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    #181839 - 02/10/14 02:22 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Madoosa]
    aquinas Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Madoosa
    Then tacks on, "oh and I also really relate to the red-eyed tree frog for some bizzarre reason"

    smile


    I'd love to hear the logic behind that claim! smile
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    #181841 - 02/10/14 02:26 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    1frugalmom Offline
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    ... when you find yourself PUNISHING your whiny 14yo for outrageously claiming (after ten minutes of effort) that she is "just not good at math" when attempting to rock an A in this class on just 10 minutes a day...

    You mean they still whine at 14? Great, just great!

    I hope it all works out for her (and you)!


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    #181931 - 02/11/14 12:19 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Originally Posted By: Madoosa
    Then tacks on, "oh and I also really relate to the red-eyed tree frog for some bizzarre reason"

    smile


    I'd love to hear the logic behind that claim! smile


    I should ask him!

    lol... I was trying to hide my giggles and grins - it's not our regular church, we were visiting a different ward (congregation of same church) as my niece was giving her first assigned talk in the main service.
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    #181932 - 02/11/14 12:20 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: 1frugalmom]
    Madoosa Offline
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    Originally Posted By: 1frugalmom
    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    ... when you find yourself PUNISHING your whiny 14yo for outrageously claiming (after ten minutes of effort) that she is "just not good at math" when attempting to rock an A in this class on just 10 minutes a day...

    You mean they still whine at 14? Great, just great!

    I hope it all works out for her (and you)!


    This is exactly what I was thinking - I thought they would outgrow the whining and become a bit easier to live with
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    #181966 - 02/11/14 09:35 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your DS 6 (accelerated into grade 2) suggests that perhaps he would be better off in grade 5 as he has at least a grade 5 brain and is sick of playing with 7 and 8 year olds. And we are only week 3...(Australia) Going to be an interesting parent/teacher meeting on Friday!

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    #181980 - 02/12/14 06:42 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Madoosa]
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    Originally Posted By: Madoosa
    Originally Posted By: 1frugalmom
    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    ... when you find yourself PUNISHING your whiny 14yo for outrageously claiming (after ten minutes of effort) that she is "just not good at math" when attempting to rock an A in this class on just 10 minutes a day...

    You mean they still whine at 14? Great, just great!

    I hope it all works out for her (and you)!


    This is exactly what I was thinking - I thought they would outgrow the whining and become a bit easier to live with


    They won't "outgrow" whining until it costs them something when they do it.

    In my DD's case, it costs $1.

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    #181984 - 02/12/14 07:02 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    My son would be in debt because he doesn't have much money to begin with. And he generally only whines when he he hungry and tired. So I feed him and put him to bed like a toddler.
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    #182054 - 02/13/14 07:06 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    This is my first day on this blog and it is useful already. My DD is 11. She has been "different" since the beginning. Excels at something (drew these amazing people-like figures for HOURS at 3) and then moves on. She learns German for fun (can't wait to learn Russian at her Bolshoi ballet intensive this summer) and Mandarin at school. But her perfectionism, anxiety, and will DRIVE US CRAZY. Help?

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    #182077 - 02/13/14 08:39 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Child returns home from school, shortly after finally starting the G&T program and says with surprise: "I learn something new every day!"

    shocked

    Hmmmm...makes me a bit concerned as to what she was doing at school before the program started.

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    #182205 - 02/14/14 12:56 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Child told me school was hard because everyone was counting slowly and making mistakes that he was hungry the whole time counting.

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