“Hundreds of parents have intense and asynchronous kids and don't even know that they have a gifted child. "
What happens when your newborn, baby,
or toddler does things that are not in the parenting books
... or say their first word at or before 6 months
count or sight read before the age of 2
memorize everything and correct you when you get it wrong
are intense and always on the go.
To a new parent, these experiences can either be very entertaining or very scary. "Something is different." And when emotional intensities and sensory issues begin to become apparent, parents might think..."something is wrong."
The Encouragement Parenting Division of Gruener Consulting
Since 2009 Catherine has dedicated her career to understanding what gifted means, all the characteristics, ins and outs, ups and downs of gifted children and their families.
She is a mental health clinician of 25 years, is the owner of Gruener Consulting, a counseling and parent education company providing counseling and consultations for gifted children and parents of gifted children. She has presented numerous times at local and national gifted organizations on social and emotional issues of giftedness with topics focusing on parenting gifted children.
In 2016 she wrote her first book
Parenting Young Gifted Children what to expect When you Have the Unexpected, a go to guide for parents of young gifted children. ~Catherine Gruener, M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, PDTC, Author, Professional Counselor and Parent Educator for Parents of Gifted Children, one of America's Leading Ladiesmore