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Encouragement Parenting is the parent education Division of Gruener Consulting, which has nurtured the enlightenment and empowerment of parents through experiential trainings, workshops, seminars, and online classes since 2011. 


Catherine expertly guides and teaches parents how to discover their strengths, open new doors to possibilities, while learning valuable life skills, as they find more clarity, feel more connected, creating more fulfilling, more loving relationships with their children and families.

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Catherine Gruener, M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC, PDTC 

Author of Parenting Young Gifted Children What to Expect When You Have the Unexpected


As Seen at The Davidson Institute, Chicago Gifted Community Center, Illinois Association for Gifted Children, Quest Academy, The Science and Arts Academy, The Avery Coonley School, Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted, Parents of Gifted Education, Community Organization for Gifted Children


Catherine combines her knowledge from 2 masters degrees, one in neuropsychology and second in clinical counseling, 25 years of experience in mental health, certifications in Positive Discipline, trainings from the Yale Parent Center in Parent Management, and research on the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted children, as a licensed and nationally certified clinical professional counselor and parent educator, to provide you transformative trainings on Parenting Your Gifted Child.

You've Come to the Right Place 

if you want to Create

More Loving, More Fulfilling,

More Connected Relationships with your Gifted Children

Read Stories of courage and triumph as 50 women including Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, Mallika Chopra, Pat Sampson, Cordelia Gaffer, Catherine Gruener and so many more. share their triumphs, tribulations, and lessons learned.

Parenting Young Gifted Children

What to Expect When you Have the Unexpected

Social & Emotional Issues and Parenting Strategies for Parents of Young Gifted Children

by Catherine Gruener

About the Book

Parenting a young gifted child can be challenging. What seems like blessings in any child can become problematic in the intense and asynchronous gifted child. Without knowledge of social and emotional issues of gifted children, adults can misinterpret common gifted traits and behaviors as flaws or pathology to be diagnosed and “cured.” Parenting Young Gifted Children provides readers with practical information about young gifted children (behaviors, traits, and characteristics), along with research backed parenting theories, approaches, and tools. This edition includes a bonus section with information and strategies for emotional intensities. Combining current research with hands-on examples, this book offers readers insight, understanding, clarifications, and strategies for parenting young gifted children.

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