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”
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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?”
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!”
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?”