Articles on Spiritual Needs

Have A Happy Holiday – Not An Exasperating One

By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH When the air turns crisp and the leaves glow brightly, our thoughts are captured by all the many fall and winter holidays and celebrations. The holidays traditionally bring with them merriment, joy and peace. Or so the greeting cards...

A Personal Investment

A Personal Investment by Deborah Simon You know those professional driver courses…the ones where you can slalom and drive on two wheels and generally do things that require a helmet and harness? Raise your hand if you wanted to take one. Go ahead, raise the hand, no...

Parenting Gifted Children Through the Holidays

Parenting Gifted Children Through the Holidays by Molly Isaacs-McLeod, JD, LLM Holiday stress. It all begins with Halloween and doesn’t let up until January 1, when the winter doldrums set in (but that is a topic for another day). Holidays can be stressful because we...

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf

100 Words of Wisdom: Evelyn King Metcalf Kahlil Gibran's poem, On Children, frequently comes to my mind when I speak to gifted parents of gifted children: "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and the daughters of a life longing for itself." When I...

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein   In approximately 100 words, experts from around the world offer their perspective on some aspect of giftedness.  Giftedness follows us throughout our lifetime. As parents we work to support the intensities, sensitivities, and...

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...

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...

Touching the Mystery: Spiritually Gifted Children

Touching the Mystery: Spiritually Gifted Children by Joy Navan Annemarie Roeper often commented that many gifted children have a greater sensitivity to and awareness of that which lies beyond what we perceive and know. Dr. Roeper called this the mystery and felt that...

We May All Speak English, but We Don't Always Speak the Same Language

We May All Speak English, But We Don't Always Speak the Same Language By Vidisha Patel When families emigrate to the United States, they come in a myriad of ways. Some families come together, and their intention is to move the entire family to a new place. Others send...

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...

Supporting Spiritual Giftedness

by Deborah Fraser Spiritual giftedness is not as easy to identify as gifts in the sciences or humanities and apart from the Nobel peace prize, there is little in the way of awards or accolades for those whose gifts lie in the spiritual realm. The spiritual dimension...

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