As nannies ourselves, we’ve seen a particular pattern with bright children. We’ve seen children who were gifted in certain realms who struggled significantly in other areas.
We can think of…
+ An amazingly musical child who taught himself to read at 3 but he struggled to sit still in class and tried to make friends by hitting other kids on the head. (He had a beautiful singing voice and he probably had perfect pitch.)
+ A super athletic, very math-y kid with amazing fashion sense, who would lose her belongings, couldn’t manage her time, or get herself organized. (She also felt anxious and depressed, but she was always sharing things with others and making people smile.)
+ The child who was incredibly verbal at a young age, but also had poor body coordination and low self-esteem.
+ The preschooler with a wonderful imagination. She could rhyme and had a killer sense of humor, but she also had huge emotional outbursts when things didn’t go her way.
If you can relate to any of these stories then you’ll want to know about the Bright & Quirky Child Summit, a free event that runs from April 4-8.
This summit is all about raising a bright child with learning, social, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges and it features the top experts for bright & quirky kids including Dr. Mona Delahooke, Barry Prizant, Debbie Reber, Dr. Michele Borba, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Ned Hallowell [ed note: He’s an absolutely phenomenal speaker and the top cited expert on ADHD. If you don’t sign up for the summit, save his name in your resource book and watch his videos on Facebook or listen to his podcast or read his books should you find yourself nannying an ADHD charge.] and many more.
With tools and strategies from the world’s leading experts, you’ll discover:
- How to solve your charge’s challenging behaviors and demand avoidance during your time on the clock (or share with the parents to make it a round-the-clock strategy).
- How to defuse your charge’s anger and aggression.
- How to harness the power of your charge’s unique mind for a future of thriving, which is after all what we are paid in part to do.
A lot of these speakers have their own paid-for programs that they peddle and it is no doubt that they are giving us a free taste of their expertise in order to try to gain customers, but expertise is expertise and free amounts are worth gathering. Please take advantage of this free, 5-day event.
Give this event as a gift to yourself… as a time to gain skills and understanding to help you become the kind of nanny that you want to be.