Focus on Learning

by Wenda Sheard Each school year brings new expectations. All over the world, parents and teachers tell children “earn good grades” and “do your best” in school. In the case of gifted children, however, giving such advice can be problematic. In this article, I’ll...

Homework: The Good and the Bad

by Linda Neumann Homework can serve a meaningful role, and it should enhance your child’s learning experience. Appropriate homework will not steal away family fun time and can even strengthen a partnership between parents and teachers. So, why might a parent feel that...

Teenager Logic

by Nadia Webb For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. –  H.L. Mencken Adolescence is a time of daydreaming about the future, sometimes fearfully, but usually with great optimism. This is developmentally as it should be. The...

Thoughts on Friendships

Thoughts on Friendship by Wenda Sheard First published February 2008 As a parent and gifted advocate for over twenty years, I’ve heard hundreds of stories about gifted children and their friendships. Teachers worry about children who play alone at recess; parents want...

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