Homeschooling a Gifted Child

Every parent wants to say their child is “gifted”, right?  We’re all proud parents! But, like there are children with intellectual delays and disabilities, there are children with superior intellectual gifts and talents. And just like homeschooling special needs kids, when you homeschool a gifted child, it can present an…

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Summer Vacation: Themed weeks

Need ideas to keep the kids entertained? It’s summer vacation! For most parents, it can be interesting to keep the kids occupied, out of trouble and not always underfoot. And, for some of us, we also want our kids to be learning! But we don’t want to “ruin” their summer…

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Homeschool 101: Try homeschooling for the summer?

“We’re going to try homeschooling over the summer.” I often get this from parents thinking of homeschooling their kids. They aren’t quite ready to pull their kids out of the public school system, so they wait till school is over. Then they want to “try” homeschooling. On the surface, it…

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Homeschool 101: Homeschooling special needs

Can you homeschool special needs children? Yes. Yes you can homeschool special needs kids. And in my opinion, your special needs child will do better at home than in a school environment.  Special needs encompasses a wide range, from gifted to mild disability to severely handicapped, from developmental to medical, and…

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