Articles for Families

Honoring the Process as a Method of Building Confidence in 2E Children

by Anne Fligor Sauri, CRNA, DNP     You may remember the big news story from a few years ago when NFL player James Harrison took away the trophies his children were awarded for participation in their youth football league, believing instead that children have only...

Running to Stand Still

by Julie Skolnick  Running to Stand Still, a song performed by U2 is, and has been, a favorite of mine since college.  I remember the lyrics resonating deeply within me then – so much emotion, desire and frustration. Now, with U2’s 2017 Joshua Tree Tour (and getting...

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...

My Poppy. My Eesa.

By Maleeha Ahmad I remember it crystal clear. The day he was born. He looked right into my eyes. Turned his head around and stared intently at me. He was ten hours old. Born different. I was a first time mother. Shocked at the prospect of motherhood. Shocked that a...

5 Tips for Helping Gifted Children Make Friends

by Colleen Kessler Making friends can be hard for any child, but for socially awkward gifted children or twice-exceptional kiddos, the challenge is only multiplied. While their brains are working on overdrive, and they can have an intelligent conversation with an...

On Companionship

by Tracy Riley When I was in junior high school, I recall being given a test in the guidance counsellor’s office over the summer holidays. When school began, I was in a special class called Project SAIL (Searching the Atmospehere for Intellectual Learning – I think!)....

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...

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn With summer finally upon us, families are preparing for vacations and much needed time away from their typical daily duties. This is also the season when gifted and talented children and young adults have some free time...

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