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    #213885 - 04/07/15 01:30 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: ultramarina]
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    Registered: 05/28/14
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    Originally Posted By: ultramarina
    We still use French here. It's funny because neither parent is that good at it anymore.


    That is actually a good code...bad French!

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    #213888 - 04/07/15 02:18 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: ultramarina]
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    Registered: 06/25/14
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    Unfortunately for us, we've gone and sent the kids to French immersion, so that option is out. :-(

    Good thing they haven't yet hacked into our emails!!

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    #213903 - 04/08/15 09:22 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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    Ohhhh, give it time.

    The nice thing about this is that if you ever forget a password (my DH and I are both horrible about this), just ask the child. She always knows.

    It was a little embarrassing having to ask one's 10yo what the password was for the tax software the following year, however...


    blush
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    #215072 - 04/27/15 06:46 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 03/10/14
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one! I regularly have to ask my 8 yr old for my library card number and parking spot number in a garage.

    And another one - he told me a few days ago that the reason he's good at tag is that other kids just "scramble around" but he pictures the angle associated with where another kid is running and then goes there to cut off the kid.

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    #215073 - 04/27/15 06:51 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your 4 year old loses iPad privileges and she does everything she can think of to earn them back because she wants to do Dragon Box apps.

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    #215074 - 04/27/15 07:16 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Personally, I find it both handy and vastly amusing that I have my kids to turn to for assistance on many things. I still remember driving home one night from some place I had just been to for the first time, and debating whether I should or should not turn at the upcoming intersection, when, from the back seat, I hear the two-year-old pipe up, "Turn left here!" Correctly, of course.

    And, HK, your story reminds me of my parents' solution to the tax question, which was to turn the entire tax filing process over to the ten-year-old...
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    #215083 - 04/28/15 06:35 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Been there. DD and DW preceded me on an interstate holiday by a week, and as I was making the trip, I ran into severe traffic. After more than an hour of going nearly nowhere, and needing to know whether I was nearing the incident or needed to find an alternate path, I phoned DW and tried to guide her through her sister's Apple Maps to the traffic view. Ten frustrating minutes of dealing with both DW and her adult sister later, DD came to my rescue by seizing the phone, flipped immediately to the right features, asking, "Where's Dad?", locating my position correctly on the map, and handing it back to DW, who only had left to tell me the location of the incident.

    DD turned 5 the following month.

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    #215174 - 04/28/15 06:29 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    You buy a Roku box and sign up for Netflix and Amazon Prime not for the movies and hit series but for the commercial free and seemingly infinite documentaries to show your 6 year old daughter.
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    #215238 - 04/29/15 11:56 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Quote:
    I regularly have to ask my 8 yr old for my library card number and parking spot number in a garage.


    One of DD's jobs when we fly is to remember where we left the car in long-term parking (Red lot, spot 96)

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    #215302 - 04/30/15 10:54 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 02/08/14
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    DD has been navigating for me since she was a toddler. Thank goodness she has her father's sense of direction.

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