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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 07:04 AM
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I'm sure it's all about liability. It's a private...

I'm sure it's all about liability. It's a private school of about 3K and they do a lot in their community as well as send their teams, clubs and performance groups all over the world. There are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
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When grade skippers go to college...

DD 17 heads to college next month. She won't be 18 until next year. She forwards me an email from the school with a form to sign allowing her to leave campus for either college activities or leisure....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
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Homeschoolingmama, I wouldn't say you are the odd...

Homeschoolingmama, I wouldn't say you are the odd one out. Sending the girl home is obviously an option and may even be the best one in the end. I just personally like to give every chance for these...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
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12 can seem "old" when you've got toddlers and...

12 can seem "old" when you've got toddlers and infants but it's still an age where kids can have difficulty being away from home and immediate family for long periods of time. It's natural for her to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-02-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By whatsnextmom
For us, the general rule is 13 and we had access...

For us, the general rule is 13 and we had access to their codes and accounts until high school graduation. We did say that we wouldn't pry but reserved the right to go through the accounts if we felt...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By whatsnextmom
Our summer will be a bit shorter than normal this...

Our summer will be a bit shorter than normal this year.

DD 17 is heading across the country to college mid August. As you can imagine, there is a lot of business preparing for that. She's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By whatsnextmom
Your teens summer plans...

Just to introduce a lighter subject, what is your teen/preteen up to this summer? Anything fun? Family stuff? Still figuring it all out?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,953
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I think it's fine to want that for you child and...

I think it's fine to want that for you child and encourage that ability. Honestly, I don't know any parents that don't already do that. I think it's also important to accept when you just don't have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,953
Posted By whatsnextmom
Like all scenario's in parenting, how different...

Like all scenario's in parenting, how different children react to different parenting styles varies. We all have a story of how we took the "hard line" and how well it worked and it "all parents did...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By whatsnextmom
What an area has to offer differs. What a child...

What an area has to offer differs. What a child wants and is willing to sacrifice for, varies. In my area, there are lots of options. Homeschooling is common. Homeschooling charters, online schools,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By whatsnextmom
I don't think Miranda was making that accusation....

I don't think Miranda was making that accusation. I read it more as agreement with the concerns you, yourself mentioned. If you aren't sure he's ready for the structure and written labor of the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By whatsnextmom
I'm not really sure from your post as to what you...

I'm not really sure from your post as to what you want for your kids. I get that you feel your daughter is being under-challenged in school but you don't say what you think will help her. Does she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,953
Posted By whatsnextmom
This is something we let got of. The one meal...

This is something we let got of. The one meal idea cost us too much in family harmony. My DS 13 has an over-active gag reflex. Until he was 5, I thought he was just "picky" and "stubborn." Dinner was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,064
Posted By whatsnextmom
This sort of takes things off topic but what...

This sort of takes things off topic but what Miranda says rings true. Alcohol is a much more dangerous and damaging drug than marijuana but they have a really strong lobby and community support. For...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By whatsnextmom
Do you mean give her in allowance or just spend...

Do you mean give her in allowance or just spend when you are out and about? Does she regularly ask for things you don't want to spend your money on when you are out?

It's perfectly OK to draw the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By whatsnextmom
For what it's worth, it's not a system I use with...

For what it's worth, it's not a system I use with my kids either. It's just a popular method. For starters, I don't believe that kids giving money to charity is particularly useful. I encourage our...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By whatsnextmom
I think how a kid handles money is as much a part...

I think how a kid handles money is as much a part of their personality as it is environment. You can teach them your methods and some smart financial skills but that doesn't necessarily change how...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By whatsnextmom
Yes, my kids working has been a lot of work for...

Yes, my kids working has been a lot of work for me too. My two love theatre and worked professionally until they were about 12 (just regional theatre... no national touring or TV/film/commercial...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,553
Posted By whatsnextmom
What "services" are you expecting he'd get? What...

What "services" are you expecting he'd get? What does the school offer? In our area, there is speech. There are some services for learning disabilities. There are some special needs classrooms on...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,553
Posted By whatsnextmom
Labels always seem to be good and bad. They make...

Labels always seem to be good and bad. They make somethings much easier and somethings more work. What label do you think your son will have? ADHD? Are you thinking he's on the autism spectrum? You...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By whatsnextmom
Yeah! Sounds like he's really come into his own....

Yeah! Sounds like he's really come into his own. You have every reason to beam! Good luck to him in college!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,064
Posted By whatsnextmom
Well, he could still have a bright future. I know...

Well, he could still have a bright future. I know my DH smoked pot socially when I met him at 21. He was disengaged... hard working but without a purpose and in the habit of hanging out with the...
Forum: Learning at School   06-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By whatsnextmom
When you have your meeting, may sure to keep on...

When you have your meeting, may sure to keep on the topic of the handful of excluded children... not just your child and how she was hurt. It's easy for administrations to ignore a frustrated parent...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By whatsnextmom
It would be difficult since it's now summer...

It would be difficult since it's now summer session (limited class offerings) and most of her teachers aren't on campus again until Fall. Transferring these units not only gets rid of some GE's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By whatsnextmom
Applejuice, it can be a difficult line with...

Applejuice, it can be a difficult line with college administration and your young teen. DD's handled everything on her own and done a bang up job of it. However, we had an issue pop-up yesterday and...
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