SENG Model Parent Group

Calling All Parents!

Join SENG Parent Support Group facilitators Filipina Pate and Kim Servia, as well as your fellow parents for an in-depth, 8-week study group discussion about supporting the social and emotional needs of your gifted child.

The next Parent Support Group Starts September 29, 2016.
Click here to register.

Based on the SENG Model, a SENG Model Parent Group consists of 15-20 interested parents who read a chapter from A Parent’s Guide to Raising Gifted Children by SENG founder, Jim Webb, and meet every week for 90 minutes to discuss the recommended strategies from the book and share parenting tips with each other.

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

Weekly Discussion Topics
Week 1 Characteristics and Traits of Giftedness
Week 2 Communication and Emotional Intelligence
Week 3 Motivation and Underachievement
Week 4 Discipline and Self-Management
Week 5 Stress and Depression
Week 6 Acquaintances, Peers, and Bullying
Week 7 Family Relationships and Sibling Rivalry
Week 8 Choosing Your Family Traditions and Next Steps

As a participant, you 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.
- Learn how to be a better advocate for your gifted family.
- Connect and learn from experienced parents just like you!

Who should attend?

Any parents with gifted, or potentially gifted, children are welcome to attend. It is best if two adults involved in the child's life come each week. This can include aunts, uncles, grandparents. Support comes in all numbers, so please feel welcome if only one family member can attend.

How much does the training cost and what is included?

$40 per person. Cost includes:
  • Weekly handouts and basic office supplies
  • Free access to lending library
This group will be limited to 15-20 participants. If there are more interested people than space allows, registrants will be added to a waitlist for future groups. If we have fewer than six families register, we will have to cancel because of the difficulty of maintaining momentum in discussions with such a small group. If cancellation happens, your cost will be refunded.

When and where does the group meet?

The group will meet every Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first meeting is on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 and continues every Thursday until the last meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Please commit to participating for the entire 8 weeks.

Meetings will be held at Northridge Elementary, 555 Southpark Road, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126. Click here to view a map

Who are the facilitators?
Filipina Pate
, Parent of two gifted kids and President, DBC
Kim Servia, M.A.Ed., GT Specialist, SENG SMPG Facilitator, and Vice President, DCAGT 

Registration Fee: $40 per parent.
To register, please complete the online registration form and mail a check for $40 (made payable to DBC) by Thursday, September 15, 2016 to: 

Discovery Booster Club 
c/o Northridge Elementary
555 Southpark Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants who submit their payment.

Parents must purchase a copy of "A Parent's Guide to Raising Gifted Children" by Jim Webb and commit to reading Chapter 1 prior to the first session on Thursday, September 29th. Books can be ordered online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble