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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By joensally
I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma. ...

I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma.

I think a big part of what you're internally experiencing is the process of settling into this information. I think that through most of parenting, we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By joensally
This was my son.    What is your goal with...

This was my son. 
 
What is your goal with working on his reading?  Does it bother him?
 
I'm a real proponent of balancing remediation with giving time to grow.  He doesn't need to do more than...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By joensally
My son is 2E and was a total handful in the...

My son is 2E and was a total handful in the early years, what you describe is very familiar.  We homeschooled grade 1 to give him a year without being told he was wrong/bad in a million spoken and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By joensally
The strategies to support a child who is...

The strategies to support a child who is experiencing sensitivity, anxiety and gloominess are the same whether gifted or not, so looking for materials on CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By joensally
Hi, and welcome.   BTDT-been there, done...

Hi, and welcome.
 
BTDT-been there, done that, HG- highly gifted, AP-attachment parenting.
 
Re: the score.  That is a great score.  If it's the FSIQ, it is impressive because it likely means...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By joensally
I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there...

I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there were a couple of ceiling scores. The WPPSI-IV is good to 7.5 - did they use the III or the IV? I would look at the anxiety first, and the overall...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By joensally
What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids...

What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids at the school neighbourhood kids?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By joensally
Kids are often complicated, and it could be an...

Kids are often complicated, and it could be an "and" rather than an "or."  Kids can be gifted and have other complicating factors.  Whatever the particular mix is, you do want a child to be in a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By joensally
I'm going to wander in with a slightly different...

I'm going to wander in with a slightly different perspective.  I'm a non-musical parent with two kids who at varying times have been learning two instruments simultaneously.  Moominmamma is a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By joensally
I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the...

I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the relationship to you of the people making these comments, but I think it's fine to say something like "Thank you for your concern, we've got it."  Repeat.  Not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By joensally
I would recommend researching what a free...

I would recommend researching what a free evaluation involves in your area and get on a waitlist.  The parent interview portion of the  ADOS/ADIR (standardized tools for ASD assessment) is normed on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By joensally
I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss...

I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss it with them in terms of your daughter has some anxiety (around x, y, z), and while it initially manifested as internalizing (shyness, avoidance),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by winnie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By joensally
OP, are the evaluators using standardized...

OP, are the evaluators using standardized instruments in their evaluations?  The rule out for an ASD should be "does not meet criteria according to ___ tool" rather than a narrative remark.  Same...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,191
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CamMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By joensally
 It may be that the difference lies in...


It may be that the difference lies in routines at school, which help her self-regulate.  She also has active models of appropriate behaviour (other kids not getting in trouble when they're...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By joensally
I thought I'd share this resource for anyone who...

I thought I'd share this resource for anyone who wasn't familiar with it.  This month's is a goldmine, as usual.
 
http://www.2enewsletter.com/index.html
 
You can sign up for a monthly update...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By joensally
I was referring to the Eides' book The...

I was referring to the Eides' book The Mislabeled Child. 
 
Re meds, and I was very, very anti meds.  I've learned to think about it this way, which is very lay-person.  If I'm looking at a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By joensally
My kids really struggled with perfectionism at...

My kids really struggled with perfectionism at that age, maturation has helped.  Lots of things that are really tough when they're little seem to get easier as they grow.
 
I really like the book...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By joensally
My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years....

My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years.  He's in school, but IIRC this was true when we homeschooled too.
 
Have you read the Eides' book?  It's great.  It is hard being 2E, especially with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By joensally
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/1384703/behavior-issues-almost-4-year-old-girl#post_17379586)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By joensally
You're getting responses from a number of...

You're getting responses from a number of old-time posters here who are raising some pretty quirky gifted kids.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
 
If he's doing this at school,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By joensally
I meant to address testing when I originally...

I meant to address testing when I originally replied.  Testing is not particularly reliable in the preschool years, and is generally deemed reliable from age 8 on.  Unless there's an explicit reason...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By joensally
If you're in the US, you could contact the...

If you're in the US, you could contact the Davidson Institute.
http://www.davidsongifted.org/
 
Also, have you heard of hyperlexia?
 
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