Why Am I So Tired?

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This is part of a series of short posts on Covid 19. These are my thoughts, and I wrap them in an acknowledgement that the opportunity to think about and discuss these topics is evidence of an immense amount of privilege. I also know that if those of us with privilege...

It’s OK Not To Do “it” “right”

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This is part of a series of short posts on Covid 19. These are my thoughts, and I wrap them in an acknowledgement that the opportunity to think about and discuss these topics is evidence of an immense amount of privilege. I also know that if those of us with privilege...

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...

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...