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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 Education and a Free Foreign Language Resource

Gifted Education and a Free Foreign Language Resource
I received a sweet note from a client, and she gave a wonderful review of a free homeschool resource for foreign language.  I thought it might encourage others, so I'm passing it along. Hi Lee,Thank you so much for focusing on high school, homeschool students! Your web site has been very valuable to me.  I am homeschooling a son who is profoundly gifted.  We are "refugees homeschoolers" - We always believed our son would be schooled...
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A word of caution. From what I could see, you are contacting live users on Mocha. Just make sure you are checking things out tho... Read More
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WOW! I've been looking for something to do because everything we've tried so far just hasn't met our needs. Thanks!
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Thank you Lee! My 13 year old son took Spanish in 6th grade from a teacher he loved! She gave us a textbook and workbooks for him ... Read More
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Are We Failing Our Geniuses?

Are We Failing Our Geniuses?
An article in Time magazine asks "Are We Failing Our Geniuses?"  Often in school systems, children aren't permitted to learn at their level in each subject.  The are put into age-specific classes, and only provided educational material based on their age.  The article says, "Many school systems are wary of grade skipping even though research shows that it usually works well both academically and socially for gifted students--and that holding them back can lead to isolation...
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You are so correct in this. Homeschooling allows children of all abilities to work at their own level. Even in homeschool, thoug... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
I see what you mean, Annie. There is only an excerpt now. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Guest — April Edwards
Thank you Lee for emailing this to me (I'm a gold club subscriber). This is the EXACT reason we are homeschooling our profoundly ... Read More
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    1. The College May Need Them

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