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Raising Lifelong Learners
59 minutes | 5 days ago
RLL#114: Supporting The Social and Emotional Needs Of Gifted And Twice-Exceptional Kids
How do we best support the unique social and emotional needs of gifted and twice-exceptional kids? In today's episode, Emily Kircher-Morris of The Neurodiversity Podcast joins Colleen to discuss the specific, intense needs of our neurodiverse children and how we can best help.
35 minutes | 12 days ago
RLL#113: The Powerful Relationship Between Confidence And Learning In Our Homeschools
Homeschooling a gifted/2E child is often far more about helping our children develop confidence as learners than it is teaching any one subject. In this episode of The Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast, we talk about the relationship between confidence and learning, as well as some of the ways we can intentionally help our children in this area.
49 minutes | 19 days ago
RLL#112: FAQ "How Do I Work With My Child's Doctor or Therapist?"
In this bonus episode, Colleen and Shawna answer a homeschooling mom's question about doctors, therapists, and homeschooling. What do we do when doctors don't support our decision to homeschool? How can we prepare for therapist visits and doctor appointments? When is it time to switch to a more homeschool friendly doctor?
50 minutes | a month ago
RLL#111: Homeschool Graduate Turned Business Owner, Samantha Shank
Have you ever wanted to ask a homeschool graduate what they thought about their homeschool experience? Are you curious about what an adult life after homeschool looks like? Colleen gets all the answers from Samantha Shank, a brilliant homeschool graduate, highly successful business owner, and highly gifted, multi-talented individual.
11 minutes | a month ago
RLL #110: Rethinking Achievement and Helping Kids Thrive At Home
Education and achievement doesn’t have to look like school, and it doesn’t have to follow a prescribed path. In this audio-blog episode, Colleen shares the reality of rethinking achievement and how homeschooling helps our gifted children thrive.
48 minutes | a month ago
RLL #109: Homeschooling High School with Heather Woodie
Homeschooling high school, particularly when your child is gifted, has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. In this conversation with Heather Woodie, from Blog, She Wrote, Colleen explores the ins and outs of homeschooling gifted high schoolers. Encouragement, practical tips, and real examples you won't want to miss!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
RLL #108: A Conversation About Self-Care with Shawna Wingert
Self-care has become an increasingly popular topic in recent years, and for good reason. As parents, we simply have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of our children. But what about our kids? How do we help them learn coping skills and emotional regulation? Join Colleen and Shawna as they discuss practical strategies for their own self-care and for their kiddos.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
RLL #107: Learning as an Unschooling Family with Robyn Robertson
We are convinced homeschooling is the best way to educate our gifted and 2E kids, through self-directed learning and unschooling. This week, Colleen speaks with Robyn Robertson of Honey, I'm Homeschooling the Kids about unschooling. The conversation continues at https://raisinglifelonglearners.com/episode107
14 minutes | 2 months ago
RLL #106: [Audioblog] Young Gifted Children | Reflections from Parents
Research shows that parents are pretty accurate when identifying their young children as gifted. Today's episode is an audioblog of a post that first appeared on the website, where Colleen asked parents to think back to when their young children were infants or toddlers and share in their own words what traits and characteristics made them realize their child was gifted. More over at the website, rll.bz/podcast
51 minutes | 2 months ago
RLL #105: Parenting ADHD and Autism with Penny Williams
Today, Colleen speaks with Penny Williams of Parenting ADHD and Autism about how we really need to be okay with who our neurodiverse kiddos are and learn how to celebrate their differences. Parenting them takes intentionality. This is a terrific conversation to glean wisdom from two parents who have faced struggles that are common in parenting atypical kids.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
RLL #104: A Conversation on Mindset with Shawna Wingert
Today, Colleen and Shawna Wingert have a conversation about mindset, specifically to help gifted and 2E families move away from rigid and inflexible thinking. They also discuss the incredible resources inside the RLL membership community, The Learner's Lab.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
RLL #103: Entrepreneurial Mindset with Brian Weisfeld
Today, Colleen speaks with Brian Weisfeld, girls' entrepreneurship advocate and author of The Start Up Squad, about how encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset can be a key component to helping all kids, boys included, to develop important life skills, follow their passions, and reach their full potential.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
RLL #102: A Conversation about Connection with Shawna Wingert
This week, Colleen has a conversation with Shawna Wingert about connection: how important it is to foster connection with your kids, encourage the relationships between siblings, and build a culture of connection as a family and as part of your community.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
RLL #101: Project-Based Learning with Cindy West
Listen as we speak with Cindy West of Our Journey Westward about how she has used project-based learning to interest and excite in her homeschool, and her recommendations on how to get started on the path to this form of learning in your own home.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
RLL #100: A Celebration of 100 Episodes
We're celebrating our 100th episode with favorite snippets and comments from the past 99 episodes, all related to our quirky, gifted, and/or 2e families.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
RLL #99: Guest Host Shawna Wingert Reads from Raising Resilient Sons
Today's episode is guest-hosted by Shawna Wingert of Different by Design Learning who shares the first chapter of Colleen's book Raising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom's Guide to Building a Strong, Confident and Emotionally Intelligent Family.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
RLL #98: Enjoying Literature with Kendra Fletcher
In this podcast, Colleen speaks with Kendra Fletcher, long-time homeschooler and teacher of all things literature, on how enjoying the study of literature helps our kiddos to see it's importance for themselves and for humanity.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
RLL #97: Empowering Kids Through Homeschool Buy-In
In today's episode, Colleen shares an audioblog of a Facebook Live where she outlined how we can engage and empower our kiddos in their own learning.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
RLL #96: Finding Learning Opportunities with Dennis DeNoia
Today, Colleen speaks with Dennis DeNoia how giving his kids the freedom to pursue their interests has helped them be better learners.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
RLL #95: [Audioblog] When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help
Today, Colleen shares an audioblog - an article by Jen Vail from the website - with ideas on helping when the world overwhelms your child.
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