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2013-SENG-Logo-(35-percent)200x200Gifted children are both a joy and a challenge to raise. Whether gifted or twice exceptional (children who are both gifted and have a learning disability), the innate behaviors and characteristics of giftedness can sometimes be perplexing or look like areas of concern. The ability to learn rapidly may look like impatience, or inattentiveness, high intellectual energy may mimic hyperactivity; a strong need for fairness and justice may look like rigidity, bossiness; highly sensitive children may be seen as immature or be rejected by peers; the need for independence may look like defiance or challenging of authority; creativity may look like nonconformance; high self-standards may look like perfectionism or intolerance; the ability to think quickly may look like impulsiveness; a love of organizing complex games may look like bossiness.

When recognized as aspects of giftedness, these behaviors and traits can be managed in a way that allows children to reach their full social, emotional and academic potential. Gifted children and their families have special emotional needs, and SENG is an organization devoted to the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted

You are invited to participate in a guided discussion group to learn about the social and emotional needs of gifted children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. In a safe, supportive environment, we will discuss topics such as identification, characteristics, communication, family relationships, peer relationships, underachievement, motivation and discipline. For more information on SENG, visit the SENG website. See our current schedule for groups:

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