December 23, 2016

SMPG Winter 2017

Parenting Your Gifted Child:

Join SENG Parent Discussion Group facilitators Kim Servia and Filipina Pate, as well as your fellow parents for an in-depth, 10-week study group about supporting the social and emotional needs of your gifted child.  

Parent Discussion Group Starts January 10, 2017.

Based on the SENG Model, A SENG Parent Discussion Group consists of 15-20 interested parents who read a chapter from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by SENG founder, Dr. James T. Webb.  Each week participants meet for 90 minutes to discuss the recommended strategies from the book and share parenting tips with each other.

Group discussion is guided by SENG-trained Parent Group Facilitators.  Facilitators do not provide therapy, but instead focus on establishing a supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere that promotes learning and encourages participation from the group.  

Weekly Discussion Topics
Week 1 Characteristics and Traits of Giftedness                     
Week 2 Communication: The Key to Relationships            
Week 3 Motivation and Underachievement                          
Week 4 Discipline and Self-Management Week 5 Intensity, Perfection, and Stress                              
Week 6 Idealism, Unhappiness and, Depression Week 7 Acquaintances, Peers, and Bullying Week 8 Family Relationships and Sibling Rivalry Week 9 Values, Traditions, and Uniqueness Week 10 Complexities of Successful Parenting
Participants will:
  • Identify the special emotional needs of gifted children and their families.
  • Develop a list of parenting strategies to support your family’s emotional needs.
  • Connect and learn from experienced parents just like you!

Group Facilitators:
Kim Servia, M.A.Ed., GT Specialist, Parent of two gifted children
Vice President, DCAGT (Douglas County Assoc. for Gifted and Talented)
Filipina Pate, Parent of two gifted children
President, Discovery Booster Club, Northridge Elementary School

SENG Parent Model Group is funded and presented by Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT), and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries.
For more information about SENG, see

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