The Difficulties of Being Gifted

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In the world of misnomers, the term “gifted” ranks high. True, understanding concepts way above one’s age-level or creating insightful works most adults couldn’t dream of can bring deep satisfaction to the gifted child. But what about the isolation? The intensities that drive away potential friends? The difficulty finding people … Continue reading

When Homeschooling Your Gifted Child Becomes a Drag: My Best Tips

Ah, homeschooling! The fun! The togetherness! The freedom! The challenges! The drudgery! The exhaustion! Everyone needs to change up their game once in a while. Try something new. Get outside that comfort zone. Recharge those homeschooling batteries. If homeschooling your gifted child has you in a rut, check out these … Continue reading

Navigating Family Life When Gifted Traits Collide

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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 … Continue reading

Gifted Children and The Role of Mentors

Gifted Children and the Role of Mentors. Gifted children’s highly honed, often quirky interests can quickly outpace a parent’s ability to teach, much less even understand, the concepts. Time to find mentors! Mentors work alongside gifted children, inspiring them, challenging them, and, maybe even more important, validating them. Check out GHF’s latest … Continue reading

Gifted Children: Academic and Career Planning Beyond K-12

Gifted Children: Academic and Career Planning Beyond K-12. Many gifted children take alternative educational paths, often with support and scaffolding all the way. But their need for intellectual challenge and their asynchronous development do not end simply because they’re ready for college or a career. In the the latest GHF Blog Hop, … Continue reading

Gifted Children: The Importance of Finding Intellectual Peers and Community

Gifted Children: The Importance of Finding Intellectual Peers and Community. All kids need friends, but asynchrony exacerbates the challenge of finding a like-minded peer. Intellectual, emotional and developmental differences, societal misperceptions, and more may contribute to a sense of loneliness even in the midst of a group of age peers. Read the … Continue reading

Choosing Extracurricular Activities for Gifted Children with Overexcitabilities in Mind

Choosing Extracurricular Activities for Gifted Children with Overexcitabilities in Mind. Most kids want more than just work, work, work. They want to learn, play, and have fun! Finding the right fit for a gifted or twice-exceptional child can be challenging, since the same asynchronies and other quirks that present a challenge in … Continue reading

Gifted 2E Kids: What Makes Them Twice-Exceptional

Being gifted can be its own challenge, but many gifted kids face additional hurdles which can mask or hamper their potential. Join these twice-exceptional kids and their families as they learn that the challenges that they face are what will help them soar. ~~~~~~ Blessed by our Twice Exceptional Homeschooled … Continue reading

Recognizing Giftedness in Our Children and Ourselves

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Recognizing the giftedness in our children often leads to our seeing the giftedness in ourselves. Follow these stories of parents as they recognize the giftedness in their children and then realize that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. ~~~~~~ 2e in the Family – Loving the Alien in … Continue reading