Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Create, Explore, and Soar at Camp Summit for Gifted Youth
Develop the inner and outer nature of your gifted child this summer! Camp Summit  is a multi-night sleepover summer camp for gifted students ages 9 through 14. Camp offers indoor and outdoor fun including art, animation, creative drama and role-playing, hiking, philosophy, STEM activities, Dungeons & Dragons, Rube Goldberg machines, LARP (Live Action Role Play), strategy games, sing-alongs by the campfire, and a theme-night party. Just for gifted kids. Coming to the SF Bay Area (Marin Headlands) June 16-22, and to Northeast, Maryland in August.   Register now to save your spot!
" How can parents look deep inside and really understand what's happening inside of them that's complicating the challenge with their teenager? "

- Dr. Christa Santangelo, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
March 2019

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.
Reviving Chess Battles: Using Games to Strengthen Executive Functioning
By Deanna Kim, M.Ed.
Educational Therapist
My friends think that I am weird. There is no TV in our house. Technically we have no TV services. My husband and I are in agreement that we can survive with one less thing at home in this technology abundant environment.
One lazy summer afternoon, my kids and I were desperately looking for things to entertain ourselves with. Then, a dusty chess set caught my eyes. Ever since that day, my home has been filled with never-ending drama as well as valuable lessons during chess playing.
Clients seek me out to help their children from elementary to high school sustain their focus, plan ahead with their school work, and persevere through a stressful academic term. As an educational therapist and coach who teaches students executive functioning skills in my office, I find a parallel between the long term projects that we do in my sessions and the chess battles at home.

Click to read on for 10 ways to strengthen executive functioning  skills when parents play chess with their kids at home.
Parent Footprint Podcast:  Theory of Teenagers with Dr. Christa Santangelo and Social Media with Kristin Johnson
Dr. Dan Peters posted two new episodes of the Parent Footprint Podcast last month:
A New Theory of Teenagers: Seven Transformational Strategies to Empower You and Your Teen with Dr. Christa Santangelo

This episode of the Parent Footprint podcast with Dr. Dan will help families thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years.  Guest Dr. Christa Santangelo is an author, a psychologist and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Santangelo talks to Dr. Dan about ways to resolve teen-parent conflict and gives us all a new way to parent teens.

In their discussion -- and in her book A New Theory of Teenagers -- Dr. Santangelo shares with parents the advice, tips, support, and big-picture overview they need to see the teen years as an opportunity for growth an d for positive relationship changes.  Listen

Ain't You Got No Manners? Should You Be Friends with your Kids on Social Media? with Kristin Johnson

Dr. Dan welcomes author of "the bible for social media" Kristin Johnson to the show to discuss teens, parents, manners and social media.

Are you worried about your kids and teens on social media?  What is good and bad about living an online life? What do we do when our kids are consumed by their digital life? And should parents be friends with their kids on social media?  
Kristin shares the story behind her book,  Ain't "U" Got No Manners, along with practical advice (including etiquette tips) and suggested technology rules that will help your child and your family.  Listen

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