The Role of a Parent

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A million years ago (actually, it was only about 15 or so), I worked for a small agency that provided services to people who were court-ordered to take parenting classes. This program used THE best definition of the role of a parent I have ever encountered. I have...

Diagnosis: Gifted

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 A version of this article first appeared in the January 2012 edition of The Therapist, a publication of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. It is co-authored with Corin Barsily Goodwin, Executive Director of GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum....

Why a Platypus?

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When the new website launched, several people asked why the platypus was part of the Gifted Matters logo….Here’s the story of why the platypus is our mascot: Within the gifted community, there have been a couple of writers who have used animal metaphors to...