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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By joensally
As kids get older, "compelling" only goes so far....

As kids get older, "compelling" only goes so far.

My kid loves parts of school and has lots of friends. She cannot tolerate the pace, and that in combination with her acute sensitivity make a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By joensally
If you search "self-regulation" and "mindfulness"...

If you search "self-regulation" and "mindfulness" you'll find lots of helpful information.

I have to say that I wouldn't frame this as "emotional problems," but would say she's intense and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 12:50 PM
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Views: 334
Posted By joensally
My teenager did this until she couldn't take it...

My teenager did this until she couldn't take it anymore (grade 5). She repeatedly drops out of school because she can't take the boredom and it actually makes her feel anxious and physically ill.
...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By joensally
I cannot find a reference, but it's common for...

I cannot find a reference, but it's common for kids with high IQ to have variability amongst subtests. The WISC IV tests four broad areas, and it's most rare to have a score that is balanced and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 373
Posted By joensally
Not relevant to the OP as we're discussing a...

Not relevant to the OP as we're discussing a three year old, but this is just wrong-headed wrt many gifted kids. That's a horrible way to spend hours every day, and a gifted kid is entitled to have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 10:08 AM
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Views: 373
Posted By joensally
OP, I'd avoid learning apps/games on the iPad or...

OP, I'd avoid learning apps/games on the iPad or computer. To me, if he's going to learn to read, he's going to and you can't really avoid it. However, electronics are instant gratification tools...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By joensally
OP, I would suggest you talk to the teacher and...

OP, I would suggest you talk to the teacher and find out how gifted services are structured in the school and in the district. Find out who is responsible for what, and what services are offered. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By joensally
Miranda, IIRC, your kids weren't in formal...

Miranda, IIRC, your kids weren't in formal schooling for grade 1. I think there's a lot of difference between a young gifted child who is not identified but is struggling with self-regulation (due...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By joensally
It appears to be an advocacy organization. I...

It appears to be an advocacy organization. I don't see how they'd be qualified to certify anything, nor licensed for anything.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By joensally
I'm pretty disappointed by the tester on your...

I'm pretty disappointed by the tester on your behalf.

First: that's too short an assessment period for a complicated, young child.
Second: 126 Verbal score on SB5 means he's gifted in the verbal...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By joensally
I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma. ...

I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma.

I think a big part of what you're internally experiencing is the process of settling into this information. I think that through most of parenting, we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By joensally
This was my son.    What is your goal with...

This was my son. 
 
What is your goal with working on his reading?  Does it bother him?
 
I'm a real proponent of balancing remediation with giving time to grow.  He doesn't need to do more than...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By joensally
My son is 2E and was a total handful in the...

My son is 2E and was a total handful in the early years, what you describe is very familiar.  We homeschooled grade 1 to give him a year without being told he was wrong/bad in a million spoken and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By joensally
The strategies to support a child who is...

The strategies to support a child who is experiencing sensitivity, anxiety and gloominess are the same whether gifted or not, so looking for materials on CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By joensally
Hi, and welcome.   BTDT-been there, done...

Hi, and welcome.
 
BTDT-been there, done that, HG- highly gifted, AP-attachment parenting.
 
Re: the score.  That is a great score.  If it's the FSIQ, it is impressive because it likely means...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By joensally
I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there...

I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there were a couple of ceiling scores. The WPPSI-IV is good to 7.5 - did they use the III or the IV? I would look at the anxiety first, and the overall...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By joensally
What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids...

What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids at the school neighbourhood kids?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,945
Posted By joensally
Kids are often complicated, and it could be an...

Kids are often complicated, and it could be an "and" rather than an "or."  Kids can be gifted and have other complicating factors.  Whatever the particular mix is, you do want a child to be in a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By joensally
I'm going to wander in with a slightly different...

I'm going to wander in with a slightly different perspective.  I'm a non-musical parent with two kids who at varying times have been learning two instruments simultaneously.  Moominmamma is a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By joensally
I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the...

I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the relationship to you of the people making these comments, but I think it's fine to say something like "Thank you for your concern, we've got it."  Repeat.  Not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By joensally
I would recommend researching what a free...

I would recommend researching what a free evaluation involves in your area and get on a waitlist.  The parent interview portion of the  ADOS/ADIR (standardized tools for ASD assessment) is normed on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By joensally
I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss...

I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss it with them in terms of your daughter has some anxiety (around x, y, z), and while it initially manifested as internalizing (shyness, avoidance),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by winnie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By joensally
OP, are the evaluators using standardized...

OP, are the evaluators using standardized instruments in their evaluations?  The rule out for an ASD should be "does not meet criteria according to ___ tool" rather than a narrative remark.  Same...
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