Category Archives: Gifted Adults

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein
January 22, 2014

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein   In approximately 100 words, experts from around the world offer their perspective on some aspect of giftedness.  Giftedness follows us throughout our lifetime. As parents we work to support the intensities, sensitivities, and unique perspective of our children. To be effective, however, we must acknowledge these characteristics in […]
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Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted
October 1, 2013

Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted by Kathleen Casper As I watched one of my very gifted friends almost back his car into another car at the gas station because he wasn’t paying attention, I thought about all the very bright people I know who do dumb things and how lucky we […]
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Take a Chill Pill: Reducing Stress (for Parents or Teachers of the Gifted)
April 18, 2013

Take a Chill Pill: Reducing Stress (for Parents or Teachers of the Gifted) By Marc Caplan  I struggled for quite some time, after I was assigned the topic of stress reduction, trying to formulate what it was I was going to say to you about stress, and, more importantly, coping with it. Generally, I’m not […]
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100 Words of Wisdom: Joy Navan
January 23, 2013

100 Words of Wisdom: Joy Navan   We did not hear the word gifted as a child. We thought we were odd. Even as we age, it is difficult to say aloud, “I am a gifted adult.” We realize the differences in our reasoning, but mostly in our feelings. When loved ones hurt, we feel […]
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This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders
December 18, 2012

This Holiday Season Consider the Hospital Experience of Gifted Elders By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD MPH As we in the gifted field – parents, educators, clinicians – work to improve medical professionals’ support and understanding of gifted children, we must be sure not to overlook the needs of our gifted elders. Gifted children become gifted adults. Gifted […]
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Growing Old Gifted
January 18, 2012

Growing Old Gifted Author: Annemarie Roeper Citation: The following excerpt from The “I” of the Beholder: A Guided Journey to the Essence of a Child, by Annemarie Roeper with Ann Higgins, is reprinted by permission of Great Potential Press. Reprinted in the SENGVine, Gifted Adults edition, January 2012.   Much has been said, written, and researched about […]
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The Self-Education of Gifted Adults


The Self-Education of Gifted Adults Author: Lisa Rivero Citation: First published in the SENGVine, Gifted Adult edition, January 2012 “Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are and then make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone […]
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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree: Gifted Parents Parenting Gifted Children


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree:  Gifted Parents Parenting Gifted Children Author: Lori Comallie-Caplan Citation: First published in the SENGVine, Gifted Adult edition, January 2012 Facilitating SENG Model Parent Groups has provided me with unquestionable evidence that gifted kids come from gifted parents. What is surprising, is that parents are often unaware of […]
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Dear SENG: Gifted Adults, A Personal Experience


Dear SENG: “Gifted Adults” – A Personal Experience Author: Helen Prince Citation: First published in the SENGVine, Gifted Adult edition, January 2012 Recently, I was surfing on the Internet in search of an article about adult giftedness and came across “Gifted Adults” on the SENG website. As I was reading the article, a surge of […]
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Discovering the Gifted Ex-Child
September 14, 2011

Discovering the Gifted Ex-Child Abstract Most of the attention given to the gifted over the years has been devoted to gifted children, a population identified by unusual mental processing that sets them apart from the norms. Gifted adults, however, are recognized in our society solely by their achievements. The innate qualities of mind that are […]
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