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Play Series: Playing with Challenges

By August 14, 2018November 20th, 2018No Comments

1) General

Instead of “I have to” take on this challenge, try “I get to” take it on. I get to fool around with possibilities. Model going from “oh, no” to welcoming the excitement of figuring it out.

2) Related to Gifted/2E

Challenges can be pure joy and awe for these children! That is, until they are not. The contrast of what they expect of themselves – and of others – relative to the actual situation is a frontal assault on their identity and on their place in the world. Adults’ modeling how to experience and honor their own intensity and how to navigate through it is crucial.