We collect and share stories so that we can start a conversation and change perceptions of giftedness and parenting gifted kids.
Stories & Blogs
Parents have opened their hearts and shared stories of parenting their gifted kids so that:
♥ our community – educators, family, and policy-makers – understand the journey and how we can work together to raise happy adults, and;
♥ you can see you’re not alone and that we’re all taking one day at a time.
Enjoy! and if you’d like to contribute, let us know!
As I walked past the couch, I watched my son and, in that moment, realised I had not seen him laugh in weeks. He barely smiled. The joy had been sucked from him. I realised he was depressed. Depressed. And it was like a punch to the stomach. I stopped and just stood...
Stories, Blogs & Podcasts
Top Secret Parent Talk About Santa In our final episode of the year, let’s talk about Santa! All those questions! How does Santa fly around the world in one...
Is Montessori a good match for giftedness? – Selena’s Story Today I’m speaking with Selena about uncovering her child’s giftedness and her experience of...
Starting Over. Tennille’s brave decision to move her son interstate to find friends. Today I’m speaking with Tennille about discovering her son is gifted and...
Talking parenting and Megan’s (Twice) Exceptional Life Today I’m speaking with Megan about parenting twice-exceptional children and the very important...
Perfectionism & Heavy Expectations Sharing Samantha’s Story Today I’m speaking with Samantha about her gifted kids who are now all grown up. In the...
Welcome to Our Gifted Kids Podcast Welcome to Our Gifted Kids Podcast - a hub for all things gifted. This Podcast is about sharing the journey of actually...
Today I’m speaking with Lynda McInnes, Principal of Dara School for gifted kids about What is Gifted? Find out what Bart and Lisa from the Simpsons can tell...
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What Parents Say
“Peace of mind”
I try very hard to model patience and understanding but sometimes I am overwhelmed by the constant negotiation and exhaustion of parenting such an intense child alone with no supports. It would give me peace of mind that I have done all I can to raise a good, kind person and someone who can live to his full potential.
Mum of a very Gifted kid
“Parents need help”
They are feeling so desperate and feeling so disappointed in themselves and the perfectionism is so destructive. The depression and the anxiety that goes along with this is what parents need help with the most.
Mum of 3 Gifted kids
“A great support team”
I don’t want them to feel weird and that they don’t belong anywhere, and to have low self-esteem because of it. We have a great support team, great friends and a great school, [so] I know they’ll be fine.
Mum of 2 Gifted kids
“Life is an adventure”
I want them to be humble about their strengths and work hard on their challenges. I’m often unsure of the right questions to ask to get the information I’m looking for [but] at the end of the day the goal is happy, fulfilled kids – how to get there is the adventure.
Mum of 3 Gifted kids