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Career planning for gifted kids

July 20, 2009

SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) is a great resource of all things relating to the emotional and social needs of gifted children. Each month a different member of the SENG team describes a personal passion in the realm of social and emotional needs of the gifted.

An article published in the July SENG Update, by Steven Pfeiffer Early Career Planning for Gifted Youth: An All-Too-Often-Neglected Art addresses the issues:

  • When is too early to start talking with your gifted children about career opportunities?
  • What is the importance of balancing abilities and preferences when working with the intellectually gifted?

Click the link to the article to read more. You can also search for many other interesting topics and join their email list for free.

Interested in learning more about the emotional and social needs of your gifted child? SENG Parenting Discussion Groups will begin September 22, 2009. Registration will be available to CGA members starting August 3. Class size is limited, so register early.

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  1. She-Bear permalink
    July 25, 2009 2:39 pm

    My daughter is interested in majoring in economics, so we did two things this month to help her explore that career field.

    First, we took her to a Quarterly Market Update at Fidelity Investments, where they discus the economy and its impact on stock prices. (Free to customers. Go to, click on Contact Us, Attend a Seminar.)

    Then we took a tour of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Normally you have to have 15+ people to book a tour, so I called and asked if the 3 of us could tag along on another tour group. The tour brings the government’s functions to life and offers fascinating factoids. (Did you know the number of checks written has dropped 95% in 9 years? Thank goodness CGA allows us to pay via credit card.) And it’s fun to actually see $1,000,000 or more in a stack of bills. We could even see into the vault.

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