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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By pranava
Hmmm.... I don't know if it could have been...

Hmmm.... I don't know if it could have been purchased by school staff pre-wrapped. I'm guessing it was not because there were several sticker price tags on the gun like it had been marked down many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By pranava
Kindy son bought cap gun at school market. Would you say something to the teacher?

My 5 year olds kindergarten class has a market day once a week where they can buy things with the pennies they earn throughout the week by doing their work and assigned jobs that week. They all love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By pranava
I'm very sorry for your loss. It is so hard...

I'm very sorry for your loss. It is so hard dealing with a beloved friend's death and seeing your children grieve is heartbreaking. I hope you pain softens and you and your family are able to talk...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By pranava
Thanks for the tip Tigerle! I will post in the...

Thanks for the tip Tigerle! I will post in the Davidson forum and see what they think. The scores of 10 and 17 are scaled scores with 10 being the mean with a standard deviation of 3. I just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By pranava
One more question for those of you who know...

One more question for those of you who know testing and scoring :grin: I got the full report today with subtest scores. This is the SB V. His verbal scores are 2 to 3 points above the non verbal...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By pranava
:lurk Interesting - following this thread...

:lurk Interesting - following this thread because I'm also considering a school with uniforms. My DS has sensory issues and I'm worried that he won't be comfortable.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By pranava
Interesting that you bring up the vision issue. ...

Interesting that you bring up the vision issue. I hadn't considered how that could play a significant role in this kind of testing, but while looking into the causes behind large differences in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By pranava
He was there for the 1.5 hour history interview...

He was there for the 1.5 hour history interview with me, but he was clearly agitated because he spent the time being really loud and crawling all over me while trying to lick me(he knows this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By pranava
Confused by IQ test: Not 2e just ASD?

My DS(5) had an eval for autism with a psychologist. The psych spent 1.5 hours with both of us discussing history, then an hour with DS. During this hour she did an IQ test – the Stanford Binet 5. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,194
Posted By pranava
Maybe she's ready to write her own stories? ...

Maybe she's ready to write her own stories? Bring lots of paper if she can write, a tablet if she can type, or a voice recorder if that works better.

Or, my son actually prefers for me to tell...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By pranava
:lol That's pretty funny! Just wanted to...

:lol That's pretty funny!

Just wanted to second Tigerle - Your son sounds similar to mine at that age, so I could say it's normal too, but my experience likely wasn't normal. PBS development...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By pranava
He spent the first hour interrupting us,...

He spent the first hour interrupting us, continuously making weird noises, crawling and climbing all over me, trying to lick my while laughing hysterically. But when she called his name he looked at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By pranava
Eval for ASD leads to many other labels! Any experience with the ASDS test?

My DS(5) had his first psych eval today. The psych suggested Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, sensory issues, and motor skill delays, but not ASD(I was expecting ASD). I'm having trouble believing this. She...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By pranava
Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any...

Thanks for sharing, Tigerle! I don't have any advice or insight, but I can definitely relate. DS and I are on a similar track, but a bit behind you - DS is about to enter Kindergarten and will be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By pranava
Hi and Welcome! Saying Mama with intent at 4...

Hi and Welcome!

Saying Mama with intent at 4 months, and 11 words at 9 months is pretty advanced. It's so hard to tell at such a young age, but you will probably have a much better idea in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By pranava
Good point! I am in a similar situation as the...

Good point! I am in a similar situation as the OP (agonizing over kindergarten placement for fall) and hadn't thought of this. Maybe it's best to seek out a child's peer group rather than assume...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By pranava
5 YO still grieving loss of pet after 6 months

My DS (5) got a hamster that lived for only 5 months. He liked the hamster, and played with it a 10 or 15 minutes once a day about 4 to 5 days a week. I didn't think he was all that attached. There...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By pranava
Thanks for coming out of the woodwork Medlar....

Thanks for coming out of the woodwork Medlar.  I'm glad your daughter is doing so well!  I will definitely look in to this type of vision therapy.  
 
Thanks for the link Linda on the move - I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By pranava
Thank you, all!  Very good insight and...

Thank you, all!  Very good insight and suggestions. Audio books are a great idea - saves my voice and puts him in charge.
 
So it seems that asynchrony is common, but his reaction to his roadblock...
Forum: Diapering   05-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,674
Posted By pranava
Mother-ease sandies with dappi cover. Good for...

Mother-ease sandies with dappi cover. Good for heavy wetting and the cover and diaper can be pulled up and down together just like underwear.  We had the bamboo and they are so soft and comfy.  Love...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By pranava
I absolutely don't push reading and never have...

I absolutely don't push reading and never have even intentionally "worked" on it.  It's just that the reading brought the vision issue to my attention.  I read to him as much as I can, but when I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By pranava
First of all, I'm not sure how I'm feeling about...

First of all, I'm not sure how I'm feeling about being called an "aggressive" parent . . . confused, a little miffed, deflated?
 
My DS, newly 5, has been reading for 3 years and reads very well,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,814
Posted By pranava
My 5 year old DS also experiments with powerful...

My 5 year old DS also experiments with powerful language.  I've gotten plenty of the typical, "I hate you", "you're mean/bossy/stupid/bad/worst mom ever"  along with plenty of plain crass speech...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By pranava
Thanks Piglet! Your comment "How do I get my 5...

Thanks Piglet! Your comment "How do I get my 5 year old to be an astronaut" made me laugh out loud and put my desires in perspective.  I actually don't know exactly what I'm dealing with yet.  I'm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By pranava
Hi Starling&diesel!  Wow, thanks for the...

Hi Starling&diesel!  Wow, thanks for the thoughtful and very helpful reply!  
I didn't know there was a mental health forum - I will definitely check it out.  Sounds like you are really on top of...
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