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...

Parenting: Uncovering our Hidden Expectations

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I’m participating in my very first Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Blog Hop! Our topic is parental self-care (a subject that is one of my favorites…) I’m going to propose some thought experiments that might be just as useful to your brain, body and stress...