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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By TinyMama
DD is turning 7 in a few weeks and her chosen...

DD is turning 7 in a few weeks and her chosen birthday party theme is "Wizards Chess." It combines her two favorite things--Harry Potter and chess.
 
Oy.
 
She has friends at school, and she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-04-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Thanks for the replies and the sympathy.  :)  ...

Thanks for the replies and the sympathy.  :)
 
grumpybear, it's hard to picture this teacher never having had a quiet smart kid, isn't it?  The school does have a gifted pullout, but it starts in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Here's the update. Things look a little better...

Here's the update.
Things look a little better now.  It's mostly thanks to DH, who was very very good with this teacher.  He was calm and thoughtful, and didn't wear his emotions on his face like I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Okay, ladies.  We got the report card today, and...

Okay, ladies.  We got the report card today, and tomorrow is the conference.  
 
DD's report card was mixed.  She is not "failing" anything except for any category that has to do with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By TinyMama
Yup--I would just label this as it is.  "So...

Yup--I would just label this as it is.  "So sorry you can't find anyone to watch little Joey!  We would be happy to have him [fill in the blank with a date/time that would work].  And we'd love to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By TinyMama
I would "accidentally" drop a hint or two....

I would "accidentally" drop a hint or two.  Like, "I know you want that, but I don't know if I'll--oops!  I mean Santa--will get it for you."  
 
I have taught 5th grade for many years and have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-21-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391348/introverted-kid-big-school-problems#post_17490498)
 This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-19-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Okay, here's the update.  I spoke to DD's...

Okay, here's the update.  I spoke to DD's teacher again yesterday.
 
Basically, she stated that DD's work is strong.  She also reiterated again that pressure at home is not a good idea, and that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Thanks, grumpybear and Tigerle.  I have been...

Thanks, grumpybear and Tigerle.  I have been playing this conference in my mind endlessly, and I appreciate the comments.
 
Grumpybear, I need very much to remember that a perception is just that....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
She gets nothing out of it academically....

She gets nothing out of it academically.  Nothing.  Of course the teacher asked me straight out if I felt DD was being challenged, and I (stupidly) said that she played the violin at home because it...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
Thanks, Miranda.  I appreciate the sympathy...I...

Thanks, Miranda.  I appreciate the sympathy...I feel very alone in this, and it gives me comfort to know that there are other kids who have this personality. I think DD is quirky and weird and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By TinyMama
I'm feeling very defeated tonight.  I had a...

I'm feeling very defeated tonight.  I had a conference with my DD's 2nd grade teacher. DD was accelerated last year, and is a young 6 year old in her 2nd grade class.  
 
There are 2 problems....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By TinyMama
You have many replies here from people with more...

You have many replies here from people with more experience than me, but I just want to add that it isn't all or nothing.  We have had an on again/off again relationship with music lessons that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By TinyMama
Thanks for all the great suggestions!   I'l...

Thanks for all the great suggestions!
 
I'l ljust reiterate that I am not actually picking her new obsession.  It was a bad title for this thread.  I'm just providing some options in case she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-14-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By TinyMama
I'm sorry--I should have given this thread a...

I'm sorry--I should have given this thread a different title.  Trust me, this kid will not do ANYTHING that she doesn't want to do!  I just meant that I need suggestions for new material to put in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-13-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By TinyMama
DD is 6 and in 2nd grade.  She's the kind of kid...

DD is 6 and in 2nd grade.  She's the kind of kid who goes through intense areas of interest, then moves on.  We seem to be in a lull right now, and I am sensing that she is ready to get into...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By TinyMama
UPDATE!   Hi everyone--I loved reading all...

UPDATE!
 
Hi everyone--I loved reading all the comments!  
 
First of all, I didn't mean to start anything with the Hunger Games comment.  It's just something I notice with my students and my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By TinyMama
I love all the discussion here!  :)   I...

I love all the discussion here!  :)
 
I definitely read tons of books that I wasn't ready for as a kid, and ended up re-reading them as I got older and more mature.  I'm pretty sure DD will do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By TinyMama
Thanks!   whatsnextmom, I remember reading a...

Thanks!
 
whatsnextmom, I remember reading a few books wayyyy too young, and doing that same thing--getting through the whole thing without really understanding everything.  You're right that DD...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By TinyMama
I'll start this off by admitting that this is...

I'll start this off by admitting that this is silly, in some ways.  I know that people let their kids watch and read wildly inappropriate things, and in the grand scheme of things, this isn't so...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By TinyMama
Well, your title says "What would you do if you...

Well, your title says "What would you do if you suspected your pediatrician of being a pedophile?"  so I have to tell you what I'd do--I'd never, ever, ever give him access to my children ever...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By TinyMama
Mine learns by magic too.  :) I'll never...

Mine learns by magic too.  :)
I'll never forget the first moment I really knew she could read--she toddled over to me with my giant library book and announced, "Here's your book, Mommy--Every Man...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By TinyMama
I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to whomever...

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to whomever it was who called the Rainbow Fairies a "gateway drug."  I confess, I was a bit nervous about the length of time DD spent reading this stupid...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By TinyMama
I was NOT skipped because I was so small.  (Or...

I was NOT skipped because I was so small.  (Or at least that's what I've been told.)  I think it was a disservice--I never really learned that I was smart.  So I don't think that's a good reason,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By TinyMama
My DD's Valentine's are ridiculous looking....

My DD's Valentine's are ridiculous looking.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  She colored with crayon, which didn't really stick to the shiny paper, cut out weird lopsided...
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