I have long felt that parents of gifted kids, especially of twice-exceptional kids, need more support than they are getting. Unless they live that particular life, few parents know how tough it can be. “You have little to worry about, your kid is gifted.”
And don’t get me started about the challenges of a 2e kid. A riddle wrapped up in an enigma drowned in a delicious WTF? sauce and Oh Please Save Me ala mode.
There’s a woman in Australia doing “an exploration of the everyday experience of raising a gifted child.” As part of her PhD project, Natalie Rimlinger is surveying parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids. I strongly suggest parents of these incredible kids spend the 20 minutes or so and take the survey. It’s not often that we’re questioned about our experiences in raising gifted/2e kids. Usually it’s about the kids and their educational/social/emotional well-being. It’s about time the challenges of raising such kids are recognized.
Go fill out the questionnaire. Take the 20 minutes or so and maybe someday there will be more support for parents of gifted/2e kids.