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Mind Matters

Emily Kircher-Morris

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Mind Matters
Mind Matters

Mind Matters

Emily Kircher-Morris

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The Mind Matters podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.

Latest Episodes

Accurate Assessment for Twice-Exceptional Kids

We’ve had mixed results in our efforts to identify 2e kids. It’s a complicated process, and many of the assessment tools used to identify ASD and other disorders need to be utilized differently when working with gifted individuals. Megan Foley-Nicpon joins us on episode 44 to tell us what she’s learned through various research projects about identifying the elusive 2e child. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

30 MIN1 w ago
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Accurate Assessment for Twice-Exceptional Kids

School Counseling: Gifted Kids Need It Too

School counselors wear a variety of hats, but “giftedness expert” often isn't one of them. On episode 43, Jean Peterson and Susannah Wood, authors of Counseling Gifted Students: A Guide for School Counselors, join us to talk about ways school counselors can better meet the needs of their gifted students. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters.

37 MIN3 w ago
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School Counseling: Gifted Kids Need It Too

The Fast Track to College

Advanced Placement is a good way for many kids to get a head start on college. On episode 42, Andrew Scanlan and Chester E Finn, Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, answer questions about the history of AP, where it’s going, and where kids may encounter difficulties. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters.

42 MINSEP 19
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The Fast Track to College

Part Three: A Mother's Story - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

This is the final installment of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e people. Today, Lisa shares the story of what led to her son’s suicide, and we get a glimpse into her current state of mind, nine months after her Nick’s death. If you need help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours every day at 1-800-273-8255.

20 MINSEP 12
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Part Three: A Mother's Story - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Part Two: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

In part two of our series on suicide among high-ability people, we explore some of the signs of depression and suicidal ideation with Lisa Van Gemert, author of Perfectionism, and Living Gifted. We explore ways to identify problems that could lead to self-harm or suicide, and suggest ways to help you work through those problems. If you haven’t listened to episode 39 with Dr. Tracy Cross, we suggest you do. If you need help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours every day at 1-800-273-8255.

44 MINSEP 5
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Part Two: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

Part One: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Is suicidal ideation more prevalent among the gifted population? Do our beliefs about suicide square with statistics? In part one of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e youth, Dr. Tracy Cross joins us to shed some light on a dark subject, and shares his Spiral Model of the Suicidal Mind. This is a series all parents should hear.

43 MINAUG 22
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Part One: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

A Mind Matters Manual for Middle School

As parents and educators prepare for the start of the new school year, middle schools everywhere are welcoming a new crop of excited, nervous, and sometimes unprepared kids. On episode 38 we talk about the middle school transition, and the changes parents can expect to see as their kids adapt to their new surroundings. Guest Phyllis Fagell is author of Middle School Matters, and she joins us with ideas and advice.

33 MINAUG 8
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A Mind Matters Manual for Middle School

You Never Outgrow Giftedness

Gifted kids turn into gifted adults, it’s something you live with for your entire life. When adults forget about their own atypical wiring, they open themselves up to social issues, and miss opportunities to continue growing. Guests Aurora Remember-Holtzman and Michelle Benedict talk to us about their experiences, and provide advice for people who may have forgotten they were gifted.

37 MINJUL 26
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You Never Outgrow Giftedness

Empathy With Intensity: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Giftedness can be a double-edged sword when it comes to empathy and compassion. When we help kids realize their emotional potential, their capacity for empathy and kindness will grow. Christine Fonseca is our guest on episode 36.

34 MINJUL 11
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Empathy With Intensity: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

ADHD By Any Other Name? Try “Attention Divergent Hyperactive Giftedness”

People with ADHD have to face both the strengths and struggles that come along with their diagnosis. When ADHD is combined with giftedness, a condition known as twice-exceptionality, those struggles can be magnified, or maybe worse, hidden. On episode 35 Dr. Matthew Fugate shares data from his research about ADHD and provides parents and teachers insight into better understanding our kids.

33 MINJUN 27
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ADHD By Any Other Name? Try “Attention Divergent Hyperactive Giftedness”

Latest Episodes

Accurate Assessment for Twice-Exceptional Kids

We’ve had mixed results in our efforts to identify 2e kids. It’s a complicated process, and many of the assessment tools used to identify ASD and other disorders need to be utilized differently when working with gifted individuals. Megan Foley-Nicpon joins us on episode 44 to tell us what she’s learned through various research projects about identifying the elusive 2e child. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Accurate Assessment for Twice-Exceptional Kids

School Counseling: Gifted Kids Need It Too

School counselors wear a variety of hats, but “giftedness expert” often isn't one of them. On episode 43, Jean Peterson and Susannah Wood, authors of Counseling Gifted Students: A Guide for School Counselors, join us to talk about ways school counselors can better meet the needs of their gifted students. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters.

37 MIN3 w ago
Comments
School Counseling: Gifted Kids Need It Too

The Fast Track to College

Advanced Placement is a good way for many kids to get a head start on college. On episode 42, Andrew Scanlan and Chester E Finn, Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, answer questions about the history of AP, where it’s going, and where kids may encounter difficulties. You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters.

42 MINSEP 19
Comments
The Fast Track to College

Part Three: A Mother's Story - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

This is the final installment of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e people. Today, Lisa shares the story of what led to her son’s suicide, and we get a glimpse into her current state of mind, nine months after her Nick’s death. If you need help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours every day at 1-800-273-8255.

20 MINSEP 12
Comments
Part Three: A Mother's Story - Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Part Two: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

In part two of our series on suicide among high-ability people, we explore some of the signs of depression and suicidal ideation with Lisa Van Gemert, author of Perfectionism, and Living Gifted. We explore ways to identify problems that could lead to self-harm or suicide, and suggest ways to help you work through those problems. If you haven’t listened to episode 39 with Dr. Tracy Cross, we suggest you do. If you need help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours every day at 1-800-273-8255.

44 MINSEP 5
Comments
Part Two: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

Part One: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Is suicidal ideation more prevalent among the gifted population? Do our beliefs about suicide square with statistics? In part one of our series on suicide among gifted and 2e youth, Dr. Tracy Cross joins us to shed some light on a dark subject, and shares his Spiral Model of the Suicidal Mind. This is a series all parents should hear.

43 MINAUG 22
Comments
Part One: Suicide Among the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

A Mind Matters Manual for Middle School

As parents and educators prepare for the start of the new school year, middle schools everywhere are welcoming a new crop of excited, nervous, and sometimes unprepared kids. On episode 38 we talk about the middle school transition, and the changes parents can expect to see as their kids adapt to their new surroundings. Guest Phyllis Fagell is author of Middle School Matters, and she joins us with ideas and advice.

33 MINAUG 8
Comments
A Mind Matters Manual for Middle School

You Never Outgrow Giftedness

Gifted kids turn into gifted adults, it’s something you live with for your entire life. When adults forget about their own atypical wiring, they open themselves up to social issues, and miss opportunities to continue growing. Guests Aurora Remember-Holtzman and Michelle Benedict talk to us about their experiences, and provide advice for people who may have forgotten they were gifted.

37 MINJUL 26
Comments
You Never Outgrow Giftedness

Empathy With Intensity: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Giftedness can be a double-edged sword when it comes to empathy and compassion. When we help kids realize their emotional potential, their capacity for empathy and kindness will grow. Christine Fonseca is our guest on episode 36.

34 MINJUL 11
Comments
Empathy With Intensity: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

ADHD By Any Other Name? Try “Attention Divergent Hyperactive Giftedness”

People with ADHD have to face both the strengths and struggles that come along with their diagnosis. When ADHD is combined with giftedness, a condition known as twice-exceptionality, those struggles can be magnified, or maybe worse, hidden. On episode 35 Dr. Matthew Fugate shares data from his research about ADHD and provides parents and teachers insight into better understanding our kids.

33 MINJUN 27
Comments
ADHD By Any Other Name? Try “Attention Divergent Hyperactive Giftedness”