Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
June 18-20: Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Symposium, Austin, MN. Dr. Susan Daniels will present one of the keynotes. The symposium is  for educators, counselors, administrators and parents to gain greater understanding of the unique needs of gifted and high potential learners. More info
July 19-21: Annual SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Conference in Houston, TX. 2019 keynote speakers include Jen Merrill, Todd Kettler, Joy Esquierdo. Learn more
August 18-22: Camp Summit for Gifted Youth
"EAST": Multinight sleepover summer camp located at Northbay Adventure in Northeast, Maryland. Learn more
" Young children tend to be in love with the world, or at least the aspects of it that appeal to their interests and passions. Allowing young children to find, pursue, and sustain their passions will serve them for life . "

- Dr. Susan Daniels, writing about Paul Torrance's Manifesto for Children
Summit Center Update
June 2019

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.
Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children
By Dr. Susan Daniels, Education Director, Summit Center
In this blog, Dr. Susan Daniels writes about nurturing creativity in children. She tells us about "The Torrance Manifesto for Children," seven steps that we can all take to develop and sustain creative expression.

Parent Footprint Podcast: Fatherly with Joshua David Stein and The Emotionally Healthy Child with Maureen Healy
Dr. Dan Peters welcomed two more guests recently to talk about fatherhood and emotional health for children.

Fatherly with Joshua David Stein

First, Dr. Dan is excited to speak to Joshua David Stein, a dad and the editor-at-large at .  A popular children's book author and prolific writer, Joshua is the host of  The Fatherly Podcast .

The two men talk about all things Dad, including fathers, and even grandfathers. Fatherly's mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. Dr. Dan and Joshua discuss:
  1. What it means to be a modern father
  2. Dad Guilt (yes it exists!)
  3. Advice for Dads to be more present/involved with their children/families
  4. The best advice for fathers (and how that advice aligns with the philosophy of Parent Footprint)
  5. The Fatherly Podcast
  6. Why Dads should spend enough time with their kids so that the children ignore you!
The Emotionally Healthy Child with Maureen Healy

Dr. Dan welcomes author and parenting expert Maureen Healy of  Growing Happy  to discuss her new and inspiring book  The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Your Child Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices.

Growing up has never been easy, but more children than ever are suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. Maureen Healy explains that emotional health is the ability to identify emotions and to make better choices, even when feeling anger or another big emotion. She explains to Dr. Dan that the ability to - Stop, Calm, and Make a Smarter Choice - are key to expressing emotions constructively. 

Listeners will hear about what children need to know, what children need to do, and what speeds up the process of emotional health.  In addition, Dr. Dan and Maureen discuss what age to start working on emotional health, the feeling brain vs. the thinking brain, mindfulness tools, the concept of wholeness, a nd much more.

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