Thursdays March 5 to April 30, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
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Terrace Park Elementary School Library 
5409 228th St SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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Parenting Your Highly Capable Child Discussion Group - Mountlake Terrace 

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

You are invited to join a discussion group with other parents of highly capable 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
  • Intensity, perfectionism, stress, idealism & depression
  • Acquaintances, friends, peers & social media
  • Only children & siblings
  • Values, traditions & complexities of successful parenting

Who: Sponsored by the Edmonds Challenge Parents Association (www.challengeparents.org) and the Northwest Gifted Child Association (www.NWGCA.org). Co-facilitated by Denise Anderson & Valerie Rosman. Denise and Valerie are certified SMPG facilitators and parent gifted children. Denise has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is the VP of NWGCA.

Contact: Denise Anderson at deniselanderson@comcast.net

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: $120.00 - Covers the cost of the facilitated, 8-session series; the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, PhD; materials; and registration for one or two parents/caregivers.  Needs-based scholarships available. Contact Denise at deniselanderson@comcast.net for scholarship information.

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!"