Articles for Individuals

The Gift of Emotional Overexcitabilities

The Gift of Emotional Overexcitabilities By Regina Hellinger Recent vulnerability research by Brene Brown (Brown, 2010) has shown that the origin of all creativity, innovation, and authenticity is vulnerability. For many gifted individuals it is their emotional...

100 Words of Wisdom: Steve Curtis

100 Words of Wisdom: Steve Curtis I am not the most handsome, tallest, richest or smartest guy around. I do not recall being the first one picked for any job or sports team. I have never been that flashy person someone picks out of a crowd to put on the cover of a...

Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted

Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted by Kathleen Casper As I watched one of my very gifted friends almost back his car into another car at the gas station because he wasn’t paying attention, I thought about all the very bright people I know who do dumb...

100 Words of Wisdom: James T. Webb, Ph.D.

When intensity and sensitivity are combined with idealism, as so often happens with bright children and adults, good things can happen because they can keenly see how things might be. But this can also lead to frustration, disillusionment, and unhappiness. Sometimes...

Androgyny and Gifted Youth

Androgyny and Gifted Youth* By Danae Deligeorge “Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender, of any notions of difference whatsoever.” ~ Andrew Cohen ~ Stereotypes often invisibly reinforce ways to support sex-based discrimination. When these stereotypes...

Beautiful and Brilliant: A Lesson for our Gifted Girls

Beautiful and Brilliant:  A Lesson for our Gifted Girls By Lori Comallie-Caplan  When I was growing up, both my mother and my father provided me with literature, art, and music created by gifted females.  They gave me great models to help me strive to be the best I...

The Tortoise and the Hare, Take Two

The Tortoise and the Hare, Take Two By Kathleen Casper Do you remember the fable about the tortoise and the hare? The one where they race and the hare is so fast that he lies down to take a nap since he is so far ahead, but then the tortoise passes him by while he...

100 Words of Wisdom: Rosina Gallagher

100 Words of Wisdom: Rosina Gallagher   What is success? Some say it is “will, skill and drill.” Others say it is “a continuous journey.” Yes, I agree. Success is knowing who you are. Discovering your strengths and virtues. Choosing a focus. Setting your goals and...

100 Words of Wisdom: Joy Navan

100 Words of Wisdom: Joy Navan We did not hear the word gifted as a child. We thought we were odd. Even as we age, it is difficult to say aloud, "I am a gifted adult." We realize the differences in our reasoning, but mostly in our feelings. When loved ones hurt, we...

This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders

This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD MPH As we in the gifted field – parents, educators, clinicians – work to improve medical professionals’ support and understanding of gifted children, we must be sure not...

The Often Questionable World of Being Gifted

The Often Questionable World of Being Gifted By Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick, SSP, NCSP Often, parents are thrilled to learn they have a gifted child. In addition, teachers, school administrators, and the school counselor are also often excited to hear this great news....

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