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CGCC Parenting Gifted Series

Do you have a great idea for a speaker, a topic you are eager to discuss or a fabulous place where a CGCC discussion event could take place? Would you like to start a discussion series somewhere near you? Let us know!

Oak Park Parenting Series 

We are proud to announce the Oak Park Parenting Series taking place at the Buzz Cafe, 905 South Lombard St., Oak Park from 7 - 8:30 PM on the following days:  
Thursday, September 28, 2017: Making Home a Haven For Your Gifted Child lead by Catherine Gruener.  Learn More.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: So There Is No Gifted Program... lead by Rhonda Stern.  Learn More.
Thursday, November 16, 2017: To Test or Not To Test lead by Hollie Sobel. Learn More.  


Past Hinsdale Schedule

January 22nd, 2014: Lauren Callaway on Characteristics of Gifted Children 

February 11th, 2014: Amanda Vogel on Executive Function

March 19th, 2014: Catherine Gruener on Young Gifted Children

April 24th, 2014: Jen Merrill on Twice Exceptional Children

May 14th, 2014: Tara Lenga on Stress in Gifted Children 

September 23, 2014: Newenka DuMont – Gifted 101
October 14, 2014: Mark Telaga - Gifted Boys: What Makes Them Tick?
October 16, 2014: Joan Smutney - Smart Girls: Playing the Game
November 11, 2014: Sheryl Stoller - Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Gifted Children
December 9, 2014: Michele Kane - Gifted Moms and Dads
January 13, 2015: Amanda Vogel - Motivation: Empowering Your Child to Embrace Learning
February 17, 2015: Rhonda Stern - Advocacy: When to Ask For More And What to Ask For
March 10, 2015: Catherine Gruener - Executive Functioning: Helping Your Child Take Control

April 14, 2015: Sally & Jim Thomson - The Perfect Procrastinator: Perfectionism, Procrastination and     Underachievement
October 26, 2015: Prof Michele Kane - Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
November 17, 2015: Kimberlee and Ian King - Is it AD/HD or is it an OE?

February 16, 2016: Rhonda Stern - Imaginational Overexcitabilities: Can a Kid Be Too Imaginative?

March 15, 2016: Debra A. Johnson - Gifted and Sensational
April 12, 2016: Catherine Gruener - Emotional Overexcitabilities: Wow... Are Those Feelings Intense!

Past Chicago Schedule

November 2012: A Parent's Role in Educating Highly Able Children with Newenka DuMont

December 2012: Twice Exceptional with Jen Merrill

January 2013: Overexcitabilities with Lauren Callaway

February 2013: Sensory Issues with Debra Johnson

March 2013: Competition Participation with Maury Neiberg

April 2013: Strategies to Support the Young Gifted Mind with Tara Lenga

May 2013: Gifted: Communication and Relationships with Sharon Collins

June 2013:  Emotional Safety and the Gifted with Cathy Risberg

October 28th, 2013:  Dr. Michele Kane on Living with Intensity 

December 9th, 2013: Andy Mahoney, M.S., L.C.P.C. on Executive Function

January 13th, 2014: Jen Merrill on Twice Exceptional

February 17th, 2014: Lauren Callaway on Overexcitabilities

March 17th, 2014: Dr. Michele Kane on Advocating for your Gifted Child
January 22, 2015: Newenka DuMont -  Gifted 101
March 5, 2015: Lauren Callaway - Overexcitabilities and the Gifted Child

April 16, 2015: Rosina Gallagher - What's a Parent to Do? Anxiety and Depression in Gifted Children

October 29, 2015: Sheryl Stoller on Staying Level Headed and Connected in Over-the-top Interactions

December 3, 2015: Andy Mahoney and Mark Talaga - Gifted: A Rose by Any Other Name

January 14, 2016: Dr. Gretchen Witte Glader  - The Power of the IRDIPAN

February 25, 2016: Alyssa Coburn - Nurturing Persistence: Encouraging a "Growth Mindset"

April 7, 2016:  Rhoda Rosen - Gateway to Opportunity: Identifying and Developing your Child's Talent  

Thanks to all of our presenters for providing support to the gifted community.    


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