IAG Conference Family Night!

Free to Parents!

Join us on December 11th for IAG Family Night in Downtown Indianapolis!

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Join IAG for Family Night on December 11th for a keynote presentation by Kathleen Nilles. This presentation is free for families and includes a free, 1-year membership for parents who attend. During the presentation for parents, there will be a game room with activities for children. If you wish to attend, please RSPV using our online form.

Family Night Keynote: "I Didn’t Sign Up for This!” The Social-Emotional Journey of Parenting a Gifted Child
Discovering your child is gifted should be a time of joy and celebration. However, once parents understand the responsibility associated with parenting a gifted and talented child, they often feel, "I didn't sign up for this!" In addition to serving their gifted child's social-emotional needs, parents, too, have their own social-emotional needs that must be met. Issues such as the parent's own revelation of giftedness, angst in ensuring their child's needs are met, doubt over the ability to raise a gifted child, frustration in advocating for their child, grief over the loss of a "normal" childhood, and overall burnout in supporting their child's needs are all social-emotional factors that parents often experience. This session will explore the various social-emotional needs of parents of gifted and talented children, how they might address each of these issues when they arise, and how they can ensure their own self-care, health, and well-being while raising a gifted child.