Articles for Families

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...

Building Relationships with your Child: Learning to LAUGH Together

Building Relationships with your Child: Learning to LAUGH Together By Vidisha Patel So many times in my practice I am asked the same questions: What is so different about gifted children? Why do they need special treatment? Aren’t there certain life skills that...

Talking about Giftedness: The Elephant in the Room

Talking about Giftedness: The Elephant in the Room by Nancy M. Robinson, Ph.D. One of the special advantages of SENG gatherings is the fact that parents and kids can talk about giftedness without fear of being misunderstood, or worse, teased or belittled. Being with...

Advocating for Your Child In the School Setting

Advocating for Your Child In the School Setting By Molly A. Isaacs-McLeod One of the most rewarding things I do is assisting parents in working with their school to obtain educational accommodation for their gifted children. Parents generally know when their children...

100 Words of Wisdom: Wenda Sheard

100 Words of Wisdom: Wenda Sheard Many names grace the phenomenon of high intelligence, giftedness, genius, asynchronous development. Remember the child beneath the names. Feed the child’s heart, mind, and soul. Celebrate the child’s smiles. Beware of muggles who...

Lori’s Top Ten Summer Activities for Gifted Kids

Lori's Top Ten Summer Activities for Gifted Kids By Lori Comallie-Caplan  I can’t believe it is only a month before school lets out, and the children are all looking for something to do. Here is my version of David Letterman’s Top Ten. I want to thank the SENG...

The Story is Only the Beginning

The Story is Only the Beginning By Marianne Kuzujanakis    There have been great societies that did not use the wheel,but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. Le Guin The approach of summer traditionally means many things, such as more...

School's Out! Now What?

School's Out! Now What? By Arlene DeVries  Summer can be an exciting but frustrating time for children and parents of gifted students. The high energy level and intensity of these children demand a thoughtful response to how they will be engaged outside the school...

100 Words of Wisdom: Lori Comallie-Caplan

100 Words of Wisdom: Lori Comallie-Caplan Nurture our gifted children. Encourage their complex thinking and sensitivity, for one moment they will be pondering the physical properties of the sun and the next they will be shedding silent tears over the beauty of the...

Heart Hints for Advocates

Heart Hints for Advocates By Wenda Sheard SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Perhaps because I am an attorney as well...

Social Media for Parents and Educators

Social Media for Parents and Educators By Carolyn Kottmeyer  Social media poses two questions for parents and teachers today: How do we as adults use social media wisely, and how do we teach our kids to use social media safely?  Ten years ago, Facebook didn’t exist...

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