About this blog
Unlike the other pages of my website, this blog is a place for virtual discourse on the issues and challenges facing youth who are both intellectually and/or artistically gifted and talented AND members of gender/sexual minorities. These include gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, inter-sex, questioning, and categories being continuously defined. There’s also queer, which is a fluid term for those will not be pigeon-holed into a single category.
Life for these kids can be very tough. Getting to school each day in order to explore and fulfill their potential can prove quite difficult, as can navigating family life.
If you have ideas that are compassionate and helpful, please share. Please refrain from posting negative thoughts here.
I found this excellent post that applies to parents of many stripes–not just Christian parents.
Any time a kid musters the courage to share the truth about who s/he is, the conversation and the complete focus need to be about the kid. Parents, buck up and think about your own … Continue reading
The first session I attended at the Mensa AG in Boston was given by Suzanna Denuta Walters. Dr. Walters is a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, and she is a very engaging speaker with impeccable command of her subject matter.
She has written a book on the topic of … Continue reading
In the next month, I will be making presentations in Austin, MN and Boston, MA. Both are parts of conferences/conventions that require registration fees (and travel, for most people), but if you will be attending one of these events, I would love to meet you. Also, if an educator or … Continue reading
Today, trans* students got some terrific news about protections at school. Here’s an excerpt from the NCTE news release:
MILESTONE: US Dept. of Education. Announces Title IX Protects Transgender Students
April 29, 2014
NCTE welcomes guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education which makes clear that the federal … Continue reading
As I indicated when I launched this blog, I have been working on a website related to G-squared information.
I will be the first to admit that the site needs further development, but I wanted to at least get it out there. All websites are living documents, and
“A Night To Sparkle”
DATE: Saturday, May 17, 2014
LOCATION: Green Haven Golf Course
2800 Greenhaven Road
Anoka, MN 55303
COST: $20 per person/$30 per couple (includes dinner)
For ages 15yrs-18yrs
Dinner, dancing and a DJ included
Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I tend to shy away from the word “advice.” Instead, I make “suggestions” to parents who are wondering what they can do to be good advocates for their kids. Some of these function nicely for teachers, administrators, and coaches as well.
The following is an excerpt from an article I was … Continue reading
As some of my friends and colleagues know, I have been working on developing advocacy ideas and practices to meet the needs of youth who are both gifted and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, and/or questioning.
My website is going to be live very soon. In advance of that, I’ve set up this … Continue reading