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10 Signs Your Child Might Be Gifted

10 Signs Your Child Might Be Gifted: 1. He has a picture of Albert Einstein over his crib. 2. He teaches himself to read at the age of two using DVD subtitles and video games. 3. He prefers Jeopardy over Cartoons at age 4. 4. At six he has a nasty habit of correcting mom’s spelling. 5. He points out that studies show that forced napping can, in fact, be hazardous to one’s psyche! 6. He reads the dictionary for FUN! 7. He postulates the meaning of life for five hours, but cannot sit still for five minutes in order to eat! 8. He can spend hours on the internet pondering the answer to life’s questions, but he can’t figure...

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Advanced Speech SOLD OUT! Couple copies of Preschool left: $7.95!

Just wanted to update you all!  Things were happening so fast today! We are completely SOLD OUT of four out of the five of our hard copy titles!  The only title we have left is Say What You Mean for Preschoolers...and we only have a couple copies left of that one! In six years of business, we have NEVER sold our studies for such an incredibly low price, but we need these out the door so we can begin the exciting task of reworking the website to accommodate the digital versions which will be expanded and will include embedded links to some fabulous extra resources! If you have a preschooler and you didn't get your copy of Say What You...

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We have NEVER done this before! ONLY $7.95!

I am just about to post this to my mailing list! We only have a handful of hard copy books left that are available for purchase: ONLY 8 Say What You Mean for Preschoolers and 9 Say What You Mean: An Advanced Speech Course remain.  The other titles are completely sold out.  After they’re gone, you will no longer be able to buy a hard copy version of these studies since we are going to a digital format. So if you prefer to use hard copy, bound curricula, this is your last chance to secure one of the last remaining copies for yourself. Not only that, but in the six years Art of Eloquence has been in business, we have...

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Pro Homeschooling Documentary, Not so Pro Christian?

If you are a long time reader of Communication FUNdamentals, you will recall that about a year ago our family had agreed to be filmed for a documentary that a USC grad student was doing on homeschooling for a local cable TV and internet show.  I have to admit being a bit nervous about whether or not a positive image of my family and homeschooling in general would survive the cutting room floor. Since we are members of HSLDA, I called and spoke with Michael Smith to ask his advice.  He shared a story with me about how his words had been twisted in an interview by the editing process but that, in his opinion, any publicity for homeschooling is...

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Foot in Mouth Disease

You've all heard the expression, "Open mouth; insert foot!" I call it Foot in Mouth Disease and feet are the delicacy of FIMM: Foot in Mouth Man.  But FIMM is so funny precisely because we all can relate. We have all been FIMMpersonators at one time or another.  It's just that FIMM sticks his foot in his mouth so often he has Athlete's Tongue! There is a story floating around the internet that the Arizona Republic was supposed to have reported.  I cannot find the original story, but that is not unusual as I have been known to search Google for "pickles" and end up with information on juice boxes! The story is about a man named Terry Mikel who...

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