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“In-Sync”: The Power of Tribe – A Perspective on Giftedness

This piece was written as a part of IG’s Writing Month, and will appear in the upcoming IG Writing Month Compilation: Embracing the Gifted Quest   An Outside-the-Box Definition of Giftedness Mothers of gifted “plumb the depths of the gifted experience” (to borrow a phrase from Dr. Linda Silverman)[1]. This is from both personal experience […]

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No Fear Parenting

I am the mother of two adult gifted daughters as well as a social worker and parent coach….and I’ve recently conducted a study of mothers of gifted daughters, interviewing 43 mothers and 20 adult daughters. As part of this study, I’m trying to stay current with the latest “raising your gifted child” books and so […]

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Positive Parenting Disintegration

The speaker at the Mothers’ Symposium at Stanford University in 2009 touched a nerve. Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen, stated that her whole life seemed to start shortly after her daughter was born but the one word that stuck in her mind after giving birth was “Stanford.” The mothers in the audience responded […]

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Appreciative Inquiry…A somewhat formidable label for a magical change process

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a rather awkward term used to describe a powerful model based on asking positive questions to bring about desired change. AI holds that questions and dialogue about strengths, successes, values, hopes and dreams are themselves transformational—to both the parent and the coach! Therefore, throughout the coaching process, parents can shift their […]

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Welcome Mothers of Gifted Daughters

After raising my gifted daughters, I ventured into the professional world devoted to supporting and developing gifted children. This involved digging into the literature, attending conferences, and connecting informally with others in the field. But after a few months, it hit me—the voices of mothers like myself, who had raised gifted children–were not present in […]

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