Parenting Your Gifted Child: 

10-week SENG Model Parent Groups dedicated to supporting YOU

Why a Parent Discussion Group?

Parents of gifted children frequently feel isolated from support. They experience an unsettling dissonance between the child-rearing practices recommended for average children and the reality of the child in their midst. The very strengths and characteristics of gifted children often result in associated problems, particularly in social and emotional areas. (Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model, 2nd Edition)

Our groups provide a safe and supportive environment to freely discuss your child’s development and parenting challenges. You will connect with other parents, increase your awareness of your child’s unique needs, learn strategies for successful parenting, and expand your resources. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Your child does not need to have been formally identified as gifted.

Weekly topics include:

  • Characteristics of Gifted Children
  • Communication
  •  Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement
  •  Discipline and Self-Management
  • Intensity, Perfectionism and Stress
  • Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression
  •  Acquaintances, Friends, and Peers
  • Siblings and Only Children
  • Values, Traditions, and Uniqueness
  •  Complexities of Successful Parenting

 

About the facilitators

Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Bloom Pediatrics, a private OT, speech, and physical therapy practice in West Los Angeles (www.bloompediatrics.com). For more than 17 years, Adriane has worked with children who are gifted or twice exceptional. Along with Edina Perng Yee, she and Kasi co-founded the Westside of Los Angeles Gifted Group. Adriane is the mother of four children, ages 13, 11, 8, and 2 years old, three of whom have been identified as highly to profoundly gifted.

Kasi Peters, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who has worked with a wide variety of children since 2002. Kasi’s passion for understanding the social-emotional and academic needs of the gifted began upon meeting her husband 21 years ago. She spends much of her time researching and reading about the needs of gifted children and their families. Kasi has two children ages 11 and 7, both of whom have been identified as highly to profoundly gifted. 

 

Upcoming Groups

  • Mondays, 7-8:30pmJanuary 23-April 4, 2017
  • Thursdays, 9-10:30am, January 19-March 30, 2017                                                

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