Category: Affective Development

The P.A.L. Workshops Turns Two This Month!

On February 15, 2011, The P.A.L. Workshops launched with one mission in mind: to support the parents of New York City by providing educational workshops, talent development resources for our children, and experts to help navigate the best opportunities available to our children in one of the largest and most complicated educational systems in the country. We’ve organized and facilitated…

It’s ‘Parents as Partners’ Week in NYC

This just in… As part of a new initiative by the DOE, we’re pleased to see a dedicated week-long event for parent involvement that starts today! We’ve contacted the DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement Executive Director Jesse Mojica for more information, so stay tuned. For registration, sign up here. According to the DOE website: The Parent Academy is…

Contemplating Gifted & Talented Education in NYC for Your Child?

Don’t miss our upcoming P.A.L. Workshop Series on G&T Education in partnership with New York Family Magazine: A Roundtable Discussion About Gifted & Talented Education and Programming in New York City this Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30-8 pm at the Downtown Community in Tribeca. We’ll have parent and school reps from many of the G&T programs throughout New York City.…

Final Diagnosis: He’s Just Himself

For parents with children who are both gifted and have learning differences or behaviors with or without a clear diagnosis, often referred to as ‘twice exceptional,’  finding the best program for them can seem daunting.   After hearing from parents with children in need of better options, we invited former P.A.L. panelist Jill Tatara, magazine editor and mother of two, to…

‘Tis the Season, The P.A.L. Workshops 2012-2013

  Join us for the P.A.L. Workshop Series, 2012-2013 season, beginning this month as parents, experts and educators together explore gifted & talented education and talent development. We look at the issues, the solutions and the resources available locally. Plus, we’re pleased to announce our first NYC G&T Conference in the Spring. We’ll have the top authorities on G&T education,…

Did You Say FREE?

For NYC kids, summer is only a week away, so don’t miss P.A.L.’s final Spring 2012 wrap-up FREE event –with great giveaways throughout the evening–and learn how to support your child’s gifts, talents and interests this summer and all year long. Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents: A Talent Development Roundtable, is this Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm for…

Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play

Dr. Julia Osborn, a psychologist specializing in gifted children and Kristen Pallonetti, the program director at Tribeca Community School, a Reggio philosophy preschool in Tribeca, presented their views on Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play at the February 28, 2012 P.A.L. Workshop Series in New York City. Among some of the take-aways presented by Dr. Osborn were: • Slow down and…