Does your gifted or 2e child have enough friends? What qualifies as “enough”? Whom should they be friends with and how can they keep those friends?
Parents of gifted and 2e kids are often faced with these concerns. We want our children to have fulfilling social lives, as well as intellectual ones, but when our kids already struggle to find people with the same esoteric interests, how are they to cultivate deep, meaningful friendships?
Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, authors of "Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child," have turned their focus from finding the right academic environment for your child to finding or creating age- and intellectually appropriate social opportunities for your child. In "Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development," Corin and Mika will show you how to help your child to discover the joy of true friendships based on common interests, shared values, and mutual understanding—and help you understand your role in guiding them!
Corin Barsily Goodwin is founder and Executive Director of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. She has been publishing and presenting in the fields of giftedness, education, special needs, and parenting for over a decade. She currently resides in Washington with her husband, two teens, and three cats. Mika Gustavson, MA, MFT, is a psychotherapist, and director of Gifted Matters, specializing in helping the gifted to thrive. She maintains a private practice and trains other professionals on issues touching on giftedness, homeschooling, and parenting. She also writes about these topics, and does her best to head up GHF’s Professional Division. She works, lives, and homeschools in Silicon Valley, with her husband and teenage son, and too many knitting and crochet projects.