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    #211174 - 02/21/15 12:38 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your 7yo asks you to make a game about poetic meter and handily scans a few lines of poetry you read aloud. When your husband does a double-take at "trochaic tetrameter," he asks if she knows what the line's from, and she says utterly offhandedly, "Macbeth."

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    #211176 - 02/21/15 12:58 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    St. Margaret, I love hearing anecdotes like yours. smile
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    #211195 - 02/22/15 09:15 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    aquinas,

    My kids aren't nearly as advanced as many of the cuties on this forum, yet I love reading about every one of them. I enjoy anyone's delight in their children. But I know what you mean. IRL, I am selective about my childhood stories, depending on the audience, for a similar reason.
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    #211196 - 02/22/15 09:26 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Aeh/Aquinas ditto. DD sounds positively average on this board, love it (I still share though!)

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    #211197 - 02/22/15 10:14 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Aeh/mahagogo5-- I just adore the diversity of interests and abilities here. I think it's a real treat to hear about what everyone's child is doing, because there's value to celebrating each child as a special person! I throw a little party in my brain when I read these anecdotes because it excites me to think that, someday, other posters' children, or like-minded children, might be DS' friend or colleague! smile
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    #211199 - 02/22/15 01:49 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    you tell your DD6 about neanderthals and early modern humans interbreeding, and she hypothesizes that neanderthals didn't really die out, they just got absorbed into the human population. Further investigation reveals that this is actually one of the viable hypotheses that scientists are debating.

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    #211245 - 02/23/15 02:19 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    I always enjoy this thread so much, too! I figure in some areas DD is average, but then she does something like that... Anecdotes on here blow me away, but I just love being able to share freely.

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    #211256 - 02/23/15 06:50 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When you realize that your 3 year old has started guiding an improvised tour at a local aquarium, and her pupils are listening as much for the value of the information she is providing as the entertaining method of her delivery.

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    #211327 - 02/24/15 03:21 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your 4yo queries at storytime, all about pigs today: "Is that an alliteration?" Garnering gasps of surprise/delight. I tried to blame big sis the poet, but I was hiding in the back working on my novel, so...

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    #211349 - 02/25/15 02:38 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your bedtime chat covers evolution, big bang, how viruses and bacteria mutate, earth history, how the dinosaurs died out and a few more topics. Did I mention she's 6 and this was all in the space of 10 minutes. I'm used to this with DS but lately DD has become the quiz master.

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