Tag: Gifted

College versus Kindergarten and Radical Acceleration

When Madison started community college I had a fear she wouldn’t like it. I knew it was the right choice, but I was still concerned. She hated Kindergarten and First grade. When she started homeschooling in Second grade we did a lot of hands…

Resources For Gifted Children

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.

Reflections of Homeschooling 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….

Intrinsic Motivation

I could shout this article to the rooftops. It’s such a great read, I felt the need to share it. https://freespiritpublishingblog.com/2018/11/12/8-ideas-for-building-intrinsic-motivation-to-learn-in-students/

Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness

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…

Madison’s Gifted Educational Jumps

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…

Jumping Through Hoops

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…

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