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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Diane B
I don't want to hog the thread, but this would...

I don't want to hog the thread, but this would make a great new thread: what did you tell your child about their "giftedness"?
 
We  told our daughter before hand that we were doing some tests to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Diane B
Great questions. I think every kid is so...

Great questions. I think every kid is so different, and we live in a large metro area where we have some alternatives, provided we are willing to drive her to and from school. I feel very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Diane B
Hi, there. We were in a similar situation last...

Hi, there. We were in a similar situation last year with our third grader - almost the same scores as yours, I believe. (Although I would also suggest dropping the word "genius" - hopefully, the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Diane B
PS Just wanted to add that a gifted program...

PS Just wanted to add that a gifted program doesn't necessarily mean a bigger workload. Our daughter has LESS homework than last year. Her program really emphasizes the emotional and social needs of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Diane B
I am the parent of a "non-quirky" kid who is...

I am the parent of a "non-quirky" kid who is socially adept, good at blending in, doesn't spend non-school time in academic pursuits generally…and is also highly gifted. In first grade, she was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Diane B
W have a new system this fall for our nine year...

W have a new system this fall for our nine year old that's working really well. We developed it with her cooperation and input. Each week, we issue her tickets, each of which is good for 15 minutes...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By Diane B
I can't top the fabulous response you already...

I can't top the fabulous response you already got about Suzuki, but I can add my experience, my daughter started requesting to play the violin at age 2. We started her in group Suzuki lessons at...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,969
Posted By Diane B
My daughter started developing at 8, and we got...

My daughter started developing at 8, and we got her some comfortable, bra-like tops, just to get her used to them. It's her choice now, at age 9.5, whether she wants to wear a bra or not, but we...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-12-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Diane B
I have a nine year old  - almost a tween. I'm on...

I have a nine year old  - almost a tween. I'm on Mothering about once a month because it's so oriented towards babies and little kids. But yes, there are a whole different set of issues as kids get...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Diane B
There are "find my phone" apps out there that...

There are "find my phone" apps out there that might help her and you figure out where she left it. Also, there is a new plastic strip that you can attach to things like phones and purses and you can...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By Diane B
Lock box. It's secure, easy, and you can tell...

Lock box. It's secure, easy, and you can tell her not to give the code to anyone, even her dad.
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-19-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Diane B
My nine year old shaved off half of her left...

My nine year old shaved off half of her left eyebrow today. School starts in two weeks, it does look about as bad as it sounds as she has really dark hair and thick brows. I'm a little bit at a...
Forum: Spirituality   08-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,535
Posted By Diane B
If it makes you feel better, I have heard...

If it makes you feel better, I have heard someone ask a version of this question at just about every dharma talk I've ever hard on the subject of nonattachment/letting go/embracing the moment. I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-21-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,130
Posted By Diane B
Wow. When I wrote that post I had a three year...

Wow. When I wrote that post I had a three year old, and now I have a nine year old. We've been through a lot between then and now, but things are still pretty terrific, all in all. I wrote "she's a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,397
Posted By Diane B
My third grade daughter was offered the...

My third grade daughter was offered the opportunity to do an independent study in science via the district's gifted and talented coordinator using a blog. She was interviewed about her interests,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-13-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By Diane B
My daughter read the series at age 7-8 (second...

My daughter read the series at age 7-8 (second grade), but it was interesting...as the content got heavier, she asked us to read more and more of the books with her (although she was able to read...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By Diane B
Well, it is clearly normal for your daughter,...

Well, it is clearly normal for your daughter, yes? That's really all that matters.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-29-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By Diane B
Yes, and I also wonder too what drives us...

Yes, and I also wonder too what drives us needing to "know" this about very young children. IF my daughter had been formally identified as gifted before she was (at age 9) I can't think of one thing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-14-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Diane B
That's okl I appreciate the international...

That's okl I appreciate the international perspective. When I wrote that, however, I guess I was thinking more of countries like Japan or Korea. (Not to say their educational systems are perfect...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Diane B
UPDATE... We had a meeting a few weeks ago with...

UPDATE... We had a meeting a few weeks ago with the entire third grade staff (they team teach) plus the math specialist, vice principal, and district GT resource person. It was a mixed bag. On the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-11-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Diane B
I would ask how defined the clusters are. For...

I would ask how defined the clusters are. For example, my daughter is being pulled out of class for "advanced" math...but so is 1/3 of kids in her grade level. This doesn't meet her need for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Diane B
My 9 year old daughter's beloved aunt died when...

My 9 year old daughter's beloved aunt died when she (my daughter) was just five years old, so we have been dealing with the reality of death here for several years now. She goes through different...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-04-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Diane B
Thanks. This is very helpful. We are thinking of...

Thanks. This is very helpful. We are thinking of just this approach. I would ideally like to come up with an IEP type of plan for her remaining elementary years, combining some different strategies...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-04-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Diane B
These are great comments, thanks. As I've sat...

These are great comments, thanks. As I've sat with this the last few days, I realize that we've done a pretty good job, and this is just the next turn in the road. I especially appreciated the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Diane B
I hope it's ok to start two new threads. This...

I hope it's ok to start two new threads. This one is different than, but somewhat related to my prior post. We recently learned that my daughter's intellectual abilities far surpass what we thought....
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