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,...
When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

Sure, I’m writing this in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and unprecedented protests and riots. The news daily reminds us all of death and sickness and fear and storms. The world as we know it has been set ablaze, slammed to a halt, and deeply, passionately...
RLL #77: Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children

RLL #77: Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children

  The label “gifted” conjures up images of beautifully wrapped presents with neatly tied bows, images that are a stark contrast to the reality of giftedness: asynchrony.  There can be huge differences between a gifted child’s physical,...
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...
Watching Movies With Gifted Kids

Watching Movies With Gifted Kids

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it – watching movies with my gifted kids is the worst. Sure, I like spending time with my children and sure, there are innumerable on-screen stories out there to share and experience with them, but when it comes down to...
RLL #71: Resiliency and Why Our Kids Need It

RLL #71: Resiliency and Why Our Kids Need It

  Resiliency is the ability for any of us, including our kids, to bounce back from adversity.  The potential for happiness or success comes from how we take snippets of those bad days, turn ourselves around and bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy,...
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...