Socialization 2

The Psych-Owl-Ogist listened intently to Retweet’s concerns about the earworm Tweetil had contracted after the visit of Trending and her tweetlets, Promoted Jnr and Popular.

“It seems to me you have a bigger problem than just an earworm” he said. “You remember when I told you how the higher the IQ was the smaller the percentage of the population it represented;
and that this could make it difficult for Tweetil and Tweetelle to fit in and that it was very likely that they would choose older tweetlets and adult Twitter birds for their friends. The problem they have with socializing with age peers is not related to your decision to continue with NEST Ed!”

“What you need to do is try to find some true peers for the tweetlets. I suggest that you join a parent support group or take some courses at the community centre in the subjects they love. You might also find some like-minds at the library, museum or planetarium.”

“For example” said the Psych-Owl-Ogist “when Owls who are interested in folk music want to meet others like them they go to a hootenanny!”

Often you can find great programs being held during the holidays. Humans can find information about holiday programs suitable for gifted children in the Gifted Resources Extension and Holiday Programs Newsletter.
The Autumn 2013 issue can be read at

Retweet was delighted to find that the Un-Olympics Bower was offering many interesting courses during their holiday program and that many bright eyed tweetlets of all ages had enrolled.


Sydney – Scientia, Symposium and Sights

Sprite was reading the Holiday Programs newsletter on Gifted Resources home page  and sighing.

“I want to go somewhere different these holidays. I would really like to go to Sydney and do a Scientia course at GERRIC
Look you can read all about it here.”

And I was looking at the GIFTED 2010 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness Sydney 29 July – 1 August 2010 and sighing.
“I would love to attend the conference in Sydney but I don’t think I will be able to afford it.”

Eidetic the Memory Elephant began to spin the Shape Collage ball of Sydney photos.

Holiday Programs

Sprite was reading the Gifted Resources Holiday Programs newsletter. 
“Can I go to a holiday program and could we go to the Aquarium and the Museum and the Planetarium and the Art Gallery and the Zoo and the Library this holiday, please?”
“That sounds like a lot of fun but I don’t think I will have time for us to do all those things”
“Why? Can’t you just make a background from a photo or a painting and then I can go there?” she asked.
“Yes, but it takes quite a long time to make each picture and I have to do other things as well.”
“What things?”
“I have to write the newsletters and work on the website and go to the office or to the city to meet people and I manage the library and help with some gifted programs. And I need to polish up the Feetspeak: 2E shoes presentation and plan my travel to Albury and Sydney.
Also I teach at Church school and write programs for them and paint windows,
And apart from that I have a family in real life; so I have to cook and clean and wash and iron for them.”
“Oh!” said Sprite. “I’m sorry – I didn’t realize”