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The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Autonomous

The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Autonomous

This blog post contains amazon affiliate links. “I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned...

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Giftedness: Why it Matters

Giftedness: Why it Matters

This blog post contain Amazon affiliate links. I’ve spent the past 8 years talking to gifted people from all walks of life, and although there is something unique about each story, there is often one phrase I hear over and over again. “I knew I was different, but I...

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The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Angry

The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Angry

“The times when kids need your love the most may be the times when they behave in the most unloving of ways. Try to understand what is happening in their heads and their hearts and address that first.” -- Corin Goodwin, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Executive Director ...

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The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Underground

The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Underground

Is your child hiding their giftedness to fit in with a non-gifted group of age-mates? Parents of gifted girls and introverted boys may have found themselves answering mostly C’s on the quiz I created. For those that did, your gifted child is considered to be Type 3:...

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The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Challenging

The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Challenging

In nearly every room of my house there is a surface dedicated to one or a few of my many, many projects. When company comes over I cover them with stylish blankets or sweep the contents into a decorative box so that I can hide them in plain sight. Before I came to...

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The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Successful

The Six Types of Gifted Child: The Successful

If you’re anything like me, you probably think of yourself as a lifelong learner dedicated to maintaining a growth mindset. And why wouldn’t we? Are we not learning, growing, and sharing some of the fundamental joys of living? We know there is no better way to inspire...

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Quiz: The Six Types of Gifted Child

Quiz: The Six Types of Gifted Child

While working with gifted children and their families, I came to realize quite a long time ago that giftedness is not merely about the ability to achieve, but is a holistic state that impacts the entire person. Ever present, the appearance of giftedness shifts and...

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What it Means to be Gifted

What it Means to be Gifted

“Science reveals that all life on earth is one.” - Cosmos Notice that the quote above doesn’t say, “Science reveals that all life on earth is the same.” As a person who has dedicated the last seven years of my life’s work to educating gifted children and supporting...

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Confessions of a Homeschooled Teenager

Confessions of a Homeschooled Teenager

I consider myself quite fortunate to still be in contact with most of the families I’ve worked with over the years. For this month’s blog hop I’m excited to share with you one special former student’s story. She’s 17 years old with a good head on her shoulders and a...

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Jade
 
Jade Rivera is an author, educator, and coach who specializes in designing innovative learning environments for neurodivergent learners. Jade consults through speaking and workshops to discuss the characteristics of neurodivergent children and how to develop strategies that best serve their education and social-emotional development.

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Jade gave us great empathy and feedback when all we received from other professionals was judgment and blame. She taught us how to play to our sons strengths while lessening the frustration level of the entire family.

Father of a 5 year old boy

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