Self Care and Sanity

A Blog for Parents of Gifted/2e Children

Taking Care of You Isn’t Selfish!

I get it. As a parent of (lovely and) challenging children, we get caught up in doing for others. All parents do, yet there’s an intensity that comes with our kids that doesn’t let up. It takes extra effort to create and maintain space for ourselves.   The...

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Are you neglecting your foundation?

Happy New Year! It's the time we reassess how we're doing in life or take on new projects. It's the same for me, as I've been working on a project I'm planning for late February. (I'm excited and hope you will be too. If you want to be sure to hear about it, sign up...

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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...

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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...

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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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