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    #228238 - 02/29/16 11:22 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks momtofour, the mom is one of DS's former teachers so she knows him really well. He must have talked to her last week at school about what to expect today because this morning he seemed to have a good idea of what would be going on. I think for the most part his role today is to hang out in a really fun rec room with his friend before and after the procedure and be nice. From the pics the mom has sent me so far, the boys seem to be doing well : )

    An aside on these kids - in K, DS was really into the immune system and would talk to his friends about various white blood cells all the time. When his friend was diagnosed, his mom said it was really comforting for her son to already know some of terminology he picked up from DS.

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    #228571 - 03/10/16 09:15 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    KJP, that is a wonderful story. Fingers crossed for his friend. Just be aware that your own kid may all of a sudden fall apart being afraid for his friend...a little (or too much, in this case) knowledge can be a dangerous thing for a very aware and sensitive kid. Not to say he should not help out in this way, just be aware that signs of stress may show up.

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    #228572 - 03/10/16 09:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    In the spirit of the last few posts:
    DD5 is a kindergartner in a developmental preschool and will go to grade school in fall. Today we had the big "ready or not" conference, and I got a glowing report that my little stubborn screamer was an absolute sunshine in class, always motivated and the first to volunteer for whatever activity was proposed. Also they told me that she was amazingly pro-social, always aware of a younger kid needing help and being right there to do it even before the teachers notice. We agreed that having a disabled baby brother was part of the reason and that we have to make sure that she doesnt feel overly pushed into a "helper" role. But I am still so very proud of he and told her so!

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    #230760 - 05/17/16 02:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Funniest brag ever for our family: DS9 got his latest report card and this most unathletic child of them all got an A in PE! He told me that their current PE teacher places a lot of emphasis on playing by the rules, which is how he ended up with his first PE A ever, and kids like a friend of his, who actually is athletic, but messes around in class, ended up with a C. While I am philosophically completely opposed to this teachers attitude, it has given him a lot of confidence for the upcoming transition to middle school, so I won't complain. He wasn't especially proud of the glowing comments on his performance in maths and language arts, nor bothered by his Bs in the science/social hybrid or arts and crafts (they don't discuss high school physics or chemistry in class, or demand high school level technical drawings, and he keeps losing his worksheets, and has difficulties finishing his projects), he was just so pleased with his A in PE.
    I, however, was very proud that the teacher wrote he is an asset to the class because he manages conflicts so well, and supplies enriching knowledge and vocabulary to the subjects covered (as opposed to, he never shuts up about what he's interested in). I am really all around pleased with his elementary school experience, his personal and social growth, he's always felt included, had friends, and and wasn't too badly stunted and frustrated in his academics. I don't think one can ask for more for an HG+ kid in a regular school!


    Edited by Tigerle (05/17/16 02:23 AM)

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    #230761 - 05/17/16 05:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tigerle]
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    Originally Posted By: Tigerle
    Funniest brag ever for our family: DS9 got his latest report card and this most unathletic child of them all got an A in PE! He told me that their current PE teacher places a lot of emphasis on playing by the rules, which is how he ended up with his first PE A ever, and kids like a friend of his, who actually is athletic, but messes around in class, ended up with a C. While I am philosophically completely opposed to this teachers attitude, it has given him a lot of confidence for the upcoming transition to middle school, so I won't complain. He wasn't especially proud of the glowing comments on his performance in maths and language arts, nor bothered by his Bs in the science/social hybrid or arts and crafts (they don't discuss high school physics or chemistry in class, or demand high school level technical drawings, and he keeps losing his worksheets, and has difficulties finishing his projects), he was just so pleased with his A in PE.
    I, however, was very proud that the teacher wrote he is an asset to the class because he manages conflicts so well, and supplies enriching knowledge and vocabulary to the subjects covered (as opposed to, he never shuts up about what he's interested in). I am really all around pleased with his elementary school experience, his personal and social growth, he's always felt included, had friends, and and wasn't too badly stunted and frustrated in his academics. I don't think one can ask for more for an HG+ kid in a regular school!


    Maybe I'm too influenced by social media, but there should be a "like" button for posts like this one. smile

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    #230775 - 05/17/16 11:52 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS8: I want to learn how to do origami.
    Me (being a terrible parent and remembering teaching other children, including DD, origami): This website looks pretty good, but stick to these really easy ones because it can be hard to do if you don't know how. Also, please no freaking out if it's frustrating. I can help you at another time, but I'm busy right now.

    DS8, several days later, having produced pile of advanced origami (cranes, multi-piece 3-dimensional stars, etc) with virtually no assistance: You said origami was hard, but it's not really very hard.

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    #230776 - 05/17/16 11:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Tigerle Offline
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    So, are you telling us the freak outs end? It's all just a decade long phase? smile

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    #230777 - 05/17/16 12:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tigerle]
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    Originally Posted By: Tigerle
    So, are you telling us the freak outs end? It's all just a decade long phase? smile


    You took the words outta my mouth! And why do they always want to learn something complicated when I'm busy? Ha.

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    #230780 - 05/17/16 03:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: longcut]
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    Doing so forces them to either tackle a challenge independently, with a little push from parent that communicates to them that they are capable of doing it without help, or it gives them an out for why they didn't try or succeed at that hard task--because "you didn't help me". Either way, it works for kids. If they try and are successful, great. If they try and fail, or don't try, it's not as devastating.
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    #230791 - 05/18/16 05:29 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Of course, because I posted that, yesterday he got super annoyed with some 62-step reindeer that he couldn't complete. wink (He was randomly Googling origami, which is not a good idea. Some instructions are great and some are terrible.) But he actually really didn't want my help. I suspect he thinks I won't be that helpful. (He's wrong--I actually went through a lengthy origami phase as a child--but he can go on thinking that if he likes!)

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