Category Archives: gifted support

Notes on preschools and IEP accommodation for SM kids.

A short update:  My now 12 year old formerly SM child has 18 lines (18!) of dialogue in the school play she tried out for this year in middle school.  She’s beyond thrilled!  And so is this mama!   As many … Continue reading

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Dumbing down is not an option

Yeah, I know I should be organizing my house.  I’m really feeling run down with the cold I contracted from my daughter.  So I am resting and nursing my health and blogging instead. *** I’ve wasted no small amount of … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, faith, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive person, mindfulness, On friendship, people suck, personal growth, personal issues, social and emotional issues of the gifted | 17 Comments

Gifted and Disorganized

This week has been a very slow work week for me.  I contracted a nasty stomach virus last Friday night from my adorable students/germ factories, and spent most of the wee hours of Saturday vomiting and emptying my bowels just … Continue reading

Posted in about the smart girls, Clutter, creativity, gifted adults, Gifted and Disorganized, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive mom, intellectual stuff, messie, organization, personal growth | 8 Comments

10 Basic Good Mother Messages

I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now.  And I need constant reminders about what is good fertilizer to grow children.  I know, so sad, right?  But it’s true. I have read in so many places regarding healing from childhood … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Depression, emotional dysregulation, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, introspection, loss of parental love, meltdowns, mindfulness, motherhood, my mothering goals, personal growth, personal issues, raising smart girls, suicidal ideation, trauma | 1 Comment

What I’ve learned – Part II

(For part I – please see this post – What I’ve learned-Part I) I must say, resourceful or not, motherhood knocked me on my ass. I can look back now with compassion for myself. Due to my own very difficult … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Attached Dad, Attachment Parenting, career, Depression, emotion coaching, emotional dysregulation, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, meltdowns, personal growth, perspective | 6 Comments

What I’ve learned – Part I

[Due to an obnoxiously long word count, I decided to make this a two-parter] When I started this job almost 10 years ago, I was extremely unprepared for mothering. I’d like you talk about my own mother for a moment, … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Attached Dad, Attachment Parenting, career, emotional dysregulation, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, motherhood, personal growth | 1 Comment

It’s okay to be weird – raising independent thinkers

Two of my daughters have come to me in recent weeks in tears telling me that they are upset because “I’m weird, mommy.” I would ask them, “why are you weird?” And they would reply, “I am weird because…” and … Continue reading

Posted in gifted children, gifted support | 15 Comments