Seven Simple Tips for Homeschooling Your Gifted Kids

Seven Simple Tips for Homeschooling Your Gifted Kids

Yes, you CAN homeschool gifted kids! In fact, you can do it quite well since homeschooling affords you the wonderful opportunity to meet unique needs perfectly. While each family’s situation certainly requires homeschooling to be tailored to specific needs,...
Exponentially Great Math Books (That Aren’t Textbooks!)

Exponentially Great Math Books (That Aren’t Textbooks!)

The world is always being divided into two camps – ketchup or mustard, Mac or PC, cat person or dog lover, and those who love math versus those who shudder at the mere mention of mathematics. Whether you’ve got a kiddo who can’t get enough equations...
RLL #76: Creating the Adventurous Family with Rachel Rainbolt

RLL #76: Creating the Adventurous Family with Rachel Rainbolt

   Gentle parenting, natural homeschooling and simple living can seem like lofty goals for many of us, but are they really?  Colleen explores these ideas and more with Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Family, who has created a lasting culture of connection and...
RLL #75: [Audioblog] Dear Tired Mama of Gifted Kids

RLL #75: [Audioblog] Dear Tired Mama of Gifted Kids

It’s been a long day already, and you haven’t even taken your first sip of coffee. You didn’t get to bed until well after midnight because the oldest couldn’t shut his mind down and wanted, no needed, to talk about every single, swirling thought he’d ever...
RLL #74: Solving the Transcript Problem with Maya & Nina Serna

RLL #74: Solving the Transcript Problem with Maya & Nina Serna

  In this episode, Colleen meets the Serna family to discuss how self-directed learners Maya and Nina solved a real-world problem in the course of their studies. Maya and Nina realized that there was a genuine need among teen homeschoolers to track learning and...
Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Homeschoolers – especially those that have been doing this awhile – laugh at the question that is most often brought up by concerned family and friends. The socialization question really is quite amusing, as kids have opportunities to be social in so many ways. There...
Discussing Race With Your Emotionally Intense Kids

Discussing Race With Your Emotionally Intense Kids

My kids, like many gifted kids, are pretty interested in current events and tend to somehow absorb the news, despite some of my attempts to filter it for them. My kids, like many gifted and twice-exceptional kids, also happen to be pretty emotionally intense. It can...