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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-07-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By SkySunSea
Sheeraa,   As the mother of a 13 year old...

Sheeraa,
 
As the mother of a 13 year old introvert that spends most of her time alone, I understand your concerns.  I am also saddened that my daughter does not have a sibling and I think that in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-17-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By SkySunSea
ChristaN, I wish we lived closer too! It's...

ChristaN,

I wish we lived closer too! It's so challenging. Thanks for the ideas on curriculum. There is a EPGY co-op that I am aware of through the DYS discussion boards. I'll have to keep any...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By SkySunSea
I am so sorry you are being put in this...

I am so sorry you are being put in this position. I am also doing the same thing with my dd, who is also going into 5th grade. By the end of 4th grade, the teacher, just blatantly stated that the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By SkySunSea
He sounds adorable! On the flip side of you...

He sounds adorable! On the flip side of you can't conclusively determine if your toddler is gifted, you can't determine that he isn't either, and, regardless, this is a welcoming group....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-06-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By SkySunSea
This is a great question, and one that I think...

This is a great question, and one that I think all of us have asked at one point or another. It's good to get outside views, because when you have an out-of-the norm child, you just don't know what...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-21-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By SkySunSea
I used to live in Seattle and I have heard...

I used to live in Seattle and I have heard nothing but positive things about the gifted program in Bellevue. As a wealthy area, it is well-funded, as are most of the special education programs in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By SkySunSea
My dd is in a full-time gifted program and it's...

My dd is in a full-time gifted program and it's okay, but I am not sure that it is truly a "gifted" classroom. What they do seems pretty average. So, I think that it depends on the school and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By SkySunSea
I have used Aleks with my daughter as a...

I have used Aleks with my daughter as a supplementary program at home and it's been very helpful in assessing where she really is and allowing her to learn at her own pace.

In a nutshell, it's an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By SkySunSea
Just thought I pop in and add myself to the...

Just thought I pop in and add myself to the ranks that tell you "Nope, not alone" - and I do think it is related to her intelligence too. My dd, 10, is gifted, has been diagnosed with ADHD, and is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By SkySunSea
**changed my mind** Edited again to add...

**changed my mind**

Edited again to add that I changed my mind because it is related to an often discussed topic that is well covered in other threads.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By SkySunSea
"A toddlers nature is in their physical...

"A toddlers nature is in their physical body--they're sole job is to get used to be in their body. Once they are grounded in their body, then their brains are freed up to learn to read and write."
...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-25-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By SkySunSea
I love The Critical Thinking Co. They have...

I love The Critical Thinking Co. They have workbooks that my daughter has a great time working through. And they aren't your traditional academic workbooks.

www.criticalthinking.com...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,175
Posted By SkySunSea
Karne, Thanks for the clarification. Yep,...

Karne,

Thanks for the clarification. Yep, the above is just based on what very, very limited knowledge I have about the curriculum. So what I wrote above should be read with the emphasis on my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,175
Posted By SkySunSea
Karen, Have you made a decision yet? I am...

Karen,

Have you made a decision yet? I am writing because I am very, good, old friends with the primary person behind the new charter. She is very smart herself and has wonderful, bright kids. I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,012
Posted By SkySunSea
I love reading about all your kids - the younger...

I love reading about all your kids - the younger ones who are doing all those things I can barely remember now..to those who just blow me away with their talents, interests and abilities. Thanks for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By SkySunSea
Awww..no advice, really. This just made my heart...

Awww..no advice, really. This just made my heart hurt. My dd, 10, still likes us to read to her, sometimes that is. She is also a very fast reader.

We read YA novels to dd at age 7 - dragon books...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-02-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By SkySunSea
Please check out my post in Learning at School....

Please check out my post in Learning at School. Thanks!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1211468 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1211468)
Forum: Learning at School   04-02-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 800
Posted By SkySunSea
Hey all, I am looking for anyone who has...

Hey all, I am looking for anyone who has experience with the Sandra Kaplan model for teaching gifted kids (Dr. Sandra Kaplan of USC).

I went and visited a school on Wednesday that is a modified...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-22-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By SkySunSea
Thanks for all your replies. I am concerned...

Thanks for all your replies. I am concerned about depression, because she has mentioned that too me - she really doesn't like school. She isn't active in any sports outside of school right now, she...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-17-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By SkySunSea
So, my daughter doesn't read all night long -...

So, my daughter doesn't read all night long - she'd love too, I am sure.

Instead, she reads at school. All. The. Time.

Since dd was identified as potentially having Aspergers Syndrome by the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,359
Posted By SkySunSea
Heavenly, I don't have any particularly...

Heavenly,

I don't have any particularly good wisdom or insight, just some empathy and understanding. I am sorry you are going through this. This happens so often, all I can think of is that it is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,274
Posted By SkySunSea
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif

About the article - it has some interesting ideas...doesn't look like something really percolating in the field, tho, does it? Ah,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,274
Posted By SkySunSea
Hey all, I have continued to do some...

Hey all,

I have continued to do some research and came across this academic article that I thought was interesting. It speaks directly to the differentiation between gifted atributes and ASD...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,274
Posted By SkySunSea
I had more time to critically observe dd over...

I had more time to critically observe dd over the weekend, and have come to the conclusion that an AS diagnosis really would not fit. She absolutely possesses an understanding of what others think...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By SkySunSea
I would just go ahead and put in what he is...

I would just go ahead and put in what he is doing. It's okay. If it brings up questions, just say he's an avid reader and was really motivated by this challenge. I love my little reader. Wish I...
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