Homeschool Blog Review
by Amy Golden Harrington
Some of the bloggers whom I both follow and know personally all focus on different aspects of life as a gifted or twice-exceptional person. One of my favorites is a twice-exceptional adult, Bob Yamtich, who discusses his own strengths and challenges in his blog as well as provides guidance to families with an emphasis on non-violent communication. He talks to his readers through his own personal experiences and taps into the root of emotional issues and how to approach children through a connected, peaceful way. He focuses on transforming challenging relationships with empathic communication and helps to deepen one’s understanding of themselves and others. I met him at the SENG conference in San Jose in July 2014 and there was an instant connection that has translated into a continual dialogue through multiple social media outlets. If you are seeking out ways to implement non-violent communication tools into your relationships and are parenting or married to a twice-exceptional person then this should prove to be a useful blog to read and follow. http://bobyamtich.com
Are you constantly researching about overexcitabilities and asynchronicity? Do your children throw you for a loop with their intensities, which make them too much to handle at times? Mona Eby Chicks is a gifted adult who is strong in all five OEs and she parents a teen son with similar traits. They are eclectic homeschoolers, and she writes about raising a profoundly gifted boy who struggles with social anxiety, and who, like many profoundly gifted children, finds it difficult to find age peers who enjoy discussing calculus theorems. http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/
If you are the parent trying to do it all while homeschooling twice-exceptional boys who engage in sibling rivalry for sport and you enjoy a dose of comedic flair while you read, then check out: http://watchoutforgiftedpeople.blogspot.com/. Sarah J. Wilson expresses the ups and downs of being a gifted adult raising two intense boys who keep her on her toes. She discusses all matters related to giftedness and twice-exceptional children including meltdowns, naysayers, imposter syndrome and even does some educational product reviews. Her blog posts are relatable and honest with a nice dose of wit and sarcasm to liven up your day.
Amy Golden Harrington is a blogger/writer and radical unschooler who chronicles her journey raising a tech prodigy and an emotionally volatile profoundly gifted child. She is a member of the SENG board and is an advocate for Gifted Unschooling. Her blog is: http://giftedunschooling.com