The past six months have been a complete whirlwind. Over the summer we traveled to Hawaii, Kansas City, Southern Texas, and Orlando. We knew there would not be a chance to travel for over at least a year, so we packed it in. More… Continue Reading “The Past Six Months – A Quick Update and Advice Needed”
Having a gifted child can be overwhelming and exciting at the same. That’s putting it mildly. I have found on our journey that knowledge is not just power, but a matter of survival.
I have been doing a lot of reflecting. Reflecting on Madison’s childhood. I asked her the other day if her college class was just like she thought it would be or if it disappointed her. She said it was everything she thought it would… Continue Reading “A Childhood of a Profoundly Gifted Child”
As we begin a new year, I have reflected over the past four in regards to homeschooling. When we decided homeschooling was Madison’s best option, and by we, I mean Madison, Jeff and I, it was because she was bored to tears in school.… Continue Reading “Reflections of Homeschooling a Profoundly Gifted Child”
One of these days I am going to go back and read all of the posts I’ve written on this blog. I am so grateful I wrote them so Madison and I can go back at any time and read the wonderful times and… Continue Reading “Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness”
During the time I have homeschooled Madison I have noticed that she makes major educational jumps. They are hard to explain. When she learns things she ‘jumps’ five times ahead of what she’s learned. They aren’t just jumps, they’re big jumps. I’ve had to… Continue Reading “Madison’s Gifted Educational Jumps”
Madison loves to create. Especially when it comes to nature. She builds things with mud and leaves and sticks. Someday I am sure I’ll understand why she has done this since she could walk. But for now I don’t try to make sense of… Continue Reading “Jumping Through Hoops”
Sometimes it may seem like some children need less help than others. Some children give the perception that they ‘have it made.’ When this perception is made, two things generally tend to occur: 1. The expectations put on them are so high that there… Continue Reading “All Children Deserve to Grow”
*This post may obtain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Madison finished up her summer with a lot of wonderful camps and good books. She attended Catholic Kidz Camp and took Cooking and Scratch through the Coppell Gifted Association. She… Continue Reading “Fall 2016: Core Gifted Curriculum for Homeschool”
Today Hoagies Gifted Education Page shared a video on their Facebook page from The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted. It is the most articulate description of giftedness that I have come across to date. It is definitely worth watching! Click HERE to watch.