Social and Emotional

Gifted Education
Gifted children often have unique social and emotional needs.

A Gifted Family Vacation Opportunity star
A Gifted family Vacation Opportunity - Registration is now open for the SENG Conference in Orlando, Florida! Guest author Wenda Sheard explains what SENG is all about.

A Letter to My Niece star
A heartfelt letter to my niece on her 15th birthday

Boy Scouts at BellaOnline star
Scouting is one of the best places for a child to be to develop good family and social ties. Scouting provides the opportunity to experience many things the child might not otherwise. Think about joining your local Scout group.

Encouraging Gifted Kids star
How can teachers and parents best nurture and encourage gifted children? Is there a right way and a wrong way to praise?

Gifted and Asynchronous star
Asynchrony: how does it affect gifted children? How do we deal with a child who is extremely precocious in some ways, but more developmentally normal or even delayed in others?

Gifted and Introverted Children star
Introverts are outnumbered in the general population, yet 3 out of 4 exceptionally gifted people are introverts! How do we nurture the gifted introverts in our families?

Gifted Children and Passion Development star
Passion is much more more than merely being good at something. It involves the heart and soul as well as the mind and body.

Gifted Kids and Friendship star
Gifted kids may have unique needs when it comes to friendship and socializing. Here are a few tips on how to help your child find positive peer relationships.

How to Find Gifted Peers star
Here are six great ways to help your child meet other gifted kids. Try one, or try them all!

Mensa and Kids star
What does Mensa, the high IQ society, have to offer gifted children?

My SENG Parenting Group star
Guest author Christine McNeil Montano lives in Connecticut USA with her husband and homeschooled sons, ages 12 and nine. She is a volunteer with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and also a writer, book reviewer, and amateur photographer. Christine can be found at her blog, The Thinking Mother.

National Parenting Gifted Children Week star
This week is National Parenting Gifted Children Week. Be an advocate, or just celebrate the unique joys associated with parenting such amazing and enigmatic children!

SeaWorld with Gifted Kids star
What does SeaWorld have to offer gifted children? We found plenty of ways to occupy our inquisitive kids at SeaWorld Orlando.

Seven Steps to Overcoming Overwhelm star
Sharon Barnes MSSW, LCSW counsels gifted and creative individuals and helps them to achieve their goals. This article outlines how gifted adults can turn around overwhelming feelings and decrease stress. These key lessons may be applied to gifted kids as well!

Sleepless Gifted Children star
Is your gifted child keeping you up at night? You are not alone!

Social Clubs for Smart Kids star
Is your gifted child having trouble connecting with other smart kids? You might want to consider starting an interest based club!

The Basics of Asynchronous Development star
Asynchronous development is a common quality among gifted individuals. As the name implies, events are not occurring all at the same time as the child develops. Learn more about what happens when chronological, intellectual, social and physical age do not match.

Thoughts on Friendship star
Wenda Sheard, President of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) shares her observations on gifted children and friendships. This piece was originally printed in the SENG Update in February 2008. You may subscribe to the SENG Update by following the link at the end of the article.

Volunteering for Gifted Kids star
Does your gifted child want to save the whales, read to underprivileged children, or cook up a storm in the local soup kitchen? Volunteering is a win-win situation that can be very rewarding for everyone concerned.

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