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Cavelero Mid High Library 
8220 24th St SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

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Parenting Your Highly Capable Child 

Lake Stevens Parent Group

SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) - A guided discussion group for parents/caregivers of gifted/highly capable or twice exceptional children.

You are invited to join a discussion group with other parents of gifted kids:

Join this weekly opportunity to share ideas, strategies and support in a relaxed setting, guided by trained facilitators. Through the valuable insights of the other parents and reading the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, you will learn more about giftedness, discuss the challenges of parenting, and share strategies for supporting our gifted children while enhancing family relationships. SMPGs are not therapy sessions; however, participants often find the sessions to be therapeutic, empowering and comforting. Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of gifted children
  • Communication
  • Motivation, underachievement & executive function
  • Establishing discipline and teaching self management
  • Stress, perfectionism, idealism & depression
  • Acquaintances, friends, peers & social media
  • Only children & siblings
  • Values, traditions & complexities of successful parenting

Who: Sponsored by the Lake Stevens Challenge our Children parent group and Northwest Gifted Child Association (www.NWGCA.org). Co-facilitated by Denise Anderson & Kristin Wells. Kristin is the Chair of the Lake Stevens Challenge our Children parent group. Denise is a certified SMPG facilitator, has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is the VP of NWGCA. Both Kristin & Denise parent children who have been in the highly capable program in Lake Stevens.

Contact: Kristin Wells at hicapkids@gmail.com.

About SENG: SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually:  www.sengifted.org.

Cost: $100.00 - Covers the cost of the facilitated, 8-session series, course materials, and registration for one or two parents/caregivers. Needs-based scholarships available.

Book: Once you're registered, please contact Kristin (hicapkids@gmail.com) to arrange a time and place to check out your book (A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children) from the Lake Stevens School District.

What past participants have said:

"The class and book have been a lifesaver! I can't say enough good about them and feel that every parent should have the opportunity to be in a gifted parent discussion group!"

"I came into this class a little nervous and wondering what I would learn, just like everyone else. I'm leaving it knowing that I have made some good friendships and have gained a lot of knowledge about myself, my child, and how he perceives the world."

"This has been a great life saving class. It has been great knowing that I am not alone in the difficulties we have."

"Motivating my child to do homework and chores is now easier because of this group."

"This was more helpful than I could have imagined!"