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CGCC SMPG Discussion Series: SENG Model Parent Group

  • September 28, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • 8 sessions
  • September 28, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • October 05, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • October 12, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • October 19, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • October 26, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • November 02, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • November 09, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CST)
  • November 16, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CST)
  • Zoom


A Condensed 8-week Discussion Series  for Parents of Gifted Children of all ages with facilitators: 

Katherine Peterson and Aileen Kelleher, LCSW* 

What inspires and motivates your gifted child is qualitatively individual, and the subject of much concern for parents. Holistic understanding of this fact and framing your child’s gifted qualities including intensity, sensitivity, perfectionism, underachievement (and so many others!) can help improve your connection with your child, come closer to their needs, and your hopes as a family.

Please join us for a series of facilitated discussions based on the work of notable gifted advocates.  In these discussions we build community, help the isolation of parenting a gifted child, disentangle common myths about the gifted experience, and support your family to identify your unique path to parenting.  Together we learn how to support and understand the qualitatively different trajectory of the gifted journey.  

SMPG will meet Wednesdays, September 28 - November 16, 2022 from

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, via Zoom .

$80 for members, $120 for non-members, a sliding scale available (contact us for details).

Registrants separately need to purchase the book, "A Parents Guide to Gifted Children," available where books are sold including  Barnes and NobleAmazon, and AbeBooks.

Still have questions? Attend one of the following no-cost, no-obligation information sessions via Zoom:

Wednesday, August 31, Noon Registration

Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 pm Registration

Note: You may register for SMPG without attending an information session.

*Katherine Peterson is the parent of two 2-E adult children, a SMPG Facilitator since 2011, and a CGCC Board Member.  Aileen Kelleher, LCSW is a therapist for gifted children and families, and a Professional Member of CGCC Professional.  Together they bring a passionate concern about improving our gifted family lives through personal development, deep self-care, and greater understanding of our gifted selves.

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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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