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|Comment||This is fantastic Darleen! Just wonderful! I do actually live in the Atlanta area and am actually the mother of two twice-exceptional children who are both Davidson Young Scholars, so even though I am using your quotes for my work it is actually helping me personally at the same time! We should totally get coffee!|
Gifted children require a bit more creativity and flexibility when it comes to parenting, education and child rearing. Please ask questions pertaining to parenting, self-esteem and body issues, relationships, social development, learning models and educational philosophies, family and sibling issues, dating, emotional development, self-harming, philosophy and spirituality, etc... My Brain-Based approach to raising and educating gifted learners reflects a blended philosophy that draws on graduate training and education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Exceptional Student Education, Ministerial Studies, and Neurophysiology. Perhaps most important is that I am a mother and grandmother who has raised a few gifted children in my time. I look forward to learning about your gifted and talented learner! Happy Parenting!
My greatest experiences have been as a parent, grandparent, teacher, counselor, and interventionist for children with gifted or talented abilities. I love to incorporate brain-based strategies into parenting and education. My goal is to support parents and families to help their gifted and talented children become more joyful and effective in school and in life.
The Orchard Human Services, Inc.; http://orchardhumanservices.org/ PsychoNeuroEducational Institute, LLC (PNEinstitute.org) Amma Academy; http://www.ammaacademy.com/ American Counseling Association; http://counseling.org Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc. ; http://universalbrotherhood.org/ Council for Exceptional Children; http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home
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I have enjoyed a rich academic background, including a Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeast University; my Doctorate Degree is in Divinity, and I also completed a 4 year Pre-med Program with an additional year of Doctorate level study in Health Sciences. I will be receiving a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in fall of 2015, and also have had extensive experience teaching piano and dance, as well as tutoring college from undergraduate to graduate level. The sum total of my experiences, education and life has left me with a tender heart for gifted children. Their special gifts can leave them vulnerable in unusual ways, and we need to handle them with kid gloves so that their innocence and inner beauty are preserved as they grow into adulthood. I enjoy drawing from a diverse background in learning models, therapeutic strategies, and parenting techniques to create solutions that are effective, gentle and uplifting. Parenting is a gift that keeps on giving, and even challenges are laced with tender moments and great opportunities to share meaningful experiences with your child.