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SENGChat - Tales of Giftedness: Stories We've Never Shared

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SENGChat - Tales of Giftedness: Stories We've Never Shared
SENGChat - Tales of Giftedness: Stories We've Never Shared

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May 23, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Online Discussion

About The Event

Back in the nineties during the Hollingworth Conferences about the Highly Gifted, we--the organizers of those conferences--began sharing publicly the stories families had shared with us over the years about their children's (or their own) life experiences that did not fit within our culture's rational-materialist paradigm. The more we shared, the more parents began to tell their own and their children's stories that they had not spoken of publicly before. In Michael Piechowski's book "Mellow Out," They Say--If Only I Could he devotes Part Six to a discussion of Emotional and Spiritual Giftedness, and includes many stories that challenge the rational-materialist paradigm that is still the dominant world-view. This chat will be an opportunity to share stories and experiences that have not always been well-received in the larger world. I would add that the times are a-changin!

About the Presenter:

Stephanie S. Tolan is a   playwright and Newbery Honor-winning author (Surviving the Applewhites) of   twenty-seven books for children and young adults, co-author of Guiding the Gifted Child, and the author of “Is It a Cheetah?” an essay that has been   translated into 40 languages. Tolan   has written and spoken about the social, emotional and spiritual needs of the   gifted for 40 years—much of that writing collected in the book Out of Sync  (Royal Fireworks Press, 2016). Her most recent nonfiction work for adults is Change Your Story, Change Your Life, available through Amazon and Kindle.


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