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

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

Gifted Wins: Greek and Roman Mythology

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Nathan participated in the fall semester of GHF Online’s Beyond Percy Jackson: Real Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology Class with Allison Stieger. Recently, he visited the Seattle Art Museum’s Impression Exhibit, where he proceeded to proudly share the entire myth of Bacchus and Ariadne with me, his father, and … Continue reading

Gifted Wins: Intro to Planet Earth

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Brevity is not my strong suit, but some things are worth the effort. GHF Online’s Intro to Planet Earth is one such thing. My son was enrolled in the class this fall. I was nervous, as he’d never taken any academic classes before. He loved it! Ms. Madeline was a … 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

Loving the Unexpected Gifts of Giftedness

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  Life’s challenges often bring unexpected gifts. This certainly holds true when parenting and educating gifted and twice-exceptional kids. Read GHF’s latest blog hop to discover the unexpected joys, kindnesses, and pleasures these unique children bring to our lives. ~~~~~~ 6 Ways Having a Gifted Child Changed My Life ~ … Continue reading

Mom Tested Tips to Enjoy Kids in the Kitchen

My kids love being in the kitchen. They experiment with their own recipes and learn about success and failure. They talk my husband and me into tasting some very questionable-looking creations. After a few less-than-flavorful experiments, I convinced my seven-year-old that cookbooks are not for the weak and recipes are not … Continue reading

Educating Gifted Children: The Many Ways We Approach Their Learning

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  Just as gifted children’s abilities and interests vary widely, so do the educational options that work for each child. Read our latest blog hop to discover the approaches that have worked for gifted and 2e families, and those that haven’t. Look to our bloggers’ suggestions for ways to tweak … Continue reading

Gifted Wins: Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalist

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Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalist We are very proud of Becky and her project, Rhizosphere Inoculant Effects on Seedling Maturity. She’s been named one of the 300 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists! Semifinalists hail from 226 middle schools in 39 states and American Samoa, and represent 127 regional and state science fairs across the U.S. Sixty-one of … Continue reading