important pieces of advice…

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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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