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CGCC Interested in a Guided Reading Group (SMPG)

  • March 31, 2018
  • Various


  • Anyone interested in participating in a Guided Reading Group should sign up here.

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Please join other parents of gifted children in a

Guided Reading
A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
By Webb, Gore, Amend and DeVries

Meet with a group of parents for 8 consecutive weeks to discuss issues of giftedness in a SENG Model Parent Group. Times and locations to be determined by interest level.

Each week we will read one or two chapters of the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and discuss them as a group in a facilitated discussion format developed by SENG (Social and Emotion Needs of the Gifted).  Additional readings from the gifted press will be provided.  We will cover a variety of topics relevant to raising gifted children, such as maintaining motivation and enthusiasm, avoiding underachievement, coping with intensity, perfectionism, stress, idealism, and depression, making and keeping friends, handling siblings, and more. 

The cost for participation will depend upon the cost of the venue we are able to find, but we hope it will be about $80 for members, $110 for non members. Additionally, each participant will need to acquire a copy of the book, which is readily available online, or directly from the publisher, Great Potential Press.

The guided reading will be facilitated by Newenka DuMont.  Newenka is a certified SENG Model Parent Group master facilitator and the Illinois SENG (Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Liaison.  She has been leading guided reading groups since 2003.  Newenka has been active in the Chicago area in gifted circles for almost 20 years.  She is the current president of the Chicago Gifted Community Center and is on the board of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children.  More importantly, Newenka is the mother of two gifted daughters.

If you are interested in participating or in receiving more information, please email Newenka at  The group size will be limited to 15 people, but we need at least 8 people for meaningful discussion. 

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