Gifted Parenting

The SENG Connect Online Parent Group is a series of online guided discussions about the social and emotional needs of bright, gifted, and talented children and how to parent to meet those needs. Following the tried and true SENG Model, facilitators Joan Larson and Carol Malueg will be facilitating a 6-week parent support group specifically designed to support families with gifted children.

Learn why bright kids are different. Understand how to best communicate with, motivate, discipline, and guide your talented child. Share your successes and concerns in a safe and confidential environment.

The SENG Connect Community will represent a vibrant, active, online network where multi-generational and multi-cultural members of the gifted community can connect and share with each other within the context of SENG’s mission/values.


Dates & Times:

April 10-May 15, 2018
7:30-9:00 pm EST

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About the Facilitators:

Carol Malueg is the mother of 2 gifted daughters, a professional in the field of gifted education, and an active member of several state and national organizations that support gifted kids and their families.  Carol currently serves as President on the state board of directors for the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT), and is a Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).  She is currently employed by the University of St. Thomas as a research project manager for a Javits Grant project focused on improving identification of and services for gifted at-risk students.  Carol also works with the Center for K-12 Guidance as an Independent Educational Consultant in gifted and twice-exceptional education.

Joan Larson is a gifted education specialist with Minnetonka Public Schools in Minnesota. She was an elementary classroom teacher for nine years, and has been a gifted education specialist for twenty-five years. Joan earned her Master’s Degree in Gifted, Creative, and Talented education from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked full-time work with gifted and talented students and their families in a variety of capacities, including program and curriculum development, coaching fellow teachers, and helping families navigate school with their gifted children. She is a Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).


By joining and becoming a part of the SENG Connect Community, active members will have exclusive rights and access to valuable and real-time information on a variety of topics and discussions shared within the Community forum. Insight from thought leaders from chat discussions, peer to peer interactions and discussions from members around the globe, learning and sharing in a facilitator-led discussion group on a topic of importance by its members.