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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By GrannyH
I have purchased a galaxy tablet and would like...

I have purchased a galaxy tablet and would like to find some apps for my granddaughter aged two and four months.  She has been using the Star Fall Preschool app this week at home and Mum is happy to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By GrannyH
My DGD (2) is envious of her friends that go to...

My DGD (2) is envious of her friends that go to school. After having a good time playing with a group all wearing their school uniforms after school, she was thoughtful .
"Nonna," she said, "I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By GrannyH
 What fortunate children to have such fun!...

 What fortunate children to have such fun! Please do not spoil it for them.
 
I tell my grandchildren that, like Peppa Pig, they must always wear their boots in muddy puddles. Yes, the boots and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By GrannyH
Check out recycling outlets and charity shops...

Check out recycling outlets and charity shops rather than buy new. My toddler, 2, loves her scooter which cost $5 and is as new and has an old tent, also $5. A friend found Little Tikes climbing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By GrannyH
There are two flights of stairs to my apartment...

There are two flights of stairs to my apartment so I walk behind my granddaughter just in case. She does make getting up and down them very difficult because from ten months she decided to think up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By GrannyH
I am no expert but giardia occurs often in...

I am no expert but giardia occurs often in Australia and is related to contaminated drinking water. I had not heard of the other one but I looked it up. I think you should have your water supply...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
  Gifted?
Views: 459
Posted By GrannyH
She sounds just great! The fact that she is...

She sounds just great! The fact that she is interested in so many things is fantastic.  I would guess she is gifted but at this age it doesn't make any difference whether she is or not. She has so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By GrannyH
Thank you for your responses, FarmerMomma and ...

Thank you for your responses, FarmerMomma and  Researchparent,  I was interested to hear your experiences of  Montessori, Researchparent, as my granddaughter will be attending a Montessori parent...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By GrannyH
My granddaughter, 26 months, is a delight. Her...

My granddaughter, 26 months, is a delight. Her EG mother was mostly easy to raise and is doing really well as an adult, working, studying (she never stopped) and enjoying motherhood, so I am pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GrannyH
I shall play the devil's advocate here and say...

I shall play the devil's advocate here and say that children often learn to behave more easily when part of a group. They like to join in and do things together. They want to please the teacher. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By GrannyH
I would advise against giving up the nap time....

I would advise against giving up the nap time. It is important for their brain development. Also it gives you some time to rest up or get things down. My 26 month granddaughter still has a 2 hr nap...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By GrannyH
Yes! I avoid anything too girly, including...

Yes! I avoid anything too girly, including clothing that features princesses and fairies. My granddaughter, aged two, loves to wear her boy cousin's hand me downs and t. shirts that feature...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-26-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By GrannyH
I would have given up on the relationship after...

I would have given up on the relationship after the rude face book remarks. Your children's rights would be compromised by this man!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By GrannyH
You are right to be concerned that your eight...

You are right to be concerned that your eight year old is finding it difficult to learn to read. I am a retired teacher (Australian) and I would pull out all the stops for any seven/eight  year old...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By GrannyH
I had this problem with my daughter with both...

I had this problem with my daughter with both movies and books. She would not watch tv until she was in her teens and , socially, it was impossible to avoid them altogether. I was called up to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By GrannyH
I like playing with children but only for short...

I like playing with children but only for short periods of time. From babyhood my daughter seemed to need friends to play with so I organise  play dates and child swapping. I found it easier with a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By GrannyH
My granddaughter, just two, has been so much...

My granddaughter, just two, has been so much less demanding since she started playing imaginatively with toys. It started with a family of ducks and an old and battered farmhouse. A fisher price bus...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,832
Posted By GrannyH
I remember loving spending time with my...

I remember loving spending time with my grandmother as a small child and on to adulthood. We had a very special relationship. My granddaughter has been shaving sleepovers since she stopped...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By GrannyH
Nebula, Please stop worrying about your boy....

Nebula, Please stop worrying about your boy. Please stop comparing him to his cousin. Please stop trying to teach him things that are inappropriate for hi sage.
Firstly, let's deal with the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By GrannyH
I am a retired teacher of young children, aged 6...

I am a retired teacher of young children, aged 6 to 8, and had a special interest in gifted children as a parent, grandparent  and  teacher. I feel for you in this situation. It is hard at the start...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By GrannyH
Thank you for the kind and insightful replies....

Thank you for the kind and insightful replies. They have given me plenty to think about.
 
AllisonR, you are right in thinking that I worried about how my daughter's peers would react. Certainly...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-27-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By GrannyH
I would like to hear from people who have...

I would like to hear from people who have managed their children's over sensitivity to scary and frightening  books and facts of life too,
 
My daughter (EG) was oversensitive throughout her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By GrannyH
I was a teacher in the 6 to 8 years age group...

I was a teacher in the 6 to 8 years age group before I retired. In my experience the faster a child is given help, the better it is, not only for their reading but also for their self esteem.  In...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By GrannyH
It is great that you are looking for...

It is great that you are looking for alternatives to tv.  I am sorry you are going through a difficult time with fatigue and pregnancy.  My husband and I are becoming experts at finding ways to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-06-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,371
Posted By GrannyH
A long time ago (!) I had a gifted baby. I...

A long time ago (!) I had a gifted baby. I didn't know I did for thirteen months. She was born a few weeks early and was jaundiced and sleepy for the first six weeks. She then perked up and did...
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