Parents Need Support Too

It’s important that we find safe places – and people – in person as well as online — who listen without condemnation and then respond, “been there. I know what you’re talking about.”
We might even find some valuable help along the way.

Relationship Rule # 1

“I like you for who you are.” That’s it. That’s what makes healthy relationships, not I like you for what you do for me… I would like you if you would… If you change this or improve that, then… Simply: I like you for who you are. Whole and complete acceptance, flaws and all. This…

3 Survival Tips when Parenting Gifted Preschoolers

The early years of parenting gifted kids can be tough. You’re probably sleep-deprived, frazzled, questioning your parenting skills, asynchrony is in full force, and all around you, people are telling you to “enjoy every moment” and to “let them be little”.
Meanwhile, you’re wondering what in the world you’re going to do with a 4 year old who reads a math dictionary for fun while his friends are playing pirates and house.

I am not a tube of toothpaste.

In my home, we’re thrifty. We try not to waste. We use things until they’re really gone, adding water to shampoo bottles, scraping out the rest of the sunflower seed butter with a spatula, and squeezing every last drop out of that toothpaste tube. All those things are fine and good. Here’s the problem, though:…