Parenting Tools for Navigating Intensity
How parents of intense – often gifted or 2e – children can consistently and
compassionately get a hold of themselves in the midst of emotional storms.
All children are amazing. Does your particular amazing child come with amazing intensities and speeds of reactivity? Do you?
If so, you have lived through many concentrated moments of life that were generated by everything going on in these children’s systems – and yours. It makes it very hard on us parents to get a hold of ourselves – at all, let alone consistently and compassionately.
And yet, that’s what they most need from us – to be nonplussed by their current electrical storm.
Sheryl will be sharing a few power tools you can use in any situation for getting a hold of yourself consistently and compassionately, even before you consciously think to take a breath. Sheryl will be explaining steps for putting the tools into action, answering your questions, and helping make this the connected safe haven for us often-isolated-parents to melt into not being alone on this journey.
Every gifted person has unique needs and traits. SENG works to create a world where giftedness is better understood.
Education of health professionals and educators on giftedness is crucial. Our goal is to help them better understand and serve the gifted individuals they work with, and help gifted individuals and their families accept themselves and feel less broken. SENG offers continuing education courses, online webinars and support groups, and library of articles to provide education to all who are affected by giftedness.
SENG also connects gifted individuals and families with a community that understands them and their experiences. Gifted adults and children and the parents of gifted children often feel isolated and misunderstood, which can have drastic effects on mental and emotional well-being. Through our SENG Model Parent Groups, annual conference with children’s program, mental health professionals listing, and online SENG Connect support groups, SENG fosters community where gifted individuals and their families find belonging.