Online Parent Discussion Group

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

If registration is full/closed, or you are interested in joining a group that meets at a different time, please click here to complete an interest form.

When

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT
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Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM PDT

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Where

This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Denise Anderson 
deniselanderson@comcast.net 

Karen Thornton
karenthornton@gmail.com 

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. These parent groups are not therapy sessions; however, participants often find the sessions to be therapeutic, empowering and comforting. Topics include:

  • Characteristics of gifted children
  • Communication
  • Motivation, underachievement & executive function
  • Establishing discipline/teaching self-management
  • Stress, perfectionism, idealism & depression
  • Acquaintances, friends, peers; only children & siblings
  • Values, traditions & complexities of parenting

The video conferencing tool, Zoom, will be used to facilitate dialogue, and connect with each other live each week. Login details are provided at the time of registration.

Facilitators

This 7-session online series is co-facilitated by Denise Anderson and Karen Thornton. Denise is a certified SMPG facilitator, has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is the Vice President of Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA). Karen is also a certified SMPG facilitator and on the board of NWGCA. Denise and Karen both parent gifted children.

Cost

The cost for the parent group is $95 and covers the cost of the facilitated, 7-session online series, materials, and registration for one or two parents/caregivers. Book to be purchased separately. Needs-based scholarships available.

Book

Group discussion is guided by the book, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. The book can be purchased online through sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About SENG

This parent discussion group follows the model created by Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (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.

What Participants Say

"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 lifesaving 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!"

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. These parent groups are not therapy sessions; however, participants often find the sessions to be therapeutic, empowering and comforting. Topics include:

 

         Characteristics of gifted children

         Communication

         Motivation, underachievement & executive function

         Establishing discipline/teaching self-management

         Stress, perfectionism, idealism & depression

         Acquaintances, friends, peers; only children & siblings

         Values, traditions & complexities of parenting

 

The video conferencing tool, Zoom, will be used to facilitate dialogue, and connect with each other live each week. Login details are provided at the time of registration.

 

Facilitators

This 7-session online series is co-facilitated by Denise Anderson and Karen Thornton. Denise is a certified SMPG facilitator, has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is the Vice President of Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA). Karen is also a certified SMPG facilitator and on the board of NWGCA. Denise and Karen both parent gifted children.

 

Contact

Denise deniselanderson@comcast.net

Karen karenthornton22@gmail.com

 

About SENG

This parent discussion group follows the model created by Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (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

The cost for the parent group is $95 and covers the cost of the facilitated, 7-session online series, materials, and registration for one or two parents/caregivers. Book to be purchased separately. Needs-based scholarships available.

 

Book

Group discussion is guided by the book, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by James T. WebbJanet L. GoreEdward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. The book can be purchased online through sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

What Participants Say

"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 lifesaving 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!