SENG Model Parent Groups

We are working on setting up a couple groups for the Fall of 2022 and Spring 2023. If you are interested in us facilitating one in your area, please let us know. We have certified SMPG Trainers, and would love to start more groups in the Phoenix area. 

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?  

Join a SENG Model Parent Group where  parents of gifted/2e children can speak openly about their concerns and find support from other parents who are having similar experiences. You will also learn to meet your child’s unique social emotional needs through our weekly discussion topics.  

 What is a SMPG? A facilitated discussion group for parents of Gifted/Twice Exceptional (2E) Children based on the book, A Parents Guide to Gifted Children.

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:  

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 



All participants need to purchase and bring the book, A Parent’s Guide to Gifted  Children, by James Webb, et al. You can purchase the book though us hereor you are welcome to find a copy from another source.

A SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) 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.  



    When groups are formed, we will post the registrations on this page with more specific information on each group.




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