Twice-exceptional students often have a huge gap between their performance and their potential. Twice-exceptional students will do their best when parents and professionals collaborate, communicate and are consistent.
We have seen parents of twice-exceptional students take very different approaches.
We have seen parents of twice exceptional students confront teachers – Their twice-exceptional student took advantage of the battle and did not fully commit to her work.
Another parent fought really hard for the right goals for her twice-exceptional child, but when challenges occurred, she did not communicate effectively with the teacher.
One dad insisted that the teacher be consistent, but he was not.
Then there are those parents who aren collaborative, communicate well and are consistent. Their results tend to be far greater, because their twice-exceptional child:
· Thrives when there is collaboration, communication and consistency
· Plays one side against the other when these elements are missing
· Tends to mirror the behavior he or she sees.
We have learned from our mistakes and our successes and we want you to realize that:
· The old expression that “you catch far more with honey than with vinegar” is even truer for the twice-exceptional child. Teachers tend to either love twice exceptional students or find them a … Start by collaborating with your child’s teacher.
· Communication is so critical for the twice-exceptional student because issues can and do appear. The twice-exceptional student's performance is likely to be consistently inconsistent at first, and if there is an emotional event (e.g. a death or an illness) you want to make sure the teacher is aware.
· Consistency is critical, because your twice-exceptional child will often thrive on inconsistencies, and when you are consistent they will respond to that too.
We have raised two twice-exceptional children and we really understand the rewards, the challenges and the need for parents to be the coaches and advocates your child needs.
Mira Halpert M.Ed. developed the 3D Learner Program ® for her twice exceptional daughter. Mira, who herself is a twice exceptional adult, is committed to helping twice-exceptional students to reach their potential. For more insights go to www.3dlearner.com/twice-exceptional and then call us at 561-361-7495