A number of families raising and educating their gifted and twice-exceptional children (2e) have begun blogging about their family's experiences. The blogs can range from serious to amusing, educational to emotional, or a combination of any and all of these. The key to reading them is in understanding that each family -- each individual -- each teacher or other professional who works with gifted and 2e kids -- will have a unique experience to share, yet there will be sufficient commonalities that we can learn from each other and (hopefully!) avoid reinventing the wheel. It can be an incredible relief for a family who has chosen an alternative route to educating their gifted or 2e child to discover that there are others like them, that others have faced similar choices and made it through. (You can also stop by and pick up a blog badge for YOUR blog!)
A Blog Hop is a way to discover and follow blogs, as well as promote your own. Every month, we pose a topic, our blogging members discuss it, and we link to their posts. GHF blog hops include bloggers from around the world, all of them committed to articulating the unique concerns, needs, and perspectives of gifted/2e families, especially those who choose alternative educational options for their kids. Check back often for new topics!
GHF's Corin Goodwin and Mika Gustavson have answered questions about gifted and 2e children for over 10 years. They responded to some of the most common questions in our Dear GHF column, which runs periodically in our A Word from GHF newsletter.
Blogs by GHF member kids. Subjects range from education to collections and more
Many issues seem to arise over and over again in the gifted, homeschool, and education communities. In the interest of providing perspective and encouraging discourse, we've put together a collection of links on the pages below which address a number of hot-button topics. We are grateful for the diversity of the GHF community and we understand we won't all agree on everything. Still, in the interest of better understanding each other, we encourage you to not only take a look at the posts you think you will agree with, but to take a moment to read the ones which offer a different perspective.
With all the resources available to homeschool families, finding the ones that best fit our gifted and 2e kids can be daunting. Who better to help than families who have tried, tested, and reviewed the actual resources with their own kids? GHF has put together a list of reviews from real gifted and 2e families, so that you can find the resources that work for you.
Experiencing the real world, visiting favorite museums, and engaging with passionate people enrich the homeschool life. Are you looking for your next unique experience? Perhaps you're traveling and would like to discover cool places along your route, or you're concerned about potential triggers for your 2e child? Maybe you can't get someplace in person but want to check it out online? GHF has gathered reviews of real and virtual field trip ideas from around the world, written by gifted and 2e families who can share their experiences with you.