Beyond Giftedness XXV Parent Conference
Beyond Giftedness Parent Mini-Conference
9 AM - 1:45 PM MST
Join our visiting keynote speaker for a special morning workshop geared exclusively toward parents. Stay for lunch and Jim's afternoon keynote presentation if you like!
9:00 AM – Registration, Coffee
9:15 AM – Session begins.
Parenting Precocious Kids: Understanding the ups and downs of growing up gifted. Parents of gifted children and teens have many questions about how best to meet their intellectual and emotional needs. They want to know what giftedness is and the label’s impact on other family members. They want to know how to advocate for their gifted child in a school setting mired in “bringing up the bottom” rather than “raising the bar” at the top. They want to know how to set expectations that are appropriate and attainable. And they want to know how to juggle the wide range of emotional intensities that often “comes with the territory” in raising gifted kids. (Best audiences: parents of gifted kids of all ages).
11:45 AM – Lunch
12:30 - 1:45 PM Keynote: Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity with Jim Delisle
PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO STAY FOR OUR 2 PM GENERAL CONFERENCE MENTAL HEALTH PANEL.
Please be sure to drop off your survey on the way out.
A limited number of Jim Delisle's book, Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Gifted Children will be available for purchase at the registration desk.
Register for parent session here. Couples from the same household receive a discounted rate.