Why Parents of 2e Kids Need Their Own Support Group

By |2019-03-23T11:52:35-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Parent Community, Parenting, Self Care|

Over the course of my career as a clinical social worker, I’ve met or worked with hundreds of twice-exceptional children and their families. In my experience, one of the most important things that parents of 2e kids need is the support of other parents. Parent support groups are typically run by social workers or facilitators [...]

A 2e Parent’s Trauma: The Calls From School

By |2019-02-21T21:36:38-04:00February 16th, 2019|Advocacy, Parent Community, Parenting|

Hi folks, I hope everyone has survived another week in the 2e trenches. I have been talking to a lot of parents lately about how things are going for their kids at school and one mom said something that really summed things up for me. She said “Most parents drop their kid off at school [...]

The Loneliness of the 2e Parent

By |2019-02-01T19:34:13-04:00February 1st, 2019|2e Parent, Parent Community, Parenting, Self Care, Uncategorized|

I was speaking with another parent recently about the difficulty she is having with her twice exceptional 8 year-old. Most of the time he is a sweet, funny kid who likes to make up puns and is obsessed with Lego, Colonial American history and archeology. At the same time, he is prone to frequent meltdowns. [...]

The Pain of Ignored Feelings

By |2019-02-19T19:27:59-04:00January 25th, 2019|Parent Community, Self Care, Social/Emotional|

Hi Everyone, Now that we are solidly in the throes of winter, I have been feeling shut down - its cold, I have not been getting enough sleep, and I just want to crawl under the blankets, eat chocolate and watch TV. One of the reasons I have not been sleeping well is because my back has been bothering [...]

Transitions – Part 2 (Finally!)

By |2018-06-29T16:23:18-04:00June 29th, 2018|2e Parent, Parent Community, Self Care, Social/Emotional|

Hi Folks, I can't believe it is already the end of June. 2018 is half over and the days are starting to get shorter again. Thankfully we still have some long summer evenings ahead of us. I love those long days, especially when it cools down at night and you can spend time outside. Its [...]

Transitions

By |2018-06-29T15:07:21-04:00June 8th, 2018|2e Parent, Parent Community, Parenting, Raising Teens, Social/Emotional, TECA Insights|

Hey folks, I am finally getting around to writing about transitions! I think I may have “forgotten” to write about transitions last week because, to be honest, I can have a hard time with them myself. I have been thinking a lot about transitions because the end of the school year is upon us. My [...]