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    #170750 - 10/09/13 07:54 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    doubtfulguest Offline
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    i am glad that i am not alone in this. brag thread? quirky thread? these are literally the best parts of my day that do not actually involve watching my own kid learn - it's totally fantastic to "see" everyone else's kids taking off, too. i really love all you guys (in a non-creepy, completely well-adjusted way - promise!)
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    #170751 - 10/09/13 08:00 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: doubtfulguest]
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    i am glad that i am not alone in this. brag thread? quirky thread? these are literally the best parts of my day that do not actually involve watching my own kid learn - it's totally fantastic to "see" everyone else's kids taking off, too. i really love all you guys (in a non-creepy, completely well-adjusted way - promise!)


    LOL! Love the disclaimers, and right back at you.
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    #170776 - 10/09/13 10:19 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ... when you talk to your 4 year old's preschool/daycare teacher at pickup time and she says that recently, your son has been sitting on a plastic boat in the sandpit singing C2, D2, B, A etc during outside play time and she wants to know what he means by it. And when you talk to the child about it, he says that he just wanted to sing "Row, Row, Row your boat" using piano notes instead of lyrics because he was too bored of singing to himself in the "usual" way!

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    #170785 - 10/09/13 11:18 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...when your kindergartener doesn't get to finish about half his games at chess club because the older kids keep resigning when it becomes clear he's going to whup them. (I think this is poor sportsmanship, but I'm not in charge of the world, so.)

    ETA: It might not be poor sportsmanship, I guess. But I find it somewhat hard to believe that my 5yo is dominating these kids SO much that they truly have no chance (which I think is when you are supposed to resign). He still does dumb stuff, because he's 5! I think it's more that they don't like being seen losing to him and want to get it over with.


    Edited by ultramarina (10/09/13 11:26 AM)

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    #170787 - 10/09/13 11:22 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your 4 year old asks the pediatrician where he attended medical school
    And where he did his residency before he would allow the exam to begin.

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    #170788 - 10/09/13 11:23 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your 4 year old asks the pediatrician where he attended medical school
    And where he did his residency before he would allow the exam to begin.

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    #170791 - 10/09/13 11:34 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...When your almost 2-year-old asks to learn how to play chess and you honestly don't think it's an outlandish proposition. His uncle is bubbling over with excitement at the thought of teaching him.
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    #170794 - 10/09/13 11:52 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Khombi]
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    Originally Posted By: Khombi
    When your 4 year old asks the pediatrician where he attended medical school
    And where he did his residency before he would allow the exam to begin.

    This made me literally lol. I'm also in the group of people who love threads like this, *especially* when other people's children do things mine haven't and couldn't have!
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    #170798 - 10/09/13 12:09 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ... when you look at your own 3yo, and you begin to grasp (finally) where the traditional folklore about changelings must have come from...

    and then, further (tying to our "baggage from my own childhood" thing) you realize that THAT's what that look on your mom's face meant all those years of your childhood. She just thought you were an alien. Or possessed. Or something like that; it wasn't actually personal, she was just confused.



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    #170808 - 10/09/13 02:10 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ultramarina Offline
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    aquinas, my DS (easily) learned to play chess at 3, so...you could at least try! There's that No-Stress Chess variant, too. My DS would not have had the communication abilities at 2, but obviously, YMMV!

    (Looking back, I'm now like, wait, he was 3? That's weird. It didn't seem weird at the time. I don't know. We didn't even teach him. DD did.)

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