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Parent Consultations for Gifted/2e Girls with Dr. Lisa White
Summit Center’s Dr. Lisa White, licensed psychologist, is offering a new consultation service to help families with gifted and twice exceptional (2e) girls.
Raising gifted and 2e girls brings unique joys and challenges. Parents may wonder:
• How to talk to their daughters about their giftedness and their needs
• How to provide the best environment to maximize their daughters’ abilities and development
• How to support their daughters in difficult social or school situations
• How to manage their daughters’ perfectionism
• How to improve their relationships with their daughters at home
• And much more…
Learn more about Dr. White here. Please complete this short form to set up an appointment, have your questions answered, and receive the support you need as you raise the next generation of smart women.
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: Podcasts on Maternal Instinct, What Children Need to Thrive, Teen Anxiety, and Making a Fun Habit
Dr. Dan spoke with four new guests this past month, including health journalist Chelsea Conaboy, child development specialist Deborah Farmer Kris, parenting expert Dana Dorfman, and psychologist Dr. Mike Rucker.
Mother Brain with Chelsea Conaboy
Dr. Dan interviews health journalist, author, parent Chelsea Conaboy about her book Mother Brain: How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood. This interview - like Chelsea’s book - explodes the concept of “maternal instinct” and tells us about the changing, parental brain. We learn that new parents undergo major structural and functional brain changes, driven by hormones and the deluge of stimuli a baby provides. These neurobiological changes help all parents—birthing or otherwise—adapt in those intense first days and prepare for a long period of learning how to meet their child’s needs.
How do we give our children our best effort 365 days a year? Dr. Dan has a great conversation with guest Deborah Farmer Kris, PBS Parent's national columnist, child development specialist, education journalist, parent educator and the author of the “All the Time” picture book series.
Dr. Dan and Deborah focus specifically on awe and wonder. What exactly is awe? What do we know about the benefits of awe? Is feeling awe within our control — or does it just “happen” to us unexpectedly? How do we help teenagers experience more awe? What about awe and screens?
Deborah and Dr. Dan discuss her research about what kids need to thrive and how she translates that research for parents and caregivers in order to make it simple, practical, accessible, and actionable.
Dr. Dan and guest Mike Rucker talk about fun - including a discussion about Mike’s book The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life. Mike offers the latest compelling scientific evidence about the concept of fun and teaches us all how to make having fun a habitual and authentic part of our daily life. This episode is for anyone seeking joy, happiness, and specific ways to build fun into an actionable and effortless habit.
Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, whose writing about fun and health has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vox, and more.
The “Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan” podcast has announced that bonus episodes of the show will be available for free, with no premium subscription needed. These bonus episodes are called “Sitting Down With Dr. Dan” and feature questions submitted by listeners. Find them on your favorite podcast platform.
Host Dr. Peters says, “Some of my favorite podcast moments happen during our bonus episodes because they are casual, educational conversations more aligned with real life."
For your question to be considered for a future episode, email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM on social media.
How to Tell Your Child About Their Diagnosis, with Dr. Dan Peters
Summit Center Executive Director Dr. Dan Peters recently spoke with Dr. Debbie Steinburg-Kuntz of Bright & Quirky on how families talk to their children about their unique profile for neurodiversity and other learning differences.
"Think about who do you want as a close friend. You want somebody who is kind, compassionate, who is loyal. To be able to to help our kids develop those skills -- so that they can be a good friend to themselves, and to others, to be strong members of a community -- that's thriving."
-- Deborah Farmer Kris on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan