Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Oct. 14: Deanna Kim, M.Ed., Educational Therapist, will  speak on "The Gift of Time
Management Skills for Your 
Students" at a meeting of the  East Bay Independent 
Schools Association, in  Oakland.  Free. Learn More
Oct. 21: Nancy Knop,  PhD, Educational Therapist,  will 
give a presentation at the Association of Educational
Therapists National  Conference in  Redwood City, o n "What it Takes to Do  Math: Learning While Brains  and Books Change." Learn More
Oct 22-25: Dr. Dan   Peters will speak on "The Gifted Child: Misunderstood, Mislabeled, Misdiagnosed,"  at the American Academy  of Pediatrics national conference in  San Francisco. Learn More
New Documentary
"The G Word" is a new documentary filming in the SF Bay Area that explores giftedness through personal stories of children, adults, and elders -- including popular misconceptions about what it means to be "gifted."  Learn More
" A little stress is normal, perhaps even healthy, but what happens when your child's life is dominated by worry? "

- Dr. Dan Peters
Summit Center Update
September 2016

School for many kids is underway! What does school mean for your child? If you want to better understand your child's learning and development, give us a call.
How Anxiety Affects Your Child's Self-Esteem
Dr. Dan Peters
Dr. Dan Peters, Executive Director
By Dr. Dan Peters
As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.
But what happens when they experience real issues that create obstacles to maintaining a good self-esteem?
One issue that can affect self-esteem is anxiety. Anxiety is common in young people's lives, especially in the school arena where they are under constant pressure to get good grades and perform. A little stress is normal, perhaps even healthy, but what happens when your child's life is dominated by worry? This can make your child feel insecure and scared. As a result, they often feel less confident in their abilities to solve problems and manage every day situations.
Parent Discussion Group Begins 10/10 in Oakland
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed. 
Group Facilitator
Are you challenged with parenting a gifted or 2e child? You are not alone!
Join other parents of gifted children to discuss the unique challenges that gifted children bring to families. Groups offer a forum for parents to gain insight into how their parenting styles and techniques can impact their child's behavior and development.
Our Fall parent discussion group begins on Monday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 pm at a meeting space near Rockridge BART in Oakland. Led by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
We still have room in our monthly advanced group too!
Charlotte Beard Named Research Associate
Charlotte Beard, M.S., is the Summit Center's new
Charlotte Beard, MS
Research Associate
Research Associate
. Charlotte's primary goal is to contribute  t o the knowledge base needed for the gifted and twice-exceptional community. She has particular interests in research design and implementation, with a focus on measurement tools and how to apply research to evidence-based practice and advocacy. She believes that this work through the Summit Center will allow us to explore psychosocial and developmental needs of children with a variety of learning profiles. 

Charlotte has been with the Summit Center since 2015, when she worked as a Doctoral Trainee under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Chou. She is currently a fourth-year graduate student, pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. In addition to her research with the Summit Center, Charlotte studies Internet use and online gaming. Her most recent work can be found in the March 2016 edition of Computers in Human Behavior, entitled, "Gaming-contingent self-worth, gaming motivation, and Internet Gaming Disorder."