Month: July 2015

Validation of Choosing to Homeschool a Gifted Child

I know when I started homeschooling there was a significant amount of doubt from everyone around me. When I was trying to figure out if I should pull Madison from public school to homeschool her, her AP said, “I wouldn’t recommend that.” My mom…

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The Second and Third Week of July 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here. After much thought and prayer, we made the decision to withdraw Madison from the Makarios Learning Community. Even though it will be a great environment and community for others, we just felt…

Summerfest 2015 at the Gaylord Texan featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Last weekend we decided to take a little adventure to see the Summerfest featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. There were so many fun things to do and most of them were free!    The first thing…

Disclosure Policy

It dawned on me that a lot of other bloggers have a disclosure policy and since I give my opinions on products we use, I should too. So here it goes… Disclosure Policy: All opinions on this blog are completely my own. I share…

Why is Advocating for my Gifted Child Important?

Why is Advocating for my Gifted Child Important?.

Why Did I Choose to Homeschool Instead of Sending My Daughter to an Elite Private School?

This is one of the most common questions Jeff and I receive when friends hear that we declined sending out daughter to a private school.  It really baffles people that we would chose to homeschool over sending Madison to a private school. It’s a…

On Fire

Madison is ‘On Fire’ with her Redbird Mathematics lessons. She has kept the fire status bar for two and half lessons and counting! She not only hasn’t lost it, but her lessons have gone by faster when she has gotten all the answers correct…

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The First Week of July 2015

Madison was super excited to finish up her first theory book this week in piano and to begin a new book. She is really enjoying her piano lessons. In art Madison created a picture using different mediums. She attended a one day camp with…

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

I absolutely love this post:  Gifted Adults and Relationships  I think that while parents of gifted children struggle to be the best parents they can be for their gifted children, they also struggle with their own challenges at the same time. This article identifies…

Self Taught: Gifted Children

I was talking with a friend and she mentioned she knew of a child that was in kindergarten, but was at a fourth grade reading level without anyone teaching her and how it was hard to believe. It is hard to believe, but more…

Homeschool Acceleration and the Gifted Child 

This summer I have been planning homeschooling for next year. It is frustrating because we can’t do all the fun learning activities and get through the curriculum. I have tried figuring out how to make it all work for weeks. And then it dawned…

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