Category Archives: Parents

Gifted Children’s Assoc. BC Conference

This is the time to sign up for the 2017 Conference and AGM of the Gifted Children’s Association of BC.  It will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 6th at Choice School, Richmond.  You can take your exceptional … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Parent Conference

My last post questioned what was happening on Vancouver Island for the children we are calling gifted.  Perhaps the Vancouver Island Parent Conference will provide more answers this year. I attended the conference last year and was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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Information from VCPAC

As I’ve mentioned frequently, it’s difficult to get information about what’s happening with gifted education.  But, although it’s not necessarily directly focussed on the children that are the focus of this website, one very helpful resource is the weekly newsletter … Continue reading

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How to Help?

As 2017 kicks off, I’m wondering what we can do to help the children who are described as gifted. Some of us have these bright young people in our families and we can personally offer assistance.  We can enrich their … Continue reading

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Two events this month featured Ian Byrd, so for people who weren’t able to attend the event, or for those who missed the event announcements, I want to ensure that you have the link to Ian’s website: Byrdseed The website … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving Soc. Seminar

The British Columbia branch of the international Odyssey of the Mind organization is registered as the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS). They are co-hosting a seminar in Coquitlam on Oct.20th. Odyssey of the Mind describes itself as: an international educational program that … Continue reading

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Time to Read and Research

There is so much to discuss in relation to the education and well-being of children described as gifted. On this website, we have posted blog posts from September 2015 to May 2016, and covered a variety of topics. We hope … Continue reading

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Springtime Review of IEPs

This is the time of year when students are preparing for graduation.  Anticipation is also beginning to grow about the next school year.  And parents can play a role in preparing for next September by reviewing the existing IEP and … Continue reading

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Mental Health for Kids

Many people are surprized when they learn that children described as gifted experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.  Those who are twice exceptional are particularly vulnerable. So it’s nice to find a resource that helps parents to … Continue reading

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Free Counselling by Telephone?

The newsletter of the Sooke Parent Education Advisory Council (SPEAC), School District 62, provided me with information that I had not been aware of before.  The BC government pays for counselling delivered by telephone.  At first, I was astonished, then … Continue reading

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