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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By CamMom
I remember having a similar reaction when we...

I remember having a similar reaction when we received my son's IQ test. I liked the comment about "settling." After several months of looking for resources, forums, and information I filed the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By CamMom
In my inexpert opinion, your son has exceptional...

In my inexpert opinion, your son has exceptional reasoning abilities especially compared to his processing score. Although the processing score is still average, I wonder if it "feels" worse for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By CamMom
We did *a lot* of concept before math facts--...

We did *a lot* of concept before math facts-- the math facts were the *last* thing we learned before switching topics.
 
For instance, multiplication: 
 
I had DS counting out multiplication for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By CamMom
I said as little as possible and intend to keep...

I said as little as possible and intend to keep it that way. Yes, DS7 has figured out that he's strong in academics, but we don't emphasize ability over effort. He is beginning to hear the word...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By CamMom
I second Miranda- we're using Singapore word...

I second Miranda- we're using Singapore word problems for some math "after schooling." The word problems, even in the lower grades, are challenging. DS is finding that he has to read *very*...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By CamMom
Hi Neera- my DS is seven. I had him home with me...

Hi Neera- my DS is seven. I had him home with me most of last summer, and he thought it was a drag. The weather was so hot, and if I couldn't get him some indoor fun somewhere, we ended up stuck in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By CamMom
We're busy this summer- camps, swim team,...

We're busy this summer- camps, swim team, vacation with some downtime. I have found that it depends on the child. Mine is an only child- he gets lonely during the summer and will tend to act out. He...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By CamMom
Afterschooling is difficult- as said, with my...

Afterschooling is difficult- as said, with my seven year old we can only do about ten minutes of math per day, and some days we don't get to it. Summer is easier, if I can get DS to actually sit...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By CamMom
You may consider homeschooling if it's right for...

You may consider homeschooling if it's right for your family. We decided not to homeschool our gifted first grader because it's a poor personality fit for both of us. 
 
Some parents "after...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By CamMom
I'm with you Tigerle- I call "teen" with too...

I'm with you Tigerle- I call "teen" with too much time and a wishlist! I believe that being treated like an adult entails behaving like an adult- and not just the fun stuff. In fact, when I gave my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By CamMom
With your daughter's IQ score I would be shocked...

With your daughter's IQ score I would be shocked if she didn't meet the IQ requirement. She actually meets the IQ requirements for Davidson, based on her GAI. As far as I know, Davidson (young...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By CamMom
Coffee9to5 (love that user name!)- we moved my...

Coffee9to5 (love that user name!)- we moved my DS7 out of a small traditional private school classroom mid year of this year and into a Montessori (it will transition to traditional, but not until...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By CamMom
Wow. Those are great scores. The working memory...

Wow. Those are great scores. The working memory and the processing are significantly lower, making the GAI the better measures of your daughter's abilities. However, they are both still in the high...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CamMom
That is a cool video- I think most kids that age...

That is a cool video- I think most kids that age would be pounding the keys!

PBS kids has a comprehensive list of typical child development milestones. Taken with a grain of salt to account for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CamMom
Anablis- I definitely have some adults in my...

Anablis- I definitely have some adults in my family who may have led different lives if they had better educations and more nurturing as children. They came from backgrounds of rural poverty with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-15-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
Mckittre- my son was like that at five too. I...

Mckittre- my son was like that at five too. I think some kids intuitively understand how numbers work and can "abstract" after one short explanation.  I remember when DS was barely four writing out...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
captain optimism- math seems to be an area where...

captain optimism- math seems to be an area where gifted kids may have a hard time with the school curriculum. I've seen (and not responded) to other forums where parents and teachers seem to get...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
captain optimism- we knew by age four, math was...

captain optimism- we knew by age four, math was going to be out of sync in school. DS had already mastered most first and second grade math concepts by the time he entered K.

There are some...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
To answer a few questions- we read the entire...

To answer a few questions- we read the entire Sir Cumference series when my son was five- he loved it and still goes back and re-reads them. There are many interesting concepts but I especially...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By CamMom
Also, wanted to suggest that you view the...

Also, wanted to suggest that you view the Davidson forum, if you haven't already. They have a board devoted to 2e children. My son tests as gifted, and he was a hand full as a preschooler (this,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
These are all great suggestions! Thanks again-...

These are all great suggestions! Thanks again- and always appreciate the thoughtful discussions. 
 
I am soooo hoping DS enjoys chess enough to play on a team. We have after school and chess camps...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By CamMom
Maybe I'm off base here, and maybe it isn't...

Maybe I'm off base here, and maybe it isn't possible, but I'm going to suggest regular school for everyone's sanity. She will get services for the ADHD and sensory issues in a public school, and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
Hi Miranda- I would love it if my son took on...

Hi Miranda- I would love it if my son took on programming or did more Legos, but he's young and hasn't found his intellectual passion yet. Even when we tried music, his teacher said he was counting...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-05-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
Thank you all- and I'm not of the mind that I...

Thank you all- and I'm not of the mind that I ask for advice only if it's what I want to hear. These are great suggestions for next steps, and I appreciate it. I also appreciate how respectful the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By CamMom
Hi Miranda- I hear you, but in 1st grade at age...

Hi Miranda- I hear you, but in 1st grade at age 7, I can't predict what he will think of math in high school. I just try to feed whatever is firing him up right now.
The logic leap between basic...
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