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Forum: Personal Growth   12-03-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,153
Posted By connieculkins
This is one of the reasons why I am often...

This is one of the reasons why I am often reticent to reach out for support from women.  They have the tendency to be very judgmental with a touch of sanctimony to go along with it.  I think the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By connieculkins
From what I've noticed all the kids who go to...

From what I've noticed all the kids who go to preschool or have been taught at home end up gifted in Kindergarten. Most parents nowadays expose their kids to so many books, learning tools, etc. that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-24-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

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Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15878839)
Not sure what I'm missing here....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-24-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By connieculkins
Maybe it is just the area in which I live and...

Maybe it is just the area in which I live and maybe you have to experience it to understand, but some of these mothers live at the school. They have no outside job, no younger children and they are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By connieculkins
So I inquired a bit more at the school about how...

So I inquired a bit more at the school about how the kids get chosen for differentiation and it's all based on 'parent' recommendation pretty much. So you can call this 'communication' or a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-21-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By connieculkins
I have two well behaved and quiet children who...

I have two well behaved and quiet children who are probably in the moderately gifted range, a first grader and a third grader. We have never pushed them, just sent them to school and they never went...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by scottishmommy...

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Originally Posted by scottishmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15768186)
I'm surprised that other mothers don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by wami...

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Originally Posted by wami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15767309)


OP, do you think there is a way to open up a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by scottishmommy...

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Originally Posted by scottishmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15766916)
Of course there are parents like that!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By connieculkins
OP here: I would say that my three children (two...

OP here: I would say that my three children (two school age and a toddler) tend to inhibit their aggression outside the home, but among themselves they can get rough, take things without permission,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By connieculkins
I have a 22 month who has some pretty aggressive...

I have a 22 month who has some pretty aggressive buddies. He loves to be around these other toddlers, but I have been concerned with the behavior of two of his friends. Both of these other toddlers...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-30-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by ErinYay...

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Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15681722)
I think any child is capable of having social...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By connieculkins
People say the gifted label can cause...

People say the gifted label can cause underachievement, but I actually think not getting the label when a student could have it (such as the posters above) is more likely to cause underachievement....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-29-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by Proxi...

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Originally Posted by Proxi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15677228)
I haven't had a chance to read the article, but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,394
Posted By connieculkins
There are many many genes for intelligence and...

There are many many genes for intelligence and all of us have different mixes with different 'side-effects' or lack thereof. One gifted child could end up very different from another gifted child....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-26-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by vocalise...

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Originally Posted by vocalise http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15664609)

Sadly, there is no gifted programming in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-26-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By connieculkins
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/con...20~frm=abs...

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/con...20~frm=abslink (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a788230820~frm=abslink)

"The category of mildly gifted students, however, could be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by mamadebug...

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Originally Posted by mamadebug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15538088)
I am not commenting on your child, but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By connieculkins
So cute and smart! Very impressive!

So cute and smart! Very impressive!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerchild...

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Originally Posted by Tigerchild http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15536414)
,

I guess I'm a little sad that it...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by mamadebug...

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Originally Posted by mamadebug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15535551)

Evaluating some other person's kid and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By connieculkins
Thank you to all for your comments. I think I'll...

Thank you to all for your comments. I think I'll just let anyone come to the group meetings if they want to, but I will make it clear that this is a 'gifted' support group for gifted children and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By connieculkins
So I decided to try and reach out to the other...

So I decided to try and reach out to the other mothers that I know who have gifted kids to try and start a weekly or bi-weekly play group. To my surprise the other mothers were interested and so I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By connieculkins
Quote: Originally Posted by LittleBattleAxe...

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Originally Posted by LittleBattleAxe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15496502)
The most I've ever had a parent say...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By connieculkins
It seems like most on this thread are advising...

It seems like most on this thread are advising that parents of the gifted not mention the giftedness (early passing of milestones/test scores/etc.) in order to not appear like they are bragging. And...
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