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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”
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”
Want your children to succeed? Then dial back on trying to “rescue” them.
As a gifted child mom, I know how much you want to provide every opportunity for your bright children. They may learn quickly and with little repetition. They may be artistic or play a musical instrument before they even started school. But ask yourself honestly. Do you let your children struggle and persist? If theyContinue reading “Want your children to succeed? Then dial back on trying to “rescue” them.”
Give Yourself a Birthday Gift!
I am amazed at how hard Moms work to give their children the most memorable of birthday gifts and parties. For previous generations, gifts were fewer and farther between. Often it was ONE gift, not the entire Amazon toy section. My father was born in 1915. When he was 4, he and his brother, whoContinue reading “Give Yourself a Birthday Gift!”
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?”