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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Linda on the move
I don't look at this the same way you do. ...

I don't look at this the same way you do.

First, I don't find the different between 130 and 106 to be "formidable." I think that a lot of people look at the world in different ways due to a wide...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Linda on the move
Evidently, the courts also won't give custody...

Evidently, the courts also won't give custody back to your husband, who you decided to create another child with. (Or will they but he doesn't care for actually raising children once they are here.)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Posted By Linda on the move
Its really good to see you again. To catch...

Its really good to see you again.

To catch up on me -- my oldest (who is both gifted and on the spectrum) is now in community college. And my youngest is attending a large public highschool (this...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By Linda on the move
but in a marriage, his issues (or her issues) ARE...

but in a marriage, his issues (or her issues) ARE the the relationship's issues.

And she was wrong. Her marriage was falling apart, and she didn't see it for what it was. Her children were losing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Linda on the move
I really agree with this. I think it makes sense...

I really agree with this. I think it makes sense to take a look at yourself and consider if you are overly negative (since you've heard this from your spouse as well). If you decide you, you can...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Linda on the move
Honestly, I think that is just parenting. I'm...

Honestly, I think that is just parenting. I'm sure some parents never experience it, but that many, many parents who are focused and conscientious experience it at different points. I have with both...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-04-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Linda on the move
I just ran across this study, which showed that...

I just ran across this study, which showed that couples with a child with autism often choose not to have more children:
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Linda on the move
I don't think you've included some really...

I don't think you've included some really important information. What do you want to do when you are done? What are the job prospects in that field? How much will that job pay, and how much is the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Linda on the move
I have two children, and the older one is on the...

I have two children, and the older one is on the autism spectrum. My children are very close in age so the decision that you are facing isn't one we faced. We realized that something was off with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-01-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By Linda on the move
Having had marriage problems that were partly...

Having had marriage problems that were partly caused by me putting the kids first and DH putting his career first, we now spend one meal a week just the two of us. We know exactly what happens if you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Linda on the move
I think you need to be OK with him being upset...

I think you need to be OK with him being upset sometimes. Everybody is upset sometimes, and it isn't our job to fix it. Its not a mater of it working or not working (i.e., keeping him from being...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Linda on the move
For me, part of the journey of being the mom of a...

For me, part of the journey of being the mom of a special needs child has been making peace with the unknown.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Linda on the move
I don't think there is a way for other people to...

I don't think there is a way for other people to politely inquire.

My DD is on the autism spectrum, and is also gifted. We didn't know until she is 13 that she is also gifted because her autism...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Linda on the move
Another thing -- I now work at a school with...

Another thing -- I now work at a school with special needs kids. For those kids with special needs who are required to take the standardized test (the high functioning kids) we can give them SO MANY...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 598
Posted By Linda on the move
Diagnosing a learning disability is more complex...

Diagnosing a learning disability is more complex than that. The child needs to have trouble learning, they need to be disabled. The OPer's child is functioning above grade level.

The reason the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Linda on the move
Also, as far a child seeing themselves through...

Also, as far a child seeing themselves through the lens of their diagnosis, I used to have the same fear and tried to shelter my DD. Finally, when she was 12 there was just no way around it any more....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By Linda on the move
The schools here don't teach it. We spent a...

The schools here don't teach it.

We spent a little time on when they kids were young and homeschooling -- not much. One of my DDs has serious fine motor deficits and it was a bit of nightmare. So...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Linda on the move
There was recently a thread on the learning at...

There was recently a thread on the learning at school board about the pros and cons of labeling. You might find it interesting.
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Forum: Personal Growth   06-24-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Linda on the move
Good for you for going, and staying in your...

Good for you for going, and staying in your center. Hopefully, you'll be able to have closure.

Normally when someone loses a family member, I tell them I'm sorry for their loss. But in this case,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Linda on the move
My DD has auditory processing challenges as part...

My DD has auditory processing challenges as part of being on the autism spectrum. She is also gifted, but we didn't know she was gifted until she was 13 because she couldn't comply with testing well...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Linda on the move
That's very close to what I'm saying. You are...

That's very close to what I'm saying. You are presenting things like we either know how to do them or don't, and that we work at learning things so we can move them over to the "things I am profient...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Linda on the move
I got a pretty box (like a photo storage box from...

I got a pretty box (like a photo storage box from Micheal's) and put a variety of products in it, and a package of stickers that I knew she would like (to decorate the box). This gave her a chance to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 598
Posted By Linda on the move
I don't know why you are quoting me and pointing...

I don't know why you are quoting me and pointing me to a definition of LD. I know the definition of LD. I work with special needs kids in a school and I'm currently working my on special education...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Linda on the move
I think the ability to work at something can be...

I think the ability to work at something can be developed in any discipline and that it's a transferable skill. For some kids music or sports give them something that they really have to develop self...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Linda on the move
So your current neighbors are scummy and the...

So your current neighbors are scummy and the other neighborhood has rich, spoiled children? I think you need to do some soul searching about what you want in a neighborhood because you kinda come...
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