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by | Feb 12, 2019 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} We, parents, put a lot of effort into making things easier for our children, especially when they are twice exceptional, but that is not always in their best interest. In this video, I heed the advice of Cognitive Psychologist,  Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, to let our kids struggle. This is from…

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by | Dec 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Driving up the icy road, I vacillate between speed and caution. Once again, I am late to pick up my 12-year-old daughter. I pull into the parking lot of the small community market where she is waiting for me. “Mom, I have to be at the school at 4:45!” she…

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by | Dec 16, 2018 | No Comments
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Happy Holidays friends! December is a month of various celebrations around the world. At my house, we celebrate Christmas. And in my country, the good ole’ US of A, Christmas is out of control. It has become a commercialized frenzy that presents an internal struggle for many of us every year.  Thank goodness for…

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by | Dec 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
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{Click on video below} It’s that time of year. Quite often that darn elf gets more of our attention than our child’s self.  To reclaim perspective and meaning, we turn to the pivotal work of P. Susan “Sue” Jackson, Founder and Therapeutic Director of the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in…

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by | Nov 21, 2018 | 4 Comments
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Hello everyone! This week, we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States. In my role as a parent as well as a child and family therapist specializing in giftedness, I am deeply grateful for the children who add so much beauty to my life. It was with them in mind, that I wrote this…

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by | Oct 7, 2018 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} Children who are resilient are equipped to adapt to the difficulties of life. This week, Therapist and Educational Consultant, Jenny Hecht, provides some suggestions on how we can boost this capacity in our children. This is from Jenny’s section of the FREE collaborative ebook, “Helping Gifted Kids Thrive: Insights…

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by | Sep 30, 2018 | 2 Comments
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{Click on video below} Sometimes it’s the simple things that elude us. Children need play. In our efforts to expose our children to as many opportunities as possible, we often miss the rich learning that takes place when children are given a little autonomous time and space.  In this video,…

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by | Sep 23, 2018 | 2 Comments
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{Click on video below} Children thrive when they are able to utilize their interests and talents to contribute to society. In this video, Clinical Psychologist and Educational Consultant, Dr. Rosina Gallagher, guides us in helping our children find their sense of purpose. This is from Dr. Gallagher’s section of the…

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by | Sep 16, 2018 | 2 Comments
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{Click on video below} This week we focus on a segment of the gifted community that continues to face a great deal of adversity – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) kids. We turn to Educator and LGBTQ Advocate, Dr. Terry Friedrichs, for guidance. Dr. Friedrichs is the Founder…

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by | Sep 9, 2018 | No Comments
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{Click on video below} Our world becomes more diverse with every passing moment, yet we still often lack in understanding and acceptance of those who are different from ourselves. If we want our children and our world to truly thrive, it is imperative that we teach them to embrace diversity.   This week,…

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