"To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s)": Reaching Out to Kids in Need of Help
"To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s)": Reaching Out to Kids in Need of Help
PUBLISHED: Monday, December 17, 2012 by Lacy Compton

Much has been written in the days following Friday's tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Among the news reports, blogs, speculations, and social media musings, the questions of how we, as a society, treat children and young adults with social-emotional issues keep coming up. What can, or should, we do to help kids in need?

In her blog, "To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s)," gifted education expert Tamara Fisher reaches out to smart kids who are struggling to come to terms with their thoughts, their actions, their behaviors, and their general sense of unease or discomfort or trouble with the world around them. It's a wonderfully written, conversational, important piece, and one we hope you will share with the kids in your life and the adults who work with them who may struggle to understand them--or the events of last week--and their unique, intense, often emotional point of view. 

Read Fisher's article. Share it. Keep it in mind when you look at the kids in your classroom or in your neighborhood. Because as much as we should be asking "why" such tragedies occur, we can't forget to consider what we can do to help the kids around us in need, especially those who are too afraid to speak up in fear of placing another label on their fragile sense of self.