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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 high and high school.  However, I have one class that is appropriate regardless of age:  Gifted Education at Home.  I often consult with parents of gifted children that need extra  encouragement and support.  This week I received a note from one of those parents.  Candy's daughter is graduating this month, at the age of 13.

Greetings!
Hi Lee,
I've been meaning to email you for a while, but am just now getting around to it. I wanted to take a minute to email you and thank you. Because of  our
wisdom and support, Courtney is graduating this year! She's 13, and a full time college student with College Plus.

You were the first to encourage us NOT to change the way we homeschooled when Courtney reached high school level (and her stint in the spotlight). You are the one that gave us the knowledge and support of our high school options. After being shut down by the school district this year for Running Start Dual Enrollment at Community College (due to Courtney's age) it was again you that helped get us back on track and find College Plus.

Anytime I meet a new homeschooling mom, I tell them to go to your website first. THANK YOU for all your passion and dedication. You truly deserve all the success you have and much more.

Thanks to your support and knowledge, Courtney has been 100% homeschooled. We're actually glad we didn't take part in Running Start now . It has been a great source of pride that we have taken this journey 100% together, and on our own terms. So THANK YOU!!

Candy, Courtney's Mom



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Comments 4

Guest - Rachel Grebe on Friday, 08 July 2011 06:12

Lee mentioned your daughter in her webinar last night, and I would love to hear more about her accomplishments/experience in the veterinary field thus far? Did she already earn vet tech certification? Does she work/volunteer for a vet? My oldest daughter shares Courtney's passion, and I am trying to help her chart a course which will help her reach her goal of vet school. I would love to hear your ideas/experiences thus far! Thanks so much!

Lee mentioned your daughter in her webinar last night, and I would love to hear more about her accomplishments/experience in the veterinary field thus far? Did she already earn vet tech certification? Does she work/volunteer for a vet? My oldest daughter shares Courtney's passion, and I am trying to help her chart a course which will help her reach her goal of vet school. I would love to hear your ideas/experiences thus far! Thanks so much!
Guest - Dick Pierson on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:03

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 the most thoughtful, generous and outstanding couples you could possibly meet. This is a perfect example of how to raise your children to be good responsible people and contribute to our society. Courtney will do much more for this world than any of us can imagine right now, she knows no limits ! If the programs presented on this site have been partially responsible for her success I cannot say enough about them. Candy should write a book !

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 the most thoughtful, generous and outstanding couples you could possibly meet. This is a perfect example of how to raise your children to be good responsible people and contribute to our society. Courtney will do much more for this world than any of us can imagine right now, she knows no limits ! If the programs presented on this site have been partially responsible for her success I cannot say enough about them. Candy should write a book !
Guest - Candy Oliver (website) on Monday, 06 June 2011 19:02

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 she was 7 years old. Since that's 8 years of college, she's got LOTS of time to reach an age where she can legally work. )
We have been creative in keeping Courtney academically challenged while still finding age appropriate activities. The motivation and passion for animals has all come from Courtney.
Lee has always been amazing with reminding us to stick to what works for OUR family, and not letting outside influences change our course.

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 she was 7 years old. Since that's 8 years of college, she's got LOTS of time to reach an age where she can legally work. :o) We have been creative in keeping Courtney academically challenged while still finding age appropriate activities. The motivation and passion for animals has all come from Courtney. Lee has always been amazing with reminding us to stick to what works for OUR family, and not letting outside influences change our course.
Guest - Lois on Monday, 06 June 2011 10:35

Congratulations to Courtney for her phenomenal achievement, and to mom, for the 100%. What a testimony to the success of homeschooling! She sounds like a highly-motivated young lady with a very flexible and creative mother! Would you mind sharing what future goals or plans she has? I'm curious once she finishes college at age 15 or so, what career she would pursue as a minor. My 16 year-old doesn't have any idea what she wants to do, and my 13-year old is not interested in much beyond when his next meal will be! Again, standing ovation here for Courtney.

Congratulations to Courtney for her phenomenal achievement, and to mom, for the 100%. What a testimony to the success of homeschooling! She sounds like a highly-motivated young lady with a very flexible and creative mother! Would you mind sharing what future goals or plans she has? I'm curious once she finishes college at age 15 or so, what career she would pursue as a minor. My 16 year-old doesn't have any idea what she wants to do, and my 13-year old is not interested in much beyond when his next meal will be! Again, standing ovation here for Courtney.
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