The SENG Model Parent Groups (MSPG) provide a way for parents and guardians of gifted children to support each other and share ideas for supporting your gifted children. Through a series of guided discussions by trained SENG facilitators, you will learn about the social-emotional needs of gifted and talented children, with practical strategies for improving communication, motivation, and guiding your child. Come share successes and concerns in a safe and confidential environment. Each week, discussion will be focused on topics relevant to parenting gifted children. Participants will read and discuss A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Students by Dr. James T. Web, et al. with additional reading and handouts personalized to individual participant needs.
- Interact and learn from other parents of GT students.
- Acknowledge that families with GT students have special needs.
- Increase skills for nurturing your GT students.
- Become acquainted with materials and opportunities available to support GT students.
- Encourage parental involvement i parenting with schools for the needs of GT students.
Interested in learning more about SENG or SENG Model Parent Groups? Please contact Wendi Schirvar, PhD, NCSP – Legislative Liaison MCGT, MN Liaison and Midwest Regional Coordinator SENG, SENG SMPG Certified Facilitator – at [email protected]
August 20th, 2019 – Model Parent Group (SMPG) Facilitator Training, 8:00am to 6:00pm, plus two-hour online follow-up, day and time time TBD
Oak Hills Elementary, 8640 165th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044 Media Center
- SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs) are structured to bring together 10-20 interested parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships.
The co-facilitators of the group, though they are knowledgeable about parenting and about educating gifted/talented children, do not attempt to give expert advice to families. Instead their facilitation provides a nonjudgmental and nurturing atmosphere. The parents of high-ability children are themselves a rich resource for information, and participants get fresh ideas from other parents and from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, the book around which the sessions are organized. Groups meet weekly for 6 to 8 weeks.
Facilitator Training Includes:
• Objectives of SENG Model Parent Groups
• Characteristics of parents in SMPGs
• The role of SMPG Facilitators
• Group facilitation techniques
• Content learning session topic areas: characteristics, motivation, discipline, stress management, peer relations and sibling rivalry, and traditional breaking
• Practice of facilitation techniques
• Potential problems and solutions in SMPGs
• How to organize a local SMPG
$375 per person includes certification, one-year SENG membership, books, and materials
Questions? Contact Carol Malueg at [email protected]