Articles on Emotional Needs

Encouraging Emotional Intelligence

Encouraging Emotional Intelligence Author: Steven I. Pfeiffer  Citation; From The SENG Update, October 2006    We know that in the U.S. today, the prevalence of mental health problems among children and youth — including those who are gifted — is alarmingly high. Some...

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...

Focus on Learning

by Wenda Sheard Each school year brings new expectations. All over the world, parents and teachers tell children “earn good grades” and “do your best” in school. In the case of gifted children, however, giving such advice can be problematic. In this article, I’ll...

Teaching Gifted Learners to Manage Stress in High School

by Elizabeth Shaunessy Stress can be experienced by gifted high school students who are often guided to take rigorous academic preparation, such as the International Baccalaureate Program, Advanced Placement, and dual enrollment in college while concurrently in high...

Elementary Lessons for Mom

by Amy Price Each month a different member of the SENG team describes a personal passion in the realm of social and emotional needs of the gifted. This article, authored by SENG Executive Director Amy Price, appeared last month in Parenting for High Potential, and is...

Can We Capture and Measure the Creativity Beast?

by Rose Blackett According to many researchers, creativity has an elusive relationship to giftedness. Consider the part creativity plays on the stage of life, and look behind its mask. What is creativity? If we can identify the creativity beast, can we capture and...

Building Resilience

by Rosina M. Gallagher When things go awry, and you land face down… “Get yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” Sound advice. Psychologists call this process, resilience, “the capacity to rise above difficult circumstances and keep moving forward...

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