PARENTS PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2022

Especially for parents of gifted and talented children, NTCN organises a Parents Programme on Wednesday 31 August 2022 in the afternoon. Parents can participate in sessions that focus on various aspects of raising children with characteristics of giftedness. There is plenty of opportunity to exchange experiences with other parents and to engage in informal discussions with organisations that provide support to parents, also regarding personal issues related to being a gifted adult.

There are sessions in Dutch and in English. In each parallel session you can choose which session you want to join, or you can stay in the Parents Meeting Place.

At the Parents Programme you can get acquainted with the organisations below. They contribute by facilitating parallel sessions and/or are present at the Parents Meeting Place which is continuously open for questions, walk-in consultations, networking and meeting other parents/adults. 

Information

  • Date: Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • Time: 13:00 – 17:00 hrs.
  • Location: World Forum, The Hague
  • Costs: 75 euro

 

We want to provide the opportunity to participate in the Parents Programme to every parent. If the regular fee of € 75 doesn’t make this possible for you, it is possible to choose the option to participate with a reduced fee of € 25.

PROGRAMME

    13:00 – 13:30

    Walk-in with coffee/tea at the Parents Meeting Place

    13:30 – 14:45

    Parallel sessions 1

    14:45 – 15:15

    Coffee/tea break at the Parents Meeting Place

    15:15 – 16:30

    Parallel sessions 2

    16:30 – 17:00

    Drinks/café at the Parents Meeting Place

    PARALLEL SESSIONS

    During the parallel sessions rounds you can choose from the session below to participate in.

    Peers4Parents: Themes related to raising children with characteristics of giftedness (in English)
    Why?

    The challenges that parents of gifted children face during parenting are often quite different compared to those of most other parents. These children tend to be creative deep thinkers with a high awareness. They experience both their inner world and the outside world in a quite intense manner, which is often hard to grasp and hard to  understand by others. As a result the child often feels misunderstood. The worst case scenario being that the child is unable to mirror himself to his environment and could develop a false self-image.

    As a parent, you are faced with the challenge of supporting your child in getting to know himself and in learning to live in harmony with others. The mismatch between who the child is, what he needs to develop and the opportunities the environment offers, could complicate that task or simply make it less fun. This provides parental stress and costs energy. The stress can also put pressure on communication within the family itself.

    Peers4Parents focuses on supporting parents in parenting, as positive parenting provides more positive energy, emotional balance and pleasure in parenting.

     

    How?

    A national network of Peers4Parents facilitators has emerged from parental experience and years of expertise in guiding children, adolescents and adults who show characteristics of giftedness. This network of involved professionals actively reaches out to parents to let them (once again) experience how they can continue to contribute to their child(ren)’s well-being based on their own strength and individuality as parent(s).

    As a parent you are your own child’s expert. That is, once you rekindle yourself to your own feelings and intuition and dare to trust them again. Peers4Parents focuses on social and emotional well-being. This stems from the insight that emotional well-being is the most important and determining factor for the future well-being and happiness of gifted children.

     

    What?

    Peers4Parents organizes a diversity of activities, such as an intensive biweekly Peers4Parents Program with 8-10 themed meetings, a Peers4Parents Day in which we will discuss a number of parenting themes and Peers4Parents Experiences in which you, as a parent to (a) gifted child(ren), can get acquainted with what peers4parents has to offer you. You can find more information on our Dutch website: www.peers4parents.nl.

    In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to both gather first-hand knowledge of what Peers4Parents could mean to you personally, and get more information about the other activities that Peers4Parents has to offer.

    These Peers4Parents Experiences will be faclitated by facilitators from the Dutch Peers4Parents network

    Peers4Parents: Peers4Parents Experience (NL)

    Ouders van kinderen met kenmerken van begaafdheid ervaren vaak andere uitdagingen in de opvoeding dan de meeste andere ouders. Deze kinderen zijn creatief, denken diep door en hebben een hoog bewustzijn. Zij beleven hun innerlijke wereld en alles daarbuiten vaak zeer intens. Deze intensiteit is voor de buitenwereld soms moeilijk te bevatten. Het kind, op zijn beurt, voelt zich vervolgens vaak niet begrepen. In het ergste geval kan het kind zich niet spiegelen aan de omgeving en ontwikkelt het mogelijk een verkeerd zelfbeeld.

    Als ouders sta je voor de uitdaging om je kind te ondersteunen in het leren kennen van zichzelf en te leren leven in afstemming op en met anderen. De mismatch tussen wie het kind is, wat het nodig heeft om zich te ontwikkelen en de mogelijkheden die de omgeving biedt, kan die taak bemoeilijken of simpelweg minder leuk maken. Dit geeft opvoedstress en kost energie. Door de belasting kan ook de communicatie binnen het gezin onder druk komen te staan.

    Peers4Parents richt zich op de ondersteuning van ouders in de opvoeding. Omdat positief opvoeden meer energie, emotionele balans en opvoedplezier geeft.

    Tijdens een Peers4Parents Experience kun je laagdrempelig kennismaken met Peers4Parents. Je ontmoet andere ouders van begaafde kinderen en kunt ervaren hoe wij de uitwisseling van ervaringen en inzichten tussen ouders faciliteren in de oudergroepen die we begeleiden.

    Er komen een aantal Peers4Parents thema’s in samenhang aan bod: Begaafdheidskenmerken, Communicatie: sleutel tot relaties en Intensiteit, perfectionisme en stress.

    Wil jij ervaren wat Peers4Parents voor je kan betekenen? Benut dan deze kans, de facilitators van het landelijke Peers4Parents netwerk ontmoeten je graag!

    De Peers4Parents Experiences worden begeleid door facilitators van het Peers4Parents netwerk

    Stichting IQ+: Mijn kind heeft (waarschijnlijk) kenmerken van begaafdheid en dan? (NL)

    Stichting iQ+ heeft het streven de handen van professionals, onderwijs, gezondheidszorg, overheid en ouders ineen te slaan om het pad voor het hoogbegaafde kind te banen, opdat het intellectuele talent tot bloei komt. Wij brengen alle professionals en relevante organisaties in de regio in kaart en fungeren graag als wegwijzer voor een ieder die zijn/haar weg wil vinden in alle informatie en kennis rondom hoogbegaafdheid.

     

     

    Workshop door Sima Daoud van Stichting IQ+

    Stichting IQ+ and IHBV: Thema iQafé / IHBV Café (NL)

    Selectie van thema(‘s) dat typisch georganiseerd wordt voor volwassenen met kenmerken van begaafdheid (bedoeld voor begaafde ouders/ volwassenen, voor zichzelf).

    Peers4Parents: Supporting parents from different cultural backgrounds and growing together (in English)

    Peers4Parents is a Dutch organization, inspired by the SENG (Social and Needs of the Gifted) Model Parent Groups, with approximately 80 trained facilitators all over the country. These facilitators aim to support parents in raising their gifted children and supporting their emotional development by organizing a diversity of activities.

    However, it has been proven difficult to reach parents with a bicultural/migration background. A small group of facilitators has therefore organized meetings specifically targeted towards these parents, during which they can experience one Peers4Parents meeting. Afterwards, parents can decide whether they want to sign up for the full program.

    These ‘experiences’ are a great opportunity to investigate how the program could/should be adapted for this special target group. We would like to share our findings, so that parent groups all over the world, can better target all audiences and become more ‘inclusive’ organizations for all gifted children and their families.

     

    Leonieke Boogaard, Marije Hofland, Sylvia Tas, Marion Klein Nagelvoort (Peers4Parents NL)

    CONTRIBUTING ORGANISATIONS