Parent Support Groups
Raising gifted children can be exciting, rewarding, … and overwhelming. Their social and emotional needs and cognitive timetables are often wildly out of synch with their peers. It can be difficult to find other parents who understand the particular joys and frustrations posed by these developmental differences.
Parent support groups offer parents the opportunity to connect with other parents of gifted children and learn about the following topics:
- Teaching Self-Management
- Intensity and Perfectionism
- Communication of Feelings
- Peer Relationships
- Family Relationships
- Establishing Discipline
Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers support group opportunities throughout the year. The meetings are held on Vanderbilt’s campus. The groups are facilitated by experienced counselors and psychologists with extensive training and knowledge of the needs of gifted children.
Spring 2014 Parent Groups
Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers parent support groups for parents to engage and learn more about how to support and nurture their exceptional child. Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth will offer two parent groups in conjunction with Spring SAVY. However, parents need not have a student enrolled in SAVY to participate in either of the parent groups. Parents of students of all ages are welcome to enroll and participate.
Parenting Gifted Children: One of our parent groups will follow the book Parenting Gifted Children, produced by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). This group is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage and learn more about how to support and nurture their exceptional child.
Gifted through the Lifespan: Our second parent group will include an opportunity to engage and learn more about how to support and nurture their exceptional child as they develop from youth to young adulthood.
Meeting Dates & Time (Both Groups) : February 15th, February 22nd, March 1st, and March 8th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
If you are interested in joining a parent support group or hosting a parent support group in your area, please complete and return a registration form or contact us at 615.322.8261.