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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-06-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By mokey4
prepping for CoGAT

We are thinking about prepping my younger daughter for the CoGAT, though we don't know when to begin, how to do it, and whether it's really a good idea.

Here's the background. She's a younger...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,958
Posted By mokey4
Wow. What terrifying, terrible stories. I was...

Wow. What terrifying, terrible stories. I was molested by my cousin's husband when I was 15, and I reported him. Of course nothing happened (I'm pretty sure what he did was illegal, but not enough...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By mokey4
He sounds a lot like my friend's son at that...

He sounds a lot like my friend's son at that age. He is a sensitive, high-energy child who was very physically rough from around 2.5 - 4.5 years old. Not on the spectrum but definitely had some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By mokey4
I don't see why you can't put them away and take...

I don't see why you can't put them away and take them out later when he's a bit older. Otherwise your options are to help him whenever he plays legos, or to just let him cry while playing. My 4.5...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,980
Posted By mokey4
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NiteNicole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391272/should-homework-be-ended#post_17482248)
  I would be...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,295
Posted By mokey4
My mother is a retired high school English...

My mother is a retired high school English teacher. She taught for more than 30 years in a few different schools, about 20 years in some pretty tough NYC high schools. She says she has never had to...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,941
Posted By mokey4
Quote:Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS...

Quote:Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS investigation launched on us when our 5 year old left the house one morning to walk around the block on her own.  We had the 7 am rule as well - she...
Forum: Learning at School   10-31-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,484
Posted By mokey4
Last year my kids were in a pre-school about 6...

Last year my kids were in a pre-school about 6 miles away, and ~18 minute drive each way.
 
This year they are in pre-school about 5 blocks from our house, and they walk (with their au pair) both...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By mokey4
So I'm curious... did you move? Where did you...

So I'm curious... did you move? Where did you decide to go?
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,149
Posted By mokey4
I've never had much of a potty mouth, but I do...

I've never had much of a potty mouth, but I do use curse words on occasion, and I haven't felt any need to hold myself back in front of my children. I use them so rarely. Sometimes when I'm...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By mokey4
My kids have smallish head circumferences too.....

My kids have smallish head circumferences too.. older DD is probably in the average range of intelligence, younger DD is gifted.
 
My parents are visiting (they live 3,000 miles away so we see...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,646
Posted By mokey4
I didn't feel any pressure to start feeding...

I didn't feel any pressure to start feeding solids earlier than 6 months. I knew a few people who started earlier than that, but everyone in my social group seemed to be aware that the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By mokey4
Katieco I totally understand what you are...

Katieco I totally understand what you are saying- it is normal to want to talk about what your kid is doing, and you're not doing it out of competitive impulse. I think if I were a SAHM I would...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By mokey4
Mostly my husband and I talk to each other about...

Mostly my husband and I talk to each other about our daughter... well out of earshot of her older sister, who seems to be average. We don't really share with other parents, because I don't want them...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By mokey4
Sounds like my daughter.. she just turned 2 and...

Sounds like my daughter.. she just turned 2 and I can't tell you how big her vocabulary is, but I compare her linguistic abilities with her older sister at 3 years old- she is fully conversational,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By mokey4
I'm a bit late here, so you have probably...

I'm a bit late here, so you have probably already chosen someone.
 
My good friend had Christine Gutierrez as her midwife, and she loved her. If she were in my insurance network I would have...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By mokey4
Hi there. I moved to Seattle from the east coast...

Hi there. I moved to Seattle from the east coast 4 years ago, and I am so glad I did!
 
I agree with writinglove's response above- you can find everything you need in Seattle proper. I think the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-13-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By mokey4
My first DD wasn't able to do it until around 6...

My first DD wasn't able to do it until around 6 weeks, and it was frustrating to me because everyone I knew could do it younger! We were probably not very good at it until well past 2 months.
 
My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,989
Posted By mokey4
Thanks OP.. I think I needed to hear that what...

Thanks OP.. I think I needed to hear that what we are going through is likely to be normal. I've been hearing that a lot lately, and it really helps!
 
I can give anecdotal evidence to the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By mokey4
I used to worry about my older daughter for the...

I used to worry about my older daughter for the same reasons.. she would never answer questions either, she would just give me a blank stare or repeat the question. And I knew other kids her age who...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,989
Posted By mokey4
I think you should listen to your intuition, and...

I think you should listen to your intuition, and don't do anything that you feel uncomfortable with. From what you have said, you do not sound like someone who gives in to your son just because he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By mokey4
I wonder if there is a connection..   My...

I wonder if there is a connection..
 
My older DD (almost 4) was not a great sleeper as an infant, but got much better around 1 1/2 (woke up only once or twice per night) and slept through the...
Forum: TV-Free   01-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By mokey4
I am in a similar situation, but in the process...

I am in a similar situation, but in the process of weaning the almost-4 year old off of expecting screen time every time little sister (almost 2) takes a nap.
 
From when she stopped napping...
Forum: TV-Free   01-29-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,888
Posted By mokey4
I think my transition to TV-free has been...

I think my transition to TV-free has been interesting..
 
It all started with my first husband, who watched too much TV and played too many video games. He was up until at least 1 or 2am most...
Forum: TV-Free   01-29-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By mokey4
This is where the AAP guidelines have come in...

This is where the AAP guidelines have come in handy for me- they recommend ZERO screen time for kids under 2. So you can give your parents all the research about screen time and little kids, and say...
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