Morning Friends! Happy Friday! If you're like most, summer time is at our door step and for the gifted and twice exceptional families it brings a mix of joy and fright! Along with the extra outdoor time, more leisurely and free pace, one of my favorite things about summer is the chance to push the refresh, reset button. Summer is a chance to take a look at what has been working for the past 9 months, what hasn't and make some tweaks and adjustments to steady our course.
As a gifted, twice exceptional parent, this self observation and adjusting can be a bit different or more complex and this can make you feel a bit alone. From one mom to another, I can tell you that for me, I can tackle most any obstacle or project if I believe that I have others joining with me. For some of us, in some seasons, we are fortunate to have local, in living color tribe mates and friends, we can collaborate and commiserate with. And yet, for others of us, in other seasons, we truly are best met with friends and tribe mates from across the landscape of the internet and social media. Both can be great and it's important to cultivate and lean on this amazing gift.
In this spirit, I recently came across a great, FREE find from fellow advocate and tribe mate Tina Harlow. She gathered the voice and wisdom of over 25 of the most well known and loved gifted and twice exceptional professionals - to offer bits of insight and inspiration for us parents. Summer is a GREAT TIME to take advantage of their wisdom as you self reflect and tweak. Because the reality is, that no matter how spread out we are from each other, or what the season of life we are walking is, we are TRULY NOT ALONE in this journey. It make take some unexpected or adventurous turns for us to walk our path - but we have so much to enjoy and so much to share.
I'm deeply thankful to Tina for the labor of love she offered in creating this guide and even more so for the hundreds of hours of work and research from the highlighted professionals who are guiding and advocating for our gifted/twice exceptional community every day!
Enjoy the resource - and Happy Tweaking!
Melinda is a recovering "normal" seeker, who is often distracted by unexpected moments of nature's beauty or questioning children