Category: Mentors

Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents

As parents, it’s not hard to pick up on our child’s interest areas, whether it’s dinosaurs, cats, princesses, or other obvious passions. But for the child who shows natural ability in music, yet refuses piano lessons, or artistic ability but doesn’t want formal art classes; or loves to play chess, but won’t participate in competitions, how can parents encourage without…

The Gifted &Talented Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord. I love that word… it reminds me of Florida restaurants I frequented in the summers with my dad and grandparents growing up. They offered loads of bland, under-salted, over-processed food, but the dessert buffet was amazing. Or so it was to a sugar addict who was plenty satisfied with chocolate pudding and whipped cream. But I digress… This month-…

Register for The P.A.L. Spring Workshop Series

Welcome back to our Spring P.A.L. [Parents of Advanced Learners] Workshop Series! If you missed the January event with Dr. Rena Subotnik, you can check out her presentation posted on the last post. The entire Spring Calendar is here, so follow the link at right to sign-up soon! January: A Conversation with Rena Subotnik–Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education…

Realized Potential = Nature + Nurture + Mentors + Opportunity

How much does the interest or strength area of a parent dictate or guide the course of their child? Clearly some parents encourage their children to follow the paths they chose, or wished they had pursued; others discover the talent areas of their children and offer them support to pursue their own course. According to Dr. Rena Subotnik, who spoke…