KAGE 2018 Parent Night

KAGE Annual Conference 2018, February 26-27, 2018

PARENT NIGHT at the KAGE Annual Conference 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)

A session designed to provide parents with information and ideas to use in parenting their gifted children. 
(Co-Sponsored by LexKAGE)

Outsmart Your Smart Child:
Practical Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids 

with Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., Amend Psychological Services, P.S.C.


College Scholarships, State Grants, and 529 Plans

 David Lawhorn, Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust

About Dr. Amend’s program:

Parents play an essential role, particularly in a gifted child’s early education years, and proper parenting is often a concern for families with gifted children. Many parents think, “My child is bright, but not gifted.”  Often, giftedness is confused with “genius” or parents think that a child isn’t gifted because he cannot “do everything well.”  The presenter, co-author of A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, will review common myths about gifted children and provide practical advice for parenting a gifted child.  Topics of discussion will include fostering communication, developing discipline, improving motivation, managing stress, moderating perfectionism, and nurturing positive family relationships. 

EDWARD R. AMEND, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, P.S.C., licensed to provide psychological services in Kentucky and Ohio. Dr. Amend focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted and talented youth, adults, and their families. He has worked in both private practice and community mental health settings, as well as in consulting positions with clinics, hospitals, schools, and other organizations. He presents locally and nationally on topics related to the needs of gifted children.



David Lawhorn is Program Manager for the

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust.


PARENT NIGHT REGISTRATION is FREE for current KAGE members and $10 for non-members (this includes a trial three-month KAGE membership. This trial membership allows you all the benefits of KAGE membership, including the KAGE newsletter, for three months.  At the end of the trial period we hope you will renew at the $30 yearly rate!) If you have questions about your KAGE membership contact the KAGE office at kage@wku.edu or 270.745.4301.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES – Parent Night is included in your conference registration!

Click HERE to register online for Parent Night 2018.

Click HERE to download a flier about Parent Night 2018.

KAGE is offering a special opportunity for parents to attend the annual conference. Fees for the KAGE 2018 Annual Conference on February 26-27 will be half-price for parents and guardians of gifted children.  Please note: you may not be a certified employee of any educational system to take advantage of this offer.  For more information, contact the KAGE office at kage@wku.edu or 270.745.4301.


last updated 10/26/2017