I am often asked by my clients for help on how to lose weight, get fit, or improve their sleep. Not surprisingly, these are areas where people find it extremely hard to achieve and maintain change. … [Read more...] about How to make and maintain effective lifestyle changes
Sometimes a client will tell me that their spouse doesn’t treat them very well, and will ponder aloud why they remain in the relationship. … [Read more...] about Why you stay in a bad relationship
I sometimes talk about how far gifted individuals are from the norm when I meet with my gifted clients. I will share that “giftedness,” which is at the high end of the intelligence spectrum, is as far from the norm as is “Intellectual Developmental Disorder,” which is at the low end of the … [Read more...] about Gifted people are far from the norm on the intelligence spectrum
Gifted adults frequently present reasons why they couldn’t possibly be gifted after I tell them that they are. They realize they are ‘different,’ but don’t recognize that the ways they are different are typical for the gifted. … [Read more...] about Many gifted adults discount their giftedness
“Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up With a Gay Dad,” by Allison Wearing is an excellent autobiographical book that offers an insider’s view into what it was like for the author to learn that her father was gay when she was in early adolescence, and how she wrestled with this fact through … [Read more...] about What do you know about being the child of a gay parent?
Teachers are responsible for teaching children with a wide range of intellectual abilities in the classroom. Teachers therefore generally direct their efforts towards reaching children with average abilities, with the expectation that gifted children will not need special attention. … [Read more...] about Many gifted children struggle in the school classroom
By definition, a gifted child’s intellectual development is advanced in one or more areas. This means a gifted child requires special attention in the classroom in order to develop optimally at his or her own pace. … [Read more...] about Gifted children develop at different rates intellectually, emotionally, and socially
High academic achievement in a school classroom setting is the most common way to identify gifted children. However, there are gifted children who are not high achievers, and these children often get overlooked. … [Read more...] about Not all gifted children are recognized in the classroom
Benzodiazepines are a class of pharmaceutical drugs that are commonly prescribed to people suffering from anxiety. Commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax (Alprazolam), Valium (Diazepam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), and Ativan (Lorazepam). … [Read more...] about Should you use medication to help manage anxiety?
Intellectual giftedness is most often discovered in childhood because children are constantly in environments where their developmental advancement is being assessed and their educational progress is being monitored. … [Read more...] about All gifted children become gifted adults