About the Quiet Storm Presentation:


The Quiet Storm presentation is the first presentation that I gave after Patrick passed away. It tells the story of Patrick's life and death, with an emphasis on how the traits of being gifted impacted him. It is my perceptions and reflections. I tell Patrick's story in the hopes that it will provide insights for other parents and gifted children and help them avoid some of the mistakes we made. I also tell his story to keep his memory alive. He was a good kid, smart, sensitive and joyful for much of his life. I don't want him to be remembered simply by the way he died.


Navigation Notes:


The first slide automatically plays the audio. The advance the slides simply use the arrow key, the slide will advance and the audio for the next slide will begin. You can use the other navigation on the right to control the volume, pause, fast forward and go back to previous slides. The navigation on the top of the slide thumbnails allows you to jump to a particular slide, search for content, etc.


The Quiet Storm Presentation Handout 


This is the original handout that I created for my November 2013 Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented annual conference in Denver. It puts all of my advice about raising and educating gifted kids into one document. It has evolved over time from this iteration and is meant to serve as a guide for parents and educators.