SENG Community Groups

Formerly known as SENG Model Parent Groups. We are working on setting up a few groups for 2024. If you are interested in us facilitating one in your area, please let us know. We have certified SENG Trainers, and would love to start more groups in the Phoenix area. Current group registrations are listed at the bottom of the page.

Are you challenged by your intense, gifted or twice-exceptional (2e) child? Have you found that most parenting books do not fully address the needs of your unique child?  

SENG Community Groups (formerly SMPG) are in-person or virtual groups for gifted individuals, parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children, or professionals in gifted education. Groups are designed specifically to address some of the unique issues, needs, and challenges faced by diverse gifted communities across the globe. Meetings are run by at least two trained facilitators who will guide you in safe and confidential conversations.

 What is a SENG Community Group? A facilitated discussion group for parents of Gifted/Twice Exceptional (2E) Children based on the one of the SENG approved books. 

What is SENG?  Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a nonprofit, International organization that empowers families and communities to guide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional individuals to reach their goals intellectually,  physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually since 1981. 

Topics of focus may include:  

Characteristics of Gifted children  

Twice Exceptionality (2E) and Disabilities 

Communication and Relationships  

Motivation and Underachievement  

Discipline and Self-Management

Intensity, Perfectionism, Stress, Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression  

Acquaintances, Friends, Peers, Siblings and Only Children  

Values, Traditions, and Uniqueness 



We are now able to choose from a list of books to center our group around. We will be providing the link here shortly.

A SENG Community Group involves 1-3 co-facilitators, together with 10-20 parents of gifted and talented children. Although co-facilitators are knowledgeable about parenting and educating gifted children, they are not there to give expert advice but provide a non-judgmental, safe and nurturing environment for participants to share and exchange information.

    About Us:  Adam Laningham, author of Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, and other books, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Adam was recognized as the 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools in multiple grade levels, created and facilitated numerous gifted programs, and also served as a district gifted services manager coordinating programs for over 6000 gifted students.

    Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented for many years and is currently the President Elect of SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted). As founder and owner of Bright Child AZ, Adam is an international speaker, consultant, and gifted advocate. He has vast experience supporting gifted children and their families and is a certified SENG Model Parent Group facilitator.  


    Our Fall Group at Norterra Canyon. Powerful discussions, great parenting tips, and a lot of fun making connections! These groups are invaluable to adding tools to your parenting tool kit!

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