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Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students

Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students
Finding challenging material for profoundly gifted children can be difficult, particularly when students are working at a college level. Consider...
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Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out

Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out
It's a challenge to homeschool gifted children. Your job: keep curriculum challenging, but not overwhelming. Making sure curriculum is academically ap...
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How Do You Know Your Child is Gifted?

How Do You Know Your Child is Gifted?
How Do You Know Your Child is Gifted? In general, gifted children learn more, learn faster, and learn at an earlier age. They remember more, understand abstract concepts, and understand them earlier, have passionate interests, and can do multiple things at once and do them well. Expert definitions vary widely. One expert says that gifted children have an I.Q. of 130 or more (I’ve tried to locate I.Q. tests and it’s not easy, so this probably...
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Keep Gifted Kids Challenged

Keep Gifted Kids Challenged
To keep young gifted children challenged, you can go faster through core subjects, but it can be easier to go wider, and experience many different subjects.  This can help you to feed their desire to learn more, but without the negatives that come with material that is above their maturity level. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Keep Gifted Kids...
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Gifted and Stuck in School!

Gifted and Stuck in School!
Gifted education is a subject very near and dear to my heart! It is the reason why I began homeschooling in the first place. After we started, I was surprised at how many other homeschooling benefits there are! If your child is bored in school and you have been wanting to homeschool high school but you're afraid, I have some suggestions. Gifted and Stuck in School! If your child is gifted and stuck in school, I offer...
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PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted

PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted
What do you do when your child's PSAT score surprises you? Life with a gifted child is never boring! Sometimes you just don't know what to do next. PSAT Scores: 14 and Gifted Hi Lee,I just got a jolt when I read on your website that a rough conversion from PSAT to SAT is to add a zero to the end. So what do I do with a 14 year old who has a PSAT selection index...
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Guest — Lee
Cindi, often the percentile score for one standardized test (like the Stanford) will be roughly the same as the percentile score o... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:18
Guest — Cindi
My daughter won't be taking the PSAT for another year. I'm curious how well she'll do. She's a great student and has always done e... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:57
Guest — Jan
Sometimes, it can be difficult to find resources to challenge a homeschooled student with an aptitude for math and science. I wou... Read More
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:24
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Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!!

Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!!
Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!! I sometimes hear from homeschooling parents who are concerned that their child knows more than they do! Their child will ask them a question and the parent doesn't understand what they're talking about. Or the child will insist the textbook is wrong!I am here to tell you, it's SO OK for your child to know more than you do! You don't HAVE to know all the stuff they are learning - that's their...
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Latin. My daughter and I ended up simply learning together, doing the same assignments and shoring up each others' weaknesses. I... Read More
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Guest — Ann
When one of my boys insisted his answer was right, and I flipped out because it didn't match the answer key, I called Teaching Tex... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 20:05
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How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?

How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?
Strategies on teaching subjects that you as the parents haven't mastered.   Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Consulting with Computer Geeks

Consulting with Computer Geeks
Do you love a teenage computer geek?  Don't you wish someone had a user's manual for them?  They can be as difficult to decipher as a JavaScript manual written in Chinese!  Let me throw a few ideas into the mix!  When I'm consulting with parents of computer geeks, I always try to touch on a few key topics:Grab credits where you can
Your child may be learning computer languages or other highly technical skills that are often learned in...
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I have a computer geek for a son. When he was in high school I allowed him to take a networking class from the local high school. ... Read More
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:44
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Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled

Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled
I was speaking to a mother with struggling learners.  She mentioned how I wouldn't understand because my children are gifted.  I disagree.  It was HARD to have gifted children.  Sleepless nights.  Some tears.  A huge struggle trying to find appropriate curriculum.  I had to find something that would be challenging but not overwhelming, but at the same time it had to be age-appropriate.  It was a huge struggle. Most of my products are geared toward junior...
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Guest — Rachel Grebe
Lee mentioned your daughter in her webinar last night, and I would love to hear more about her accomplishments/experience in the v... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 06:12
Guest — Dick Pierson
I know this family well, have known Courtney since she was a very little girl. This is an amazing kid ! Her mom and dad are one of... Read More
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:03
Guest — Candy Oliver
Hi Lois, Thank you so much for the kind words! Courtney plans on becoming a Vet, she still has the same dream she's had since sh... Read More
Monday, 06 June 2011 19:02
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Giving Gifts That Pay for College

Giving Gifts That Pay for College
Giving Gifts That Pay for College - Free Webinar!Instead of using the old "Toys R Us" strategy of looking through catalogs o brain-dead products, consider getting gifts that feed the flames of your child's special interests, and gifts that make high school easier for you AND for your children! Last month I had a webinar called "Giving Gifts that Pay for College."   We were able to record that webinar, and we would love for you to...
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LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!
Today is your last chance to enter our blog contest to win The HomeScholar Comprehensive Record Solution for FREE!  Here's how it works. We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for your high school student.  I want to know what you truly believe about their future, and then....I want you to tell me how creating a beautiful comprehensive record for your child will help them achieve their potential.To enter the contest, please answer the...
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Homeschool Convention Envy Solution

Homeschool Convention Envy Solution
Why can't there be any good conferences near ME? There are!  No matter WHERE you live!   If you are longing for a good conference about junior high and high school issues, I have great news!  Did you know that is what my Gold Care Club is all about?  When I go to conventions and support groups, my husband films me speaking.  He puts all of those speeches on the Gold Care Club website.   There are...
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Testing Tips for Highly Gifted Juniors

Testing Tips for Highly Gifted Juniors
I have an article that spells out the nine keys to a successful junior year.  If you have a junior, you might enjoy it! But if your highly gifted student is facing junior year, advanced in math, and you're almost certain they might qualify for the  National Merit Scholarship, then I think my advice on testing would be a little more specific.Please ONLY read this advice if you already feel like your child is a strong...
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