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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By natlav
Yeah - i've been pushing a grade skip since...

Yeah - i've been pushing a grade skip since Kindergarten which is why we go the testing done but even with test results that show he clearly could be skipped they basically have stated they dont do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By natlav
He is definitely not going back to that school...

He is definitely not going back to that school next year - in the meantime i have to find a way to at least survive the rest of this school year. I am of the mind to do exactly what you said, tell...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By natlav
Let them pay to have him evaluated - have them...

Let them pay to have him evaluated - have them do a whole psychoeducational assessment including IQ etc. Its not cheap to do it on your own, so might as well have them pay if they are pushing for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By natlav
Hi - i've posted here in the past about my...

Hi - i've posted here in the past about my on-going struggle with my gifted 2nd grader and his current school situation. He is in a public school in a town with good schools but we have struggled...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By natlav
Hi - i've posted on here a few times outlining...

Hi - i've posted on here a few times outlining the struggles i've had with DS and getting the school to do anything for him. He was tested by the school last year in first grade and scored a in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By natlav
You know i hadnt thought of it that way - what...

You know i hadnt thought of it that way - what he's writing is appropriate for a 7 year old - just seems like knowing how he speaks and what level he reads at he should be doing more! I'll have to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By natlav
OK not sure what happened to the original reply...

OK not sure what happened to the original reply but hope this isnt a duplicate. I was saying I was curious if this was a common problem/issue with gifted kids? Ds is 7 and loves reading but getting...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By natlav
I'm curious - is the aversion to writing a...

I'm curious - is the aversion to writing a common thing for gifted kids. DS is 7 and loves reading but ask him to write and its like pulling teeth. I personally feel it might be because he thinks so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By natlav
I agree - DH and I are always saying its scary...

I agree - DH and I are always saying its scary when you have a kid thats smarter than you, and both of us are also highly educated. 
 
I was trying to think of what (aside from video games) DS has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By natlav
LOL you are describing my now 7 year old (also a...

LOL you are describing my now 7 year old (also a 1st grader)  to a tee.  I've spent more time in the prinicpals office for him than I care to for the rest of my life.
 
We had him evaluated for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By natlav
In general our gifted program is lacking.  They...

In general our gifted program is lacking.  They don't offer any gifted programming until 4th grade and even then its a once a week pullout for an hour so not exactly stellar.  The STEM school doesn...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By natlav
Thanks for the info - unfortunately i have to...

Thanks for the info - unfortunately i have to give an answer  shortly and it will be impossible to go sit in on classes (kids are on spring break next week and the answer is due monday - just found...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By natlav
Yeah - this is the only elementary STEM school...

Yeah - this is the only elementary STEM school in town and there are only a few in the state.  It is not a gifted school - in fact it is in one of the less desirable parts of town and they have made...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By natlav
Hi - I'm looking for some info from anyone who...

Hi - I'm looking for some info from anyone who has experience with the advantages (or disadvantages) of a STEM magnet school for their gifted child.  My son is in 1st grade and we have had numerous...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
Yeah thats clearly the impression i get from...

Yeah thats clearly the impression i get from them.  Its - well its good enough for most kids so thats all we're going to do.
 
DS met with the psychologist(we had wanted an opinion of a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-05-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
The meeting went sort of as expected.  They gave...

The meeting went sort of as expected.  They gave me the laundry list of what they are already doing for him (highest reading group, using the "challenge"kit for questions, math journal to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
So i have 2 meetings today - 1`st with the...

So i have 2 meetings today - 1`st with the school curriculum specialist, reading specialist and gifted/talented teacher and my son's teacher, then later with a psychologist who deals with gifted...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
Not sure what testing they use but the teacher...

Not sure what testing they use but the teacher indicated they are capped at assessing on year ahead.  So we met with the pedi on a few occaisions, after our first meeting in which he met with us and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
Thanks for the input.  I would say our...

Thanks for the input.  I would say our relationship wiht the school is somewhat strained because of a year and a half of them insisting my son is behaviorally challenged and that his not being...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By natlav
So i met with DS's teacher again today as they...

So i met with DS's teacher again today as they in the middle of their 2nd round of assessments for the school year and i wanted to understand how far ahead they test.  AT the first round of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By natlav
Cant say for sure if its getting worse - he...

Cant say for sure if its getting worse - he seldom gets homework and didnt really get any at all last year (they told us he was already too far ahead so we shouldnt do any work with him in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-09-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By natlav
Thanks for the feedback.  In the future i'll let...

Thanks for the feedback.  In the future i'll let him write down his answer and let the teacher correct him - he will hopefully take it better from her than me.  He really struggles with calming down...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By natlav
OK so DS was recently identified as gifted...

OK so DS was recently identified as gifted although we had long suspected.  He is 6 yo and in first grade.  I've been reading up on stuff and realize that what we have considered his being a drama...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By natlav
I decided to take DS to an open house for a...

I decided to take DS to an open house for a gifted school nearby this weekend.  My husband is not on board but i want to check it out.  THat school offers weekend and vacation programs as well so if...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By natlav
Ok - so DS was recently tested and found to be...

Ok - so DS was recently tested and found to be gifted even though i've suspected it for years.  We alsway considered him emotionally immature because of his overly emotional reactions to...
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