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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Aufilia
Oh, I just scrolled up and saw what you said...

Oh, I just scrolled up and saw what you said about schools. Check out both programs and be sure to ask the gifted school what their experience and services for 2E kids are like. One sad thing about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Aufilia
Oh, first of all, take some deep breaths!! 5 is...

Oh, first of all, take some deep breaths!! 5 is young. In many cases high functioning autism isn't diagnosed until later. My DD wasn't diagnosed with HFA until age 8. Your DS is not doomed. He is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Aufilia
I'm late, but another vote for harnessing your...

I'm late, but another vote for harnessing your patience. The first few weeks of school in kindergarten are really about establishing procedures and learning how to behave and participate at school....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Aufilia
I don't have a good overall view of how easy it...

I don't have a good overall view of how easy it is to accurately test a 2E kid, but I will share my anecdote. DD was IQ tested at almost 5 and again around age 8.

At age 5, she had little to no...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-12-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,709
Posted By Aufilia
Do you censor their library selections at all? ...

Do you censor their library selections at all?
Yes. There are topics that are simply age inappropriate, and there are plenty of other books in the world to read instead. In addition, I steer DD away...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Aufilia
The University of Washington in Seattle also as...

The University of Washington in Seattle also as an early entrance program, for kids under 15. They have 1 year in "transition school" and then early entrance to the University. But it's not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Aufilia
I think there's maybe some confusion here based...

I think there's maybe some confusion here based on some information lacking from the OP, which we have all interpretted in different ways. I see some posters recommending OT for the "writing" issue,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Aufilia
Wow, Miranda, I'm so impressed with your son. You...

Wow, Miranda, I'm so impressed with your son. You must be incredibly proud of him!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
  2e
Views: 994
Posted By Aufilia
Yes; and even with test scores in hand we've had...

Yes; and even with test scores in hand we've had so little luck that we're moving next year. But our district is on the "very inflexible" side, and I do have hope for the new one.

Who have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Aufilia
I wouldn't wait for the teacher to mention...

I wouldn't wait for the teacher to mention it--not at this point. You'll need to be proactive and talk to the school about his boredom and need for more difficult work. You might start by asking the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Aufilia
I know this isn't helpful, but I agree that I...

I know this isn't helpful, but I agree that I wouldn't let a 2-year-old use a tablet, certainly not for an hour.  We did not allow TV until either child was 2.5, or computers/tablets until over the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Aufilia
I would be sure to ask what they do to provide...

I would be sure to ask what they do to provide instruction at the appropriate level to all learners, even those working ahead.  Do they support accommodation by accelerating the curriculum?  Do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Aufilia
What IQ test did he do? On a test like the WISC,...

What IQ test did he do? On a test like the WISC, a FSIQ of 142 is exceptional and puts him somewhere above, say, 99.5%. If you did the WISC, ask them to calculate the GAI (which is derived from just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Aufilia
DD is PG.  DS (4) hasn't been tested but I'd say...

DD is PG.  DS (4) hasn't been tested but I'd say he's a G of some type.  He's so VERY different from his sister I have a hard time getting a handle on him. He's good at the things she wasn't--like...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Aufilia
Regarding language around giftedness, I agree...

Regarding language around giftedness, I agree with not using "genius"; the word really does have a great deal of baggage. Though that said, "gifted" as a term means many things to many people so...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,284
Posted By Aufilia
The point of government censorship (controlling...

The point of government censorship (controlling of the information) would be to accomplish brainwashing (directing a person's thoughts). Either one conveys a similar meaning, but since she didn't...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,284
Posted By Aufilia
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,284
Posted By Aufilia
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BeckyBird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By Aufilia
Just an idea, and I don't know if it's valid in...

Just an idea, and I don't know if it's valid in your area, but our local school districts have alternate schooling centers where children who are homeschooled can take classes, and they do permit...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Aufilia
Do you have a lawyer?  You have got to  hire a...

Do you have a lawyer?  You have got to  hire a lawyer pronto if you don't have one already.  A good lawyer.  The best one you can afford. And I would ask them immediately for advice, perhaps about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Aufilia
DD read The Hobbit last summer at camp when she...

DD read The Hobbit last summer at camp when she was 7.5 and didn't find the content bothersome and she does tend to get bothered easily.  I was amazed she waded through it all at that age.  I love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-23-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Aufilia
We actually had a mid-year teacher change as...

We actually had a mid-year teacher change as well; DD's teacher had a baby in February and was replaced by a young woman fresh out of college. The whole thing has gone very well and there has been...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Aufilia
Oh my, the drama of it all!  I am not at all...

Oh my, the drama of it all!  I am not at all envious.  I hope your test goes well.  It's too bad there's nothing earlier than 5th.
 
It sounds like you have 3 months left of the school year which...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Aufilia
Can I ask why you choose this school?  I do...

Can I ask why you choose this school?  I do think it's highly relevant that this is a Waldorf school because among the most popular theories of learning, Waldorf has always seemed to me to be the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Aufilia
Er, well, you know he can't legally trade stock,...

Er, well, you know he can't legally trade stock, have a credit card, buy property, own a car, or possibly even check into a hotel room without your permission, right? It sounds to me like you've...
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