Different by Design: Moving from Feeling Defective to Being Distinctive
presented by Sharon Barnes, MSSW, LCSW, Therapist For Sensitive And Gifted
Thursday, March 9, 2017 FREE
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Stonegate Village Metropolitan District, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
Gifted and 2E / Twice Exceptional students often notice early on that they’re different than others. This can lead many GT/2E kids to draw a secret inner conclusion that there is something essentially wrong with themselves. This can be the hidden link to many of the emotional and behavior problems common to gifted and 2E kids and teens - emotional meltdowns, verbal outbursts, hitting, kicking, punching AKA violence, going silent, underachievement, discouragement and despair. In this session, you will learn four stages of discouragement; how to identify discouragement before it takes over; and four stages of overcoming discouragement. We’ll also share powerful tools to help parents and teachers help their GT and 2E students overcome their discouragement and develop their true distinctiveness and make their unique creative contributions.