Articles on the Well-Being of the Gifted

Trauma: A Call for Collaboration

By Kate Bachtel Meet David and Anna.  David is a seventh grade student attending an urban  middle school with a strong equity orientation and also a high percentage of students from low-income families. Thirty minutes away in the suburbs, Anna attends a private school...

Director's Corner: Social Justice and the Gifted Child

Social Justice and the Gifted Child: Nurturing their need to make a difference in the world By Joy Lawson Davis As a tenth grader in high school, I led a walkout. A year or so earlier, my parents had moved our family to a very small racially segregated rural area...

Talking Circles: The 2e Student: Damaging Myths

The 2e Student: Damaging Myths by Dr. Michael Postma The seventh grade classroom hummed as the students worked in small groups to complete the assigned project for Ms. Lindy. Some groups worked quietly while others tested the threshold of Ms. Lindy’s patience with...

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn Mental health professionals (psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists) work in both public and private settings. These professional's graduate education includes an abundance of knowledge relating to...

100 Words of Wisdom: Melinda Stewart

100 Words of Wisdom: Melinda Stewart Please hear me! What happens when there are no words to express anguish so deep, sorrow so profound, nor fear so paralyzing that all reason stops? For the gifted, who feel more things more deeply than words can sometimes hold, the...

Director’s Corner: Alphabet Soup and Stardust

Director’s Corner: Alphabet Soup and Stardust by Evelyn King Metcalf From the back seat of the van I hear the most amazing music. That’s where my daughter shares it with me. I rarely see her otherwise, tucked up in her room, under her covers. It’s been a hard winter....

When Your Child Goes Overboard: Fears and Compassionate Concerns

When Your Child Goes Overboard: Fears and Compassionate Concerns by Nancy M. Robinson, PhD When Johnny was 5, he was greatly disturbed by the accounts of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Not only was he deeply sympathetic to the orphaned children and their...

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf Kahlil Gibran's poem, On Children, frequently comes to my mind when I speak to gifted parents of gifted children: "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and the daughters of a life longing for itself." When I...

Director's Corner: The Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children

Director's Corner: The Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children By Stephen Chou “I did it! I can do it! I can do anything!” Success, success, and more success. Though this is not the experience of all children who are gifted, as there is such diversity and...

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student By Alessa Keener We live in unprecedented times, where many Americans can proudly and safely live as out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. One measure of progress is in the number of states that have...

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