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    #189799 - 04/30/14 09:53 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Chana Offline
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    Your DD10 won't play "truth or dare" unless DD8 calls it "interrogation or humiliation"

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    #189805 - 04/30/14 10:43 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...you find an abacus in your seven year-old son's bed.

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    #189845 - 04/30/14 09:20 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Goodness, can I just say it's wonderful to see a snippet of how everyone's children think here. The irreverence and insight are heartwarming (and often bloody hilarious!)
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    #189846 - 04/30/14 10:38 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 09/09/13
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    Loc: Missouri
    When you see your gifted DD9 with other gifted kids her age and realize she is playing pretend like any other kid (which is wonderful!) but then you listen in to what they are playing and they are pretending that they are colonizing another planet and they are trying to decide what types of people they are going to need. As in Doctors, teachers, farmers, and that kind of thing.
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    #189847 - 04/30/14 11:37 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your DS6 starts a sentence with 'In my opinion...' and delights in using as many large adjectives as possible...but only at home. And when asked by his teacher if he is going to let a grasshopper go, tells her he would prefer to take it home and pin it out as he loves the 'intricate patterning that reminds him of Aboriginal art on its wings'...

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    #189850 - 05/01/14 07:54 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Ivy Offline
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    Uncommon gift requests:

    Turning 3: a skeleton (pronounced "ska-a-ten") -- after seeing the 'visible woman' model at the store -- and glow in the dark paint for the organs

    Turning 5: an orrery (received a basic model but was disappointed that it couldn't be calibrated for exact orbits)

    Turning 8: a literally thousand dollar wishlist from Think Geek (she got a power symbol shirt, a set of petri dishes, and a microscope)

    Turning 10: her own camera and a week of TAG camp

    (of course additional requests included art supplies, a bicycle, clothes, an mp3 player, and other more typical things)

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    #189854 - 05/01/14 08:25 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 02/05/11
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Goodness, can I just say it's wonderful to see a snippet of how everyone's children think here. The irreverence and insight are heartwarming (and often bloody hilarious!)


    I love reading this thread! smile
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    #189857 - 05/01/14 08:37 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 03/13/14
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    These are so entertaining!

    One of my favorites (there are so many)...

    When my DS6 was 2 years old, as we passed a NH farm stand, "Mumma, would a scarecrow frighten a peacock also?"
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    #189878 - 05/01/14 11:45 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 11/16/11
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    I told the kids we were going to make homemade playdough and that they could choose which color they wanted to make. DS3 requested "apricot" and DS7 requested "chartreuse." I don't think twice when they request colors like this but my mom friends think we're a little weird. Ha!

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    #189901 - 05/01/14 05:48 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 03/20/14
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    Loc: Midwest
    My DS came home from kindergarten a few weeks ago and said that some kids were saying that God created the universe. He was shocked. He promptly told them about the Big Bang, in detail, and how essentially, to make it simple for them, we are all made from the particles of stars. He said he was about to talk more about atoms when the teacher interrupted them. After he told me this I asked him if he believes in anything. He looked at me like I was crazy and he said, "Fairies, of course!" Welcome to my land of asynchrony!
    There was also an email following this informing us parents that children should keep their religious or non religious comments out of the classroom. wink

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