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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Homeschooling

Homeschooling gifted children... Do you? Don't you? Why or why not? Did you start from square one or switch to homeschooling later? How do you homeschool? Using curriculum, online courses, a cyber-charter school, or unschooling? What are the pros, and the cons, of homeschooling vs. traditional schooling? If you had it to do all over again, what would you do differently? 

Read all of this month's blogs, and learn lots more about Homeschooling gifted and profoundly gifted children!

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The Case For Keeping Your Gifted Child in Public School by Jen, repurposed genealogy
I’ve read a lot about it. There is a mass exodus of gifted children from public education. It troubles me as a parent with gifted children in public school. I know why other parents do it. Reasons can vary, but usually it boils down to the school meeting their child’s needs academically, socially, emotionally or some combination of the three. I’d be lying to say that I haven’t thought about doing it myself.

I have.

A lot...
 
Trusting the Unschooling Process for Gifted Learners: Getting to the Light at the End of The Tunnel by Teresa Currivan, LMFT, in Help My Children Thrive
For some of us, when we finally realize our children are somewhere in the highly to profoundly gifted range, and that they need a different education, we cross a line. We must let go of what used to be. We must let go of our own expectations of what our kids’ lives would or should be. We may need to let go of certain hopes and dreams we had for them, like sports or whatever we parents thought was important. Most of us have to let go of the idea that our school system will support them (and in turn, us). More importantly, I think, when we let go of the school system, and in the words of my son, “the Prussian military education”, we are grieving an old way. We are agreeing to trust our children’s innate drive to learn, trusting experts on the highly to profoundly gifted, and the experiences of others - adults who have been through it, the parents working their way through, and especially the voices of our own children...
 
Skipping the Public School Route and How We Got Started Homeschooling by Betsy, at BJ's Homeschool
Here's our story of why we chose to homeschool, and how we prepared ourselves to do that for our 2e daughter. Included are resources for researching your state's homeschool regulations, choosing your homeschool curriculum and links to our favorite homeschool curriculum resources... #homeschooling #gifted #twiceexceptional #howtohomeschool...
 
Why Gifted Kids often Thrive in Homeschooling by Heather in Wonder Schooling
Homeschooling is increasing in popularity in many circles around the globe, and one of the fastest areas of growth is actually among families with gifted kids. While there are as many reasons for homeschooling as there are families that choose this option, the following are some of the main reasons gifted kids often end up at home, whether for a year or two or for a longer duration...

 
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