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Seeing the Difference: Making a Difference

Seeing the Difference: Making a Difference by Dina Brulles Gifted children have different social and emotional needs both at home and at school. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) gifted students face even additional concerns. The distinction between these...

Keeping a Healthy Perspective on Stress and Test Anxiety

Keeping a Healthy Perspective on Stress and Test Anxiety by Vidisha Patel April is one of my favorite months of the year. April signifies the advent of spring, and with it comes the promise of longer days and warmer weather and a sense of hope that winter is finally...

100 Words of Wisdom: Arlene DeVries

100 Words of Wisdom: Arlene DeVries "What I learned from parents of gifted: Love these students for who they are, not what they do. Have realistic expectations. Expect progress not perfection. Give them freedom within limits. Allow them to fail. Put them in places...

Fostering Giftedness, Literally

Fostering Giftedness, Literally By Kathleen Casper I met a little boy once who stole my heart with his sparkly eyes and giant, dimply grin. He reached out and took hold of my fingers in the middle of a dimly lit bowling alley, then, shaking my hand with the confidence...

The Hardships of Being Gifted in Culturally Diverse Populations

The Hardships of Being Gifted in Culturally Diverse Populations By Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick While glancing at the Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Honors Awards Show recently, I was taken aback by a comment made by infamous and legendary film director, Spike Lee. He...

Education Technology For Our Children

Education Technology For Our Children Author: Wenda Sheard, J.D., Ph.D. Citation: First published in the SENGVine, February 2012   The SENG Director’s Corner column gives board members opportunities to share passions and insights that relate to supporting gifted,...

Where Does a Pediatric Doctor Fit in the Care of Gifted Children?

Where Does a Pediatric Doctor Fit in the Care of Gifted Children? Author: Marianne Kuzujanakis, M.D., M.P.H. Citation: First published in the SENGVine, October 2011 I wear two hats: One—as a pediatrician. The other—as a parent of a gifted child. To be honest, there...

September Back-To-School Suggestions

September Back-To-School Suggestions By Wenda Sheard SENG’s vision is a world where gifted, talented, and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. How can parents best support their gifted,...

Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce: Part 2

Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce: Part 2 Authors: Lori Comallie-Caplan, L.M.S.W. and Marc A. Caplan, Ph.D. Citation: Online since October 2011 Over the last 27 years, I have had the opportunity to serve families and children pre- and post- divorce in a...

GT Kids and Behavior: Seven Strategies to Help Kids (and Parents) Cope

GT Kids and Behavior: Seven Strategies to Help Kids (and Parents) Cope Author: Christine Fonseca Citation: Online since October 2011 Gifted kids are a unique and challenging group – for teachers and for parents. They view the world through an entirely unique lens, one...

A Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday Season

A Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday Season Author: Vidisha Patel Citation: First published in the SENGVine, November 2011 Happy Holidays! Fall usually means cooler weather, sweatshirts, jackets, crisp apples, and changing colors in nature. Fall also brings on the holiday...

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