Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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SENG Parent Group

One day half session on March 7, 2020 from 8:30am – 12:30pm, St. Paul, MN with the chance to sign up a la carte for a series of 6 online sessions at $25 per session.

WHAT: Guided discussion group for families with gifted/talented children

WHEN: Saturday  March 7, 2020 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm (One half day session March 7, 2020 and the chance to sign up ala carte for a series of 6 sessions on line at $25 per one hour session)

WHERE: Just Us located at 275 4th Street East (in the back room) St. Paul, MN 55101 Parking at the Farmer’s Market, Union Depot, or on the street.

CO-FACILITATORS: Joan Larson and Mark Larson

COST: $100 (covers the cost of the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children) Additional sessions are online (Zoom link will be emailed prior to the session) and available ala carte at $25 per session. These will be Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. 

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-emotional-needs-of-gifted-seng-parent-group-tickets-88735463159?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Email [email protected] with questions


  • Establish an environment in which parents of talented children can receive support, guidance, and professional advice through discussion with other parents and trained facilitators. .
  • Develop parenting skills to nurture the self concept and emotional development of talented children and their families.


  1. Social Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG)
    1. What it is
      1. Guidance groups that support parents during child-rearing years
    2. What it is not
      1. Therapy groups
      2. Advocacy groups
  2. Specific Content
    1. What is giftedness
    2. Characteristics of gifted children
    3. Communication
    4. Motivation, enthusiasm and underachievement