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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2006, 11:53 PM
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Posted By m&m
yes for many the number one thing about...

yes for many

the number one thing about giftedness is an asynchronisity in development - meaning as one thing is WAY above age level, some things are at age level and a few might be just below....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-17-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By m&m
I am currently homeschooling my tow dd. One is...

I am currently homeschooling my tow dd. One is doing grade 4, the other K-1. I make my own lessons, or find stuff at the library. We are very ecclectic in our approach. We belong to a distance ed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By m&m
my dd has these tendencies too and my brother...

my dd has these tendencies too and my brother who does as well sent her two books that really helped her.

They are both by Reynolds - (sorry can't remember full name and dd seems to have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-30-2006, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By m&m
I am now homeschooling (sort of - I do all the...

I am now homeschooling (sort of - I do all the work, but since it is through an alternative school that has teacher review the work done the government calls it distance ed - but it's not).

This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-30-2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By m&m
yep I have felt this way often. I...

yep

I have felt this way often.

I helps to find kids who are also very bright or gifted so that you can talk and share without it feeling like bragging....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-30-2006, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By m&m
so cute Mine say that they thought it must...

so cute

Mine say that they thought it must not be a planet already and were glad that they finally agree. J then immediately took Pluto off of her model of our system which required disassembling...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,658
Posted By m&m
I noticed that dd was different and ahead of her...

I noticed that dd was different and ahead of her agemates as a baby and toddler, but didn't really think of it as gifted until later. She started talking at 6 months and full sentences at 9 months -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By m&m
Hi I know there are many ways to homeschool...

Hi

I know there are many ways to homeschool and this has got me thinking.

I am the kind of homeschooler whose kids learn at home, covering a variety of topics most of which the kids choose,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-15-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,360
Posted By m&m
My youngest still mispronounces a few words (now...

My youngest still mispronounces a few words (now 4) and it is so cute that I really hope it lasts for a little while longer. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif My fave...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,360
Posted By m&m
subscribing I introduced myself a long time...

subscribing

I introduced myself a long time ago on a previous thread, but thought a re-introduction was in order.

Hello, I am Monique a gifted person, with a gifted brother and father, wife to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By m&m
Have you tried playing "school". My 4 year old...

Have you tried playing "school". My 4 year old likes to play this with everything that she thinks a school has. we take turns being the teacher, it is funny to see what her idea of school is. It had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By m&m
Well she has to WANT to read. And like what she...

Well she has to WANT to read. And like what she is reading.

Sometimes the boring beginner books are just not enjoyable enough to want to learn to read from. I have found that my dd reads better...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By m&m
well I have two spirited kids who are also...

well I have two spirited kids who are also gifted - and we did have some anger issues (they are few and far between right now)

I found that they get stressed some times and spin out of control -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By m&m
There are many craft kits available, and many...

There are many craft kits available, and many software games too. Too many really. My 4 yr old likes Cinderella's dollhouse CDrom, as well as Barbie Mermaid adventure CDrom. Top on her wish list...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By m&m
well My 6 yr old dd has just learned to knit...

well My 6 yr old dd has just learned to knit (and me too) we bought her a kids pair of 5mm needles which are shorter and have a ball on the end. They are great for learning, but a little slippery....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-26-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 21,720
Posted By m&m
Quote: Originally Posted by BoyGirlTwinsAPMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoyGirlTwinsAPMama
My children are not in school (they are only 2) but I have been researching schooling a lot and am curious about how you mothers feel about letting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2005, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
  Poll: How Much Time...
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Posted By m&m
I put 5 hours, because that is what I have to...

I put 5 hours, because that is what I have to report with my minitry of education.

But creative play, crafts, art, phys ed, reading, ed shows, bakings, colouring, etc. Are all counted in that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2005, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By m&m
well I am currently teaching art on my own for...

well I am currently teaching art on my own for my dd. We use library books and just my own limited experience. My father is an artist (drawing, and steel and clay sculpture) so he has promised to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-19-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 21,720
Posted By m&m
The post about suicide and depression really...

The post about suicide and depression really spoke to me. You see I shocked my family by calling a suicide help line in kindergarten - not for a prank. It is rare for children to have such thoughts...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2005, 02:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,118
Posted By m&m
Follow your instincts - as an fellow APer they...

Follow your instincts - as an fellow APer they are good instincts. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

you might have a hard time letting go your idea of teaching...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2005, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By m&m
well I didn't think I'd need this now because my...

well I didn't think I'd need this now because my oldest reads fluently already but my 4 yr old has just started to want to learn to read and can recognize some letters and a few words. so this might...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By m&m
Nothing says you can't have both. I'm more...

Nothing says you can't have both. I'm more ecclectic in my approach, some things we structured (although not really scheduled) and other things are more unschoolish.

For example we sit down and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By m&m
well My gifted daughters (not a term I use...

well My gifted daughters (not a term I use loosly) would have scored about 14 on that list - but many gifted people are overly sensitive - as am I. So mine have those traits as well as hundreds...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-11-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By m&m
Well there are several online game sites that we...

Well there are several online game sites that we go to on occasion

www.nickjr.com (http://www.nickjr.com) and www.myscene.com (http://www.myscene.com) both have fun games, some educational
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By m&m
Well when my kids were younger they liked... ...

Well when my kids were younger they liked...

Cranium Cariboo (a pre-reading matching game with shapes, numbers, and colours - it is cooperative and has doors to unlock, balls to find, and a...
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