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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By acuriousmom
My almost two and a half year old is obsessed...

My almost two and a half year old is obsessed with horses. I can't tell you when it first started, but it's been more than 6 months now. She carries horse toys with her everywhere - shopping, the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-02-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By acuriousmom
First, I have no idea if my question belongs in...

First, I have no idea if my question belongs in this forum, but my 2 year old (27 months) has many of the characteristics from all of the gifted checklists and I usually can relate better in this...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By acuriousmom
So, I started this conversation. I DID try the...

So, I started this conversation. I DID try the weekend with no pants on at home. The first day was TERRIBLE. The second we had 4 successful trips to the potty. She seems so excited and proud when...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   09-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By acuriousmom
I agree, a 2 year old should definitely be able...

I agree, a 2 year old should definitely be able to understand you, even if he/she can't respond back to you. First, is he getting too full on milk? Or something else that he's eating/drinking that...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-27-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By acuriousmom
Thank you skycheattraffic. So, I was thinking of...

Thank you skycheattraffic. So, I was thinking of doing just that this weekend. If we aren't immediately successful, how long would you go before putting diapers back on?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By acuriousmom
This may be a really stupid question, you guys,...

This may be a really stupid question, you guys, but what would happen if you put your kids to bed at 8 instead of 10ish? Do they scream and cry to get up? What if you slowly put your kids to bed...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-27-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By acuriousmom
My daughter turned 2 in August. She is a very...

My daughter turned 2 in August. She is a very bright little girl. For months, she has been able to say, "Mommy, I have to poo poo (or pee pee)" and then she'll run to her potty chair, potty, then...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-28-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By acuriousmom
I'm so frustrated, I have read article after...

I'm so frustrated, I have read article after article talking about the importance of finding an intellectual match for your child - someone your child's age but who can carry conversations and won't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By acuriousmom
I just wanted to give an update in case anyone...

I just wanted to give an update in case anyone is having this problem. I was the original poster of this problem. It lasted about two months, but has gone away on its own completely. I just followed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By acuriousmom
inkandpaper, nothing has ever happened in the...

inkandpaper, nothing has ever happened in the tub that I know of. She LOVES the pool, puddles and anything else to do with water.
 
Anyone have any ideas of how to bathe her in the meantime? I was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By acuriousmom
My almost two year old suddenly became fearful...

My almost two year old suddenly became fearful of the tub. This came out of nowhere and for seemingly no reason. Has anyone been there? What can I do?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By acuriousmom
Your son sentences/reactions to things warmed my...

Your son sentences/reactions to things warmed my heart. He sounds like a truly wonderful little person. I'm in your boat with the wanting to know right now whether or not your child is gifted. (My...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By acuriousmom
I guess I'm chiming in late here, but I wanted...

I guess I'm chiming in late here, but I wanted to share my story. My daughter cried all day and all night for her first 2.5 months. Was it colic? Was it reflux? I have no idea. Our pediatrician gave...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By acuriousmom
For example, when did you toddler ask, "What's...

For example, when did you toddler ask, "What's that?" Or, "Watcha doin'?"
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-28-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By acuriousmom
For example, when did you toddler ask, "What's...

For example, when did you toddler ask, "What's that?" Or, "Watcha doin'?"
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-28-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By acuriousmom
Does anyone else have this problem? My one year...

Does anyone else have this problem? My one year old says "hi" or "excuse me" as she walks by AN ADULT and they don't reply or even acknowledge her in any way. It's not that they don't hear or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By acuriousmom
aurorasea...

aurorasea (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/226020/aurorasea), your child sounds a lot like mine at that age. We are at 20 months right now and still wondering what the future has in store for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By acuriousmom
I have a "gifted or normal" question for you...

I have a "gifted or normal" question for you guys. I have a 1.5 year old. Something fell on my head the other day. My daughter noticed, said "Make it better" and kissed me. I said thank you, but...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-21-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By acuriousmom
I don't know if this is how everyone learns,...

I don't know if this is how everyone learns, maybe it is (I'm a first time mom and don't have much for comparision), but my 19 month old learns in pieces. Her favorite thing to do is count...It's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-21-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By acuriousmom
All those Moms who talked about how awkward play...

All those Moms who talked about how awkward play dates can be...I have a play date scheduled for this afternoon. My daughter is 19 months and this little boy is about 2.5 years old. I haven't seen...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By acuriousmom
Mamamayhem, thanks for bringing that up. (The...

Mamamayhem, thanks for bringing that up. (The correlation between head size and IQ.) I had not heard that. My daughter's head circumference has always been in a much larger percentile than the rest...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-21-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By acuriousmom
So, I was the original creator of this thread....

So, I was the original creator of this thread. I'm happy to see that some of you DO want to share stories and such. I have one. I don't know (or care) if this is really "gifted" worthy or not, but I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By acuriousmom
My 18 month old still cannot sit through an...

My 18 month old still cannot sit through an entire meal in a even a quick restaurant. By the time we get our food, we scarf it down as fast as we can so we can leave before she gets REALLY fussy. Is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By acuriousmom
I have an 18 month old. I've had to do it a...

I have an 18 month old. I've had to do it a couple of times now. It's not fun. At all. There were tears, but not on her end at all. I think the key is to leave him with someone you trust. In my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-28-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By acuriousmom
When you want to shout from the rooftops what...

When you want to shout from the rooftops what your child just learned how to do, who do you talk to? I've found that since my child does things faster than her peers, it's an uncomfortable...
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