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Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!

It’s been a month of great mantras. A friend said to me “When you’re in your head, you’re behind enemy lines.” Wow, is that true! You know what I mean. We as parents, teachers and clinicians all experience self-doubt, criticism and negative self-talk when we feel as...

Practicing What We Preach: Using Cognitive Flexibility in Understanding 2e

Walking from Greenwich Village to Penn station as I left a 2e Education conference in New York City, ideas of dual differentiation, talent development, anxiety strategies, ADHD parenting, play therapy, patience and understanding whirled around in my head. My thoughts...

Adjusting Environments for School Success

Pegs – we hear about them all the time; our 2e children’s school experience is often described as “trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.” I have to be honest; I can’t stand that expression. Why does square have to be negative? Why do we want everyone or anyone...