Dear Friends,
We have made it through another week and things are looking up.

So far, we are halfway to raising the $14,000 needed to cover the teacher back pay.

Since we have transitioned from the previous board Lindsey, Maria, and I have become overwhelmed with joy from the support that we have received from all of you.

Thank you.

Even though we are still engaged in transitioning GHF back into form, we are now starting to look to the future. We are attracting energy and enthusiasm from our members to engage in new ways. In time, we will have some great announcements on how we can improve all of our operations.

Our Facebook Discussion Group is growing daily and the GHF peer-to-peer support is in bloom. Please join us.

In today's message, we are featuring a generous donation challenge, an invitation to the free Bright and Quirky Child Summit, and a look at two of our GHF Press books.

Special Thank You

Special thank you this week goes to Celi Trépanier who is doing a wonderful job of engaging our blogging community and igniting our Facebook Page. Celi's passion and engagement are inspiring. Please like the Facebook page.

Thank you for everything,

Barry B. Gelston, M.Ed.
Board President
Interim Executive Director


Online G3 Donation Challenge

We have a new donation challenge from our long time friend and Sponsor Online G3. Guinevere and Galahad are going above and beyond again to provide another reason to give to GHF.

Online G3 challenges our community to raise another $1,000 by January 11, 11:59pm ET and they will donate $500.


GHF Sponsor

Online G3
Smart Classes for Smart Kids
Guinevere’s Gifted Group ( offers interactive online classes in a range of junior high and high school subjects for gifted students who are seeking advanced coursework. G3 classes are grouped by skill level, rather than chronological age, to allow asynchronous learners to accelerate in individual subjects as needed. Unique assignment structures let students show what they know through various creative methods, allowing both proficient and emerging writers to succeed. Live peer interaction and discussion forums are woven into all classes to create a cohesive community of gifted learners.


Bright and Quirky Conference

GHF is happy to be an affiliate partner of The Bright and Quirky Conference. We are very proud of our own Jenn Merrill who will be featured during the conference.


Free Admission Link

Are you raising a bright and quirky child? Looking for answers in helping your child thrive, even with focus, learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges? Wanting to find a community of experts and parents who ‘get’ a twice exceptional child who is both bright and struggling?

Join Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Debbie Steinberg Kuntz for The FREE Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit starting January 28, 2019. The 30 speakers include Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Laura Kastner, Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Barry Prizant, Dr. Denise Pope, Dr. Dan Peters, and Dr. Laura Markham.

You’ll learn tools and strategies to:

Day 1: Understand your bright & quirky child
Day 2: Manage emotional intensity, meltdowns & behavior
Day 3: Navigate school and learning challenges
Day 4: Manage social challenges and build community
Day 5: Increase focus, motivation and executive function
Day 6: Calm stress, anxiety and perfectionism
Day 7: Parent complex bright & quirky kids


GHF Press

GHF Press is a special place where our activists become authors and share the wisdom that they have developed. Please enjoy our titles, they are available on Amazon. We are featuring two wonderful members of the GHF community, Jenn Merrill and Celi Trépanier. Your purchase helps to fund GHF.


If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Jen Torbeck Merrill of Laughing @ Chaos

When is life like a prize fight, a garden, and a quiz show, all hurtling down the road on an office chair, wrapped in song? When you’re living in the land of the gifted and twice exceptional. Jen Torbeck Merrill, author of the “Laughing at Chaos” blog, brings laughter, tears, and honesty to her latest book by GHF Press, “If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional.” Join Jen on her journey through discovery, understanding, and acceptance, as she copes with the challenges that only the gifted and twice exceptional can create. So, pull up a chair, pour a glass of wine, and start reading. You’ll swear Jen’s written about you!


Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling

Celi Trépanier of Crushing Tall Poppies

What would make a dedicated public school teacher decide to homeschool her own children? In her new book, Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling, Celi Trépanier (Crushing Tall Poppies) shares her journey from a top teacher in traditional schools to a disillusioned parent struggling to get an appropriate and challenging education for her gifted sons. How is the current educational system failing our gifted and twice-exceptional students? How can parents fight for the education their children need and deserve? What options do parents and their gifted children have? Celi addresses these concerns and more in Educating Your Gifted Child.


The President's Club - Elite GHF Donors

For those of you who can give at least $500 we have created a special recognition program where you will be listed on the GHF website as valued members of the President's Club and will also be mentioned in the newsletter (Of course, your donation can be kept anonymous.)
There are three levels of recognition for donations.
1. President's Club - Platinum Level - $2,500
2. President's Club - Gold Level - $1,500
3. President's Club - Silver Level - $500

We now have 4 Silver Level Donors. Who will be next? Will someone put their name above the others as a Platinum Level or Gold Level Donor?

President's Club Donors

Silver Level Donor, Rosemary Guillette
Silver Level Donor, Dr. Melanie Hayes, Big Minds Unschool
Silver Level Donor, Heidi Molbak, Seed Starter Educational Consulting
Silver Level Donor, Dan Peters, Summit Center

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