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Seabury School presents national gifted ed expert

Dr. Dan Peters

The Fourth Annual Seabury School Speaker Series presents national gifted education expert Dr. Dan Peters on "Parenting Your Gifted Child for a Successful School Year (and life)."

The free event will be Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. For reservations: www.seabury.org/seminars/

Parenting is a challenge and parenting a gifted child can even be more challenging. What will our children need to be successful in school and life? Good grades, achievement, and academic excellence? Independence, perseverance, and problem-solving abilities?

Peters will encourage participants to focus on the these important questions in order to guide their parenting plan and interactions with their gifted child. His talk with focus on parenting with the goal of raising engaged, resilient kids who face life's ups and downs with resolve and grow into adults with meaningful lives. Specific topics include:

• Parenting focused on the growth mindset (genuine mastery motivation, intellectual fearlessness) versus the static mindset (grades, awards)
• Parenting focused on nurturing innovative thinking versus perfectionism
• Parenting focused on modeling healthy life balance versus anxiety habits

Peters is a licensed psychologist who has devoted his career to the assessment, consultation and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in gifted and twice-exceptional clients. He is passionate about helping parents and teachers engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life so that they can realize their full potential. Peters is cofounder and executive director of the Summit Center. He is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child's Fear and Raising Creative Kids (co-authored with Dr. Susan Daniels). He serves on the California Association for the Gifted (CAG)advisory board, the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) editorial board, the advisory board for the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, and as cochair of the Assessments of Giftedness Special Interest Group of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

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Seabury School holds open house Sunday

Seabury student learns to write in cuneiform

Does your child learn something new at school everyday?

The faculty and staff at Seabury School believe that is the right of every child, even those who are intellectually advanced, says head of school Sandi Wollum.

The independent school in Tacoma, which serves gifted children from prekindergarten through eighth grade, is holding an open house for prospective families on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Tour classrooms, meet teachers and learn more about the program at the lower school campus, 1801 53rd St. NE, 98422.

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Tacoma Studio Tour

Jessica Spring shows a young visitor how the printing press works

Event Date: 

November 2, 2013 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

November 2 & 3
11 am – 5 pm
39 locations around Tacoma
FREE!

Featuring 60 artists and collaborative studios, the Tacoma Studio Tour allows the general public the opportunity to see the spaces in and tools with which local artists create their work, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors. Check out ArtAtWorkTacoma.com for the full list of artists, schedule, and an interactive map where you can plot your custom tour course.

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Gingerbread Jamboree

Event Date: 

November 30, 2013 - 10:00am

Gingerbread Jamboree 

Saturday, November 30  and Sunday, December 1 

Daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Have a sticky and sweet time at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma’s annual Gingerbread Jamboree at the Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion.

The annual Gingerbread Jamboree features candy buffets and lots of frosting! Build a house as a family or individually. This event is an essential holiday tradition for any Puget Sound family. 

Cost is $40 per family of four (includes one house). Additional guests are $5 each and additional houses are $25 each. 

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