RLL #75: [Audioblog] Dear Tired Mama of Gifted Kids

RLL #75: [Audioblog] Dear Tired Mama of Gifted Kids

It’s been a long day already, and you haven’t even taken your first sip of coffee. You didn’t get to bed until well after midnight because the oldest couldn’t shut his mind down and wanted, no needed, to talk about every single, swirling thought he’d ever...
RLL #71: Resiliency and Why Our Kids Need It

RLL #71: Resiliency and Why Our Kids Need It

  Resiliency is the ability for any of us, including our kids, to bounce back from adversity.  The potential for happiness or success comes from how we take snippets of those bad days, turn ourselves around and bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy,...
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...
RLL #70: More Than Enough with Kara Anderson

RLL #70: More Than Enough with Kara Anderson

  Ever feel overwhelmed or scared that you just might not be doing enough in your homeschool? Not seeing those Instagram families in your own home?  Feeling a little drained by those wonderful but intense learners? In today’s podcast, Colleen speaks...
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...
RLL #61: Let’s Talk About Anxiety

RLL #61: Let’s Talk About Anxiety

    While this podcast episode was recorded before all the COVID-19 stuff hit, and things were relatively normal, I felt it important to share it with you. In this episode I talk about five simple things you can do with your anxious kiddos to help them right...
Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

I was drifting off to sleep in my Fort Worth hotel room just last week after the convention I was speaking at was closed down in the middle of everything because the city had issued an order banning all gatherings of more than 100 people. I heard my teen clear his...
Taming the Worry Dragon at GHC

Taming the Worry Dragon at GHC

Year after year that I attend Great Homeschool Conventions, I meet families struggling to help their child cope with anxiety, worry, and perfectionism. Anxiety is an issue plaguing many of today’s young people, and gifted and twice-exceptional children are...