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100 Words of Wisdom

Updated: Jan 10, 2019

By Edward R. Amend.

“A gifted child needs TIME. Time to be a gifted student, time to be a gifted kid, and time to be a kid. These ‘times’ may overlap; they may also be distinct. A gifted student needs opportunities to learn, explore, delve, and stretch in a quest for knowledge. A gifted kid needs time to dream, wonder, and ponder the eccentricities of life and the existential aspects of our world. A kid needs time to play, grow, hurt, and enjoy. Each needs the emotional support of caring adults and peers who love them for who they are and help them find these ‘times’ to develop an identity as a gifted individual.“ ~ Ed Amend


Edward Amend, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, PSC, in Kentucky and Ohio. He is co-author of two award-winning books: A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults. Dr. Amend is a director emeritus of SENG, past president of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, Past Chair for the NAGC Counseling and Guidance Division, and consultant to the Davidson Institute.

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