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Writing Your Own Script, by Corin Goodwin

Writing Your Own Script

Writing Your Own Script:

A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development
by Corin Barsily Goodwin (Author), Mika Gustavson MFT (Author), Sarah J Wilson (Editor)

This is a nice, short, easy to read (with bullet points!) book about Gifted or 2e children. For the price of the book, it is full of easy-to-digest information and scenarios to get you, the parent, better informed.


It includes a section on identifying what type or category your child might fit under (and your child might fit under multiples of these), and includes some short stories about each of these types.

The book then goes into giving a sort of information-seeking-advice on how to go about finding people or activities that will engage with your child in a positive manner.


Once you get past the meat of the information, the book then has plenty of examples of questions and scenarios you might face from *other* parents, or teachers, or workplaces, with regards to your child and setting up positive social experiences.

In general the book reads like you might a Facebook or Imgur page, some seriousness, some information, and some funny stories that will make you smile. Isn’t that how we’d all like to learn things?

-Scott Zeise

Does your gifted or 2e child have enough friends? What qualifies as “enough”? Whom should they be friends with and how can they keep those friends?

Parents of gifted and 2e kids are often faced with these concerns. We want our children to have fulfilling social lives, as well as intellectual ones, but when our kids already struggle to find people with the same esoteric interests, how are they to cultivate deep, meaningful friendships?

Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, authors of “Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child,” have turned their focus from finding the right academic environment for your child to finding or creating age- and intellectually appropriate social opportunities for your child. In “Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development,” Corin and Mika will show you how to help your child to discover the joy of true friendships based on common interests, shared values, and mutual understanding—and help you understand your role in guiding them!


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