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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By missnoodlesmom
1st grader - soccer, piano, art class ...

1st grader - soccer, piano, art class
Kindergartener - soccer, piano
 
They will both be joining scouts next year. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I have a 7 year old.  At this point, she...

I have a 7 year old.  At this point, she recognizes that some people are overweight, that some people are very thin, that some women wear a lot of make up, that some women dye or highlight their...
Forum: Learning at School   01-14-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My kids attend an International Leadership...

My kids attend an International Leadership Magnet STEM school - it is also a Title 1 school.  The test scores are decent for being a Title 1 school, but we are not at the top test school in our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I am an extrovert who still likes some times to...

I am an extrovert who still likes some times to recharge, with an extremely extroverted husband.  We have an introverted 7 year old daughter and a needy extroverted 5 year old son.  He wears us all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Limabean, I have a fierce five year old, too....

Limabean, I have a fierce five year old, too.  He says all sorts of mean / ridiculous stuff to us...for example, he will call me "hateable" and told me that I was "stupider than he used to think"....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I've found that just being REALLY honest with my...

I've found that just being REALLY honest with my son has helped.  I let him know that I was starting to feel really frustrated with the sleeping arrangements and we had to find a way for us both to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My son is almost 6, but we have many 7 & 8 year...

My son is almost 6, but we have many 7 & 8 year old boys in the neighborhood...they like legos, building stuff out of old cardboard boxes, playing angry birds, minecraft, and clash of clans on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By missnoodlesmom
"You sound really angry.  Would you like to talk...

"You sound really angry.  Would you like to talk about it?"
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By missnoodlesmom
noooooooooooo worksheets.

noooooooooooo worksheets.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My rising 1st grader attends the International...

My rising 1st grader attends the International Leadership STEM magnet school in our district.  The differentiation has been fabulous.  My daughter was the top reader / writer / math student in the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My daughter sang herself "happy birthday" on her...

My daughter sang herself "happy birthday" on her 1st birthday in perfect pitch. It was kind of amazing. She has an amazing memory - especially auditory - and is extremely artistic.

Have fun with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I would put her back in pull ups, honestly.  So...

I would put her back in pull ups, honestly.  So sorry - I'd be just as furious as you!  I'd be contemplating more serious consequences if she doesn't stop soon.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My kindergartener is in ballet/tap/jazz/hip hop...

My kindergartener is in ballet/tap/jazz/hip hop for 2 hours on Monday, soccer practice on Wednesday, gymnastics on Thursday, soccer games on Saturday.
My 4 year old (rising kindergartener) has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Early bedtime is key.  Also, have them pack...

Early bedtime is key.  Also, have them pack their bookbags, lay out their outfits, and decide what they want for lunch the evening before.  We leave the house at 730 AM and I wake the kids up at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My son has a birthday coming up, and there is...

My son has a birthday coming up, and there is Easter as well....I'm wondering what your boys are playing with and reading these days.  My son is exiting the trains and cars stage lately, and isn't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-16-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I've found that my daughter likes really hearty...

I've found that my daughter likes really hearty picture books, too. Paddle to the Sea is a good example. She also likes non-fiction (DK books about whatever it is that has sparked her interest). My...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Kids can be wild and difficult. I liken it to...

Kids can be wild and difficult. I liken it to herding cats sometimes http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I think that we should all be helping with each others kids. It takes a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 590
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Are you worried they will miss material in...

Are you worried they will miss material in school?
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 590
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I wait it out until they are fever free for 24...

I wait it out until they are fever free for 24 hours unless I'm very concerned and feel like they need to be assessed and diagnosed by a professional.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By missnoodlesmom
I let my kids do one "big" activity (my daughter...

I let my kids do one "big" activity (my daughter does 2 hours of dance a week and my son does 1 hour of gymnastics a week) and one "small" activity that is more seasonal - swim lessons/team, voice...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By missnoodlesmom
My kids both have been ridiculous with this...

My kids both have been ridiculous with this stuff lately. My 6 year old loudly told her after school counselor that he had very yellow teeth! And my 4 year old told a cashier at the local greenhouse...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,264
Posted By missnoodlesmom
We are pretty relaxed about it - my 4 y/o (boy)...

We are pretty relaxed about it - my 4 y/o (boy) and 6 y/o (girl) both use the great outdoors when necessary. Considering the fact that I do as well when necessary, I don't see myself telling the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Your daughter is further ahead than mine (my DD...

Your daughter is further ahead than mine (my DD is a kindergartner who tested in at the 2nd-3rd grade material) but what has worked for us is for her to "float up" a couple days a week for math and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By missnoodlesmom
We use citiblocs. I think they are made out of...

We use citiblocs. I think they are made out of Pine and not hardwood, but they are just right for us. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By missnoodlesmom
Sorry I've been absent for so long... Just...

Sorry I've been absent for so long...

Just had my DDs first parent / teacher conference yesterday...it went so well! The 2nd grade teacher was there as well. There are 4 other kindergarteners...
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