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The Gifted: the Myth of the Overachiever

The Gifted: the Myth of the Overachiever Giftedness, just like ADHD, autism and highly sensitive people, represents a spectrum of characteristics. Two gifted people are not alike. HSP are often gifted, but not all gifted are a HSP. There is no consensus as to how “gifted” should be defined, but one definition that resonates for … Continue reading

Gifted and Very Active Young Children | Creatingcurriculum’s Blog

Young gifted children, especially those who suffer from Psychomotor Overexcitability*, can be very active, always on the go and wanting to be constantly engaged in an activity. Many parents of young gifted children who are very active despair that their child won’t sit still at the dinner table, eagerly rush into things before they’ve heard … Continue reading

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

As an educational consultant and private tutor, I’ve seen children medicated needlessly. I’ve seen the prevalent side effects, I’ve heard from frantic Moms after their sons were rushed to the emergency room. The sad fact is that the majority of children who are diagnosed as ADD or ADHD (often by their teachers!), are actually highly … Continue reading

Working With the Up-Side of Emotional Intensity « An Intense Life

Reblogged article: Working With the Up-Side of Emotional Intensity « An Intense Life. As Christine Fonseca pointed out on Monday, emotionally intense individuals experience extreme highs and lows. The intensity of these emotional reactions can cause difficulties. The Challenges: Depression is a risk for children who experience too many lows without balance or awareness of the … Continue reading

Excitabilities and Gifted People — an intro by Susan Daniels – YouTube

Excitabilities and Gifted People — an intro by Susan Daniels – YouTube.

Part 1: Multi Sensory Intelligence

These sensory abilities are not disabilities Current research is starting to understand that many “disabilities” are special abilities or different ways of perceiving the world, not defects. Finally, an approach that helps to reduce the labeling of children which is often damaging to their self-esteem, and instead work on developing their gifts. It is clear that … Continue reading

Making Sense of a Toxic Life

As the first part of our experiment in Nicaragua is coming to an end, I am noticing many changes in us. The boys are much calmer these days. We have come very far the three of us. This experience is by far the hardest we are going through together but also the most rewarding, we … Continue reading

Profiles of the gifted and talented

Profiles of the gifted and talented.

Lovely poem:

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. … Continue reading

High Achiever, Gifted Learner, CreativeThinker

Reblogged from: High Achiever, Gifted Learner, CreativeThinker.   High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative ThinkerBertie Kingore, Ph.D.   Identification of gifted students is clouded when concerned adults misinterpret high achievement as giftedness. High-achieving students are noticed for their on-time, neat, well-developed, and correct learning products. Adults comment on these students’ consistent high grades and note how … Continue reading