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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Homeschool 101: Try homeschooling for the summer?

On the surface, it makes sense. The kids are out of school, and they’re home all day with you. Why not take advantage of the time? Even if you decide homeschooling isn’t for you, the kids will have spend their time in “educational activities” and not “wasted it”. So they should be ahead if (and when) they do go back. Right?

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Homeschool 101: Speech meets and spring poetry

Our first speech meet Last year February, my then-2nd grader participated in a speech meet. For her age group, she was supposed to recite a 12 line poem. It was her first time ever reciting a poem at one of these competitions, so we really didn’t know what to expect.…

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