Self Care and Sanity

A Blog for Parents of Gifted/2e Children

What is gifted or twice exceptional anyway?

  As parents, we adore our children. In the beginning, we think everything they do is amazing! and wonderful! and exceptional! This doesn’t change much as time goes on, mind you, but there does come a point when you wonder:   Is this actually exceptional? Is my kid...

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5 Ways to Make Sense of Behavior

Having a child that doesn’t fit the system can be extremely challenging. The "system" typically means schools and education when you're young, but it can also be the web of social expectations we encounter in any situation.   Over the last ten years, I’ve devoured...

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Not an End, but a Beginning

You made it to the end of the purposeful action challenge. No matter if you accomplished every action this month, or only a couple, I hope our time together nudges you toward taking a more active role in realizing your positive vision for the world.   On a...

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Finding Inspiration

Have you ever thought: How am I supposed to keep this up? Throughout the twists and turns of daily life, you’re bound to get off track here and there. Living purposefully, and actually taking action, involves A LOT of effort. And it can be a lot of responsibility. Not...

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Who Are You, Really?

We've all had the thoughts: Who am I to be so bold? Who am I to expect this? Who am I to think that I can...?   At some point, you have to decide for yourself.   I am someone who: ________________________     How you view yourself, how you talk about yourself, and...

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Playing with Creativity

After challenging you to do something that scares you, I’m gonna do it again. This time it might look different. I read a lot about creativity, the process and the products of. When I speak with people, however, I find most people don’t view themselves as creative.  ...

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