with Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D.
Julie talks about the Top Ten Considerations When Parenting a Twice-Exceptional or 2e Child
Julie will talk about the Top Ten Considerations When Parenting a 2e Child: 1. The child in front of you wants to please, but doesn’t know how. 2. The child in front of you feel misunderstood most of the time. 3. The child in front of you has something he wants to say. 4. The child in front of you wishes he had (more) friends. 5. The child in front of you wishes something in their life could stop for just one minute (sensory, emotional, fear, confusion, frustration, movement) 6. The child in front of you knows a lot about something. 7. The child in front of you would love some time to process and a chance to think – that might mean letting him say a lot of stuff before he gets to the point. 8. The child in front of you knows exactly what you think of him. 9. The child in front of you will change your life for the better if you let him. 10. Be curious about the child in front of you.
Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC, passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, and advises educators and professionals on bringing out the best and raising self-esteem in their 2e students and clients. Julie serves as Secretary on the Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council, is the Maryland liaison for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), reviews parenting strand conference proposals, and is a Committee member for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves as an advisor to “The G Word” feature documentary currently in production. Julie produces 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference which includes renowned speakers, discussion forums and a virtual exhibitor hall. A frequent speaker and prolific writer, Julie is also the mother of three twice exceptional children who keep her on her toes and uproariously laughing.