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

Homeschool a Foreign Language or Two with FluentU

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by Carissa Leventis-Cox Learned Seven Languages, but Mastered None In my academic life, I have learned Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Italian, and French (in addition to English), but unfortunately I do not keep up with any of my foreign languages. I have forgotten most through disuse or never learned them … Continue reading

Eight Great (and Affordable) Resources for Kids who Love Art

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What used to be our dining table is now covered with pieces of paper, colored pencils, crayons, scissors and glue. Sound familiar? My kids love to draw. They color during breakfast, sketch through lunch, and pre-dinner requests to clean up their artwork are met with resistance. Though I must admit … 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

Life Credit versus High School Credit: Total Immersion in Study Abroad

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by Laura McKinney The Life Cycle of a Public School Student I am a product of the public school system—and I do mean “product.” But I do not mean this in a necessarily negative way. Our system was designed for the industrial age when students were prepared to be workers in a factory … Continue reading

Discovering the Depth and Breadth of Giftedness

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  The breadth and depth of giftedness is often overlooked by those who equate it with high scores and academic achievement. But the variety of learning preferences and high likelihood of asynchrony or multiple diagnoses means that one-size-fits-all gifted education programs do not adequately cover the needs of these kids. In … Continue reading