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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-11-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By mom2reenie
DD started doing phonics a little after she...

DD started doing phonics a little after she turned 3 and was reading chapter books by age 4 (at 3.5 she was reading the beginning phonic books--like Dick and Jane).  
 
DS1 is 4 and started being...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-11-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,577
Posted By mom2reenie
Personally, I'd keep her in preschool and really...

Personally, I'd keep her in preschool and really work on the motor skills.  It may not be important to you, but it's an important part of public school.  (especially during recess).
 
DD sounds a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By mom2reenie
Could it just be his personality and him want to...

Could it just be his personality and him want to be like big brother or sister?
 
I think it's more of a younger brother/sister problem overall than a younger brother/sister of a gifted child...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-11-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,910
Posted By mom2reenie
My 31 month old has just been diagnosed recently...

My 31 month old has just been diagnosed recently with Apraxia of Speech, which is a speech delay/processing disorder.  He has been in speech therapy since he was 18 months.  Every evaluation, they...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,725
Posted By mom2reenie
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By mom2reenie
We love games, always been a big fan and my kids...

We love games, always been a big fan and my kids usually start playing them before they turn 2 (not always knowing exactly how, but try).  Not all of these will encourage letter recognition/reading,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By mom2reenie
I think almost 3 is still so young to know for...

I think almost 3 is still so young to know for sure if they are gifted or if their quirks are more than just quirks.

DD sounds just like your son did.  She is advanced (more than likely gifted)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,907
Posted By mom2reenie
So great that they are meeting with you so...

So great that they are meeting with you so quickly and willingly!  sounds like possibly that was the way to go.
 
DD sounds like your son.  3rd grade, hasn't had to work for her grade and is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,725
Posted By mom2reenie
I don't know if I would ever think that a 5.5...

I don't know if I would ever think that a 5.5 year old had an advanced vocabulary.   I figure by then they are able to repeat what they have heard and use it correctly and if they are reading they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By mom2reenie
Nope, we don't.  I know if DS saw it, he'd want...

Nope, we don't.  I know if DS saw it, he'd want something and any therapy would go down hill quickly.  Meetings are usually around our table and if we offered food/drinks, there wouldn't be room for...
Forum: Family Safety   05-15-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,142
Posted By mom2reenie
6 for the secondary car and 8.5 for the main car.

6 for the secondary car and 8.5 for the main car.
Forum: Family Safety   05-01-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,422
Posted By mom2reenie
We have the loft/bunkbed from Ikea.  It says on...

We have the loft/bunkbed from Ikea.  It says on the top part not to let anyone under age 6 sleep on the top bunk.
 
We do have our 3 year old on the top.  The way the bunkbed is set up, the only...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 18,544
Posted By mom2reenie
Would love to win one. I think the more gender...

Would love to win one.
I think the more gender nuetral friendly a carrier is the more likely for men to wear.  But womem tend to like cute prints, so maybe find a way to make the panels...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By mom2reenie
I am fairly certain that DD has SPD.  Now at age...

I am fairly certain that DD has SPD.  Now at age 8, the symptoms are less obvious than they were when she was a toddler and she has learned to work through most of the main ones.
 
One of my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By mom2reenie
My thought of mind is --if you felt she had a...

My thought of mind is
--if you felt she had a physical ailment, you would treat her somehow and if needed a specialist would go to them
--same with speech.  Peds aren't trained to diagnose speech...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By mom2reenie
Our baby carriers

Our baby carriers
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,283
Posted By mom2reenie
100% agree with you.  I guess I'm just...

100% agree with you.  I guess I'm just anti-labels/description of something that seems to separate them from their peer at such a young age.  I just know it's 100% possible to meet their needs,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,283
Posted By mom2reenie
I don't know how else to describe it.  I don't...

I don't know how else to describe it.  I don't expect others to agree with me, just think the term is tossed around to describe perfectly average kids and doing that can lead to disappointment in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,283
Posted By mom2reenie
Let me clarify--I think the label is the...

Let me clarify--I think the label is the disservice.  Meeting and encouraging their needs is not a disservice and etting support is important 
Giftedness is so much more than academics.  I've been...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By mom2reenie
Until this year, DD prefered to just walk around...

Until this year, DD prefered to just walk around the playground by herself and "think".  It was her downtime and she needed to regroup.  When certain teachers/volunteers were on recess durty, she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-17-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,283
Posted By mom2reenie
I think it's important to remember that a child...

I think it's important to remember that a child can not be gifted, yet meet all the milestones early and a child can be gifted and meet the milestones on average or even late--I think it's a huge...
Forum: Homebirth   10-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By mom2reenie
I just gave birth to DD2 on Sunday standing up....

I just gave birth to DD2 on Sunday standing up. I was sitting on the toilet and my midwife asked if I could move so I stood up and baby was out 3 minutes later. I think DS2 would have been born...
Forum: Homebirth   09-28-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,629
Posted By mom2reenie
I'm having a homebirth in Illinois next month...

I'm having a homebirth in Illinois next month with a CNM. I will admit that at first the story worried me because we are homebirthing in an area where it's not widely accepted....but I also have...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,336
Posted By mom2reenie
The only legal midwives who do homebirths...

The only legal midwives who do homebirths pratice under a doctor. Family doctors sometimes will also practice under another doctor. I don't know if there are any family doctors in Illinois who do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By mom2reenie
We use Miss/Mr first name until we know it's...

We use Miss/Mr first name until we know it's okay for them to just call them by the first name (super close friends). We discussed using Mr/Mrs. last name for most non-related people, but we...
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