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  1. Parenting the Gifted Child
    Hi all, My kids have always been in the gifted programs since starting school and I’ve been trying to find the best possible education for them outside of school such as enrichment classes and similar. I used to hire a private tutor in the neighborhood for $15/hr but this summer I heard about...
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  3. Parenting the Gifted Child
    This is a x-post from the Davidson forums. I'm putting it here specifically and not in general parenting, because I want feedback on writing a letter to a new teacher about my gifted child regarding issues that relate to her specific academic and social needs. So, here's the copy-paste from the...
  4. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I'm so frustrated, I have read article after article talking about the importance of finding an intellectual match for your child - someone your child's age but who can carry conversations and won't look at your child like he/she is a space alien when he/she uses full sentences to talk to...
  5. Parenting the Gifted Child
    Hi- I could use some parenting input. My DS6 is starting first grade in the Fall. This summer I bought a couple of the Summer Bridge workbooks at the bookstore with the idea that he would complete a bit each day (about minutes), and maybe a bit of math (say 5 minutes of multiplication learning...
  6. Parenting the Gifted Child
    A few months ago we were up at my daughter's elementary school waiting for her when my 3-year-old looked at the gym doors and said, "Does it say 'out'?" Yup, it did. I had never noticed. I asked him what the other door said and he told me it was 'in'. Yup. He was really proud of himself and...
  7. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I have a 2 year, 3 month old boy. why I do think he's gifted: -all milestones were early! walked alone 10 months, up and down stairs by 11 months, ran 12 months, jumped with two feet 14 months, skipping now etc. -always relates hidden objects (i.e. if he sees a kangaroo in a book he will...
  8. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I'm fairly new to this forum and have enjoyed reading about your children and jumping in with my own experiences. My son six year old son recently had his IQ tested via the WISC IV and his full scale IQ is141 with his general ability index at 146 due to a much lower processing speed score...
  9. Parenting the Gifted Child
    In my school district kids are not tested til the second semester of second grade. My son is almost four and due to some emotional issues we are seeing i feel that is too late. I have read that younger than kindergarten is sometimes too emotionally unstable to get an accurate reading. I was...
  10. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I am fairly sure my daughter is gifted although I have not had an IQ test done, but I've researched the topic extensively. She will be four in August and I've had several behavioral issues with her. She is highly manipulative and an extremely good negotiator, she is also highly critical of...
  11. Parenting the Gifted Child
    We live in VA and the state testing system is called SOL (standards of learning). I think I've mentioned Evans love of anything science, anyway he is just finishing 2nd grade but I gave him the 3rd grade SOL and he scored pass/advance and he hasn't even been to 3rd grade yet. He's told me that...
  12. Parenting the Gifted Child
    New here and could use some parenting advice/ experiences: My son has always been difficult- in fact when he was a toddler and preschooler we wondered if he had ADHD or was on the autism spectrum. The issues were/ are: 1. Highly emotional/ dramatic. He goes through these energy bursts until he...
  13. Parenting the Gifted Child
    Dd's school is going to administer one of the following to help us fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale (IAS): Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - 3rd edition (WIAT 3), or Woodcock Johnson Third edition Tests of Achievement (WJ III) , or Kaufman Tests of Educational Achievement - 2nd edition...
  14. Parenting the Gifted Child
    Not sure if my child is gifted, but he shows a few interesting qualities. He is bright, but we are not looking to have him tested for giftedness. He has been diagnosed with Aspergers. I thought this the best place to post my question, because of the topic and relevance. He is currently...
  15. Parenting the Gifted Child
    This may be a bit of a spinoff of the genetics thread. DH and I would were categorized as gifted as children. I haven't been concerned about my kids, the oldest is 3.5. After a conversation with a family member, I'm a bit worried that I may be doing them a disservice by not expecting that...
  16. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I could use some help finessing social interactions with other parents from people who are currently there, or btdt. DS is tiny - 22 months - so I don't know that he is gifted - but he has all the classic personality markers, plus things like being super alert at birth (turning towards noise...
  17. Parenting the Gifted Child
    Title says it all. My second grader took the test in mid-April, and teachers put next years classes together at the end of May. That's too early for results, isn't it?
  18. Parenting the Gifted Child
    DS is an old for grade kindergartner in a red shirt heavy district, so he's actually middle of the pack age wise in his class. He'll be skipping first grade next year, to be placed in a second grade class and liekly further moving to 3rd for math. He's average size for his age and rather timid...
  19. Parenting the Gifted Child
    I have been lurking through this forum and I have read so many useful insights from so many wonderful parents. My son is mildly gifted and the psychologist that 1st tested him suggested I join a TAG parent group. That was 2 years ago. We have a mailing list but I have always felt like an...
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