Parent Support

SENG Parent Discussion Group (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

SENG is a seven week guided discussion and support group for parents of gifted and talented children lead by trained facilitators. Each week a new topic relevant to raising gifted children will be the focus. The books, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children and Guiding the Gifted Child, provide rich information for discussion. Participants select the book that fits them best. 

Contact Caity Sahimi ( for more information on upcoming parent support.


  • 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.

Session Topics:

  • Introduction and Characteristics

  • Motivation and Discipline

  • Perfectionism and Stress Management

  • Peer Relationships

  • Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression

  • Sibling and Parent Relationships

  • Communication of Feelings