Timeout for 2e: The Impact of Perfectionism

Just as teachers vary modes of communication and instruction in their classrooms, we strive to also present valuable information through different mediums. With that, we here at 2e News are excited to present this audio column, authored by Emily Kircher-Morris. As host of the Mind Matters podcast, Kircher-Morris covers myriad topics in the realm of giftedness, including twice-exceptionality.
In this Timeout for 2e audio piece, Kircher-Morris focuses on the the social and emotional development of twice-exceptional kids. She explores how perfectionism impacts 2e students' expectations, can affect their relationships with others, and can undermine students' levels of achievement. Perfectionism also plays in to 2e kids' levels of self-esteem.

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About Emily Kircher-Morris

Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a twice-exceptional (2e) learner, is dedicated to supporting 2e children—including her own—in a way she wasn’t during her academic years. She has taught in gifted classrooms, has been a school counselor, and is now in private practice as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in helping gifted and twice-exceptional kids. Emily is the president and founder of the Gifted Support Network and speaks at statewide and national conferences. She also hosts Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people. Emily lives near St. Louis, Missouri.