Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Updated on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:52pm

SENG

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

What is SENG?:  SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) groups are discussion/support groups for parents of gifted children.  The group runs over the course of 7-8 weeks, and includes a book study component focusing on A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James T. Webb, Ph.D., et. al.  Each week will focus on a topic related to parenting gifted children and corresponding section of the book.  The usual topics covered each week (which are subject to change based on the needs of the group) are:

  1. Introduction, Identification & Characteristics of GT students (chapters I, II, III)

  2. Motivation, Discipline (chapters IV, V)

  3. Stress Management (chapter VI)

  4. Peer Relationships (chapter VIII)

  5. Depression (chapter XI)

  6. Sibling Relations, Parent Relationships (chapters IX, XII)

  7. Communication of Feelings, Tradition Breaking (chapters VII, X)

SENG is also a national organization whose mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually,physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.  They offer a variety of resources, workshops and an annual conference.  Visit www.sengifted.org for more information.

What SENG is not:  SENG is not group therapy, and the facilitators are not necessarily trained therapists or licensed psychologists.  The facilitators have been trained in delivering the SENG discussion group model and in establishing a safe environment where parents can receive support, develop parenting strategies and share their experiences in raising gifted children.

Requested Donation:  $30.00, which includes the cost of A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children.  Please make checks payable to ‘Adams 12 AAGS’.