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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By nuttymom
Thank you all so much for the responses! This...

Thank you all so much for the responses! This gives me a lot to think about and put into action. I love the idea of challenging her with music. Her dad and I have been asking her if she wants to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By nuttymom
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By nuttymom
Thanks ladies, for your responses. Sounds like I...

Thanks ladies, for your responses. Sounds like I am not in this alone. I guess I will just keep talking to her about it. 
 
Working through things and not giving up, especially when they are hard,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By nuttymom
My 9 year old loves National Geographic, the...

My 9 year old loves National Geographic, the adult version. At one time or another she has had most of the common ones: ladybug, national geographic kids, ranger rick and a few others and has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By nuttymom
First the background story: My 9 year old...

First the background story: My 9 year old daughter is a bright kid. She loves to read, does very well at school, everything has always come very easy to her with little effort, school wise and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By nuttymom
Sorry, I didn't read the other responses yet but...

Sorry, I didn't read the other responses yet but still wanted to respond. 
 
We went through this with my now 9 year old. In kinder her teacher always gave her more advanced work (1st or 2nd grade...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,601
Posted By nuttymom
Good for you for getting a therapist. I don't...

Good for you for getting a therapist. I don't have much to add, just wanted to say that. I don't think the issues here have to do with him being gifted, more like you need to find his "currency"...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By nuttymom
There's a big difference between being...

There's a big difference between being technically "gifted" and being an early reader, very bright, or very eager to learn child.  A lot of how he is helped will depend on the school he attends and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By nuttymom
When the option of differentiation has been...

When the option of differentiation has been given to my daughter (mostly in kinder) she preferred to do what the other kids were doing. Now that she is a bit older (third grade), acceleration has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,025
Posted By nuttymom
These are all great ideas, I don't know if I can...

These are all great ideas, I don't know if I can think of any new. My 9 year old DD is obsessed with HP and likes: The Warriors series, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Percy Jackson series,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By nuttymom
Nut thins are good, my kids love them! They are...

Nut thins are good, my kids love them! They are of course, processed though. I make some out of almond meal and parmesan, will try to find the recipe. My kids only like them if they haven't had...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By nuttymom
The best think I have every done for my family...

The best think I have every done for my family and myself was to start making green smoothies. My kids love them, and even my husband will drink them. I'm able to get a ton of nutrition into them...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-28-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By nuttymom
I second My Fitness Pal. Love it! I use the...

I second My Fitness Pal. Love it! I use the online version and the app for my phone. It can track all your food plus any and all workouts. Great way to keep up with all of your goals.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,058
Posted By nuttymom
Congratulations to you for your sobriety! Being...

Congratulations to you for your sobriety! Being a parent is HARD! For everyone, really. Find something, anything, that you love to do and hang on to that. Do it whenever you can. Reading self help...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By nuttymom
In our public school the only way to get...

In our public school the only way to get individual attention is to have them tested. I have no idea for homeschooling. 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By nuttymom
We were in the exact same situation as you with...

We were in the exact same situation as you with my older daughter. She is now 9. She was reading at age 4, chapter books (Magic Tree House etc.) by age 5. Her birthday is in October and our cutoff...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-02-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By nuttymom
I would start by going to (or calling/emailing)...

I would start by going to (or calling/emailing) the town your mom gave birth in and see if you can track down the birth and/or death certificate.
Forum: Personal Growth   06-16-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By nuttymom
ha ha, love it! Any childless older woman care...

ha ha, love it! Any childless older woman care to take me on? I could use a Mama! :)
Forum: Personal Growth   06-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By nuttymom
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Forum: Personal Growth   06-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By nuttymom
Do you have any siblings? I have 4, but only...

Do you have any siblings? I have 4, but only speak to one of them. It has helped a lot to have someone else to talk to about how it really was, very validating to have someone else tell you the...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-15-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By nuttymom
Ugh, couldn't read this and not post...I have a...

Ugh, couldn't read this and not post...I have a similar mother. Your mothers issues are HERS, not yours. She is not going to change and ever be that mother that you want for you, so you need to...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-10-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By nuttymom
Those all sound like great books. I worked...

Those all sound like great books. I worked through the Heal Your Life workbook and really liked it. Louise Hay also has a book that comes with an affirmation CD that I love. The book is called...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By nuttymom
Good for you, I think this is a great thing to...

Good for you, I think this is a great thing to focus on. I usually focus on one thing per day, whatever subject is in the forefront of my thoughts. If I'm not working over anything in my head, I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By nuttymom
Also, our Whole Foods has kale chips in a bag....

Also, our Whole Foods has kale chips in a bag. They are so delicious but really expensive, I hardly ever buy them.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By nuttymom
Yum! I have made the chips with kale, olive oil,...

Yum! I have made the chips with kale, olive oil, nutritional yeast and ground cashews. So good! I would love to make them thicker, they burn so easily you really have to watch the oven.
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