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    #161412 - 06/30/13 08:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS16m just "counted"!! He counted bristles on his brush, four of many, but said "da, da, da, DA!" Putting his little index finger on each one as he counted- so cute!

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    #161414 - 06/30/13 09:13 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Adorable, squishys!
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    #161418 - 07/01/13 04:03 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS4.5 used to have a hard time answering questions when he wasn't sure of the answer. I've been working on it with him, and the other day at the science museum, he was very good about answering my questions ("How do you think this works?" type ones) and guessing when he wasn't sure.

    He's also been insisting we take his training wheels off, even though he doesn't ride his bicycle that often. We took them off of his smaller bike (safer for falling, I figured) and he rode several feet right off the bat. He then really caught on when hubby would push him down a grassy hill and let go.

    DD17-months has decided she's ready for potty training and was dry all day yesterday.


    Edited by lilmisssunshine (07/01/13 04:05 AM)

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    #161495 - 07/02/13 10:29 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS20mo just decoded his first word today!!

    We were watching "Between the Lions" together and sounding out a few of the harder words when "hot" appeared on the screen and he blurted out "HOT! h-o-t"--before the show or I could read it. (I just love how he sounded it out loud *after* saying the word, as if wanting to prove, "hey, I know how this phonics stuff works!")

    He was clearly thrilled to crack the word and ran around the house chirping "hot: h-o-t!" for a full 15 minutes. Of course I made a big deal of it, complete with a goofy happy dance. Grandparents were also called, and he told Grandma "I read hot!" proudly. The achievement is quite a breakthrough, as he's been sounding out letters for several months but, more than that, I love his satisfaction and excitement!! Way to go DS, you little firecracker!

    ETA: He read several other words throughout the day-- he seems to be enjoying himself.

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    #161497 - 07/02/13 11:15 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
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    YAY! so cool.
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    #161501 - 07/02/13 12:54 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS3.3's new favorite sight word ... "determination" ... I like that choice! lol

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    #161507 - 07/02/13 03:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: doubtfulguest]
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    YAY! so cool.


    Thanks! It's so neat to see the process unfold as DS is our first child.
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    #161508 - 07/02/13 03:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mk13]
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    Originally Posted By: Mk13
    DS3.3's new favorite sight word ... "determination" ... I like that choice! lol


    That's an excellent choice of word! I'll bet it's reflective of his personality.
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    #161510 - 07/02/13 04:33 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    really exciting news: I found a way to write Newton's three equations using only Poisson Brackets. I spent the past two weeks studying quantum mechanics from a textbook. I feel really good knowing that hard work and determination really can pay off if you stay motivated!

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    #161666 - 07/05/13 01:27 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I really don't think my toddler is "highly gifted" but he isn't developing typically, either. I have found that I really can't share his accomplishments on forums like facebook no matter how much I try to downplay them (sad that I have to). He's 30 months and has been writing all his letters and numerals for months and months now. He has a few sight words. He writes upper and lower case and writes his name and words unprompted and today wrote his grandmother a card spelling out "happy birthday [her name] love [his name]." Just thought it was awesome! Thanks smile

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