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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 06:58 PM
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Posted By KCMichigan
I agree w/ PP. What Kindergarten will look...

I agree w/ PP.

What Kindergarten will look like when OP child is there will depend on the area and and current state of education.

K now is not what it was back when most current posters...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By KCMichigan
I think Linda had some really valuable advice. ...

I think Linda had some really valuable advice.

I have a DD similar to your DS. She is very young for grade and skipped K due to a wide range of loopholes. I truly think it would not matter WHAT...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By KCMichigan
Miranda explained it very well!! Exposure,...

Miranda explained it very well!!

Exposure, interest, language skills (receptive and expressive), and environment all play a strong role at that age, making it difficult to predict the future for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By KCMichigan
I would have to agree that Lego is great for...

I would have to agree that Lego is great for math/building loving kiddos. Just have a table or a specific place for them so the little ones can't get them and the big kiddo can.

Other 'building'...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By KCMichigan
First, I would avoid preschools that have regular...

First, I would avoid preschools that have regular homework!!

I would find a playbased preschool and/or multi-age. Depending on which is more appealing to your DS and his learning style.
...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By KCMichigan
We've got quirky kiddos in our house and one that...

We've got quirky kiddos in our house and one that sounds very similar to OP DD. She can quote long monologues out of her books, repeat conversations from days ago, strategize and play a good game of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By KCMichigan
A FYI if you move and/or talk to the school...

A FYI if you move and/or talk to the school districts....Some medical fields (and insurance) will not evaluate APD until age 7+ due to developmental growth and/or other co-existing factors that can...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By KCMichigan
This exactly. Many GT kiddos have areas...

This exactly.


Many GT kiddos have areas of strengths/weaknesses- asynchrony is frustrating, but not a learning disability. You can have bright kiddos that do average in some subjects and excel...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by squimp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396452/need-book-series-ideas#post_17556444)

My DD was very much...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396452/need-book-series-ideas#post_17555931)
 In reality,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396452/need-book-series-ideas#post_17555774)
 How about The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By KCMichigan
I have twin 8 yr olds.   Last year 2nd grade...

I have twin 8 yr olds.
 
Last year 2nd grade ended with the wonderful teacher saying that both girls needed to challenge themselves in self-selected reading material- they both tended to pick...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By KCMichigan
We do the story theme too…there are some good...

We do the story theme too…there are some good visualization/relaxtion story CDs on Amazon (and our local library carries them). 
 
They have been invaluable for sleep in our house! One of my girls...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By KCMichigan
I would try to play games at home-- a lot of...

I would try to play games at home-- a lot of board games have good math skills! Othello, Yahtzee, Blokus, etc (I am sure others have good suggestions as well). Baking-- double & halve the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-20-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By KCMichigan
One of my DDs was dx'd as PDD_NOS because her...

One of my DDs was dx'd as PDD_NOS because her social skills were too high. She has poor eye contact.
 
We have done a lot of social skills work with her because she enjoys people and has strong...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-15-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By KCMichigan
Welcome!!!     At 2, it would be very hard...

Welcome!!!
 
 
At 2, it would be very hard to know if your little one is GT. Although many parents state they had signs early on, but others state that their littles ones didnt really seem...
Forum: Waldorf   12-15-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By KCMichigan
I agree w/ previous posters.   We have...

I agree w/ previous posters.
 
We have almost all open-ended toys, but many are more complex and also more child requested as my two are older.
 
I guess I see Lego, Playmobil, and 'action' toys...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MJB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394232/private-to-public-trouble#post_17524557)

I haven't been on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By KCMichigan
With the Olympics coming this winter, there are...

With the Olympics coming this winter, there are some great little books
 ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By KCMichigan
I agree with PP. I work with 3s  as a preschool...

I agree with PP. I work with 3s  as a preschool teacher (and as a mom with a daughter with GI issues- so I know way more about poop than I want to) and it is a very common issue (potty regression)....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by melrose09 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392819/new-here-gifted-preschooler-problems#post_17505744)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By KCMichigan
 Hi,   I teach 3 yr old preschool so maybe I...

 Hi,
 
I teach 3 yr old preschool so maybe I have some insight for you. A few questions:
 
What format is the preschool? Some preschool settings/curriculums facilitate social skills more than...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391118/sleep-does-anything-help#post_17480923)
 Ah, there have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By KCMichigan
We wanted a school that was flexible for our...

We wanted a school that was flexible for our twin DDs special needs and academic skills.
 
For Preschool:
 
We avoided anything that was academic. For prek, we did play-based with just touches...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By KCMichigan
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nextcommercial http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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