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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By breezyleigh
Hiya again, everyone.  Dd is about 3.5.  This...

Hiya again, everyone.  Dd is about 3.5.  This has been an issue for at least a year.  She is extremely intelligent and ahead of her peers,however I am really starting to get a bit worried about the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By breezyleigh
Haley,   My kiddo is very much like this, as...

Haley,
 
My kiddo is very much like this, as well, as I have always been.  Miranda gave some great ideas.  Even as a very shy child, I did a lot of school-based acting performances.
 
One thing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks!  Most of this stuff we already do...all...

Thanks!  Most of this stuff we already do...all but the museum, which I plan on doing with her soon.  Monetary issues is the only problem.  We have some science centers close, as well, which I KNOW...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By breezyleigh
Hiya everyone.  I'm back.  Kiddo is now three....

Hiya everyone.  I'm back.  Kiddo is now three.  She is artistically gifted, very busy, very physical, and hands-on.
 
I've come up with and found different ideas on how to apply her strengths to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By breezyleigh
Well, Miranda...this part all started when the...

Well, Miranda...this part all started when the kiddo was demanding I turn on the TV and I told her she had overstepped her boundaries with those demands.  I had told her, you're the child and I'm...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks for the replies and (duh) I didn't even...

Thanks for the replies and (duh) I didn't even think of the fact that most would be without formal schooling before then.  And thanks for the ideas.  We already do interest-based fun learning and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By breezyleigh
So, parents, what is your advice?  I can't...

So, parents, what is your advice?  I can't afford private school (and DD's father would have to agree, which he wouldn't) and the state is looking at removing PK and K from the curriculum.  Should I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks, everyone.  Honestly, we had a lot of...

Thanks, everyone.  Honestly, we had a lot of luck with it around 20 months, so I thought we were done.  But, then again, we both have pressure from her father and that, I can't stop, so she is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-06-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By breezyleigh
What a pain in the bum...literally.  She has...

What a pain in the bum...literally.  She has almost a constant rash because she now refuses to have her BM in the potty.
 
Anyone else have big issues with potty training?
 
Milestones have all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-29-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks, Smithie :)  And the GAL received a copy...

Thanks, Smithie :)  And the GAL received a copy of that the next day.  I looked back at dates and, honestly, it's been nearly two months since he called with the desire to change the visitation....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By breezyleigh
That's very interesting, Miranda!  It's actually...

That's very interesting, Miranda!  It's actually kind of neat seeing and hearing about how different school districts work.  I suppose the positive is that I know many of the teachers in the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
And for a child with speech issues and supposed...

And for a child with speech issues and supposed brain delays...at 2, tonight, she tells me, "morrow is Tuesday, Momma."  Most kids her age can't make that kind of deduction, yet.  I honestly just...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
I have discussed the issues with a crisis...

I have discussed the issues with a crisis counselor and they, along with the pediatrician and her counselor all say the same thing:  She's just too young to be able to truly relay what is going on,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By breezyleigh
You are so right.  I'm trying to be positive,...

You are so right.  I'm trying to be positive, however, the district just laid off a net difference of 30-some employees, most of them teachers.  They are working toward combining the high schools...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By breezyleigh
Well, they were ridding of the accelerated...

Well, they were ridding of the accelerated program when I was in high school back in the 90's, and I've searched around to find my options, which in short (private or montessori) are way out of my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-25-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
Oh and with his concerns for her speech and...

Oh and with his concerns for her speech and such...dd is incredibly intelligent...she is already speaking in compound sentences, at 2, so it has sent off alarms all along that she apparently has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
Honestly...and sorry for the emotional...

Honestly...and sorry for the emotional post...but I don't blame the judge as much as the way the system is set up.  Unless it goes to trial (and I was afraid to let it, at that point because I only...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
The visitation schedule, from 4 months to 10...

The visitation schedule, from 4 months to 10 months was this way...the schedule, that is.  He missed more than half, due to outbursts and many other issues, where he decided he didn't want to have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-25-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By breezyleigh
My DD is 2 and has been spending the night only...

My DD is 2 and has been spending the night only once every other week with her dad for about a year, now, and not too long after this started, behavioral issues began and, now, ridiculous amounts of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By breezyleigh
My parents and I are already worried that my DD...

My parents and I are already worried that my DD is going to be insanely bored at school.  Just through natural day-to-day activities, like nature walks, playing at the park, reading, playing games,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-16-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks for the ideas!  We *do* do walks where...

Thanks for the ideas!  We *do* do walks where she points and says, "what's that?" to everything, whether she knows it or not and I either ask *her* what it is (if she knows it and I am sure she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By breezyleigh
Thanks, Miranda.  The emotions thing was just...

Thanks, Miranda.  The emotions thing was just kind of a response to her having a hard time visiting her Dad and becoming frustrated at not being able to express her frustrations effectively.
 
The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By breezyleigh
My Dd is now 23 months.  This is just a small...

My Dd is now 23 months.  This is just a small snippet of her before I ask my question: She can read some words, recognizes about half the alphabet, some numbers, counts to 5, knows most of her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-23-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By breezyleigh
So, DD's father has said nothing more about her...

So, DD's father has said nothing more about her supposed delays and seizures.  Apparently, around the time he strarted going on about this, he lost his gourd at work, was cursing and yelling at a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By breezyleigh
Actually did do that.  It's always when she is...

Actually did do that.  It's always when she is tired, but it's not ever been more than a minute, if that, that I've seen.  It's on the video that is with the pediatrician.  I will follow up, but I'm...
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