RLL 31: Should I Test My Child for Giftedness?

RLL 31: Should I Test My Child for Giftedness?

  The testing question… it comes up often in conversation and consults, but as a listener asked again recently, Colleen thought it worth revisiting in a podcast episode. Testing your child for giftedness is a personal choice and everyone has different...
The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

You’ve got an image already conjured up in your mind, a stereotype if we’re honest, of a gifted kid. She’s got glasses, probably, or maybe he’s even wearing a bowtie and suspenders. She’s at the chalkboard solving a math problem several...
RLL 27: Challenging Gifted Kids vs. Pushing Them

RLL 27: Challenging Gifted Kids vs. Pushing Them

Parents of gifted kiddos often worry whether they’re challenging their kids enough or pushing them too hard. In this episode we examine the difference between pushing and appropriately challenging our kids, while acknowledging that those who aren’t raising...
RLL LIVE | Anxiety and Gifted/2e Kids

RLL LIVE | Anxiety and Gifted/2e Kids

Gifted and twice-exceptional kiddos often struggle with anxiety. Join us as we chat about what that might look like and how we can help our kids out. This video was originally recorded on Facebook Live. To see real-time comments, watch it here.   Links and...
Mislabeled Behavior And Undiagnosed Giftedness

Mislabeled Behavior And Undiagnosed Giftedness

“But… what’s wrong with him?” I was sitting across from the counselor we’d been seeing every week for six months, desperation leaking from my eyes and filling the small room with a heaviness we both felt. On the walls were graduate...
RLL LIVE | Gifted Teens and Tweens

RLL LIVE | Gifted Teens and Tweens

Join Colleen for a casual conversation about raising and homeschooling gifted teens and tweens. We’ll talk twice-exceptional kids, puberty, and challenging behaviors. Don’t forget that you can leave additional questions in the comments! We might tackle...
RLL LIVE | Motivating Gifted Underachievers

RLL LIVE | Motivating Gifted Underachievers

Gifted kids are always high achievers, right? Sigh… I wish. Those bright and quirky kiddos can be some of the most challenging to motivate, so what do we as parents and educators do to help them get working up to their potential? On this video we chat about ways...
Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

It’s Monday morning and the week is already going sideways. The oldest has told me that he absolutely cannot do the work that we’ve chosen (together) for him, and the next oldest is avoiding her math like the plague. The twice-exceptional struggling reader...