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?”
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”
As a mom and grandmother of gifted children, I understand if you feel overwhelmed by parenting a child with high potential. Bright children seem to also be emotionally extreme, either timid and introverted, or explosive with bouts of great anger or great joy. How you react to their emotional state can determine whether or notContinue reading “Are you an exhausted gifted child mom?”
The brightest minds are not always the most compassionate or caring among us. Children who think quickly and draw conclusions that generally are accurate may believe that their answer will always be seen as the best option available. The problem is, in cooperative learning situations, where compromise is necessary and there may be multiple methodsContinue reading “Being a Leader but Not a Dictator”
Moms need to destress and let kids free play for their brains.
You cannot start playing too soon with your children. When you play “peekaboo” with an infant, you are doing it to see their surprised expression and smile when it sees your face again. But what is going on in your child’s brain when you play peekaboo? The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” isContinue reading “Play games that teach your child’s brain to solve problems.”
If you each your child’s brain to organize and manage the world around them, life for them and for you, the gifted child mom, will become easier and more peaceful.
Hey there! If you found this blog, it is probably because you were searching for answers to parenting questions that most blogs or websites don’t address. If you have a child that has a surprisingly creative streak, an above average vocabulary, and prefers adults or older acquaintances to playing with his or her own peers,Continue reading “Welcome parents of gifted children!”