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 either on the Vanderbilt campus or at University School of Nashville. The groups are facilitated by experienced counselors with extensive training in the SENG method of parent discussion groups.
This summer, Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth will offer three different support group opportunities.
Session 1: June 18-20, 9:00-11:45 am; Parenting Gifted Children
Session 2: June 25-27, 9:00-11:45 am; Advanced Topics: Parenting Gifted Children
Session 3: July 8-19 (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday of each week), 9:00-11:45am; Book Study for Parents of Gifted Children
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.