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Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,157
Posted By straighthaircurly
Overall labor was about 28 hours. But the...

Overall labor was about 28 hours. But the pushing was super quick...less than 20 minutes. I joke that he pushed himself out (all 9 lbs 10 oz. of him).
Forum: Meal Planning   01-19-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,865
Posted By straighthaircurly
My latest trick is to shop at the Asian foods...

My latest trick is to shop at the Asian foods warehouse store. The prices are incredible on meat, many vegetables, and Asian ingredients. They also carry other ethnic foods like Mexican crumbling...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By straighthaircurly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamarhu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371241/positive-spending-in-2013#post_17229748)

 Same with...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,174
Posted By straighthaircurly
Keeping my child in a public school (current) or...

Keeping my child in a public school (current) or sending him to private school (applied but not accepted) or sending him to a charter school (plan to in 6th grade) is not going to make or break the...
Forum: Learning at School   12-23-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By straighthaircurly
UPDATE:   Apparently I am far from being the...

UPDATE:
 
Apparently I am far from being the only parent upset that there were no comments on the report card and shocked/dismayed at the scores. Other gifted kids were given very low marks for...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By straighthaircurly
Definitely some food for thought here. I am...

Definitely some food for thought here. I am starting to calm down enough that I can actually move forward with setting up a meeting. We have previously discussed ways to motivate him in class....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-23-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By straighthaircurly
My son is very similar. He does fine on things...

My son is very similar. He does fine on things that are the same every single day and that he likes to do (ex. his nightly reading assignments). But he does not remember the instructions given in...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By straighthaircurly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368654/help-me-edit-email-to-teacher#post_17179552)

regarding...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By straighthaircurly
Thanks for the responses. This is why I have not...

Thanks for the responses. This is why I have not sent the email. I do feel incredibly angry still. I have already spent a lot of time meeting with this teacher and I feel very frustrated by her...
Forum: Learning at School   11-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By straighthaircurly
Quick history: My 9yo son is very bright,...

Quick history:
My 9yo son is very bright, tests 3 grades levels ahead in reading, tests 86% plus on standardized math tests. He is bored a lot in school but he loves reading. He works hard at his...
Forum: Learning at School   11-21-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,174
Posted By straighthaircurly
Living in the state of Minnesota (a leader in...

Living in the state of Minnesota (a leader in charter schools and in school choice) makes it challenging as a parent to find the right school for your kid. Sometimes the choices feel overwhelming....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,812
Posted By straighthaircurly
Interesting. My 9yo son scored high...

Interesting. My 9yo son scored high Logical-Mathematic, Spatial, and Intrapersonal. He loves to read and spells well but otherwise very low on the Linguistics, Kinesthetic, and Interpersonal. We are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-06-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By straighthaircurly
We live in a 1st ring suburb and have our...

We live in a 1st ring suburb and have our business a couple miles away. We have no desire to live in the country but found an infill lot that is 1 acre wooded lot on a lake where we are building a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By straighthaircurly
For tough scrubbing jobs, I keep a container of...

For tough scrubbing jobs, I keep a container of premade baking soda paste (I made it by just stirring small amounts of water into large amounts of baking soda until it all holds together, I usually...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By straighthaircurly
Sounds a lot like my son. We chose a school with...

Sounds a lot like my son. We chose a school with "looping", meaning he stays with the same teacher for 2 years in a row. The first year with every teacher takes them 6 months to establish a working...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By straighthaircurly
I would just continue to have a nightly session...

I would just continue to have a nightly session where you read aloud to her. Try out some different chapter book series that she might enjoy (Guardians of Ga'Hoole (owls), Magic School Bus...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-05-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,780
Posted By straighthaircurly
My gifted son had very erratic testing results...

My gifted son had very erratic testing results the first couple years of school. If he didn't know the tester, his scores were lower than expected. He also struggled and continues to struggle with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By straighthaircurly
My 8yo son gets his new glasses next week. He is...

My 8yo son gets his new glasses next week. He is very upset that he needs glasses. This whole process has been one giant battle. He fought going to the eye doctor, including throwing a complete...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By straighthaircurly
We allowed DS exposure to TV and computers at a...

We allowed DS exposure to TV and computers at a young age (18mo) and he has never become very enamored with them. He will go through phases of wanting to watch a lot of movies and then we have to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By straighthaircurly
You mentioned that you gave him melatonin the...

You mentioned that you gave him melatonin the other night. Does that help him? My 7 yo DS has a very hard time getting his brain to turn off at night (but sleeps very soundly once he falls asleep)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,081
Posted By straighthaircurly
DS has been making some progress and the teacher...

DS has been making some progress and the teacher is supporting him in a positive way to try to make it to the end of addition by the end of the school year (end of July). She has been providing...
Forum: Learning at School   02-11-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By straighthaircurly
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1277952/seeing-red-right-now#post_16252739)

Did...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By straighthaircurly
 DS had to be 5 by September 1st to start K, he...

 DS had to be 5 by September 1st to start K, he turned 5 on August 18th. We debated an on time start or a late start (age 6). Ultimately we started him t 5 and while it has had his bumps, we are all...
Forum: Learning at School   02-10-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By straighthaircurly
 Sorry it took me so long to come back to this...

 Sorry it took me so long to come back to this post. I did calm down enough to talk with the program leader. She said she didn't force him to go to breakfast, that she talked with him and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By straighthaircurly
I generally think of myself as a good...

I generally think of myself as a good communicator. I communicate well and have great relationships with my family, my coworkers, my customers. I communicate pretty successfully with my son's...
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