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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By lucysmom
Hoping for some inspiration!  I get to spend one...

Hoping for some inspiration!  I get to spend one afternoon/evening/night in Portland this coming weekend with a friend & neither of us are very familiar with the city.  We are staying at a downtown...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-24-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By lucysmom
Also from Seattle ... welcome Robyn!

Also from Seattle ... welcome Robyn!
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By lucysmom
The Guardians of Ga'hoole series actually has 15...

The Guardians of Ga'hoole series actually has 15 books so that will occupy a kid for a while.  There is a spinoff series by the same author (Kathryn Lasky) about wolves that is awesome (Wolves of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-16-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By lucysmom
... so last night, DD (6) says "Miss X [her...

... so last night, DD (6) says "Miss X [her teacher] did something kind of cruel."

[Me:] "Oh really?  What did she do?"

[DD:] "She made us sign contracts promising to practice our spelling."
...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,387
Posted By lucysmom
responding to an earlier post (that I meant to...

responding to an earlier post (that I meant to quote) that the "aggravator" in many child sex abuse cases charged as aggravated assault is simply the child's age, not any particular injury or har...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By lucysmom
For context, I skipped kindergarten & then was...

For context, I skipped kindergarten & then was radically accelerated when I was 12, in 7th grade, when I entered college.
 
Before early entrance into college, I was also "happy where I was."  I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,038
Posted By lucysmom
I really, really urge you (OP) to have your kid...

I really, really urge you (OP) to have your kid evaluated by a developmental optometrist who is certified by COVD -- www.covd.org (http://www.covd.org).  Discussed here...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By lucysmom
Is the public Montessori program you mentioned...

Is the public Montessori program you mentioned an option for your DS?  A good Montessori program should solve the boredom problems, as there is no age-based lid or ceiling on the content kids can...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-06-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,159
Posted By lucysmom
   Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1267033/reading-level-poll#post_15901131)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-21-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,758
Posted By lucysmom
Yet another with a child (now 6) who never...

Yet another with a child (now 6) who never crawled, went straight to walking on her first birthday.  I wouldn't worry about it at all at this point. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By lucysmom
I'm completely in favor of no-gifts parties; did...

I'm completely in favor of no-gifts parties; did it for the first time for my 6 year old's last party.  She was getting too much stuff already from family & close friends, and we needed to invite...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By lucysmom
Yes, as the PP said, audio books are a great way...

Yes, as the PP said, audio books are a great way to allow your son to develop his vocabulary and analytical skills as he would be doing through reading if he did not have learning disabilities. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By lucysmom
Where are you?  (What state?)   First, in...

Where are you?  (What state?)
 
First, in addition to or as an alternative to the Wrightslaw resources mentioned by a PP, get "Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities," ideally the most recent...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By lucysmom
Yes, what the PP said. (I'm a manager and have...

Yes, what the PP said. (I'm a manager and have had to figure this out for our office.) If your company did not establish and give notice of the method they use to calculate the year, they likely...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-08-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By lucysmom
Here is the link...

Here is the link (http://www.covd.org/ChoosingaDoctor/tabid/84/Default.aspx) to the College of Optometrists In Vision Development (COVD) "Choosing a Doctor" discussion. I believe you want a COVD...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,503
Posted By lucysmom
Yes, inclusive. I think for 90% of parents, the...

Yes, inclusive. I think for 90% of parents, the fear factor of hosting that many people/kids definitely outweighs the delights (?) of any gifts they might bring to the birthday kid.

Whether...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,943
Posted By lucysmom
Rock on, Musician Dad...

Rock on, Musician Dad http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,129
Posted By lucysmom
[Hi Llyra from Sept 04 DDC!! Boy, does that seem...

[Hi Llyra from Sept 04 DDC!! Boy, does that seem long ago.]

My DD, also just 6, is 45 lbs & 46 inches. Not quite tall enough to go on the big rides at the fair, to her great consternation...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By lucysmom
I've noticed how much happier both the birthday...

I've noticed how much happier both the birthday kid and the guests seem to be at parties where gifts are opened at home later. So for DD's 6th birthday this weekend, we did that. It was just great....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,943
Posted By lucysmom
I love your kid!!! "People are silly," indeed. ...

I love your kid!!! "People are silly," indeed.

He's done a great thing by being willing to be different, knowing ahead of time that he is going to be different. I think you handled all of that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By lucysmom
Seems like it's important first to just...

Seems like it's important first to just acknowledge that she really really doesn't like this particular exercise, and then give her coping strategies to deal with that fact, rather than trying to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-21-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By lucysmom
Truly, I think what would help my daughter would...

Truly, I think what would help my daughter would be for the district to pay for vision therapy. Like one of the PPs said, I am going to pay for it regardless, and so the outcome for her will be the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By lucysmom
DD is in 1st grade, gifted, with vision problems...

DD is in 1st grade, gifted, with vision problems that have made her much later to read than she would have been otherwise.

Just had a "guidance team" meeting with her school pysch., teacher,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-09-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,401
Posted By lucysmom
Quote: Originally Posted by eepster...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eepster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15821767)
I was the slowest student in my class on...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-01-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By lucysmom
Quote: Originally Posted by puddle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by puddle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15792803)
This sort of reminds me of a thread a little...
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