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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Tigerle
Hmm...camping...sounds like you absolutely need...

Hmm...camping...sounds like you absolutely need either a Kobo glow or a Kindle paperwhite with library access. :)
I am thinking of giving my oldest a kindle PW for his 8th birthday in Oct., but I...
Forum: Learning at School   Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Tigerle
So, you have almost a year to plan your move or...

So, you have almost a year to plan your move or decide against it, as the case may be.

In the city, I'd research which international schools you'd be interested in and would be within your...
Forum: Life With a Baby   Today, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Tigerle
Okay, first off: not crawling by 10 months is...

Okay, first off: not crawling by 10 months is normal. By 12, 13 months is when peds begin to be concerned and order an OT eval or similar. No reason to panic or to stop finger walking if he enjoys...
Forum: Learning at School   07-30-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Tigerle
If moving for the island works for you...

If moving for the island works for you professionally/healthwise (depending on transport to the nearest maternity hospital, I might wait until after delivery of #2...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
Yes, i am having that issue as well. Back in the...

Yes, i am having that issue as well. Back in the day, there was no testing where I lived and the concept of gifted ness did not even appear to exist. There was only a very reluctant grade skip and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Tigerle
Welcome! I am sorry you haven't had any answers...

Welcome! I am sorry you haven't had any answers yet, probably because hardly anyone here is familiar with your school system! Your son appears to be what is called 2e, "twice exceptional", that is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
This is a very interesting comment. It sounds...

This is a very interesting comment. It sounds like what i am trying to do, but it's hard. Do you have examples of what works for you?

I wish I could enter DS1 for DYS, but we are not in the US, so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Tigerle
Again, I recommend the PBS development tracker. I...

Again, I recommend the PBS development tracker. I perfectly get wanting to understand what is going in, but I would not worry about curricula for a kong long time!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
And things will be getting really interesting...

And things will be getting really interesting with ds2, if I end up having an HG+ or so kid with a speech delay in a wheelchair, which is not so unlikely...:grin:
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
Have I told you how much I like this sentence?...

Have I told you how much I like this sentence? :smile:
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
It's just what the tester impressed on me -...

It's just what the tester impressed on me - forget the regular college prep track in the town and city high schools, by fifth grade he'll need the gifted program, and he may even end up needing it by...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tigerle
Sounds like he has been exposed to a lot of...

Sounds like he has been exposed to a lot of formal teaching, both in school and at home, has been very confused by the mismatch in expectations and as a consequence, has become highly resistant. I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Tigerle
Just tell her to stay away from the butterbeer!

Just tell her to stay away from the butterbeer!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
:lol How can i help it? Ever read your...

:lol
How can i help it? Ever read your own blog? And you have to admit that the geographical isolation you describe is as Bronteish as anything.

Seriously, I am not idealizing your...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
Maybe I am just exhausted with trying to do all...

Maybe I am just exhausted with trying to do all that. Ds2 has been wanting to nurse all night ever since his latest surgery and is only slowly settling into sleeping through the night again, there is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
My proudest moments are when I watch him...

My proudest moments are when I watch him integrate himself happily into a group of kids (who will have to tolerate the constant running commentary of things that fascinate him in this world) and they...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
I'm trying. Thank you.

I'm trying. Thank you.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
Thank you Linda and Miranda! I think my problem...

Thank you Linda and Miranda!
I think my problem is rather that I am looking back right now - of course I have known for a long time that he was well above average (heck I've been hanging out in this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-04-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tigerle
I'm obviously real confused as to what my problem is - just call it discombobulation

...at DS1's test result, exacerbated by sleep deprivation.

We had DS1 tested recently for entry into the local gifted program (congregated gifted classes) from 5th grade (he is a rising third...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Tigerle
Hmm, I haven't had any been BTDT experience, but...

Hmm, I haven't had any been BTDT experience, but based on your explanation of how this works, I personally wouldn't.
You did not mention what the format of the standardized test is, but if it is a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Tigerle
Gosh, I'd never do that. If she is put off by the...

Gosh, I'd never do that. If she is put off by the pace and poetry, let her wait, don't spoil what tension is left with a subpar edition!
Forum: Dental   06-14-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Tigerle
You might try "Kiss your dentist goodbye"...

You might try "Kiss your dentist goodbye" (written by a dentist).
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-10-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Tigerle
exhaustion would be my number one thing, too....

exhaustion would be my number one thing, too. it's not so much that I am overwhelmed in that I do not know what to do or where to turn, it's just that I do not have the the time to do what I know I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-09-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Tigerle
I am so very impressed. And I am so glad the...

I am so very impressed. And I am so glad the college requirements are sorted, language requirement and grades and everything. What a nightmare on top of everything else.
It appears that your kids...
Forum: Learning at School   06-06-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tigerle
My jaw is scraping the floor. The onlykid in...

My jaw is scraping the floor. The onlykid in class not to get an award, in front of everyone. That does not merely feel like having her accomplishments overlooked, that must feel like punishment by...
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