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Navigating Family Life When Gifted Traits Collide

Giftedness comes with intensities, high needs, and special needs. Activities and moments other families take for granted can become a planning nightmare when a gifted child, or two, is involved. Conflicting needs can lead to strained relationships between siblings and parents. How can families manage the various needs giftedness brings to the table, while creating a closer family, and maybe even while having fun? Learn from the GHF Bloggers who have managed to walk this path and come out stronger and happier.

Recent Releases from GHF Press!

Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults
- by Paula Prober
Paula understands the diversity and complexity of minds like yours, explores the challenges faced by gifted adults of all ages, and will help you tap into your inner creativity, find peace, and discover the limitless potential that comes with your Rainforest Mind. Read more.

Micro-Schools: Creating Personalized Learning on a Budget
- by Jade Rivera
A successful micro-school doesn’t require a huge budget or the latest everything. Instead, it requires a passionate individual at the helm. Read more.

Now available in English and Spanish!

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Excerpt: Finding Mentors

from Writing Your Own Script: A Parent's Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development

 

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Adults, young adults, and older youths can be great resources for gifted and 2e children. Many older people are thrilled to pass on their knowledge to the younger generation. Moreover, if their interests are unusual as well, they may be happy to have someone to share them with. Children may prefer practicing relationship skills with an adult who has more maturity, wider experience leading to more social flexibility, and less stringent behavioral expectations. Many adults will have skills or talents that have been long buried under the responsibilities of adulthood; mentoring a young person gives them an opportunity to revisit their lapsed passions.

So, how do you find a mentor?

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 Books for Handling Bullies, Friendships, and Big Emotions

Our Favorite Books for Handling Bullies, Friendships, and Big Emotions

My seven-year-old daughter experienced her first encounter with little girl cliques a few weeks ago at school. Here are a few of the books that she chose to manage her feelings ....

9 history booksTop 9 List: History Books for Your Whole Family to Enjoy

The other day, my youngest exclaimed, “I hate history!” We know history is important. Introduce them to the right books! Avoid the dry texts from high school and
discover fantastic titles that will bring history alive for you and your children.

collegeCollege Admissions for Homeschoolers: Three Inevitable Questions

College planning brings with it admissions applications, essays, and financial aid forms. I decided to pose these questions and concerns directly to admissions officers via an online survey a few weeks ago, and have received responses from over forty admissions professionals. Here's what they said.

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Dear GHF: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Corin Goodwin and Mika Gustavson address common gifted parenting questions in the Dear GHF column, running periodically in our A Word from GHF newsletter.

 

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