Sometimes I forget, even for a moment, all that giftedness entails - and that's when I run into the 'oh, yeah, I forgot about that' wall.
It can hit anywhere:
- When I'm sitting in a specialists waiting room filling out yet another endless form on my children's behaviors where I'm required to somehow divine what 'normal' and 'normal for age' is by osmosis ....
- Or when my daughter has just scrunched up a perfectly good drawing because she thinks it's terrible...
- Or when my son connects seemingly incompatible things like endless youtube watching of domino and minecraft videos to create his own super-optimized Boolean gates and the beginnings of his own computer, including clocks and calculators... (...and if anyone asks, yes that was in the plan ... somewhere, wherever the plan has gone ... it's around here somewhere ...)
Not matter when the realisation hits, good or bad, it's never expected. And then I go and re-read the characteristics of gifted kids and feel like slapping myself up-side the head. Because it's there ... I just had to remember to look.
This old tired brain of mine goes back to gifted 101 and retakes the class again for the nth time.
So for those of you, like me out there who run into those moments, here are some great reads so you too can (as Yoda so succintly puts it), 'relearn what you have learned'.
- Hoagies Gifted 101
- GHF Gifted Resources
- Is it a Cheetah? By Stephanie Tolan
- Gluten-Free Mum articles on Gifted
- Asynchronous Development, SENG
- Asynchrony: A New Definition of Giftedness
- Asynchronous Development and the Gifted Child, My Little Poppies
- GHF Perfectionism Blog Hop
- Hoagies Perfectionism
- Helping Gifted Students Cope with Perfectionism
- Anxiety and Perfectionism Are No Fun, Gluten-Free Mum
***This post is part of the GHF Blog hop, "Discovering the Depth and Breadth of Giftedness".