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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By KathrynH
1 hour seems pretty quick for the SB5. I think...

1 hour seems pretty quick for the SB5. I think the average length is between 45-90 minutes, but that's just testing time. It does not include establishing rapport. For a 5 year old, especially one...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,395
Posted By KathrynH
I am so sorry that you are in this situation,...

I am so sorry that you are in this situation, especially with all the other stressors that you are facing.

With another child on the way & radiation in the future, the amount of stress in your...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By KathrynH
I sympathize with your situation because I was in...

I sympathize with your situation because I was in your shoes not long ago.

Unfortunately it's impossible to know how gifted your child might be at this point. It sounds as if he has a good...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,093
Posted By KathrynH
So, I've been thinking about some of the points...

So, I've been thinking about some of the points in this thread but haven't posted yet. It's probably a little late now, but I wanted to throw in my two cents...

I don't offer positive or negative...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By KathrynH
I don't want to steer you away from...

I don't want to steer you away from homeschooling, as it is a lovely option, but a lot can change in the next 2 1/2 years. It feels too early to determine that he wouldn't be "successful" in a school...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By KathrynH
I don't have any great advice, but you might want...

I don't have any great advice, but you might want to check out the Davidson Gifted Forum. There is a wonderful 2e board that might be helpful.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By KathrynH
Preschool behavior and home behavior are...

Preschool behavior and home behavior are different. Being a preschool teacher is different from being a mother. I've been both. Being a mother is much harder.

I only have one, but here are the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By KathrynH
Kids tend to do this for different reasons, but...

Kids tend to do this for different reasons, but with my DS it typically seemed to be a way to keep the conversation going. As in, I'd like to keep talking to you, but all I can think of is, "Where...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 993
Posted By KathrynH
A difference between VCI & PRI like you describe...

A difference between VCI & PRI like you describe indicates that GAI should have been calculated with FSIQ.

I'm not sure what you mean by the spread between "writing" & VCI/PRI. It sounds like you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By KathrynH
I'm a big fan of using games to learn math...

I'm a big fan of using games to learn math facts. They're a lot more motivating than flashcards. Any game that uses two dice can be used to learn addition facts - you can play monopoly, chutes &...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By KathrynH
Aufilia - Thanks so much for your reply! I...

Aufilia - Thanks so much for your reply! I appreciate the value in the sensorial and practical life works, and I want DS to have developmentally appropriate exposure to them. However, I'd also like...
Forum: Montessori   03-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By KathrynH
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By KathrynH
I posted the following in the Montessori forum,...

I posted the following in the Montessori forum, but thought I might get good input here too...
 
DS3 has been attending a local Montessori school for a little over a month. He has adjusted very...
Forum: Montessori   03-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By KathrynH
DS3 has been attending a local Montessori school...

DS3 has been attending a local Montessori school for a little over a month. He has adjusted very well and seems to like the  environment. He is a happy, introverted three year old, who happens to be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By KathrynH
I'm not a homeschooler, so I don't have any BTDT...

I'm not a homeschooler, so I don't have any BTDT experience... but I am an elementary math and science teacher. If you do decide that extending horizontally rather than vertically is the best option...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-30-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By KathrynH
We've had a great 2013 in our house! DS went...

We've had a great 2013 in our house! DS went from diapers to the potty, from recognizing random words to reading fluently, from counting up to 30 to counting backwards from 200 by 10s... it's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-23-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By KathrynH
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by heatherdeg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391118/sleep-does-anything-help#post_17512678)

"dietary...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-16-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By KathrynH
Thanks for the reply Miranda! He deals with...

Thanks for the reply Miranda!

He deals with chronic constipation, so yes encopresis is a concern. And sometimes the stools are very loose, consistent with encopresis. (Sometimes they are not.)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-15-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By KathrynH
DS turned 3 almost 2 months ago and has been...

DS turned 3 almost 2 months ago and has been using the potty consistently for about 4 1/2 months. He has some GI issues, which would cause accidents from time to time, but generally he was having <1...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-26-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By KathrynH
We're currently looking at preschools for our...

We're currently looking at preschools for our DS. My favorite questions so far have been:
 
- What do you do with students who are ahead academically... say a kid that comes in reading or counting...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-10-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By KathrynH
Thanks so much for all the replies so far!   ...

Thanks so much for all the replies so far!
 
I'm a big believer in spending time in nature as well. I'm sure that he's not getting as much of it as he did in the summer, so that may play a role in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-07-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By KathrynH
Like many gifted kids, my DS has always had...

Like many gifted kids, my DS has always had "sleep issues." He seems to need less sleep than other kids his age, and at 3 he's still waking several times each night. I'm an elementary teacher, so we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By KathrynH
As a teacher, this thread is so disappointing,...

As a teacher, this thread is so disappointing, but it's also very common. 
 
All students should have an opportunity to learn in all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a child's social and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By KathrynH
Just before 2 1/2 my son became concerned about...

Just before 2 1/2 my son became concerned about the big bad wolf, often asking if the wolf was in our dining room. I got a lot of advice to "chase the wolf out" or to use some magic "wolf spray" to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By KathrynH
When I was young, my dad had a job that often...

When I was young, my dad had a job that often required him to be away from home overnight. In fact there were two periods in which he lived away from us for several months for work. This was back in...
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