Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Holiday Stress Article Translated to Spanish
"Cinco pasos para manejar el estrés durante las fiestas decembrinas", also known as
"5 Steps To Managing Stress During the Holidays," by Dr. Dan Peters, is now available in Spanish! Thank you to the Antioch Unified School District for helping us share this piece in another language for our community.
Read in Spanish
2e News
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Discussion  Groups
Summit Center offers discussion groups for parents of gifted and 2e children and for gifted adults. Groups allow participants to share concerns and gain support from others who have similar experiences. Learn more

New groups are forming in 2019.  Email us if you would like to participate, online or in person.
" The underlying question [for our teens] is how can I be happy and feel okay . "

- Charis Dennison, Prajna Consulting, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
December 2018

Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone at the Summit Center. We are grateful for your support and commitment to raising healthy and engaged children.
New! Parent Footprint Podcasts:  Charis Denison on Teenage Dynamics and Polo Tate on Surviving Trauma
Can We Talk? Navigating Parent-Teen Dynamics with Charis Denison
 
Expert and educator Charis Denison has worked for two decades with a special focus on the topics parents and teens need to address most to have a positive relationship and effective communication. Recently her work was featured in Peggy Orenstein's book, Girls & Sex: Navigating the New and Complicated Landscape and she regularly lectures on this subject and many others.
 
Dr. Dan and Charis address many important and provocative topics including:
* What is the most effective way to talk to teens about drug use?
* What are kids' concerns about sex and sexuality?
* What are some ideas to help us impart our values to our kids?
* What do most teens want from their parents during this time?

No One Can Take Your Joy with Polo Tate
 
Dr. Dan welcomes Polo Tate, the author of Deep Dark Blue: A Memoir of Survival, to discuss her book and her harrowing story - of losing her sister at a young age (in a tragic horse riding accident) and as a sexual assault victim at the US Air Force Academy.
 
Polo's story is one of resilience and victory and her advice and advocacy is helping young men and women find their voices, speak out, and not just survive but thrive. In this episode, Dr. Dan and Polo discuss sensitive topics including PTSD, warning signs of a sexual predator, and how writing can be a path to healing.
 
Today Polo Tate is an actor and writer, and a passionate public speaker with a mission.


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Explaining IEP Plans
Individualized Education Programs are used by schools to map out supports and services for students with learning issues. This recent piece from Understood.org provides a chart to explain the difference between  IEPs and 504 plans.
 
2e News recently ran this piece on "IEP Strategy: 'He's a Child, Not a Label" on how to portray your child in a positive way with their IEP team.