Teens! What Stresses You Out the Most?

In my profession, I hear very often from teens, “I am SO stressed out”! While it is very true that many teens of this generation have more going on in their lives than their parents did when they were teens, the stress can be manageable. According to a survey released in 2014 by the American…

Finishing the School Year Strong

This week, we will be returning to school in Northeast Florida. In most schools, it will be a brand new quarter. The last quarter of the school year can be tough for students. It’s the time of the year when they can practically smell summer, and they are over the whole school thing. Unfortunately, this…

End of Year Testing Tips

Aiming for your child to maximize his or her ability to perform well on end of year standardized tests?  Be sure to talk with your child about any anxieties they may have, and use some of the following strategies to alleviate testing stress. Those state testing windows are quickly approaching, and the crunch is on…

So…do you think your child is gifted?

Your child seems to have many gifted/ talented characteristics: an inquisitive mind; an advanced vocabulary and way of expressing her/himself; a critical way of thinking; an excellent memory; outstanding reasoning proficiency; high energy, alertness and eagerness; an understanding of abstract ideas and complex concepts; and s/he easily meets or exceeds classroom expectations. A student can be…