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Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Parent Groups Forming Soon!

Do you ever wonder if you are doing what is best for your gifted child?

Would you like to meet and talk with other parents who are raising gifted children?

   What:     Guided Discussion & Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Gifted Children

  When:    2015  January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11  (8 Sessions)

  Time:      6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  Where:   Center for Organizational Reform, 1100 West 6th Avenue, Spokane, WA

   To Register, CLICK HERE!

       Comments from Participants of Past Sessions:

"Why does my kid do that?  If your child has you asking that question, this is a great learning opportunity."

"The facilitators do a great job of drawing out everyone in the group so we all have a chance to say what's on our minds."

"Great opportunity to meet like-minded parents in a fun, non-competitive, safe environment."

"I am identifying with others and realizing that no one is alone."

" Very helpful sharing of tips and ideas (some laughs,too) to enrich your child's and your family life."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Susan Stanaway, MA, Gifted Education, 20 years experience working with gifted students, Certified SENG Facilitator

                     Kristin Lehman, parent of gifted children, Certified SENG Facilitator

Cost:    $50.00 (Covers the cost of the book A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by Dr. James Webb, materials,
                  and registration for one or two parents/caregivers.  *Partial Scholarships Available (Call 509-599-4200)

Class size (minimum of 8) is limited to 16 participants 

For more information contact: Deb Johnson at

Session Topics: 

    1. Identification/Characteristics of Gifted Children

     2. Communication and Relationships

     3. Motivation and Underachievement 

     4. Discipline and Self-Management   

     5. Stress, Perfectionism, and Depression

     6. Acquaintances and Peers

     7. Only Children and Siblings                                                                                                                                             

     8. Tradition Breaking/Parent Relationships


Objectives of SENG Model Parent Groups

  1. Establish an environment in which facilitators provide support and guidance, so parents of talented children can interact and learn from each other.
  2. Increase parents’ awareness that talented children and their families have special emotional needs.
  3. Develop parenting skills for nurturing the emotional development of talented children.
  4. Provide parents with materials to enhance understanding of:
  1. Encourage parent involvement in and support of appropriate educational opportunities.