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Forum: Learning at School   01-15-2012, 05:25 AM
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Posted By klt
Great! My son saw the booklet online and asked...

Great! My son saw the booklet online and asked to print it out and play. I introduced the rods to him yesterday. He immediately started building a pattern. I prompted by asking "you need a two" or...
Forum: Learning at School   01-14-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By klt
Thanks Miranda! That was really great feedback...

Thanks Miranda! That was really great feedback on connectors vs. wood. I went ahead and ordered the solid wood set from Learning Resources. I also purchased the Orange and Red book for the Miqhon...
Forum: Learning at School   01-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By klt
Hi everyone! I am FINALLY going to commit to...

Hi everyone! I am FINALLY going to commit to cuisenaire rods for helping my son with math concepts. He is in 1st grade in a traditional school system, but I have regretted for too long not sending...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By klt
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by blessedwithboys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1302524/diagnosing-add#post_16316965)

  I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-12-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By klt
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by melissa17s http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1302524/diagnosing-add#post_16316919)

So, uh,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By klt
First off, thanks for talking ;-D My son is in...

First off, thanks for talking ;-D
My son is in a private catholic school, so I am pretty sure they do not test for ANYTHING-not just ADD (we don't have school psychologist on board, or speech...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By klt
How many parents here sought out professional...

How many parents here sought out professional diagnosis?  Did anyone decide not to?  I am afraid of labeling, and getting the schools involved. I am wondering if it is worth getting a diagnosis, or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By klt
Totally understand wanting the child to do their...

Totally understand wanting the child to do their best.  How does this correlate with being careful, going slow, being perfect?  My son LOVES to draw and write creatively (as in make up his own font...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-16-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By klt
 Thanks for another book suggestion! I am...


Thanks for another book suggestion! I am probably most concerned about how to handle the "perfectionist" frustrations, and the "doom and gloom" balking that happens when he feels challenged....
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By klt
Just wanted to give the...

Just wanted to give the http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif thumbs up to all these great posts.  To my surprise, most of the K classes (there are 3) ARE reading, and my son is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By klt
Meemee- I think that is kind of why I want to do...

Meemee- I think that is kind of why I want to do a tutor over the summer. To have my son think this is a really cool person, and to have them have a relationship or bond that he trusts, and that is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By klt
Hi everyone- I am reading as you post, I came...

Hi everyone- I am reading as you post, I came down with the flu so haven't responded yet but will tomorrow when I have a cup of joe!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-15-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By klt
RiverTam- I have considered analysis, only...

RiverTam- I have considered analysis, only because I know that underachievement is a REAL possibility in his future- if not now.  He is sort of a perfectionist, and balks if he fears he is going to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By klt
Has anyone ever hired a private tutor to help...

Has anyone ever hired a private tutor to help your child read? My son is almost 6 and in kindergarten and refuses to read.  I am at my wits end.  He is at the bottom of his class in reading, and is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-12-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By klt
posted wrong place, sorry

posted wrong place, sorry
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-12-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By klt
So to speak.  This is the first time I am...

So to speak.  This is the first time I am posting in this forum as I am looking for some "pointers" on education style for children with certain traits.  I do not know how to label my son, as I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By klt
Wow, so many good suggestions! I can see how it...

Wow, so many good suggestions! I can see how it could be due to a shift in the teaching program mid-year, now that the kids are adjusted, and the focus would be more on academics.  I also love the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By klt
My son, who is turning 6 in April, has been...

My son, who is turning 6 in April, has been putting the breaks on going to school lately. I asked him about it as he has friends and seems to enjoy himself playing, but he qualified it as being...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,254
Posted By klt
I am enjoying learning everyone's approach and...

I am enjoying learning everyone's approach and opinion on "Screen time."  I just wanted to contribute: during one of my nursing rotations I facilitated parent-child counseling on  diet and health...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 70,277
Posted By klt
Holiztic- That's really interesting, as my son...

Holiztic-
That's really interesting, as my son eats very similarly right now (salami) and in the back of my mind I am tracking his salt intake. I want to try the herbs & diet change with him now....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By klt
5 yo son has gotten bossy, mean, sassy and...

5 yo son has gotten bossy, mean, sassy and angry. I am shocked by some of the nasty comments that come from his mouth. I think it is an age-phase thing (eyes turned up to heaven, praying.) Last week...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By klt
Wow, tacky. Hello over-controlling parent. Fine...

Wow, tacky. Hello over-controlling parent. Fine to do for families at Christmas, but not for social friends or classmates.

Which makes me asK: how much do you spend on your kids' classmate bday...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By klt
That Ellyn Satter link has some nice reminders...

That Ellyn Satter link has some nice reminders on "snacks." (http://www.ellynsatter.com/sit-down-snacks-i-50.html) Thanks for the link.

I have a 5 yo and I don't pressure him to eat certain foods...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,205
Posted By klt
I might be the only one, but I don't think it...

I might be the only one, but I don't think it sounds like the kindergarten is "out of bounds." I would glad to be able to drop off & not have to walk in (I go to work however, after I drop him off.)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By klt
tatermom-I think I will read this book to my son...

tatermom-I think I will read this book to my son too. I like your presentation of how to read the book and include the topic in normal life.

Re: being worried about what your child brings to...
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