We are working on setting up a few 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. 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?
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 here, or 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.