Nurturing Resiliency in Gifted Children
*This is an online talk which will be conducted via Zoom.
Parents will learn about
1. Understanding components of resilience
2. Understanding some of the social and emotional needs of gifted individuals
3. Relating and reflecting the construct of resilience at a personal level
4. Learning about strategies that promote resilience
Nurturing resilience is one effective way to help our children adapt to this fast-changing world. Resilience is the skill and also the process of positive adaptation in times of setback and adversity. Resilient children do not mean that their lives are free of obstacles. Failures and making mistakes are a normal part of everyday life and this will be more challenging if your gifted child is also a perfectionist.
Learning to become resilient means how we deal with these life challenges constructively and resolve them. Resiliency is a learnable skill and we all can become more resilient. The workshop will focus on three parts of resilience: Self efficacy, relatedness and emotional management. Participants will reflect upon themselves and relate closer to the concept and learn some strategies to nurture resilience to their gifted children.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
Parents and educators
Jessie Chow is a registered educational psychologist now currently working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong and teaches in the Master of Education (Gifted Education and Talented Development Specialism). She served as school-based educational psychologist in schools and NGO including the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education before joining HKU and provide training to school social workers, teachers and parents.
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