Tag: parenting

How Belly Dancing Can Help Slow Learners October 28, 2017

I am not a dancer. I don’t seek out dance classes because it is hard … Read More

How Parents and Teachers Can Be More Fulfilled June 17, 2017

The other day I was talking with a friend, a mom who has for years … Read More

“Science is Boring” December 12, 2016

One of my students, a highly creative second grader, declared, “Science is horrible. It is … Read More

What the Cubs’ Epic World Series Win Can Teach Us About Parenting November 19, 2016

Celebration and Leadership After 108 long years, the whole world was paying attention as the … Read More

Creative Thinking: Key to Your Child’s Happiness and Success November 16, 2016

You know what an audio recording is, right? Well, a graphic recording is a similar … Read More

How Brainstorming Can Make Your Family’s Summer Vacation (and Life) Rock! June 5, 2016

As a parent, have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of experts? I … Read More

Why Teachers Need Parent Input: Taking the Long View on a Child’s Education March 22, 2016

Parents are the Experts on Their Own Kids While the importance of parental influence on … Read More

The Importance of Parents in Education February 27, 2016

It boils down to the little things—and we find that those little things are really … Read More

This is What Happens When Kids’ Creative Strengths Are Leveraged February 8, 2016

  “Motivating, inspiring, and hard.”  These are the words that my former student turned entrepreneur, … Read More

What to Do If They Say Your Kindergartener Needs a Tutor December 29, 2015

If your creative, imaginative child is not connecting with reading and writing letters and words … Read More

Why Creative Thinkers are Like Natural-Born Soccer Players November 18, 2015

The extraordinary and important-for-life thinking skills of creative children often go unrecognized and therefore unsupported. … Read More

Have More Fun Parenting by Supporting Creative Thinking October 14, 2015

Supporting your child’s original ideas leads to growth in problem solving skills, deeper parent-child interactions, … Read More

Student Stories: Beth August 14, 2015

Beth is a high-IQ, highly creative child. She mastered her academic work in grade school, but … Read More

What Students Want June 2, 2015

Teacher empathy supports student growth, confidence.

Student Stories: Jacob May 7, 2015

Jacob tested at a young age fairly average on intelligence tests.  But he had a … Read More

Engaging Contrarians: Tricksters and Blue Man Group April 15, 2015

In the 21st century, the tricksters’ strengths are essential for solving problems. We need strategies … Read More

Meaning: The Essential Piece of the School Puzzle February 27, 2015

Like all of us, kids are searching for purpose in their lives. Each time they … Read More

Student Stories: Nathan January 2, 2015

Nathan is a highly creative student who also tested high on IQ tests, but in … Read More

The Nurturing Parent and the Nurturing Teacher October 8, 2014

One way that educators can practice Nurturing Teaching is by allowing students to be part … Read More

Open Letter to Adults from a Highly Creative Child July 29, 2014

A highly creative child who is often misunderstood responds productively to adult comments, and provides … Read More