The IEA Blog is Turning 2! Top 5 Posts

candlesIn February 2012, we started the IEA blog to provide you with resources on parenting and teaching gifted youth as well as to keep you updated on what is happening at IEA. Two years later, we are humbled by how many people have read and shared this blog and our posts. To date, this blog has received more than 50,000 views!

In case you missed any of these, we wanted to take this opportunity to share the five most popular posts from the last year:

  1. 12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda
    The lovable title character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a precocious young girl who can teach the world a lot about gifted kids.
  2. Top 3 Online Educational Resources for Gifted Kids
    In this day and age of technology, more and more web-based resources are becoming available at our fingertips. Here are some great online educational resources.
  3. Brains or Beauty? Raising a Gifted Girl
    Lisa is a mother with a dilemma: “Every time I support my daughter’s need to look beautiful, I go through mental gymnastics.”
  4. Doing Homework the Wrong Way
    “There is a right way to approach your school work and a wrong way,” Lisa says. “But this isn’t a story about getting my son to do his homework the right way. This is about learning to accept his way.”
  5. Liberal Arts vs. Research Universities for Science Students
    Is an aspiring Ph.D. in the sciences better served by an undergraduate education at a liberal arts college or a research university? Certified College Counselor Kate Duey explores this topic.

And, as an honorable mention, the most popular post in our Many Faces of Gifted series: Arden! Before Arden was six years old, he had already been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, met Al Gore, been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live twice, and received a personal letter of encouragement from Bill Clinton.

We are so glad that you have found this blog helpful, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with valuable resources and information.

Please remember that this blog is for you, and we want to share what you want to see. We always welcome feedback and suggestions.

Here’s to a great third year!

Which post has been your favorite? We’d love to know. Please share in the comment section below.

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