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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-19-2014, 09:08 AM
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I don't know if it's available for a Galaxy...

I don't know if it's available for a Galaxy tablet but my 2.5 year old really likes an app called 'reading raven.' She only plays for about 15 minutes a week though. I don't know how quickly she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
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My oldest DD developed an imaginary friend...

My oldest DD developed an imaginary friend shortly after her sister was born. She was almost 3. Her imaginary friend had crazy adventures and also got into a lot of trouble. After awhile a second...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-20-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
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Thanks everyone for your replies. My first...

Thanks everyone for your replies. My first reaction was also that this isn't such extreme behavior for her age. DH was concerned because it was a packed theater with much younger children even...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
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What I'm really concerned about though isn't...

What I'm really concerned about though isn't actually her reaction to the movie but his reaction to her reaction. The idea that we can or should do something to make her a less sensitive person. I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-17-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
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It's actually the content rather than the...

It's actually the content rather than the setting that is upsetting to her.  This is nothing new to us - she has always gotten very upset about anything sad, scary, anxiety provoking in movies.  She...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
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My DH took our Dd(4.5) to see Polar Express this...

My DH took our Dd(4.5) to see Polar Express this weekend. She became very upset during parts of the movie - crying loudly in a way that DH found embarrassing and felt was disruptive to everyone else...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
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My 4.5 year old has asked for a globe for...

My 4.5 year old has asked for a globe for Christmas. Any recommendations? Would prefer to spend <$50 and not have it require a battery.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
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Dd (4.5) is enjoying her preschool. At home she...

Dd (4.5) is enjoying her preschool. At home she is beginning (reluctantly) to read. It is somewhat amusing to see her switch back and forth between proudly and loudly claiming that she can read...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
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My 4.5 yo DD is similar except even more...

My 4.5 yo DD is similar except even more resistant to attempting to read. I don't think she has much interest at all at this point. She memorizes stories after 1-2 exposures and chooses these to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
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Yes - I was a gifted child who was not...

Yes - I was a gifted child who was not accelerated and who struggled socially. I was (obviously) bored out of my mind in school to the point of wanting to drop out (though I still excelled -...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By A-time-to-live
Thanks for all the ideas. What I really don't...

Thanks for all the ideas. What I really don't understand is specifically why the dessert before bed causes her so much difficulty. She has it only an hour after eating dinner, has no difficulty...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By A-time-to-live
Update - Thanks for your suggestions. We tried...

Update - Thanks for your suggestions. We tried these and a few others. Her favorite by far is a book called 'The Best Book of Early People" by Margaret Hynes.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By A-time-to-live
This is not exactly a gifted question but I know...

This is not exactly a gifted question but I know the topic of reactive hypoglycemia has come up here in the past...
 
We think DD(4) has reactive hypoglycemia.  Lately we think we have noticed...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-31-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By A-time-to-live
So - I totally get that a score at the 4th...

So - I totally get that a score at the 4th percentile is indicative of something more than asynchronous development. IT was the wording "discrepancy between speech and other abilities" that I was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-29-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By A-time-to-live
I apologize if I caused the OP any distress. I...

I apologize if I caused the OP any distress. I was not questioning the diagnosis or need for therapy. I totally can see that a score in the 4th percentile on a test might indicate a need for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By A-time-to-live
I'm curious about the logic of qualifying a...

I'm curious about the logic of qualifying a child for speech and language services based on a discrepancy between speech and other abilities.  Wouldn't this be an example of asynchronous...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By A-time-to-live
I wish I knew - I guess I could say by magic...

I wish I knew - I guess I could say by magic too.  The thing that really blew my mind was when she started writing letters.  How can you learn to write letters without being taught, or at least...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By A-time-to-live
Anyone know of any books written at the k-2...

Anyone know of any books written at the k-2 level about early humans?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-08-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,621
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When asked how can you tell the difference...

When asked how can you tell the difference between a boy and a girl, DD(4) replied, 'A boy has an X and a Y chromosome, a girl has two X's.' (But what I really want to know is why she was being...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By A-time-to-live
So I don't know how out of the ordinary any of...

So I don't know how out of the ordinary any of this really is but - enough that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life and I need a place to brag about my 16 month old because she is just amazing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By A-time-to-live
I wouldn't worry about his lack of interest in...

I wouldn't worry about his lack of interest in reading and writing at that age. He may just not be ready to learn. Which doesn't mean that he isn't extremely bright or gifted.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By A-time-to-live
What'snextmom so sorry to hear about your son's...

What'snextmom so sorry to hear about your son's experience. Glad there was a good resolution.

DD is going to be 4 in a week! We have been reading The Wizard of Oz in anticipation of going to see...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By A-time-to-live
Tigerle, so glad to hear that the newest member...

Tigerle, so glad to hear that the newest member of your family has arrived and is doing well!
 
DD(3.5) has discovered art and writing.  The writing started when she wanted to make a list of foods...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By A-time-to-live
Thanks Miranda! She does report liking the lion...

Thanks Miranda! She does report liking the lion game and liking the sandbox. And she is constantly telling me about how much she likes her school - even making up songs about how it's the best...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By A-time-to-live
No - it's not good socialization which is why I...

No - it's not good socialization which is why I am concerned. I think maybe I didn't give enough info? I'm not wondering if this is a gifted behavior but posting here because of the difference in...
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