Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
New Support Groups Forming in Walnut Creek & Online
Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children  will be held in Walnut Creek on Friday mornings beginning October 4. Group will discuss the unique challenges that gifted children bring to families and learn more about their social emotional needs. Facilitated by Dr. Ellena Chen & Melanie Hayes, certified SENG facilitators. Learn more

Virtual Advanced Group For Parents of Gifted and 2e Children   is recommended for those who have read A Parents Guide to Gifted Children . Facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed. , meets through the Zoom video platform on Monday afternoons beginning October 28. More info

Gifted Adult: The Intensity of Life, Virtual Group :  Is it a challenge to manage your passions, work or relation-ships? Join other adults to discuss over-excitability challenges and learn coping skills, Monday evenings beginning October 28, through the Zoom video platform. Facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed . Learn more
Upcoming Events
Oct. 11-13: Bridges 2e Symposium Los Angeles. Educators, professionals, and change agents explore what it means to be 2e friendly.  Dr. Dan Peters will facilitate a panel and Melanie Hayes, Ed.D. will speak. Learn more

Oct. 16-18: Nueva Innovative Learning Conference, San Mateo, CA.  Educators and innovators convene to discuss and share ideas about many of the critical issues facing education.    Learn more
Oct. 29-30: 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference f
or parents, educators, and clinicians. Learn more
"I f I suspect that [my child] is dyslexic, I need to learn all that I can to give him the support and the help that he needs.  That's what all parents really need to do. "

- Don Winn, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
September 2019

School for many kids is underway! What does school mean for your child? If you want to better understand your child's learning and development, give us a call.
"Smart but Struggling Students" Free Online Master Lecture Series Begins Today 
Introducing Smart But Struggling Students with Dr. Dan Peters and Debbie Steinberg Kuntz
Introducing Smart But Struggling Students with Dr. Dan Peters and Debbie Steinberg Kuntz
This expert series is an answer to the questions from parents about their bright and quirky kids having a hard time at school. Most teachers are not trained in how to work with kids who are very bright and also have learning challenges.

Dr. Dan Peters and Melanie Hayes, Ed.D., are among the many experts speaking at the "Smart but Struggling Students" 5-Part Master Series, beginning today, Wednesday, September 18. New parts will be posted every Wednesday morning, with free viewing for 36 hours.  

Take Time Out From Tech
New blog post from Melanie Soloway, J.D., C.P.E.
One of the most common challenges I hear parents grapple with is how to "re-set" limits that are already established. "He has been plugging his phone in his room to charge overnight since he was twelve. How do I change the rule now that he is fifteen?" And... "All this social media is creating low self-esteem and anxiety for my daughter. All her friends are on it and if she isn't, she will feel left out and unhappy."
New Parent Footprint Podcasts with Parenting Coach Deb Blum and Dyslexia Advocate Don Winn
The Parent Footprint Podcast has reached #58 on the all-time charts for U.S. Parenting Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. (*Chartable, 2019) Thank you to all of our listeners.

This month, Dr. Dan welcomed life and parent coach Deb Blum  to the podcast for a meaningful conversation about the "Boy Crisis" and raising healthy boys.

After reading the book The Boy Crisis, Deb learned that it's a myth that boys and men are doing fine.  Dr. Dan and Deb agree that our boys need us and discuss provocative topics including why boys needs dads and positive role models, the impact of divorce, suicide rates -- and more.

Next, Dr. Dan welcomed dyslexia advocate and author Don Winn. Don struggled with dyslexia for his entire life and also dealt with dysgraphia (trouble with writing) and dyscalculia (trouble with numbers, math, and sequencing).

Today, Don Winn is an author, speaker, blogger and advocate who teaches parents and educators how to help their dyslexic children to understand the condition, and guide them with patience, optimism, and perseverance.

Don Winn's forthcoming non-fiction book, Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs To Know , addresses all aspects of dyslexia, including social and emotional learning. Don is also the author of the award-winning Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series of chapter books for middle readers as well as picture books for young readers.

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