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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By ellemenope
Tigerle--  I'll be thinking about you and your...

Tigerle--  I'll be thinking about you and your family.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifKeep us updated.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By ellemenope
I can totally relate to the title of this...

I can totally relate to the title of this thread, OP.  Except that behavior wise, my DD(4) is the "calm, quiet, patient, thoughtful child that is sooo easy going."  She never questions authority,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By ellemenope
It has been months since I have updated what...

It has been months since I have updated what DD's been up to.  School doesn't start until next week for us, so I thought I would tack something on the end of this thread.  We have had a busy summer...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By ellemenope
My DD acted quite similarly at that age.  I...

My DD acted quite similarly at that age.  I remember she was a watcher.  She was an observer.  She would have done exactly as you described in those situations.  She also could sit and listen to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,372
Posted By ellemenope
250 dollars--30 min, 10 lessons, 5 kids, 2...

250 dollars--30 min, 10 lessons, 5 kids, 2 instructors, 93 degree salt water pool, private swim school.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By ellemenope
I don't think it is pushing if they are begging...

I don't think it is pushing if they are begging for it. You will have raised eyebrows for sure, perhaps implying that play is so important at this age and warning of burnout. But, a three-year-old...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-28-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,481
Posted By ellemenope
My DD (3) absolute favorite and most played with...

My DD (3) absolute favorite and most played with toys are her wooden blocks and wooden animals.  We have invested over 300 dollars in HABA blocks (fantasy blocks, starter sets, special blocks) over...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By ellemenope
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By ellemenope
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Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By ellemenope
DD(3.5) just told me that four halves make two....

DD(3.5) just told me that four halves make two. She has also been memorizing simple addition facts. (2+3, 5+5, 10+10, 100+anything, 100+100) And, she has been skip counting higher, 2s, 5s, and 10s....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By ellemenope
    From Wikipedia: Quote:Some experts...


 
From Wikipedia:
Quote:Some experts denote three explicit types of hyperlexics. Specifically:

Type 1: Neurotypical children that are very early readers.
Type 2: Children on the autism...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,897
Posted By ellemenope
This place you describe sounds like homeschool...

This place you describe sounds like homeschool co-op for gifted children-- neither an accredited school nor a licensed day care.  Am I right?  There are only 4 kids there full-time, and your...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-19-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By ellemenope
Wow, what a full house you have Aishamama!  My...

Wow, what a full house you have Aishamama!  My hat is off to you. Thank you for sharing how different and unique each one of your children are. They sound very much loved.
 
I have to share that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By ellemenope
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Quote:Originally Posted by Casha'sMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1347776/stuttering-or-playing-with-sound#post_16910426)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By ellemenope
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Quote:Originally Posted by KCMichigan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344028/spring-2012-what-are-they-doing-now#post_16904086)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By ellemenope
Maybe we can change this to February/March or...

Maybe we can change this to February/March or Spring 2012?
 
Pranava:  Your DS might enjoy Curious George learns to count to 100.  We checked it out a couple of weeks ago and really sparked my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By ellemenope
I just visited the kindergarten at my DD's...

I just visited the kindergarten at my DD's school a couple of days ago.  She is in the preschool (3-year-olds).  The teacher told me that a handful of students come in with some reading ability....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By ellemenope
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Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By ellemenope
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Quote:Originally Posted by KaliShanti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340543/january-what-are-they-doing-now/20#post_16835363)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By ellemenope
I don't have any firsthand experience with...

I don't have any firsthand experience with montessori.  First, I'll say that.  But, I do have a three-year-old who is reading near a second grade level, does math on her fingers, and has interests...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By ellemenope
Congrats on the new baby and the new adult!   ...

Congrats on the new baby and the new adult!
 
Mom2010-- That co-op sounds like a great opportunity for your DD, congrats!
 
DD just turned 3.5, and we love this age.  She is so imaginative and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By ellemenope
This sounds like pretty normal three-year-old...

This sounds like pretty normal three-year-old stuff to me, all except for the not being able to entertain himself at all.  That and he might by a little behind or quirky with the social use of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,193
Posted By ellemenope
I am not all that old, so maybe that is why I...

I am not all that old, so maybe that is why I was potty-trained at 2.5.  
 
DD was using her little potty (for number 1s and 2s) without prompting or suggestions and with no bribery at 19 months....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,831
Posted By ellemenope
Maybe 17 months.  DD was using all pronouns...

Maybe 17 months.  DD was using all pronouns correctly before 19 months, and so we never went through the third person referrals.  
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ellemenope
That sounds slightly above average, but not...

That sounds slightly above average, but not terribly so.  Language acquisition is not linear and every child has their own curve.  Also, everyone has their strength and weaknesses.  And, there isn't...
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