Carol Malueg presents The Road to Positive Advocacy for Your Gifted Child
We are our child’s first and most fervent advocates, and we hope like mad that our child will learn how to be their own champion before they head off to college and/or career! Advocacy, like any skill, takes hard work, practice, and learning from our mistakes. Join Carol for a skill-sharpening session on becoming, and helping your child become, an effective and positive advocate.
The journey from preschool to college can present a tricky route to navigate when you are the parent of a gifted or twice-exceptional child. It can feel like a lonely, overwhelming job, but you don’t have to go it alone. A collaborative network including your student, parenting/caregiving peers and partners, educators, and other practicing professionals makes the journey far less treacherous and much more rewarding. Starting with the earliest school years, we’ll talk about collecting resources, expanding your network, and practicing and modeling positive advocacy skills. Over time, the load gets lighter as your child learns and grows and eventually becomes their own best advocate.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants will gain insight into the constraints of the school system, explore positive and productive ways to work within the system, and nurture their child’s self-advocacy skills.
BIO: Carol Malueg, M.A. GCT, 2e, is the mother of 2 gifted young adults, works in the field of gifted education and support, and volunteers with several state and national organizations that support gifted kids and their families. Carol sits on the Board of Directors for the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) and the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). She received the MCGT Friend of the Gifted award in 2020. Carol has trained hundreds of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Model Parent Group Facilitators from around the world and was awarded the SENG Presidential Award for Distinguished Service in 2021. She has worked on three Javits Grant research projects focused on improving identification of and services for gifted at-risk students. Carol currently works as a Learning Coach and Educational Consultant. Her new venture, Gifted Roads LLC, addresses the gifted and multi-exceptional experience across the lifespan.
Please join us for this event!
You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference – Come as You Are: Authenticity and Acceptance. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
Saturday, June 3, 2023 8:20am PT / 11:20am ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 2 Celebrating Strengths for the In School Student
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