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Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2014, 08:45 PM
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Posted By oaksie68
Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like...

Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like to add:
 
When I'm feeling grumpy about how the media portrays the vaccine topic (and those who do not vax), the Dixie Chicks song, "I'm Not Ready to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395158/issues-with-13-year-old#post_17538485)


I'm rambling. It is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380038/science-class-acceleration-wwyd-updated-dds-in/20#post_17538098)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FisherFamily http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394458/3-year-old-sleep-night-terrors-more#post_17535107)

We...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
I've posted this is a different thread, but I...

I've posted this is a different thread, but I thought I'd put this update here as well:

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By oaksie68
A little late for December... DD (13 years...

A little late for December...

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her first real taste of challenge, both to her intelect, and her...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pepin http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394415/continue-to-give-gifts-for-adult-nieces-nephews#post_17528777)

We...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394415/continue-to-give-gifts-for-adult-nieces-nephews#post_17528276)

How...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By oaksie68
In my family, we went from giving gifts to...

In my family, we went from giving gifts to everyone(childhood into early marriage), then to picking couples when all siblings were married, to now, only giving gifts to nieces and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By oaksie68
As the nieces and nephews on both sides of the...

As the nieces and nephews on both sides of the families have gotten older, and as we don't live near or see them over the holidays, we have just been giving gift cards (usually an electronic gift...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By oaksie68
Up between 4:30 and 5 am to leave the house at...

Up between 4:30 and 5 am to leave the house at 6:30am. I have to get myself up and ready, get DD up at 5:30, DS up a 6, and play the whole re-waker, cheerleader, and/or drill seagent while putting...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By oaksie68
In total? Drop off then home, pick up then home...

In total? Drop off then home, pick up then home - 92+ miles per day. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif 22+ miles to DD's HS (about 30 minute drive), then another 6 miles to DS's ES...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By oaksie68
She still is mostly excited, but is showing some...

She still is mostly excited, but is showing some stress and nervousness (and is to be expected no matter what the circumstance!).  And I guess so am I, truth be told!
 
We finally got her schedule...
Forum: Learning at School   07-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By oaksie68
I'm going to go through this tomorrow when we...

I'm going to go through this tomorrow when we (finally!) get to register DD for HS. Granted, this will be her first year in HS, but is staying in the same school district. I'm dreading it.....blech!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By oaksie68
DD was 12 when we had her tested, both to get...

DD was 12 when we had her tested, both to get official documentation for possible placement in a gifted program, but also to provide info and reassurance about making a change of academic setting. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
SHE'S OFFICIALLY IN!   We took a tour before...

SHE'S OFFICIALLY IN!
 
We took a tour before getting official confirmation, and DD literally was vibrating as the tour got to the engineering classrooms.  The coordinator of the program pointed...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
So....another update, and it's good too!   ...

So....another update, and it's good too!
 
So....after a little ball dropping by the MS principal (has been trying to straddle between this job and her new one), we finally got the okay for the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383224/harry-potter-concerns/20#post_17356711)

What are AR books?...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-13-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By oaksie68
I needed to limit when DD read HP book 5 and...

I needed to limit when DD read HP book 5 and beyond.  She did well up through 4 (in 2nd grade), but once she started reading #5, she started having nightmares, so I told her she need to take a break...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By oaksie68
An update will follow, but I wanted to...

An update will follow, but I wanted to respond to previous posts first!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-14-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381361/experience-with-stem-school-for-gifted-child#post_17329018)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By oaksie68
So in the spirit in which I believe this thread...

So in the spirit in which I believe this thread was intended, here is my entry!
 
You know you are the parent of a gifted child when, for their birthday they ask for a fog machine and a large...
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