What do your gifted children BELIEVE about themselves?

What do your children believe about themselves? Regardless of what they are told, self-image is created from within. It is a product of all the comments ever made by parents, friends, and outside “influencers”, but in some children, regardless of what the outside world tells them, their own brain tells them they are not reallyContinue reading “What do your gifted children BELIEVE about themselves?”

The Problem with “Pretty Girls” and Princesses – Open Thought Vortex

The Problem with “Pretty Girls” and Princesses – Open Thought Vortex — Read on otvmagazine.com/the-problem-with-pretty-girls-and-princesses/

Is Your Child Being Bullied? Here Are a Few Ways to Tell

Is Your Child Being Bullied? Here Are a Few Ways to Tell http://freespiritpublishingblog.com/2018/10/01/is-your-child-being-bullied-here-are-a-few-ways-to-tell/ — Read on freespiritpublishingblog.com/2018/10/01/is-your-child-being-bullied-here-are-a-few-ways-to-tell/

Hi there, Moms!

Someone commented they could not tell who was writing this blog, so I thought I would reintroduce myself. I am Ellen Williams, Ed.D. I retired after 35 years in public education. I taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade before I became the gifted and talented coordinator in Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Houston,Continue reading “Hi there, Moms!”

Loose Parts: What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Laura Grace Weldon:
“A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action and morality.” ~Lev Vygotsky You probably know the old cliché about kids playing longer with the box a toy came in then the toy itself? It’s true. Child development experts…

Take a Break from Your Circus!

I have been away from the blogging world for over a month. I am still not sure if I am ready to start writing again, but I hope to connect with my readers and start a conversation about peace of mind. My mind seems to be exhausted, short circuited maybe, frazzled for sure. I doContinue reading “Take a Break from Your Circus!”

Can you be Happy and be a Gifted Child Mom?

Do you watch Ted Talks on YouTube? If not, they are wonderful lectures on many subjects, including parenting. I watched one today I wanted to share with you: Happiness is a very high bar Once upon a time, we expected our children to work by our side, whether in a factory or on the farm,Continue reading “Can you be Happy and be a Gifted Child Mom?”

Emotional Meltdowns and the Gifted Child: What is a Mom Supposed to do?

If my child is so smart, why does he/she act like such a baby?” Part of it is called  asynchronous development. That means that one part of your child, their intelligence is not “in sync” with their physical and emotional development. An average six-year-old will look like they are six. They will be similar inContinue reading “Emotional Meltdowns and the Gifted Child: What is a Mom Supposed to do?”

The Slightest Scratch Cuts to the Bone

All children feel sadness and pain, but the really bright ones may seem especially intense or sensitive. A young child  may wail and have a meltdown over not getting their way, but a gifted child of any age may have a meltdown about things that are experienced less intensely by most people. They can beContinue reading “The Slightest Scratch Cuts to the Bone”