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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Child Activists
Supporting Gifted Idealist Children!

You know the child who runs a bake sale to save the tigers, or the child who collects PCs and refurbishes them to donate to low-income families, or the child who raises money to provide solar chargers to remote villages in other countries... How do we support our budding idealists? How do we guide them, and take there concerns for real? This is the best gift we can give them!

Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics, including Anxiety and Gifted social issues.

If you'd like to read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit Blog Hops for all our past and future topics.  Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!

Four Life Lessons to Help Your Big-Hearted Idealist Avoid Burnout by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
Impassioned kids tend to inspire us grown-ups to get involved. How great is that?

But never lose sight of the fact that they are still kids. They’ll likely outgrow their cause of the moment. Even as we support their passions, we need to leave room for them to move on, to transform, and, if inspired, to find an all new cause to support...
Nurturing Activism in Gifted Students by Gift-Ed Connections
So how does one begin talking about activism with students who have tremendous compassion and wish to make a difference in the world? Depending on the child and where they are setting their bar, it may start with a conversation about our fascination with eminence...
7 Ways to Support Our Compassionate, Justice-Minded Kiddos by Heather, The Fringy Bit
So many of our kiddos can see bigger and feel bigger and this leads to them having an acute sense of compassion and understanding of the many injustices of our world. To help our kids move from empathetic, understanding people, to people who may actually change the world, they need our guidance. Here are 7 steps that may help.

1. Help them regulate their emotions. Being aware of injustice, pain, and suffering triggers a multitude of intense emotions...
Before you try to convert me to your cause... by Jen Campbell, repurposed genealogy
Before you try to convert me to your cause, I want you to know that I like hearing from you or your child. Please focus on joy, and the good you are doing for your cause. The world needs people who care and want to do good. Share a personal conversion story of why you or your child are passionate about this thing that you want me to join...
Child Activists: Ten Stories about Inspirational Kids by Nicole LaChance,  Institute for Educational Advancement
Most of us know the incredible story of Malala Yousafzai who, after being shot while trying to attend school, became a world-renowned activist for girls’ right to an education. Fortunately, there are several children like Yousafzai who do not let their young age get in the way of fighting for what they believe in. Here are ten stories of inspirational child activists from around the world...

If you'd like to read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit Blog Hops for our past and future topics.  Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!

Updated December 01, 2020

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