Navigating the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Kids

Navigating the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Kids

Oftentimes, the toughest part of homeschooling a gifted child isn’t the actual schooling and learning part. It’s the social and emotional part of your child that you struggle with.     I’m over at the Home Educating Family Association {HEDUA} blog sharing about some of the challenges you face as a parent navigating these needs, [...]

Awesome Books for Moms of Gifted Kids – Mother’s Day Giveaway

Awesome Resources for Moms of Gifted Kids - a Giveaway

Mother’s Day is a month away, and I want to take a moment and say thank you to all of you out there doing what you do day in and day out. It’s not easy. It’s not always fun. But it is worth it. Homeschooling moms of gifted, twice-exceptional, and intense kids like me — [...]

The Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Parenting Expo Cleveland

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I love learning how to be a better mom, homeschooler, writer, and thinker. Conferences, classes, trade shows, and conventions are some of my favorite things to attend – alone or as a family. I think it’s important for my kids to see me as a lifelong learner, especially as I often tell them that they [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Gifted Children

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Since I began searching for alternate paths of learning for my twice-exceptional son over four years ago, and changed my thinking enough to gather the courage to pull him out of school to pursue homeschooling, I’ve watched the population of homeschoolers with gifted children grow. And grow. And, in the process, I’ve come to believe [...]

Hands-On Learning: Blubber

HandsOn Science Blubber Activity

I firmly believe that kids learn best when they are actively involved in their topic. This is one of the biggest reasons I’ve always loved to read, write, and teach about science. A few years ago, the kids and I explored Antarctica through books, websites, videos… and science.     Since I recently taught about [...]

Serving Others with Kids this Easter

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Over the years, we’ve always found ways to make Easter special for our kids. Easter egg hunts, parties at the community center, meet-the-Easter-bunny at the mall, and baskets from friends and family. It’s gotten out of hand.     Now, my kids have “wish lists” for Easter gifts…and birthday gifts…and Christmas gifts…and whatever gifts. And [...]

Brush Your Teeth!

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I don’t know what’s with my kids lately, but getting them to brush their teeth has been a challenge. Thankfully, we eat pretty healthy foods, and our dentist – a good friend – comments regularly about my kids’ dental health. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need help every once in awhile.   This paid [...]

Homeschooling Gifted Kids Google Hangout on Air

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  What are you doing at 2:00 p.m. ET today? Will you be around a computer with an Internet connection? I hope so. It’s Google Hangout on Air day for the iHomeschool Network, and today I’ll be talking about homeschooling gifted kids with my friends Dianna Kennedy, Marlene Griffith, Ashley Pichea, and Renee Brown.   [...]

Pulling Together a Fun Disney Play Date for Homeschool Friends

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  Don’t you just LOVE the excitement kids have for all things Disney? I know that, for many adults, hearing kids sing the same songs over and over can get old. But {mostly} I disagree. There’s a certain beauty in the stories that first stir the heart of a child. Books, movies, songs… they stick [...]

Author Visit and Hands-On Science Event on Saturday

Yogurt Plus Rocky River Author Event Saturday March 29th 2014

I am super excited to have been invited to Yogurt Plus in Rocky River, Ohio for a hands-on science and author event on Saturday, March 29th from 12-2 p.m. That’s THIS Saturday! If any of my friends and readers live within driving distance, I’d love it if you’d come out, introduce yourselves, and play a [...]