Many people are surprized when they learn that children described as gifted experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Those who are twice exceptional are particularly vulnerable.
So it’s nice to find a resource that helps parents to address mental health, not just for gifted children, but for all young people. The resource is the Family Smart website.
Of particular interest is the Don’t Say/Say resource, which reminds parents how to respond when their children make comments, perhaps about school. This resource, and others, is provided by the Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health, which describes itself as:
“An independent not-for-profit organization that works to improve child and youth mental health in Canada.”
This organization celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past weekend. Consider getting involved to ensure that this resource contains to be available.