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.
10 Tips for managing the holidays with neurodiverse kids.
…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.
So often responses and reactions are based on misinformation, faulty assumptions and a deep-seeded need to fix. 2e folks are complex and knee jerk responses to the way they present in the world only serve to fuel their frustration and yours.
Your 2e child or student is neurodiverse, and he will never be neurotypical so you are comparing the proverbial apple to oranges when you measure him against other kids.
Practitioners, parents and educators alike would do well to address 2e children through a trauma-informed lens.
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 […]
In order for 2e children to thrive, adults need to adjust their own behavior rather than try to change the child.
Once you start positively reframing what’s around you, when you can make the conscious decision that there is always an upside, you start to notice the strengths and opportunities for growth and knowledge.