Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Articles from Dr. Dan
"Recognizing, addressing giftedness can be challenging" in Pediatric News (11/28), reviews Dr. Dan Peters' recent talk at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read the article

Can you over-praise your kids? On (11/23), Dr. Dan writes "Sometimes Praise Is Exactly the Right Thing for Kids" Read the article

Are you an engaged, aware parent? Read  "What Type of Parent Are You?" on (11/15). Read the article

There is no way to be a "perfect" parent. Learn more in "5 Steps to Being an Aware Parent," on Huffington Post (11/18). Read the article
New 2e Rules for SAT from College Board
"The College Board, which owns the SAT, announced that starting Jan. 1, 'the vast majority' of students who have special-education plans that already include accommoda-tions for testing - such as extra time, sitting in a separate room, and/or having the test read to the student - will receive automatic approval for the same accommodations when taking the SAT, PSAT, SAT subject tests and AP exams."  Read the article
"The holidays are an opportunity to pause, be grateful for family, and reflect on another year . "

- Dr. Dan
Summit Center Update
December 2016

Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone at the Summit Center. If you want to better understand your child's learning and development, consult about parenting, or work on meeting your own goals -- please give us a call. We are open through most of the holiday season.
5 Steps To Managing Stress During the Holidays
By Dr. Dan Peters
Thanksgiving feels like weeks ago. Cities, stores, homes, schools, and entire towns are decorated for the holiday season. Lampposts and stop lights are dressed with red ribbons. Luxury cars sport antlers and Rudolph noses.

And then there are the commercials. Everyone on tv (commercials and most shows) are smiling, celebrating, decorating and playing in the snow.

All of these messages mean this must be the most wonderful time of the year, right?

Well maybe it is and maybe it isn't, and maybe it is both. For many, the holidays signify stress, unrealistic expectations, memories (good and bad ones), commercialism, and thinking others are happier / more organized / better bakers than you and your family...
Webinar: Supporting Smart Girls
from Dr. Lisa White
Smart girls in today's culture experience a lot of ups and downs. In this one-hour webinar, Summit Center's Dr. Lisa White, licensed psychologist, discusses the difficulty of being a smart girl, cool things about being a smart girl, the (sometimes unrealistic) expectations that bright girls face, trouble with fitting in at school and with peers, portrayals in the media, and what parents and schools can do to help. For parents of girls ages 6-16.

This webinar is $40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. Save $10 if you have registered for more than one Summit Center webinar (select the $30 option at registration).

Dr. Lisa White provides comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations at Summit Center Walnut Creek. She also consults with families and teachers. She has been working with gifted children and families since 2003.

Learn more about Supporting Smart Girls and register

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