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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-16-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By heythere heather
So, yes, we've stayed within the regular public...

So, yes, we've stayed within the regular public school system.

My eldest is 8 3/4, and going into 3rd grade. He was reading words at 2, reading books at 3, and reading at least at a 6th grade...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By heythere heather
I have. I Will post more later. Posted via...

I have. I Will post more later.
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by squimp...

Quote:
Originally Posted by squimp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15669280)
I don't think a potentially gifted kid will do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,838
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by no5no5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by no5no5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15487182)
I'm thrilled that DD has finally found a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,848
Posted By heythere heather
We did a foster-adopt in Oakland, CA. My...

We did a foster-adopt in Oakland, CA. My daughter is now nearing 3. she was placed with us at 1 month old, with the plan that she would be placed with relatives out-of-state. That fell through, and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,505
Posted By heythere heather
I also had very different bonding experiences...

I also had very different bonding experiences with my first (bio) and my second (bio). Both are boys, too. My first was immediate and intense. My second... I was happy, but I was so glad that my DH...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-11-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By heythere heather
We use melatonin for my 5 year old. My...

We use melatonin for my 5 year old. My pediatrician recommended it.

I started with 1mg. I use tablets crushed or capsules opened, because I couldnt' find the liquid. I put it on top of the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-12-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By heythere heather
First DS--18 months he moved from crib to twin...

First DS--18 months he moved from crib to twin bed. (we did no rail, though)
Second DS--14 months moved into toddler bed we got cheap at a garage sale. He's still in the toddler bed at almost 5....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-12-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By heythere heather
I don't know how old he is, but when my DS was...

I don't know how old he is, but when my DS was 2, he stopped taking naps totally. He also got tired at 5-6, so we put him to bed then. Not down for a nap, but the full-on bedtime routine. Then if he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-12-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by Mizelenius...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mizelenius http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13168593)
I have not read these, but my DD just got...
Forum: Family Safety   02-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By heythere heather
Yeah, I'm in agreement--if there are NO shoulder...

Yeah, I'm in agreement--if there are NO shoulder belts, the child can sit with just the lap belt, because you can't use a booster with just a lap belt.

But if there's a shoulder belt in the back,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By heythere heather
While I don't think you'd need to really do...

While I don't think you'd need to really do lesson plans for a 3.5 year old--if the parents want them, there are certainly things you can do!

I'd pick a theme, and then find activities to go with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By heythere heather
My DS at that age was primarily into...

My DS at that age was primarily into non-fiction, which made life a lot easier.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By heythere heather
We don't have pets, so I can't really speak to...

We don't have pets, so I can't really speak to that part.

They never asked at all if our kids were vaxed. We did not have to share any medical information at all about our kids (our ped did not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By heythere heather
it was for my kindy guy last year, though it was...

it was for my kindy guy last year, though it was just a K/1 class.

It's been fine for him this year, too--he's good at nurturing and helping younger kids, and even last year he was by far the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By heythere heather
He sounds so much like my DS at that age. I so...

He sounds so much like my DS at that age. I so remember the struggle of figuring out schooling. I still don't really know what we're doing. LOL!

I have no Montessori experience. What we did was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,681
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by supervee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by supervee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13139016)
Did you read it? I didn't find it...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by no5no5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by no5no5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13140502)
I think it is usually pretty hard to tell...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By heythere heather
Very much like my DS (and similar to eepster's...

Very much like my DS (and similar to eepster's story, too). He started learning to read at that exact age. He started reading early readers (we were using Scholastic phonics readers, but same...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,681
Posted By heythere heather
Quote: Originally Posted by becoming...

Quote:
Originally Posted by becoming http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13127691)
Right now he's really into the Diary of a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-25-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By heythere heather
I didn't read replies, but in my experience,...

I didn't read replies, but in my experience, with a gifted son who was delayed in social areas--

If you can find a school that isn't doing a strict curriculum, but focuses on social-emotional...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-17-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,384
Posted By heythere heather
Our boys are really similar, from what I've...

Our boys are really similar, from what I've read. E is 7, in 1st grade in a private school (without a formal curric for most areas, so able to work more at his own pace), and in most areas I would...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-16-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By heythere heather
Yes, I think he's challenged enough. He could be...

Yes, I think he's challenged enough. He could be challenged more, but I feel comfortable with what happens now, and he seems OK with it.

He attends a private school, following constructivist...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By heythere heather
Meals. Especially if they are going from 0 to 2...

Meals. Especially if they are going from 0 to 2 infant twins. I didn't get any meals when we took any foster babies, and that is typically done in my circle. We bring meals when new babies are born,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,141
Posted By heythere heather
My kids constantly ask me things like "will you...

My kids constantly ask me things like "will you put on my pajamas?" My answer is, of course, "I think they'll be too small for me."

I grew up with teachers and parents clarifying the can/may...
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