As homeschooling parents of these intense, quirky, brilliant kiddos, we are often asked about socialization. It doesn’t seem much of a problem when these kiddos are constantly sharing their latest discovery or talking about subjects of interest at length with us, and overall getting along just fine with us here at home. Where it can sometimes be a problem is in outside social situations, where all those strengths can push kids, and even their parents, away from our gifted and intense kids.
Today on the podcast, listen as Colleen shares an audioblog — an article that first appeared on the site — detailing how we can help our gifted and intense kids socialize better.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: Time 4 Learning
- Original post: Socialization and Your Gifted or Intense Child
- Using Time4Learning with a Busy Middle Schooler
- Using Time4Learning to Homeschool When You Think You Can’t
- Afterschooling with Time4Learning
- Rock Your Family Life and Raise Awesome Gifted Kids
- Finding Mentors for Your Child
- 5 Tips for Helping Gifted Children Make Friends
- Why it Stinks to be Gifted in Schools Today
- Navigating Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Kids
- Understanding the Creatively Gifted Child
- Overexcitabilities and Why They Matter for Gifted Kids
- RLL #77: Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children
- Teaching Kids About Being a Good Friend with Help From Great Books and Netflix
- Resource Page: Managing Intense Kids
- Managing Perfectionism: 10 Tips for Helping Your Child
- Discovering Giftedness | Esther’s Story
- If He’s REALLY So Smart… When Gifted Kids Struggle
- Recognizing and Nurturing Giftedness
- Dear Tired Mama of Gifted Kids…
- Raising Lifelong Learners on Facebook
- Homeschooling Poppies | A Raising Poppies Community on Facebook
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