gifted / talented
GT Adults blog
HSP & high
ADD / ADHD
emotional aspects etc.
While few can agree
on a black-and-white definition for giftedness, one characteristic of
the population that has some global acceptance is emotional
sensitivity. It is a feature of personality that often plays havoc with
the ability to live easily in the world.
from article : Emotional Sensitivity
- related page : intensity /
- image from book: The
realize that the real Pocahontas
was only eleven
years old. Hollywood turned the incident into a love story, but the
real story is one of profound moral courage of a gifted child."
Silverman, PhD, in Advanced Development Journal, 1995
“Historical accounts of Pocahontas's
brief life, asserts Dr.
Allen, typically depict her as a lovelorn and tragic character (she
died in 1617 at the age of 20 or 21).
"Allen's Pocahontas is a real visionary, a prodigiously gifted young
woman fervently devoted to the spiritual traditions of her people."
from Publishers Weekly review of book Pocahontas
: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat - by Paula Gunn Allen
photo: Q'Orianka Kilcher portrays Pocahontas in "The New
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Growing up in
Brooklyn, I was routinely asked by teachers if someone had done my
homework for me or if I had copied the poems I wrote from a book. As a
poor, bright and ambitious girl in an underserved school, I constantly
butted up against the boundaries of race and class.
Sep 4 2005] -
of novel Miss Black America
topics :..identity.... early
Fisher : "I think
I'm very sane about how crazy I am."
of our brightest, most creative, most independent thinking children and
adults are being incorrectly diagnosed as having behavioral, emotional,
or mental disorders.
are then given medication and/or counseling to change their way of
being so that they will be more acceptable within the school, the
family, or the neighborhood, or so that they will be more content with
themselves and their situation.
> more on page :.
misdiagnosed gifted clients are prescribed medication to suppress the
of giftedness" there is the danger that the wonderful inner fury of the
gifted process will be neutralized, thus minimalizing the potential for
a life of accomplishment and fulfillment.
> from article Misdiagnosis of
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accept their child's giftedness and associated traits, but
to be in 'denial' about their own giftedness, or at varying stages of
article : Fostering
by Sharon Lind
on : parenting
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