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I haven't but a friend has, so I know it's doable! She said the biggest factor was sound and proximity to neighbors.
I honestly don't know, but if someone did that to my baby I'd probably say, "please don't"...because it's a little weird, yeah?   I figure we are the advocate for our little one, so anytime someone does something that makes us uncomfortable we can ask them not to. 
Man this is a tough one! I've really enjoyed reading the replies here.   I know I've been reading the first book aloud to my little one, for fun, and I have thought about what to do about the older books. I'm definitely concerned about the darkness of books 5 onward.    I do remember, though, as a child I read books much too old for me - I had a really big fondness for Agatha Christie and Edgar Allen Poe in 5th grade - and I turned out okay. There *is* an element...
What an awesome kid!   (yes, skip the testing, you know he's gifted)   It's really difficult to keep up, so as the others said love is the important thing from mom. I know I still struggle with feeling inadequate to the task...but so it is! I really like the other folks' suggestions of dvds/cds, and finding other areas to pursue and challenge him in. My little girl is also very language driven, and so I often have to make a point for her to explore things like...
:D Yes, I hope so!!   (My husband eats them all the time, no harm in some nutritious cookies!)
While there's differing reports on the effectiveness of brewer's yeast, flax and oats in materially increasing supply, my friends and focus group testers agree: lactation cookies are encouraging. One of the simplest "mistakes" we all made, especially early on when getting things done for ourselves was so difficult, was failing to eat and drink enough. So, after some brain work and some oven work - and some truly selfless cookie devouring by family and friends - I give...
Thank you for this opportunity, I still find homeschooling a bit daunting!   The tips that inspire me most are:   - Enjoy cheap entertainment We live in a small town and finding joy in simple things, in the company of friends and family, and creativity is very grounding   - Hang laundry to dry I just find this encouraging, as I often feel so "behind" on laundry that I rush to pop things in the dryer, when our nice dry climate is perfectly suited to...
Hey, Mari! Anyone that can successfully use Windows is gifted ;) <-- pardon my troll hehe   He sounds like a smart cookie and a cool kid. You can check out things like the Davidson Institute ( http://www.davidsongifted.org/ ) for some resources, and I'd look for fun ways for him to keep challenging himself. 
Well, it is possible to identify (unless the only criteria for identification is formal testing, which is nigh impossible on little ones :)) by parents, pediatricians and child developmental specialists - and it's something researchers continue to work on. The Davidson Institute, for example, has research indicating an average of 30% advancement in an area like fine motor, gross motor or language as an reliable indicator of giftedness. There is a lengthy but fascinating...
I've had to learn that the core of "AP for me" is responding to my baby's needs as best I'm able. 
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