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Mitigating the clash between school and the polymath’s inner world

As we have seen, the complex inner world of the polymath exerts a powerful pull on his or her attention, with school often pushed into second place. This frustrates everyone involved, the student most of all. How do you cope … Continue reading

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The polymath in early grade school

As the young polymath reaches early grade school, his or her diverse interests begin to coalesce. Certain activities or subjects become compelling. If these don’t mesh with schoolwork, this can cause problems; so it’s important for parents to try to … Continue reading

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“Why does my toddler need to keep everything?”

Given that the two-year-old future polymath appears disorganized and even scattered, how can we help? We can start by trying to understand the likely source of the outer chaos we’re observing. Almost from birth, the diverse abilities of the polymath … Continue reading

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What might have helped Writer B?

My acquaintance with Writer B taught me that a gift such as his must be guarded, nurtured, and if possible, developed with the most special care a parent or mentor can give. Had things been different for Writer B, his … Continue reading

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Help for writer A?

Like Writer A, I had many ideas, all interconnected. When I tried to write a book to express some of these ideas, I soon became mired down. For at least three years, I floundered, struggling to place my story and … Continue reading

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Writer A: The Professional Who Struggled

Writer A was a professional editor. He could assemble sentences and paragraphs, cut redundant or wordy passages, and knew what a well-constructed essay, article or story should be. Therefore, how could someone so knowledgeable and experienced have problems with his … Continue reading

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Two Brilliant Writers and the Problems Caused by Their High Ability

Part 1 The popular stereotype of a ″gift″ or ″talent″ is that the lucky person of this unusual ability doesn’t have to struggle. Above all, he or she surely doesn’t have to struggle against problems caused by the gift itself. … Continue reading

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RebeccaHein Interviewed on Blogtalk Radio

Last week I was interviewed by John W. Smith, of http://www.destinysurvival.com. In the first part of the show we talked about my book, A Case of Brilliance, and why I wrote it. The remainder of our conversation was devoted to … Continue reading

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The Problem of Complex Thinking

Complex thinkers know they are cursed as well as blessed. The ability to get lost in your own head is not an advantage if you must focus on what the teacher is saying. But do gifted children know this about … Continue reading

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