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It may be that the difference lies in routines at school, which help her self-regulate.  She also has active models of appropriate behaviour (other kids not getting in trouble when they're behaving).  How much structure does she get at home?  How much physical activity does she get?    I really like the book linked below, with preview - The Out of Sync Child Has Fun.  It's for sensory kids, but the activities help anyone regulate their...
I thought I'd share this resource for anyone who wasn't familiar with it.  This month's is a goldmine, as usual.   http://www.2enewsletter.com/index.html   You can sign up for a monthly update via email, which typically links to lots of studies of interest.
I was referring to the Eides' book The Mislabeled Child.    Re meds, and I was very, very anti meds.  I've learned to think about it this way, which is very lay-person.  If I'm looking at a drawing of the brain, and reading a description of how the various parts of the brain interact with other systems etc, I realize that my child's brain works differently.  Some parts haven't matured enough, or off-line some of the time, or the loop between two parts isn't fast...
My kids really struggled with perfectionism at that age, maturation has helped.  Lots of things that are really tough when they're little seem to get easier as they grow.   I really like the book Smart but Scattered.  
My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years.  He's in school, but IIRC this was true when we homeschooled too.   Have you read the Eides' book?  It's great.  It is hard being 2E, especially with the range of complexity in processing your son experiences.  The Eides'  book offers strategies.     Have you considered meds?  I'll give my .02 on this, as a former anti-med person.  My kid's brain works differently.  Some of this he will grow out of, and some will...
  I really agree with this, and particularly the sentence bolded.  I am parenting two really intense, emotional kids and you need to find the leader in yourself to guide them.   hoagiesgifted.org should have a list of therapists by geography, and probably SENG too.  I would recommend that you and your DH see the therapist, to get a sense of developmental norms and parenting strategies.  DH and I did, and are very grateful that we're better parents to our kids than we...
You're getting responses from a number of old-time posters here who are raising some pretty quirky gifted kids.     If he's doing this at school, kids are making remarks.  He may be oblivious to them as they may be "subtle" given the age.  Kids only get rougher as they get older.  Helping a quirky kid navigate their school experience includes changing stuff up as their peers and environments change.  Up to grade 3, the range of acceptable may be broader, but kids...
I meant to address testing when I originally replied.  Testing is not particularly reliable in the preschool years, and is generally deemed reliable from age 8 on.  Unless there's an explicit reason to attempt testing prior to school age beyond just determining giftedness, I would not recommend spending the funds.  You already know he's extraordinary :).  I think Davidson could be a great resource.  I also appreciate Hoagies and SENG.   I thought this was an...
If you're in the US, you could contact the Davidson Institute. http://www.davidsongifted.org/   Also, have you heard of hyperlexia?  
Check out the Seng site re pediatricians: http://www.sengifted.org/archives/articles/where-does-a-pediatric-doctor-fit-in-the-care-of-gifted-children   http://www.sengifted.org/Gifted-ADHD-Diagnosis-News-Release.html   http://www.sengifted.org/archives/articles/health-care-providers-know-little-about-gifted-children   My experience with doctors/professionals is they come in three basic types: those that don't know/care about gifted, those that have a...
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