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Discussion Group for
Parents of Gifted and 2e Teens & Young Adults
led by Kathleen Crombie, M.Ed and Deanna Kim, M.Ed
Wednesday afternoons, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
*Coming this fall*
Online through Google Meet


Wednesday afternoons, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Coming this fall (7 weeks)

Course meetings are weekly:


This is an online event.



Kathleen D. Crombie, MA, M.Ed and Deanna M. Kim, M.Ed                     Summit Center
phone (925) 939-7500

Summit Center offers psychological and educational assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in those who may be gifted, creative, or twice-exceptional (both gifted and with learning differences). Summit Center offers additional support groups virtually. Learn more at

Challenges with living with gifted teens or young adults during the pandemic? Overwhelmed with intensity of having older kids at home?
Struggling to navigate the anxieties of anger and unknowns?

Join us for a weekly opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and support.  The 7 week online group will be lead by certified SMPG facilitator and parent to gifted young adults, Kathleen D. Crombie, MA, M.Ed and Deanna M. Kim, M.Ed,  Educational Therapist with special interest in helping teens/young adults with executive functioning skills.

Group discussion is guided by the book, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. The book can be purchased online through sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In addition, we will share other resources to consider to support the unique needs of gifted teens/young adults. 

This parent discussion group follows the model created by Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG). SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually:

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The fee is $240 per person for the 7 sessions and pre-registration is required to secure a spot in the small group.  Register early as space is limited.

  Kathleen Crombie, MA, M.Ed., is a Gifted Consultant and Advocate and Specialist in ADHD & Chronic Disorganization. She offers on-site step-by-step supportive coaching with emphasis on cognitive and behavioral techniques. She is a SENG Model Parent Support Group facilitator, a certified facilitator trainer, and the Northern California SENG Liaison. Kathleen provides coaching, consultation and advocacy services for gifted adults, children, and families — at Summit Center in Walnut Creek, CA, Chicago, IL and virtually.

  Deanna Kim, M.Ed., is an Educational Therapist specializing in academic coaching and math interventions. Currently she provides her services at Summit Center, Walnut Creek and at The Athenian School, Danville. Deanna’s passion is to empower adolescents to grow in executive functioning skills through collaborating with parents, for which she coined the term T.O.P.S. skills (Time Management, Organization, Planning, and Self-Understanding). For math support, Deanna uses Making Math Real methodology and demonstrates how learning math is another way to develop T.O.P.S. skills. Prior to joining Summit Center, she worked as a classroom teacher and learning specialist.