I have many goals – and hopes – for this site, but at the end of the day, they all come down to this:
- increasing awareness about asynchronous development and intensities.
- helping gifted children (I call them “kite kids”) persevere despite these differences, so they can experience peer acceptance – and more easily enjoy their talents, rather than trying to hide them.
Very closely tied to that second goal is supporting kite kids’ parents. As a kite kid mom, I know all too well how confusing – and painful – this journey can be.
No matter who I talked to or which key words I Googled, the answer didn’t surface for three long years.
And from what I’ve been told, we caught this early! You know what that tells me? There are a lot of kids – and parents – wandering around in the dark too long.
If I can spare even one child (or parent) a week, month, or even year of that frustration, this effort will be worth it.
Does that mean parents should expect these difficulties to vanish? Absolutely not, but knowledge is power. If you know what’s going on, you can make better decisions and that will provide at least some relief.
All I ask in return is that you help spread the word and participate in the discussion:
- Pin my blog articles, share them on Facebook, and email them to others who may benefit from this information.
- Sign up to receive alerts when I post a new story. I won’t spam you or sell your email address. I promise.
- Tell me what has helped you. And if what you’ve experienced contradicts something I’ve said, I want to know that, too. All I ask is that you’re respectful in your delivery.
- If you (or someone you know) has a success story, don’t keep it to yourself. Let’s bring hope to these children and their parents – and show educators, and the pediatric community, how they can help, too.
Together, we can dispel myths about the G word – and generate awareness that’s long overdue.
Love and light,