Gifted Education in America

Gifted Education in America Learning UP, Dumbing Down | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat

Have you ever wondered about gifted education in America? Do you wonder if gifted children are being given the right kind of opportunities? Are they being led toward careers that can change the world?   “Why are you trying to push him ahead? Just let him be a kid.” This is a phrase I’ve heard on several occasions. Perhaps well-meaning, they miss the reality of […] Read More

100+ Homeschooling Gifted Resources

100+ Homeschooling Gifted Resources | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet

Challenging the Gifted Mind   Homeschooling is daunting for anyone. Factor in the child who has an intense need for more mental challenge and any homeschool mom would find herself feeling overwhelmed. Because these children learn, understand and assimilate information at a faster rate, they become bored quicker and lose interest thinking they have mastered a given problem or puzzle. This post contains affiliate ad […] Read More

Social Instruction for the Gifted Child

Social Instruction for the Gifted Child | Renée at Great Peace #gtchat #gifted #ihsnet #homeschool

Children need instruction. They need to be taught how to interact in social situations. This is especially true of children who have a tendency to be intense. Emotional, physical and social intensity coupled with over-excitability are often seen in the gifted child. Which is why they have such a deep need for social instruction.   This post contains affiliate ad links. It seems that children who […] Read More

Gifted Homeschooling and the Need for More

Gifted Homeschooling and the Need for More | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet

One thing that is obvious from even the earliest of ages is that a child who has a gifted mind has an intense need for more. By more, I mean more of everything. A gifted child needs more opportunity, more information, more understanding, more encouragement. They have more emotions, more intensity, more cognition. They exhibit more knowledge,more understanding, more intensity, more anxiety, more excitement, more […] Read More

Embracing Gifted Intensity

Embracing Emotional Intensity in Gifted Kids | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet

If you are the parent of a gifted child and haven’t learned about gifted intensity you most likely have experienced it. Emotions are a part of every human life. Children who have minds that process neurological functions at a faster rate also process emotions at a faster rate. Emotional Intensity is as natural for a gifted individual as breathing.   This post contains affiliate ad […] Read More

Homeschooling the Gifted Child

Homeschooling the Gifted Child | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet #homeschool

For this series I am exploring different aspects of homeschooling the gifted child. If you are parenting a gifted child, or suspect that you have a gifted child, I hope you’ll follow along as I explore what it’s like to homeschool the gifted child.  This post contains affiliate ad links. This post contains affiliate advertisement links to 3rd party sites. I’m a homeschooling mom to […] Read More

Introducing the Elephant Poaching Crisis to Homeschool Students

Teaching Homeschoolers about the Elephant Poaching Crisis with a Family Friendly Film | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #savethelephants #elephantconservation #ihsnet

You know that in our family we purpose to spend time together as a family. What that looks like is a variety of family time activities depending on what’s going on in our world. This month our family time was a family movie night that also doubled as a lesson in elephant poaching.  When you have a child who has emotional sensitivities it can be […] Read More

100 Must Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read

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

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