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CGCC - Parent Conversations: Gifted and Distracted

  • April 10, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom
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Parent Conversations:   Gifted & Distracted

Parenting a child who is gifted, and has attention issues?  These 2E or twice-exceptional students are gifted, and may be easily distracted, have trouble organizing their materials,  struggle keeping track of time, are sometimes incorrectly labeled "lazy" and  even have trouble remembering what and where their homework is.   How do we help these bright and distracted learners to feel more confident?  What can we do to identify and support processes that help them learn to be attentive?  The University of Connecticut article below suggests, "ADHD is not a defect that must be "cured."  In fact our experience of many gifted children with ADHD resonates with our colleagues' perceptions that the condition can not only inhibit, but enhance the realization of gifts and talent."   

"The Highly Distracted Gifted Child You Can Help";  Psychology Today

"Understanding and Supporting Gifted and Distractible Kids";  Tilt Parenting;

 "Attention Deficit Disorders and Gifted Students; What Do We Really Know?"; University of Connecticut, Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education and Talent Development"; 

We aspire to welcome everyone and safely address gifted topics that are accessible and relevant to busy parents.  Join us to listen, participate, collect resources, share ideas and create community that supports and understands gifted parenting. Topic suggestions welcome and will change each session, and resources may be provided to inform and fuel the conversation.  It's OK if you don't have time to read resources, just join us for inspiring conversation with other gifted parents and Katherine Peterson, parent,  CGCC Board Member / Facilitator.   Other CGCC Board Members including Carole Jones, CGCC President, and Aileen Kelleher, LCSW, CGCC Board Member and Professional Member, and Esther Tarkieltaub, Professional Member will join as they are able. Please feel free to reach out to Katherine Peterson, CGCC Board Member & Parent Discussion Facilitator with questions, ideas or to share your comments.  

Please note:  Due to the popularity of these discussions there is a $5 charge for non-members.  Consider joining as a member for a $25 annual fee to attend all member events for FREE, or please ask for a sliding scale.  We are open to all requests.

We cap this group at 10 participants, so please sign up to save your place, and cancel if you're unable to attend so others on the waiting list may enjoy this offering.  

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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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