Mar
23

Giftedness isn’t…………………….

Mar
21

Praise the effort not the results??

I have often heard the argument you should praise the effort not the results, I disagree I think both effort and result should be praised.  Quite often in a school situation it is the effort that is praised. This is very hard for the gifted child who perhaps doesn’t have to make much of an … Continue reading »

Mar
14

Giftedness isn’t …………..

Mar
14

Food for thought…

Parents of gifted kids often have the label ‘pushy parents’ stuck on them, but certainly for most Irish parents that is very far from the truth.  In bringing our kids to extracurricular activities such as music lessons, drama, CTYI classes, football, athletics to name but a few of the extracurricular activities our kids are involved … Continue reading »

Mar
07

It’s only words…..

A rose by any other name………….. Well actually an anagram of a rose is a sore!! So is it the same with the ‘G’ word?? Actually an anagram  of gifted is fidget! But that’s beside the point!! Is it the dreaded Gifted word that has been holding things back for years.  Although I know that … Continue reading »

Mar
07

Giftedness is…………….

Mar
01

Giftedness is…………………..

Feb
28

Why is it always about the strength and not the weakness?

This is a question I have been asked from time to time by my highly able children, and it is a question that I have difficulty answering although I try.  I do know that when we brought our daughters’ assessments to the school principal, and as with all assessments they showed strengths and weaknesses.  The … Continue reading »

Feb
21

Giftedness is…………………….

Feb
21

School Daze!

Alarm bells started to ring one evening when one of my DD’s said to me “you know the way you can be sitting right beside Da and talking to him and he doesn’t hear ‘cos he’s watching the T.V.” “Yes” I replied, knowing that situation only too well!!!! “Well” continued DD “I know how to … Continue reading »

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