Gifted Kids, Back to School, and the Emotional Needs of Boys and Girls–Five Essential Articles for Parents, Educators, and Therapists

The following are three quick guides to supporting gifted children and educators as a new school year begins. The last two articles are from the Psychotherapy Networker, a popular journal for therapists. These two articles provide essential information for all of us about the lives of children in the 21st century.

 Boys’ Friendships: The Clash of Intimacy and Masculinity by Chris Lyford

Girls on the Brink: The Neurobiology of Belonging by Donna Jackson Nakazawa.


To my bloggEEs: Are you a parent of a gifted child, an educator, a therapist, or gifted adult? What are your experiences with schooling? What are the suggestions you have for helping gifted kids thrive in schools? Share your thoughts and feelings about the last two articles on the emotional lives of boys and girls. Thank you for being here, as always. I am so grateful for you! Your comments add so much.

Author: Paula Prober

I’m a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice based in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in international consulting with gifted adults and parents of gifted children. I’ve been a teacher and an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon and a frequent guest presenter at Oregon State University and Pacific University. I’ve written articles on giftedness for the Eugene Register-Guard, the Psychotherapy Networker, Advanced Development Journal and online for psychotherapy dot net, Rebelle Society, Thrive, Introvert Dear, and Highly Sensitive Refuge. My first book, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, is a collection of case studies of gifted clients along with many strategies and resources for gifted adults and teens. My second book, Journey Into Your Rainforest Mind: A Field Guide for Gifted Adults and Teens, Book Lovers, Overthinkers, Geeks, Sensitives, Brainiacs, Intuitives, Procrastinators, and Perfectionists is a collection of my most popular blog posts along with writing exercises for self-exploration and insight.

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