Many of our children are back to school in person. How is the transition going? If you want to better understand your child's learning and development, give us a call.
Looking for a Better School Fit?Consultation Services with Dr. Lisa White
Do you want to make a change and find a new school for your child?
Could your child benefit from a different learning environment?
Does your family need support in making an educational decision?
Dr. Lisa White offers consultation services to help families find the best school fit for their child, whether public, private, or alternative. She can help you understand the best educational environment for your child’s needs, think about what services may facilitate academic success, and support you through the decision process.
Dr. White specializes in working with children who are gifted, twice-exceptional, or who have ADHD or learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.
Many schools are accepting applications now for next year. Dr. White is based at our Walnut Creek office, and also available virtually. To make an appointment, please email email@example.com or call (925) 939-7500.
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: The Anxiety Sisters, Bonnie Jean Feldkamp, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Mary Gauthier
The past month brought four new weekly episodes of Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan, part of the Exactly Right Media network. Dr. Dan spoke with his guests about surviving anxiety, mental health for back-to-school, the perils of perfectionism, and being saved by music.
Surviving Anxiety with The Anxiety Sisters Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek
Mental Health is a Back To School Essential with Bonnie Jean Feldkamp
Dr. Dan talks to award-winning Creators syndicate columnist Bonnie Jean Feldkamp about her new three part Back To School series which focuses on therapy, mental wellness, parenting mistakes, adolescent milestones, masks, and more. Bonnie passionately believes that prioritizing mental health is even more important than other Back To School essentials like backpacks, new sneakers, and haircuts.
Dr. Dan interviews the inimitable Hank Phillippi Ryan -- the award winning USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers and investigative reporter (winning 37 Emmys!) for Boston's WHDH-TV -- about why it is better to embrace our imperfect selves, especially around our children who are always watching. Both Dr. Dan and Hank confess to being “recovering perfectionists” and their honest conversation is filled with great advice about self-love, self-worth, and self-affirmation.
Mary Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated American folk singer, songwriter, and author of the new memoir SAVED BY A SONG. In this episode, Dr. Dan and Mary discuss how she overcame childhood trauma, living in an orphanage for the first year of her life, addiction and recovery, and her later calling to music. Mary’s work with veterans and the Songwriting with Soldiers program is how she spreads empathy, acceptance, and hope through music and words.
Last chance! Virtual Therapy Groups on Executive Functioning and 2e Adulting
Summit Center’s weekly therapy groups offer the opportunity for children, teens, and young adults to find support in small groups of likeminded individuals. Signups must close soon. Upcoming groups include:
Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills, for 6th-8th graders with Dr. Rupa Robbins, Licensed Psychologist
Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills, for 9th-12th graders with Dr. Rupa Robbins
2e Adulting (A Radical Self-Acceptance Experiment), for ages 18+ with Melanie Hayes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Interested? Talk to your Summit Center professional, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at (925) 939-7500.
Dr. Dan Peters is co-author of Bright Complex Kids, with Jean Sunde Peterson, PhD, author and Purdue professor emerita. The book is now available from Free Spirit Publishing, your local bookstore, or Amazon.
Bright, Complex Kids is an accessible "field guide" for adults wanting to understand and support gifted children and teens. From how adults can be involved to insights on the social and emotional development of bright kids, each chapter has a section with “points to ponder."
The book provides additional information about characteristics, anxiety, perfectionism, resilience, underachievement, twice-exceptionality, and hidden distress to create a picture of the whole child. A free study guide is available for professionals.
"Don’t be afraid to openly talk to your child about mental health concerns. You aren’t going to cause a crisis by asking a question. If anything, they are going to be relieved that you are willing to talk about it. I guarantee our younger generation is more equipped to be open about mental health than we are." – Bonnie Jean Feldkamp on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan
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