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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-girlsParent support groups offer parents the opportunity to connect with other parents of gifted children and learn about the following topics:

  • Identification
  • Motivation
  • Teaching Self-Management
  • Intensity and Perfectionism
  • Depression
  • 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.

Summer 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 Summer 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. These groups are open to new and returning parent group participants.

Parenting Gifted Children: This summer, 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.

This group will be offered twice during Summer 2014, once during SAVY Session 1 (June 9-12) and again during SAVY Session 3 (June 23-26).

Summer SAVY Parent Group Registration Form

Meeting Dates & Time:

Session 1: Monday through Thursday (June 9-12), 9:00am-10:30am

Session 3: Monday through Thursday (June 23-26), 2:00pm-3:30pm

If you are interested in joining a parent support group, please complete and return a registration form or contact us at 615.322.8261.