Articles on Emotional Needs

The Story is Only the Beginning

The Story is Only the Beginning By Marianne Kuzujanakis    There have been great societies that did not use the wheel,but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. Le Guin The approach of summer traditionally means many things, such as more...

Stress, Learning, and the Gifted Child

Stress, Learning and the Gifted Child By Suki Wessling  Here is a snapshot of my daughter and I working on her math last year: “I don’t want to do this!” She rips up the worksheet and throws the pieces at me. “I hate math! I hate you!” My daughter and I working on...

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...

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