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SENG / Family Book Study Groups

Welcome to the SENG/Family Book Study Groups page.  This year there will be 4 different book studies to select from.  These book studies will be facilitated by GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors.  

Jeffco’s GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors (GT SELCS) will be holding monthly parent book clubs/family book study groups for the 2020-21 school year. These groups provide an opportunity for families to learn about their GT child(ren) and to connect with other parents/families who understand the unique joys and challenges of raising GT kids. All groups will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no cost to these sessions, but families are responsible for buying the relevant book for each session, and must sign up below! Parents/family members may register for more than 1 session, as each session is offered at a different day/time, but families are expected to purchase the appropriate book for each session.

Once registered, families will receive a link to join the sessions virtually. Please do not forward this link to others who are not registered. You may encourage other families to register, but we will only allow those registered into the sessions. There have been issues with people disrupting meetings throughout the country, and we want to ensure a safe and productive atmosphere for all!

Click here for the dates available and what will be discussed in each chapter of the book.

Please click the  GT Family Book Study Groups Sign Up to make your book study selection(s).


Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

A practical and compassionate book that explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parenting strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.

 Click here for the dates available and what will be discussed in each chapter of the book.

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids


Make Your Worrier a Warrior

“Parents can team up with their children or teens to help them do the most courageous thing they will ever have to do: conquer their Worry Monster. Make Your Worrier a Warrior provides useful and comforting methods that parents can use to help their children create an anxiety-reducing "toolbox" to carry with them wherever they go. In building this foundation for their children, parents might even find that these strategies will work just as effectively to manage their own anxieties.”

Session 1: Presentation

Make Your Worrier a Warrior


A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

This book dedicated to helping parents understand the depth and complexity of their gifted child. With practical parenting strategies woven in throughout, this is a deep dive into a multitude of topics relevant to our gifted learners.

Week 2 Presentation

Week 3 Presentation

Week 4 Presentation

Week 5 Presentation

Week 6 Presentation

Week 7 Presentation

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children


Understanding Your Gifted Child, From the Inside Out

Join the Jeffco GT Social/Emotional Learning Counselors Julio Ocana and Laurie Perea along with other parents in your community, once a month, for a year-long book group. This group will offer dual language lessons in English and Spanish and we will be using “Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out” by James Delisle. We will work to deeply understand the unique social and emotional needs of your gifted child.

Únase con los consejeros de aprendizaje social y emocional de Jeffco GT, Julio Ocana y Laurie Perea, junto con otros padres en su comunidad, una vez al mes, para unirse con el grupo de padres por un año. Este grupo ofrecerá lecciones de dos idiomas en inglés y español y usaremos el libro: “Comprendiendo a su hijo superdotado desde adentro hacia afuera” de James Delisle. Trabajaremos para comprender profundamente las necesidades sociales y emocionales de su hijo superdotado.

Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out

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