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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2011, 04:27 PM
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Posted By preslee1031
Thank you all so much!!  I spoke with the...

Thank you all so much!!  I spoke with the Pharmacist at CVS today and she told me to look at GNC also.....I will be going there tomorrow....Thanks again!!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By preslee1031
I think the problem last night especially was...

I think the problem last night especially was Thanksgiving break was over for him too....I try to keep him on a schedule but he is a night owl also so he wants to stay up all night.....Last night he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By preslee1031
I used to do the same thing.....Earplugs are an...

I used to do the same thing.....Earplugs are an option too...  I've tried everything with him and he just "can't sleep".  I've used white noise machines, t.v. on, t.v. off, night light, no night...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By preslee1031
Really?  I think I will call his Doctor and ask...

Really?  I think I will call his Doctor and ask him if it's okay.....because it works great for me and I assume it would work well for him...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By preslee1031
Does anyone know of a good sleep aid for kids?...

Does anyone know of a good sleep aid for kids?  If there is anything that is all natural that would be great!  I use Melatonin myself but it's not recommended for kids under 10 so I'm a little...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-15-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By preslee1031
Thank you all for your replies!  Yes, the Terra...

Thank you all for your replies!  Yes, the Terra Nova is the test that the school uses for entrance in to the gifted program.  Of course since they've done away with it in the Elementary he can't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By preslee1031
My 9 year old was identified as gifted when he...

My 9 year old was identified as gifted when he took the Terra Nova test last school year. He scored in the 99th percentile. I have known since he was in pre-school that he was gifted so it was nice...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-18-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By preslee1031
Obsessions are something we know a TON about. My...

Obsessions are something we know a TON about. My 8 year old Son has gone from one obsession to the next and they last for about six months and he will move on to something else...
We've...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By preslee1031
Thank you all very much for your responses. I am...

Thank you all very much for your responses. I am looking forward to getting the books you've suggested and learning more about why he acts the way he does sometimes. We have an appointment with his...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By preslee1031
I have posted here in the past about my 8 year...

I have posted here in the past about my 8 year old Son who we are pretty sure is gifted. Lately he seems more sensitive than ever. He has had a few crying spells where he just sits on the couch and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By preslee1031
My DS is 7 and this is him to a T! So far it...

My DS is 7 and this is him to a T!
So far it hasn't gotten better...If anything it's gotten worse and I've noticed that lately there are more and more topics that he needs information about.
I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-29-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By preslee1031
I can relate to your situation so well. My DS is...

I can relate to your situation so well. My DS is 7 and is the most exhausting child I've ever been around. He always needs "more" of everything too...he is VERY intense as well as empathetic (which...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-30-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By preslee1031
I can relate to the way you're feeling. My Son...

I can relate to the way you're feeling. My Son who just turned 7 has extreme obsessions. It started with fish & baseball (it's still fish & baseball)but lately he has become very obsessed with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By preslee1031
Quote: Originally Posted by LynnS6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13870706)
I was tempted to quit buying pretzels for a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By preslee1031
Quote: Originally Posted by kgianforti...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kgianforti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13863098)
Letters doesn't make me bonkers, it's my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-28-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,096
Posted By preslee1031
I wonder this all the time! My Son just turned 7...

I wonder this all the time! My Son just turned 7 and he has MANY of the gifted traits but I still wonder in the back of my mind if it's something I am wanting him to be because I'm a proud Mom too....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-08-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By preslee1031
I have a Son who just turned 7. We're pretty...

I have a Son who just turned 7. We're pretty sure that he's gifted. He has major obsessions. It started when we took him to a Reds Baseball game. From that point on he was very obsessed with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By preslee1031
My DS is a perfectionist who gets frustrated...

My DS is a perfectionist who gets frustrated easily as well.
Today he was filling out his Valentine's Day cards for his class and got so upset that he had to stop and said he "couldn't do it". I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By preslee1031
I could have written your post myself. This...

I could have written your post myself. This describes my DS PERFECTLY. He will be 7 in March.
I really wish I knew what do do about the issues we're having as well.
We have not had him tested yet,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By preslee1031
I have often wondered this same thing about my...

I have often wondered this same thing about my Son. I don't know if the actual being hungry is a part of giftedness, but with him it seems to be more of an OCD thing. He is obsessed with eating or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By preslee1031
We have the winter coat issue BIG time! My 6year...

We have the winter coat issue BIG time! My 6year old DS wouldn't wear his winter coat because he said it looked "too big". I ended up having to go buy him TWO more winter coats hoping he would like...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-21-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By preslee1031
Quote: Originally Posted by EXOLAX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EXOLAX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12655752)
This is where I think math tests, learning...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-21-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By preslee1031
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12653275)
I have a great page scan from my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By preslee1031
Another thing I forgot to mention about the test...

Another thing I forgot to mention about the test was they asked him to write certain numbers ex: 31 and he wrote 13, 19 and he wrote 91. He flip flopped the numbers and he wrote a few of them...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By preslee1031
I agree with you. You wouldn't think they would...

I agree with you. You wouldn't think they would expect a high level of comprehension in Kindergarten. I could give this test to my fourth grader and I'm not sure she would score very well on it. It...
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