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    #172993 - 10/28/13 08:01 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/28/13
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    Hello! This is my first post here. I found this forum last night and am excited smile I have been googling on more info on gifted kids...I'm new at this, and resources are quite limited especially here in Asia. My girl is 3. I used to post stuff about her on my facebook, but I am starting to get conscious about it.

    My girl started reading at 2 and by now is a proficient reader.
    She draws really cute stuff. I actually took some time to document her drawings here and I admire them from time to time. *proud mama* Hahaha...
    http://parentgiftedchild.blogspot.sg/2013/10/drawings-of-2-3-year-old.html

    There was once I was telling her about liquids/solids during shower, giving her examples (eg the soapy water she's playing with is liquid, the towel is solid), and she interrupted me with "pee pee is liquid, poo poo is solid!". It was very funny but it showed that she clearly understood the concept.



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    #173034 - 10/29/13 09:17 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I had considerably more time to spend with DS4 when he was younger.

    With DD2 being the second child, I spend most of my non-working hours cooking, cleaning, driving kids to extra-curriculum activities, etc.

    I was always under the impression that DD2 wasn’t as intellectually advance as DS, which is perfectly fine by my book. On the other hand, she is physically a lot stronger.

    I was totally surprised when I found out that she was doing 12-piece brand new jigsaw puzzle all by herself.

    Now, I feel awful about underestimating her ability.

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    #173046 - 10/29/13 10:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Our YDS (3) was talking at dinner last night about a very specific kind of bread (blueberry, with crunchy white sweet stuff, I assume frosting) that he had at last year's Thanksgiving buffet. Is that sort of memory normal? Yikes. I barely remember anything from the buffet! DH said he vaguely remembers said son being very fond of said bread.


    Edited by ConnectingDots (10/29/13 10:18 AM)

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    #173049 - 10/29/13 10:33 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I might have posted upthread but I remembered something hilarious about DS at 4 years old (he is 6 now) - he does not listen to pop music, we let him listen to classical music at home and we have no TV time. So, his exposure to contemporary culture is nil (and he has boring parents too to add to it!). My 23 year old niece was blasting out a song that said "Watch Out Bad Romance" in her car at Thanksgiving that year - and DS went up to her and said: "Yes, those Romans were very bad people. They killed a lot of Gauls in the BC years. And that made me very sad." Only a few people there got what he was saying. And those that got it still recount it every time we meet.

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    #173051 - 10/29/13 10:49 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ConnectingDots]
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    Originally Posted By: ConnectingDots
    Our YDS (3) was talking at dinner last night about a very specific kind of bread (blueberry, with crunchy white sweet stuff, I assume frosting) that he had at last year's Thanksgiving buffet. Is that sort of memory normal? Yikes.


    Normal for this crowd, anyway.

    Our DD visited a home in a foreign country at around 22 months of age. Almost two years later, she returned. She looked around the room, and reported all of the things that had changed (which, since the first visit was around Christmas, was a lot).

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    #173119 - 10/30/13 04:02 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    Yes, my DS7 can still remember things that happened at age two.


    ODS is 7 and has a memory like that, too. YDS has not exhibited such detailed memory until recently. I agree it is likely normal for gifted kids, maybe it is typical for all kids?

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    #173253 - 10/30/13 07:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks squishys for the art brag thread. Awesome stuff there.

    Yesterday, my girl was playing her doctor toys and asked me to open her mouth so that she can check my mouth. She asked how many teeth I've got.
    Me: erm, i'm not sure. probably thirty-something.
    Girl: you have 32 teeth
    Me: Really? ok i have 32 teeth

    Few hours later, she was flipping her book on the Human Body (which we have not read for at least a couple of months & i have obviously forgotten the facts), then very excitedly showed me the sentence that says adults have 32 teeth!

    she also said a sentence which impressed me yesterday "later i want to wash my hands on that sink. i can reach it surely!" i never knew that she knew the word "surely"!

    she's only 3!

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    #173566 - 11/03/13 04:28 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    More a quirky anecdote than a brag.

    DS11 took the SAT yesterday to see if could qualify for Johns Hopkins SET by getting more than 700 on the math or critical reading section. So what did he say when he came out about five hours after entering the school?

    A big smile on his face, he said "That was such a relaxing morning. They give you breaks between sections." Apparently when he did the practice tests, he did the tests without breaks and found the actual test "very relaxing".

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    #173569 - 11/03/13 06:11 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    LOL-- that's great, Mithawk. I hope that he did well, but at least he enjoyed the experience either way. smile

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    #173717 - 11/05/13 05:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    It started off as a joke: a family friend who was over for Halloween, after quizzing DS20mo for fun about his body parts which he has known in detail for a few months down to his eyelashes, eyelids and earlobes. She laughed and said well, next time she sees him he'll probably know where his xyphoid process is. So after she left, we showed him once for laughs. Well he now shows it off on command, along with clavicle, pelvis, radius, deltoid etc etc...using himself or his Halloween toy skeleton as a model...his dad is an orthopedic surgeon and is just bursting!

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