Gail Post, PhD and Heidi Lack, PhD present Embracing Self-Reflection, Authenticity, and Compassionate Acceptance in Parenting our Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children
Raising a gifted or twice-exceptional child can evoke a range of reactions – ranging from joy and pride to confusion, frustration and worry. Parents are tasked with navigating a landscape filled with uncertainty, educational roadblocks, and challenges to their confidence, as few childcare manuals take into account the intensity, asynchrony, and astonishing abilities seen in our children. Authenticity and an acceptance of the strengths alongside struggles we and our children face is key to a genuinely fulfilling relationship with our children. This requires both self-acceptance and self-reflection to acknowledge, understand, and manage our many emotions. Understanding our child’s unique temperament, strengths, neurodiversity, and emotional reactivity is essential. Recognizing the similarities and differences we share with our child, and how they remind us of our own giftedness or twice exceptionalities and childhood experiences, allows us to parent with greater clarity and confidence.
Join licensed psychologists, parents of gifted and twice exceptional young adults, and GHF professionals, Dr. Heidi Lack and Dr. Gail Post, in a supportive, interactive conversation designed to spark greater personal self-acceptance and an understanding of your child and child-raising challenges. Come prepared to consider new perspectives on parenting and share your own wisdom with other participants. Please bring a journal or some paper. Due to its interactive nature, the session will not be recorded.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Participants will increase their appreciation for the value of self-reflection, and compassionate self-acceptance to parenting their gifted and twice exceptional children • Participants will identify at least two emotions of their own that influence parenting their gifted and twice exceptional children. • Participants will recognize at least one similarity shared with their gifted and twice exceptional child that impacts their parenting choices.
BIO: Gail Post, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist, in practice for over 35 years, with a specialty in intellectual and musical giftedness and twice-exceptionalities. She also is a parenting coach/consultant, workshop leader, writer, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Post is the parent of two gifted young adults and served as co-chair of a gifted parents advocacy group. Her writing includes hundreds of articles, several book chapters, a long-standing blog, Gifted Challenges. and her new book, The Gifted Parenting Journey: A Guide to Self-discovery and Support for Families of Gifted Children, which extends her advocacy efforts. You can find out more at www.gailpost.com.
BIO: Heidi Lack, PhD ATR-BC is a seasoned Clinical Psychologist and board-certified registered Art Therapist, with varied training, work, and supervisory experience in Behavioral Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry; as a Senior clinician at the Hallowell Centers; as adjunct faculty at Lesley University; currently in private clinical, coaching and consultation practice. She helps adults, college-aged and some teen students, families, parents and elders juggling the joys and challenges of their neurodivergences stemming from their giftedness and multi exceptionalities, anxieties, attentional and executive functioning issues, social thinking, and sensory processing differences such as Misophonia. She facilitates “Intentional Parenting™” support groups, SoulCollage® and ethical values character trait-based workshops, is trained as a SENG SMPG parent group facilitator, is a regular at GHF Professionals Networking group, and is currently in partnership with Dr. Gail Post offering the Gifted Parenting Journey Workshop series. Dr. Lack is also a multimedia artist, intermittent writer/poet, and parent whose multiexceptional young adults required creative schooling variations. See https://drheidilack.com, HL@DrHeidiLack.com or https://www.thegiftedparentingjourney.com
*Gail is featured in GHF Press’ Perspectives on Giftedness
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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 11:50am PT / 2:50pm ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 2 Professional Groups on In School Education
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