Making Sense of IQ

by Nadia Webb IQ tests measure a broad range of problem solving skills. The scores are fairly useful in predicting academic and job performance, as well as physical health and income. However, IQ tests are intrinsically incomplete. “The number” leaves out intellectual...

Parting Thoughts

Parting Thoughts by Therese Clifford My husband needed a laptop. It was getting tense around here as he sweated through the decision making process. So many variables…so much choice… I finally decided to help him out and turn to the first group of experts I always...

Perfectionism and Risk Taking

by Shari Hill As the SENG Board plans for the year ahead, I am struck by some issues gifted adults share with gifted children. We want to do everything! Though each SENG Director has his or her own personal passion in the field of giftedness, together we share the...

There’s No Place Like Home

by Amy Price Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. – Dorothy, Wizard of Oz Home is safety, security, and family. Home can be a haven where a gifted child or adult is understood, appreciated for who he or she is, and allowed to thrive. A supportive...

SENG’s Mission is Timeless

by Wenda Sheard Hello! I enthusiastically joined the SENG Board of Directors in January. Today I offer you snippets of my parenting experiences, and I offer you four excerpts from John Stuart Mill’s 1869 essay On Liberty. I hope Mill’s words, italicized below, will...

Not Your Typical Gifted Conference

by Dina Brulles A sand-castle building contest, Ghost stories on the Queen Mary, “Don Gato”: A mini-operetta…   Seeking moral courage, Exploring possible misdiagnosis and dual diagnoses, Finding friends and fitting in…   This is not your typical gifted...

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