Articles on Emotional Needs

Strength in America: A Message to the SENG Community

From Gilman W. Whiting, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University November 2016. Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. My birthday is November 7th. It has always been weird that every four years the presidential election puts somewhat of a damper on my celebration. This year,...

Election 2016: A Message to the SENG Community

by Stephanie Tolan I was asked immediately after the shock of the election results to write a piece for SENG to help parents deal with their gifted children's anxieties about the results and their consequences. It has taken me eleven days to come to term with my own...

Helping Parents Help Children in Traumatic Times

By Marianne Kuzujanakis MD Again the world grieves from another act of outrageous violence as was witnessed in Orlando, Florida this weekend. A heinous violence inflicted upon so many in the LGBT community and affecting us all. LGBT children and their parents are...

Trauma: A Call for Collaboration

By Kate Bachtel Meet David and Anna.  David is a seventh grade student attending an urban  middle school with a strong equity orientation and also a high percentage of students from low-income families. Thirty minutes away in the suburbs, Anna attends a private school...

Learning Differences: Pursuing Positive Supports

By Julie Skolnick I met with a distraught client the other day. Her son, who attends an independent school priding itself on specializing in differential learners, had a very bad week. The school's disciplinary point system - an ad hoc way for teachers to let students...

Have A Happy Holiday – Not An Exasperating One

By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH When the air turns crisp and the leaves glow brightly, our thoughts are captured by all the many fall and winter holidays and celebrations. The holidays traditionally bring with them merriment, joy and peace. Or so the greeting cards...

Indian view on creativity and sensitivity

By Abha Bhagwat A child that did not score well in school is not considered intelligent. The education system in India has created a modern caste system by dividing children in different groups; such as those who go to English medium schools or Vernacular medium...

100 Words of Wisdom: Melinda Stewart

100 Words of Wisdom: Melinda Stewart Please hear me! What happens when there are no words to express anguish so deep, sorrow so profound, nor fear so paralyzing that all reason stops? For the gifted, who feel more things more deeply than words can sometimes hold, the...

Parenting Gifted Children Through the Holidays

Parenting Gifted Children Through the Holidays by Molly Isaacs-McLeod, JD, LLM Holiday stress. It all begins with Halloween and doesn’t let up until January 1, when the winter doldrums set in (but that is a topic for another day). Holidays can be stressful because we...

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