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Parenting Book Groups

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 learn more about or 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 requested

September 4, 2019: The Curse of Genius link 

October 2, 2019: Smart but Scattered     

November 6, 2019: Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child Into a Successful Adult  

December 4, 2018: The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connect World by Jordan Shapiro.

January 8, 2020 : "Phew, We Survived Winter Break!" The book group gets together for an information discussion, no book for this session, but maybe some breakfast!  

February 12, 2020 (date changed, originally scheduled for February 5): How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk OR How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

March 4, 2020: Raising and living with gifted kids

April 8, 2020: Movie Month!!!  


May 6, 2020: Finding Good Mentoring Relationships for your kids


June 3, 2020: Reflecting on Your Gifted Journey


OAK PARK Book Discussion

Has met generally every couple months on a Thursday evening 

This program is still being discussed.  Would you like to help refine and design it?  Let us know! 

NORTHSIDE Book Discussion

There are a few people interested in getting a book group up and running in north Chicago or the near north suburbs. Interested? 

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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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