Registration Deadlinefor Book Talk Group for Parents of Gifted and Talented Children

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What:             Guided Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted Children, Tweens and Teens (6 session series)


When:             Tuesdays, January 8 – February 12

                        7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Facilitator:     Sharon Collins, Gifted Ed. Specialist, SMPG Certified Facilitator:   goingifted@gmail.com

Cost:  $200.00 (Covers A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and 6 SENG Model sessions for one or two parents/significant adults and all printed materials.)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, December 31, 2012 (Space is limited!)

Session Topics:

  1. Characteristics and Identification of the Gifted

  2. Communication and Relationships (family, friends, peers)

  3. Motivation, Underachievement and Breaking Traditions

  4. Discipline and Self-Management

  5. Intensity, Perfectionism, Idealism, Unhappiness and Depression

  6. Complexities of Successful Parenting


  • Establish an environment in which parents of talented children can receive support, guidance and professional advice through discussion with other parents and trained leaders

  • Develop parenting skills to nurture the self-concept and emotional development of talented children and their families

What Past Participants Have Said:

  • “The class and book have been a lifesaver! I can’t say enough about them!”

  • “I do not feel as alone now.”

  • “I came to this class a little nervous and wondering what I would learn, just like everyone else.  I’m leaving knowing that I have made some good friendships and have gained a lot of knowledge about myself, my child and how he perceives the world.”


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