Understanding My Seasonal Anxiety

By |2019-09-24T09:55:29-05:00September 11th, 2019|2e Parent, College, Parenting, Raising Teens, Self Care|

And just like that, another school year has begun. A few lingering mosquito bites and a peeling sunburn reminds me of the fun I had during the waning days of summer, but now it is time to get back to reality. I have dreaded back-to-school season all my life. Summer was my favorite season. I [...]

Dark Moments

By |2019-04-16T19:06:06-05:00April 16th, 2019|Parenting, Self Care|

Hi Folks, Spring can be a tricky time for families of twice exceptional kids. It’s the time of year when students are learning about their school options for the coming year. In some districts, kids go straight from one zoned school to another. In others, or if your child is going off to college, there [...]

Why Parents of 2e Kids Need Their Own Support Group

By |2019-03-23T11:52:35-05:00March 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 [...]

The Loneliness of Parenting 2e Children

By |2019-10-10T22:05:45-05:00February 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. When [...]

The Pain of Ignored Feelings

By |2019-02-19T19:27:59-05:00January 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 [...]