Chicago Gifted
Community Center 
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CGCC Parenting Book Clubs

Parents of gifted children meet roughly once a month to discuss a specific book or article that is of interest to the group.  Come to all the discussions, or come to only those that specifically pertain to you.  Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

Click on links to register for a particular session.

Interested in having a book group in your area or at a time more convenient for you?  Let's start one up!  Contact your regional coordinator, or Newenka with your ideas and suggestions.  


Generally meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the Commons in Westmont

Registration is required

September 12, 2018: Why Smart Kids Worry: And What A Parent Can Do To Help.

October 17, 2018: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School


November 7, 2018: Ten Things Not to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family's Perspective 


December 5, 2018: TBD,   Register

January 9, 2019: "Phew, We Survived Winter Break!" The book group gets together for an information discussion, no book for this session! 


February 6, 2019: TBD,  Register

March 6, 2019: TBD,  Register

April 10, 2019: TBD,  Register

OAK PARK Book Discussion

Generally meeting every couple months on a Thursday evening 

at MusikGarten at 907 S Lombard Ave. in Oak Park

Registration is required

November 15, 2018: Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs


February 21, 2019: Nobody’s Perfect  OR Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing "Never Good Enough" 


April 18, 2019: Ten Things Not to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family's Perspective



Interested in helping us start a parenting book club near you?  Let us know!

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