Are the holidays stressing you and your kids out? Read Dr. Dan Peters’ new piece on HUFFINGTON POST for 8 tips to de-stressing and reducing anxiety: “8 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Anxiety During the Holidays.”
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The attacks in Paris and elsewhere are still fresh in our minds. At the urging of other parents, I’ve written and posted a new article on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY “How to help our children deal with the terror of terrorism” — I hope it helps you and your family.
As we professionals / educators / therapists / parents navigate the #gifted and #2e worlds for our children and students, we must not forget the twice-exceptional adults. Read Dr. Dan Peters’ interview with Summit Center colleague Dr. Paula Wilkes on “The Twice-Exceptional Adult” in this post for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Our kids are not learning how to handle disappointment and that a primary parenting goal should be helping our kids learn to handle adversity and the inevitable disappointment of life. Welcome to over-parenting. Read more about “When Overparenting Goes Too Far” in Dr. Dan Peters’ post for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Dr. Dan Peters writes that “”The concept of dyslexia seems to be getting some traction, but we are far from seeing changes in schools and the work place. The dyslexic mind is not yet seen as a valuable resource, and the dyslexic child and adult are still marginalized.” Read the rest in “The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Dr. Dan Peters lists fun things kids can do to bring them back into the mind frame of reading, writing, learning, being curious, critically thinking, engaging in dialogue and just plain moving the body. In “5 Back-to-School Brain Boosters” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Students with real and legitimate diagnoses for learning disabilities (like ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorders, or autistic spectrum disorder) won’t qualify for additional help at school if they are meeting minimum grade level requirements. This means that bright and gifted kids may never receive treatment for their disorder. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ new piece “Smart-Shaming: Sorry But Your Child Is Too Bright To Qualify for Help” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Many children with learning and processing challenges find the process of taking tests hard. Particularly long tests with lots of work and words can create massive worry and anxiety. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ article “Managing Test Anxiety in Today’s High Stakes Testing Era” on HUFFINGTON POST.