Articles About the Gifted Community

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...

SENG-Model Parent Support Groups

SENG-Model Parent Support Groups Author Arlene R. DeVries and James T. Webb Citation Copyright 2003, SENG When SENG was first established in 1981, a specific model of a support group for parents of gifted children was developed within SENG by Jim Webb and Betty...

Making the Most of a SENG Conference

Making the Most of a SENG Conference by Jane Hesslein With Seattle’s SENG Summit so close (try that three times fast), it seems like a good time to think about how to get the most out of the experience. I’ve written before about how my own SENG conference attendance...

SENG Model Parent Groups

by Arlene DeVries Many of us who have long had a passion for SENG began our journey through the guided discussion groups for parents of the gifted. Parents of bright children often feel alienated, confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated. These discussion groups become a...

SENG Model Parent Groups

by Shari Hill Many of us with gifted children realize our offspring are a little different early in their development. Often, in sharing these observations with others, we are seen as braggarts, or parents who "push" our kids. Well-meaning relatives suggest firmer...

Giving to SENG

by Nadia Webb One of our daughters recently made and sold finger puppets to raise money for Tsunami victims. It seems so often that the most worthwhile causes are funded on bake sales and shoe strings. SENG often seems like it is only a notch further along, thanks to...

The SENG Conference

by Edward R. Amend SENG has been many places over the years, from its roots at Wright State University, through its time at Kent State University, to its current independent nonprofit status. In that time, SENG Conferences have crossed America. As I began reflecting...

SENG community

by Cheryl Ackerman Who is part of the SENG community? What else might we provide for them? As President of SENG, I often wonder how far our community extends and how our organization touches people in different ways. I never doubt that what SENG does is valuable, that...

Parting Thoughts

Parting Thoughts by Therese Clifford My husband needed a laptop. It was getting tense around here as he sweated through the decision making process. So many variables…so much choice… I finally decided to help him out and turn to the first group of experts I always...

There’s No Place Like Home

by Amy Price Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy, Wizard of Oz Home is safety, security, and family. Home can be a haven where a gifted child or adult is understood, appreciated for who he or she is, and allowed to thrive. A supportive home and...

SENG’s Mission is Timeless

by Wenda Sheard Hello! I enthusiastically joined the SENG Board of Directors in January. Today I offer you snippets of my parenting experiences, and I offer you four excerpts from John Stuart Mill’s 1869 essay On Liberty. I hope Mill’s words, italicized below, will...

Not Your Typical Gifted Conference

by Dina Brulles A sand-castle building contest, Ghost stories on the Queen Mary, “Don Gato”: A mini-operetta…   Seeking moral courage, Exploring possible misdiagnosis and dual diagnoses, Finding friends and fitting in…   This is not your typical gifted conference...it...

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