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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-16-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By domesticidyll
Mine isn't PG, but I do remember that...

Mine isn't PG, but I do remember that frustration of going quickly through elementary material.
 
Singapore and AoPS are both good spines. Khan academy, if your child likes it, is not a full spine...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By domesticidyll
It's the frustration that stands out to me. Both...

It's the frustration that stands out to me. Both of mine--very different learners--have had pronounced periods where their ability was much greater than their stamina. But both of them were calm...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-04-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By domesticidyll
Threshold that needs cresting was a quote from...

Threshold that needs cresting was a quote from jklewis :)
 
I suspect that our oldest will have words click for him like I did. That it will happens when it happens and there's some threshold that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By domesticidyll
There does seem to be some evidence that...

There does seem to be some evidence that learning two languages at once can produce a longer period of apparent inactivity, followed by a blossoming in both languages. I'd agree with Miranda on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By domesticidyll
It sounds like a math geek writing for a younger...

It sounds like a math geek writing for a younger math geek--companionable.
 
This is such a good description--rings true for the tone of the book, and also for the problems themselves.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By domesticidyll
ETA, if you possibly can talk them into letting...

ETA, if you possibly can talk them into letting DS use AoPS instead of the curriculum, you'll have a fantastically math-rich kid. Not having to plow through the regular math might be pretty good...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By domesticidyll
I think the pre-algebra book is fantastic. The...

I think the pre-algebra book is fantastic. The problems are so thoughtful and rich. Many of the problems look tricky at first glance, but have a trick that makes them actually very simple--that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By domesticidyll
(I've seen the potions done at a more mainstream...

(I've seen the potions done at a more mainstream event where kids just used lemon juice plus sugar plus water and make a tube full of lemonade, if this is not wholly a flobberworm mucus crowd :)
 ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By domesticidyll
We did a Harry Potter party a few years ago....

We did a Harry Potter party a few years ago. Some of my favorite things:
 
make "potions" 
I don't seem to have saved my list, but it had things like lemon juice as phoenix tears. Make sure to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By domesticidyll
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398560/whats-next-mom#post_17584188)
  
I noticed that with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By domesticidyll
Just to add, my experience with an accelerated...

Just to add, my experience with an accelerated mathy kid has been that the leaps and lulls are both quite pronounced, and disconcerting.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By domesticidyll
My two cents is that there is a real value in...

My two cents is that there is a real value in having the experience as a child of doing at least some interesting and challenging academic work. Not at the expense of the art, music, sports,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-17-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By domesticidyll
Thank you all very much for the encouragement....

Thank you all very much for the encouragement. DS just had his first official lesson, and we are both delighted with the teacher. A good fit for both of us. It was very helpful to have the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By domesticidyll
Quote:  Also in case it might be relevant .......

Quote: 
Also in case it might be relevant .... teacher is new.... this is her first year and the school has a lot of changes and all teachers are under close scrutiny. 


 
I just caught this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 922
Posted By domesticidyll
The Saturdays All Of A Kind Family Noel...

The Saturdays
All Of A Kind Family
Noel Streatfield
Arthur Ransome
Railway Children and other E Nesbit
Wolves of Willoughby Chase
 
Have to agree that pushing books for a report card box is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By domesticidyll
I would love to know where to find the beautiful...

I would love to know where to find the beautiful egg timers!
 
Heather
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-20-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By domesticidyll
You might try Misdiagnoses and Dual Diagnoses of...

You might try Misdiagnoses and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders for a framework to sort through which pieces are being...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By domesticidyll
Thank you both. I knew I'd learn from the...

Thank you both. I knew I'd learn from the responses here.
 
DS wants to learn flute.
 
Of the teachers that were recommended to us, these two sounded plausible and do apparently have openings....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By domesticidyll
I'm hoping for suggestions from all the lovely...

I'm hoping for suggestions from all the lovely musical mamas on here as I start looking for a music teacher for DS.
 
What is a normal way to begin (observing someone else's lesson, sample lesson,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By domesticidyll
last post tonight, i promise!   i'd be...

last post tonight, i promise!
 
i'd be curious to hear what others have to say about math concepts.
 
for me, i'm glad to see emerging understanding of *how* to solve problems--look for a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By domesticidyll
my older child really *likes* having scaffolding...

my older child really *likes* having scaffolding and a very analytical approach, so it has been useful to have some formal work. even with a relatively classical approach, though, the curricula that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By domesticidyll
IME, the pieces largely fill themselves in....

IME, the pieces largely fill themselves in. Simply seeing lots of interesting math covers quite a lot of ground, really. If there are small gaps a few years down the road, it is not difficult to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
  Ugh
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Posted By domesticidyll
I would very strongly second this ^^^   IME...

I would very strongly second this ^^^
 
IME with a child who is very asynchronous when it comes to math, patience often developmentally does lag behind analytical ability for some time. I do think...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-26-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By domesticidyll
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dessismama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By domesticidyll
I can pretty much guarantee that by age 10...

I can pretty much guarantee that by age 10 she'll be able to sit through The Polar Express without the slightest bit of upset. There's no rush.
 
This was fantastic. DS was terrified of pop-up...
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