We know everyone is doing their best during these trying times, managing children, work, and virtual school. We understand the challenges as we face them with you. Give us a call if you would like support and guidance to get through and make the most of life these days.
New Talk with Dr. Lisa Hancock: The Impact of Learning, Process, & Developmental Disorders on School, Work, & Relationships
Parents may wonder if their child’s difficulties -- or their own -- stem from a learning or developmental disorder. Neuropsychological evaluation can help explain academic or work performance, behavioral issues, or social-emotional functioning. Join this online presentation by Dr. Lisa Hancock of Summit Center’s Torrance office, on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:00 pm Pacific, via Google Meet. Dr. Hancock will discuss how to identify and address different learning, processing, and developmental challenges. $15.
Parent Footprint Podcasts: Tim Clark on Psychological Safety and Florence Ann Romano on Playtime & Childcare
How to Create Psychological Safety in Your Home with Dr. Tim Clark
Dr. Dan welcomes psychological safety expert and the Founder/CEO of LeaderFactor Tim Clark to the show today to discuss his new book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety and how these lessons can help parents.
In his new book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation , Dr. Clark explains that fear has a profoundly negative impact on engagement, learning efficacy, productivity, and innovation, and that until now there has been a lack of practical information on how to make us feel safe about speaking up and contributing at home or at work.
Today Dr. Dan and Dr. Clark discuss these high-level leadership concepts in an accessible and enlightening conversation touching upon important parenting topics including trust, love, and acceptance.
Playtime and Childcare in the Pandemic Age with Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny
Dr. Dan welcomes The Windy City Nanny Florence Ann Romano to episode 95 (www.WindyCityNanny.com). A former nanny, childcare expert and entrepreneur, Florence is also the author of Nanny and Me. She joins the show today to talk about playtime, childcare, nanny wisdom, and more.
Dr. Dan and Florence discuss the importance of empathy, parenting awareness, and what Florence calls the “healthy trifecta.” Florence provides many resources on topics including what really works for caretakers, ditching electronic devices, homeschooling in the midst of Covid-19, and best parenting practices.
Dr. Dan Peters is interviewed by Colleen Kessler of the Raising Lifelong Learners podcast on "All About Anxiety." Colleen is a gifted specialist, educational consultant, author, speaker, homeschool mom, and podcast host. She writes: "Anxiety can be an enormous problem for our gifted and 2E children. It can cause struggles in education, social situations, and lead to even bigger issues as our kiddos grow older. Just as important as helping our kiddos navigate anxiety is realizing that we need support as well."
Brazilian author and specialist in gifted education Fernanda Hellen, Ph.D., interviewed Dr. Dan Peters recently on video about twice exceptionality. They discuss how their respective work, how helping students compares in Brazil and the U.S., and the importance of encouraging creativity for children.
Do you want to learn more about the challenges of parenting gifted or 2e children? This Guided Discussion & Support Group meets Monday nights, 7-8 pm, starting Oct. 19. Learn about social-emotional needs and share parenting concerns, especially as families work and study remotely. Facilitated by Dr. Ellena Chen and Gohar Jaffer of Summit Center Walnut Creek.
This is the perfect time. Dr. Lisa White offers consultation services to help families find the right school fit for their child. She specializes in working with children who are gifted, twice-exceptional, or who have ADHD or learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.
Identify and manage your child’s challenges – and strengths – with lower cost assessments and therapy from our experienced doctoral trainees. Gohar Jaffer, Advanced Practicum Trainee, Olivia McDonald, M.A., Registered Psychological Assistant, and Cyrell Roberson, M.A., Predoctoral Intern, work under the supervision of licensed psychologists. To make an appointment, call (925) 939-7500 or email email@example.com.
Gifted & Thriving Webinar
Dr. Dan Peters spoke with Dr. Mike Postma last week on “Finding the Appropriate Psychologist for Your Twice-Exceptional (2e) Child” for the Gifted & Thriving Webinar series. The recording is still available for purchase.
"Creativity shrinks when we are being critiqued. [We need] an atmosphere that fully accepts and embraces novel and unique ideas. As opposed to something being correct, accurate, or even, how can you make this better. That sort of questioning can shut someone down when they are trying to come up with a creative solution."
--Dr. Dan Peters on video on
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