Positive Parenting and Gifted Children

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Parents of Gifted and Profoundly Gifted Support Group

6 session Parents of Gifted and Profoundly Gifted Children 
Support Group that includes: 
personal sharing, support, and feedback,  
mindful, positive, responsible, and respectful approaches
and resources rooted in gifted research.
Group meets the third Tuesday of every month for 6 months
First session (of 6) starts December 20th, 2016
$35 Per Session
Small group: only 8 spots
Ideal participants will be able to make all 6 meetings

Please reserve all of your future support group spots for the series
once full, series becomes a closed group 

 Reserve My Spot/Get Tickets

Facilitator: Catherine Gruener, M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC
Trained in counseling gifted children, Served on the Social and Emotional Committee of IAGC for 7 years, Author of Parenting Young Gifted Children, Speaker and Workshop facilitator for local and national gifted organizations.

Call (312)635-5760 for more information


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hot off the Press! Parenting Young Gifted Children (Book)


Parenting a young gifted child can be challenging.  What seems like blessings in any child can become problematic in the intense and asynchronous gifted child.  Without knowledge of social and emotional issues of gifted children, adults can misinterpret common gifted traits and behaviors as flaws or pathology to be diagnosed and "cured."  Parenting Young Gifted Children provides readers with practical information about young gifted children (behaviors, traits, and characteristics), along with research backed parenting theories, approaches, and tools.   This edition includes a bonus section with information and strategies for emotional intensities.  Combining current research with hands-on examples, this book offers readers insight, understanding, clarifications, and strategies for parenting young gifted children.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Exploring the Many Aspects of Mercy in Parenting

2016 is the Year of Mercy
Merciful Parenting

The word mercy encompasses kindness, forgiveness, thankfulness, empathy, and compassion.  All of the attitudes and approaches necessary in positive parenting.

Join us in the Parenting, Positive Parenting and More G+ community and discuss Mercy and how it relates to and applies to parenting.  https://plus.google.com/communities/107574248517790961006

Every other month, we will turn our focus to another aspect of Mercy in Parenting.  Need something to write about?  Join us and post your thoughts and blogs on the topics in our community.  I will be blogging about these concepts here and sharing in the community.  All shares that encompass a positive parenting theme are welcome.

January/February:  What does Mercy mean to you and how does it relate to Parenting?
March/April:  Empathy.  What makes Empathy an important skill in Parenting?  How is Empathy different than Sympathy?
May/June:  Compassion.  What role does Compassion play in Parenting?  How do you practice compassionate parenting?
July/August:  Forgiveness.  How is Forgiveness a two way street (both a way to give and receive)?
September/October:  Thankfulness.  What ways do you feel and show Gratitude within your own family?  Do you consciously include a gratitude ritual in your home?
November/December:  Kindness.  What does it mean to be an accepting and generous parent?