From a Piedmont GPS press release:
Piedmont GPS will present "Inspiring and Nurturing Advanced Learners: An Evening with Dr. James Webb," a fundraiser to support advanced learners in Piedmont schools, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Alan Harvey Theater, Piedmont High School, 800 Magnolia Ave.
Dr. Webb is a leader in the fields of parenting and psychology. He has been recognized nationally as one of the 24 most influential psychologists on gifted education. He will speak to parents on how to engage kids who learn easily at school but may develop self-defeating behaviors and attitudes, including underachievement, discipline problems, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Webb will offer practical advice on how to:
• Promote self-motivation, self-discipline, self-esteem, and resiliency
• Improve peer relationships
• Combat stress and perfectionism
• Approach teachers with questions
• Bridge the gap between home and school
• Help your child develop a life-long love of learning
Tickets are $20 per person and $35 per couple if purchased before Oct. 1 ($35 per person and $50 per couple after Oct. 1). To register, go to http://bit.ly/inspiresmartkids. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Webb will be addressing Piedmont teachers earlier in the afternoon.
Dr. Webb is author of numerous articles and five books, including Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, and Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers. He is founder of the SENG, the national association for Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted.
A frequent keynote and workshop speaker at state and national conferences, Dr. Webb, a licensed and board-certified psychologist, has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, CNN, and National Public Radio. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children and was President of the American Association for Gifted Children. Currently, Dr. Webb is president of Great Potential Press in Tucson, AZ.
This event is sponsored by the Summit Center; the Wellness Center, Piedmont Unified School District; and PRAISE, Piedmonters for Resources, Advocacy, and Information in Special Education.
It is presented by Piedmont GPS, a parent club working with parents, teachers, and the Piedmont Unified School District to support advanced learners in grades K-12. Piedmont GPS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. For more information, go to www.PiedmontGPS.org.
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