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Dan Peters, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in those who are gifted, creative, and twice-exceptional (2e). As a parent of three children, he understands the daily challenges of raising children in today’s world, as well as the importance of teaching them coping skills, problem solving, and resilience. He is passionate about creating healthy communities by helping parents and teachers engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life so that they can realize their full potential.

Dr. Peters is co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center. He serves on the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Advisory Board, the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Editorial Board, the Advisory Board for the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, and as Co-Chair of the Assessments of Giftedness Special Interest Group of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). He speaks regularly at state and national conferences on a variety of gifted, learning, and parenting topics, including how to overcome worry and anxiety.

Dr. Peters is author of Make Your Worrier a Worrier: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fear, From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears, and . co-author of Raising Creative Kids. He writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and has written many articles on topics related to parenting, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety. He is also co-founder of Camp Summit (http://campsummitforthegifted.com/) , a sleep-away summer camp for gifted youth.

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Guiding gifted children to lead productive and fulfilling lives
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