{October Giveaway} “Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child” By Goodwin and Gustavson

This month’s featured book giveaway is for the homeschoolers.

No, scratch that.

This book is for people who think they might want to homeschool their kids, especially if those kids are gifted or “2E.”

Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child came along after we had made the decision to homeschool. Yet I ordered it as soon as it came out.


Because I’m a big fan (and financial supporter of) Gifted Homeschooler’s Forum and find their website and social media (FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+) feeds to be tremendous resources to me as a homeschooling parent. I enjoyed the book so much that I recommend it regularly to friends and participants with gifted kids who participate in my Homeschool 101 workshops.

One of the co-authors of the book, Corin Barsily Goodwin, founded the non-profit. She and her co-author, Mika Gustavson, have answered some questions about the book, which I will share with you later in the month. They’ve also generously agreed to providing a book excerpt here, too. (Looking for a great review? Go to Tulsa Book Review.)

On top of that I’ve got a couple of bloggers who write about homeschooling gifted and/or 2E kids who will pop in this month while I work on my own homeschool book. See, GHF launched a press arm earlier this year (GHF Press), and as I’ve shared before, my own forthcoming book will be published by them.

Now, on with the details on how you can win a copy of the book!!

Giveaway details:

• The contest deadline is 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. (That’s right… Halloween!)

• To enter, simply leave a note in the comments section of this post and/or:

  • Tweet a link to this post. (Be sure to copy me @redwhiteandgrew so I *see* your tweet!)
  • Leave a comment on my Facebook page.
  • Pin this post on Pinterest and use the #rwggiveaway hashtag in your description so that I can “see” you.

Each of the above actions by you counts as a separate entry. That’s right, you can register up to FOUR times for this contest.

• The winner must be a resident of the continental U.S. (Sorry, Canadian and Australian friends!)

• I’ll announce the winner in an update to this post and on my Facebook page during the first week of November. The winner will be selected by a random drawing.

• Can’t wait for the book? You can buy it here! (Yes, there’s a Kindle version.)


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  1. My son’s therapist gave me this book last year. It really is helpful if you’re thinking of making the leap…

  2. I have been toying with the idea of homeschooling for awhile. My 9 year old has been identified as gifted. My seven year old will probably also fall into that category. Our school district has ONE gifted teacher for all of the schools 😦

  3. An experienced mom of three gifted kids advised me several years ago that ‘no school is perfect, although home school may be closer, if you can do it.’ So far, its a tough go, but the kids are happier.

  4. Hello!
    I’m a 2-E (Gifted with ADD inattentive- I take a medicine for it and some coffee:D)and have never heard of this book. I homeschooled my eldest and she’s gifted and very motivated. My middle child is a lot like me and struggling in school he hates being in public even though it was his idea. He’d like me to homeschool him. I’m a little worried, because we’re scheduling him and his little brother for testing. I think he might be 2-e (poss adhd and dyslexia). He’s willing to be taught which is an advancement from other years. The worry is how do I tailor what the state (NY) wants to how he learns (Visual Kinetic). Still praying and researching. Thank you for having this forum available.
    Mrs. Anna Rounseville

  5. P.s. My daughter is now in college as an Art Major. I had homeschooled her for 1/4 of 7th grade, 3/4 of 8th grade abd all of high school except a couple weeks in 10th grade (she wanted to try the local P.S.) Their all so different though aren’t they? (Lee Binz aka the Homescholar was a great resource-she’s online and on FB :D- gotta give credit where its due 😀

  6. I’d love to be entered into your October giveaway. Thank you. Now I have to check out your blog!

  7. While working in a children’s facility (incarcerated) I continue to learn new ways to reach kids. Thank you for all your blog contributes as I continue to learn and help the kids to learn. The book would be a big gift for my whole department!

  8. […] • Dave and I are both part of a network of parents who blog about giftedness. You can find several of us now in a Google Bundle RSS feed. It’s an eclectic mix. By the way, we all found one another through Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. GHF, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, also hosts a list of bloggers on their site. (Psst… don’t forget the October 2012 giveaway!) […]

  9. We recently decided that homeschooling was our best option and this book would be a great resource to get started. My girls are 3 (2E) and 1 but their personalities play off each other in such a positive way that it only makes sense to educate them together at home. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  10. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I started homeschooling my gifted 7 year old son 2 months ago. He hated school, and at best was learning nothing, and at worst was actively learning new improved ways to misbehave.

  11. I’d love to read this book. We just switched to a hybrid home-school program this year for my highly gifted-fast learner and my gifted, but probably dyslexic daughter.

  12. Trying to decide whether to start homeschooling my 2E kiddo. Currently doing online public school, which has been great, but I feel like it’s not letting him move quite as fast as he can in some subjects now, and not giving him enough help where he needs it. Hard to know what to do, especially since he’s taking both middle and high school classes now.

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