For the parent of an intensely gifted child (or for intensely gifted adults in general) finding a supportive community can seem like an impossible task. It’s a bit like an expedition into an uncertain wilderness. When a child is identified as gifted, many parents find themselves thrown into in unexplored territory without so much as a guide for the trip. Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley found herself in that spot when her child entered Kindergarten. It was then that she became an unlikely homeschooler, and found she could embrace her own intensity by founding an online community for Homeschool parents.
In this week’s episode of Embracing Intensity, Aurora and Cait discuss challenges to overcome and triumphs to be had as the parents of Gifted children. As an Excitable woman herself, Cait knew that she could not successfully tackle the task on her own. Cait shares her journey as a homeschooling mother, and how that led her to create the Raising Poppies online community for other parents just like her. Listen to hear how the world is just a bit smaller than you might think!
In this week’s episode:
Check out the Homeschool Sisters Podcast!
Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/
Power Zone Toolkit
Any books by John Holtz
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
And some Childhood Favorites
Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassidy
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery