Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
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Camp Summit Update
Camp Summit "West" still has openings for gifted and twice-exceptional GIRLS. This camp takes place June 17-23 at the Marin Headlands in Northern California Learn more and register

Camp Summit "East" is now open for registration. This camp takes place August 19-23 in North East, Maryland.  Learn more and register
Upcoming Events
April 18-19: Dr. Susan Daniels will speak at the Novilo's World of Gifted Congress in Zeist, The Netherlands. Susan's topics include "Sensitivity, Intensity, and Creativity in Gifted Adults."  Learn more and register
 
Saturday, April 21: Dr. Dan Peters will speak about diagnosing dyslexia at EdRev Expo, San Francisco, an annual event for students, parents, educators and professionals with a unique emphasis on learning and attention issues. Free. Learn more and register
"Parents and other loving adults are EVERYTHING to young people's possibility of having a successful launch."

- Dr. Ken Ginsberg, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
April 2018

To better understand your child's strengths and weakness, give us a call to schedule a consultation or comprehensive assessment now.
Dr. Dan Presents at the Bright & Quirky Online Summit, April 25
Are you raising a differently wired or "twice exceptional" child? Looking for support in helping your child thrive, even with focus, learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges?
 
Dr. Dan Peters will be presenting on Day 1 of the Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit, put on by Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT. Other expert speakers include Ned Hallowell, Ross Greene, Temple Grandin, Tina Payne Bryson, and more psychologists and authors.
 
The Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit runs for 6 days, April 25-30. Content is free with online registration for 24 hours. There will be approximately 3-5 talks per day.

Click here to sign up 
Dr. Ginny Ritchey Offers Counseling in Corte Madera
Summit Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Ginny Ritchey, licensed clinical psychologist, now offers individual and family therapy, as well as parent and educational consultation, at Summit Center's Marin office located in Corte Madera. Dr. Ritchey provides counseling   to children, adolescents, and their families, and offers direct consultation with educators and administrators. She has worked with gifted and twice-exceptional individuals through Summit Center, and has provided a wide range of services for over 2 5 years to children of all ages, their families, and professionals within the home, school, and clinical settings. Dr. Ritchey's areas of interest include neurological and behavioral childhood diagnoses such as Autism, ADHD, anxiety, and childhood depression; social skills development; parent and school consultation; and academic and intrinsic motivation. Learn more about Dr. Ritchey
 
To make an appointment, please call (925) 939-7500 or email info@summitcenter.us.
New Parent Footprint Podcasts: Building Resilience with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg & Homework Wars with Greg Pincus
Dr. Dan Peters welcomes two authors who are both fathers - and both passionate about parenting.
 
First, Dr. Dan talks about resilience with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, practicing doctor of adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and author of several books including Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and a proud father.
 
Dr. Ken defines resilience as "The capacity to rise above difficult circumstances, allowing our children to exist in this less-than-perfect world, while moving forward with optimism and confidence." He explains how parents (and other loving adults in a child's life) are the keys to building the foundation of success for all children.
 
Dr. Dan and Dr. Ken dispel many unhealthy myths about parenting including that teens don't care what their parents think about them or that teens just don't care about anything. Listeners learn that parents are EVERYTHING, especially to their adolescents.


Next, Dr. Dan welcomes author Greg Pincus to the podcast to talk about "the Homework Wars"  including Greg's experience, his research, and his solutions for how parents can deal with this never-ending battle.
 
Greg is a novelist, poet, screenwriter, blogger, speaker, and social media consultant. He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His latest novel is The Homework Strike.

Dr. Dan agrees that parents have to do what is right for their own children - including when it involves homework.