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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
Well, it's been a very long time since I've...

Well, it's been a very long time since I've posted -- but it's been an interesting year.  The long story short is that, ds is doing just great  :)   We had a bit of a bumpy start, but academically...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By LauraLoo
We moved when my children were almost 6 and 3....

We moved when my children were almost 6 and 3.  On the suggestion from another mdc mama, we made a little photo album for the place we were moving to - photos of key things - new home, landmarks,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,499
Posted By LauraLoo
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Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328631/home-ec-class-necessary-or-not/40#post_16649986)
 
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Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By LauraLoo
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Quote:Originally Posted by lindberg99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328763/5th-grader-considering-band#post_16644822)

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Forum: Learning at School   09-05-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By LauraLoo
This was an unusual year for us since both dc's...

This was an unusual year for us since both dc's needed new lunch boxes and backpacks, so this puts us close to $100 altogether for just those things.  We typically get many years use out of these,...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-26-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By LauraLoo
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Forum: Personal Growth   08-20-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By LauraLoo
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Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1323126/do-you-think-life-is-inherently-hard#post_16573942)...
Forum: Learning at School   08-20-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,789
Posted By LauraLoo
I love discussions about creativity!    I think...

I love discussions about creativity!    I think it's helpful to realize that creativity presents itself in different ways.  At a very high level, there are two types of creativity - new...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,242
Posted By LauraLoo
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-27-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
Just wanted to thank everyone for their support...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their support and comments.  Unless something drastic happens in the next month, we are planning on having him move on to middle school with a fall back plan of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-08-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-05-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
I appreciate the responses -- we've had a busy...

I appreciate the responses -- we've had a busy holiday weekend with festivities.  I'll come back when I have a chance to ponder in a more relaxed mode.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-30-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
There's bullying and then there's also social...

There's bullying and then there's also social exclusion.  Middle school is typically about fitting in and not being different.  DS is different -- and social isolation would put him at a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-29-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
Thanks, Linda and Amy.  I think it's possible...

Thanks, Linda and Amy.  I think it's possible that if I knew the specific accommodations that would be made - like the one's Linda spelled out, I'd feel a lot more comfortable with him progressing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
His birthday is June, the cut off is Dec. 1, but...

His birthday is June, the cut off is Dec. 1, but red shirting is really, really common.  He is the youngest boy in his class, if that gives you any idea of how common it is. I'm not sure how young...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
Hi...

Hi joensally http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hola.gif   I've been a little quiet on this board because this year has been a lot of watching, waiting, and testing.  Let's see if I can...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
He will be in the same school district and both...

He will be in the same school district and both dh and I have toured the middle school.  We haven't formally spoken to the special ed team there -- but the psychologist that tested ds (and was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By LauraLoo
I'm going to try to make this as short as...

I'm going to try to make this as short as possible.  After 2 years of HS'ing, ds (now 10) went back to school per his request.  His adjustment was rocky - lots of anxiety -  and after a few months,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By LauraLoo
Another thing to consider or rule out would be...

Another thing to consider or rule out would be food allergies or intollerances.  I mention this because we went through something similar with ds and once we removed the offending food from his diet...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,140
Posted By LauraLoo
I also want to let anyone who's reading this...

I also want to let anyone who's reading this thread know that you can also get a temporary parking placard.  My ds had a leg cast one winter and was unable to walk across snowy & icy parking lots -...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-09-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By LauraLoo
We also had a huge improvement with vision...

We also had a huge improvement with vision therapy -- ds hasn't officially matriculated out of it yet, and we have a yearly follow up in 2 weeks.  Ironically, 2 years prior to doing VT, a pediatric...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By LauraLoo
There is always a chance that school (public,...

There is always a chance that school (public, private, charter) won't even touch your child's educational needs - gifted or not.  
And on that note, here's a great book for some food for thought:...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-31-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,914
Posted By LauraLoo
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By LauraLoo
You can also check out Clonlara -  ...

You can also check out Clonlara - 
http://www.clonlara.org/home_based
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