Do you recognize this in your children?
- extremely intense and sensitive
- fast, curious, innovative
- bored easily at school
- lots of energy, enterprising
- sometimes seems chaotic and/or disorganized
- high expectations of self and/or others
- strong cognitive skills and emotionally unbalanced
- difficulty learning despite his/her (presumed) giftedness
- difficulty finding friends among peers
The challenges that parents of gifted children face during parenting are often quite different compared to those of most other parents. These children tend to be creative deep thinkers with a high awareness. They experience both their inner world and the outside world in a quite intense manner, which is often hard to grasp and understand by others. As a result the child often feels misunderstood. The worst case scenario being that the child is unable to mirror himself to his environment and could develop a false self-image.
As a parent, you are faced with the challenge of supporting your child in getting to know himself and in learning to live in harmony with others. The mismatch between who the child is, what he needs to develop and the opportunities the environment offers could complicate that task or simply make it less fun. This provides parental stress and costs energy. The stress can also put pressure on communication within the family itself.
Peers4Parents focuses on supporting parents in parenting, as positive parenting provides more positive energy, emotional balance and pleasure in parenting.
The Peers4Parents Experiences are an accessible opportunity to get acquainted with what Peers4Parents has to offer. Parents can find recognition and points of contact here, share their own experiences and have the opportunity to meet other parents. These can also be provided on request on location (eg. schools).
After the Experience there is the possibility for parents to register for the full 8/10-day Program, which follows this meeting.
The themes of Peers4Parents are based on the book by American psychologist James T. Webb: 'A parents' guide to gifted children'.
Parents/guardians of (presumably) gifted children who would first like to have a taste of what Peers4Parents has to offer before starting on the full programme.
For this Experience, which can be booked separately, participants pay €12.50 per person or €20 (incl. VAT) per family/couple.
The Experience will take place with a minimum participation of 5 families.
After registration you will receive a request for payment. Registration is only final after payment has been made. You will then receive an invoice for confirmation at the (e-mail)address you have provided.
An Experience lasts approximately one and a half hours, including a break.
Interested in organising English Peers4Parents Experience for your community in the Maastricht - Heerlen - Sittard region? Feel free to contact us, to discuss the options.