Articles for Families

Under the Spell of Words

Under the Spell of Words Author: Angela Arenivar, M.A. Citation: First published in the SENGVine, November 2011 Instead of mounting Backstreet Boys posters on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager, I opted to cover my wall with columns of words like “borborygmus” and...

Transitioning Your Gifted Child from School Year to Summer Vacation

Transitioning Your Gifted Child from School Year to Summer Vacation Author By Missy Hand Bedell Citation From The SENG Update. May 2010 Missy Hand Bedell spent six years as a criminal defense attorney before becoming the parent of her first gifted child. In August...

Ask SENG: Parenting Gifted Teens

By Nadia Webb Q: I seem to be in a constant battle with my gifted teenager. Nothing I say or do seems to make a difference. What am I doing wrong? A: Sometimes the gift we give our children is being willing to ask for help in parenting. It is the single most difficult...

Gifted Parenting, An Interview with Vidisha Patel

Gifted Parenting, An Interview with Vidisha Patel Lisa Van Gemert: To what extent are giftedness and behavior connected? Dr. Vidisha Patel: Gifted kids come in such a wide range, and their behaviors are equally wide ranging. I don’t know that there’s an exact...

Taught in the Crossfire

by Lisa Van Gemert Educators have notoriously difficult jobs, and those duties aren’t made easier when a gifted student requires special attention. Working together, teachers and parents can make a difference. This article will show you how to work with your child,...

Book Review: High IQ Kids

Book Review: High IQ Kids Lorel Shea is the gifted education editor for BellaOnline(sm), which provides an encouraging, supportive publishing community for women. Currently, Lorel is a stay-at-home mom and homeschool facilitator in rural New England. She and her...

An interview with James Webb, Ph.D. Grandparents and Gifted Children

by Mike Shaughnessy 1) Jim, I understand that you are doing an on line chat about gifted kids and their grandparents. When will this take place? My Webinar on Grandparents and Gifted children, which is sponsored by SENG (Supporting Emotional needs of Gifted) was held...

Some Do’s and Don’ts For Raising Your Gifted Kids

By Deborah Ruf Parents have usually reached the “We’re desperate!” stage by the time they seek out a person to help them with their gifted child. In fact, although all the background information on IQ scores, gifted programs, and the affective needs of the gifted is...

Finding a School that Fits

by Barbara Probst Like most parents of 2e kids, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and energy making sure your child gets all the "extras" he or she needs at school – whether it’s modification, enrichment, or alternative instruction. At some point, though, you may...

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