Parent Groups

Three Types of Parent Groups

At TheraThrive, we offer three types of groups: our online homeschooling parent support group, and two types of discussion groups for parents of gifted, intense and highly sensitive children.

We believe that facilitated groups are the best of both worlds, because you have an experienced facilitator and also gain community support as you connect with other parents.

Homeschool Parent Support Group: a weekly drop-in online support group for parents who are educating their children at home.

Are you a parent who has been thrown into homeschooling? Would you like help in just about all aspects home education? Do you need support with tools to help manage having your child at home while you also work from home?

Dr. Grace facilitates this online group, and she has many years of personal homeschooling experience and has helped many families with all aspects of homeschooling. Learn more about our Homeschool Parent Support Group, because this is the group for you. You can join us weekly, or drop in as needed (sessions are 90 minutes). Learn more about the Advanced Parent Discussion Group here.

Advanced Discussion Groups for Parents

Our Advanced Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted Children and Teens is geared towards parents who are familiar with gifted matters and/or have already completed a SENG Model Parent Group. Members of this group with deepen their discussion on parenting issues related to gifted children and teens. A new Advanced Discussion Group will be starting soon. Learn more about the Advanced Parent Discussion Group here.

SENG Model Parent Groups

TheraThrive’s SENG Model Parent Groups are based on the SENG model, which is the most widely used system for parenting gifted children.

We offer small groups that are both informational and practical, where you will learn specific skills and strategies designed to help with the needs of intense, gifted children.

Parent discussion group topics include: gifted traits, peer and social needs, depression, communication skills, motivation and academics, perfectionism, positive discipline, stress, only children and siblings, and successful parenting.

About the lead facilitator: Dr. Grace Malonai is an experienced group leader, she teaches coursework on how to lead groups at the graduate level, and she is a certified SENG Model Parent Group facilitator.

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  • Have you recently discovered that your child is gifted?
  • Are you challenged with parenting a very intense child?
  • Do you feel isolated, or as if no one would understand?
  • Would you like to connect with other parents of gifted children?


When you join a parent group, you can:

  • Get support
  • Make new friends
  • Build community
  • Share and discuss the unique challenges faced by parents of gifted, highly sensitive, and exceptional children

SENG Model Parent Group Topics Include:

  • Characteristics of giftedness
  • Depression (including existential depression)
  • Communication skills
  • Peers and social needs
  • Motivation and academics
  • Positive discipline
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress
  • Only children and siblings
  • Values and traditions
  • Successful parenting