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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By heatherdeg
He's been in classroom settings a lot actually. ...

He's been in classroom settings a lot actually. He even managed a weekly 2-1/2 hour advanced math class every Saturday last fall and wanted to sign up for another 9-week round of it in winter (which...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By heatherdeg
If I have misinterpreted, I apologize. :namaste

If I have misinterpreted, I apologize. :namaste
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By heatherdeg
Actually, we've done exactly that (self-teaching...

Actually, we've done exactly that (self-teaching with what's available) until now and he articulated quite clearly that he wanted to learn with a group that was also learning the material so that he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By heatherdeg
Thankful to have found this thread. We're...

Thankful to have found this thread. We're considering entering our son early. He's only 10 and really, we're only considering it for science since this is where he is voraciously and viciously...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By heatherdeg
Make sure you check Meetup.com and search...

Make sure you check Meetup.com and search "homeschool", "homeschoolers" and "homeschooling".  When I relocated I found some great finds that way.  :)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 12:06 AM
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Views: 897
Posted By heatherdeg
Thanks--I wouldn't have thought the locations...

Thanks--I wouldn't have thought the locations differed and really, I just got the print catalogs and it appears we can take them here in IL, too.  So I'll have to look into that.  Was there a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By heatherdeg
Look for local Junior/First Lego League teams....

Look for local Junior/First Lego League teams.  They start at Kindergarten level.  http://www.usfirst.org  (http://www.usfirst.org)
 
Check the "locations" section of Engineering for Kids to see...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By heatherdeg
Mine is 9 (about to be 10) and works at various...

Mine is 9 (about to be 10) and works at various levels above his would-be grade level (4th) depending on the subject.  He's currently loving Carbon Chemistry from Ellen McHenry's Basement.  We've...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2013, 06:25 PM
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Views: 782
Posted By heatherdeg
There's also a TON of building and creating...

There's also a TON of building and creating things.  So a kid who likes architecture or Legos could be in their glory.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-29-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By heatherdeg
And if so, did you find the courses to be...

And if so, did you find the courses to be engaging?  Or "enrichment" as in "higher level content but still classroomy in nature"?
 
If your kids attended, it would be helpful to know how old they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Emaye http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394491/educational-minecraft-servers-to-join#post_17528565)
 Not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394232/private-to-public-trouble#post_17526019)
 
Yeah, I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By heatherdeg
I have one of those.  :/  But good catch....

I have one of those.  :/  But good catch.  Sounds like you have an awesome situation.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394232/private-to-public-trouble#post_17525604)
  
As a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By heatherdeg
Hugs, mama.  If she has SPD, I wonder if that's...

Hugs, mama.  If she has SPD, I wonder if that's heightening her reactions overall (I have seen this happen).  And SPD kids often respond well to dietary intervention.  It's not about a "healthy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By heatherdeg
I would be another one piping up for looking at...

I would be another one piping up for looking at diet.  Feingold definitely works for some--if not for ADD/ADHD then usually for other issues that people are unable to manage.  Please don't assume...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,620
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anj_rn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By heatherdeg
Geofizz--what happened with your dd's school?...

Geofizz--what happened with your dd's school?  Are they going to have you do the Gifted Learning Links?  If the school is paying for them and facilitating, great; but I have heard that they are too...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By heatherdeg
To be fair, if they're testing the immune system...

To be fair, if they're testing the immune system the results will not be definitive or accurate until she's 2yo.  So just because she tested negative for something doesn't mean she IS negative for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-02-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By heatherdeg
We didn't do NUMATS, but my son has been doing...

We didn't do NUMATS, but my son has been doing CTD courses for the last 3 years in person through both the Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) and summer camps.  He generally attends 2 weeks in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-02-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aufilia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391118/sleep-does-anything-help#post_17514889)
 
FWIW he has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By heatherdeg
I AM a WAHM (self-employed) and dh is a WAHD...

I AM a WAHM (self-employed) and dh is a WAHD (employed by a big bank).  It's interesting!
 
And I was less talking isolation and more about how socialization happens--but yeah, you seem to have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By heatherdeg
I have a Master's in Teaching with extra grad...

I have a Master's in Teaching with extra grad credits in SpEd plus one specific to teaching children with autism and between that and my brief time teaching in public school (all of which validated...
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