PARENTING THE GIFTED CHILD
Parenting gifted children can be highly rewarding and simultaneously exasperating and exhausting. Not only do gifted children have unique academic needs, they also have socio-emotional needs that differ from the norm. Parenting strategies that work for typically developing children often are not effective with high ability children. How do you deal with a gifted child’s intensity? What do you do with a highly perfectionistic child? How do you deal with the insatiable curiosity? Suggestions for creating a home environment that allows the parent to retain control while encouraging and supporting the gifted child will be discussed.
About the Presenter:
Prior to joining Hope College and the University of Connecticut as an adjunct faculty member, Rebecca Mann served as a Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue University. While at Purdue, Rebecca directed Saturday and summer programs for gifted youth in PreK through 12th grade. In addition, she coordinated and taught in the graduate level gifted education licensure program. She was honored with the College of Education Faculty Teaching Award in 2010. Prior to her doctoral studies at the University of Connecticut, for which she received the National Association for Gifted Children’s Doctoral Student Award, she worked as a gifted resource teacher and elementary and middle school classroom teacher in Colorado and New Hampshire, where she was named 2001 New Hampshire Educator of the Year of the Gifted.
This FREE presentation is open to the public.
Monday, December 2
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency
1819 E. Milham Ave., Portage
(between Lovers’ Lane and Portage Rd. on the north side of the road)
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This free program is presented by Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success of Southwest Michigan, a support and advocacy group for the families for advanced and accelerated students. PLUS is a local chapter of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children.
Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success
PLUS of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to providing leadership, support and advocacy of education and services to meet the needs of gifted, talented and creative students in our region.