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!”
Tag Archives: social and emotional
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”
Being a Leader but Not a Dictator
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”
Developing an organized brain
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.
Welcome parents of gifted children!
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!”