Editor’s note: It’s a privilege to share this post by Australian writer Kathleen Humble. And while this content is geared to parents of gifted children, there’s plenty to be found of note for all parents in her recommendations.
Stuck at home with the kids, working from home, freaking out?
Here’s some simple steps to get you started with gifted or twice-exceptional (gifted/2e) learners.
It feels like we are in a disaster movie at the moment.
If you feel overwhelmed, sad, terrified, and angry? That’s cool. That’s normal.
I started homeschooling my gifted and disabled kids over 10 years ago because I had no other good choices. So, I get it. Don’t ignore those feelings. Go have a cry in a cupboard. Get a cuppa. Vent to a friend over the phone. I did.
But the one thing you don’t need to panic about? Your kids learning. Really. It’s going to be OK.
Keep an Eye Out on Your Country /State / Education Department’s Advice
If your state or country is in lockdown, you don’t need to register for homeschool. Your school and your state education department will have a plan.
Check out your local homeschool parents’ association. They will have information on homeschooling in your state.
But what to do now? Here are some tips.