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

Finding Mentors – an excerpt from Writing Your Own Script

WYOS mentors

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

From the Board: Ten Years Ago!

Ten years ago

Ten years ago, a group of parents felt frustrated at the lack of understanding and resources available for kids like theirs. Though they didn’t actually know what “kids like theirs” meant at that time, although clearly something different was happening. The needs of their children were difficult or impossible to … Continue reading

Bees on the Roof: A Book Review

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Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. —Daniel Pink Learning through stories is different than learning by memorizing facts or individual ideas. Stories provide a context for information and, if well-written, create an emotional connection, helping our brains understand and retain specific facts and … Continue reading

GHF Press Books Now Available Worldwide!

books available worldwide

GHF strives to support and advocate on behalf of gifted and twice-exceptional families throughout the world. Our online global presence gives families and professionals access to timely information about the issues and needs facing this unique population through our online community, free brochures, blog hops, articles, online classes, and so … Continue reading

Middle College: An Alternative for High Schoolers

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As many parents of gifted and 2e teenagers experience, the typical public high school often does not fulfill their children’s educational and intellectual needs. Being bored in your favorite class does nothing to support a love of learning. Since most classes in high school run a full school year, students … Continue reading

Lincoln Butters’ Hero’s Journey

Lincoln, 10, participated in the spring semester of GHF Online’s Harry Potter and the Hero’s Journey class taught by Allison Stieger. He really enjoyed stepping through each book to examine how the hero’s journey could be applied, as well as how mythology influenced the stories. His semester-end project was to apply the hero’s journey to his own life. Lincoln chose to share his journey from the “ordinary world” of attending school and “crossing the threshold” to the extraordinary world of homeschooling. He has found many mentors and allies on his journey, including his excellent instructors at GHF Online. Continue reading

Calling budding environmental scientists!

environmental sciences

Got a science & nature geek in your house? A child obsessed with volcanoes, fascinated by lemurs, or busy hugging trees? Check out our environmental science classes with instructor Madeline Goodwin! In Intro to Planet Earth, we’ll be diving into the science of our planet’s non-living features: air, water, and rock. Perfect for … Continue reading