Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) Conference
July 19-22, San Diego, CA. Dr. Dan Peters, Dr. Susan Daniels, Dr. Stephen Chou, and Dr. Lisa Hancock will present. Topics include anxiety, gifted/2e challenges, creativity, and socioemotional development.  Learn more
Susan Daniels Writes About Imagination
Dr. Susan Daniels, Summit Center's Educational Director, is author of the upcoming book Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K-8 (now available for pre-order). She offers this preview in a blog on how to bring more imagination into the lives of children.  Read the post

"When you argue with reality, you lose - but only 100% of the time."

- Byron Katie, as quoted by Debbie Reber on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
June 2018

School is out and summer is here! Congratulations to all of our graduates. If you want to make a positive change for your child in the first part of the next school year, give us a call for a consultation and start the process now.
Coaches Aren't Just for Athletes: How can gifted collegians benefit from coaching?
Dr. Dan Peters spoke wtih Summit Center's Gifted Education Consultant Dr. Paula Wilkes to discuss the role of a coach in the life of a gifted college student. These students may face unique challenges due to their sensitivities and intensities. The resulting piece was published on Psychology Today.
New Parent Footprint Podcasts: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson and Deborah Reber

On the Parent Footprint podcast, Dr. Dan speaks with two recent guests on parenting and the need to be present and "in the moment" with your child:
The Yes Brain with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson:  Dr. Dan welcomes back one of the podcast's most popular guests - bestselling author and parenting expert Dr. Tina Payne Bryson to discuss her new book The Yes Brain and her pioneering work in area of brain-based parenting. Dr. Tina Bryson is also the co-author (with Dr. Daniel Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers (The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline) and is Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena.

How can parents cultivate resilience? How does the pressure of the need for success affect our children today? Dr. Dan and Dr. Tina talk about her new book and the topic of basic brain science - that is how a child's brain is either receptive or reactive (affecting their regulation) and what we need to do as parents and educators to support that child's brain state. By exploring the mind behind the behaviors in children instead of just focusing on the behavior. Dr. Dan and Dr. Tina offer listeners concrete examples of ways we can intentionally help our children achieve a state of balance - by deliberate and thoughtful behavior modeling, positive parenting, and supportive disciplining.

Differently Wired with Deborah Reber:
Next, Dr. Dan welcomes Debbie Reber, founder of TiLT Parenting and host of the TiLT Parenting Podcast. The two discuss Debbie's new book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, which she wrote to support parents raising "differently-wired" kids and shift the conversation around how neurodiversity (everything from ADHD and dyslexia to Aspergers and giftedness) is perceived and experienced in the world.

Parenting is a journey filled with twists and turns. Debbie shares her personal story about raising a special needs child and how she had to learn to become present, get rid of "the shoulds" and embrace imperfection. Her lively discussion with Dr. Dan touches on regulation (for kids and parents), communication (again for kids and parents), fear, and more.