Goodbye from Gifted Child Mom

After a year of family illness and the uncertainty of public education in the age of COVID, I have decided to shut down this blog and focus my attention on a different topic. Gifted education is my area of expertise and my true passion, but not enough interest has been shown to justify keeping thisContinue reading “Goodbye from Gifted Child Mom”

Advice for parents

After several requests, I have set up a parenting service for parents who need advice that is personalized for their child. You can hire me here: http://www.fiverr.com/williamsed/give-you-the-best-parenting-advice-for-raising-children

Back to School Anxiety

It is that time of year again. Back to school puts children through a lot of emotions. Some of them can be intense. Anxiety for mothers is also a real problem this time of year. There are financial worries about new clothes and supplies, but the highest anxiety often comes from worrying about your child’sContinue reading “Back to School Anxiety”

Discussing Mass Shootings with Children

After this weekend’s shootings, many parents are wondering how or if they should try to explain the impossible- why do gunmen shoot people? For children with high anxiety or are highly empathetic, hearing that a child died in El Paso can trigger fear. They may not want to go shopping for back to school atContinue reading “Discussing Mass Shootings with Children”

Disciplining Smart Kids | Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT

43 participants and attendees from 22 states, D.C., and 5 countries joined us this week at Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT on Twitter to discuss disciplining smart kids! So often, discipline is confused with punishment which should not be the intent. Discipline should serve as a teachable moment. Gifted children know when others are trying… —Continue reading “Disciplining Smart Kids | Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT”

A Gifted Child Journal

Do you have a child 8-18 who has trouble telling you what she/he thinks? Is your child going through the stage where he is trying to decide how he feels about different things? If your child can write in sentence, a journal may be an appropriate gift. This journal has guided prompts to respond toContinue reading “A Gifted Child Journal”