Articles for Families

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

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 especially affected by the...

My Poppy. My Eesa.

My Poppy. My Eesa. 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

5 Tips for Helping Gifted Children Make Friendsby 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...

On Companionship

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...

Have A Happy Holiday – Not An Exasperating One

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...

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...

Director's Corner: When Radical Acceleration Becomes a Way of Life

When Radical Acceleration Becomes a Way of Life by Amy Harrington When your child jumps from a lock step age/grade standard curriculum to college and professional level work at age 8, you might have a radically accelerated child on your hands. Without letting...

100 Words of Wisdom: Jim Delisle

Many years ago a gifted young man told me something I've never forgotten: "The only thing worse than being denied opportunities is being forced to take them." So many of our gifted kids are strivers and achievers, but they are still people who need to understand the...

Why I Choose to Unschool My Gifted Children

Why I Choose to Unschool My Gifted Children By Amy Harrington What if we let go of everything we thought we knew about parenting and education? What if everything that we have been conditioned to believe is counterintuitive to positive development particularly with...

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