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Is Your Homeschooled Child Profoundly Gifted?

Wondering if your child is profoundly gifted? What does profoundly gifted even mean? In this episode, Colleen discusses how to determine if your child falls into the profoundly gifted category. She also shares the reality of homeschooling a profoundly gifted child.


profoundly gifted child


Homeschooling my oldest has always been a curious mix of interests and intellect. What I have learned along the way is this is simply the nature of homeschooling a profoundly gifted child. This is a unique and sometimes, complicated journey and one that I am happy to share with you today.

Is Your Homeschooled Child Profoundly Gifted?

One of the questions I am most often asked is, “How do I know if my child is profoundly gifted?”

In this episode, I share many of the qualities that typically present in profoundly gifted children. Some of the most common include:

  • learning basic skills quickly and with little practice.
  • constructing and handling abstractions easily.
  • picking up nonverbal cues and drawing inferences that are tough for children their age to see.
  • taking little for granted, preferring to know the ‘”hows” and “whys.”
  • wildly eclectic and intensely focused on their interests.


profoundly gifted child


RLL Episode 125: Is Your Child Profoundly Gifted?

Lean more about the most common attributes of profoundly gifted children in today’s episode.  I also discuss what it is like, in the day to day practicalities of homeschooling a profoundly gifted child. 


Links and Resources from Today’s Show:


The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted ChildrenMisdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders (2nd edition)Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive FeelingsRaising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom's Guide to Building a Strong, Confident, and Emotionally Intelligent FamilyTeaching Gifted Children: Success Strategies for Teaching High-Ability LearnersSuccess Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted ChildrenTwice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted StudentsUnderstanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out



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