There is so much to learn about your gifted self. Here are some resources that others have found helpful.

Books:

Giftedness 101 – Linda Kreger Silverman (This is the first book I recommend to all of my clients. Do yourself a favor and get it!)

Living With Intensity – Susan Daniels (This is the other first book I recommend! The title appeals to most of my clients and client families. Wonder why. ūüėČ

Great Potential Press – Guiding Gifted Learners (This publishing house focuses solely on the needs of gifted people. The link goes to a category index, so you can choose the area in which you’re most interested)

Royal Fireworks Press – Publishers for Gifted and Talented Children (RFP is a great resource for academic/educational materials for homeschooled people and for those seeking to supplement what’s being learned in school.)

These organizations have a wealth of information and support for you and your family:

SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted¬† (“SENG‚Äôs mission is to empower families and communities to guide¬†gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals:¬†intellectually,¬†physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.”)

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (“NCAGT¬†is a 501(c)(3)¬†non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the educational and social-emotional needs of academically and/or intellectually gifted students.”)

National Association for Gifted Children (“NAGC’s¬†mission¬†is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.”)

Daimon Institute (“The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted provides psychotherapy and educational consulting to support the overall development of exceptionally and profoundly gifted people.”)

Center for Identity Potential (“The Center for Identity Potential offers specialized counseling and consultation services for gifted, talented and exceptional people.”)

With Understanding Comes Calm (“Our mission is to empower parents, educators and professionals to bring out the best and raise self esteem in their twice exceptional (2e) children, students, clients, and themselves through education, tailor made strategies, and advocacy training.”)

GRO-Gifted: Gifted Research and Outreach¬†(“Promoting a comprehensive and accurate understanding of giftedness through research and outreach.”)

And here are some helpful blogs and podcasts for additional insight and perspective:

Hoagie’s Gifted¬†(“…the all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike.” This site is mind-bogglingly broad and deep.)

Third Factor (“We aim to offer thought-provoking content to the world‚Äôs creators and catalysts, to inspire and empower these intense souls to do what they are on Earth to do.”)

TiLT Parenting Podcast for parents of differently wired kids¬†(“TiLT Parenting was founded in 2016 by Debbie Reber as a podcast and online community aimed at helping¬†parents raising differently-wired kids do so from a place of confidence, connection, and joy. Debbie is passionate about the idea that being differently-wired isn‚Äôt a deficit ‚ÄĒit‚Äôs a¬†difference.”)

Gifted Guru¬†(“Gifted Guru is a site for everyone interested in or passionate about gifted kids (and even adults!). You can expect to find practical and useful resources, tips and tricks o‚Äô the trade for parents and educators and homeschooling momecators (mom + educator!) alike.”)

High Ability – creative – highly intense and sensitive – multipotentialite – gifted¬†(“part of The Creative Mind series of sites by Douglas Eby, providing information and inspiration for exploring your creativity and personal growth.”)

Seth Perler – Executive Function and 2e Coach¬†(“I‚Äôm Seth, a renegade teacher turned Executive Function¬†Coach/Education Coach based in Boulder, CO.¬†I help struggling students navigate a crazy educational landscape and do my part to ‚Äúdisrupt‚ÄĚ and improve education. I specialize in¬†Executive Function¬†and¬†2e.”)

Embracing Intensity podcast (“Aurora will take everything you think you know about what it means to be intense and excitable, and show you how intensity is not a weakness but a hidden power.”)

Articles and stand-alone resources:

Is My Child 2e / Twice Exceptional?¬†(“Generally speaking,twice exceptional, or 2e students, are¬†both¬†intellectually¬†gifted & talented¬†and¬†learning disabled.”)

Executive Function and Self-regulation – Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

What is Executive Function? In Plain English.¬†(“If your child struggles with school (homework, trouble staying on-task, disorganized, problems with time management, avoidant, resistant, forgetful, overwhelmed, etc.), they probably struggle with Executive Function.”)

The Theory of Positive Disintegration (This personality theory, in part or in full, is utilized by many who specialize in giftedness.)

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