Asynchronous Development: Many Ages at Once
I am so excited to be a featured poster over at Secular Homeschool’s brand-new weekly From Soup to Nuts: Discussions that Matter section. Starting Monday, I’ll be talking about asynchronous development and the gifted child and the discussion will continue all week!
We’ll be discussing gifted myths, giftedness as asynchrony, examples of asynchronous development, and the parenting and education of these children.
Wondering if your child is gifted/2e?
My favorite definition of giftedness: giftedness as asynchrony
Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally. (The Columbus Group, 1991).
Want to read more posts on asynchronous development and gifted myths?
Asynchronous Development and the Gifted Child ~ My Little Poppies
Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children ~ Guest post at Raising Lifelong Learners
How to Parent a 2E Child ~ My Little Poppies
Lessons Learned- 7 Things I’ve Learned from Raising a Gifted Child – Guest post at Boston Mamas
Can you relate?
Do you have a gifted, asynchronous child? Does your son or daughter appear to be many ages at once? C’mon over and join the conversation!
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him… a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.
~Pearl S. Buck
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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