SENG Parent Groups
What Is A SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG)?
SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs) are structured to bring together 10-16 interested parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships. The co-facilitators of the group, though they are knowledgeable about parenting and about educating gifted/talented children, do not attempt to give expert advice to families. Instead their facilitation provides a nonjudgmental and nurturing atmosphere. The parents of high-ability children are themselves a rich resource for information, and participants get fresh ideas from other parents. The group discussions are also based around the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James Webb. The book is included in the registration price.
- Discuss social and emotional support for our gifted children
- Share ideas and support other parents
- Each class is 6 sessions long and runs between 1.5 to 2 hours per session
- Unless otherwise noted, classes will be held in our high school libraries
- Participants will be expected to read sections of the book, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, before most of the sessions as this will provide background on our discussion topics
- Discussions will follow group norms and emphasize respect and support for all participants
- Children are not permitted to attend these classes. Parents will have to find child care during these groups
- Pays for our facilitators, the book, and administrative costs
- $60 for a spouse to attend, if you are sharing a book
2020 Spring Parent Group - TBA
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.