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Parenting your gifted Child

By Posted in - Random on March 13th, 2014 0 Comments gifted students in orlando central florida

Parenting a gifted child can present special rewards and challenges. Perhaps your child…

  • is unusually intense and sensitive
  • has a high energy level; may seem scattered and disorganized
  • has very high expectations of self/others
  • can be argumentative or perfectionistic
  • has trouble finding friends his own age
  • is a rapid, curious, innovative learner who may be disruptive or bored in school
  • has an intellectual level far beyond her emotional level
  • has learning disabilities in addition to being gifted

You are invited to join a discussion group with other parents of gifted kids. SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Model Parent Support Groups offer parents an opportunity to share ideas, strategies and support in a relaxed setting, guided by SENG-trained facilitators. We emphasize positive parenting, avoiding power struggles, developing life skills, and enhancing relationships. When: April 2 – May 21 ~ 8 consecutive weekly meetings from 5:00 – 6:30 PM Where: Kindred Counseling Services and Life Lab Offices 202 Lookout Place, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751 Leaders: Matthew Pearce, LCSW and Jill Schaffer, MA, SENG Certified Parent Support Group Facilitators Cost: $35 per 90 min meeting ($280 for the series) per family: Adults only Text: A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James Webb, et al (Available for purchase from Great Potential Press.com) Contact: Matthew Pearce, 407-575-7352 or Jill Schaffer, 407-493-0340 to register.

Pre-registration is required so please call to reserve your space!

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