Saturday November 16, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Many parents are surprised to learn that their bright child’s unique “quirks” are actually well-studied social & emotional behavior patterns that appear across large populations of highly intelligent children. Whether it’s refusing to wear shirts with buttons or tags, overreacting to the slightest criticism, gravitating to play with older children, anxiety about trying something new, or preferring a book to a playdate, many perplexing behaviors are common in this population. Learn what’s normal, what to expect as they grow, and why HiCap school programs are optimal for kids’ social and emotional development, as well as developing their academic talents.
The workshop format provides time to dig into deeper content, participate in thought-provoking activities, and engage in guided discussion with other parents of highly intelligent kids. The goal is to give you research-based perspectives, new tools for your toolbox, and support to help you develop a plan for parenting your unique child with intentionality.
Registration costs $35 ($5 for a second family member)
"This presentation was a true eye opener, it has helped me to better understand not only my child, but myself, and has greatly changed my perspective on a lot of things. It has also pointed me in a new direction of parenting books and resources - instead of trying to find answers in "regular" parenting books, I have started looking at information that focuses on gifted children, and feel like it's more relevant to what I am looking for. Thank you for the great presentation, and I look forward to attending more talks like this in the future!"
"I was amazed at how many things applied to my daughter. She
definitely has a psychomotor overexcitability. Didn't know there was a
name for that....I previously thought she was just trying to annoy
the bejeezus out of me! Knowing that has really improved our
interaction in a period of just a few days - amazing!"
"I learned so much - despite the reading I'd already done on giftedness.
It's already helped smooth over some "over excitabilities"
in our house (though not all of course!)"