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“Who might be a good friend for your child? What are the interests and characteristics of that hypothetical friend? Do friends even have to be other children? Do you need to consider the family (siblings, parents) of the child in question, or the social dynamics of groups of children? You might find yourself hanging out with some of these friends; what will that be like?” – Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development
If you’re a caregiver of a gifted or twice-exceptional child, my guess is that you’ve asked yourself these very same questions with a variety of responses.
Given the complex nature of these queries, you may also have wished that you had a resource to turn to for guidance. Corin Barsily Goodwin’s and Mika Gustavson’s new book, Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development is that resource.
Moreover, when you read this book, you’re not only learning about socialization as it relates to gifted/2e kids; you have a chance to learn about the inner and outer world of gifted/2e kids in a deep and profound way that is tailored to parents. I often hear from parents who want resources that go beyond the basics of being gifted/2e. Here it is!
While reading this book, I enjoyed fresh connections amongst different facets of giftedness.
Particularly striking was how a caregiver’s attitude and history can help or hinder a child as they develop their own social abilities. This is critical!
Corin and Mika urge you to be honest with yourself about the reality of your child and the world they are living in. And they don’t stop there. They also provide you with a helpful and compassionate framework so you can assure yourself that you are.
You’ll learn about the stages of human social development and how the asynchronous nature of these children can create unforeseen complications for your family. And you’ll receive guidance on how to help your child draw upon their strengths to make meaningful connections with peers.
I particularly recommend Writing Your Own Script to parents with younger gifted or 2e children.
This book gives you a peek into your future, so you can get out ahead of it. It’s a virtual crystal ball.
Corin Barsily Goodwin’s and Mika Gustavson’s second book- Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development, is available now on Amazon. Learn more about the book, and the authors by liking their Facebook page.
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