51 episodes

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.

Mind Matters Emily Kircher-Morris

    • Mental Health

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.

    The Crossroads of Academics and Art

    The Crossroads of Academics and Art

    Why is there a bright line between academia and the arts? Where should that line break? And, why do many educators think of creativity only in terms of art or music, when it also applies to problem solving and cognition? Dr. Jennifer Fisher joins us. She's a university assistant teaching professor and art education coordinator. We'll also hear from a gifted kid's struggle to be academic and artistic.
    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 34 min
    Bright and Early: A Story of Radical Acceleration

    Bright and Early: A Story of Radical Acceleration

    On episode 50 we talk with Haley Taylor Schlitz, a 17-year-old first-year law student who began college at age 13. We discuss her education experience, some of the benefits and barriers of homeschooling, and we imagine what the perfect public school system would be like.

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 27 min
    Looking Back: A Decade Ends and 2e Wins!

    Looking Back: A Decade Ends and 2e Wins!

    As we move into the 2020s, we look back at some of the conversations we had in the two years of our podcast’s history. While we covered a variety of subjects, one seemed to pop up just above the fray. We’re revisiting some of our best conversations about twice-exceptionality, on this special 49th episode of Mind Matters.

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 36 min
    A Holiday Shopping and Celebration Guide

    A Holiday Shopping and Celebration Guide

    Shopping for the holidays can be a headache, but choosing the right gifts for high-ability kids is extra-challenging. Between meal planning and decorating, Jen Merrill found time to pop in with holiday stories and gift ideas, and Emily divulges her darker history as a “peeker.” Shopping for the hard-to-buy-for kids in your life, on this special holiday edition of Mind Matters.

    You can support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 29 min
    How To Get Gifted Kids Talking

    How To Get Gifted Kids Talking

    Often, gifted kids feel isolated and unable to find like-minded peers, so they end up lacking opportunities to socialize and communicate. Dr. Jean Peterson joins us to talk about ways to bring gifted kids into the conversation, including tips on conducting gifted discussion circles and group counseling. Getting kids talking - on episode 47 of Mind Matters.

    • 24 min
    Allowing For Uncertainty

    Allowing For Uncertainty

    In this bonus episode, Emily Kircher-Morris talks about uncertainty and doubt. How can we help our kids be less afraid of uncertainty, and more comfortable with doubt? And for advocates of gifted kids, she explains why it’s better to say “I don’t know” than jump to conclusions from anecdotal evidence. This is a bonus episode of Mind Matters, as Emily shares her thoughts after the National Association of Gifted Children’s annual conference, where she found the topic of uncertainty trending.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

Lena 7654 ,

Thank you so much

Mind matters covers such a wide array of subjects and brings so many interesting cases of gifted and 2e individuals to be interviewed. I think it fills a gap. Thank you.

Zeke431 ,

A gift for the gifted!

Emily (and David) has created an exceptionally well appointed space to discuss the challenges and practical advice to living with giftedness and twice exceptionality. A++ for production quality, flow, calibre of guests, length and format as well as Emily’s wrap up at the end of each episode and the send off musical offerings - a perfect little red pill!

Cheers!

hyunjuhyunju ,

Very helpful

I really enjoy this podcast. It helps me understand my gifted daughter better and make me feel that I am not alone walking this rough parenting path.

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