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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-18-2015, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Tigerle
Well, I'd look at the list from a...

Well, I'd look at the list from a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin point of view.
The students who are drawn to what Vanderbilt represents (and how it represents it self) are finding exactly what they...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-15-2015, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Tigerle
http://poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2014/08/12/...

http://poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2014/08/12/universities-with-the-happiest-students/

Check Out this link with a compilation of the prince tons review of colleges with the happiest students...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-13-2015, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Tigerle
I'm sure lands end has same really nice and warm...

I'm sure lands end has same really nice and warm down coats on sale right now...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2015, 09:59 PM
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Views: 174
Posted By Tigerle
https://www.giftedchildren.dk/attachment.php?attac...

https://www.giftedchildren.dk/attachment.php?attachmentid=1890&d=1367748979
Hope the link works...about the frequent finding of high VCI and PRI with average wm and processing speeds.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 526
Posted By Tigerle
Yes, it's a delicate balancing act raising a...

Yes, it's a delicate balancing act raising a sibling of a special needs kid, in a situation like ours where the special needs kid is the baby and the challenges mostly physical maybe even more so,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-09-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 526
Posted By Tigerle
Eh, I said "places called Cambridge". There's...

Eh, I said "places called Cambridge". There's more than one in the world. And I was in fact wondering whether to include the one NOT in Massachusetts, but felt maybe I was simply biased, being an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-08-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 526
Posted By Tigerle
As a European parent completely mystified by the...

As a European parent completely mystified by the US college selection and application process (hooks? Athletics? Legacies? Football teams? Stadiums?), I'd say she has her head screwed on right and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Tigerle
It is really odd that she has developed this...

It is really odd that she has developed this anxiety about reading. Clearly you have not given her the message that it is something she should be doing at three, as a rule preschools, other kids and...
Forum: Learning at School   01-11-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Tigerle
I have been following this thread because the...

I have been following this thread because the topic of inclusion of special needs kids is on my mind lately, Linda, may I say what a joy it is to read your compassionate posts?
Forum: Learning at School   01-11-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Tigerle
I've got a grade schooler, a preschooler and a...

I've got a grade schooler, a preschooler and a toddler in daycare and a I agree that how well a kid adjusts to an unfamiliar environment is dependent of how well that environment meets that kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Tigerle
DS1, recently turned 8, taught himself the...

DS1, recently turned 8, taught himself the longest place name in the world, correct pronunciation, translation and all (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) with the help of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Tigerle
I would be careful about what you share with...

I would be careful about what you share with other parents - they will accuse you of bragging, lying or hot housing your child. When they notice for themselves, look bemused, say something self...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Tigerle
I haven't sen Greene's The explosive Child...

I haven't sen Greene's The explosive Child mentioned yet - absolute must read for every parent in this situation. I haven't been able to use the recommendations so much - basically my problem with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Tigerle
I have one of those. He's 8, too. Around 4.5 was...

I have one of those. He's 8, too. Around 4.5 was the worst for explosions in our house. Homework is fairly benign since I am almost completely hands off these days, having a hard time currently to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-28-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Tigerle
Thank you for your sympathies...I guess anyone...

Thank you for your sympathies...I guess anyone who's ever had a pet can empathize.

DS1 told me yesterday that with the many deaths he will still have to experience, it really takes away his will...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Tigerle
There used to be two cats in my siggie...

...but now there's only one.
We buried one of our cats Sunday morning, after finding out at the vets on Thursday there was nothing to be done. I am glad he died at home during the night, otherwise...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-26-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Tigerle
We haven't bought any knex yet, but I look at it...

We haven't bought any knex yet, but I look at it longingly for my 8 year old. Do you get fischertechnik in the US? They have stuff that works for the older age range as well. He is also doing a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Tigerle
Testing doesn't hurt. It isn't even particularly...

Testing doesn't hurt. It isn't even particularly onerous for the child - gifties tend to love it! Parents might find the cost onerous but afaik that is not the problem with the NYC ps testing. The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tigerle
What an apropos update, given that I just signed...

What an apropos update, given that I just signed the contract with DDs new violin teacher...DD, newly four, has been longing for violin lessons (like her big brother) for a while now, so much so that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Tigerle
The Eides also have a blog ...

The Eides also have a blog
http://eideneurolearningblog.blogspot.de/
which offers a wealth of information about 2e kids ("twice exceptional", ie gifted with disabilities/disorders, in case you are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Tigerle
How about "Mapping the World with Art"?

How about "Mapping the World with Art"?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tigerle
This is raw scores you are talking about, right?...

This is raw scores you are talking about, right? Because in raw scores, at the end of the bell curve 2 or 3 points make a big difference, too.
You know I am no testing expert, and am not familiar...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-20-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Tigerle
You have one of the most important things in...

You have one of the most important things in place - a receptive teacher! Sounds like she is a bit inflexible, but by suggesting to let him work with the second graders, she's hit on the next most...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Tigerle
Welcome! You've got a lot on your plate. I am not...

Welcome! You've got a lot on your plate. I am not in the US so it is hard for me to give advice regarding insurance and special needs programs versus gifted programs but I would find out about early...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tigerle
I think you should try to Set up a full...

I think you should try to Set up a full neuropsych Evaluation, one that gives you a comprehensive picture of his strengths and weaknesses and possible disabilities. He could take the WISC V, for...
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