01 Sep Parental burn-out in parents of gifted / 2E children
Parental burn-out in parents of gifted / 2E children
Workshop251Femke Hovinga, SCALIQ, Zeist, Netherlands
Yangtze 2Thu 15:45 - 17:15
Balanced research and practice
Parental burnout is an often overseen phenomenon in gifted families. From research (e.g. Rimlinger, 2016) we know parents of gifted children are more prone to developing parental burnout. Since the complexity of raising a gifted child is often overlooked, there is little attention for parents' psychological wellbeing. During this session, the insights we have about burnout - specifically in relation to gifted families - will be shared. From a theoretical (e.g. Schaufeli, 2020) and practical (e.g. Energy Matrix model - Heike Bruch and Hans van der Loo) perspective, the causes and solutions for parental burnout will be discussed. Cases concerning parental burnout in parents of gifted children will be explained and practical tools will be given to prevent parental burnout, as well as specific tools (both practice as well as materials) will be shared to recover faster or help somebody close to you (personally or professionally) in their recovery process.