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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flowmom
Writing is even more of an issue for us, as...

Writing is even more of an issue for us, as well. But I figure that one is not too motivated to write if one can't read comfortably. OTOH, that doesn't seem to apply to my dd.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By flowmom
I just wanted to share my experience with how...

I just wanted to share my experience with how Immersion Reading is helping my almost-ten-year-old:
http://pluckywriter.com/immersion-reading-for-reluctantchallenged-readers-canadian-version/
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By flowmom
When my son was 6, he has diagnosed as "being on...

When my son was 6, he has diagnosed as "being on the spectrum" by a pediatrician, due to his behaviour problems, lack of social skills, etc. He never had any problems being verbal but he was very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,149
Posted By flowmom
CamMom, I suggest you really think about what...

CamMom, I suggest you really think about what your educational goals for your child are. I envy that your child is "ahead of schedule" because you can afford to relax and let him focus on directing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
All good points Piglet :)   Yes, I would...

All good points Piglet :)
 
Yes, I would like to delegate some educational stuff to a tutor. Ds definitely does have baggage with me and it does undermine my ability to support his education. A...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-13-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
An update. My husband and I decided that we did...

An update. My husband and I decided that we did want to try stimulant medication for ADHD for ds. We thought that ds could be involved in the decision, and could let us know if it was working for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
Oh Piglet - so awesome to see YOU here :) ....

Oh Piglet - so awesome to see YOU here :) . Thank you SO much for your thoughts.
 
Quote:My kids can smell "an educational imperative" a mile away and I'm pretty sure that if I were to pursue...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-04-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for the input regarding allergies. We...

Thanks for the input regarding allergies. We have a referral to an allergist to get more specific guidance. I found it worrisome that the reaction seemed worse the second time, even after one day....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
I made the sauce myself from basic pantry...

I made the sauce myself from basic pantry ingredients - nothing unusual there. I've made and served it before, but I think I used almonds last time -  not cashews.
 
We'll be avoiding cashews and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flowmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for your input melissa17s!   Your...

Thanks for your input melissa17s!
 
Your experiences are very interesting to me!
 
Sport-wise, we have done circus for years - tramp, silks, tightwire, juggling. It seems to work for him because...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Quote:I currently do a lot of Math and languages...

Quote:I currently do a lot of Math and languages with my son and am shopping for a science curriculum to supplement what I must cover for our local authorities. Some curriculum caters naturally to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
For those who are following this thread, I also...

For those who are following this thread, I also got some interesting replies in the Learning at Home forum:...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
For those who are following this thread, I also...

For those who are following this thread, I also got a lot of interesting replies to the same post in the Gifted forum:...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Quote:I realize that my child's brain works...

Quote:I realize that my child's brain works differently.  Some parts haven't matured enough, or off-line some of the time, or the loop between two parts isn't fast enough or working properly.  Meds...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Thanks so much for sharing deminc!   ...

Thanks so much for sharing deminc!
 
Quote:Anyway, I think what any child wants most is for their parents t pay attention to their physical pain and misery. So I would look firstly into his back...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for your reply bellymoon! Quote:  He...

Thanks for your reply bellymoon!
Quote: 
He cannot follow more than one verbal instruction in a row (that drill sergeant thing might not be motivation issues, but could literally be auditory...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By flowmom
What works best for my kids is providing them...

What works best for my kids is providing them with individual one-on-one support for their projects. In your situation, I would start with 30 minutes for each older child. "I am going to spend 30...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By flowmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mmooneyhan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384801/at-what-age-was-your-child-tested/0_100#post_17377921)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
I really appreciate your input Emaye and Miranda...

I really appreciate your input Emaye and Miranda :) . Miranda, I always appreciated your wise words when I used to follow your blog and postings.
 
Sigh. When I re-read my replies below it looks...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for your reply Amy!   Quote:My first...

Thanks for your reply Amy!
 
Quote:My first response was that your son was trying to gain control of some aspect of his life.  You can nag, scold, persuade, etc but he is the one eventually...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By flowmom
Joensally! You replied to me in the past -...

Joensally! You replied to me in the past - thanks for the support that you offer :)
 
Quote:My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years.  He's in school, but IIRC this was true when we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By flowmom
I also posted this in the gifted child forum. I...

I also posted this in the gifted child forum. I used to be really active on mothering, but life kicked my butt and I haven't participated in quite a while.
 
We had a visit to the Eide...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By flowmom
I envy that this is available to you. IMO,...

I envy that this is available to you. IMO, schools have not adapted to addressing the skills that are in demand in the real world. My sister is a great writer and journalist, but her employer (a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By flowmom
Congratulations on being accepted! But man is it...

Congratulations on being accepted! But man is it ever lame that this is offered in July! Summer really is only 2 months here and I wouldn't want my child sitting in a classroom during that precious...
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