Imagine if you could empathize with your gifted child’s feelings in a way that allows them to feel seen and understood, and at the same time move them in the direction that is essential for her. Many of us remember when we were children and experienced big feelings that were overwhelming enough but resulted in us feeling alone, misunderstood, judged, punished, or shamed for them
Let’s not do this to our own children! There’s a better way!
With the thousands of hours, I have spent one-on-one with children, I have observed many patterns of behaviours, what adults may label as negative reactions, that can often leave adults feeling bewildered and powerless
At the root of these strategies is my genuine desire to understand the perspective of the child in distress, and to find constructive ways to support him in making sense of his difficulties, so he eventually knows he is not alone and he can be helped in making sense of himself and his emotions