The Gift of Focus

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I am not a shopper. You could not pay me enough money to enter the Black Friday buying spree. However, I have been known to wait in line for hours, to sprint to the section of interest, and start unapologetically grabbing up the things on my list. You are probably wondering what in the world  [read more] …

 Searching for a Brick and Mortar High School?

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While I normally address high school issues related to homeschooling, there are other, equally valid, high school choices. If you have options for where your children attend a brick and mortar school, it is important to do your homework. Certainly you would investigate things such as school safety, extracurricular options, costs, etc. Today let’s look  [read more] …

Learning to Identify “Noise”

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I have often found that mothers with gifted kids and/or homeschooled kids tend to be research fiends. We manage to gather many facts about programs, opportunities, and requirements. We amass huge amounts of data. We also talk to anyone who has a view on a subject that might impact our children. Unfortunately there are many  [read more] …

Being Enthusiastic Isn’t Enough

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I love working with passionate kids. Teens can do amazing things if given half a chance. There is a freshness in their dreams and the energy to carry them along the path of their imaginings. Yet, while this fervent belief in themselves is part of what will help them be successful in adulthood, just being  [read more] …