An Evolution in Homeschooling: It’s Secular, Eclectic, and Academic

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  On April 9, 2015, I was feeling lonely. Not for friends or family. For homeschoolers who, like me, considered themselves secular, eclectic, academic. Prior to having my son Sean, I was a community college professor. During the nine years I had homeschooled him, I came to miss the conversations … Continue reading

GHF Kentucky: Getting to Know Joy Navan

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GHF regional contact Joy L. Navan, M.A., is a Licensed Psychological Associate, at Amend Psychological Services, PSC, serving the needs of the gifted population of all ages in western Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Illinois. Ms. Navan provides assessment and therapy services for gifted children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Upon retirement … Continue reading

On Homeschool Monitoring

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In her March 2, 2017 Washington Post article, “These activists want greater home-school monitoring. Parent groups say no way,” Lisa Lednicer discussed possible additional regulations for homeschoolers in response to claims of abuse and neglect. We at GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum felt the need to add to the conversation. GHF … Continue reading

Gifted Wins: Celebrating Our Kids

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“Three-year-old Prodigy Discovers Cure for Cancer!” “Gifted Child Invents Perpetual Motion Machine!”  Have you read headlines like this and thought, “My child must not be gifted”? Maybe you didn’t doubt your child’s giftedness, but feared sharing your personal success stories, knowing that what represented a major win for you would … Continue reading

Five Products for the Future Architect or Engineer in Your Home

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Children are natural engineers and designers. In our house, books like Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer have sparked bursts of creativity. Check out these awesome products for the architect or engineer in your life, all highly recommended by our GHF families!   MagnaTiles – The price tag on … Continue reading

Top 11 Books to Inspire Your Family – Inspirational Reading

Top 11 Inspirational Books Gifted children are often known for their entrepreneurial spirit, intense need for justice, compassion, and moral sensitivity. Inspirational books can be the root of a big idea or just the encouragement a child needs to bring creativity to life. I’ve compiled a list of books and … Continue reading

GHF Latin Course Descriptions

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GHF Online is pleased to partner with Justin Schwamm and the Tres Columnae Project to offer Latin for today’s learners! Conventional foreign language textbooks are filled with long vocabulary lists, grammar charts, and disconnected presentations of language and culture. The Tres Columnae Project breaks with that tradition, and is instead … Continue reading

Fall 2016 GHF Ambassador Update

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Gwyn Ridenhour: Our Hybrid Education and STEAM Advocate GHF Ambassador Gwyn Ridenhour is a former children’s librarian, a home educator, and the founder and author of STEAM-Powered Classroom, where you can find creative, student-centered education ideas along with a children’s non-fiction resource review vlog. She has two profoundly gifted kids, … Continue reading

Finding Mentors – an excerpt from Writing Your Own Script

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Following is an excerpt on Finding Mentors from Writing Your Own Script:  A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development by Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, MFT   ~~~~~~ Adults, young adults, and older youths can be great resources for gifted and 2e children. Many older people are thrilled to … Continue reading