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    #173264 - 10/31/13 03:28 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Mana Offline
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    Registered: 12/17/12
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    ...When DS2 gets changed into his PJs and says excitedly, "Look! A panoply of trucks!"


    I just love the way your DS uses grown up words to express an (almost) age-appropriate thought. wink

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    #173370 - 10/31/13 02:59 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Mlewis Offline
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    Registered: 08/18/13
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    When your 6 year old is amazed by the idea of Pangea and tectonic plates and every time he gets ahold of your phone he looks the image of Pangea with modern political borders.

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    #173387 - 10/31/13 11:00 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Mlewis]
    Cassmo451 Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Mlewis
    When your 6 year old is amazed by the idea of Pangea and tectonic plates and every time he gets ahold of your phone he looks the image of Pangea with modern political borders.


    Okay now I have to look that up.
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    #173395 - 11/01/13 04:28 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Cassmo451]
    Mlewis Offline
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    Ha ha,I know! It's a pretty cool picture, I found myself enamored with it too! I can see why he loves it! He just makes me laugh, my phone has Angry Birds on it, but he wants to look up Pangea or play stack the states or stack the countries, silly kid!

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    #173449 - 11/01/13 10:01 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: doubtfulguest]
    Ametrine Offline
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    I'm printing out your poem, doubtful! Love it! smile


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    #173481 - 11/01/13 02:22 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    hee - it's like a disease, Ametrine - they literally come out fully-formed as i speak or type. my family probably hates me, so i'm glad this "talent" is good for something! smile
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    #173488 - 11/01/13 05:20 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...Your DS2 looks at your DH playing Angry Birds (which I call a baby game), and after literally 2 seconds of observing announces, "This is called "shooting birds at pigs.""

    If a baby can grasp the game in 2 seconds, I feel my judgmental label is reasonable. wink
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    #173537 - 11/02/13 01:13 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 06/11/12
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    At a friend's (adults only) house we were visiting, ds 6 is entertaining himself by playing twister and discussing characters from books he has read including Mr. Poppers Penguins, Wayside School books, others. (Just as a mother is telling me how her dd7 can't read and is not meeting grade level.)

    So, another friend takes ds to show him a globe. After listening and conversing for 10-15 mins, ds says, "Thank you for teaching me about geography. Now, I want to know more." "Mom, did you know where the artic circle is? I know it was on top, but that globe made me see it in a different way." Guess, I'm getting a globe for him:)


    Edited by Melessa (11/02/13 01:16 PM)

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    #173542 - 11/02/13 05:02 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: doubtfulguest]
    Ametrine Offline
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    Registered: 05/27/11
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    I taped your poem up above DS' light switch.

    He was smile when he read it, so I know it will make a difference for us. THANK YOU!

    Perhaps a poetry book addressing parenting issues is in your future?


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    #173544 - 11/02/13 05:26 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 06/05/11
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    Got one for taking out the garbage and recycling? They are (mostly) happy to do it when I ask...but sometimes I just wish they would take care of it nightly without the nightly nag from me.
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