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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...

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....

100 Words of Wisdom: Rose Blackett

100 Words of Wisdom: Rose Blackett   Giftedness is quirky; she wears her unique feather cloak with abandon. She cares little for how others judge her as she dances her own sequence through a colourful life. Giftedness has learned to accept her intensity but often...

Finding Passion, Living Passion

Finding Passion, Living Passion by Sheri Plybon How do you define passion?  Is it finding something you love to do, something you love to see, or something you love to touch or hear or taste? Passion is something that ignites the senses of your being, bringing joy,...

In Tribute: Annemarie Roeper (1918-2012)

In Tribute: Annemarie Roeper (1918-2012) “I have been comfortable in the cocoon and now the point has come that I need to break through it and wonder how that will happen.”  Beyond Old Age (Roeper, 2011)  Photo used by permission of The Roeper School by Joy Navan  Our...

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