SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG)
SENG Model Parent Groups bring individuals and families together to discuss the challenges associated with raising a gifted child. The co-facilitators of these groups, though knowledgeable about parenting and gifted education, do not attempt to give advice. Instead their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere for individuals and families to exchange ideas.
Hosted by two SENG certified facilitators, discussion topics include issues like motivation, discipline, stress management, peer relationships and more. The groups meet weekly for approximately 8-10 weeks.
“There is not enough space to say all the POSITIVE things that have come out of this program. This has been 10 weeks of positive reinforcement ending in a closer family . . . a happier more well-adjusted student. . . a more relaxed and secure parent, ” — Sandra Colston’s of Plano Texas
To find a group near your visit SENG’s Group Directory Page.
To connect with a SENG Certified Facilitator visit our SMPG Facilitator Directory.
Please read our SENG Model Parent Group Disclaimer.
Planning to host an SMPG meeting? Please submit our announcement form.
SMPG PLUS+ affords busy families the chance to experience the benefits of a SENG Model Parent Group in an exciting new format: a one-day retreat.
The one-day retreat format covers core SMPG topics alternating with dialogue and breaks for movement, meditation, lunch and to time to connect with family. While the discussions will be structured in a similar manner to the traditional SMPG model, parents will be held in the comfort of tribe for a full day (8am-4:30pm) with a goal for all to leave feeling relaxed, replenished and empowered with expanded community and expertise.
By encouraging authentic dialogue among caregivers, SENG Model Parent Groups promote the continued evolution SENG would like to see, both in classrooms and society.
You can learn about SMPG+ trainings here.
SENG Connect is an online community which provides gifted individuals a safe haven for a discussion, support and learning. Through a vibrant community of members, SENG Connect offers an on line version of SMPG as well as interactive discussion groups for adults.
“Connectedness is a fundamental need among humans. It is the sense of belonging that comes from the bonds within a reciprocal relationship. Through reciprocity, acceptance, value, and importance are bestowed on all involved, company is enjoyed, and the needs for companionship and support are met.” –Dr. Tracy Riley
SENG Connect gives people the chance to come together and share personal experiences. Discussion groups start monthly.