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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MJB
I haven't been on mothering in ages but I am...

I haven't been on mothering in ages but I am having some trouble with my gifted son. He is 7 and in third grade.
Until this year he was in private school where he was not especially challenged, but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By MJB
Thanks for your posts.  I definitely want to...

Thanks for your posts. 
I definitely want to wait and see how it goes for a while. I know his 1st grade teacher wanted him to get the teacher he has so I know it is the best placement. The teachers...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-19-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By MJB
I'm not a big MDC poster anymore, but this forum...

I'm not a big MDC poster anymore, but this forum was helpful when my son was younger. 
Anyway, my middle son, age 6, is starting 2nd grade tomorrow. He was lucky to have a fabulous teacher for 1st...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By MJB
I haven't been online much lately. I'm in...

I haven't been online much lately. I'm in nursing school, the kids have swim team and soccer, and my computer was down. 
L (6) will be in 2nd grade this fall. This summer he is reading the Percy...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By MJB
My 6 (almost 6.5) yr. old also skipped a grade,...

My 6 (almost 6.5) yr. old also skipped a grade, and is in 1st grade-- he played basketball with his grade, and was fine. He plays club soccer and has been playing U8 since before he turned 6. We got...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By MJB
We are straight with our kids. We teach them...

We are straight with our kids. We teach them what bragging is and that it's rude. 8 is more than old enough to get it. He's 8-- teach him to answer that he's in 2nd or 3rd grade if someone asks. 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By MJB
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Quote:Originally Posted by aishamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343868/what-is-your-gifted-child-reading/40#post_16936216)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By MJB
My 6 yr. old 1st grader is about to finish the...

My 6 yr. old 1st grader is about to finish the Harry Potter series, and is also reading the Rick Riordan books (The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson and the Olympians) and "The Name of this Book is...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,708
Posted By MJB
My 9 yr. old was walking to the library,...

My 9 yr. old was walking to the library, checking out books, and walking back by himself at 7.
Forum: Unschooling   01-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,461
Posted By MJB
She sounds like a kid who would love school. Why...

She sounds like a kid who would love school. Why don't you want to let her go?
I unschooled my oldest for kindergarten, but it didn't work out great so we tried public 1st grade. He's in 3rd grade...
Forum: Family Safety   12-06-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,272
Posted By MJB
Kid #1: 15 mos. I didn't know any better (this...

Kid #1: 15 mos. I didn't know any better (this was in 2004).
Kid #2: 2.5, when he hit the 33 lb. limit of his Radian (in 2008).
Kid #3: RFing at 1.5 and will probably not outgrow her seat RFing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-03-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By MJB
You're right, it does sound terrible. If you are...

You're right, it does sound terrible. If you are having trouble changing your attitude on your own, I'd suggest finding a good therapist to talk to about this. Or a divorce lawyer.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By MJB
Oh, my 5 yr. old will definitely need to reread...

Oh, my 5 yr. old will definitely need to reread both Narnia and His Dark Materials at a later date. I'm curious to see what he gets out of The Golden Compass-- I think there's plenty to entertain a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By MJB
My gifted 1st grader and typically developing...

My gifted 1st grader and typically developing 3rd grader both read at about a 6th grade level. Right now they are enjoying the Narnia series and the Gregor the Overlander series. My older son also...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-15-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By MJB
My oldest son, who isn't gifted, has the same...

My oldest son, who isn't gifted, has the same issues. He's in 3rd grade and has always been a slow writer (and has to work hard to be legible) but reads at a 6th grade level and should be in the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,399
Posted By MJB
I have one child who is not gifted and has ADHD...

I have one child who is not gifted and has ADHD who was old for his grade (Jan. bday with a Dec. cut-off). He has struggled with writing despite being older and if he'd been near the cut-off, I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-06-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By MJB
My 5 yr. old is working his way through the...

My 5 yr. old is working his way through the Narnia books. First grade is going great for him. He's not doing any extracurriculars since soccer ended, which is restful.
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By MJB
My kids (3rd and 1st grade) do theirs when they...

My kids (3rd and 1st grade) do theirs when they get home. They can have a snack while they do it but they can't play until it's done. 
On soccer days (which thank goodness ended last week until...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-29-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,621
Posted By MJB
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Quote:Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329806/are-your-gifted-kids-in-public-school/20#post_16721319)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,621
Posted By MJB
My gifted son does not go to public school. I...

My gifted son does not go to public school. I wish he did. We've agonized over it each of the past couple years (he's in 1st grade). I'm a huge supporter of public schools and my oldest son goes to...
Forum: Learning at School   10-27-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By MJB
We started my son in kindergarten at 4.5. The...

We started my son in kindergarten at 4.5. The cut-off here is 5 by Oct. 1 and he turned 5 in December. He's in 1st grade now and so far, it has been wonderful. He is still advanced academically, and...
Forum: Diapering   10-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By MJB
I'm thirding bleach. Your kitchen is not that...

I'm thirding bleach. Your kitchen is not that confined, I'm sure. Dilute it properly (1:10) in water, in a ventilated area and it will be fine. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,287
Posted By MJB
My oldest son is almost 9. How/what does he...

My oldest son is almost 9.
How/what does he eat?
He eats pretty much everything and eats a LOT of it. His favorites are saag, sushi, and pizza. 
Are mealtimes pleasant?
Very. He usually cooks...
Forum: Learning at School   10-19-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By MJB
Well, my oldest son did reading intervention for...

Well, my oldest son did reading intervention for the first few months of 1st grade and I have to say, it made a huge difference. He was having a hard time learning to read even though we worked on...
Forum: Learning at School   10-19-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By MJB
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