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).