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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By staceychev
Thanks for your feedback, Miranda. This letter...

Thanks for your feedback, Miranda. This letter wouldn't be in lieu of a particular meeting, more of an introduction, rather than allowing weeks to pass while my daughter flies under the radar. I do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By staceychev
This is a x-post from the Davidson forums. I'm...

This is a x-post from the Davidson forums. I'm putting it here specifically and not in general parenting, because I want feedback on writing a letter to a new teacher about my gifted child regarding...
Forum: Learning at School   02-12-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By staceychev
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tiqa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   02-12-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By staceychev
Thanks so much for all the feedback. Nope, my...

Thanks so much for all the feedback. Nope, my kid isn't typical, but I thought that because other parents also were complaining that it was a larger issue. I considered putting that in the OP but...
Forum: Learning at School   02-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By staceychev
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Learning at School   02-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By staceychev
Thanks to both of you! Your input is really...

Thanks to both of you! Your input is really helpful. I had people tell me on another forum that they found that school boards get defensive when being compared to other districts, so I may not end...
Forum: Learning at School   02-08-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By staceychev
My friend and I are dismayed by the lack of...

My friend and I are dismayed by the lack of rigor in our second-graders' curriculum and are planning to go to the school board meeting on Feb 26th to complain about it. I showed my daughter's 2nd MP...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-24-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By staceychev
Well, duh! Of course I would say they are--I'm...

Well, duh! Of course I would say they are--I'm an English teacher! But, my very bright 2nd grader has decided she's not interested in them any more. She's been tested, and her strengths definitely...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-23-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By staceychev
Lexile is so limiting, and if your school is...

Lexile is so limiting, and if your school is rigid about using it, I'd fight that. I occasionally use lexile in my 9th grade English classroom to point lower-ability kids towards a book they can...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By staceychev
My friend, a non-vaxing naturopath,...

My friend, a non-vaxing naturopath, uses http://kidswellpeds.com/.  (http://kidswellpeds.com/.%C2%A0)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-04-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,825
Posted By staceychev
Just want to chime in to make sure that the...

Just want to chime in to make sure that the person making the diagnosis of your daughter has worked with gifted children. The DSM, which is the book that lists all of the psychiatric disorders, was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By staceychev
A good kindergarten will still be very...

A good kindergarten will still be very experiential and playful, and will build good executive function skills, which many gifted (and honestly, special needs) kids struggle with. Hopefully, the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-01-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,952
Posted By staceychev
48 + 29 (and still going) = 77 months for two...

48 + 29 (and still going) = 77 months for two kids
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By staceychev
My daughter loved the Classic Starts adaptation...

My daughter loved the Classic Starts adaptation of The Odyssey. My mother-in-law reminded me of The Mouse and the Motorcycle the other day. You also may find that his stamina improves if you start a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-12-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,580
Posted By staceychev
I've been primal/paleo at about 80% compliance...

I've been primal/paleo at about 80% compliance for about 2 years or so. I was 218 right before delivering my 6-1/2 lb. daughter (28 months ago) and am currently about 150, so it's definitely...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By staceychev
I had night terrors until my late twenties and...

I had night terrors until my late twenties and sleep-walked into my thirties. For me, stress was a big trigger. 
 
Anyway, to find out what foods have Red Dye #5, look at the labels. Here's an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By staceychev
My daughter seems happiest when she's unpacking...

My daughter seems happiest when she's unpacking every drawer in the house! She also loves my iPhone and my Kindle. ;)
 
Anyway, I think that, in terms of actual toys, she likes the animals from...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By staceychev
I "have" it, too. It's numbers/letters...

I "have" it, too. It's numbers/letters associated with colors for me which, if what I've read is true, is the most common form. It's funny, because names will have colors associated with them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By staceychev
What about The City of Ember books? I've read...

What about The City of Ember books? I've read them recently, and there's nothing in them that wouldn't be appropriate for a younger kid. The protagonists are a little older (14, I think) but they're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,836
Posted By staceychev
DD does, but only in the winter, and only if the...

DD does, but only in the winter, and only if the shirt she's wearing is a little too thin. I like her to have that extra layer. 
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-25-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By staceychev
Dr. Jeffrey Horning on Ark Road and Route 38....

Dr. Jeffrey Horning on Ark Road and Route 38. drhorning.com
 
My husband, kids, and I are all patients. He uses traditional chiropractic and applied kinesiology, along with supplementation,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-15-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By staceychev
That's a lot, I think. This coming from a...

That's a lot, I think. This coming from a hyper-literate mama who has a five year old reading a ton, and a very bright 13-month old who obviously understands what I'm saying and follows simple...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By staceychev
I wouldn't get it for my 5 year old. My mom got...

I wouldn't get it for my 5 year old. My mom got one for DD when she turned 2. She played with it for one season and then lost interest. Although she'll play in a sandbox now, at age 5.5, I can't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By staceychev
For my DD(5), I haven't gotten it entirely...

For my DD(5), I haven't gotten it entirely nailed down yet, but I do feel strongly it's related to food. It might be sugar, or it might be preservatives. 
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By staceychev
I agree with Bellingham. I allowed my five year...

I agree with Bellingham. I allowed my five year old (in kindy) to drop out of an art class after about halfway. She loves art, and she loved going at first. But, after a while, she was asking to...
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