Articles for Families

Director's Corner: When Radical Acceleration Becomes a Way of Life

When Radical Acceleration Becomes a Way of Life by Amy Harrington When your child jumps from a lock step age/grade standard curriculum to college and professional level work at age 8, you might have a radically accelerated child on your hands. Without letting...

100 Words of Wisdom: Jim Delisle

Many years ago a gifted young man told me something I've never forgotten: "The only thing worse than being denied opportunities is being forced to take them." So many of our gifted kids are strivers and achievers, but they are still people who need to understand the...

Why I Choose to Unschool My Gifted Children

Why I Choose to Unschool My Gifted Children By Amy Harrington What if we let go of everything we thought we knew about parenting and education? What if everything that we have been conditioned to believe is counterintuitive to positive development particularly with...

The Twice Exceptional: A Population Explosion?

The Twice Exceptional: A Population Explosion? by Michael Postma As I sat enjoying the Carolina sun sitting near our community pool last summer, I could not help but overhear a conversation between a mother and her husband regarding the educational dilemma facing...

Fly

Fly by Maddy Casper, age 9 I try to think of myself as someone regular,but everything I doIt affects it all.I tell myself-Get backUp and be yourself,You can be anything you want to beAnd fly.Just fly.I don't fit in with mostPeople, so I guess I'm justDifferentBut...

100 Words of Wisdom: Amy Harrington

100 Words of Wisdom: Amy Harrington Parenting gifted children is a unique challenge, which I zealously embrace.  We are the noticeably eccentric family wherever we go, and our strong personalities have been known to make people's head spin. We don't really go with the...

With Thing One and Thing Two, Thing Three Must Make Do!

SMPG: The Heart of SENG With Thing One and Thing Two, Thing Three Must Make Do! by Molly Isaacs-McLeod Do you have more than two children? Do you ever feel that third, or later, child gets short shrift? Is your third or later born child “along for the ride” with few...

Siblings, Giftedness, and Disparities – oh my!

Siblings, Giftedness, and Disparities – oh my! by Molly Isaacs-McLeod If you have more than one child sharing your home, you know that no two are alike. If you have biological siblings residing under your roof  you know, despite incredibly similar genetics, what works...

Homeschool Blog Review

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...

Parenting the Culturally/Racially Diverse Gifted Child

Talking Circles: Parenting the Culturally/Racially Diverse Gifted Child By Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn When parents first learn of their child’s disabling condition such as a learning disability in reading, Autism, or language impairment, it is often a very traumatic...

100 Words of Wisdom: Kari DeMarco

100 Words of Wisdom: Kari DeMarco “He’s underperforming.” “Not listening.” “He has potential; just needs to try.” I’ve heard it all. Taken it with humility. My son has dealt with it and survived the disdain. We knew he was gifted, knew he had ADHD. But many teachers...

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