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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By dessismama
Oldest son is PG, younger sister is MG, youngest...

Oldest son is PG, younger sister is MG, youngest brother is HG but with multiple learning and sensory issues.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By dessismama
I pumped until my babies were 2, then I...

I pumped until my babies were 2, then I breastfed one of them for an extra year, and the other one for extra two in the morning and night.
 
It is doable and I miss these days...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-31-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By dessismama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FisherFamily http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-26-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By dessismama
Brag video link of DS, recorded last week, age...

Brag video link of DS, recorded last week, age 14 going on 57:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPIzm88mYeQ
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By dessismama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KaliShanti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-12-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By dessismama
I also cannot top Moominmomma's response.Great...

I also cannot top Moominmomma's response.Great to hear you went with Suzuki! My children have never been as motivated as your daughter, so keep it up!
 
My now 14 year old started cello at 3 and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By dessismama
DS(14) switched cello teachers and is practicing...

DS(14) switched cello teachers and is practicing more and better. His technique and intonation are both improving, and he is learning a lot of new repertoire. He performed the entire 4 cello suite...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By dessismama
Yes, it was WIAT. I am still upset since I spent...

Yes, it was WIAT. I am still upset since I spent a lot of money on the testing and they did the short version of WISC/WIAT and he scored at 140 for overall IQ, with significant scatter among...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By dessismama
My 8 year old is very similar to your child. He...

My 8 year old is very similar to your child. He gets 100% on all his spelling tests (good memory) but when prompted to spell words he has not studied before falls apart. I had him tested last spring...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-10-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,672
Posted By dessismama
Great to hear both of your children are doing so...

Great to hear both of your children are doing so well! You are lucky there are gifted resources where you are. I have had to supplement and ultimately turn to homeshooling with one of my children......
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-05-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By dessismama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mom2ponygirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375660/what-are-they-doing-now-spring-2013#post_17311138)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By dessismama
My almost 14 DS has now completed 9 college...

My almost 14 DS has now completed 9 college courses with straight A's at the local state university. He is also excelling at his Oak Meadow high school courses. Musically, he has been busy with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By dessismama
I responded to your other post... my DS was...

I responded to your other post... my DS was similar to your daughter at school (compliant and has always had above average social skills and acted quite mature for his age). He tested in the highly...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By dessismama
Diane, hugs to you. Take a deep breath--this is...

Diane, hugs to you. Take a deep breath--this is your child and you knew all along her mind worked in amazing and wondrous ways! I am certain with this new information you and your daughter will make...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By dessismama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362946/september-what-are-they-doing-now#post_17110460)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By dessismama
My 13 year old DS won the silver medal in the...

My 13 year old DS won the silver medal in the cello division at the 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians! It was quite the ride...

First round started on a bit of a shaky...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
Thank you all again! We will focus on...

Thank you all again! We will focus on non-competitive non-driven athletic activities. Free swimming, home and studio yoga, biking, walking, and unstructured time with friends. He still wants to go...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-30-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
Thank you all, looking into swimming and Aikido...

Thank you all, looking into swimming and Aikido now. My son used to be a pretty advanced belt in Aikido and really amazing at it, so we will go back to it. He is also under a regular chiropractor...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-29-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
Thank you all for your words of wisdom. Miranda,...

Thank you all for your words of wisdom. Miranda, your long letter has been really helpful!

I took the time to sit my son down and ask him what he wants to do, as opposed to what his teacher,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-28-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
Yes, it is very intense. He plays ping-pong at...

Yes, it is very intense. He plays ping-pong at the Y, kicks ball with his brother, and walks with my husband or me... We are thinking of having him do yoga this fall. He also watches a lot of movies...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-28-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
My son is a cellist. He is also highly gifted...

My son is a cellist. He is also highly gifted intellectually.He just came back from the Heifetz Institute in VA where he worked very hard with a variety of teachers for 6 weeks and performed more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By dessismama
This is what my 13 year old was saying the other...

This is what my 13 year old was saying the other day in a moment of self-pity. He also said today he wishes he were less talented... It breaks my heart but I know it is very tough for him to stay...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By dessismama
DS (13) is away for the 5th out of 6 weeks at a...

DS (13) is away for the 5th out of 6 weeks at a music camp. He is loving it--lots of performance opportunities, special master classes, collaboration with musical peers. He claims he has progressed...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-31-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By dessismama
My DS was in public school for 7 years. This...

My DS was in public school for 7 years. This year we are homeschooling.

He took the full first year of Spanish at the local state university at 12, and now he is taking the first semester of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-18-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By dessismama
I have one giftie like yours, one who is super...

I have one giftie like yours, one who is super speedy, and one in between. All are lazy...:(
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