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    Originally Posted by Ellie
    DYS DS6 was informed his homework had to be finished before he could play
    Minecraft. He replied that he was not going to do homework anymore .He does not want to be gifted anymore as it is entirely too much responsibility . He claims he has changed and he is moving on with his new life.

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    I turned on a cartoon for my DD6 while I went upstairs to get ready and when I came back down she had turned that off and was watching a Planet Earth documentary instead.

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    laugh I really love those!


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    This reminds me of a story from my own childhood: as a preschooler, my younger sib watched way more television than the older sibs did (they always get away with more, don't they? wink )--consisting of a daily hour of Sesame Street, followed by the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour.


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    Originally Posted by Ellie
    DYS DS6 was informed his homework had to be finished before he could play
    Minecraft. He replied that he was not going to do homework anymore .He does not want to be gifted anymore as it is entirely too much responsibility . He claims he has changed and he is moving on with his new life.
    Ha ha ha! This is awesome. Poor little guy, it's a blessing and a curse, isn't it?

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    Do other kids look at this forum? My younger one found it one time under "Favorites". She is quite irate that it states "Gifted Issues" at the top. She said using the word "issues" made the kids sound like they had an arm sticking out of their head. She wants me to tell you all that!!! FYI - she does NOT know my forum name.
    Next, she reads all the time and so uses words from her books and uses them in offbeat ways. The latest:
    "That woman sounds like her nose is constipated." (well, the woman did sound rather stuffed up).


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    Last week, DS8 and I were discussing the upcoming school year. Somehow, we got on the topic of how people learn at different speeds, etc. and how it was too bad that school was all by ages. We talked about the idea of grouping by level for each topic instead, which he really liked. Then, he brought up that it might make someone feel badly if they were really a lot older and still in a lower level. He ended up saying something like "maybe, when I am older and have made a lot of money, I will start a special school for kids like me who learn faster."

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    Originally Posted by greenlotus
    FYI - she does NOT know my forum name.

    Eeek! Folks - I'll be changing my screen name soon. Not meaning to be mysterious, but I don't think it would take DS more than a minute to spot me. And he HATES - in a visceral way - when I talk about him when he's not part of the conversation. Immutable baggage from the old days when a pre-school teacher would dash up gleefully at pick up to iterate DS's "failures" of the day.

    He would take this board as a total betrayal (which on one level is probably a not-really-brag-as-much-as-quirky-anecdote in and of itself).

    Thanks greenlotus for the nudge.

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    My DD 3 1/2 has started giving us money for helping her with things;) It is so cute.

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    Woke up this morning to children laughing and singing, while engaged in a rowdy game of...chess?


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