Parenting and Potential

Parenting and Potential

Potential. It’s a word I think about a lot as a parent. What could my boys become someday? What can they accomplish? Who will they be? When parenting my gifted children, it feels like there are so many possibilities for the future. My triplet boys are 9, and my...
Keeping up With the Twinkies

Keeping up With the Twinkies

I love to learn new things, and gather my knowledge from a variety of sources. I subscribe to MENSA newsletters. I follow industry leaders and innovators on social media. I subscribe to Google alerts on topics that interest me. I consume a ton of information from...
I’m afraid of becoming a hoarder

I’m afraid of becoming a hoarder

If I am being completely honest with you, and that’s what I try to do when I write, it has been one of the hardest of my 40 fears that I’ve had to face this year. I’ve spent months avoiding it, because it’s where I’m most vulnerable....
Focus on the present

Focus on the present

Tonight, I don’t like you very much, even though you’re my son. And, I thought about not documenting it, and writing it down for posterity and the whole internet. But that would just let my anger fester more. That is exactly why I needed to write it down....
Before You Try to Convert Me to Your Cause…

Before You Try to Convert Me to Your Cause…

As an activist, or a parent of a child activist, I get it. You are passionate about this thing. This cause you are championing is important to you or your child. You want it to be important to me too. Here’s what I want you to know, and questions to consider...
Successfully Advocating for Your Child’s Grade Skip

Successfully Advocating for Your Child’s Grade Skip

School has started, and as a parent of a gifted child, so has that nagging in the back of your mind. It can start in a few ways. It could be hearing your child’s daily complaint about boredom in their current classroom.  It  may be that you’re concerned...

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