Summit Center: Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children

Parent Classes, Workshops & Groups
Walnut Creek
Preschoolers, Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens, Teens

Parenting a gifted or twice-exceptional child (a child who is both gifted and has a learning difference) can be both rewarding and challenging. It may feel isolating at times, but you are not alone! Please join Summit Center's new guided weekly discussion group around the unique challenges that gifted children bring to families. We will meet Monday mornings, beginning January 27, at Summit Center's Walnut Creek office

The group will offer a forum for parents to speak freely about their child's development, share parenting concerns, and seek support with others who have similar experiences. Following the SENG model, we will also learn more about the social emotional needs of the gifted, unique parenting challenges that arise, and the resources that are available. Groups are led by certified SENG facilitators Dr. Ellena Chen, licensed psychologist, and Melanie Hayes, Ed.D.

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Course meetings are weekly: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 2, Mar. 9 (no meeting Feb. 17). Participation costs $250 for one person for the 6 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Register early as space is limited. All participants need to purchase and bring the book  A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James Webb, et al., to each session.

Are you or your child having trouble at school, home, at work, or with peers? Summit Center offers psychological & educational services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Our assessments and counseling can help you find more meaning and help your child be more successful. Learn more at

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