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Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn't Fit Your Atypical Child (Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling) Paperback – July 9, 2011
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The book discusses the definition of giftedness, what it means to be "twice exceptional," and the importance of an accurate assessment by a professional who has experience working with gifted children. The authors recognize that homeschooling is not for everyone, but they also understand that schools have difficulty meeting the needs of all students. Even if your school or district has a gifted program, it may not be a good match for your child. The authors respect the individual's choice to decide upon the educational option that works best for one's family.
Those who appreciate options will be delighted with Making the Choice because this book offers many. The authors do not explain one "right" way to homeschool; instead, they present many strategies and resources from which to choose. Some of these suggestions have become possible only in recent years with advancements in technology and greater public acceptance of homeschooling.
Today, many educational professionals recognize the need for alternatives and more and more homeschooling support services have become available. Often families combine online classes, independent study, and some classes at brick and mortar schools with parent-guided learning. Some families use purchased curriculum, while others use a more eclectic approach. Tutors and mentors may also be included.
The book allays specific concerns that parents may have. Advice is included about inevitable family adjustments.Read more ›
where they can be comfortable with being gifted -all within an honest and non-defensive setting. Highly recommended reading for any parent considering homeschooling for their gifted children!
considerations and offer guidance and support in finding and designing
appropriate education for gifted kids. They understand that each child is
unique, and that this fact requires a focus on what a young person needs
in order to learn and thrive rather than on what a school might dictate.
Had this book been available when my son needed something very different
from what his school was serving up, I would have been more confident to
begin, and begin sooner, clearing a radically different path for him.
There are books on clinical and educational aspects of gifted, but what about deciding which educational environment is best for your child? Making the choice, gives you power in the process. Written in easy-to-read yet not "preachy" language, Goodwin and Gustavson speak intelligently to the questioning parent. The book explores when children may need an alternative setting, warning signs that your child needs action and when homeschool might be good for your child. Whether you are considering homeschool or not, this book is full of wisdom that will generate insight and help guide you in the difficult process of deciding what your child needs to thrive. Totally worth an afternoon read.
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I have homeschooled for over 3 years now and it has been such a great change from the stress we dealt with before. Read more
5 bucks for 52 pages? Reads more like a preface than a full book. If you need some cheer-leading its a decent read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Just Some Guy
This book tackles it all! I found it very helpful. Short, but to the point. Can be read in one sitting!Published 23 months ago by Lauren koshar
The reason I'm so definite about that is, if YOU believe your child has 'out of the ordinary' learning needs & challenges - research is on your side. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Celeste
Good overview of the issues and emotions that have been rambling around in this parent's mind. The book provides support and practical advice in the decision making process. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by B. Bradley
No-nonsense, balanced and frank discussion about making the choice to homeschool, from someone who knows a lot about it. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Jason
If i had not read this book,I can easily imagine myself wavering for much longer about the decision to homeschool. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Laptop user
The first thing I have to say is that I wish I would have read this book earlier! Our family has struggled with the decision to homeschool our child that is gifted, and had I read... Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Crazy Mom
Such a relief to finally find people who understand my son. AND that he doesnt need to be fixed!! It is not my son with the problem, it is the system! Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by Kris Krag