Homeschooling and the Gifted Child – Part 2

In the first part of my series on homeschooling gifted children, I pointed out some of the difficulties inherent in the idea of giftedness. In this part, I want to discuss some more nuts and bolts aspects of teaching a gifted child. Now you may have picked up already that I am not a huge […]

Homeschooling and the Gifted Child - Part 2 - By Elizabeth Curry

Homeschooling and the Gifted Child – Part One

I find the topic of homeschooling and gifted children to be one of the most contentious in the homeschooling community, so it is with a little trepidation that I dip my toe into these waters. In the first part of this series, I want to look a little bit at why the idea of labeling […]

Homeschooling and the Gifted Child - Part One - By Elizabeth Curry

When to Ask for Help

Although some people seem to be able to sail smoothly through homeschooling, most of us have challenges that we need to face.  There are situational obstacles such as a job change that requires the family to relocate. Sometimes there are financial setbacks due to a job loss and these can impact a family in unanticipated […]

When to Ask for Help

What Will They Remember?

Homeschooling gave me precious time with my children.  Time to teach them academics, life skills, how to develop good character, and more.  There are many moments throughout their childhoods that are deeply memorable to me.  Since my children are young adults now, we talk sometimes about our homeschooling days.  Our memories are like a Venn […]

Sensory Assault

In the theater, we sit in anticipation of my daughter’s very favorite movie series. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are current obsessions of my sweet girl. She loves these stories, the video games, Legos, and movies. This was an exciting time for her. When the movie finally starts I glance over at her […]

Crazy Crashing Hugs

I love showing affection to my children.  Stroking their hair back from their cute faces, an encouraging hand on the shoulder when schoolwork is challenging, and hugs throughout the day have been part of my expression of maternal love over the years. While my children seemed to enjoy it, and even seek it out when […]

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Answering the Call

I hear it all the time when I tell someone that I homeschool my boys. They look at me and say, “I just don’t know how you do it.” When I mention that I’m a single mom their eyes go wide and that usually say “Wow! You must be superwoman!” The truth is that most […]

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