Take the Burden with our Children

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Yesterday, a boy came to me sharing a series of unpleasant things he noticed on the media. To name a few, beating up new classmates, harrassing females, coercing peers to give money, unlawful video recording female passengers, cyber bullying, suicide of the bullied, rape and the like. My heart is broken! Loads of selfishness, violations of respect and care, using people as object for sexual interests, deliberate victimization are attacking young people. Those who have a big heart suffer, especially our sensitive and compassionate children.

As caregivers, parents and professional helpers, we should recognize these loads of moral burden with the young people. We have to listen to their feelings, experience and sadness. At the same time, we need to tell them our beliefs and reassure them of our faith in the goodness of people, despite of witnessing all the bad things in the society. One of…

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Understanding Gifted Asperger: diving versus drowning

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Diving but not drowning

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Gifted Asperger learners follow their genuine interest. They dive deep without losing self direction. Their unique experience of exploration and discovery reflects what it is for the author the most beautiful human obsession. Are we openminded enough to appreciate the different minds of people. Human minds are sometimes not curious enough to embrace uncertainty with a sense of wonder.

To stay away from the discomfort of uncertainty, we tend to go two ways. On the one hand, we prefer joining the majority. That is, we choose to segregate the ‘odd’ ones by claiming superiority and defining the minority as inferior or deficient. Another option is going “my way or high way”. Some people simply make their position more audible and brief. ” Leave me alone, NOW”.

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Brothers and Sisters

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The growing influence of the Global Centre of Giftedness and Talents feels like fresh breeze to caregivers of the uniquely gifted individuals. Taking the role of leadership in service of the gifted , the Global Centre will open up our eyes to see the art of understanding of the gifted in the socio-cultural context of Europe.

Individual giftedness and talents strive for personal success should hardly bring out the best of the mankind. Nonetheless, social fraternity is a goal of gifted development worth fighting for to share the fruit of individual talents and restore brotherhood in the mankind.


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