Elementary Lessons for Mom

by Amy Price Each month a different member of the SENG team describes a personal passion in the realm of social and emotional needs of the gifted. This article, authored by SENG Executive Director Amy Price, appeared last month in Parenting for High Potential, and is...

The Patchwork of Educating the Gifted Child

by Heidi Molbak Last summer I participated in a panel discussion at SENG’s 25th Anniversary Conference in Salt Lake City titled “The Accidental Experts.”   You might be able to guess what the subject was.  It was in the role of a parent with “life experience” that I...

The Gift of Balance

by Vidisha Patel On a recent airplane trip across the country, I found myself situated between my two children. I am usually a bit claustrophobic on planes and wondered how yet again, I found myself in the middle seat. My kids are in middle school so they are...

The Magnificent Void

The Magnificent Void Author: Sheri Plybon Citation: First published in the SENG Update, October 2009   When I began this article, I was listening to the music channel on TV. I was not surprised to find that the title of the piece fit perfectly with my thoughts. It was...

Advocating is a Little Like Jumanji

by Mary Lovell For parents, the advocacy process in gifted education is like a board game. It involves strategy, creativity, perseverance and a little bit of luck. Parents, well-intentioned but naïve, think this journey should be like Candy Land. In one corner is the...

Who Can Talk About Giftedness?

by Elizabeth Shaunessy As parents, teachers, and volunteers in gifted education, we may be acutely aware of how our culture reacts to the term and phenomenon of giftedness, and we likely have seen a variety of responses to individuals who are gifted and discussions of...
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