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    Originally Posted by Dottie
    I think sometimes people need to realize that your child is like 5, 6, 7 or even more years ahead of his peers. I think they are most threatened by the idea of a child 1 year advanced....being accelerated one year. There are too many kids that are one year advanced, and these rarely need acceleration! But many of these families assume you are taking your "extreme" actions for a similar situation, and this would be extreme. Once they "get" that your child is really unusual, I've found they typically turn more accepting.

    I think that's a good point, Dottie. On those rare occasions when people see that DS6 is reading at the jr. high level and doing geometry, I can see their faces relax. It makes sense to them then that the standard school path without adaptation is not going to work well for him.

    (And BTW, Cathy A. asked about a response for her grade-skipping child, so I think you're on task. It all amounts to much the same response anyway, since what people really want to know is "Why is your kid doing things differently from the norm?")

    'Neato: I like the idea of "that's what works," but maybe more subtly stated? smile


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    Originally Posted by aline
    I like Cathy A's line. Kriston, it doesn't sound uppity (and I'd know being good at uppity) but it sounds aggressive and might bring out the Negative Nellie's ire.

    Explain (said Spock.) I was trying to be unaggressive. Maybe I'm aggressive without meaning to be?

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    I think Aline was referring to what 'Neato said: "That's just what my child requires." She just misattributed it to me, and I think that muddied the water there.

    I think she liked what you wrote: "I'm just trying to do the best I can for my kids."

    Right, Aline?


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    Yes, I'm finding Cathy A. to be very much to my taste, Dottie!

    We'll get along famously, fellow Spockian! grin


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    Originally Posted by Dottie
    Cathy you gave me quite the laugh....how I would LOVE to demand IRL...

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    Explain (said Spock.)
    Thanks for the smile!

    Live long and prosper, Dottie.

    ETA: You, too, Kriston!

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    Hey, everyone, thanks! I take it the less is more is the overall suggestion for comments whether HS or not. Today, however, someone told me there's nothing wrong with saying, well, we have an extraordinary child...

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    Well, gee, wouldn't Spock say something like "That's just what my child requires" smile

    Thanks for the feedback, I didn't realize that would sound aggressive, I think that is my problem sometimes!!!!!

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    Incog, I think a lot depends on tone of voice. It's pretty hard to convey that in a post.

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    Originally Posted by incogneato
    Well, gee, wouldn't Spock say something like "That's just what my child requires" smile

    Thanks for the feedback, I didn't realize that would sound aggressive, I think that is my problem sometimes!!!!!


    I have the same problem, 'Neato. I really have to rein in my Spock-ian tendencies so that I don't seem (as much) like an insensitive lout. What's straightforward to you and me doesn't always sounds that way to people with, ya' know, emotions. grin

    Seriously, I am SOOOOOO not an expert in this stuff for that reason! I'm like the world's worst with oral communication. But I'm good at analyzing what went wrong afterwards. LOL! (or cry...)


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    ROFL Kriston

    Ann- thanks being so charitable, it's sure to sound snotty coming out of my mouth, though!

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