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.