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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Monkey Keeper
We had a great conversation with her current...

We had a great conversation with her current teacher--she is not without academic peers, and the sole differentiator from the other highest performing kids performance-wise in the classroom at this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Monkey Keeper
I really appreciate hearing about your...

I really appreciate hearing about your experiences. We know of several/many kids who are in your DD's position and they're all thriving at the high school level in our district. We offer up through...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2015, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Monkey Keeper
Thanks for your thoughts, ladies. Your...

Thanks for your thoughts, ladies. Your perspective is valuable. You are right she's not in the right place, but honestly we had NO IDEA that it was *this* wrong. We thought all along she was more run...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2015, 05:53 PM
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Views: 723
Posted By Monkey Keeper
I mean, she'll still actually skip a grade so the...

I mean, she'll still actually skip a grade so the logistics and relationship impact will still be there, and her being one of the youngest instead of one of the oldest is a factor for us.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Yes, we're in a heavily redshirted area with a...

Yes, we're in a heavily redshirted area with a 9/30 cutoff. There are children older in her grade (she's a July birthday)--boys are held out with May birthdays routinely. My DD2 has a girl in her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2015, 01:00 PM
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Views: 723
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Miranda, THANKS for your input and addition...

Miranda, THANKS for your input and addition questions. THIS YEAR she is having an amazing year with an incredible teacher. Many of the things they're doing in the classroom are project based so DD is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Monkey Keeper
This thread has been great reading for me and...

This thread has been great reading for me and particularly this observation. I appreciate all your contributions!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Advice on grade acceleration

I'm drowning in information and worry here! Yesterday our district's 2nd grade standardized assessments came back, and my DH (who works in the district) got a call from the GT Director. Our DD...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Monkey Keeper
juliebird, just commiserating. We've rounded a...

juliebird, just commiserating. We've rounded a bend with hers (she's passing consistently now) but the perfectionism is exhausting. I hope your school move pays off!

Thank you all for your...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Well, she shared a victory with me today. I think...

Well, she shared a victory with me today. I think the emphasis on these drills being for practice, not perfection, and the sheer number of times she's taken one have helped with her anxiety: she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2015, 04:36 AM
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Views: 996
Posted By Monkey Keeper
This is as an aside to the problem solving...

This is as an aside to the problem solving portion of math. I've not seen her teacher present it, but it is self-paced for the kids so they're on all different levels, and they are timed. No group...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Miranda, Wow! Thanks for the comprehensive...

Miranda,
Wow! Thanks for the comprehensive response! Her teacher hasn't made an issue of it and even said she could opt out if it got too bad. (We had a lengthy conversation after she melted down...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Monkey Keeper
She sounds a lot like my oldest who is now in 2nd...

She sounds a lot like my oldest who is now in 2nd grade. We keep lots of books around and let her choose what interests her. At that age, we also gave her access to a lot of art supplies and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Gifted kids and timed math fact tests

Mostly I'm posting looking for reassurance and/or commiseration. My oldest DD, 2nd grade, has been identified as a candidate for subject acceleration (a full grade) in math. She has not been...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Monkey Keeper
We're not officially identified but this is us to...

We're not officially identified but this is us to a tee. Very intense, tends to be explosive and very irrationally so. We did some counseling last year for anxiety and coping skills, and it really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Monkey Keeper
I am generally at a healthy weight at the...

I am generally at a healthy weight at the beginning of my pregnancies, and I have lost weight with each one without morning sickness. As much as 10% of my body weight!! Definitely eat as much as is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Thanks for the reviews!  I am seriously...

Thanks for the reviews!  I am seriously considering the Melina T-shirt based on your feedback. We're about the same size, and i've never found a nursing bra I love. And I'm nursing my 4th!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,126
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,126
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,126
Posted By Monkey Keeper
I have read the whole thread but can't recall if...

I have read the whole thread but can't recall if this one was mentioned:
 
Cordelia
 
I saw it on a naming thread on another site, and it jumped out at me for you!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Monkey Keeper
So glad to hear it!!

So glad to hear it!!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Monkey Keeper
My big triggers were pizza, breakfast cereal and...

My big triggers were pizza, breakfast cereal and french fries (a guilty pleasure!). Ice cream? Fine. Cupcake? Okay. Kashi Go Lean?? 150s  :/
 
The glucola numbers definitely don't paint the full...
Forum: Homebirth   10-23-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Monkey Keeper
I dreamed my DS's birth, down to his weight!  It...

I dreamed my DS's birth, down to his weight!  It was pretty comforting.  
 
I did have a birth dream with my last child, too, but it wasn't even close...she was born in water while in the dream, I...
Forum: C-section Birth   10-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Monkey Keeper
I've had three of my children vaginally and one...

I've had three of my children vaginally and one by c/s. Since my c/s baby was 4.5 when her youngest sister was born and also remembers her brother being born, we've been very clear that they were...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By Monkey Keeper
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LitMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364564/lexile-knowledge#post_17145940)

 
This tends to be a...
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