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Forum: Learning at School   10-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By JollyGG
Flexibility. Our son is in middle school and...

Flexibility.

Our son is in middle school and I ended up picking this middle school because it is where they planned (and since have) putting the full time gifted program. It begins for the grade...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By JollyGG
A few other thoughts: Do you know anyone in...

A few other thoughts:

Do you know anyone in the higher grade. Can you plan a get together with some of her future classmates and see how she interacts with them.

Does she know anyone else whose...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By JollyGG
My oldest skipped 1st. He's also subject...

My oldest skipped 1st. He's also subject accelerated in severals subjects now that he's in middle school. We toss around the idea of just making those subject accelerations another full skip....
Forum: Learning at School   08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By JollyGG
Not for autism, but for a global reading delay it...

Not for autism, but for a global reading delay it was that easy with my daughter. I'd gotten some independent testing done on my daughter. The testing ended up showing that she had a reading delay...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By JollyGG
Basically, I'm going to echo everyone else for...

Basically, I'm going to echo everyone else for now and say just enjoy and don't worry about it for now.

So if he is gifted you'll provide a stimulating and caring environment.
If he's not gifted...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,851
Posted By JollyGG
I really wasn't trying to tell your viewpoint...

I really wasn't trying to tell your viewpoint lacked value. But more trying to explain the realities of what I believe will happen. I live in South Dakota, it's pretty easy to look up our funding...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,851
Posted By JollyGG
Seriously if parents didn't step in to fill the...

Seriously if parents didn't step in to fill the gap, teachers will. It wouldn't result in legislation for better funding. It would just result in teachers spending their pathetic paycheck on my kid's...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,851
Posted By JollyGG
Oh wow. It would be sad to see that here. Already...

Oh wow. It would be sad to see that here. Already my state spends the least per student and our teachers are the lowest paid in the nation. So if that was the ruling here I wouldn't see school...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By JollyGG
I promise that I will go back and read all the...

I promise that I will go back and read all the responses because I think this is a really great discussion.

I know one thing that made learning my kids actual IQ scores really confusing for me...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JollyGG
I do love her response. It will be...

I do love her response.

It will be interesting to see how this is handled when my own child heads of to college in 5-6 years.
Though he's considered a gap year or a year as a foreign exchange...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,114
Posted By JollyGG
This one is actually easy. Here's my favorite...

This one is actually easy. Here's my favorite method so I don't feel to awkward. I find that back to school night is a crazy mess and there is no time to visit, as are most other formal chances to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By JollyGG
http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2014/...

http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/gifted-and-nongifted-siblings-how-conventional-wisdom-is-wrong/
 
"Instead, the study concluded that “it is actually, if anything, an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By JollyGG
Gender is also thought to play a role in...

Gender is also thought to play a role in intelligence. While there are multiple genes that control intelligence and children get a combination of those genes from both parents, some of those gene's...
Forum: Learning at School   05-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By JollyGG
Grade retention is a problem when teachers and...

Grade retention is a problem when teachers and parents think that retention alone will solve the problem, that magically another year to mature will fix whatever led to the problem in the first...
Forum: Learning at School   05-20-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By JollyGG
The reason schools don't like to retain students...

The reason schools don't like to retain students is because of overwhelming research showing it to typically not be helpful and even harmful. A good look at the research shows that some of the...
Forum: Games   05-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 2,288
Posted By JollyGG
Runt

Runt
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By JollyGG
Quote: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_...

Quote: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10093.aspx8. If one child in the family is highly gifted, is it possible that the other children are gifted also? 
Yes. Recent research indicated...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By JollyGG
My eldest is gifted. He's also incredibly...

My eldest is gifted. He's also incredibly asynchronous and his achievement doesn't meet up to his ability.
My daughter is above average, but right now not testing as gifted. However, she was also...
Forum: Learning at School   04-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,466
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmum35 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399492/eye-hearing-exams-in-school#post_17597637)
  
See the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,216
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MsFortune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1301435/anybody-else-not-want-to-pump#post_16303248)
 The best...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By JollyGG
At this point I'm unemployed so we are saving...

At this point I'm unemployed so we are saving -900 per month. But when I was working we saved about $300-$500 per month. Right before I got laid off, both my husband and I had good paying jobs. What...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,137
Posted By JollyGG
I'll agree with other posters, yes you do sound...

I'll agree with other posters, yes you do sound overprotective. However, that doesn't give anyone the right to undermine your authority.
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,296
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395510/how-do-i-handle-kindergarten-bus-incident#post_17544240)
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Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,296
Posted By JollyGG
At this point I would just tell my son he needs...

At this point I would just tell my son he needs to sit with someone else on the bus. The best way to bullyproof your child is to give him the tools and the authority to deal with problems himself....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By JollyGG
Try just another dose of the B6 without the...

Try just another dose of the B6 without the Unisom in the morning.
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