Articles for Families

Motivation: Recapturing the Joy of Learning

Motivation: Recapturing the Joy of Learning Molly Isaacs-McLeod I frequently field concerns expressed by parents of gifted children and teens regarding motivation and underachievement. There are common threads in the many stories I have heard. At one time their child...

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein   In approximately 100 words, experts from around the world offer their perspective on some aspect of giftedness.  Giftedness follows us throughout our lifetime. As parents we work to support the intensities, sensitivities, and...

Director's Corner: When early college is not the answer…

When early college is not the answer… by Molly Isaacs-McLeod Part of my work involves helping parents find the most appropriate educational options for their children given parameters of goals, interests, location, budget, and family situation. On occasion I have the...

Mining For Gold: Helping Your Children Discover Their Passion

Mining For Gold: Helping Your Children Discover Their Passion by Jan DeLisle “To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” - John Dewey Some gifted students seemingly come out of the womb knowing what they want...

Introducing SENG Online Parent Support Groups!

SMPGs: The Heart of SENG - Introducing SENG Online Parent Support Groups! by Molly Isaacs-McLeod   Greetings! I have tremendous shoes to fill (thank you Lori Comallie-Caplan!) as the new Chair of the SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) Committee. While SENG offers many...

100 Words of Wisdom: Stephen Chou

100 Words of Wisdom: Stephen Chou "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - A wisdom from Benjamin Franklin that reminds us that children don't often do as you say as much as they do what you do. Our children, who are at once exciting...

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student By Alessa Keener We live in unprecedented times, where many Americans can proudly and safely live as out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. One measure of progress is in the number of states that have...

Director’s Corner: Mental Health Providers at Your Child's School

Director’s Corner: Mental Health Providers at Your Child's School by Tiombe Kendrick Once again, we embark on a new school year. I have been a practicing school psychologist for the past eight years. I am formally classified as a dual practitioner because I practice...

100 Words of Wisdom: Amy Harrington

100 Words of Wisdom: Amy Harrington Parenting an asynchronous child is like doing a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces and no image. It is a confusing roller coaster ride that never ends. It is exciting, challenging, and daunting. To appreciate the...

Keeping the Family Balance

Keeping the Family Balance By Marc A. Caplan, Ph.D. Family Dynamics When we talk about family dynamics, we are referring to the interactions between individuals in a group who are united by ties of marriage, blood or adoption. The adults cooperate financially for...

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