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23 May Featured Professionals for National Mental Health Month

By Niña Abonal, MA, Program Manager Each year during the month of May, organizations like National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America, raise awareness and highlight the importance of mental health through local events, media, and health screenings. The unfortunate reality is there is a...

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managing perfectionism

31 Oct Perfectionism and Ways to Manage It

by Qiao Li, Coordinator The tendency to be a perfectionist is within all of us. As I start writing this blog, I find myself typing and deleting, starring at the screen trying to brainstorm the perfect sentence to write. Perfect sentence to write? That sounds oxymoronic! Perfectionism...

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overthinking

01 May Overthinking: When Your Mind Won’t Turn Off

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Overthinking. The irony in writing about this topic is that I kept overthinking it. What direction should I take? What tips should I offer? Where can I find the best research? What if my post doesn’t hold up against...

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grief

11 Apr Grief, Loss and Gifted

by Heather Boorman, LICSW, LCSW, and Co-Founder of The Fringy Bit Whether we believe it or not, Spring has sprung. Often, we think of new growth, new life, and renewal, but spring can also hold an underpinning of grief and loss. As soon as the weather warms...

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excitabilities

14 Mar A Basketball Center En Pointe and Parabolas on the Fairway

by Kate Duey, Certified College Consultant March Madness in almost here, making college basketball top-of-mind. And so I perked up at last week’s California Association for the Gifted Conference when Dr. Sandra Kaplan mentioned that UCLA’s basketball team takes ballet classes. This caused me to sit...

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intense kids

07 Mar Intense Kids, Intense Parents — Tips for Managing the Mayhem

by Paula Prober, Licensed Counselor and Consultant How do you manage your emotions and your sensitivities while raising your super intense super smart children? How do you raise your children without unconsciously repeating the patterns set down by your own parents? I’m guessing that you think about this a lot....

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gifted quirks

01 Jun Quirks of the Gifted Brain

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing and Communications Coordinator The gifted brain is a unique place. In fact, it is so unique that many of the complexities of giftedness are still not fully understood. Still, there are some common quirks that have been identified as being associated with...

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01 Sep The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children

Gifted children often experience overexcitabilities, also called intensities. These areas of heightened stimulation are categorized in five areas: psychomotor, sensual, imaginational, intellectual, and emotional. Though overexcitabilities are not, in and of themselves, negative characteristics, they are often discussed as though they are problems to solve. However,...

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15 Jul Yunasa West 2014

By Jessica Houben IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. In June, 39 campers from across the country came...

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15 Jul Yunasa West 2014

By Jessica Houben IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. In June, 39 campers from across the country came...

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15 Jul Yunasa West 2014

By Jessica Houben IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. In June, 39 campers from across the country came...

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30 Apr I Won’t Try to Fix You

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Four years ago, I sat in the library of my children’s school and said a small prayer. “Please don’t let that happen to us,” I thought. I was listening to a psychiatrist...

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10 Dec Gifted Child Parent Support Groups

Click here for 2013-2014 Parent Meetings. Gifted children have a variety of unique gifts, as well as a variety of unique needs and challenges. Join the Institute for Educational Advancement as we explore ways to meet our gifted children’s particular needs and learn more about this...

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gifted anxiety

13 Nov High Anxiety in My Gifted Child

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Which of the following is a symptom of anxiety in a gifted child? a. An eye twitch b. Pacing in circles c. Fighting with her mother The answer? All of the above. The eye twitch and...

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29 Aug Fostering Resilience in Gifted Children

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “Raising Successful Children”—who could resist that title? I immediately began to asses my parenting skills after I saw Madeline Levine’s opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times. According to...

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