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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By pranava
Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any...

Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any advice or insight, but I can definitely relate. DS and I are on a similar track, but a bit behind you - DS is about to enter Kindergarten and will be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By pranava
Hi and Welcome! Saying Mama with intent at 4...

Hi and Welcome!

Saying Mama with intent at 4 months, and 11 words at 9 months is pretty advanced. It's so hard to tell at such a young age, but you will probably have a much better idea in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By pranava
Good point! I am in a similar situation as the...

Good point! I am in a similar situation as the OP (agonizing over kindergarten placement for fall) and hadn't thought of this. Maybe it's best to seek out a child's peer group rather than assume...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By pranava
5 YO still grieving loss of pet after 6 months

My DS (5) got a hamster that lived for only 5 months. He liked the hamster, and played with it a 10 or 15 minutes once a day about 4 to 5 days a week. I didn't think he was all that attached. There...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By pranava
Thanks for coming out of the woodwork Medlar....

Thanks for coming out of the woodwork Medlar.  I'm glad your daughter is doing so well!  I will definitely look in to this type of vision therapy.  
 
Thanks for the link Linda on the move - I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By pranava
Thank you, all!  Very good insight and...

Thank you, all!  Very good insight and suggestions. Audio books are a great idea - saves my voice and puts him in charge.
 
So it seems that asynchrony is common, but his reaction to his roadblock...
Forum: Diapering   05-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,304
Posted By pranava
Mother-ease sandies with dappi cover. Good for...

Mother-ease sandies with dappi cover. Good for heavy wetting and the cover and diaper can be pulled up and down together just like underwear.  We had the bamboo and they are so soft and comfy.  Love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By pranava
I absolutely don't push reading and never have...

I absolutely don't push reading and never have even intentionally "worked" on it.  It's just that the reading brought the vision issue to my attention.  I read to him as much as I can, but when I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By pranava
First of all, I'm not sure how I'm feeling about...

First of all, I'm not sure how I'm feeling about being called an "aggressive" parent . . . confused, a little miffed, deflated?
 
My DS, newly 5, has been reading for 3 years and reads very well,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,293
Posted By pranava
My 5 year old DS also experiments with powerful...

My 5 year old DS also experiments with powerful language.  I've gotten plenty of the typical, "I hate you", "you're mean/bossy/stupid/bad/worst mom ever"  along with plenty of plain crass speech...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By pranava
Thanks Piglet! Your comment "How do I get my 5...

Thanks Piglet! Your comment "How do I get my 5 year old to be an astronaut" made me laugh out loud and put my desires in perspective.  I actually don't know exactly what I'm dealing with yet.  I'm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By pranava
Hi Starling&diesel!  Wow, thanks for the...

Hi Starling&diesel!  Wow, thanks for the thoughtful and very helpful reply!  
I didn't know there was a mental health forum - I will definitely check it out.  Sounds like you are really on top of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By pranava
My son will be 5 this month and  I have just...

My son will be 5 this month and  I have just started the process of having him evaluated by a developmental pediatrician.  He is having MANY bad days at preschool. He cannot tolerate frustration,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 424
Posted By pranava
Some of these things seem normal for her age,...

Some of these things seem normal for her age, but her memory sounds especially good and her puzzle skills are above average.  Also sounds like she really likes to learn! 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By pranava
My DS (almost 5) is obsessed with commercials at...

My DS (almost 5) is obsessed with commercials at the moment.  He quotes pieces of them at relatively appropriate times.  Very funny! But possibly ASD?  I'm not sure.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 926
Posted By pranava
8!  They can't be 8!  Have I been on this board...

8!  They can't be 8!  Have I been on this board for that long!   
 
King of the Wind and some of the other Marguerite Henry books have good illustration, although they are often very realistic and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-27-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By pranava
Welcome!   I...

Welcome!   I understand http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif   You have described my DS (4yrs) AKA Captain Opposite!  He's a strong personality, with some sensory issues, aspergers has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-16-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By pranava
Hello MaPa Del and welcome!       My son...

Hello MaPa Del and welcome!  
 
 
My son is known donor conceived as well.  He has 2 moms, and that been a non-issue on this board.  Most posts tend to focus on the kids.  
 
I don't often talk...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By pranava
Quote:The best thing that has happened this year...

Quote:The best thing that has happened this year is that DS is building character. I have noticed when he talks about his school friends that he shows kindness and appreciation. He's maturing in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,157
Posted By pranava
Probably falls into the "not right" category,be...

Probably falls into the "not right" category,be we called it "the buffet" Always open and all you can eat :)  My son weaned before he picked up a word for it.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By pranava
Good Question! Around 18 months I started...

Good Question! Around 18 months I started wondering the same way about my DS.  I'm still wondering.  ?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif  
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By pranava
This is an issue we've been dealing with for...

This is an issue we've been dealing with for more than 2 years. My 4.5 year old is having Massive tantrums when little things aren't perfect, or he doesn't win a game.  This is happening both at...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-22-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By pranava
I have a couple of elementary school (private,...

I have a couple of elementary school (private, public, charter) visits scheduled in the upcoming months.  I thought I had decided on an elementary for DS's entry to kindergarten next year, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By pranava
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by missnoodlesmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-20-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By pranava
Wow!!!  That is amazing!  I tried to do that...

Wow!!!  That is amazing!  I tried to do that just now, but nope, I quit trying after about 20 seconds - just cant' do it.  He (and you) must have calculator brains!!  I'm...
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