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Forum: Parenting   04-30-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By musikat
Looking at your tagline, it looks like you...

Looking at your tagline, it looks like you probably have a 3 and a 6 year old (or nearly for one or both)? Go easy on yourself. These are not easy ages!  And I will bet as they get older one or the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By musikat
Legos are a popular activity with my almost 11...

Legos are a popular activity with my almost 11 year old. You could have them build a project, or do a "Lego" party where they can take home what they build. The Lego store sells take home party...
Forum: Montessori   12-02-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By musikat
I know this is a late reply, but I felt I had to...

I know this is a late reply, but I felt I had to chime in. I have a 10 year old son who was diagnosed ADHD in second grade and has been in Montessori since he was 3. I have to say it has been...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By musikat
The cool thing about Montessori materials is...

The cool thing about Montessori materials is that they can often be used in more than one way, so even if the child goes through all the "lessons" there may be things the teacher can do to go...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,520
Posted By musikat
Well at the rate they are going on this report...

Well at the rate they are going on this report they may never get to that part! I asked him today if he had read any of the book I got him from the library and he said he is still doing Pearl...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By musikat
you said he is in Montessori. Are the letters...

you said he is in Montessori. Are the letters and words he is reading at home are in print? Most Montessori schools I believe teach cursive letters. Could that be in any way confusing him? I know...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-06-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By musikat
I only ever suggest things when specifically...

I only ever suggest things when specifically asked. I always appreciate being asked, however, especially as my kids get older and have very specific interests. I also always ask when invited to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,520
Posted By musikat
Thanks 4evermom. That is pretty much what I have...

Thanks 4evermom. That is pretty much what I have said as well. He will get more details from the book (which he needed to do research so he could include it in the report). I don't disagree with his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,520
Posted By musikat
My son is in Montessori and they are encouraged...

My son is in Montessori and they are encouraged to do reports on subjects that interest them. So my 3rd grader (just turned 9) and two of his friends are doing a WWII report and loving learning...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By musikat
For my son's 8th birthday a year ago he wanted a...

For my son's 8th birthday a year ago he wanted a Harry Potter theme and wanted to watch the movies. Now he and his brother (6 at the time) have seen all of them, including the PG-13 ones, but I knew...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By musikat
I get "you're not pretty" when my  3 1/2 YO son...

I get "you're not pretty" when my  3 1/2 YO son is upset with me. LOL Not at all sure where he picked that one up. I just acknowledge it and move on. Totally normal. :)
Forum: Parenting   01-18-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,303
Posted By musikat
Well I know my 9YO would not treat a two year...

Well I know my 9YO would not treat a two year old that way. He might, however, treat a 6/7 year old that way. LOL He happens to be really good with babies and toddlers (and animals). Given that...
Forum: Montessori   01-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,547
Posted By musikat
What exactly do you want to know?   My son...

What exactly do you want to know?
 
My son was diagnosed with ADHD last year, in the spring of his 2nd grade year. His primary teacher had sort of hinted around at it, but his lower elementary...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By musikat
Kids under 1, or even 1.5 likely won't notice or...

Kids under 1, or even 1.5 likely won't notice or care that their sibling got something. I usually only give favors to age 2+.
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2011, 06:49 PM
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Posted By musikat
Wow, that is just extremely inconsiderate. I...

Wow, that is just extremely inconsiderate. I won't usually mention a "cold" to someone if we are scheduled to get together. My theory is if my child would/did go to school, they are well enough to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-13-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By musikat
My son is in 1st grade at a Montessori school...

My son is in 1st grade at a Montessori school and is doing great academically. I have no issues at all about how he is being challenged (his teacher is wonderful and has allowed him to go at his own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,840
Posted By musikat
My just turned 7yo has been doing sets for years...

My just turned 7yo has been doing sets for years and absolutely loves following the directions. In fact, my partner and I were joking over the weekend (his birthday party was Sunday) that we were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,843
Posted By musikat
We are doing a Lego take-home party on Sunday....

We are doing a Lego take-home party on Sunday. We did the official thing, with the take home favors in the box, plus a set to build at our house and take home. They don't have the ice tray bricks...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By musikat
We have done both out of the home and in home....

We have done both out of the home and in home. As my boys have gotten older they seem to prefer home parties. My newly 7YO has his party this Sunday and we are actually doing a repeat of the same...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By musikat
Dollar value is very similar, but not exact. My...

Dollar value is very similar, but not exact. My older two (almost 7 and almost 9), know the value of many of the gifts they want because we have been telling them why we won't buy them throughout...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2010, 07:41 PM
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That is an interesting article. I do  notice...

That is an interesting article. I do  notice that my gifted son seems to be emotionally more give-and-take invested in his one best friend than my older son, who is far more social, but superficial...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-17-2010, 08:07 PM
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Posted By musikat
I totally agree it could be a perception thing...

I totally agree it could be a perception thing on his part. I do think he is playing alone a lot of the time, because I see him doing that other times as well. That is how he is. However, when I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-17-2010, 05:49 PM
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Posted By musikat
Well,   I made the teacher aware today. I...

Well,
 
I made the teacher aware today. I got a call that my son had lashed out at a girl in his class when she tried to take his glove. I told the teacher about what he had said and that I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-16-2010, 07:43 AM
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Posted By musikat
Do any of your gifted kids have trouble making...

Do any of your gifted kids have trouble making friends? Particularly if they are NOT in a special gifted/talented program with like-minded kids?
 
My son is about to turn 7 and is in 1st grade...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By musikat
Beyond the question of your son's issues, I...

Beyond the question of your son's issues, I would be more concerned about his ability to use it due to weight. I bought my son (about to turn 9) a pogo stick last year for his birthday and we ended...
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