How do parents know if their child is gifted? What are the signs?
Bestselling Author and Inspirational Speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is organizing a parenting event dubbed as Giftedness101 on February 25, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Playworks, SM Aura Campus, Taguig City. The talk will help parents learn more about giftedness and twice exceptionality and thus help them find out if their child is gifted and the necessary first steps to support their child’s special needs.
“When you become a parent, your world expands. When I learned that my eldest child is gifted, I devoured every literature I could find on the topic. I attended whatever seminars, workshops or conventions that fit my already busy schedule. I was eager to learn and I was motivated to learn for the sake of my kids and for my sake,” says Teresa Dumadag.
“This is because I am a parent of gifted children and I need to learn how to support my children’s special needs and to help them reach their full potential,” added Dumadag.
The topics to be covered are the following:
- Are all children gifted? What does it mean to be gifted?
- What are the signs of giftedness or twice exceptionality, especially in young children?
- What are the advantages of finding out if your child is gifted or not?
- What are the advantages of hands-on parenting to the gifted or twice exceptional child?
- What should you do when you see signs of giftedness in your child?
- What are the advantages of homeschooling gifted or twice exceptional kids?
- How do you homeschool a gifted child?
Aside from learning more about giftedness and twice exceptionality, parents will also have the opportunity to meet other parents of gifted and twice exceptional children and thus find a support group who will understand the same challenges and joys that they experience.
The registration fee is Php 750, inclusive of light snacks and handouts. Early Bird Rate of Php 650 is available until February 14, 2017.
As an added treat, the first 20 parents who will register and pay for the GIFTEDNESS 101 talk on February 25 will receive Gift Certificates worth Php 3,000 each from KIDS ACTS PHILIPPINES (KAPI).
For more information and to register, please visit: https://bit.ly/GiftednessPH101
This event is supported by sponsors: Playworks Early Childhood Center, Kids Acts Philippines, Inc., Filway Marketing Inc., Mommy Bakes PH and Sweet Indulgence by Rika.
The event’s media partners include WheninManila.com, Experience of a Super Mommy and The Filipino Homeschooler.
About the Speaker
Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is the Regional Contact in the Philippines for the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF), a group that supports gifted and 2e families and the professionals who work with them in the United States and around the world, through education, advocacy, community, and outreach. Teresa is also a mom of two gifted children, both of whom she has been homeschooling since they were toddlers. Her eldest son (now 8 years old) is a music prodigy and has been serving as the pianist in their parish’ daily Masses since he was 7 years old. Both of her two older children started reading at 2 years old.
Teresa is also an author of several books including the #1 Amazon Bestseller BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking and the recently-launched children’s book Mommy Loves You Just the Same. She’s also an inspirational and motivational speaker, a consultant for management, human resources and training solutions, a career coach and counselor, a blogger and freelance writer and editor.