The way I see it, GHF has always been about building community and reaching out to others who care about gifted and twice exceptional children. None of us has to be in this alone. This holds true for the parents who make up our base membership as well as for the professionals who are both members of our community and providers for GHF families.
One place that commitment to nurturing community is evidenced is in the pool of bloggers that work with us and create fantastic and supportive content. For several years now, established writers and newbie bloggers alike have collaborated on our popular blog hops . We also share and promote our respective posts among our varied, diverse audiences. Many of our bloggers are or have been homeschoolers; some are even veteran homeschoolers with children now in college. A few are educators or professional, licensed counselors who specialize in giftedness and twice-exceptionality. An increasing number are published authors.
To toast our talent pool at the close of 2014, we invited our international blogging crew to share their most visited blog posts, with an eye to showcasing some of the best—and at times the most provocative—writing about giftedness on the internet. In this roundup, you’ll find a range of styles and approaches, all testament to the authentic voices that GHF helps to nurture and promote across our social media channels.
We hope you’ll take a moment to read each of these contributions, which are loosely grouped by theme. As ever, we remain grateful to each of these bloggers for their work and advocacy, and we look forward to what they bring to our community in 2015. Happy reading!
On Giftedness: Children, Advocacy, and Parenting
- Gifted versus Pushy ~ Homeschooling Hatters (Care Martin)
- The Everyone is Gifted POS, Again ~ Gluten-Free Mum (Kathleen Humble)
- Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster No. 9: Special Education Programs for Gifted Students are Elitist ~ Sprite’s Site (Jo Freitag)
- Meltdown City ~ Through a Stronger Lens (Nicole Linn)
- My Child is Gifted: Do You Think I’m Bragging Now? ~ Crushing Tall Poppies (Celi Trepanier)
- Zero to Sixty: Child Development and Profoundly Gifted Guilt ~ My Little Poppies (Caitlin Curley)
- Momastery: Yours is an Incomplete Truth ~ Laughing at Chaos (Jen Merrill)
- Six Ways ‘Big Hero 6’ Can Help Your Family Talk about Giftedness ~ BobYamtich.com (Bob Yamtich)
- A Study in Hope: BBC Sherlock, Parents, and Gifted/2E Kids ~ RedWhiteGrew.com (Pamela Price)
- Quiz: The Six Types of Gifted Child ~ JadeAnnRivera.com (Jade Rivera)
- Discipline and Your Intense Child ~ Raising Lifelong Learners (Colleen Kessler)
On Giftedness: Adulthood
- Being Gifted in No Way Prepares You For Parenting Gifted Kids ~ Building Wing Span (Susanne Thomas)
- Five Things a Gifted Adult Says ~ Our Life at Home (Stacey Adams)
- Embracing Gifted Me ~ Mommy Bares All (Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag)
- If I’m So Smart Why Am I So Dumb ~ Your Rainforest Mind (Paula Prober)
- When Gifted Overexcitabilities and an Introverted Personality Collide ~ Sceleratus Classical Academy (Anya Warde)
- Grad School: Finally Fitting In ~ Madeline’s Musings (Madeline Goodwin)
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