Leo has always been different than other kids. Even at a young age, we just knew there was something about him. He was more intense, more spirited, more energetic, more demanding, just more than any of his peers. His thought process has always been unique. He was born a creator. He has an insatiable curiosity for the world. He reads books like he breathes air, as if he needs them for survival.
Knowing that my son was gifted made me brave. It gave me courage to make choices that felt extreme and yet entirely appropriate. These choices set my son free.
Wondering if your child is gifted/2e?
Giftedness matters, and it matters a lot. This post is part of the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum September 2014 Blog Hop and the iHomeschool Network August 2015 link-up. Please click the images below to read more!
School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence.
~ H.L. Mencken
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. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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