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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By gabry
Wow, so many wise thoughts, thanks all. Good...

Wow, so many wise thoughts, thanks all. Good insights for me, and the past few days I've been thinking about those days I cried because I didn't have anything acceptable to wear to school / a party...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By gabry
Thanks all for your replies. I knew it was...

Thanks all for your replies. I knew it was serious when he came to our bed in the middle of the night crying, and I took him by car this morning.
Fwiw - my bike is not a "girlie" bike (pink with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By gabry
Yep, I agree with you. The reason that to him...

Yep, I agree with you. The reason that to him it's different than having a 'new' bike is that the other bikes aren't "cool" like his own, and mine of course is a woman's bike :eek:
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By gabry
Question Wwyd: disagreement related to "image"

Background: ds (11) started middle school in September and has been biking to school with a group of friends, it's about 1.4 miles away.
Last night his bike broke (long story), we weren't able to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By gabry
Our younger ds skipped midyear from first to...

Our younger ds skipped midyear from first to second grade, and this had been planned from the beginning of the schoolyear after having done just math in second grade for the first few months. It...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By gabry
Another vote for "go for it". Aside from the...

Another vote for "go for it". Aside from the immediate benefits, it is also valuable looking at the future. You having a job now, even if you were to do it temporarily, improves your chances of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By gabry
I'm a big believer! Our ds2 got one when he was...

I'm a big believer! Our ds2 got one when he was almost 2 and loved it, and learned to ride a regular bike without training wheels a month before his 3rd birthday in less than an hour! There was no...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Thanks Allison and Mumkimum, I appreciate you...

Thanks Allison and Mumkimum, I appreciate you sharing your experiences, it definitely helps. Meanwhile I've been talking to people IRL as well, which can be confusing, but also helpful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Ok, I see what you meant now. I guess I'm trying...

Ok, I see what you meant now. I guess I'm trying to pretend it's not even close to fall yet ;-)
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Thanks for your insights and additional...

Thanks for your insights and additional suggestions of what to consider and discuss. I guess I wasn't clear, he would do a split 1/2 grade until Xmas, and then go to 2nd year (if all goes well and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Thanks Olly, I did do some reading on the gifted...

Thanks Olly, I did do some reading on the gifted forum, which was helpful. I get a little discouraged, because it seems in the US and maybe other countries as well, there are a lot more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Pbjmama, that makes sense, I will at least do a...

Pbjmama, that makes sense, I will at least do a search and see what's already there. And yes, the steps you suggest make sense and that's what we'll do for starters.
Anybody have any thoughts about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
Thank you for sharing. We're in Belgium, not...

Thank you for sharing. We're in Belgium, not sure they use the IAS here? I actually doubt it.. But I might ask if they would consider using whatever they use locally to make a more complete...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By gabry
I am looking for some advice on this topic, from...

I am looking for some advice on this topic, from personal or professional experience.
Ds2 just started first grade, and his teacher and the "special ed" teacher have asked us to come in for a talk...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By gabry
I work a theoretical 36 hours a week, but...

I work a theoretical 36 hours a week, but usually end up with at least several hours more of extra work in the evenings at home, or being away for congresses or meetings. However, there are no fixed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 655
Posted By gabry
Pff, my kids are 5 and 8 and are constantly up...

Pff, my kids are 5 and 8 and are constantly up and down, showing tricks, going to the bathroom, hanging off their chairs upside down, singing songs, playing with ustensils, it drives me nuts...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By gabry
I don't know what to do with this kid anymore....

I don't know what to do with this kid anymore. He can be soo loving and sweet and cuddly, and then out of the blue turn into an out-of-control mean child. He might decide he wants to cake for lunch...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-04-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,342
Posted By gabry
Well, I can only speak for myself (and fwiw, I'm...

Well, I can only speak for myself (and fwiw, I'm not German), but in our case it wasn't about what is correct or not, but what was the pronunciation we like. And yes, we didn't care about the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-17-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,094
Posted By gabry
Since you mentioned Rohan, an Irish as well as...

Since you mentioned Rohan, an Irish as well as Indian name, I just want to throw Ki(e)ran in. it's also Irish, and with out the e Indian if I'm not mistaken. And it's our youngest son's name, so...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-17-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,342
Posted By gabry
How about spelling it Yonas, so Americans will...

How about spelling it Yonas, so Americans will get it right? We named our oldest Yanek (and not Janek) exactly for that reason. Of course, now that we're in Belgium everyone wants to call him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By gabry
Tough one! In this particular example, you may...

Tough one! In this particular example, you may suggest physically removing (in a gentle way of course) your dd to keep her from spitting again, while saying something like "Spitting is not nice. if...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By gabry
Yep, I think yoga or other forms of exercise...

Yep, I think yoga or other forms of exercise might help, and/or maybe you literally need some sunshine (or at least fresh air). So yes, make a detour, but also try to carve some time out of your...
Forum: Infertility   05-05-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By gabry
Thanks for your replies. Swd, I'm sorry you had...

Thanks for your replies. Swd, I'm sorry you had a rough time going through treatments..
I think that we've already settled the issue of fertility treatments - I don't want any more (even though I...
Forum: Infertility   04-30-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By gabry
We've been trying to have a third child since...

We've been trying to have a third child since ds2 was born. I had 2 m/c after ds1, 3 after ds2, the last one after IUI. Ds2 is almost 4, I'm almost 40 and I'm starting to think I should count my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-30-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By gabry
I'm sorry this happened. It does sound a little...

I'm sorry this happened. It does sound a little strange. Did I understand correctly that the position you interviewed for was not actually filled (or at least had 4 more similar ones open)? I would...
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