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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另覓出路 作者IChan

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香港教育政策,不由市民決定。政策改革,期望愈改愈好,情況未見改善,更每況愈下。何解?

朋友聚會,有小朋友的話總會提到課程、功課、活動、考試、升學、……。一位朋友告訴我她的女兒將離開傳統學校,轉讀一所新來港的國際學校。

筆者所知,女孩今年升小五了,在香港教育制度下應該要開始呈報學校成績計分為升中派位,為什麼要在這個時候離開呢?好奇地問下去。

朋友的丈夫眼看教育改革又改革,得到的效果已經不用再説。朋友作為媽媽,早了解女兒不是坐定專心上堂那類學生,有疑必問,溫習分段,興趣多多,要為她選擇一所適合的學校已是件不易事,更何況要派位進心儀的中學最終被收錄?談何容易!

讀者可以説朋友沒有信心及能力,但是,是否單單我那位朋友面對這種問題?

若然是,香港教育又怎會有如此慘況呢?無論大、中、小學,達官貴人有的送子女到海外升學,一部分世襲先收、有的日夜鞭策、有的奇謀妙算贏取各項比賽務求十項全能,甚至尋找冷門運動,但求躋身名校。其餘的,唯有自求多福,派位得中,叩門得應(錄)。

到底,出路何處覓?

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