As I research and learn more about my children and yours, I will share articles and books that I find helpful. Let me know if you do too.
http://sengifted.org/tips-for-selecting-the-right-counselor-or-therapist-for-your-gifted-child/ If anyone in the Chicago area has good recommendations, please comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Are you having power struggles with your child at home? Here is a good resource to help you through that. I really agree with the section on accountability. You have to hold your child accountable for their actions. It’s not your fault. They are choosing their behavior. You have taught them right from wrong, now it’s their turn to show that they understand that. Also, I firmly believe that both parents need to be on the same page. If you are not saying the same thing and following through then you are setting a poor example for expectations. https://www.empoweringparents.com/
Yes! This article about redefining failure is exactly what we try to do… we don’t tell the kids they are failures of course, however, letting them know that they SHOULD and WILL make mistakes is important. Read for yourself and see what you think. Edutopia.org
I stumbled across this website, https://www.guidingbright.com/challenges, from the SENG resource page. I love the way Tina talks about her own journey and the way she outlines challenges for gifted people. So many parents that I come across want their children to fall under the gifted label and I am sorry to say, you don’t. You want a BRIGHT, well-rounded child. Gifted children will encounter social problems, low self-esteem, and uncontrollable feelings at times. It is hard to parent the gifted!