Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links
DITD Logo

Learn about the Davidson Academy’s online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Davidson Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    1 registered (1 invisible), 0 Guests and 239 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    Jenny04, JamesD, SandyC8, Fer, Dilan294335
    10865 Registered Users
    December
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30 31
    Page 30 of 102 < 1 2 ... 28 29 30 31 32 ... 101 102 >
    Topic Options
    #176075 - 11/28/13 10:17 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: chris1234]
    Cassmo451 Offline
    Member

    Registered: 09/09/13
    Posts: 109
    Loc: Missouri
    Originally Posted By: chris1234
    You decide to homeschool and the principal of your child's school just says, "how great!" (the real story is longer, but that is the jist...lol.)


    We tried that and my DD's principle started making accommodations quickly to keep DD in school. Apparently threatening the test score average at our school was the way to get things done. But the good thing is they started working with us.
    _________________________
    Cassie

    "Imperfections in our journey were what made it perfect."-Ewan McGregor

    Top
    #176089 - 11/28/13 12:13 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Madoosa Offline
    Member

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    your two and five year olds decide on what tv show to watch together by a complicated roster that includes making space for the third (oldest) child who is not always home/awake with them. And then watching them cry over an ice cream melting off the stick mere minutes later.

    asynchronous much?
    _________________________
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    Top
    #176092 - 11/28/13 12:33 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    doubtfulguest Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/15/13
    Posts: 429
    DD5: i am cleaning my room!
    Me: nice - i thought you were doing your school reading.
    DD5: oh, i will, but i am procrastinating by cleaning my room. at least it's productive procrastination!

    ps - Madoosa, that is AWESOME collaboration. to include a person who isn't even in the room?? fantastic. stuff like this makes really me wish we'd had another, but then i look at her and think... uh, this one is enough!
    _________________________
    Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.

    Top
    #176126 - 11/29/13 12:03 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    ...Within seconds of waking from a nap, your 2yo gives you a riddle you can't solve, then chuckles and tells you to keep guessing!

    The riddle was: What creature is orange, friendly and not scary, and likes to meet new people?

    Apparently it isn't any of the t-rexes or brachiosauruses from "Dinosaur Train", a tiger, a goldfish or tropical fish (clownfish or other), an oranguatang, or a howler monkey.

    I'm now imagining a future 4yo DS making up riddles with physics or some obscure topic in them and me not even understanding the question!

    ETA: After half an hour of puzzling, I solved the riddle. It was Dr. Seuss' Lorax!


    Edited by aquinas (11/29/13 12:36 PM)
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #176129 - 11/29/13 02:52 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ndw Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/29/13
    Posts: 314
    You know you are raising a highly asynchronous gifted kid when....

    A 5 minute bedtime conversation with DD 12 turns into a discussion on the meaning of the universe, time at the moment of the Big Bang, the roles of religion and science and whether there is crossover, String Theory, the nature of God and where thoughts come from. Then the next morning she bounces on your bed in her Pyjamas announcing she had her underwear on inside out and back to front all night and details the episode of Peppa Pig she has been watching on her Ipad.

    Time to finally join this forum....

    Top
    #176181 - 12/01/13 11:48 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Portia]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    Originally Posted By: Portia
    hehehe. The age of your little one is SO MUCH FUN Aquinas. Be sure to record that one for your books.

    Just FYI - better get familiar with string theory soon.


    That's good advice, Portia. Be back soon...time to hit the books. wink (haha)
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #176277 - 12/02/13 12:24 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    chay Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/07/13
    Posts: 447
    Loc: Canada
    I don't even know where to put this....

    DS7 is obsessed about black holes and what it would happen if you were to go into one and has been for quite some time. I got Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "Death By Black Hole" out of the library figuring that maybe I could have some more answers for him rather than having to rely on DH (it's more his thing). I read through the chapter with the same title and figured this was WAY over his head but offered to read it to him anyway for bed. We've since been reading a chapter a night and he BEGS for it. I figured it would lose it's charm after the black hole chapter but apparently not.

    Last night we were reading about the big bang. DS then proceeded to launch into questions about what was there BEFORE the big bang? I'm not qualified for this and he's 7 (and he's not even PG like many of you guys deal with).

    Another one for "you know you're a parent... when" - last month DS had to do a science project on an animal. What does he pick - Mantis Shrimp. Google True Facts Mantis Shrimp youtube - that's what started it.

    Top
    #176281 - 12/02/13 12:42 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    TNC Offline
    Member

    Registered: 10/23/13
    Posts: 66
    you are teaching your DD4 to play cards and when you ask what she thinks clubs should be called she shouts "quatrefoil...pffftt...no it isn't a quatrefoil 'cuz it only has three lobes, I'm so silly!" And then she proceeds to play fall out of her chair and roll around on the floor like a bug laughing!

    Top
    #177214 - 12/13/13 04:56 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    ...you hear your 2yo mutter to himself, "My hypothesis was correct," as he plays.
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #177215 - 12/13/13 05:39 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    indigo Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/27/13
    Posts: 4300
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    ...you hear your 2yo mutter to himself, "My hypothesis was correct," as he plays.
    LOL! Too cute! It is amazing how much vocabulary kids can absorb by osmosis and use correctly. smile

    Top
    Page 30 of 102 < 1 2 ... 28 29 30 31 32 ... 101 102 >


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children
    by mithawk
    Yesterday at 09:52 PM
    A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools
    by Eagle Mum
    11/30/20 11:12 AM
    Children need free time to find their passions
    by Wren
    11/30/20 04:55 AM
    Help With Interpretation of DAS ii scores
    by aeh
    11/29/20 04:25 PM
    Long time lurker... just got back my WAIS-IV score
    by Eagle Mum
    11/28/20 01:55 PM
    Davidson Institute Twitter