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    #234159 - 10/04/16 07:49 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Michaela Offline
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    Registered: 11/18/09
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    Loc: The bottom of my cup
    When your seven year old comes home from his first day at a new school, and says he didn't do anything but run from place to place all day, and couldn't even learn anyone's names because there was SO MUCH RUNNING AROUND... but he *did* have time to get into a heated argument about scientific notation.


    (Hi guys, I'm back again. My kids are still crazy, and so am I. But at least they're in a better school now...)
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    DS1: Hon, you already finished your homework
    DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!

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    #234161 - 10/04/16 08:36 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: KJP]
    George C Offline
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    Registered: 03/12/15
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    Originally Posted By: KJP
    DS9 to DS5: You should be a mathematician instead of a fisherman

    Why not both? smile

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    #234165 - 10/04/16 10:12 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ElizabethN Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    Your standard dinner table rules include "no slavering."

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    #234167 - 10/04/16 12:32 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/10
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    You decide to see what books the online tool suggests for your 8-year-old's newly tested Lexile and the first one it spits out is The Scarlet Letter, followed by Pride and Prejudice, etc.

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    #234352 - 10/16/16 05:58 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Michaela Offline
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    Registered: 11/18/09
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    On the first day of school, your 2nd grader does his "what am I grateful for" assignment on Mitochondrial DNA.

    ... And it may have been an (elaborate) attempt to avoid an awkward pronoun situation ...
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    DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!

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    #234428 - 10/21/16 11:31 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ConnectingDots Offline
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    Registered: 09/06/13
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    This is on the not fun of it side of things. DH said to me, as we discussed a possible relocation "it makes me sick to my stomach to think about having to start a conversation about ODS' (now in a mixed acceleration) placement with a new principal."

    I don't think that worrying about meeting a new principal is on the list for most parents. It made me really sad to hear this, because I feel the same way but hadn't put it quite like that yet.

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    #234450 - 10/23/16 08:48 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    amylou Offline
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    Registered: 01/01/10
    Posts: 263
    Okay, this is a nerdy 16yo not an adorable toddler, but I still found it amusing….Ds was holding his square waffle to take a bite at breakfast this morning, and said 'hmm, my waffle has a saddle point."

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    #234452 - 10/23/16 09:44 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    ultramarina Offline
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    ...when you are really worried that the random sub teaching your third-grader's class is going to accuse him of plagiarism on his big report because of how beautifully it reads....(but you know he wrote it himself)

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    #235129 - 11/29/16 10:16 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Cassmo451 Offline
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    Registered: 09/09/13
    Posts: 109
    Loc: Missouri
    When your kid (12yo) takes a college level placement exam and scores in college level for reading and writing. So you show her former teacher and her eyes grow wide and she says, "well that explains a lot." And all you can think is yes, yes it does because being in the gifted program wasn't good enough. Shaking my head. Sorry just a little frustrated at times.
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    "Imperfections in our journey were what made it perfect."-Ewan McGregor

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    #235132 - 11/29/16 12:20 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    NotherBen Offline
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    Registered: 03/24/14
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    Cassie lol! we had a similar experience. We had a sit-down with all our child's teachers to be on the same page with some issues he was having. I brought up the ACT scores, and after a second, one said, sounding just like Jay Leno in his commercial "well, that's...pretty good."

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