In This Issue
Virtual Discussion Groups for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children
Parenting a bright, sensitive, intense child? Summit Center announces Discussion Groups for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children to be held virtually this summer while many families are still at home. Groups will discuss the unique challenges that gifted or twice-exceptional children bring to families, learn about their social emotional needs, and share parenting concerns. Monday afternoons, starting June 29 , led through Google Meet by Dr. Ellena Chen and Melanie Hayes, Ed.D., of our Walnut Creek office. Learn more.

More parent support group options
Parenting in Place Masterclass Series
A re you stressed about summer and wondering how your family will manage and prepare for what's next in these challenging times? Join Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times, featuring live weekly masterclasses with parenting experts such as Tina Payne Bryson and Debbie Reber (both past Parent Footprint podcast guests), and many more. See the whole line up and register
Join Dr. Dan Live on Facebook Next Tues.
I will be doing Facebook Live every other Tuesday this summer. Join me next on June 23 at 2:00 pm PST, to help us connect and focus on staying present.  Join on Facebook
Free Webinars
ALL Summit Center  webinars will continue to be available on demand FREE  on Vimeo through June. U se promo code FREEFROMSC . Titles include information on giftedness, parenting, and Dr. Susan Daniel's recent doodle classes. See videos
Stay healthy and safe.
We will get through this.
Summit Center Update
June 2020

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe. As our offices begin to reopen for limited in-person appointments (and continue full remote services), our Summit Center team looks forward to seeing you soon.
Build Academic Confidence with Child Coaching Services from Dr. Rupa Robbins
Rupa Robbins, PhD
Dr. Rupa Robbins is providing Child Coaching Services, a goal-focused intervention that focuses on building your child's academic confidence and teaching self-advocacy skills using a psychologically informed approach. Dr. Robbins can work with your child on a weekly basis to help them understand and leverage their strengths and build self-confidence. Coaching will include:
  • Setting long and short-term goals and identifying pathways to achieving those goals
  • Tackling obstacles
  • Developing the soft skills associated with academic success (self-awareness, self-management, meta-cognition, etc.).
Dr. Rupa Robbins began her career as a 3rd grade teacher, and her work as a teacher and school psychologist has informed her philosophy of understanding the whole child.

Learn more about  Dr. Robbins or Summit Center's consultation services while we shelter-in-place
To make an appointment, email  or call 925-939-7500.
Parent Footprint Podcasts: Jacqueline Newman on Divorce and Amy Klein on Fertility Issues
Dr. Dan welcomes two new guests to talk about major life events and how they can impact parenting, with the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.
How Parents Can Talk To Their Children About Divorce with Jacqueline Newman
Dr. Dan interviews lawyer, divorce expert, and author Jacqueline Newman about her new book  The New Rules of Divorce: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness , was recognized by Oprah Magazine as one of  "the best divorce books to help you heal during every stage of the process."  With the Covid pandemic, Jacqueline says that divorce in the US will go through an unprecedented and historic transformation.

Dr. Dan and Jacqueline discuss modern divorce including:
  • The role of Dads requesting shared custody
  • The importance of self-care for both parents during the stress of divorce
  • Why parents need to keep their marriage's intimacy problems away from children - even adult children
  • There really are some benefits of divorce for children 
  • How to talk to kids about divorce

The Trying Game with Amy Klein 

In Episode #86, Dr. Dan interviews health journalist and author Amy Klein about her new book  The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind .

Amy Klein wrote the "Fertility Diary" column for The New York Times's Motherlode blog for three years.   Today,  Amy  writes frequently about health and fertility for publications such as  Newsweek, Slate, The Washington Post,  and other national media.

Amy shares how she finally became a mother after nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis and one reproductive immunologist. Amy wrote The Trying Game  because it is the book she wishes she'd had when she was trying (and trying and trying) to get and stay pregnant.

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