Spring 2019 Events

WELPP Meeting
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.
Location: Learning Resource Center | 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
Speaker: Carol Malueg, SENG Gifted Expert
Topic: Positive Advocacy

An Evening with the Gifted Guru: Lisa Van Gemert
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.
Location: Johnston Middle School | 6501 NW 62nd Ave., Johnston
Speaker: Lisa Van Gemert
Topic: While gifted youth need more leeway and independence at earlier ages than do their typical learner peers, that doesn’t mean they need less parenting. Identifying and sustaining appropriate boundaries with peers, adult interaction, and even electronics can challenge the best and most dedicated of parents. Using a metaphor of fences, learn the key ideas parents need to find and maintain suitable guidelines for their children without dampening the child’s spirits or feeling like they’ve surrendered all control to their kids.