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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-18-2009, 06:00 PM
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Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by blueturtle...

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Originally Posted by blueturtle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14531664)
Ds is 5.5. We found the world's perfect...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
  toys?
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Posted By VanessaS
They like to organize and sort toys but they...

They like to organize and sort toys but they don't actually play with them.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2009, 11:45 AM
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Views: 2,599
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by kgianforti...

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Originally Posted by kgianforti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14520487)
remember how we were discussing the PreK...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2009, 04:10 PM
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Views: 18,846
Posted By VanessaS
My child = 3

My child = 3
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-13-2009, 04:09 PM
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Views: 327
Posted By VanessaS
We just do the homework. We do other work at...

We just do the homework. We do other work at home that isn't related to school. Non-worksheety stuff.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-13-2009, 04:07 PM
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Views: 2,599
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerle...

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Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14518158)
Hey, you're back! I hope you'll tell us more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-12-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,599
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by no5no5...

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Originally Posted by no5no5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14481343)
Ohhhh, you mean she got a 122 full scale, and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-03-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: I've heard that countries where...

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I've heard that countries where children learn to read later (8 and 9 years old) they have 100% literacy rates, don't know how that affects the love of reading though.
Actually, it's in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,795
Posted By VanessaS
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 12:41 PM
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Posted By VanessaS
Quote: I agree with Freeman about providing...

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I agree with Freeman about providing "work" at home if he is truly missing educational opportunities from his last preschool.
Ditto here.

It's just play school for us, too....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By VanessaS
Just dug up an old thread...

Just dug up an old thread (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=13658199) about reactive hypoglycemia.

THAT WOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING.

That would explain my children's (and my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By VanessaS
Thank you!! And that was a very interesting read...

Thank you!! And that was a very interesting read for me.

The section on "reactive hypoglycemia" was especially enlightening. My children (and I) follow the exact same pattern over the day as...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: I will also say that it was a struggle...

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I will also say that it was a struggle for me to learn to drive and to this day driving frustrates me because I find it difficult to keep my mind on task.
Yeah, driving is boring.

This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by eepster...

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Originally Posted by eepster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14171537)
It was years later that I was dx'd with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-31-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,795
Posted By VanessaS
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/psychologists.htm#li...

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/psychologists.htm#list
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Originally Posted by heatherdeg...

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Originally Posted by heatherdeg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14167053)
Oh. My. God. I love you. You're raising my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: The therapist is suggesting a mood...

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The therapist is suggesting a mood disorder....heading towards bipolar. She thinks it would be helpful to see a psychiatrist about putting him on a tranquilizer or a mood stabilizer.
Stop...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By VanessaS
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif Join the club!

I also get very still and focused when I'm interesting in something. Sometimes I stand up and my feet have fallen asleep...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: trivium makes more sense when I think...

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trivium makes more sense when I think of it in terms of output, not input
I like how you've put that, Bird Girl! I think that's what we're moving towards here. I guess it's like "classical...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-30-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Has anyone experienced any sudden...

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Has anyone experienced any sudden developmental leaps like this? Is this a regular kid thing or a gifted thing?
We have a lot of those leaps here. That's the only way we learn, in fact. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By VanessaS
I just read about "hyperfocus". Geeeeeeez....

I just read about "hyperfocus". Geeeeeeez. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif This is chronic in our household.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-29-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Are Active Alert kids gifted? What is...

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Are Active Alert kids gifted? What is the main difference between gifted and active alert?
If I'm not mistaken, "active alert" defines the behaviour while "gifted" is a description of IQ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-29-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: More love, more patience, more food,...

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More love, more patience, more food, more activities, more, more, more. Some days I really struggle. Sometimes I feel depressed. I share stories like other moms do and they look at me like,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By VanessaS
I might as well go completely off-topic now...

I might as well go completely off-topic now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif:

Speaking of ADHD, some funny ADHD-stuff I do:

I daydream constantly, even when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By VanessaS
Quote: Personally I concluded there was...

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Personally I concluded there was nothing wrong with my child but quite a bit wrong with the classical method.
I think the classical method would be great for many families but my kids are...
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