SENG for Parents

Understand and meet the unique needs of your gifted child

The gifted person is an ever-developing, complex being with many facets.

Have you ever asked yourself, "What can I do to better understand how my gifted child thinks?" or "What is the best way to positively support my gifted child?"

Would you like to have peers with whom to discuss the intricacies of encouraging higher-level thinking while facing challenges that never seem to be overcome?

Parenting these children has many facets as well. It is exhilarating but some times unnerving, fascinating yet exhausting.

Join a small group of parents for candid discussions on weekly topics related to gifted children. Your facilitators will guide you to a better understanding of your child as you build relationships with other parents while learning from each other.

Learn new strategies that will aid you in nurturing the social and emotional needs of your unique learner. Increase your awareness of the internal composition which your child is trying to balance continuously. Understand how they think and your role in facilitating their balance.

If you are interested in guided discussion sessions but are not in Cabarrus County, please contact one of our facilitators for more information on a program in your area.

Join us on Tuesday evenings at a convenient Cabarrus County location.

Meeting Information:

What: Guided Discussion Group for Parents of the Gifted

(weekly sessions utilizing the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children)

When and Where: Presently we are offering Tuesday sessions . Additional location and dates may be added if enrollment exceeds capacity.

>>> Tuesdays, beginning February 21st and continuing through April 11th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM atPitts School Road Elementary School, 720 Pitts School Road SW; Concord, NC 28027

Cost: A single payment of $25 covers all sessions and the cost of the necessary text.

Payment may be made by check or in cash at your first session.

Series continues for eight consecutive weeks.

PLEASE contact either facilitator at your convenience for more details.

Co-Facilitators are:

*Kris Harlan:

*Bernice Williams:

To register, click on the website below.

Topics for Guided Discussions

1. Characteristics of Gifted Children
2. Communication: The Key to Relationships
3. Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement
4. Discipline and Self-Motivation
5. Intensity, Perfectionism, and Stress
6. Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression
7. Acquaintances. Friends, and Peers
8. Siblings and Only Children
9. Values,Traditions, and Uniqueness
10. Complexities of Successful Parenting

Our local SENG-trained facilitators are: Kris Harlan and Bernice Williams


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

*Establish an environment in which parents of AIG-identified children can receive support, guidance, and advice through discussion with other parents and trained facilitators.

SENG History

SENG provides adults with guidance, information, resources, and a forum to communicate about raising and educating gifted children.

The SENG program began in 1981 to offer support to parents of children who were gifted. Dr. James Webb and Betty Meckstroth, both parents of their own gifted children, saw a need and began leading support groups in the discussion of the special needs of these children. They realized that parents of these youth rarely have access to information on their unique characteristics, behaviors, and concerns.

Over nearly three decades, Dr. Webb and Arlene DeVries have guided the evolution of SENG Model Parent Groups.