“You offered great, practical ideas for both parents and teachers. I wish I had this workshop 30 years ago when I was a young parent of gifted children. It would have changed our lives!”“

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“I was so amazed that I literally wanted to cry. I now understand my child and I just want to hold him. I also now realize that my other son is gifted as well, yet totally the opposite of the child identified gifted by the school.“

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“What an incredible speaker! Patty Gatto-Walden is knowledgeable, inspiring and a very talented speaker…. I think that any teacher working with GT students needs to hear her speak. Every parent that I have spoken with came away from her presentation feeling that she truly understood gifted children, families and the dynamics that we all deal with on a daily basis. It made us feel validated and it was healing to hear her speak so honestly and knowledgably about gifted children and adults. “

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"I am an educator and parent of gifted children. You validated me, and gave me tools and strategies! The stigma is gone-I can say that I am a proud parent. I do get what is different about my child and finally that is okay. Now, can you go on Oprah!"

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"I loved your visual/spatial presentation style and your metaphor of describing children with this mode of learning as one who "follows the flow of water (thoughts) down a stream which naturally travels into numerous tributaries along the way, covering more territory and scenery than the more common linear approach." This was very helpful in understanding my way of thinking as well as my child's. Now I know that 'how I think' is not wrong or deficient, but colorful and expansive!"

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"Everything you said was helpful. This is the first time this information was presented to me even though my high school sons have been in gifted programs since 1st grade. I wish every teacher could hear you speak to learn who these kids really are and why they do what they do, or don't do."

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"As always, thank you for your talent, expertise and availability. I look forward to the time when you have a format and vehicle in which to share your wisdom with thousands!"

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"Thank you for being the exceptional, caring individual you are and for responding and being available. Your response was a tremendous help and support to me this week."

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"Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Your insights, unique perspective, and encouragement have made all the difference."

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"Now I like being alive-such a simple statement with such a complex background. Thank you for sharing the difficult times with me to help bring me to a place where I can make that statement."

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"I feel powerful and whole, and I have access to guidance from inside me. I am out of the dark cave that enclosed me most of my life. I can honestly say, life is now worth living!"

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"I feel more relaxed than I have for years. I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep during the exercise. I can now fall asleep after years of having a really hard time getting to sleep at night. I can't tell you how good it feels to have my shoulders and mind relaxed."

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"This time was inspirational and affirming. I feel more focused and self-confident. I needed your direct suggestions and strategies to help me know how to let go and move on ."

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"I didn't know how tense and burnout I was. I make things so complicated! But right now I feel hopeful."

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"I was so out of touch with my real gifts. I had been just plugging along. Thanks for helping me find out what I like and want again."

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"Now I need you to come home with me so you can do this magic for the whole family! Do you make house calls?"