Helpful or Over-Involved?

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My middle son is a junior in high school. It’s time for him […]

Doing Homework the Wrong Way

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. There is a right way to approach your school work and a wrong […]

That’s Just Not Fair

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “That’s not fair.” It’s my daughter’s motto. It is usually followed by a […]

Motivating Without Grades

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My oldest son didn’t get his first letter grade until he was a […]

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 […]

Parental Expectations

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. When my sons were in elementary school, I argued with the teachers every […]

What Does “Gifted” Mean Anyway?

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. In high school, I was identified as a gifted and talented student by […]

The Perfect Test

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. At my son’s kindergarten parent/teacher conference, his teacher played a game with my […]

Confessions by the Dashboard Lights

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. There is a song on my son’s iPod that has over 500 plays. […]