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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By JollyGG
I promise that I will go back and read all the...

I promise that I will go back and read all the responses because I think this is a really great discussion.

I know one thing that made learning my kids actual IQ scores really confusing for me...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By JollyGG
I do love her response. It will be...

I do love her response.

It will be interesting to see how this is handled when my own child heads of to college in 5-6 years.
Though he's considered a gap year or a year as a foreign exchange...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,636
Posted By JollyGG
This one is actually easy. Here's my favorite...

This one is actually easy. Here's my favorite method so I don't feel to awkward. I find that back to school night is a crazy mess and there is no time to visit, as are most other formal chances to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By JollyGG
http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2014/...

http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/gifted-and-nongifted-siblings-how-conventional-wisdom-is-wrong/
 
"Instead, the study concluded that “it is actually, if anything, an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By JollyGG
Gender is also thought to play a role in...

Gender is also thought to play a role in intelligence. While there are multiple genes that control intelligence and children get a combination of those genes from both parents, some of those gene's...
Forum: Learning at School   05-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By JollyGG
Grade retention is a problem when teachers and...

Grade retention is a problem when teachers and parents think that retention alone will solve the problem, that magically another year to mature will fix whatever led to the problem in the first...
Forum: Learning at School   05-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By JollyGG
The reason schools don't like to retain students...

The reason schools don't like to retain students is because of overwhelming research showing it to typically not be helpful and even harmful. A good look at the research shows that some of the...
Forum: Games   05-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 1,366
Posted By JollyGG
Runt

Runt
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By JollyGG
Quote: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_...

Quote: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10093.aspx8. If one child in the family is highly gifted, is it possible that the other children are gifted also? 
Yes. Recent research indicated...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By JollyGG
My eldest is gifted. He's also incredibly...

My eldest is gifted. He's also incredibly asynchronous and his achievement doesn't meet up to his ability.
My daughter is above average, but right now not testing as gifted. However, she was also...
Forum: Learning at School   04-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,184
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmum35 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399492/eye-hearing-exams-in-school#post_17597637)
  
See the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,101
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MsFortune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1301435/anybody-else-not-want-to-pump#post_16303248)
 The best...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By JollyGG
At this point I'm unemployed so we are saving...

At this point I'm unemployed so we are saving -900 per month. But when I was working we saved about $300-$500 per month. Right before I got laid off, both my husband and I had good paying jobs. What...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By JollyGG
I'll agree with other posters, yes you do sound...

I'll agree with other posters, yes you do sound overprotective. However, that doesn't give anyone the right to undermine your authority.
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,097
Posted By JollyGG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395510/how-do-i-handle-kindergarten-bus-incident#post_17544240)
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Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,097
Posted By JollyGG
At this point I would just tell my son he needs...

At this point I would just tell my son he needs to sit with someone else on the bus. The best way to bullyproof your child is to give him the tools and the authority to deal with problems himself....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By JollyGG
Try just another dose of the B6 without the...

Try just another dose of the B6 without the Unisom in the morning.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By JollyGG
I google myself frequently, my husband...

I google myself frequently, my husband occasionally, and my kids rarely. There names do come up, but so far not in ways that concern me.
 
When I talk about my kids on Facebook or whatnot I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By JollyGG
I'm honestly confused as to what researchers...

I'm honestly confused as to what researchers claim there is not estrus. I worked in research concerning cardiovascular disease and hormones for a number of years (I don't anymore) and the realities...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-31-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By JollyGG
It does feel like everyone expects us to have...

It does feel like everyone expects us to have strong feelings or a decided preference. I, personally, didn't. Either way things ended up was going to be okay with me.
 
I ended up going with a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By JollyGG
I take mine down around Epiphany (January 6)....

I take mine down around Epiphany (January 6). Usually it's the weekend after.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,146
Posted By JollyGG
We didn't get either baby quilt made. However,...

We didn't get either baby quilt made. However, the kids have the next 6 days home. We'll have time to work on it before we all go back to school.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-22-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By JollyGG
So how's everyone doing after Fall semester?  ...

So how's everyone doing after Fall semester?
 
I did well. I only have one semester left before graduation. It's my student teaching semester so I'm a bit worried. I was laid off from my job in...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-18-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,146
Posted By JollyGG
I got the vanilla extract done and in jars. I...

I got the vanilla extract done and in jars. I got all the name art done, printed, and wrapped. I didn't get the baby quilts done. We might still get the one for the baby who will be spending...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By JollyGG
The cool thing about nursing is that it can be...

The cool thing about nursing is that it can be tackled in steps. I've seen many people do a quick nursing aid program and start working as a nurses aid (usually only pays minimum wage). Then while...
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