Changing perspective based on the issue in front of us is necessary to address stress and other challenges typical for the gifted and twice exceptional communities. ‘Telescoping,’ the act of zooming in and zooming out, is necessary to shift perspective and persevere.
Particularly during this unsure and unstable time of #coronavirus, jotting down what you are grateful for, big or small, at a specific time during the day, can help bring light when everything feels dark and stormy.
Perfectionism in one person can lead to imposter syndrome in another person…Since each state, perfectionism and imposter syndrome, feed on one another, the cycle is very hard to break.
During these unchartered waters in our collective human history, you suddenly find your spouse or partner, your kids, your work, everything at home with you. Whereas you may have constructed boundaries before, boundaries are now blurred or non-existent. This can be overwhelming for everyone, but for twice exceptional adults – on top of all the […]
We are living in a liminal time. What will happen next? How will I keep my kids engaged? How will I make online learning meaningful for my students? How will I work while my kids are bored at home with me? Who will get sick? When? How will I pay my bills? How can I […]
“It’s not what happens but how you handle it that matters.” This is a lesson worth teaching to your children and students in the wake of the unprecedented coronavirus. We, in this day and age, have never experienced a pandemic in this way. There still is much that is unknown. We have no idea when […]
This article originally appeared in GHFDialogue. You can view it HERE. This is the eternal balancing act: being grateful for the superpowers we have as gifted humans and practicing self-love, patience, and perspective when our intensities take over our brains and bodies. In the end, it’s my hope that gifted people realize their giftedness as […]
Being a Detective Allows Parents and Educators of 2e Children to Identify Triggers and Focus on Strengths
I just read a wonderful article on how to treat “picky eaters.” What I love about this piece is that the professional’s process mirrors the process I take parents through to assess their child’s or student’s challenging behavior. Always seeking to be strengths-based, and focusing on understanding what underlies behavior, my process looks at what […]
For the neurodiverse, as with many things, Valentine’s Day may have a more intense reaction – either in the “over the top” celebration or the “under the radar” avoidance.
A recent article published in the Seattle Times, (“All Children are Gifted Just in Different Ways,” Feb. 7, 2020, ) lashes out at #giftedprogramming as racist, in fact, author @davidgardner, refers to what he calls “so-called ‘gifted’ education” as “institutional racism and elitism.” Mr. Gardner is incorrect in labeling gifted programming as racist and unfortunately […]