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.

  • Purpose - 

    • Discuss social and emotional support for our gifted children
    • Share ideas and support other parents

     

    Expectations -

    • 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

     

  • Costs -

    • $85
      • Pays for our facilitators, the book, and administrative costs

     

    • $60 for a spouse to attend, if you are sharing a book
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  • 2020 Early Spring Parent Group -

    Dates: 1/8  1/15  1/22  1/29  2/5  &  2/12

    Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.    

    Location: Sandra Day O’Connor High School Library

     

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