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...

Yes, but where’s the tree?

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Time for another GHF Blog Hop! Our topic this time around is “Gifted Grownups”. Be sure to check out all the terrific posts out there. There is a saying we probably all know : “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” It’s...

Scaffolding — The Yoga Props of Parenting

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Yoga props. You know, the blocks, rolled blankets and fabric belts that some practitioners of yoga use to support themselves? Someone asked me the other day what “scaffolding” is, and the best analogy I can give is “yoga props”. Yoga props are...

The Upside of 2e

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I spend a lot of time on what is hard about gifted, 2e and QuASIE. Between wallowing in my own challenges and helping other people with theirs, life can look pretty bleak. I realize that’s a skewed perspective — after all, people don’t darken my...

Defining Terms: Failing Quickly

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Author’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series of posts focusing on common concepts and terms that I use when I write, speak or teach. Entrepreneurs and engineers have a concept: failing quickly. The principal is to move quickly through ideas, like...