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#1 of 6 Old 05-27-2013, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm new to the board, well not new, used to post about diapers many many years ago smile.gif. But I'm looking for a forum for school aged gifted kids. My ds just got classified and I'm trying to navigate this new world (the gifted world). I could really use some advice from other moms.

The kids Mensa program is having a special that ends the end of May and I'm wondering if its worth it to join?
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Not something that's ever interested me or my four [gifted] kids. We've focused on interest-based friendships and opportunities, and on making their educations work for them through whatever outside-the-box approaches were best for them. Generally, interests and enthusiasms being what they are, we've found a fair number of other gifted kids through such activities. And a fair number who aren't. It's all good. 

 

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Not something that's ever interested me or my four [gifted] kids.

Then why did you respond to this thread? Lol

OP, try posting your query in the "Parenting the Gifted Child" sub forum.

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I responded because (a) I wanted to bump the thread for any other input and because (b) I'm a participant on the Gifted Board, where Cyndy already posted the same question, later adding that she was really just looking for ways for her ds to connect with other kids sharing similar interests and abilities. Since the  respondents there had been fairly discouraging about their local Mensa chapter experiences, I wanted to encourage her by pointing out that interest-based friendships and peer groups have been plenty for us.

 

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Oh, no worries, I didn't say any of that in my first post.


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