Dr. Karen B. Arnstein
Parents experience multiple stages of grieving when their child is identified as gifted or twice-exceptional, questioning future friendships, relationships, and the right educational fit. We will explore recent findings and real examples to help us navigate the commonalities and uniqueness among our individual parenting paths.
Join a theoretical researcher, educator, and parent of a 2e child, on her journey through private, public, and charter school experiences. Dr. Arnstein discovered the emergent theme of the parental experience of grieving during her doctoral research examining the developmental transitions of preadolescent twice-exceptional students. This presentation explores how parents perceive growth in academic and psychosocial domains. Leveraging our common knowledge of grieving, this presentation also explores the perspectives provided by the study participants who defined the four stages of parental grieving as 1) grieving, 2) changing perception of role, 3) lessons learned, and 4) current perspectives.
Dr. Karen Arnstein is an assistant professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. She examines the developmental transitions of twice-exceptional students. Karen is a speaker and author dedicated to identifying and serving gifted and twice-exceptional learners. She continues to serve as a board member for SENG and is also a columnist with GHF Dialogue.
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You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference: Celebrating the Gifted / 2e Family. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
When: Friday June 3, 2022 9:45am Pacific / 12:45pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: The Gifted/2e Journey – The Parent’s Perspective
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