Nurturing Your Gifted Toddler

Nurturing Your Gifted Toddler

The pediatrician looked up from his checklist and asked, “how many words can she say?” and I kind of looked at him funny. “It’s okay if she’s not saying a lot right now. She’s only 18 months, so don’t panic. Language will...
Cultivating Creative Thinking

Cultivating Creative Thinking

Creative thinking is a crucial skill for kids of all ages. Teachers and parents need to include critical, creative, and logical thinking games, activities, and puzzles into their teaching and conversations with children.     No matter how old a child is, he or she...
Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Homeschool convention season is upon us and I am so excited to be back with Great Homeschool Conventions! I’ll have all-new talks to share, exciting new stuff happening in my booth, and I always love seeing the faces of new friends and old ones. It’s...
RLL 08 Melissa: Following Their Joy

RLL 08 Melissa: Following Their Joy

  Raising creative, loving, and inquisitive kids is a goal of mine, and so many other parents out there — homeschooling, afterschooling, traditionally schooling, and everything in between. Today I’m talking to Melissa, a friend from the interwebs, about...
Black History Month and Your Emotionally Intense Child

Black History Month and Your Emotionally Intense Child

I sat down recently to begin planning out what all we’d learn about for Black History Month. The more I read, the more excited I felt to share such a rich heritage with my children, and the more grateful I felt to live during a time when our education is only...
AlexaSchooling | Using the Amazon Echo for Homeschooling

AlexaSchooling | Using the Amazon Echo for Homeschooling

“Alexa, how do you spell instrument? i-n-s-t-r- Alexa! Spell instrument. u-m-e-n-t,” my eight year old lays sprawled out on the floor surrounded by colored pencils, Calico Critters and their teeny-tiny musical intruments, and a blank book in which...
Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

All children combat anxiety from time to time. Watching a scary movie, overhearing a frightening news segment, or hearing a ghost story from a friend. The shadows in our basement used to freak me out when I was a kid and I could feel the fear rise up in my throat when...
Giftedness Disguised

Giftedness Disguised

School was going to be amazing for my son. I just knew it. He was a thinker. A tinkerer. A doer. He loved learning and had an insatiable thirst to know everything about everything. Always asking questions. Always starting a project. Always wowing those he met with his...
Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

It’s Monday morning and the week is already going sideways. The oldest has told me that he absolutely cannot do the work that we’ve chosen (together) for him, and the next oldest is avoiding her math like the plague. The twice-exceptional struggling reader...
Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

When you have gifted kids that fly through curriculum, mastering things in the span of a short exposure to new concepts, you learn quickly that homeschooling has the potential to become expensive. While most people you ask will tell you that homeschooling can be as...