Parenting Your Gifted Child–Begins August 11

SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) – A guided discussion group for parents/caregivers of gifted/highly capable or twice exceptional children.

You are invited to join a discussion group with other parents of gifted kids:

Join this weekly opportunity to share ideas, strategies and support in a relaxed setting, guided by SENG- trained facilitators. Through the valuable insights of the other parents and reading the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, you will learn more about giftedness, discuss the challenges of parenting, and share strategies for supporting our gifted children while enhancing family relationships. SMPGs are not therapy sessions; however, participants often find the sessions to be therapeutic, empowering and comforting. Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of gifted children
  • Communication
  • Motivation, enthusiasm & underachievement
  • Establishing discipline and teaching self management
  • Intensity, perfectionism & stress
  • Idealism, unhappiness & depression
  • Acquaintances, friends, & peers
  • Only children & siblings
  • Values, traditions & uniqueness
  • Complexities of successful parenting

When: Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 11 to Sept. 29, 2015 (eight session series)

Where: 21500 Cypress Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036 (A Journey School)

Who: Sponsored by the Northwest Gifted Child Association ( Co-facilitated by Sue Wilson-Schmitz & Denise Anderson, Certified SMPG facilitators and parents of gifted children

Contact: Sue Wilson-Schmitz at

About SENG: SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually:

Cost: $140.00 – Covers the cost of the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb, PhD; materials; and one or two parent/caregiver registrations for eight facilitated sessions. Needs-based scholarships available.

Registration: Register early: class size is limited to 20 participants (minimum eight). Register online at

What past participants have said:

“This has been a great life saving class. It has been great knowing that I am not alone in the difficulties we have.”

“Helpful to have ideas in hand to implement when needed! Great to know that we are not ‘the only ones.'” “Motivating my child to do homework and chores is now easier because of this group.”

“It has given me more tools to draw from in spur-of-the-moment decisions and interactions with the kids. I would recommend for any parent.”