Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted/Talented Students

Parents of gifted/talented students in Des Moines Public Schools can register now to be part of a guided discussion group starting Oct. 1 through Dec. 3, 2009.

The discussion group, Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted, will take place Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central Academy, 1912 Grand Ave. The objectives of the discussion group are to establish an environment where parents of gifted children can interact with other parents and leaders to receive support, guidance and professional advice; and to develop parenting skills to help nurture the emotional development of gifted children. Session topics include identification, motivation, stress management, and peer relationships.

There is a $25 fee to cover the cost of the book, A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Chidren, which will be used during the course of the discussion group. To register, call 242-7930. The registration deadline is Sept. 25.