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Do children evolve into perfectionists? Or are they born that way? The short answer is “yes”. To both. But things are never so simple. So here’s the longer answer: There are two major varieties of perfectionism at play at any given moment. The first variety is inborn...read more
It could be said that all children are sensitive. New to this world, they are taking in vast amounts of data that as adults we’ve grown accustomed too. Asking tons of questions and exuding enthusiasm over what we experience as common. This could be one of the reasons...read more
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This piece of lovely writing was originally posted on Through A Stronger Lens, June 15, 2015. I think many of you will relate to what my dear friend Nikki shares, regarding her daughter's inner world. Nikki is a mother to three girls, two of which she is currently...read more
This month my friend and colleague, Pamela Price, has graciously agreed to guest post for my blog as I finish up the first draft of my book, prepare for my wedding (!), and travel abroad. Thank you, Pamela! I urge you to take the time to explain digital citizenship to...read more
This month I'm proud to present to you a guest post from my friend, fellow writer, and gifted advocate Celi Trépanier. I think you're going to love the metaphor she's chosen to illustrate the worth of progressive education. I know I do! Coughing, congestion and...read more
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I started drafting this to you on Galentine’s Day, an adorable pre-Valentine’s day pop-holiday created by the fictional character Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) of the television show Parks and Recreation. Leslie has created this holiday, which lands the day...read more
I think we can probably all agree that gifted and twice-exceptional children are really really neato. Sometimes they ask questions that deepen our understanding of the world and the people in it. Or they make jokes that show wisdom beyond their years. They might...read more
Let me know if you’ve lived this one (insert your own particulars). Your gifted daughter is always singing; she sings in the car, in the bathroom, and at the dinner table. Her incessant singing has even gotten her into hot water a time or two. And you’ll never forget...read more
Jade gave us great empathy and feedback when all we received from other professionals was judgment and blame. She taught us how to play to our sons strengths while lessening the frustration level of the entire family.Father of a 5 year old boy
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