Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling

by Celi Trépanier
of Crushing Tall Poppies

What would make a dedicated public school teacher decide to homeschool her own children? In her new book, Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling, Celi Trépanier (Crushing Tall Poppies) shares her journey from a top teacher in traditional schools to a disillusioned parent struggling to get an appropriate and challenging education for her gifted sons. How is the current educational system failing our gifted and twice-exceptional students? How can parents fight for the education their children need and deserve? What options do parents and their gifted children have? Celi addresses these concerns and more in Educating Your Gifted Child.


Available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and for Kindle and Nook. See below for international availability through Amazon!

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Are You In Line for Your Own Roller Coaster Ride?
  • Chapter 2: When Traditional School Sends You Plummeting
  • Chapter 3: Gifted Children and Traditional Schools: The Scariest Part of the Roller Coaster Explained
  • Chapter 4: Teachers and Giftedness: We Don’t Always Get It
  • Chapter 5: Traditional Schools and How They Miseducate Our Gifted Children
  • Chapter 6: Stepping Off the Traditional School Roller Coaster
  • Chapter 7: Sharing the Homeschool Love: Resources, Scheduling, Teaching
  • Chapter 8: Education and the Future
  • Chapter 9: If I Could Do It All Over Again
  • Resource Appendix
  • Endnotes
  • About the Author


Rifka Schonfeld, The Jewish Press
"Raising a gifted child? You’re so lucky, right? Actually, sometimes it’s extra hard to raise a gifted child." Read more.

Cait Fitz, My Little Poppies
"Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling is a must-read for parents of gifted children, particularly for those who have thought about homeschooling. Read more.

Lynda, The Common Mom
"Raising a gifted child is a lonely road. Family and friends don’t understand the challenges you face and the pressure you feel. So you look to the educators and trust that they understand but too often they simply don’t." Read more.

Kelly Hirt, My Twice Baked Potato
"When I found out that Celi Trepanier had written her debut book entitled Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling, I knew that I wanted to talk with her about the book." Read more.

Care Martin, Homeschooling Hatters
"I'm going to open this by saying that yet again, GHF has knocked it out of the park. They've chosen a wonderful author and turned her loose on spectacular subject matter. Now, let's get into why I say that." Read more.

Pamela Price, How to Work and Homeschool: Pragmatic Advice for Practical Parents
"Celi Trépanier gently leads parents of gifted children through the landmine of choices, fears, and myths located in the transition zone between traditional education and homeschooling." Read More.

Gail Post, Ph.D., Gifted Challenges
"Highly readable, engaging, and informative, Trépanier not only offers advice about how to implement homeschooling, but provides validation, support and research-based findings regarding the struggles gifted children (and their parents) face in traditional school settings." Read more.

Jeffrey Shoemaker, Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher
"What I like about this book is the fact Celi discusses her life in the classroom, as a parent whose child’s needs aren’t being met, and finally their awesome journey into homeschooling." Read more.

Amazon Reviews

By nik
"Great read with very valuable information. The author does a wonderful job using her personal lessons (mistakes included) to give advice. As a future educator, it gives a wonderful perspective of all parties involved in the education of children..." Read more.

By Corin Goodwin
"Well written (and edited) story of one mom's path from public school teacher to homeschooler and advocate for gifted kids. Non-threatening to those who might take a different path." Read more.

By Elizabeth Brinton Kusserow
"I love this book! Insightful and intelligent it has practical, real life advice. I have never been a fan of homeschooling but after reading about the author's life experiences..." Read more.

By Lisa Conrad
"If you are unhappy with your child’s schooling options, you will want to read this book." Read more.

Goodreads Reviews

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