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    5 Steps To Protect Your Gifted Child From Being Bullied – Guest Post

    Gifted children are at greater risk for being bullied simply because they stand out from their peers. Many of the same attributes that make gifted learners so unique are also the same ones that bullies use to pick a child out of the crowd. For example, a gifted child might struggle with anxiety or enjoy a hobby that the bullies find different. It is also common for gifted children to be physically smaller than their classmates if they advanced a grade level early. When you suspect bullying might be occurring, use these strategies to intervene and protect them before it damages your child’s self-esteem. Recognize The Signs Of Bullying The…

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    Why I Always Cry When Milestones Are Reached!

    I sit here, on yet another monumental day, thinking to myself: how on earth do we parents process all the emotions that pump through our veins? The bewildering mix of great pride when something new is learnt, terrible fear about an uncertain future, blood-curdling anger at bad behaviour, unbridled joy when we hear our children laugh and so many other emotions that course through our veins on a daily basis – all mixed together in a bowl called love deep, immeasurable, unconditional, life-changing and life-giving LOVE. Every thought, every feeling that our children inflict upon evoke within us, is intense and I often wonder how we parents survive that. Yesterday my…

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    Yes, I’m talking to You, unfriendly Mom.

    Some parents just baffle me.             Yes, I have friendly kids. And if you can’t deal with that, quite frankly, that’s your loss! You see, I’m trying to raise good human beings here. So yes, I’ve taught my kids to greet adults, because it’s respectful to do. I’ve taught them to include other kids in their play, because it’s kind and it’s a part of raising considerate, empathetic children.  I’ve taught them to say please, and thank you (even though they might need to be reminded from time to time) because decent manners are the building blocks of a good character. And, the last time…