GHF presents a conversation with Jen Merrill, Authentic and Impromptu
Who better to represent our conference’s theme on our first day than the inimitable Jen Merrill? In addition to being GHF Journey’s Creative Editor, Jen is widely loved for her blog, Laughing at Chaos, and her book If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?, and those of you who regularly tune in to our offerings know that she is as genuine and open with her experiences and advice as they come. She will also be the first to tell you that she is a super hero… because every parent of a gifted and/or 2e kid is, including you! A recent empty-nester, she has lived through it all to tell the tale, and while she would never deign to sugar-coat the rough bits, she will empower, inspire and renew your sense of resolve.
Jen Merrill is a writer, musician, teacher, ed-tech marketing advisor, and gifted-family advocate. The mom of two boys, she homeschooled her twice-exceptional teen through high school while happily sending his younger brother off to his high school every morning. Those days now in the past, she is settling into the somewhat quieter life of an empty-nester. Her book, If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?, struck a nerve with families; her second book, on the needs of gifted parents and self-care, will be finished shortly before the heat death of the universe. In addition to writing on her longtime blog, Laughing at Chaos, Jen has presented at SENG and WCGTC.
Jen brings both her acquired wisdom and her experience as a teacher and mentor to her work in the service of parents, teaching them techniques and mentoring them into their own versions of success. Her goal is to support parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids, because they are the ones doing the heavy lifting and are too often ignored, patronized, and discredited. It is her hope that her sons never have to deal with these issues when they raise their own likely gifted children.
*Jen is featured in GHF Press’ Perspectives on Giftedness
Please join us for this event!
You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference – Come as You Are: Authenticity and Acceptance. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
Friday June 2, 2023 10:50am PT / 1:50pm ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 1 Explorations for the Homeschool
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