Monthly Archives: March 2016

Special Needs Advocacy Conference, Sat. April 2nd

The conference on Advocating for Special Needs Children in BC Schools has been listed on our Events page for months, and it promises to be a remarkable event.  The last blog we posted on this site focussed on the importance of parents working … Continue reading

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The importance of working together

“Being a parent advocate for gifted children is lonely work.” That was the comment made by a parent I met recently, who has been working for several years to effect change in her school district. Many of us feel the … Continue reading

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SENG Conference

It’s a slow time in BC educational circles right now because our children and their families are enjoying Spring Break for two weeks.  So I was happy when an announcement from S.E.N.G. popped into the Inbox. It brought information about the … Continue reading

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Adults who fear to identify themselves as gifted

I’ve been thinking a lot about children described as gifted who have grown up to be adults who  live out their lives cloaked. Modesty is still a virtue in modern society so most gifted adults don’t want to appear immodest by … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts About Pre-School Advocacy

My last blog post questioned whether advocacy is necessary on behalf of happy, thriving pre-schoolers who are receiving a lot of enrichment from their teachers and parents. My conclusion was that if a child’s signs of giftedness are being recognized and accommodated, there … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Advocate for a Gifted 3-Year-Old?

A parent phoned me a couple of weeks ago and asked me whether she should attend a workshop on advocating for her 3-year-old.  I said: No!  Here are my thoughts: Advocacy as defined on this site is speaking up on behalf … Continue reading

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Conference by BC Parents of Special Needs Children

I want to celebrate International Women’s Day by focussing on a group of remarkable women who have an impressive track record in advocacy. Their individual accomplishments are impressive but collectively they have come together as The BC Parents of Special Needs … Continue reading

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Reflections on today’s Advocacy Workshop

The workshop today was held in Colwood, Greater Victoria, on a beautiful sunny morning.  A group of parents engaged with me as we discussed the issues facing their children, and considered approaches to advocacy. My first thought is that parent advocacy … Continue reading

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Advocacy Workshop: Saturday, March 5

A couple of days ago I was critical of the parent conference I attended. It occurred to me that I should explain my own approach to working with parents, specifically in my upcoming workshop on Saturday. First of all, I … Continue reading

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