November 11, 2010

11 November 2010
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang except those that sang best.
~Henry van Dyke

Dear Friends,

Just a quick and final reminder of the upcoming recorded Webinar by SENG on Superachiever or Underachiever – Parents and Teachers Make the Difference on Thursday 18 November 19h30-22h00, must RSVP in advance (see below). Dr. Rimm will discuss the importance of perceived expectations, self-efficacy, resilience, appropriate curriculum and parenting styles as key contributing factors to children's success at home and at school. We'll take a look at peer pressures and how children go 'under cover,' and what parents and schools can do to help reverse under-achievement, oppositional behavior, perfectionism etc.

Please bring your partner, and invite a teacher who is interested in helping children succeed. RSVP is mandatory for reasons of space, security, and a 29-page PowerPoint handout that has to be copied in advance.

Here are the details:      
The Gifted Child: Superachiever or Underachiever –
Parents and Teachers Make the Difference
Recorded Webinar in PowerPoint format: Presented by  Dr. Sylvia Rimm
Thursday 18 November, 2010  at 19h30-22h00
by Saturday 13 November,  respond to this email,, Subject: GiF: Sylvia Rimm 18 Nov. (please indicate your phone number)
5€ for members, 10€ for non-members (GiF membership form is attached)
RSVP is mandatory due to limited space and preparation of handout materials.
Refreshments: Please bring something to add to the table of nibbles and drinks. Nothing fancy or stressful!

“About the presenter: Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and specializes in working with gifted children. She is a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on family and school approaches to achievement. She has authored 22 books, including Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades, and co-authored the popular textbook, Education of the Gifted and Talented. Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributing correspondent on NBC's Today and a favorite personality on public radio. She also served on the board of the National Association for Gifted Children.”

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas on parenting and relationships with a focus on understanding the gifted and twice exceptional population.

Kind regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France

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