Monthly events

2 Workshops for Parents of Gifted Children, in May and June 2019, Amsterdam

With an increase in the chaos observed in the world, raising our children differently from the way previous generations were raised has never seemed more essential.

The unusual views and profound sensitivities of the Gifted Child are both a strength and a fragility, and it matters as parents or educators to understand their reality, as well as develop a set of tools to support the emergence and healthy bloom of this special population. Thinking ‘outside the box’ while caring about the world and others appears more and more essential, and Gifted Children are particularly apt at being great doing both.

These two workshops will help you reframe the challenges and difficulties of your Gifted Child, and support you in understanding precisely what his reality looks like, while equipping you with practical tools and techniques to bring change in problematic situations. The group dynamics will help you gain perspective on your individual challenges, and provide motivation and energy on your path!

Objectives of the workshops

  • Increase participants' awareness that talented children and their families have special emotional needs
  • Enhance parenting skills for nurturing emotional development of talented children and their families
  • Provide participants with material to promote understanding of the characteristics of high potential children
  • Establish an environment where parents of gifted children can interact with other parents, and with a professional who will provide support and guidance

Topics covered

1- How do I help my gifted child follow certain rules (at home, at school, etc.), and understand the reason behind discipline without her losing her original ideas/personality?

What does discipline have to do with Giftedness? Distinguishing between ‘discipline’ and ‘punishment’.

The following aspects will be addressed:

  • Discipline is more than punishment
  • Setting limits
  • Breaking the rules
  • Raise with praise
  • Handle feelings first
  • Choices
  • Helpful techniques
  • What to avoid
  • Self-discipline

Group exercises and discussions will help you integrate the information received, and evaluate how your current approach may benefit from the ideas and advice I will share

2- Stress Management and the gifted child

Gifted Children are subject to some stresses which differ from those of the average child. Since most people assume that gifted children have everything going their way, they often overlook the fact that these children are experiencing stresses and need help.

The following aspects will be addressed:

  • Learning to tolerate frustration
  • Some stress is desirable
  • Emotional and Intellectual maturity
  • Stress and self-talk
  • Irrational beliefs
  • Managing yourself
  • Specific suggestions

Group exercises and discussions will help you integrate the information received, and evaluate how your current approach may benefit from the ideas and advice I will share

Reserve your seats!​

1 Workshops for Parents of Gifted Children, in May or June 2019, Amsterdam

Dates: Saturday May 25th and Saturday June 22nd
Duration: 3 hours, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Location: OBA Roloef Hartplein – Roelof Hartplein 430, 1071 TT Amsterdam, Netherlands

€75

Earlybird, until May 15th: 70 Euros

Price per parent if both parents attend: 60 Euros

2 Workshops for Parents of Gifted Children, in May and June 2019, Amsterdam

Dates: Saturday May 25th and Saturday June 22nd
Duration: 3 hours, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Location: OBA Roloef Hartplein – Roelof Hartplein 430, 1071 TT Amsterdam, Netherlands

€140

Earlybird, until May 15th: 125 Euros

Price per parent if both parents attend: 115 Euros

As parents, you play a most important part in your child’s development and you are the one she will take cues from, take example from, and look up to – while raising a gifted child may not be a smooth journey, you are not meant to do this alone…

‘To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.’ Jawaharlal Nehru

With warm regards,
Marion

PS: Don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have questions or concerns at info@caringforthegiftedchild.com

Fields Trips for Gifted Child

If you would like to offer your child an enriching experience of learning and exploration, in a supportive and respectful atmosphere, then you may want to reserve her seat below 

Caring for the Gifted Child Field-Trips take place on  Saturday afternoons every other month

Date

Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 12.30-5.30pm

Topic

Dutch Golden Age painting

Address

OBA library- Roelof Hartplein 430 1071TT Amsterdam

Language

English - I invite you to be in touch if your child is not a native speaker to assess her ability to follow and enjoy the workshop

Attendance is limited to 8 children so please register early to avoid disappointment

Visit our Facebook page to catch a glimpse of the joyful & studious spirit of the past Field Trips ! 

I hope you decide to enroll your child on the next field trip, and will be very happy to introduce her to the spirit of this stimulating and caring community

If you would like being introduced to new ways to engage with your child, respectful of both you and her, come and join me for this monthly meeting

This network gathering offers a relaxed environment to be re-charged, re-inspired and re-connected and to share with like-minded parents like you.

Date

Coming back soon

Topic

Presentation on gifted children, with Q&A

Address

L'école de français - Keizersgracht 316, 1016EZ Amsterdam

Language

English

I hope you decide to join me then, because it is my greatest honor and pleasure to support you, a parent caring about your family!
With warmth,
Marion