Testimonials

"Dear Dr. Rimm, Thank you for sending this response. You offer so much help for young girls and their parents. It is deeply appreciated and I feel very privileged to be able to share your wisdom with our readers. Thank you again." -- Paula Davis, CommitmentNow.com

"Dr. Rimm, I am a mental health professional who's always on the lookout for new ideas in advising parents and your suggestions are most helpful. I have been very impressed with your crystal-clear, unpretentious presentation of problem-solving with children. Thanks for your work." -- Joe Delatte, LCSW, Ph.D,. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child Development Specialist

"Dear Dr. Rimm, Thank you so much for your sage advice; your words are precious. Your email addressed my question how our differences affect our children's up-bringing and why unsolved differences cast negative effects on them. In addition, your practical approach gave me assurance that I can manage this issue. As you guessed, our children's study time, screen time, sports and music are the majority of topics I have with my husband, and that's when I feel our significant differences. I love your way of leading me to find a comfortable middle ground with him. It struck me like a lightening when you said we are role models for how to solve our differences. It's a good thing someone is pointing me at my reflection in the mirror :-) Thank you for pointing out the sign of negative effect in our children - that they might think mom is mean. I saw many Asian-American teenagers and even grown-ups don't talk to their parents because they believe their parents cannot get along with Americans. I do not want that to happen. I am reading See Jane Win and it is a wonderful book to read. Your book gave me a hope that our daughter can become what God wants her to be." -- KK, column reader

"Dr. Rimm is a welcome voice of calm and reason--someone who offers practical advice, with almost immediate results. She's a guardian angel for families who need a little or a lot of guidance." -- Katie Couric, former host of NBC's Today Show


"Dear Dr. Rimm: Years ago I came across one of your first (maybe the first) books you wrote with your theories of gifted underachieving children. It gave us hope. My son is now a very well respected artist in Portland, Oregon. He was in 6th grade at the time we found your book. He is now 34 years old. We had a very rocky time of it. So, thank you for your outstanding insight into the gifted child and the parents, and thank you for going to so much trouble to communicate and educate. Thank you again." -- Patricia Cooper, Alumnus of the Doctor of Nursing Program, CWRU

"The kind of down-to-earth advice parents desperately seek when struggling to motivate their underachievers." -- The Washington Post

"...The book (See Jane Win) is a fascinating look at why people become who they are...Parents will take away many practical tips and good advice on how to encourage their daughters to aim high." -- Los Angeles Times

"How Jane Won is a great book for our daughters. It's a road map to living an extraordinary life." -- Ann Curry, NBC Today Show

"I am embarrassed to say that I only recently discovered you through one of my clients who uses your book closely with her three children. My clients turn to me for answers, but after finding your book, I am now making it a requirement for all parents to own a copy...and encouraging all parents to utilize your resources." -- Dr. Marcie Zinn


"You are an inspiration and profoundly interesting speaker. I was in attendance at a recent seminar and wanted you to know how much I appreciate you sharing all your life-long work. You speak from not only experience and vast array of knowledge, but from your heart and soul. I will take with me new strategies to assist those gifted underachievers that I see in my position as a gifted and talented teacher. I hope to put into place your research yet before the end of this school year. Thank you for all you do! It was truly a pleasure and honor to have been at this seminar." -- Linette Mace

"I want to thank you for your great contribution to the success of our conference. I was priviledged to attend most of your sessions and continue to be inspired by your words of wisdom and conviction. I find your support of parents particularly admirable. I am in awe of your works and wisdom. Thank you again." -- Marilyn Lane, California Association for the Gifted

"We selected Sylvia Rimm to be our Keynote Presenter for a two-day event...[due to] Dr. Rimm's outstanding credentials, the variety of presentation topics which complemented our theme, her high name recognition, and her reputation as being an outstanding speaker. Sylvia did not disappoint us with her workshops; our conference achieved maximum attendance, and educators attended her sessions with enthusiasm and provided strong reviews...without question, Dr. Rimm contributed to it being a successful event." -- Abbey Block Cash, Ph.D. AGATE Program Chair

"Just wanted to send a little note of "thanks" for an awesome presentation. You lived up to your outstanding reputation. Thank you for sharing your talents with our school. We think the world of you and respect your opinions and advice immensely." -- Greg, Stephanie and Nicholas Poghen

"Dr. Sylvia Rimm is an exciting and informative speaker who keeps audiences enthralled. She brings a vast amount of useful information to every presentation. Audiences feel they have gained valuable knowledge that can be used immediately. Dr. Rimm has spoken to parents, teachers, and students at least five different years. She brings new and important knowledge and research each time she presents. She gets my highest recommendation." -- Pat Hollingsworth, Ed.D., University of Tulsa

"Dr. Rimm spoke at our state conference. Everything went really well, and Dr. Rimm was highly praised by the attendees! She took the time to speak to some high school students the evening before, and they loved having that time with her. All three presentations went very smoothly and it was a delight to have her with us!" -- Tom Zigan, Wisconsin Association of Talented and Gifted

"Your topic is a very important one and I hope to apply the principles in my current position.  On behalf of many educators and administrators of gifted students in public education, thank you for your positive contributions, wise advice, and your professional example.  I sat amazed as I thought of your life whole; especially as you described your backdoor entrance to gifted education.  You more than arrived and you keep on doing great work.  Blessings to you.  Enjoy knowing that you are making an impact on many of us out here."  Priscilla Lurz, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX

"I attended your presentation in San Antonio and I want to thank you for such a refreshing, affirmative, and encouraging talk.  It was as if you had been with me all throughout my upbringing and into my adult and family life, and we were sitting by the fire and I was listening to a summary of my life’s experience as it pertained to each aspect you discussed.  I could ‘totally relate’ to everything you were talking about.  It is a rare thing these days to sit in the presence of a wise person, and today was one of those milestone visits that blew fresh wind into my sails."  Sam, NISD, San Antonio, TX

"It was a life changing experience to meet with Dr. Rimm. We immediately began implementing strategies she suggested and saw a difference literally within 24 hours. That gives us such hope after a long lonely journey prior to us speaking with her." Kimberly, Ohio