On Being Twice Exceptional During the Holidays
I recently asked participants in our Parent Empowerment Group what they love about the holidays. Just a simple question, but since they are parents of twice exceptional students, I had to give the caveat – “in theory.” Holidays can be dreadful for parents of twice exceptional students because of how they affect their kids and […]
2e Kids, Emotional Overexcitability and the Election
Gifted and twice exceptional people often experience emotional overexcitability. Plugging into the world in an organic way, they see, feel, and understand their surroundings on a deeper level. This super power sometimes causes great pleasure and at other times, great pain. Research shows that our children can tap into the feelings of the adults around […]
Grateful for “Nobody”
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.
Fear and Unknown
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 […]
The Link Between Emotion Regulation and Procrastination
This article links procrastination with emotion regulation.
10 Tips For Handling the Holidays With Twice Exceptional (2e) Kids
10 Tips for managing the holidays with neurodiverse kids.
It might be the most important place; the in-between. That space where the 2e brain, accustomed to intense stimulation, compensates in the absence of excitement. Craving stimulation, if the 2e brain doesn’t get what it needs, it creates its own frenzy. It’s the time between moments of engagement when the 2e mind – rather than […]
Diversifying Your Life Portfolio
In business, people talk about diversifying your investment portfolio. You don’t want to commit all of your money to one sector or in one area. In order to protect yourself in the process, you have to “spread the wealth” so to speak; give attention to different potentials and be open to learning in order to maximize […]