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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-27-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By stlmomof2
Thank you so much for the suggestion,...

Thank you so much for the suggestion, Babylonghorn!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By stlmomof2
I watch babies in my home and at the same time,...

I watch babies in my home and at the same time, when DS (4.5) is not at his part time preschool, he can be really clingy and whiny when we're stuck in the house (e.g. babies napping, bad weather,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By stlmomof2
It's weird... DS had been intolerable for days...

It's weird... DS had been intolerable for days prior to me writing the post and now ever since I wrote the post, he's been so sweet.  He does have a wonderful side to him like your DS, Sagelove. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By stlmomof2
Thanks, pianojazzgirl.  I have actually read...

Thanks, pianojazzgirl.  I have actually read that book only I read it years ago in the context of teaching challenging kids.  I may need to reread that.  I need to brainstorm triggers for him. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By stlmomof2
Nobody else????  Please???

Nobody else????  Please???
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By stlmomof2
Thanks, Ghannit.  Glad to know I'm not the only...

Thanks, Ghannit.  Glad to know I'm not the only one and 4 is widely recognized as a tough age.  For some reason, I had the idea for years that when my kids turned 6 and 4, everything would be so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-29-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By stlmomof2
My son has always been difficult but it seems...

My son has always been difficult but it seems like he got better around 3 and now at a young 4, is almost as exhausting and difficult as he was as a nonsleeping fussy baby.  Last year, I worked full...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By stlmomof2
DD has recently developed impressive math...

DD has recently developed impressive math skills.  She can add double digit numbers in her head, even numbers that would require regrouping.  She adds the tens first and then the ones.  I don't know...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By stlmomof2
My DD goes to a gifted magnet school (she's in...

My DD goes to a gifted magnet school (she's in preK).  What I've found is that the school has a general policy of accelerating only one grade level but individual teachers may choose to accelerate...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,805
Posted By stlmomof2
My 5 yo preK gifted kid got a 140 on the WPPSI...

My 5 yo preK gifted kid got a 140 on the WPPSI and there was nothing on the report about processing speed.  She seems slow in a lot of ways, though.  She eats, dresses, gets in her car seat, etc....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By stlmomof2
I'm not saying that I'm really scared of places...

I'm not saying that I'm really scared of places like north county, south city, and the metro east (I work in NC every week day, lived in SC for most of my life) but that it's disingenuous to say...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-19-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By stlmomof2
I teach at a middle school that is almost 100%...

I teach at a middle school that is almost 100% AA and I definitely notice anti-intellectualism in the culture of the kids.  It usually isn't anything as obvious as kids blatantly making fun of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By stlmomof2
 Quote:   I really have to say that...



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I really have to say that "North County" is not unsafe.  There are large, healthy, safe, middle class suburbs up there that happen to be inhabited by large numbers of African...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-26-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By stlmomof2
If you're concerned about crime/safety, don't...

If you're concerned about crime/safety, don't move anywhere north.  Definitely not Normandy.  I live in Brentwood, which is a short highway drive from Barnes & Children's.  My neighborhood is very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By stlmomof2
As a teacher, I might say something like, "What...

As a teacher, I might say something like, "What happened here? I thought you would know this," in order to figure out the reasoning behind the poor grade. It's generally not a good idea to tell...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,516
Posted By stlmomof2
She'll be 5 in a couple weeks (preK) and reads...

She'll be 5 in a couple weeks (preK) and reads at about a 3rd grade level (loves Magic School Bus, Magic Treehouse, etc.).
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,560
Posted By stlmomof2
As a teacher who calls parents in the middle of...

As a teacher who calls parents in the middle of the class, I just wanted to defend that action here. You're assuming that this was the first disciplinary step toward the student--it probably was not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,668
Posted By stlmomof2
Quote: Originally Posted by St. Margaret...

Quote:
Originally Posted by St. Margaret http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15641486)
I love all the infinity talks! That's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-19-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,668
Posted By stlmomof2
Quote: Originally Posted by spedteacher30...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spedteacher30 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15635066)
He has also been contemplating infinity...
Forum: Learning at School   07-10-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By stlmomof2
I was a student teacher for high school English...

I was a student teacher for high school English not too long ago and by the end it was a very positive experience. However, one thing that was really tough: the kids absolutely adored the CT. This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-20-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By stlmomof2
Today DD was taking shark quizzes online and I...

Today DD was taking shark quizzes online and I quickly realized that she knew more about sharks than me. There was a question asking which of three sharks was the fastest and she chose "mako." This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By stlmomof2
Quote: Originally Posted by Mizelenius...

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Originally Posted by Mizelenius http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15506609)
I used to do this with my 1st. Now I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-10-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By stlmomof2
DD (4.5) does the pretend to be helpless thing...

DD (4.5) does the pretend to be helpless thing all the time. She pretended to not be able to do certain puzzles without my help when she was only about 20 months old, which seemed really young to be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By stlmomof2
I think you probably felt worse about bragging...

I think you probably felt worse about bragging than the mother felt upon hearing it. When I first hear things like what you said, my first gut reaction is, "Wait... is this kid more amazing than my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-07-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,883
Posted By stlmomof2
DD's reading is gradually improving every day....

DD's reading is gradually improving every day. She's starting to read signs more often. She can read Magic Treehouse books but only about a chapter at a time without getting tired. I wonder how...
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