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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Transitions
Whether we are talking about the little transitions from the house
to an event or school, from evening activities to bedtime, or big
transitions from home to elementary school, from high school to
college, from adult to parent, or from adult to senior in need of
support... Gifted life is full of transitions.
Read all of this month's blogs, and learn more about different kinds
of Gifted Transitions!
Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics, including
Acceleration, again , as
well as Anxiety.
To read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog
Hop, visit Blog Hops for all our past and future topics. Special
thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
When should your gifted child start kindergarten? by
Gail Post in
- The monumental, tear-jerking transition from preschool to kindergarten
seems (gulp) like as big
a milestone for parents as it is for kids. Our babies are growing up! And we
want them to thrive,
embrace learning, and adapt to the social and maturational demands of this
new chapter. How do
we know when and if they are ready for kindergarten - especially if they are
Bridging the Gap: Help with
Heather in WonderSchooling
- We travel a lot as a family. Whenever we fly, which may be eight times
this year, visiting family in various parts of the globe, we go through
security. Every airport security has the scanner or metal detector as part
of the process, and, even though we know it's coming, and have done it many
times before, it's still a big deal for one of my girls. We've been through
this dozens of times. She knows what to expect, that one of us will be on
one side, one on the other, and she "just" has to walk through. But still -
without fail - she will need help. Sometimes she will be stressed enough
that they allow us to carry her. Sometimes I can put my hand out and coax
her through, but, different than her siblings, I can pretty much guarantee
that she will need a little extra "something". That's how she's wired, and
we make it through. It's a transition, and like all transitions, little or
big, different kids will require different levels of support...
from Mainstream Education to Gifted Education Programme (GEP) by
- There are parents who simply want their children to get into the gifted
stream, so they fork out money to send their children for training, so that
the children could get into GEP. Unfortunately, their children may feel very
stressed when they realise they are unable to cope with the rigours of the
curriculum. Since being gifted usually means being in the top 2%, there will
be some children who will not be selected. Perhaps they are asynchronous in
different areas – some might be extremely strong in mathematics and science,
the latter being not tested, but do not read sufficiently to have an
extremely large vocabulary to qualify for the programme. Others might have
topped their cohorts consistently, but they are just extremely bright, not
gifted. Nevertheless, since the GEP students are selected for their English,
Mathematics and General Ability, almost all should be able to cope with the
for Aging Well When You Have a Rainforest Mind (and Overexcitable Hair) by Paula Prober,
Your Rainforest Mind
- I am in my sixties. That sounds OLD to me. AARP. Medicare. Senior
discounts. Golf. Geezerville.
But I don’t feel OLD. In fact, other than some possible hidden creeping
potential decrepitude (!), I think 60-something is kind of fine. Pretty
You, too, can have a pretty-great-actually time into your 60s and beyond.
|To read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit
Blog Hops for our past and future topics.
Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
December 01, 2020