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On Giftedness and Parenting Potential

 

 

I am a Professional.  I am also a Parent.. this is.a.great.leveler…  parenting kids with high potential is tricky business at times and can leave you feeling like those quivering jello cups.. (the green ones, or the two tone one.. brownish on the bottom with cream on topones…)..yes quivering…

And sometimes, it is hard to know what to do..  we can stand at crossroads, reading ten different signs and really really, we have no idea which to choose.  It is at these times where we need to let our intuition as parents kick in and take the road that ‘feels’ the most right.. sometimes it is the only direction we may have left to follow..

And do not forget to forgive yourself, as, as my Mom (a wiseone who parented six (yes…six) gifted and 2E kids into adulthood used to tellme..  ‘You make the best decsions you can AT THE TIME, and then let it go… hope for the best and forgive yourself if things don’t quite workout as you had hoped, there is always anothe day…  ‘…  however usually, these choices of the heart can often, in the long run, turn out to be the right ones..

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  1. Mona
    November 12, 2011 at 9:43p | #1

    Amen! I second that – make the best decisions you can at the time and then forgive yourself if (when) things don’t work out as you hoped. Still working on that second part, but it’s so important!

  2. November 12, 2011 at 9:43p | #2

    Yup…

  3. November 15, 2011 at 9:43p | #3

    I think the ‘letting it go’ is the hardest part for most parents. I’m not quite there yet. :)

  4. November 15, 2011 at 9:43p | #4

    Niether am I Lisa, niether am I… although I think in some ways we never do… so very tricky the parenting game…

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