In This Issue
Make Your Worrier a Warrior Books
Dr. Dan Peters' Worrier to Warrior series is designed to help children and those who love them-parents, teachers and caregivers-tackle anxiety. The books were recently re-released with new cover art, and may find a new audience amid the increasing stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Acceptance is ... setting an intention to show up every day, as best as you can, for your child."

- Debbie Reber of Tilt Parenting, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
July 2020

We hope you and your family continue to be healthy and safe.  In accordance with state and county guidelines, we are now seeing clients in our offices on a limited basis, as necessary. We continue to offer full remote services. Our Summit Center team looks forward to seeing you soon.
Gifted or 2e? Understand the Impact
on your Life with Dr. Melanie Hayes

Melanie Hayes, EdD., MFT Intern
Dr. Melanie Hayes is now offering virtual consultation appointments to help clients with understanding how gifted/2e issues could be impacting their lives. 
 
If you are:
- a parent who needs support around raising and schooling 2e children 
- an adult who is discovering you are 2e and exploring your identity
- a 2e person experiencing issues around success in the workplace
- 2e partners who want help with communication and relationship building
  
Dr. Melanie Hayes, MFT Intern, provides counseling and consultation to children, teens, adults, and families. She has made it her life's work to help gifted and twice exceptional persons, and is the founder of  Big Minds , a school for 2e children.
 
To make an appointment with Dr. Hayes, email  info@summitcenter.us  or call 925-939-7500.
Parent Footprint Podcasts: Beyond Diagnosis with Debbie Reber and Separation Anxiety with Laura Zigman
Dr. Dan welcomes two new guests to talk about parenting --and how parents can take care of themselves. 
 
Moving Beyond Your Child's Diagnosis with Debbie Reber
Dr. Dan welcomes back  his colleague and friend  Debbie Reber,  founder of  TILT Parenting and host of the  TILT Parenting Podcast  (which just hit two million downloads!).  Debbie created TILT to support parents raising "differently-wired" kids and her work has shifted the conversation around how neurodiversity is perceived and experienced in the world.  She emphasizes parenting with joy and acceptance for all children.  Her book  Differently Wired  was recently released in paperback.

Today Dr. Dan and Debbie talk about their own intimate and personal stories about raising their differently wired kids. The episode includes advice about navigating the stages of a diagnosis from a "fix it stage" mindset to frustration and fear and finally to reframing and acting - and ultimately shifting to what will work for your individual child.

Debbie is featured on the  Parenting in Place 9-Week Masterclass Series , with her session on " A Conversation About Finding Peace," with author Christine Carter, starting July 22. Registration for the entire series- including access to replays, a bonus bundle, and more - is $39. (Replays are available for any live events  you miss.) See the whole line up and register here.

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Separation Anxiety with Laura Zigman
Dr. Dan welcomes bestselling author and parent  Laura Zigman  to discuss her new novel  Separation Anxiety  as well as her popular essays in publications including The New York Times, Parade, and The Washington Post. among others.

Laura Zigman is also the author of Animal Husbandry (which was later made into the movie  Someone Like You , starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work, and Her.  Laura's fiction draws on her own personal experiences as a parent, daughter, wife, writer, and friend.  Her books and essays resonate with readers everywhere because of her honesty and her poignant observations about life and family.
Today Dr. Dan and Laura discuss several timely topics including: 
  • Sandwich generation issues of care-taking for older parents and raising your own children 
  • How our own experiences as a child influence our parenting 
  • Dealing with life's challenges - the death of our parents, illness, job loss, addiction, more
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