Recently I read a blog by Leigh Pretner Cousins, M.S., an educator and a counselor, who wrote about study strategies for students and parents. One of her suggestions was, Resist being sucked into this tempting but time-wasting trap! Kids are NEVER lazy, spoiled, careless, or […]
I have a screen saver that says “If it wasn’t for last minute, nothing would get done”. When my laptop goes into an “inactive” mode this sentence pops up and gently bounces from corner to corner of the screen. This blog is about the “inactive” […]
Three years ago, while returning from a weekend in Huntsville, we drove through Scottsboro, Alabama. Scottsboro is the capital of Unclaimed Baggage. Out of curiosity, we stopped by to check out all that was up for resale. Apparently, the items ranged from small inexpensive reading […]
After his recent trip to Tanzania my son shared with us an African proverb that went like this, “Indecision is like a stepchild: If it does not wash hands it is called dirty and if he does, he’s wasting water”. Either ways, it’s considered no […]
GIFTED YET BORED?: Do smart people get bored faster or getting bored with mundane is a sign of smarts?
Many years ago, after my presentation on “Executive dysfunction and the gifted students” some parents came to chat me up. Their primary question was how and why their children who were identified as gifted were not being well heard when they clearly reported to be […]
In order to develop new skills one must either need new skills or one must seek new skills. By definition, it a student’s “job” to seek new skills; however, a student seeking such opportunities voluntarily is the ultimate testament to that student’s dynamism! In addition, learning requires thoughtful effort, dedication to […]
Sometimes I wonder if Larry David has had a brain Injury: During one of the episodes of the new season of the HBO show “Curb your enthusiasm” Larry David gets anointed with a perfect label that says it all-“A Social assassin”. Episode after episode, Larry David […]