Motivating Your Child With ADHD: 7 Tips For Your Homeschool

Motivating Your Child With ADHD: 7 Tips For Your Homeschool

This series is all about homeschooling a child with ADHD. Today, we are discussing 7 of our best tips for motivating a child with ADHD.       Parenting and homeschooling a child with ADHD has its own unique set of circumstances. One issue that frequently arises for kiddos with ADHD is a seeming lack of motivation. When you are homeschooling a child with ADHD, too often it can seem that they are "lazy" and "avoidant." The reality is their brain is wired differently for motivation. You can harness your child's natural tendencies to help them learn and develop coping...

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The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

non-STEM gifted kid

You've got an image already conjured up in your mind, a stereotype if we're honest, of a gifted kid. She's got glasses, probably, or maybe he's even wearing a bowtie and suspenders. She's at the chalkboard solving a math problem several yards long a la Good Will Hunting, or he's smiling in a cloud of gasses as he mixes formulas in his own personal beakers. Their bedrooms are full of space posters, dinosaur models, computer parts, wires leading everywhere, Rubiks cubes, pillows that make up the periodic table, and a Rube Goldberg machine. So many gifted kiddos, they love their STEM -...

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Homeschooling Tips For Wiggly Kids

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This series is all about homeschooling a child with ADHD. Today, we are discussing our best tips for homeschooling a child who struggles with sitting still and is often "wiggly" throughout your learning.       Is This ADHD Or Is My Child Just Fidgety? When a child struggles to sit still, one of the questions parents ask is, "Do I need to get my child diagnosed?" My advice is that it depends on why you are seeking an evaluation. If you've tried everything and you're stuck, an evaluation might be helpful. A diagnosis can open up doors to therapies and support services...

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Homeschool Curriculum for Your Asynchronous Gifted Learner

A Note From Colleen

Homeschooling an asynchronous gifted learner is quite an adventure! Teaching your asynchronous gifted child can be a real challenge too. Sometimes these kiddos can be on multiple grade levels at once and their preferred learning style can change too.  So how do you choose the right homeschool curriculum for a gifted asynchronous learner? I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years to make homeschooling an asynchronous kiddo a whole lot of fun. Keep reading to get my favorite tips for choosing curriculum and the scoop on some great resources for homeschooling your asynchronous...

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The Very Best Approach To Homeschooling A Child With Attention Issues

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If you are homeschooling a child who struggles with attention, it can be frustrating. This is the very best approach to help your child focus on and retain learning in your homeschool.     When Your Child Struggles With Attention You know what it’s like. You're excited to just get started with your homeschool lessons for the day. Then, it takes almost an hour to even get your child to the table. Five minutes later, you've lost them. This happens in my home every, single day. In fact, I've learned that for some of my kiddos, this is just a part of how their brain works. (I am...

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Homeschoooling a Kid Who Is Smarter Than I am

Homeschooling Kid Smarter Than I am

It's happened often enough that I don't take offense anymore - person discovers I'm homeschooling only one of my kiddos, person inquires as to why, person discovers my kiddo is classified as profoundly gifted, person is either wildly interested or mildly threatened, then person asks, in all earnestness, "Do you think you can keep up with him? Don't you ever worry that you won't be able to teach him? Aren't you afraid that he's too smart for just you to teach?" Good thing I don't take offense anymore, huh? When inquiring minds pose these questions, it's not at all a question of my own...

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ADHD And Your Homeschool: An Overview

ADHD Homeschool

This series is all about homeschooling a child with ADHD. Today, we kick it off with an overview of ADHD, and how it impacts your child and your homeschool.       If you think your child fits the characteristics of ADHD, with or without a diagnosis, it is beneficial to learn as much as you can about it and understand what strategies will help your child..  What Does ADHD Really Look Like In Our Children? ADHD can include a wide variety of behaviors. These often include: Frequently interrupting in conversations Lack of focus (especially in things they are not...

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Fun And Free Valentine’s Day Games For Your Homeschool

Just in time for Valentine's Day, these games are a fun and free way to celebrate and learn in your homeschool!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, these games are a fun and free way to celebrate and learn in your homeschool!   Valentine's Day Games For Your Homeschool One of the best things about homeschooling is the ability to incorporate fun, family holidays and events into your learning. These printables allow you to put away the books and observe the holiday in your homeschool.     Valentine's Day In Your Homeschool: For All Ages Because I have kids in elementary school, middle school, and high school, I wanted something that would be engaging for the entire family! With this in...

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A Parent’s Guide To Emotional Overexcitabilities In Gifted Children

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This continues our overexcitabilities series for parents of gifted children. Today, the focus is on gifted children and emotional excitabilities.       Emotional overexcitability is a term that comes from Kazimier Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. There are five overexcitabilities -- or OEs --  each describing essentially a super sensitivity, a heightened characteristic, or intense need experienced in gifted individuals. Emotional OE, as you can guess, typically entails really intense emotions. Really intense emotions. Really. Deeply....

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Imaginational Overexcitabilities: A Parent’s Guide For Gifted Children

Imaginational Overexcitabilities

This continues our overexcitabilities series for parents of gifted children. Today, we explore Imaginational Overexcitabilities and gifted children.        What Are Imaginational Overexcitabilities? Imaginational Overexcitabilities are far more than simply imaginative play. This difference in cognition expresses itself in an unusually heightened and intense imagination. It is so intense that for some gifted children, it may manifest in having trouble distinguishing between what is real and what's fantasy. Here are some examples of how imaginational...

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