Bright & Quirky Child Summit

Help bright kids thrive, even with learning, social and/or emotional challenges

Session 2: How Not to Lose Yourself in Parenting Your 2e Child

Dr. Dan Peters

Dr. Dan Peters of the Summit Center knows gifted and 2e kids - their vibrancy, their gifts, and their challenges. Parents know that helping a child learn to regulate within these challenges is a critical life skill. But the anxiety, anger, and angst experienced by our Bright & Quirky kids causes us to experience an equal (or greater amount) of stress and anxiety. Dr. Dan is the voice of calm with his key messages. Don’t lose yourself while parenting this dynamic and demanding child. Being present for your child is critical for your child’s positive development, but you can’t be present for your child if you are not first present for yourself. Be kind to yourself. By living that and modeling that, you are giving your child an important lesson and a true gift.

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  1. kate bailey on March 17, 2020 at 9:13 am

    So much wonderful wisdom, thankyou

  2. Lizinda Dickson on March 17, 2020 at 8:02 am

    On Tech, we have a policy of no Tech for all in the house during the week and then on Fridays 3 hours, but Sat and Sun it goes close to 5 hours per day. We are trying to limit over weekends but get a lot of resistance because there is no Tech during the week.

  3. Lizinda Dickson on March 17, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Working long hours, home resp and my 2e kids doesn’t leave much time for self care.

  4. Gloria Gallardo-Walker on March 17, 2020 at 3:51 am

    I always find I have to fix things for my kids, but you are right Dr. Peters, just being there and being their positive hope energy truly helps the most. I find my kids come to me more now just for that positive vibe, not to fix things for them, but to talk and just be together.

  5. Mireia on March 17, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Many of these amazing talks made me think about Gordon Neufeld’s model, based on developmental psychology, who always insists on how important the relationship is EVERYTHING.

  6. Angela on March 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    The comments Dr Dan made about being authentic really struck me. Authentic is a bit of a buzzword at the moment, but his explanation of what it really means and what is taking away our authentic selves, was really helpful and reassuring. I did parent footprint last year, but I think I should revisit it with this new frame of mind. Thank you

  7. Jennifer Curry on March 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    This is incredibly helpful to hear today. Especially when I’m having to try to work from home during this COVD-19 situation, and my daughter got completely disregulated while I was supposed to be on a video conference call. Thank you.

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