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    #228945 - 03/26/16 07:48 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Portia]
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    Originally Posted By: Portia
    Great to hear from you again!


    Thanks Portia! It's been a while. I can update you shortly.
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    #228946 - 03/26/16 07:49 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: greenlotus]
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    Originally Posted By: greenlotus
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    A bulk update about DS4, as it's been a long time since I was last here:



    DS to lady: Hi M'am. My name is DS. What's yours?

    Lady: Hi DS, it's nice to meet you. I'm Lady.

    DS: I see your little girl is toddling around among the books. She's a real cutie. What kind of books does she enjoy most?

    Lady: Thanks DS, that's nice of you to say. She really likes animals.

    I had a big smile on my face as I read your post. Not only is your DS coming up with some great conversation, but he is oh so polite as well!! I would have liked to see the Lady's face while she listened to DS!


    Thanks Greenlotus. He's a cutie but, like all kids, he operates within a wide confidence interval. wink
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    #228947 - 03/26/16 07:50 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Tigerle]
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    Originally Posted By: Tigerle
    Originally Posted By: aquinas


    3. DS on inventing/philosophy

    DS runs up to me after running multiple circuits of the house, extending his palm as though displaying an invisible tablet and scrolling with his index finger over his palm.

    DS: Hey Mama. Know what this is?

    Me: Is it a time lapse slideshow of your running circuit with you on it?

    DS: No, it's a device that lets me see into the afterlife.

    Me: That's interesting. How did you decide to create that kind of device?

    DS: Well, science can answer most questions, but nobody has any real knowledge of the afterlife. I figure it would be pretty unique to have that kind of information.

    Me: It sounds like you've stumbled onto a niche area of knowledge. I'm intrigued. Do you want to tell me more about it?

    DS: Well, it's in development, so I can't really comment.

    Me: That's fair. Maybe I can see a prototype?

    DS: We'll see. .


    This should be made into a Calvin and Hobbes comic.


    I should introduce him to Calvin and Hobbes. He'd probably love it.
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    #228948 - 03/26/16 07:52 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: doubtfulguest]
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    Originally Posted By: Mk13
    Originally Posted By: aquinas

    5. You find yourself speaking to your DC's age peers and look completely socially inept because you have no idea how to relate to normative behaviour.


    or when you find yourself speaking to your DC's age peers the way you normally talk to your child and they give you the deer in the headlight look because they have absolutely no idea what you're trying to say! lol


    ha – so true!

    i often totally forget my kid is really weird – after prolonged exposure, she seems normal to me! well, at least until i have other parents assuming she's just the tiniest 12 y/o they've ever met... (she just turned 8.)

    but i guess this is totally fair, since i actually have no idea how old their kids are, either. DD is friends with a girl i assumed was around 11 – they dance in two classes together, and she's a lovely, lovely friend. and apparently 14.

    DG

    /also - HI everyone!!


    Hi again DG! Welcome back!

    Yes...we definitely still have this going on, but with the advantage that DS is verrrry tall for age. I remain--years later--still incompetent at identifying other children's age. Even on a pure size basis, I often under-estimate other kids' age by 2-4 years.
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    #228989 - 03/29/16 05:43 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Was grocery shopping with the kids tonight and for some reason our store has an aisle with dairy on one side and books on the other.

    I'm stocking up on cheese and DS9 sees this one - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22557272-the-girl-on-the-train

    gets all excited and says "well I guess we know exactly what that is about"

    me, a little puzzled why he is so excited: "a girl.... on a train??"

    DS: "uh no, look who it is by, it must be about special relativity"

    Ahhhh, I get it but sorry DS, Hawkins not Hawking and his daughter's name is Lucy not Paula. He was so disappointed.

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    #228994 - 03/29/16 08:13 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DS3 coming out of the bathroom waving his little hand in front of his face saying " That was atrocious!"

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    #231226 - 05/29/16 04:01 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your 5th grader comes home from the annual school trip to the amusement park and tells you about one of the rides being removed by saying "the infrastructure was still there - I was incredulous!"

    And after seeing the look on my face asks "What? How would you expect an 11 year old to say it?" Then giving me the "Really mom?" look when I say "Oh I don't know maybe 'Some parts of it were still there - I couldn't believe it'..."

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    #231317 - 05/31/16 01:54 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your child repeatedly asks for "harder middle school math books" for their birthday, specifically Algebra. Harold Jacobs is on the way... happy sixth birthday kid!

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    #231330 - 05/31/16 07:33 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 05/01/14
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    When your DS7 wakes you up saying he's going to be sick, and as he's throwing up into the toilet says, "I feel fine! I just woke up and felt the food coming up my esophagus."

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    #231337 - 06/01/16 01:49 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 04/28/16
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    Loc: In a galaxy far, far away...
    On the last day of school, all the kids were chatting and socializing, while my child convinced the teacher to pull down the poster board atlas. He sat in front of it and studied it intently. He said he never gets a chance to look at it during the regular school year.

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