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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Gifted Relationships
How does giftedness affect our kids relationships, with their peers
and teachers, with their siblings, with their parents and
grandparents? Do gifted kids prefer real life or online
And how does our giftedness affect our
relationships? More than we'd like to admit!
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Social / Emotional Needs of the
Require Work by
Adventures of Hahn
- Being gifted also does not make relationships easy but us living in a
transient global community makes it much harder. There are perks of learning
about so many cultures, but there is also more work required to make friends
and to keep friends. It’s worth it for the long term as it teaches
adaptability and that relationships require work...
Finding and Forging Gifted Friendships by Catie,
My Little Poppies
- I always find myself wondering what folks did before the internet. I
have found so much solace in the friendships I've formed through several
online gifted communities. I think I would be lost without this support and
I am grateful for it each and every day...
by Jo on Sprite's Site
- Great Aunt Hashtag was visiting the Tweet family again.
Retweet was trying to make the visit a positive experience by declaring that
as part of their NEST Ed activities for the week they would be researching
their family tree as Great Aunt Hashtag was very knowledgeable about Tweet’s
“I am glad to see you are doing that.” said Great Aunt Hashtag. “In MY day
we knew how to respect our ancestors and relatives!”...
I'm So Smart, Why Am I So Lonely? by Paula Prober,
Your Rainforest Mind
- Relationships can be tricky when you have a rainforest mind. Have you
You think you're explaining your ideas quite thoroughly and clearly. But
your listeners aren't listening. They're lost in your creative leaps and
poetic language. Or they don't really care about the future of the electric
car. Or they think your enthusiasm for mycelium is weird.
That you are weird...
Sisterhood Of Mothers With Gifted Children by
- Once upon a time, you could just show your video of how excited you are
about your young child who could type at age 2. After a few more videos of
interesting discoveries as your child gets older, you start to notice how
your friends (with children of the same age are not doing the same thing),
and the crowd have strangely grown silent. This is when you realise you have
ventured into unknown territory, where people think you are showing off or
hothousing your child, but you are actually at a loss on what to do with
Gifted Relationships. The Silver Lining in the Gifted Storm by
Crushing Tall Poppies
- For us, advocating for our youngest gifted child became a lonely,
devastating storm which caused pain and isolation. But, the storm also
brought opportunities and realizations which enriched our lives and showed
us we were not alone in our efforts to advocate for our son. We were not
alone in the storm. There were others and we all seemed to naturally cling
together with a shared understanding of the hardships we all shared, helping
each other through this storm full of the ups and downs we all shared.
These intelligent, sensitive and understanding people, some I’ve met in
person, some who have become life-long friends and some I have only met
online are all gifts to me...
adults and relationships: Ten patterns that may cause problems by
Gail Post in
- Gifted social/emotional traits and intellectual strengths don't during
adulthood. Gifted adults still think outside of the box, grasp information
at a faster pace, and hunger for intellectual stimulation. They also may
have retained some of the social quirks and defenses that developed during
childhood and adolescence. All of this can lead to patterns that create
problems in adult relationships.
Here are some behaviors and feelings that may put a strain on relationships...
Tips for Successful Group Work: Relationship Dance Is Not Always Easy by
Planet Smarty Pants
- Smarty is not an introverted child. In fact, she is very outgoing… with
adults. It’s a different matter with kids. I think she is seeking a deeper
personal connection with her friends and therefore she strongly prefers 1:1
interaction. She can connect to almost any kid during a playdate..., and she
enjoys group games organized by adults, but she hates (her word)
group projects in school and she rarely joins group games during recess
where kids self-organize into a game. Instead she and her best friend prefer
to spend time playing together and rebuking attempts from others to enter
their “circle of friendship”... I worry that Smarty will end up more and
more isolated from the mainstream of her rather small island of
Gifted and Struggling with
Relationships? The Virtues are a Good Place to Start by
- Gifted or not, relationships can be difficult. Much of my research in my
masters thesis focused on the impact of relationships on learning and the
focus of three years of intense study into curriculum along with
interviewing teachers confirmed that yes, relationships are difficult. In a
school setting, there are many things that contribute to these difficulties...
Intensity X2 by
- After seven years of single parenthood, I'm moving back into the world of
marriage again when I wasn't sure I ever would. If I've learned anything
from my years of relationships and dating it's this - drama is not the same
as passion or an inevitable outcome of two intense people meshing and
compatible communication styles save a lot of drama. Also, until you
completely accept yourself, it will be difficult to find someone who
completely accepts you. If you do, and it's mutual - treasure that!
It Isn't Easy Being Smart by Linda Wallin,
Living with Geniuses
- How many friends does your child have that love to read? My son and his
best friend would have reading contests to see who could read the most pages
in five minutes. He got plenty of exercise, btw, and has carried his drive
for extreme sports into adulthood with stair climbing. Most children are
outside on summer days, riding their bikes or swimming, but it is harder if
parents work. Some are crafting worlds in cosplay or online...
Five Relationships Any Gifted Kid Needs by
Braver than you believe
- And, while those regular relationships can sometimes fill these roles,
it’s often even better to look beyond the normal circle for others who may
bring fresh perspective. Who fills these rolls for your gifted kid, or you,
• Role Model...
7 Tips to Help
Your Child Build Healthy Friendships by
Up Parenting Creek
- As a parent, I want to help my kids build these kind of healthy
friendships. Despite what my husband says, building healthy friendships
doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. Our kids sometimes need support
and coaching, because let’s face it – friendships can be hard....
Power of Special Connections: Gifted/Special Needs Friendships by
- Experts frequently discuss students’ need for friendships with other
gifted students, with older intellectual peers, and with adults.
There is another relationship, however, which has been equally important to
our family: friendships with students who have special needs. A few sources
mention these connections, but I hope to see them explored further, both in
G/T resources and school programs....
June 22, 2016