Interview with Paula from Rainforest Minds

Interview with Paula from Rainforest Minds

David, from An Unschooled Future, is a homeschooling dad. He interviewed me for his blog. Let us know what you think!

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Still Sleepless, Cranky and Annoying After all These Years

Remember when I suggested that you might be sleepless, cranky and annoying because of your ample empathy and your serious sense of social responsibility? Well, let’s face it. There’s so much to be sleepless, cranky and…

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I’m Not Gifted, I’m Just Lucky–Part Two

I know. You’re not gifted. Humor me. If you were gifted, here are some things you would need to know. 1. Intelligence is not a fixed, hard, immutable thing.  Intelligence is not an either you-are or you’re-not…

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I’m Not Gifted, I’m Just Lucky

I’m not gifted, the teacher likes me.  I’m not gifted, I’m a good test taker. I’m not gifted, I barely passed calculus. I’m not gifted, this is easy. I’m not gifted, I haven’t done anything…

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Have you ever wondered how a rainforest-minded (g-g-g-gifted) adult defines play/fun? Perhaps, you’ve been told that you’re too serious or too studious. That you need to lighten up, relax and have more fun. Be more spontaneous and less…

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Don’t Let the Chainsaws Cut You Down

If you have a rainforest mind, chances are, you’ve met a lot of chainsaws. Maybe you weren’t invited to birthday parties because the other kids didn’t want to hear about the BBC documentaries that you loved.…

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It Makes You Sleepless, Cranky and Annoying

When you were young, were you the one helping the injured child on the playground? Did you start a campaign to ban the use of plastic water bottles in your neighborhood? Did you make valiant attempts to save…

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Perfectionism’s Twin Sister

Now that we’ve dealt with the elephant (see my last post Gifted Shmifted) and you’re contemplating the possibility that you just may be g-g-g-gifted, we shall continue on our trek through the jungle–your wild, fertile…

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Gifted Shmifted

Time to address the elephant. The one in the room. You know what I’m talkin’ about. I’m starting to hyperventilate. I really don’t want to do this. But it was going to come up sooner…

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