In This Issue
Parenting Workshops in Los Angeles
Our parent educator, Melanie Soloway, J.D., C.P.E., is offering complementary parenting workshops every month at St Martin of Tours School  in Los Angeles. Next one is Friday, February 21, 8:15 am, on Resolving Conflict Within Families. See the full list
Fatherly Features Parent Consultant
Our parent consultant, Kathleen Crombie, M.Ed., is featured in this piece from  Fatherly  about how coaching might help you with your kids.
"Other offscreen activities that can be creative and can help the child learn and discover -- blocks, puppets, puzzles,  even a cardboard box -- can have hours of play."

- Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra, talking to Dr. Dan on the Podcast
Summit Center Update
February 2020

If you would like to understand more about your child's learning profile, how to gain coping skills for your child, or how to help your child reach their full potential, give us a call.
Parent Footprint Podcast: Children and Screens with Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Kids at Camp with Dr. Laurie Brown
Dr. Dan welcomed two new guests to the podcast last month, to talk about how to guide your children when it comes to technology - and 5 reasons to send your kid to camp.
Children & Screens with Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra

First, Dr. Dan speaks with Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, founder of  Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development , to discuss one of the most important modern parenting topics today: how technology is impacting your children's health.

Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra founded the nonprofit because she wanted to better understand the cognitive and long-term impacts of frequent technology use among her own children. Children and Screens works to address questions related to digital media, how electronically mediated interactions shape children's development, and what do do about it.

Dr. Dan and Dr. Pam touch on many digital topics including: screen use, age, violent games, digital addiction, and more.

Why Send Your Kids to Camp with Dr. Laurie Browne

Dr. Dan welcomes guest Dr. Laurie Browne, Director of Research for the  American Camp Association, to discuss the latest studies about how camp benefits our kids.

Dr. Dan and Dr. Browne talk about day camp vs. overnight camp,  camp and community, and much more. The ACA's  5 Year Impact Study   showcases the many ways camp can help throughout a child's lifetime.

Dr. Dan and Dr. Browne are both enthusiastic campers. Dr. Browne presents the five reasons parents should send their kids to camp, which include fostering independence, experiencing outdoor fun, learning to relax, unplug, and become better at friendships.

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California Association for Gifted (CAG) Conference Feb. 21-23 in Palm Springs
The CAG 58th Annual Conference (#cagcon) in Palm Springs, February 21-23, 2020, brings together nearly 1,200 individuals from around the state. Over 80 sessions provide a learning opportunity for teachers, parents, and advocates to hear from leading researchers and experts in the field of gifted education. Featured speakers include Dr. Sandra Kaplan and Scott Barry Kaufman. Summit Center's Dr. Susan Daniels will speak on "Creativity, Visual Thinking, and Gifted Children with Dyslexia." Dr. Lisa Hancock will speak on "Welcome to the Real World: Recognizing the Challenges Facing Gifted/2e Teens and Young Adults" with Sharon Duncan.

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