Does your child have high expectations of self or others? Does she experience ‘paralysis by over-analysis’? Anxiety and perfectionism can be common issues in gifted children, and can sometimes present as anger, stubbornness or defiance. They can impact a child’s motivation to learn new skills and prevent them from succeeding in the classroom. In this session we will explore root causes, how the issues might present at home or in the classroom, and explore how anxiety relates to emotional regulation.
Dr Kate Burton is a Psychotherapist and counsellor who specialises in assessing and providing therapeutic support to gifted and creative children, adolescents and their families. Kate is the founder of Mermaids and Mermen Gifted, she sits on the founding committee of Gifted WA, and is an ECU researcher on how to best meet the needs of gifted children.