Educating Your Gifted Child by Celi Trépanier
Do you guys know Celi of Crushing Tall Poppies? If not, you should. She is an amazing mom, educator, writer, and child advocate… and she just wrote the book that is currently on my nightstand! Like myself, Celi was an educator before she stumbled into homeschooling and gifted advocacy. I first “met” Celi through the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum bloggers group. I was so relieved to find another public educator-turned-homeschooler-of-a-gifted-child. I found solace in Celi’s writing, as her story was so similar to my own. Naturally, when I heard that Celi was writing a book about her experience, I had to get my hands on a copy.
Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling is a must-read for parents of gifted children, particularly for those who have thought about homeschooling. In the book, Celi provides an honest, engaging, and informative account of her journey from public educator to parent to homeschooler to advocate. Celi describes the struggles that so many parents of gifted children face: gifted myths, trouble meeting academic and social-emotional needs, neglect, and even bullying. Throughout the book, Celi includes pertinent research related to giftedness and gifted education.
I, myself, am a product of public schools and I went on to become a school psychologist. Like Celi, I took pride in my career and loved working with the many students who crossed my path. However, as a parent of a profoundly gifted and twice exceptional son, I found myself disillusioned and routinely disappointed with public schools. When we first decided to homeschool, I felt disloyal and yet I could no longer allow public school to fail my son. I fully appreciate Celi sharing her story, and I know that other parents will as well.
Folks, do you feel like you are on a roller coaster of a ride with your gifted child? Do you have a child who is just… well… more? Does your gifted child struggle in the traditional school setting? Are you tired of all the gifted myths out there? Are you an educator who feels that traditional school is failing many? Are you thinking about homeschooling, but don’t know where to start? Do you feel alone? If so, grab a copy of this book. Celi’s experience, advice, and guidance will help you to navigate this rollercoaster of a ride. I’m willing to be you’ll find solace in her story too.
Be sure to check out the guest post that Celi wrote for me here!
Tell me, folks… is this book in your library yet? What is YOUR favorite book on giftedness? What is your favorite book about homeschooling? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram