Articles on Emotional Needs

28 Acts of Kindness for the Gifted

28 Acts of Kindness for the Gifted By Joy Navan Following the tragic shootings in Newtown, Ann Curry of NBC News began a “28 Acts of Kindness” movement that became a global initiative for individuals to honor all who died by performing acts of random kindness to...

The First Duty of Love Is to Listen

The First Duty of Love Is to Listen By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH (Editor’s Note: This piece by SENG Director Marianne Kuzujanakis is part of the 2012 National Parenting Gifted Week Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the full schedule of blogs and follow along!)  ...

On Parenting Gifted Children: Getting Stuck and Letting Go

On Parenting Gifted Children: Getting Stuck and Letting Go by Vidisha Patel, EdD Editor's Note: This piece by SENG Director Vidisha Patel is part of the 2012 National Parenting Gifted Week Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the full schedule of blogs and follow along!  ...

Keeping a Healthy Perspective on Stress and Test Anxiety

Keeping a Healthy Perspective on Stress and Test Anxiety by Vidisha Patel April is one of my favorite months of the year. April signifies the advent of spring, and with it comes the promise of longer days and warmer weather and a sense of hope that winter is finally...

September Back-To-School Suggestions

September Back-To-School Suggestions By Wenda Sheard SENG’s vision is a world where gifted, talented, and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. How can parents best support their gifted,...

A Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday Season

A Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday Season Author: Vidisha Patel Citation: First published in the SENGVine, November 2011 Happy Holidays! Fall usually means cooler weather, sweatshirts, jackets, crisp apples, and changing colors in nature. Fall also brings on the holiday...

Tips for Parents of Intense Children

by Sharon Lind Living with emotionally intense children and partners can be turbulent, exciting, challenging, and joyful. Emotionally intense individuals are often accused of "overreacting." Their compassion and concern for others, their focus on relationships, as...

Getting Over Overexcitabilities: Effectively Managing Family Interactions when Family Members Have Different Overexcitabilities

Family interactions can be challenging. However, when all the family members have overexcitabilities and not necessarily the same ones, effectively managing family interactions can be extremely challenging. This article provides a brief overview of the different overexcitabilities. Then researched based recommendations are provided for how to effectively manage family interactions when overexcitabilities are involved based on the authors’ personal experiences as individuals with overexcitabilities within families whose members also have overexcitabilities. These recommendations are provided for families trying to “get over” or effectively manage their overexcitabilities.

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