Helping You Find Gifted Homeschool Encouragement
When I first began to discover that my son was learning at a rate that seemed advanced I was quite frankly a bit scared. When his PrK Montessori teacher said to take him home and homeschool I went through a stage of panic. Discovering that you have a child with advanced learning tendencies can seem daunting. Especially, if you are not a gifted learner. But what I have learned is that there are many resources available and that you don't have to feel overwhelmed.
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I believe that every child is gifted. I also believe that God grants each of us talents (unique to each individual) according to the ability (Matthew 25:16) they have developed in a measure that He deems best. Therefore, some have a greater measure of talent/gift than others, (1 Corinthians 12:1-5).
For some, the gift is academic, cognitive or creative while for others it may be perhaps social, political or philanthropic. Whatever the gift each should learn to develop it.
In the educational and psychological fields of study, the terms used are gifted and talented when referring to cognitively, academic and creatively advanced learners.
So while I believe we each are unique and have different abilities, talents, and gifts, I understand that in the academic world, the term gifted is used to identify those with advanced learning and creative capabilities. And, not everyone will meet the requirements of that definition.
For Christians, the goal should be to develop our gifts for His (the Lord's) purposes. You may not find this philosophy at other gifted homeschooling sites, however, I first and foremost seek to honor God. So if you are one who believes in the Creator God, and are homeschooling a gifted child, I invite you to follow along as I explore homeschooling a gifted child. Even if you aren't a believer, I share content for gifted homeschooling that you may find to be encouraging to you as well.
I wanted to know the best way to help my son to learn at his own pace. I wanted to know how to provide him with challenges and encourage him to explore areas he may be passionate about. So, I began researching gifted education. The more I learned the more I knew I wanted, needed, to provide him with a unique and customized education.
That's why I hope to provide you with information, encouragement, and resources so that you can feel confident in your ability to provide your child with a customized education to meet their individual need.
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- Colleen from Raising Lifelong Learners
- Cait at My Little Poppies
- Cindy from Our Journey Westward
- Amy from Milk and Cookies Blog
- Heather from Blog She Wrote
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Do you have a gifted, talented or advanced learner? Are you, like me discovering that all of those are terms which mean the same thing? I love chatting with and getting to know my readers. Please comment and share your gifted education journey here.