Month: September 2014

Why Parents of Gifted Children are Turning to Homeschooling

Originally posted on Modern Homeschooling:
Tell someone that your child is gifted and they’ll probably roll their eyes. They might wait until you’re not looking, but eyes will roll. Tell someone that your child is at risk for not finishing high school, more likely…

Summary of Our Gifted Journey

Summary of Our Gifted Journey.

A Homeschool Field Trip to the Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is an amazing place for children and offers so many kid friendly learning opportunities. The first Saturday of each month, the Nasher Sculpture Center hosts Target First Saturdays. On Target First Saturdays admission to the Nasher Sculpture Center is free…

The Gifted Child, the Perfectionist and Art Class

Madison enjoys her extra-curricular activities, especially her art class! Here is Madison at art class: Here’s the breakdown of the gifted child and perfectionism: Madison loves art. Gifted children can be a challenge when it comes to perfectionism. Madison is a perfectionist and she…

The Fun Stuff – Homeschooling Activities

So by now I realize by my posts that it seems as all we do is formal learning and not a whole lot of fun stuff since I haven’t written about it. 🙂 So here’s the post with some of the fun learning we…

Week Two and Three of Gifted Homeschooling 2014

I’m exhausted. My house looks like it was hit by a tornado. But, Madison is speeding along with her schoolwork happily. The things I have learned from week two and three of homeschooling are: 1. There’s absolutely no point in making her do multiple…

A Different Approach to Learning for Highly Gifted Homeschoolers

After the first week of homeschooling I fully realized why I decided to listen to my daughter and grant her request to learn at home versus a public school classroom setting. It was because she learns differently. Completely differently. I have learned that is…

Adventures at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

I am a bit behind on my posts. 🙂 I am currently trying to figure out how to have time to homeschool, clean the house, fix dinner and blog. I will post, but they just might be a little backdated. We had a wonderful…

The Week of August 25th: The First Official Week of Homeschool

Madison’s desk was all set for her first day of school: Madison was excited for her first week and it went very well until Friday. The beauty of homeschooling is that it is flexible. The one thing I have learned from other homeschoolers is…

Hands on Learning – The Science Museum

One of Madison’s favorite places is the local Science Museum. We make several visits throughout the year. The weekend before our school started we visited to make sure we were able to catch the traveling Dinosaur exhibit before it moved on. Madison also enjoyed…

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