Exponentially Great Math Books (That Aren’t Textbooks!)

Exponentially Great Math Books (That Aren’t Textbooks!)

The world is always being divided into two camps – ketchup or mustard, Mac or PC, cat person or dog lover, and those who love math versus those who shudder at the mere mention of mathematics. Whether you’ve got a kiddo who can’t get enough equations...
When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

Sure, I’m writing this in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and unprecedented protests and riots. The news daily reminds us all of death and sickness and fear and storms. The world as we know it has been set ablaze, slammed to a halt, and deeply, passionately...
Watching Movies With Gifted Kids

Watching Movies With Gifted Kids

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it – watching movies with my gifted kids is the worst. Sure, I like spending time with my children and sure, there are innumerable on-screen stories out there to share and experience with them, but when it comes down to...
Discussing Race With Your Emotionally Intense Kids

Discussing Race With Your Emotionally Intense Kids

My kids, like many gifted kids, are pretty interested in current events and tend to somehow absorb the news, despite some of my attempts to filter it for them. My kids, like many gifted and twice-exceptional kids, also happen to be pretty emotionally intense. It can...
There Are No Quick Fixes

There Are No Quick Fixes

We waited months for that first counseling appointment. Very long, emotional, hopeful months. We knew our son was going to benefit from therapy, knew he needed it, knew we needed it. School issues, social difficulties, peace at home, the overwhelming fear and guilt...
Pandemic Schooling Is Torturing Gifted Kids

Pandemic Schooling Is Torturing Gifted Kids

“It’s like they don’t care about us.” My normally even-tempered, people-pleasing middle schooler was in tears. He had his laptop in front of him, logged into all the various websites and hangouts he needed to be a part of that day in order to...
Low-Waste Homeschooling

Low-Waste Homeschooling

It’s very easy to go all-in and overbuy when it comes to homeschool supplies (ask me how I know). But with all of the talk of climate issues, minimalism movements, and generally trying to take better care of our planet, I’ve begun to look into lowering our own...