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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-10-2013, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Freeman
Thanks to all for the replies! Very interesting....

Thanks to all for the replies! Very interesting. His memory is really, really good. One of the things that first stood out to me about him is that he would memorize the language of long books from...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Freeman
Hello! I am writing about something that has...

Hello! I am writing about something that has become more noticeable and frustrating to me since the start of this school year (I noticed it last year too, though). My ds is in 4th grade. He always...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Freeman
Thank you for the link, ollyoxenfree. You know,...

Thank you for the link, ollyoxenfree. You know, I haven't really thought much about those pencil grips and triangular pencils for a long time - prob. not since he was in Kind. or 1st grade...but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-21-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Freeman
Thanks to all for your wonderful suggestions! I...

Thanks to all for your wonderful suggestions! I will try to help him find his purpose in writing, and hopefully then he will be more motivated and willing.
 
Quote:Finally, I think that many...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Freeman
Hello, I have not been on MDC in a long time but...

Hello, I have not been on MDC in a long time but recently re-discovered it. My son, who will be going into 4th grade, did the library summer reading program this summer. He completed those...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Freeman
For those of you mentioning school testing - I...

For those of you mentioning school testing - I am curious whether your school actually administers an individual IQ test. Both the school my children attend and the public school system test for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-15-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Freeman
I also think the Terra Nova is an achievement...

I also think the Terra Nova is an achievement test, but it sounds like that's the test that the OP's school uses to determine entry into the gifted program.
 
OP - Can you send in more challenging...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-30-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Freeman
This is interesting... I believe that...

This is interesting... I believe that "red-shirting" is a lot more common in private schools here than in public...When you think about it, it can be seen as more of a "luxury" to be able to either...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Freeman
IME, it's not just the parents. Schools push it...

IME, it's not just the parents. Schools push it too, esp. private schools. Some change their cutoff dates to be several months earlier than the public schools and have a "junior kindergarten" set up...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Freeman
"These differences may come from the increased...

"These differences may come from the increased challenges of a demanding environment. Learning is maximized not by getting all the answers right, but by making errors and correcting them quickly. In...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-26-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By Freeman
As I recall, Dr. Luke was trained as a...

As I recall, Dr. Luke was trained as a nutritionist with a research speciality in twin pregnancies; I don't think she is an MD/OB or midwife trained in deliveries, FWIW.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,710
Posted By Freeman
MamaChicken, I hear you. Curious to see...

MamaChicken,
I hear you. Curious to see whether you think it is any particular BCP that is working to regulate your hormones - or just the BCP in general.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,710
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Breastfeeding   05-29-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Breastfeeding   05-29-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Freeman
My twins are 16 months. One twin weaned at about...

My twins are 16 months. One twin weaned at about 13 months, and the other twin weaned at about 14 months. Period returned around 12 or 13 months and has been EXTREMELY HEAVY - heavier than I have...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,710
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,710
Posted By Freeman
My twins are 16 months. One twin weaned at about...

My twins are 16 months. One twin weaned at about 13 months, and the other twin weaned at about 14 months. Period returned around 12 or 13 months and has been EXTREMELY HEAVY - heavier than I have...
Forum: Learning at School   05-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,311
Posted By Freeman
I should also add that when we applied to...

I should also add that when we applied to another school, he was tested using a more academic type test with analogies, etc. (I can't remember the name of the test.) He did really well on the test,...
Forum: Learning at School   05-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,311
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By Freeman
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2011, 06:27 AM
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Views: 3,223
Posted By Freeman
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif  Maybe this is why I hate spending time on it.
 
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Forum: Parenting   04-12-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By Freeman
Quote: Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Parenting   04-12-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By Freeman
I only read the first article. As a parent of ...

I only read the first article. As a parent of  twins myself (plus two other young children) I can forgive the author for ten minutes of "Ferberizing." I don't think that this limited Ferberizing is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By Freeman
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