A Homeschool Writing Curriculum that Takes the Fear Out of Writing | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #homeschool #writing @ApologiaWorld

A Homeschool Writing Curriculum that Takes the Fear Out of Writing

For years now I’ve been telling you that writing is a struggle in our homeschool. Each year I set off to find the perfect homeschool writing solution to help my son get over the fear of writing. But today, I’m not going to tell you about the struggle. Why? Because we’ve finally solved the problem. Yes! You read that right. We’ve finally found the best […] Read More

100 Must-Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet #homeschool

100 Must Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read

Being a parent to a gifted child is in itself a gift. Although, there will be many days when we’ll think it’s the opposite. Parenting a gifted child comes with great joys as well as extreme frustrations. Often we are tested in our role as parents. On the one hand we become, seemingly the only advocate for our own children. On the other hand, we […] Read More

Gifts for Math Minded Kids | #gifted #gtchat #homeschool #ihsnet

Gifts for Math Minded Kids

When you have a math minded child it’s incredible how fast they absorb numerical information. Their minds are moving so rapidly that they may struggle to relax. I often think that my son would lay in bed calculating physics or composing music all night if we didn’t intervene. He just wants and needs more, and if you have a math minded child yours does as […] Read More

Teaching Employment Life Skills to Your Gifted Teen | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #gifted

Teaching Employment Life Skills to Your Gifted Teen

The skills required to get and hold a job far exceed mental abilities. Being able to manage a task list, and communicating effectively are often more prevalent in the job front than skills which are attained through vocational education. But when you really look at your gifted teens, are you seeing that they have developed those type of skills? Teaching employment life skills is a […] Read More

Household Management Life Skills to Teach Gifted Teens | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #gifted

Teaching Household Management Life Skills to Your Gifted Teen

It’s kind of scary to think about sending my son out into the big world as an adult. I mean, he sometimes forgets change his clothes. I do know that when he has a standard routine, he’s excellent at remembering to do his tasks. That’s why I think focusing the next few years on building regular routines for him to do, and add to as […] Read More

Teaching Finance Management Life Skills to Your Gifted Teen | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #homeschool #gifted

Teaching Finance Management Life Skills to Your Gifted Teen

I’m continuing to explore life skills to teach gifted teens. As my son gets older there are some obvious ones that are presenting themselves, and others that I’m sure I’m likely to miss.  When it comes to life skills, finance management is a pretty important one.  This post contains affiliate links to 3rd party resources where products purchased may result in paid compensation for this blogger.  […] Read More

Cooking 101 Life Skills for Gifted Teens

Cooking 101 Life Skills for Gifted Teens

Day 1 – Cooking Life Skills If you are joining me from the iHomeschool Network 5 Day Hopscotch, welcome. I’m talking about life skills you need to teach gifted teens and for this first day of the hopscotch I’ll be discussing cooking life skills. While anyone can benefit from the information shared because these are basic skills that any teenager needs, whether boy, or girl, the […] Read More

How to Find Help to Identify Gaps in Gifted Math Learning | Renée at Great Peace #math #gifted #ihsnet

How to Find Help to Identify Gaps in Gifted Math Learning

I know it seems silly to say, but I sometimes wonder if my academically gifted child has gaps in learning. But the reality is, I do worry about that. This is especially true in math. Since he’s working 3 to 4 years ahead of his “grade/age” level I wonder if the speed at which he’s working is skipping over areas that he might be missing. […] Read More