Around here, we define “differently-wired kiddos” as either gifted (higher than average intelligence) or 2e, meaning some neurodiversity in addition to being gifted. With higher ability and processing come social and emotional challenges; in other words, quirky kids do quirky things! Today, Colleen discusses some of the specific social and emotional needs our gifted kiddos may have and how we can help and nurture them through these struggles.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: Bardsy (free writing template printables in addition to the free Reader level for RLL listeners at www.bardsy.com/rll)
- Parenting Differently Wired Kids
- RLL #60: Raising Differently-Wired Kids with Debbie Reber
- Gifted or Impostor — Living With Asynchrony In Your Kids and Yourself
- Derailing Imposter Syndrome in Your Gifted Child
- Managing Perfectionism: 10 Tips for Helping Your Child
- RLL #55: Helping Your Child Manage Perfectionism
- If He’s REALLY So Smart… When Gifted Kids Struggle
- Myths about Gifted Children (NAGC)
- Vulnerabilities of Highly Gifted Children (Davidson Institute)
- Tips for Motivating Gifted Kids
- Do’s and Don’ts for Motivating Your High-Ability Child (Davidson Institute)
- Motivation and Learning (NAGC)
- Coping 101: Building Persistence and Resilience in Gifted Children (Davidson Institute)
- Teaching Persistence to Gifted Students
- 5 Reasons Gifted Kids Aren’t Motivated Plus 5 Ways to Cope (from Ginny at Not So Formulaic)
- RLL #71: Resiliency and Why Our Kids Need It
- Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children
- Homeschooling Gifted Children | Meeting Asynchronous Abilities
- RLL #24: Asynchrony, Intensity, and Motivation | A Listener Question
- Meeting the Asynchronous Needs of Your Gifted Child
- Ian Byrd’s Byrdseed.com
- What is an Intense Child?
- Giftedness & Intensity
- Living with Intensity | A Learn-At-Home Workshop
- The Family and the Intense Child
- Overexcitabilities and Why They Matter for Gifted Kids
- Let’s Talk About Emotional Overexcitability
- Psychomotor Overexcitabilities: Helping Your Child Thrive
- Gifted Overexcitabilities: OEs IRL (Cait, from My Little Poppies)
- Friendship and the Gifted Child
- Gifted Students Often Struggle Socially (Crushing Tall Poppies)
- 5 Tips for Helping Gifted Children Make Friends
- Friendships, A Rare Treasure (from SENG)
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