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    #189935 - 05/02/14 05:33 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    chay Offline
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    You know you're parenting a gifted child when the game 20 questions takes it up a notch.

    My 7 and 5 year old came up with these this morning over breakfast:
    - electron
    - black hole
    - dark matter

    Probably equally odd was that we actually managed to guess all of them. The 5 year old then stumped us with "bum" - just to remind you that you are dealing with a 5 year old after all.

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    #190003 - 05/02/14 02:03 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your 7 year old plans out his future academic career as a doctor and works out at what age he would then like to finish high school in order to be qualified before marriage and babies (because you don't want to be an old dad).

    He then figures out exactly what subjects he should do for his A-levels and what he could do while younger to prepare in advance for the admissions interviews that will most likely happen owing to his very young age at the time.

    And then follows this entire conversation up with the idea of also running a tea shop just like in the Avatar cartoon series. Because it looks like fun.
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    #190004 - 05/02/14 02:05 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Madoosa Offline
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    When your kids struggle to fall asleep at night and ask for Maths to help calm their brain. (7 and 5 year old) and this wakes up the nearly asleep 3 year old who then climbs up onto a chair in the kitchen and also demands his "maffs"
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    #190010 - 05/02/14 04:49 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Madoosa]
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    Love the "maffs"! smile Is everyone familiar with Bedtime Math?

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    #190011 - 05/02/14 05:45 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Loooove bedtime math!!
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    #190013 - 05/02/14 07:03 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    My DS used to do bedtime math, too! At 3 he would call out to me an endless string of, "Is 6 six times 36?" and other mental math he would be doing as he drifted off to sleep.


    Edited by mnmom23 (05/02/14 07:05 PM)
    Edit Reason: Not the official Bedtime Math, just math at bedtime. Because what is more relaxing than multiplication?
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    #190017 - 05/02/14 08:12 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    We're definitely on the math settling bandwagon, too. Skip counting by 5s and 10s is a huge hit here, especially while jumping on the bed. (*Cue disapproving looks from 95% of non-Davidson forum parents*)
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    #190034 - 05/03/14 09:44 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Bedtime Math!!! How about waking up in the middle of the night with a Math question that was bugging them in their sleep. Once you help them work it out they are back to sleep in no time. I have done this more times than I can count for my DD9. (See what I did there.)
    My father is a math teacher and he thinks it's hilarious that his granddaughter does math in her sleep. Plus she talks in her sleep so you get to hear her doing her math in her sleep. Quite funny!
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    #190180 - 05/05/14 03:41 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Madoosa Offline
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    that bedtime maths looks awesome! Think I need to get it!

    I just started Life of Fred as our new bedtime story - they are all enjoying it and even though it's just the first book, the older two are loving it! and they even do the little exercises in the book at the end of each chapter. We read it as any other story, dim lighting and all cuddled together.

    Seems to at least curb the need to all sit in the kitchen when I want to be doing other things
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    #190430 - 05/07/14 07:28 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Cassmo451 Offline
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    when you start to seriously look at colleges with your 9 year old to see where they might want to go.
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