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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-18-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By pranava
How and when to ask for more advanced work?

DS(6) started 1st Grade 3 weeks ago in a 1st and 2nd grade split class. He has come home every day saying that school is boring, everything they do he already knows, and he wants to learn something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By pranava
Thanks for the replies! This all makes sense -...

Thanks for the replies! This all makes sense - keep it light and positive,the teacher is busy meeting lots and lots of people. I hope they ask for a written page about the kids. Some of the things...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 06:51 AM
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Views: 683
Posted By pranava
What do you tell the teacher on "Meet the Teacher Day"?

The new school year is just 2 weeks away for us. The school has a "Meet the Teacher" hour on the day before the start of the school year.

What do you tell the teacher about your kids at the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-29-2015, 07:11 AM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By pranava
Thank you! I will check them out. Someone...

Thank you! I will check them out. Someone suggested the Kingdon of Wrenly series and those have been fantastic. If I read the first 2 chapters, he's hooked and finishes the book himself. Not so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-05-2015, 11:51 AM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By pranava
YES!! Thank you, that's exactly what I'm trying...

YES!! Thank you, that's exactly what I'm trying to say, but you said it better :) He's a great reader, and I want him to love to read. He can read 'Go Dog, Go', Tolstoy or whatever, but I don't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2015, 12:17 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By pranava
Interesting take on rewards and contests - I'll...

Interesting take on rewards and contests - I'll have to read some Alfie Kohn. I'm not worried that he'll lose reading skills over the summer, which is what this program is geared to prevent. His...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By pranava
Need Picture books or short story collections for advanced reader.

DS(6) was tested as reading at a 5th grade level by his kindergarten teacher, but he doesn't like to read(unless it's nonfiction about dinosaurs that is).

He really wants to earn prizes in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By pranava
Hi mythreekiddos! I don't have the seasoned...

Hi mythreekiddos! I don't have the seasoned advice that some others on this board do, but I'm in a similar boat. My DS 6 is finishing Kindergarten this month and has IQ test scores all over the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
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Views: 216
Posted By pranava
6 year old Angry gun play

My soon to be 6 year old doesn't have any toy guns. I'm not totally against gun play, but I do think guns are tools not toys. I am however, very worried about the type of gun play my son engages...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By pranava
I'd agree with this! I also chose a private...

I'd agree with this! I also chose a private school for my Kindergarten early reader. I visited several public schools in my district and was told that subject acceleration isn't really done in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By pranava
Hmmm.... I don't know if it could have been...

Hmmm.... I don't know if it could have been purchased by school staff pre-wrapped. I'm guessing it was not because there were several sticker price tags on the gun like it had been marked down many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By pranava
Kindy son bought cap gun at school market. Would you say something to the teacher?

My 5 year olds kindergarten class has a market day once a week where they can buy things with the pennies they earn throughout the week by doing their work and assigned jobs that week. They all love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By pranava
I'm very sorry for your loss. It is so hard...

I'm very sorry for your loss. It is so hard dealing with a beloved friend's death and seeing your children grieve is heartbreaking. I hope you pain softens and you and your family are able to talk...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By pranava
Thanks for the tip Tigerle! I will post in the...

Thanks for the tip Tigerle! I will post in the Davidson forum and see what they think. The scores of 10 and 17 are scaled scores with 10 being the mean with a standard deviation of 3. I just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By pranava
One more question for those of you who know...

One more question for those of you who know testing and scoring :grin: I got the full report today with subtest scores. This is the SB V. His verbal scores are 2 to 3 points above the non verbal...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By pranava
:lurk Interesting - following this thread...

:lurk Interesting - following this thread because I'm also considering a school with uniforms. My DS has sensory issues and I'm worried that he won't be comfortable.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By pranava
Interesting that you bring up the vision issue. ...

Interesting that you bring up the vision issue. I hadn't considered how that could play a significant role in this kind of testing, but while looking into the causes behind large differences in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By pranava
He was there for the 1.5 hour history interview...

He was there for the 1.5 hour history interview with me, but he was clearly agitated because he spent the time being really loud and crawling all over me while trying to lick me(he knows this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By pranava
Confused by IQ test: Not 2e just ASD?

My DS(5) had an eval for autism with a psychologist. The psych spent 1.5 hours with both of us discussing history, then an hour with DS. During this hour she did an IQ test – the Stanford Binet 5. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,386
Posted By pranava
Maybe she's ready to write her own stories? ...

Maybe she's ready to write her own stories? Bring lots of paper if she can write, a tablet if she can type, or a voice recorder if that works better.

Or, my son actually prefers for me to tell...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By pranava
:lol That's pretty funny! Just wanted to...

:lol That's pretty funny!

Just wanted to second Tigerle - Your son sounds similar to mine at that age, so I could say it's normal too, but my experience likely wasn't normal. PBS development...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By pranava
He spent the first hour interrupting us,...

He spent the first hour interrupting us, continuously making weird noises, crawling and climbing all over me, trying to lick my while laughing hysterically. But when she called his name he looked at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By pranava
Eval for ASD leads to many other labels! Any experience with the ASDS test?

My DS(5) had his first psych eval today. The psych suggested Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, sensory issues, and motor skill delays, but not ASD(I was expecting ASD). I'm having trouble believing this. She...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By pranava
Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any...

Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any advice or insight, but I can definitely relate. DS and I are on a similar track, but a bit behind you - DS is about to enter Kindergarten and will be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By pranava
Hi and Welcome! Saying Mama with intent at 4...

Hi and Welcome!

Saying Mama with intent at 4 months, and 11 words at 9 months is pretty advanced. It's so hard to tell at such a young age, but you will probably have a much better idea in the...
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