A number of families raising and educating their gifted and twice-exceptional children (2e) have begun blogging about their family’s experiences. The blogs can range from serious to amusing, educational to emotional, or a combination of any and all of these. The key to reading them is in understanding that each family — each individual — each teacher or other professional who works with gifted and 2e kids — will have a unique experience to share, yet there will be sufficient commonalities that we can learn from each other and (hopefully!) avoid reinventing the wheel. It can be an incredible relief for a family who has chosen an alternative route to educating their gifted or 2e child to discover that there are others like them, that others have faced similar choices and made it through. (You can also stop by and pick up a blog badge for YOUR blog!)
A Blog Hop is a way to discover and follow blogs, as well as promote your own. Most months we pose a topic, the GHF bloggers discuss it, and we link to their posts. GHF blog hops include bloggers from around the world, all of them committed to articulating the unique concerns, needs, and perspectives of gifted/2e families, especially those who choose alternative educational options for their kids. Check back often for new topics!
GHF’s Corin Goodwin and Mika Gustavson have answered questions about gifted and 2e children for over 10 years. They responded to some of the most common questions in our Dear GHF column, which runs periodically in our A Word from GHF newsletter.
With all the resources available to homeschool families, finding the ones that best fit our gifted and 2e kids can be daunting. Who better to help than families who have tried, tested, and reviewed the actual resources with their own kids? GHF has put together a list of reviews from real gifted and 2e families, so that you can find the resources that work for you.