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The Motivation for Perfectionism

The Motivation for Perfectionism

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...

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Education & The Sensitive Child

Education & The Sensitive Child

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...

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“As Her Unique Mind Settles”

“As Her Unique Mind Settles”

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...

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My Five Favorite Fictional Gifted Ladies

My Five Favorite Fictional Gifted Ladies

*This blog post contains amazon affiliate links. If you’d like to support my mission of gifted advocacy and education please visit my Amazon store for a list of carefully curated books and games for gifted children, families, and the professionals that serve them....

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What About Gifted Girls?

What About Gifted Girls?

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...

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The Subtle Exploitation of Gifted Children

The Subtle Exploitation of Gifted Children

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...

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Jade
 
Jade Rivera is an author, educator, and coach who specializes in designing innovative learning environments for neurodivergent learners. Jade consults through speaking and workshops to discuss the characteristics of neurodivergent children and how to develop strategies that best serve their education and social-emotional development.

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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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