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 […]
There is a scene in the well-known 1980s Romantic Comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, when Crystal’s character explains how he starts a book by reading the last page first. I always scratched my head over this – why would you want to do that? Leaving the anxious nature of […]
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.
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 […]
If you have a child who is an empath, emotionally overexcitable, one who seems “over-sensitive,” it’s important to speak to him about his nature and to focus on strengths. We don’t want to quell this child’s inclinations but we need him to know that not everyone is wired like he is, and he has to protect himself.
Yesterday a client shared that she was having a hard time getting her child’s father on board to understand and address their son’s learning profile. The author echos my oft said sentiment that with understanding comes calm. In discussing “The Father Factor” it becomes clear that understanding leads to acceptance. Read on for a great […]
For parents and educators of twice exceptional students, this practice (of making New Years Resolutions) needs to be well defined and daily. There is no room for failure, like so many well-meaning New Years Resolutions.
…the twice exceptional (gifted with a learning difference) population is under inordinate, constant stress.
Teaching our children to ask questions pertinent to their learning style empowers them to understand their own viewpoint and communicate their needs in a productive way.