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    #232052 - 07/02/16 09:47 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    RRD Offline
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    When he tells you that he has a lot of questions, like why is he here, and what would life be like without him, and why are there shapes, and why is there school, and so on and so on. Oh, and he's still only 6. Philosophical, much?

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    #232057 - 07/03/16 02:03 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DD5 kept on the end of HP movie 2 over and over. I asked her why and she replied "Emancipation of Dobby. I am so happy for him."

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    #232145 - 07/09/16 10:04 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your 5 year old easily completes and wins the 4th grade computer game at the library (involving multiplication, division, 3 digit addition, subtraction, and fractions) and then immediately starts playing the Go Diego Go game that is supposed to help preschoolers learn to recognize numbers from 1 to 10...

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    #232175 - 07/12/16 08:27 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Your DS6 does/says the following in a span of two days:

    1. Explains that he is "nervous but excited" about going to "spy camp" (at which they are learning about codes, forensics, etc.).

    2. Says that he doesn't understand why some of the kids aren't "interested during class" at spy camp.

    3. Says that he's not making friends at spy camp because he's too busy learning.

    4. On an unrelated subject, launches into the possible geological explanations for the formation of an island.

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    #232325 - 07/19/16 07:24 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 08/07/13
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    DS10 is like a magnet for other quirky gifted kids.

    Last night during his team's throwing warm up he's discussing radioactive elements, which ones exist naturally and the periodic table numbers of the various elements with his throwing partner (also age 10). They were both right into it.

    Same thing happened on his hockey team this year. What are the odds that he keeps finding these kids? There must be some invisible force at work wink

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    #232350 - 07/19/16 07:13 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: SAHM]
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    Originally Posted By: SAHM
    Your 5 year old easily completes and wins the 4th grade computer game at the library (involving multiplication, division, 3 digit addition, subtraction, and fractions) and then immediately starts playing the Go Diego Go game that is supposed to help preschoolers learn to recognize numbers from 1 to 10...


    Oh my, yes!!!
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    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    #232353 - 07/19/16 07:21 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    I love all of these!

    Here's one of my own for DS4.5. He had to attend a medical appointment yesterday and was thoroughly enjoying asking the nurse questions during intake, like what the hospital does to dispose of the biohazard sharps containers. Do they use an autoclave? A disinfectant? Fire? Can any of the pieces be re-used, or is it all irretrievable? How does the oxygen saturation monitor work? The two of them were having a great conversation.

    Enter condescending medical resident, who proceeds to treat DS like a lump of clay and attempts to examine him with an otoscope without first asking his permission. DS grabs the otoscope, says, "I don't think so," unscrews the head of the otoscope from the handle, and hands her the pieces. She stares at him agog. I explain to her, "You need patient consent from children, just like adults." I was secretly laughing inside at DS' move. I didn't even know you could disassemble an otoscope that quickly!
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    #232354 - 07/19/16 08:19 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Love this story smile

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    #232359 - 07/20/16 04:07 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 03/18/13
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    Your DD who is 3 years accelerated in Maths gets the highest score (out of those taking it this year) on the regional HS Honours Geometry pre-screening test.
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    #232360 - 07/20/16 04:12 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    woohoo makeinuk's DD!

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