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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Gifted in Crisis
in Crisis. Crisis happens to everyone. The Covid-19 pandemic is
happening to all of us, all over the world. What's different
about the way the gifted handle crisis, handle this pandemic?
Join us for Gifted in Crisis,
a blog from a variety of perspectives on gifted reactions, gifted
survival, and yes, even gifted success when we face crisis.
Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics... OK, there are
no related topics. This is something most of us could not have
imagined being in our houses 24 hours a day, wearing masks on the
rare occasions we venture out to the doctor or grocery store... but
the good news is, as gifted folks we are likely aware of just how
much good our social distancing is doing to reduce the estimated
effects of the pandemic, at least in our little corner of the
Blog Hops for great past topics from
Utopian Fantasies. Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
~ Elderhood in a Time of Crisis by
Joy Navan, ongiftedelders
- ďExperiences of unreality or detachment with respect to surroundings
(e.g., individuals or objects are experienced as unreal, dreamlike, foggy,
lifeless, or visually distorted).Ē (p. 302, DSM-5)
Our awareness of the pandemic the world is currently experiencing prompts
feelings of detachment from reality in many of us.
Gifted elders can remember other times of derealization, when the world as
we knew it appeared disfigured...
essential guidelines for helping your child during this global crisis by
Gail Post in
- While we navigate the coronavirus outbreak and grapple with our own
reactions and fears, we also have to address our children's needs. This
requires more than just the basics, like managing their time, finding indoor
activities, and offering reassurance. Children need direct, clear, and
meaningful guidance, in line with their developmental level and their
capacity to digest complex and emotionally charged information. Gifted
children, in particular, may have a difficult time during this crisis,
especially those who are highly sensitive, obsessive overthinkers, or who
struggle with existential depression.
1. First, ask them...
Itís All Too Much, Go Outside by Teresa Currivan, LMFT, in
Help My Children Thrive
- You might be noticing that the natural world seems pretty happy. While
we are dealing with extreme anxieties over very real things, the animals
have no idea. In fact, they seem a bit happier. In the streets of San
Francisco, where most things are closed down and there are few cars out, the
coyotes are wandering about freely.
Itís as though we are in two very extreme realities right now. One of
extreme anxiety and one of extreme peace...
Resiliency Through Crisis by Jen,
- So, how have you been handling all of this?
I looked up into the camera on my laptop screen at my health care provider.
ďNot very well. I havenít been able to sleep. My mind wonít stop. Itís been
5 or 6 AM before Iím finally able to sleep, and if Iím lucky, Iíll sleep
until 9 or 10.Ē
I understand. Itís because you know whatís coming next right? Itís because
everyone else is bogged down in what is happening right now. The way your
mind works, and knowing who you are, youíve dealt with that, and youíre 10
steps ahead of everyone else.
I nodded and felt the relief well up inside me, filling my eyes with tears...
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April 08, 2020