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Your Child's Strengths by Jennifer Fox

Posted by Captain's blog on September 17, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Your Child's Strengths by Jennier Fox

How to: Find the activities that revitalize your child.

Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen

Explains how: Fun times that are sometimes unexplainably followed by tears means they were relaxed enough to release pent-up tears from old hurts and backed up feelings.

The Nurtured Heart Approach Workbook: transforming the difficult child

by Lisa Bravo and Howard Glassner

How to : Rescript your kids self i...

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Worrying, Over-analysis, and Parenting your Gifted Child

Posted by Captain's blog on September 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (6)

There's a big difference between doing the right thing for your child and saying the right thing about your child in public. People prefer people who say the right things.

At the library crafts and kids lunch the other day I showed my son how to open the milk carton, saying, "Let me show you how. You're going to have to know how to do this in a fe...

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Above Minimum Standards

Posted by Captain's blog on July 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Focus on putting things in the school's own language. �Mention the school motto because often it's "children first", or "pride in excellence", or "knoweledge is power". �Knowledge IS power. �i KNOW there is a state law in Texas preventing early entry into pre-k. �I know that the law here allows "credit by examination" (grade skipping) up to one grade per year starting with kindergarten. �I know that the G&T program is worth getting into because they present projects before the whole school (publ... Read Full Post »

Parenting the Gifted Blog Tour

Posted by Captain's blog on July 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)



I am very excited to be participating in the Parenting the Gifted Blog Tour 2012 from July 15-21st. This blog tour is organized by parents who met on

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Susan Wise Bauer "Writing With Ease"

Posted by Captain's blog on September 2, 2011 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Link to Sample PDF Susan Wise Bauer "Writing With Ease"  A mother and a college professor outlines how to teach young children how to write.  Young children benefit from instruction more than endless journaling.  Susan Wise Bauer...

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May I recommend:

Posted by Captain's blog on November 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM Comments comments (0)

free download of 300 math worksheets

Smart Boys

Posted by Captain's blog on July 31, 2010 at 11:39 AM Comments comments (1)

I so highly recommend this book for the new gifted parent as well as for the gifted kid who wants to learn about common gifted issues.  It just covers a lot of ground with real-life stories illustrating many aspects of gifted life.  It discusses ambivilance about being gifted and the need to choose between excellence and normalcy.  It tells the stories and findings of researcher into the gifted psychology from the 1920's on.  It tells the stories of grown gifted men from t...

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Carol Dweck

Posted by Captain's blog on July 31, 2010 at 11:23 AM Comments comments (0)

Carol Dweck is a psychologist who is currently popular with some of the parents of gifted children.  She is the author of a book called "Self-Theories: Their role in motivation, personality, and development."  She put forth a debate over "entity theory of intelligence" vs. "incremental theory of intelligence."  Namely she says if you believe that you are born with a fixed level of intelligence rather than one that is adjustable through hard work you may be unwilling to tak...

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Talk So Kids Listen

Posted by Captain's blog on July 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM Comments comments (0)

"How to talk so your Kids will Listen and Listen so your kids will talk" is by NY Times best selling authors Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish.  It is a couple of experienced mothers giving advice on how to engage cooperation from the kiddos.  For example get rid of the blame, the name-calling, the threats, commands, and lectures, the warnings and prophecies, the martyrdom syndrome.  Replace these with informative descriptions of what the problem is.  Say it with a single w...

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Posted by Captain's blog on March 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)


"The Gifted Child: Super Achiever or Underachiever -- Parents and Teachers Make the Difference.

The early environments which foster giftedness in children can also make them vulnerable to feeling extreme pressures.  The praise and power which cultivate a positive learning environment may become "too much of a good thing."  Gifted children may internalize highly competitive pressures to be brilliant, perfect, extraordinarily creati...

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