Articles for Families

Director's Corner: Starting a Community Support Group the NZAGC Way

Starting a Community Support Group the NZAGC Way By Rose Blackett (SENG Director, NZAGC President) As president of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC), parents wanting information on how to connect with other families who have gifted children often...

So tell me about SOPS….

So tell me about SOPS…. by Molly Isaacs-McLeod, JD, LLM Earlier this year SENG Online Parent Support (SOPS) Groups were introduced to the public as part of the SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) program. As many of you know, SMPGs are the heart and soul of SENG, being the...

100 Words of Wisdom: Jean B. Goerss

100 Words of Wisdom: Jean B. Goerss, MD, MPH I support SENG because it addresses the most significant obstacle to success of happiness for gifted children social and emotional issues that come with giftedness significant distress and loss of productivity. Childhood is...

Director’s Corner: Raising A Profoundly Gifted Child

Director’s Corner: Raising A Profoundly Gifted Child  By Amy Harrington Profoundly gifted children are the outliers amongst outliers. These children are intense, creative problem solvers who have voracious appetites for learning. A profoundly gifted child will have...

100 Words of Wisdom: Linda C. Neumann

100 Words of Wisdom: Linda C. Neumann We can become so overwhelmed with current challenges of raising gifted or twice-exceptional children that we lose perspective. We fear they’ll never fit in, be unable to manage away from home, never be able to earn a living. But...

Kindergarten: Is your child ready?

Kindergarten: Is your child ready? More than ready in some respects and not in others? by Molly Isaacs-McLeod All around the country, parents have received or are eagerly awaiting envelopes from schools (public, independent, and parochial) that will contain...

Director’s Corner: Alphabet Soup and Stardust

Director’s Corner: Alphabet Soup and Stardust by Evelyn King Metcalf From the back seat of the van I hear the most amazing music. That’s where my daughter shares it with me. I rarely see her otherwise, tucked up in her room, under her covers. It’s been a hard winter....

When Your Child Goes Overboard: Fears and Compassionate Concerns

When Your Child Goes Overboard: Fears and Compassionate Concerns by Nancy M. Robinson, PhD When Johnny was 5, he was greatly disturbed by the accounts of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Not only was he deeply sympathetic to the orphaned children and their...

100 Words of Wisdom: Dan Peters, PhD

100 Words of Wisdom: Dan Peters, PhD We often spend so much time advocating for our gifted children, students, and clients -- explaining how they are different from the norm -- that it is easy to forget the commonalities they share with other children, as well as the...

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf Kahlil Gibran's poem, On Children, frequently comes to my mind when I speak to gifted parents of gifted children: "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and the daughters of a life longing for itself." When I...

Strategies for Dealing with Overexcitabilities

Strategies for Dealing with Overexcitabilities By Regina Hellinger Recently I wrote an article for the SENGvine, “The Gift of Emotional Overexcitabilities.” The article received a lot of attention on Facebook and other social media sources. Many expressed their relief...

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