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Perfectionism in Children: How Parents Can Help Bright, Complex Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development I used to say, smiling, when discussing perfectionism that I wanted my surgeon, dentist, mechanic, electrician, and plumber to be perfectionists—but not my friends, … Continue reading

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3 Ways Educators Can Work Through Their Pandemic Trauma

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis The division I live and work in doesn’t start receiving students until mid-September. However, staff are already back in the building and … Continue reading

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12 Boredom-Busting Ways to Motivate and Challenge Students

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Coasting Casey It’s back-to-school time, and teachers everywhere are striving to motivate and challenge their students. Whether it is finding a way to stretch your gifted students or just keeping things new and exciting, here … Continue reading

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The Importance of Intersectionality in Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: We Are More Than You Think We Are

By Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D., coeditor of Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students As educators working with gifted students, we have to be as cognizant of our students’ affective needs as we are of their intellectual and academic needs. We realize that … Continue reading

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How to Improve Children’s Sleep with Mindfulness

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Mindfulness is a popular topic these days. It can be helpful for a variety of problems, including stress management, anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. Mindfulness is also … Continue reading

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