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    #173821 - 11/05/13 07:05 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...When you find yourself wondering aloud in confusion after forgetting, "Which ones are stalactites and which are stalagmites?" and your DS2 correctly informs you, "Stalactites point down, stalagmites point up." I officially ask DS the questions now!


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    #173834 - 11/06/13 03:50 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Portia, I understand the pouting. Been there, done that!

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    #173839 - 11/06/13 04:29 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Aquinas, I had problems remembering that too until a friend suggested associating the c with ceiling and g with ground. Your ds apparently doesn't need these tricks to remember. smile

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    #173840 - 11/06/13 04:33 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Cassmo451]
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    Cassmo, I am 100% with your dd on this one. Einstein is in fact not my favorite scientist. I admire newton, maxwell, tesla, curie and ada lovelace way more. smile

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    #173934 - 11/06/13 03:47 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Lovemydd]
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    Originally Posted By: Lovemydd
    Aquinas, I had problems remembering that too until a friend suggested associating the c with ceiling and g with ground. Your ds apparently doesn't need these tricks to remember. smile


    I'll use that trick when DS isn't around, lovemydd! wink
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    #173962 - 11/06/13 09:34 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Lovemydd]
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    Originally Posted By: Lovemydd
    Cassmo, I am 100% with your dd on this one. Einstein is in fact not my favorite scientist. I admire newton, maxwell, tesla, curie and ada lovelace way more. smile


    What's really funny I work at a college and I shared this information with one of our Doctor's of Chemistry and he laughed and said "She is so right, though."
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    #174252 - 11/09/13 09:58 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ... When your DD8 has a small bookshelf in her room, and a long shelf along her bed, but when you clear off her bedding you find four books stuffed in the case with her favorite pillow.

    Also, when said DD names this, "My portable bookshelf."

    Finally, when you relate the story to you DW, and she says, "That's a good one for the 'You know you're parenting a gifted child when' thread.

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    #174253 - 11/09/13 10:11 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Dude]
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    Originally Posted By: Dude
    ... When your DD8 has a small bookshelf in her room, and a long shelf along her bed, but when you clear off her bedding you find four books stuffed in the case with her favorite pillow.

    Also, when said DD names this, "My portable bookshelf."


    This is just lovely.

    Originally Posted By: Dude


    Finally, when you relate the story to you DW, and she says, "That's a good one for the 'You know you're parenting a gifted child when' thread.


    Eerily familiar. smile

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    #174254 - 11/10/13 04:13 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    This is a really fun thread. :-)

    Last night I was trying to convince DS3 to eat his dinner. I said that he needed to eat lots of good food so he could grow up to be big and strong.

    DS: "I will try one bite and see if I grow a little bit bigger."

    After DS takes a bite, DH: "Well, do you feel any bigger?"

    DS contemplates, then says, "no" with a touch of disappointment.

    I guess there's no taking my word for things anymore! :-)

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    #174255 - 11/10/13 04:33 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    (I work in the media center at school for an hour or two each afternoon)

    When DS meets me in the media center and begs for a few minutes to finish the last two pages of his book before leaving for home.

    He takes an AR test on the book before we go and he shows me the report that says since August he has read over 2million words/52 books.


    Edited by Sweetie (11/10/13 06:14 AM)
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