Reacting vs. Responding to Twice Exceptional Behavior: Tapping into Your Treasure Chest

There are certain apparent patterns with challenging twice exceptional behavior. Frequently the unwanted behavior we see in our twice exceptional children and students, or experience as 2e adults, is in response to an unseen trigger. The child or adult feels assaulted emotionally or from a sensory standpoint. They are overwhelmed, immediately thrown into fight or […]

Perspective, Perseverance and Perfectionism

Parents, teachers and professionals spend a lot of time thinking about how to encourage kids’ resolve, keep them on track and help them recognize and reach their boundless potential. Two buzzwords in particular, “mindset” and “grit,” are used to discuss these concepts. The big question is how do we get our kids to have a […]

Screen Time = Scream Time

It amazes me when people purposely purchase cars with DVD players installed. Talk about a bad trip…a bad road trip. Particularly for gifted and distractible kids, after cajoling, begging and prying them off of what we call in our home, “electronics,” they are insufferable. As though trapped in a bad 70s sci fi movie, airlifted […]

Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough

When I was in law school, Moot Court was the big thing. Famous judges came to critique us. The issues were timely and interesting. The catch; it was completely overwhelming for me. I was paralyzed because I knew there was no way I could do Moot Court “perfectly.” Law school and perfectionism should not appear […]