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Thursday, November 1 • 8:30am - 11:30am
Precon 3: [ADD'L FEE] Parenting Gifted: Beyond the Basics

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Parenting gifted kids is most definitely not for the faint of heart! From the endless questions to the gargantuan emotions, the asynchrony to the sensory sensitivities, the perfectionism to the heightened empathy, these kids bring intense joy and intense challenge to even the most skilled of parents. Join us for this pre-conference session to dive deep together into the world of parenting gifted kids. Find support, learn strategies, and increase your understanding of your differently wired child. Content will be shaped by the needs and interests of the group, but will most likely include: building self-compassion, managing anxiety, nurturing sibling relationships, modulating intensities, and generally maintaining your own sanity!

Participant Outcomes:
Participants will be able to . . .
  • Identify and implement 2-3 strategies to regulate each of Dabrowski’s 5 intensities
  • Identify 2-3 strategies to support their child’s social well-being
  • Identify 2-3 strategies to support their child’s mental health and wellness
  • Identify 2-3 strategies and resources to enhance their own support network as a gifted parent

Speakers
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Heather Boorman

Therapist, The Fringy Bit
Heather Boorman is a homeschooling mom and therapist who specializes in supporting families living with the joys and challenges of atypical developmental needs. Additionally, Heather is the author of The Gifted Kids Workbook (August 2018) and writes & podcasts at The Fringy Bit to... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Tundra AB

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