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Picking Your Battles with Gifted Children: Brain Development & Organization

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Tamara Fisher at Unwrapping the Gifted recently pointed out this press release from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (citing a paper in the March 30, 2006* issue of Nature), which explains that for children with “superior” IQs: “Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed read more »

Beautiful Blogger Award

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 | 2 Comments
A couple of weeks ago, the Connected Parenting Blog was the proud recipient of the Beautiful Blogger Award from Single Soccer Mom! In tapping Connected Parenting for this fab honor, Single Soccer Mom writes: “I’ve decided to pass the award on to a blog read more »

Following the Orchid Children Discussion

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 | 4 Comments
David Dobbs’ article in the Atlantic about orchid children and dandelion children has sparked a huge amount of interest. We summarized the article and later followed up with a link to an interview with Dobbs on WNYC radio. We also mentioned that read more »

New Theory Suggests that Overly Sensitive Children Have Over-sized Potential: Orchid Children

Friday, November 20th, 2009 | 6 Comments
An article in the December issue of the Atlantic reports on a new theory that genes that predispose people to anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems, also seem to endow people with enormous potential. According to this “orchid hypothesis”: “[B]ad genes can create dysfunction read more »

Jennifer Kolari Discusses Gifted Children

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a parent who suspects that her daughter may be gifted at My Child Feels: Jennifer explains that in gifted children, the left brain, which is logical, mathematical and reasonable, understands too much. The right side of the brain, read more »

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