Did you know that being a parent of gifted learners is not easy?
In fact, sometimes it’s incredibly hard. I used to think something was wrong with me because I just couldn’t understand why my child acted so differently from other children his age. I mean, I knew he was smart.
But, it seemed so strange for a 3 year old to write in perfect cursive without being taught to do so. And, what 6 y.o. reads encyclopedias for entertainment? Those things… are just… well, weirdly, yet excitedly, different. Right?
And, the emotional differences were far different, and I simply didn’t understand it.
I used to feel so very alone. I used to worry that I couldn’t handle, manage, or homeschool my uniquely different little boy. I used to…
Then I discovered that I’m not alone. I discovered that those differences I was seeing were relatively normal among the gifted individuals.
If you are feeling as if you are alone, wondering what might be wrong with your own child because he’s so different, or she’s so smart but not very adept at social interactions, this post is for you. You see, I learned those things I discovered about gifted children from the following resources, and I found a vast wealth of blogs belonging to parents and individuals who were experiencing the same things that I and my son had experienced.
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Gifted Websites to Follow
Davidson Institute’s mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. They support to profoundly gifted young people through a variety of programs and services.
The Davidson Academy is now offers two options for profoundly gifted students. The first is their physical school located in Reno, Nevada. And, the second is their a new online high school. For both, applicants must be in the process of completing 6th grade, at minimum, at the time of application.
Offers support in a variety of ways for gifted and 2e individuals, families, and the professionals who work with them in the United States and around the world, through education, advocacy, community, and outreach.
Hoagies has long been the online go-to resource for gifted education parents, individuals, and educators. Their vast online library give information, resources and tips & tricks for those working with gifted children of all ages.
NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all student.
This Facebook group was started by myself and a friend, Heather from Blog, She Wrote. Our hope is to encourage you, and offer support and tips as you homeschool your gifted kids through the high school years.
Raising Poppies is a Facebook group dedicated to parents of gifted and 2e children. The brain child of Colleen & Cait, this dynamic group is active daily encouraging, sharing, and offering tips and advice to help families thrive with their poppies (gifted children).
SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted, offers support and guidance to the gifted community, through education, research, and connection. With the right intellectual and emotional support, gifted people can accept themselves and fulfill the potential of their incredible capabilities.
Creating a global community online where individuals and families can network, and be treated with dignity and respect. To build and strengthen relationships between individuals, families, and organizations for the benefit of intellectually gifted children and adults.
Books for Parenting Gifted Children
Gifted Blogs to Follow
- A Meaningful Mess
- Adventures in Our Life
- An Intense Life
- Atlas Educational
- Black and Married with Kids
- Black Homeschool Mom
- Blog, She Wrote
- Bright Kids at Home
- Castle for Keeps
- Chasing Hollyfeld
- Crushing Tall Poppies
- Defying Gravity
- Eclectic Homeschooling
- Empowering Parents To Teach
- Everyday Graces
- Everyday Learning
- Gas Station Without Pumps
- Gifted Challenges
- Gifted Exchange Blog
- Gifted Ireland
- Gifted Parenting Support
- Gifted Phoenix
- Gifted Resources Blog
- Gifted Unschooling
- Gluten-Free Mum
- Great Peace Academy
- Guiding Exceptional Parents
- High Ability
- Hoagies’ Nibbles and Bits
- Homegrown Minds
- Homeschooling, Or Who’s Ever Even Home
- Houseful of Chaos
- How to Work and Homeschool
- Incredible Journey of Giftedness
- Interest-Led Learning
- It’s an adventure, not a crisis!
- Jade Ann Rivera
- Kate Arms-Roberts
- Laughing at Chaos
- Lemon Lime Adventures
- Life Among the Gifted
- Life with Intensity
- Little Stars Learning
- Living Peacefully with Children
- Living the Life Fantastic
- Loving, Learning, Living, and Parenting with Light and Happiness
- Modern Homeschooling
- Mommy Maestra
- Muslim Homeschool
- My Big Fat Cuban Family
- My Little Poppies
- Natural Beach Living
- Our Journey Westward
- Planet Smarty Pants
- Raising a Self-Reliant Child
- Raising Lifelong Learners
- Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher
- Red, White and Grew
- Sallie Borink Learning
- San Antonio Charter Moms
- Sceleratus Classical Academy
- Special Needs Homeschooling
- STEAM Powered Classroom
- Supporting Gifted Learners
- The Cardinal House
- The Deep End
- The Homeschool Sisters Podcast
- The Learning Lab
- The Maker Mom
- The Queen of Hats
- The Urthmama
- Through a Stronger Lens
- Unschool Rules
- Up Parenting Creek
- We Are All Mad Here: Homeschooling Hatters
- We Are Gifted 2.
- Wenda Sheard, J.D. Ph.D. Thoughts on Life and Learning
- Your Rainforest Mind2e Child
Readers Favorite Gifted Posts at Great Peace Academy
- 100 Books for Gifted Homeschooling
- Embracing Emotional Intensity in Gifted Kids
- 100 Must-Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children
- The Gifted Need for More!
- 100 Games for Gifted Kids
- Practical Life Skills for Your Gifted Teen
Places to Order Educational Resources for Gifted
Mindware – MindWare is a creator, manufacturer, and distributor of Brainy Toys for people of all ages.
Pitsco Education – Hands-on STEM Learning
Prufrock Press – Publishers of materials specific to gifted and 2e students.
What about you? Do you have a favorite website or resource that I’ve missed? I’d love for you to share with me in the comments below.
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