Heightened intensity, or Dabrowski's overexcitabilities (OEs), is the focus of our chat this week. We examine the impacts of OEs on the child's experiences, parenting, and what professionals need to know.
Q1) Many gifted children feel different from "normal." How do the overexcitabilities (OEs) help normalize a gifted child's experiences?
Q2) What can result from a child who feels pressure to conform?
Q3) As parents, how can we help our child learn to cope with intensities (OEs)?
Q4) What can happen when professionals are unaware of Dabrowski's overexcitabilities in gifted individuals?
Q5) How can we best help students understand themselves when it comes to overexcitabilities and giftedness?