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What Parents and Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids

May 23, 2017 6:30 AM

When we brought Austina De Bonte to UWTacoma in March, several Seabury teachers and more than a few parents said this was the best talk they'd ever heard on giftedness. If you missed it, here's your chance to hear wonderful presentation. And if you were there, here's a chance to bring other family members who should hear it.

She's speaking at the Federal Way Public Schools Educational Service Center, 33330 8th Ave S. The talk is FREE.

Austina is president of the Northwest Gifted Child Association. The description below of her presentation is from the organization's website.

Many people are surprised to learn that their child's unique "quirks" are actually well-studied social & emotional behavior patterns that appear across large populations of highly intelligent children. Whether it's refusing to wear shirts with buttons or tags, overreacting to the slightest criticism, gravitating towards adults and older children, forgetting to turn in their homework, trouble with handwriting, anxiety about trying something new, or preferring a book to a party, these and many other perplexing behaviors are common in this population. Learn what's normal, what to expect as they grow, and why genuine challenge is vitally important for kids' social and emotional development, as well as developing their academic talents, from the preschool and elementary years all the way to high school and beyond. Presented by Austina De Bonte, President of NWGCA.

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