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Parenting in Scary and Unpredictable Times
At the urging of peers and parents, Dr. Dan Peters wrote this new article for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY on "How to Help Our Children Deal with the Terror of Terrorism." We hope it helps you and your family.
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"Many adults were not identified as kids because they are twice-exceptional (2E) and their gifts help overshadow the challenges."

- Dr. Paula Wilkes
Summit Center Update
November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families. 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 offer several types of services and evaluations for both children and adults.
The Twice-Exceptional Adult
At Summit Center, we are meeting more and more adults who are interested in learning more about their giftedness or twice-exceptionality. As awareness grows, many people - especially parents of gifted or 2e children - are coming to understand their own lives and experiences through the gifted or 2e lens.

Dr. Dan Peters has teamed up with our gifted education consultant Dr. Paula Wilkes for his latest blog post on "The Twice-Exceptional Adult" on Psychology Today.

Says Dr. Wilkes, "It could be that an adult struggled through school barely able to read, and that adult is now a parent who is witnessing his child suffering in the same way. We often see parents who have their children identified with a learning challenge only to hear that the parent would like to be formally tested to see if he has the same learning disability. Many adults are not identified as kids because they are twice-exceptional (2E) and their gifts help overshadow the challenges. Some adults have 'stealth dyslexia' which often goes undiagnosed with standardized tests."   Read More
Discussion Groups for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
Facilitated by Kathleen Crombie in Rockridge or Walnut Creek
Kathleen Crombie is pleased to offer a new monthly "advanced" discussion group of parents of gifted or 2e children beginning December 17. The group meets Thursday mornings, 11:00am-12:30pm, at Summit Center Walnut Creek. This group continues to refer to the book "A Parents Guide to Gifted Children," by Dr. James Webb, et all. It is recommended for parents who have attended a past SENG-model parent group and would like to continue to meet for insight and support. Learn More and Register
If you not joined a parent group previously, you should sign up for Kathleen's weekly introductory discussion group. This group meets Monday evenings in Oakland near Rockridge BART, starting January 25.     Learn More and Register
Supporting the Spiritual Lives of Gifted Children - Webinar with Dr. Paula Wilkes
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Does your child have profound empathy?
Is your child highly attuned to nature?
Does your child express feeling a transcendent presence?
Are you looking for strategies to support your child's spiritual development?
Spiritual sensitivity is experienced by gifted people from diverse cultures and religions and can be characterized by profound empathy and exceptional emotional depth, intuitive insight, and strong connections to the natural world. It often causes gifted children and adults, to be misunderstood (and misdiagnosed) by others.  Join this Summit Center webinar presented by Dr. Paula Wilkes to learn more and find resources for nourishing these children.
The webinar takes place on Wednesday, December 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time). Webinars are recorded for later viewing.

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