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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By chaimom
My son has done the AoPS pre-algebra and algebra...

My son has done the AoPS pre-algebra and algebra online.  Even if you don't sign up for the classes, you can do alcumus.  Some of the problems are purposely too hard for kids to solve.  The point is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By chaimom
Fantastic!  So happy for your son (and you!)

Fantastic!  So happy for your son (and you!)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By chaimom
My son also took the Explore in 4th grade.  My...

My son also took the Explore in 4th grade.  My advice is to not make a big deal out of it, and don't study at all.  My son took the practice test about a week before, so he was familiar with the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-23-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By chaimom
I can't interpret the scores for you, but such a...

I can't interpret the scores for you, but such a wide disparity makes me wonder about a learning disability.  If I were you I would have her privately tested to see what might be going on and get...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-09-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By chaimom
My son is a DYS. We just had the testing and...

My son is a DYS. We just had the testing and didn't do portfolio, so I can't answer specifically.  Have you searched the Davidson forums?  I know the issue comes up quite often.     My understanding...
Forum: Parenting   07-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By chaimom
The kid is 3-4 years older than yours and is...

The kid is 3-4 years older than yours and is occasionally purposely mean or just obnoxious.  I don't think that's a normal play-mate situation and I don't think you're under any obligation to let...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By chaimom
Based on this thread, I bought one too-- and it...

Based on this thread, I bought one too-- and it really works!  Shocker.  Usually these things are  a scam. You do have to go through the hair really slowly, but it combs through hair like butter....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-19-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 969
Posted By chaimom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by maptome http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1379973/should-i-assume-my-kids-are-will-be-gifted#post_17303592)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By chaimom
I really disliked the advice in Siblings without...

I really disliked the advice in Siblings without Rivalry.  I read it when the twins were probably 6 (they're 10 now), but some of the advice was to let your children say they hate each other. That's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By chaimom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by natlav http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By chaimom
My son took the Explore last year in 4th.  It's...

My son took the Explore last year in 4th.  It's a test aimed at 8th graders, so it has quite a bit of out of level material for your child. We didn't have my son study for it at all-- he just showed...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By chaimom
I have a friend whose son was in food therapy....

I have a friend whose son was in food therapy.  We considered it for my son, too, but he never dipped below 15th percentile in weight, which was the threshold for getting insurance to cover it. My...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By chaimom
It certainly sounds like she's opinionated, but...

It certainly sounds like she's opinionated, but I don't think that's necessarily a gifted issue.   (Not saying she's not gifted.)  If there's any consolation, I had one of those who is now ten and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By chaimom
We had to pay for our son's online math class....

We had to pay for our son's online math class.  It will be pretty pricey over the year (two separate classes), but there are cheaper ones.  Even if you end up paying for Aleks, that's only $20/month.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By chaimom
At first I was in the camp to tell her, but your...

At first I was in the camp to tell her, but your follow-up convinced me that you have valid reasons NOT to tell her.  I'm not opposed to medical marijuana use and I think it should be legalized, but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By chaimom
What about a grade skip now?  Obviously he can't...

What about a grade skip now?  Obviously he can't repeat third grade math and its not acceptable to miss art, PE and music.  
 
If you don't want a skip, another alternative is to have your son...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By chaimom
My dd is a first grader and I have two older...

My dd is a first grader and I have two older boys.  Playdates during the week don't really work for us.  We're all so busy, I just don't want to throw a playdate into the mix-- except with the next...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,088
Posted By chaimom
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xxxxx
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By chaimom
If you really don't believe she's suicidal, I...

If you really don't believe she's suicidal, I would tell her you're concerned about her behavior and references, and fear that she's getting it from TV.  Therefore, you're going to stop watching TV...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By chaimom
I'll add one more thing-- one of the negatives...

I'll add one more thing-- one of the negatives about a skip for my son was the group of kids he would be with.     His current grade-- the one he ended up staying in-- has very nice kids.  The older...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-31-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By chaimom
I would go for a skip, too.  My son was offered...

I would go for a skip, too.  My son was offered a skip last year, but he essentially chickened out (that, plus the principal at the new school was a real dud for gifted kids), and he's back to his...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By chaimom
Perhaps the reason fewer parents are using the...

Perhaps the reason fewer parents are using the library, especially in such an affluent area, is because there are other ways of accessing books nowdays.  All three of my kids have their own Kindles...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-21-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By chaimom
It does sound like you've made great educational...

It does sound like you've made great educational choices for your kids so far.  The two keys for me would be that your dd is already doing 10th grade material and will have to do it alone, since...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By chaimom
DanGreene, I'm curious why you've needed to take...

DanGreene, I'm curious why you've needed to take so many IQ tests.  Was there some kind of brain injury doctors were monitoring, or a learning disability?  I'm just trying to envision a scenario...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By chaimom
What about taking her to Weight Watchers? She's...

What about taking her to Weight Watchers? She's apparently aware she's overweight, and I think WW focuses on healthy eating and should give her information to use to make better choices.  I like...
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