Articles for Families

Educating and Parenting Profoundly Gifted Children

Educating and Parenting Profoundly Gifted Children: Part One By Amelie Dumeny   Note from Tiombe Kendrick, chair of SENG’s Diversity Committee: Amelie Dumeny is the mother of two multilingual and profoundly gifted sons. Mrs. Dumeny and her family reside in sunny South...

Stress, Learning, and the Gifted Child

Stress, Learning and the Gifted Child By Suki Wessling  Here is a snapshot of my daughter and I working on her math last year: “I don’t want to do this!” She rips up the worksheet and throws the pieces at me. “I hate math! I hate you!” My daughter and I working on...

Beautiful and Brilliant: A Lesson for our Gifted Girls

Beautiful and Brilliant:  A Lesson for our Gifted Girls By Lori Comallie-Caplan  When I was growing up, both my mother and my father provided me with literature, art, and music created by gifted females.  They gave me great models to help me strive to be the best I...

Ten SENG Articles to Help You Be a Courageous Parent

Ten SENG Articles to Help You Be a Courageous Parent By Lori Comallie-Caplan  In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, I have seen a flurry of anxious parents looking for answers on how to protect their children, how to keep their anxiety about their children’s...

100 Words of Wisdom: Marianne Kuzujanakis

100 Words of Wisdom: Marianne Kuzujanakis   It’s imperative to recognize giftedness for what it is NOT. Gifted children are not always advanced in all areas, nor are they all mature and studious rule-followers. Gifted children do not all share similar interests,...

The Top 10 Resolutions I Wish Gifted Kids Would Make

The Top 10 Resolutions I Wish Gifted Kids Would Make By Tiffany O'Neill I am fortunate to spend the majority of my day working with gifted students and their families. Many of the struggles I see young people encounter are the same, played out again and again in the...

A Parent’s New Year’s Resolution

A Parent’s New Year’s Resolution: I will love the child I have, not the one I want By Lori Comallie-Caplan and Marc A. Caplan, PhD Matt, our 27-year-old son, came home for the holidays. What a wonderful time we had. He is intelligent, creative, generous, kind, and...

This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders

This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD MPH As we in the gifted field – parents, educators, clinicians – work to improve medical professionals’ support and understanding of gifted children, we must be sure not...

The Often Questionable World of Being Gifted

The Often Questionable World of Being Gifted By Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick, SSP, NCSP Often, parents are thrilled to learn they have a gifted child. In addition, teachers, school administrators, and the school counselor are also often excited to hear this great news....

The Importance of Imaginative Play

The Importance of Imaginative Play By Joy Navan Many, many years ago, our family had milk and eggs delivered on our doorstep by the milkman. I remember the day when I decided to use the eggs to make “pies.” I took the carton of eggs around the corner of our house to...

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