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Intense. Sensitive. Quirky. Asynchronous.
Waaaay outside that proverbial box.
... but traditional homeschool methods leave you both in tears.
You need to find a better way before you drive each other crazy.
You don’t need to re-create public school at home.
You have the power to do things differently.
Do you want to meet your kiddo's unique learning needs and - gasp - have fun in the process?
I am giving you permission to do it differently... and to have fun in the process!
A few families have quirky kids, but none seem close to as quirky as mine. When I listen to you, I know that there are lots of other families out there like us, doing our school thing and thriving. I feel motivated to keep doing what I know is working best… Your site has certainly been immensely helpful to me all the way from wondering about giftedness to fully embracing our homeschool life.
Before I found your blog I felt alone. I felt like no one really took me seriously when I said that traditional homeschool curriculum or the curriculum that it seemed everyone used just didn’t work for my son… When I stumbled upon your blog I cried tears of joy. I had finally found someone who understands and not only that but I found someone who offered suggestions of what to use to homeschool gifted kids!
Before reading your blog, I was unaware of homeschoolers using games for school. Your blog has helped open my eyes to all the possibilities that games offer and the best part is the kids don’t even realize it’s ‘school’ and they’re having so much fun. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into a blog that has and continues to help so many of us homeschoolers!!
Imagine waking up tomorrow with a smile on your face because you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are meeting your kiddo’s unique needs.
Imagine your child immersed in delight-driven learning and creative pursuits.
Imagine connecting with your child over delicious books, incredible games, and a patchwork of creative resources.
Imagine a joy-filled homeschool.
As a school psychologist and product of the public education system, homeschooling was never on my radar.
My husband and I planned to send our kids to school because that’s what people do.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball. Mine came in the form of a quirky, brilliant, asynchronous little boy: our oldest son.
Our little guy left for kindergarten with a smile on his face, a spring in his step… and the third book of Harry Potter tucked under his tiny little arm.
At the end of each day, he would throw his little body into the back of my car, shoulders slumped, eyes filled with tears. Once home, he would turn into a mushy mess.
The public school system failed our quirky, outside-of-the-box kiddo.
I knew in my gut that we could do it better.
And so we found ourselves suddenly, unexpectedly, homeschooling.
We have never looked back.
I found myself relying on my background in education and child development… but in an entirely new and unconventional way.
And it was working.
We spend our days immersed in nature, chatting around board games, snuggling over incredible read-alouds, and exploring a patchwork of creative resources.
My children are thriving. Yours can, too!
Resources for cultivating a connected, joy-filled homeschool.
It's true! Homeschooling really can be almost all fun and games!
Are you the parent of a gifted or twice-exceptional child? You are not alone.
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Homeschooling is a lot easier when you have a sister by your side.
I love your game and book recommendations and you are so encouraging. I especially love how you make joy a priority in your home and how you make learning purposeful and fun. Thank you for all your help!
We are in our 3rd year of homeschooling and it has been magic because of all the resources that you share.
You write about giftedness and asynchronicity in a way that makes me feel seen.
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