‘Dear GHF’ Asks You…

Dear GHF has had a number of inquiries about related subjects. We’re interested in learning whether this is a common concern within the community.

If you are the parent of a gifted or twice exceptional (2e) child, have you ever worried that your child’s behavior would be misconstrued as either threatening to others or that others would be concerned about abuse or neglect (and possibly report you to authorities)?

For example:Dear GHF Asks You

  • Your child overheard making a joke about explosions… in an airport
  • A child having a meltdown who requires physical comfort or removal
  • A child with sensory difficulties who looks “unkempt” to others, or is unable to comply with a dress code
  • Playing with sticks as “weapons” in a zero tolerance environment
  • Overheard talking about a book or movie that others may feel is “too mature” for them

We’d like to hear your input and your stories! If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can email us at info@giftedhomeschoolers.org

~ Corin & Mika

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2 Responses to ‘Dear GHF’ Asks You…

  1. Corin says:

    We got a lot of great responses when we initially posted this on Facebook. Take a look: https://www.facebook.com/GiftedHomeschoolersForum/posts/10154243082203684

  2. Amy says:

    Nope, never had a concern about any of that. My son has asked teachers about escape routes from the school in case of bomb or fire. Teacher handled it very well and very matter of factly answered his question (we go to the edge of the school yard). After that, he explained that the grass could also catch on fire and that also goes to the edge of the school yard at which point she was caught off guard. 🙂
    He also wrote a story in school about snowmen having a war and killing each other. It was very vivid and used all kinds of very descriptive wording. I thought for sure that would get a call. Nope. Frankly, I don’t know if that’s good or bad on the part of the school.
    Truly, many people who don’t know my sons or daughter see their behaviour, but never say a word.

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