Life Skills That Matter
Your bright child has the intelligence necessary to achieve – but what about the soft skills? What abilities must children have to be successful, not just in school but in the world? And how do you support the development of those skills so that your gifted student flourishes into adulthood?
Necessary aptitudes include:
Openness to new experiences
Emotional regulation/mood management
Recognizing the difference between excellence and perfection
Coping skills for stress/anxiety
Ability to participate in civil discourse and debate
Ability to handle competition and constructive criticism
Walking the line between fitting in and demonstrating intelligence
Teens and parents - come and learn more about the importance of growth beyond the classroom!
IS YOUR PRESCHOOLER GIFTED?
There is no one profile that characterizes all gifted preschoolers just as there is no “line in the sand” that we can draw to separate bright from gifted children.
Some gifted preschoolers teach themselves to read at 3 years old. Some gifted children aren’t ready to learn to read until 8 years old. Explore characteristics of gifted learners such as asynchrony, high energy, intensity, and creativity that may prevent them from fitting in with their peers. Learn why ADHD misdiagnoses are common among gifted children. Real world examples will be presented to give an overview of the characteristics of giftedness and the implications for identification.
IF I ONLY KNEW THEN:
PARENTING THE GIFTED CHILD
Learn techniques and strategies to improve parenting, mend relationships, and aid advocacy based on research and experience working with gifted children and families.
Facts and tips will be interwoven with personal accounts to demonstrate effective approaches to improve relationships with children and school districts.
Real-life stories will be included that show the differences between parenting a typical student and a gifted student.
Encourage your child to take risks, take ownership of his/her own learning, and empathize with others.
PREPARING YOUR ADVANCED & ACCELERATED STUDENT FOR COLLEGE:
What Schools are REALLY Looking for in Applicants!
As your student prepares for next year’s classes, do you wish that someone would be straight with you about what colleges are seeking in an applicant?
If so, come hear from an actual college dean of admissions about the reality of the college entrance experience, and learn how to navigate what has become an increasingly competitive and stressful process.
IS MY CHILD BRIGHT OR GIFTED?
(AND THEN WHAT DO I DO?)
Why proper identification is important
Gifted children: what are they like & what do they need?
How to advocate for your child
Opportunities available for academic challenge
MEETING THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
Gifted children may have some social and emotional needs that are the same as typical children, and some that may be very different. How can these needs be addressed? Are their needs different during times of extreme stress? If you need help understanding the social and emotional needs of the gifted children in your life, we invite you to attend this special virtual presentation for parents, students, teachers, and counselors!
This presentation was recorded and the video will be made available upon request.
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