100 Words of Wisdom: Stephen Chou

100 Words of Wisdom: By Stephen Chou

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – A wisdom from Benjamin Franklin that reminds us that children don’t often do as you say as much as they do what you do. Our children, who are at once exciting and anxiety-provoking, joyful and heart-breaking, sensitive and stubborn … those teeter-tottery, roller-coastery, compelling rocketships and drop zones of intellect and emotions … are continually ever-moving and lovingly our little selves that we are raising to be happy people. Remember for them to be happy, we, too, must nurture ourselves to be happy. Find your center and find your balance in life. Live what you Teach.


Stephen H. Chou, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in his private practice and a supervising clinical psychologist and the Director of Training at the Summit Center within the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Chou is also an adjunct professor at Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining the Summit Center, Dr. Chou was a supervising clinical psychologist at the Chinatown Child Development Center through the Department of Public Health with the City and County of San Francisco and the executive director of the Big Sibling Program. Dr. Chou practices and teaches from a developmental, strengths-based, and multicultural stance through the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He has broad-ranging specialties with child and family and multicultural and community psychologies and particularly with gifted, talented, and 2e children and families. Dr. Chou also presents at state, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics in giftedness and is a SENG Board Member.

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