Category: gifted

Going back to school - the struggles gifted kids and their parents go through.

My kids went back to school today, after a almost 12 week long summer vacation. Many people probably expect gifted kids to love going (back) to school, well, the opposite is the truth. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'s7CZDV-uSmN_mKvNmqgEIA',sig:'q32qKVgM5Bmyr3rYTdbAyNW2i0bGYnxDwZTlDRVc2sE=',w:'338px',h:'507px',items:'185718497',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Every child is a bit nervous for their first day, especially after such a... Read more »

Losing my temper. Today.

It’s Blogapalooza hour again. This time the topic is: “Write about a time you lost your temper or somebody lost their temper at you” Today. I lost my temper. It usually has something to do with my kids and having to be somewhere on time. This morning we had to bring my oldest to Band... Read more »

What will tomorrow bring us?

Blogapalooza time again, this month we got this assignment from our manager: “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” Tomorrow will be the last day of school for both of my boys and for myself as substitute too.... Read more »
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A perfect day will never exist

My perfect day is hard to pick. I came home late, because I went to a meeting within our two sons district about Giftedness. I was thinking about taking a bath (I have a very ugly headache) and then hop into my cosy bed, because I have a friend waiting for me early in the... Read more »

There is nothing I have completely given up, I simply have put it in the freezer.

  Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Write about something in your life you’ve given up but that you wish you still did.”   I just can’t think of one single thing that I have given up... Read more »

Hans van Zon - Let the sun go down on these reactions to your opinion piece about Giftedness!

Last Monday I opened my Facebookpage, and this was one of the first things that I read: Translation in English: Article Algemeen Dagblad  (Dutch Newspaper) – by Hans van Zon Children can’t stay kids this way The hunt to the special individual – a hunt that we can’t seem to avoid – has a superlative: an elite... Read more »
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Dear teacher of my gifted son, can we please work together this new school year? Thanks!

‘Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Write a letter to someone or some entity with whom you have had a disagreement” Dear teachers of my son, There are a lot of ‘special kids’ that you have to take in account in one... Read more »

Praising in America - an observation of two Dutch boys, aged 5 and 9.

Today, while walking from the car to the swimming pool, this conversation took place between my two sons: Youngest son: ‘Everything I do at my swimming lessons is always great, at least that’s what the teachers say. If I am doing so great, then why didn’t I get all of my patches (rewarding system that the pool... Read more »

I felt very stupid during High School. Now I know I am (probably) Gifted. Read my story!

A lot of Gifted children never learn how to learn properly, because all they get in their curriculum is far too easy. Gifted students understand everything that the teacher tells them so quickly, that they never have to use their memory. As a result the gifted child doesn’t learn how to effectively use their memory. This can... Read more »
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Voetbal vs. Soccer - Teamspirit vs. Individualism?

Why do people in America call voetbal / football ‘Soccer‘? And why do they call football ‘football‘? It just doesn’t make sense to me. From what I’ve seen (and that’s not much, I’m sorry) football doesn’t include a lot of feet touching the ball. But if you read the article I placed at the word football,... Read more »