Maybe your kid has an insane memory and an awe-inspiring creative streak, but can’t sit still in class. Or perhaps her math skills put yours to shame, but she’s paralyzed by perfectionism and struggling to fit in socially. Those are just a couple examples of a whole host of gifted-and-challenged combinations that fall under the “twice-exceptional” umbrella. Read on to learn more about this descriptor (it’s not a formal diagnosis), and better understand how to nurture a child that fits the twice-exceptional criteria.
Meet the Expert:
- Dr. Bethany Cook, author of For What It’s Worth: A Perspective on How to Thrive and Survive Parenting Ages 0-2, is a psychologist (PsyD) and Board Certified Music Therapist (BC-MT) who has over 20 years of clinical experience bringing accessible, real-world guidance to families of all socioeconomic and mental health backgrounds.