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    Hi Lorel,

    My daughter Attends The Mirman School in Los Angeles, CA. So far the experience has been great. No social issues as all the kids are intellectual peers. This was my daughter's first school experience as she refused to attend pre-K and K. She had a wonderful first grade teacher and now adores her 2nd grade teacher. She is moved up for Math. Classes are small. The kids get specialists in art, music, languages, science and drama. Sarah also works with John Hopkins University for math during summer. That has also worked nicely.

    I have a small issue with the school not having a math specialist and although they are working hard on diversity they still have a long way to go, but overall it has been great.

    Has anyone used the mentor program with the YSP? This is the aspect of the program that interests me the most as my daughter is interested in science and math and I would like to find a good role model/mentor to keep fostering that aspect of my daughter's education/interests.

    Looking forward to getting to know all of you better.

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    I just wanted to say Welcome Bianca! I also have a 7yr old dd. smile How wonderful that your dd is able to attend a school for gifted children. Its sounds like a perfect fit for her. smile

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    Thank you Tammy and Dottie. I have been reading a lot of the old postings and learning a lot.


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    Hi, Everyone,

    I haven't had time to respond to all of your wonderful, personal, supportive posts, but thank you, thank you, thank you. When I can, I will. But in a nutshell, I can say that a big problem with my son and school was the school itself - no understanding (or belief, for that matter) of sensory issues, no accommodations with respect to fine motor issues, and no acknowledgement of his mental abilities because he just wasn't reading or writing like the other kids. (And we spent two or three years in Trinity's "f" - wish I could take it all back. As he said the other day, "I can't believe I wasted my childhood in a school I hated." - And those are the types of comments I used to get in trouble for at school. They'd say "no 3/4/5/6 yr. old child speaks like that. You've got to stop poisoning his attitude about school. Tell him it's fun."!!!!) And he's not Asberger's or NVLD, although I think that's what his teacher was thinking because he used such big words and wasn't like the other kids. His pediatrician's response: GET HIM OUT OF THERE! And he was right. Talk about learning a hard lesson...

    Best to all,

    Questions
    (and no, I did not get the reference. Even after I googled it, I did not recognize "Q". Now, if you were alluding to Q in James Bond movies, I'd know. Used to love all those gadgets as a kid.)

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    Q is only one of the most entertaining villains of all-time! So fun! Combine a god and a 2yo with no impulse-control and you get Q.

    smile smile smile


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    Q,

    Q is a character in Star Trek Next Generation, played by John Delancy. He's sort of a Loki type... very powerful and enjoys toying with humans.

    good luck!



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    Ooooh! I love the Loki reference! Good one! Totally on point. And it's right up my Viking-novel-writing alley. laugh


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    Originally Posted by questions
    (And we spent two or three years in Trinity's "f" - wish I could take it all back. As he said the other day, "I can't believe I wasted my childhood in a school I hated." - And those are the types of comments I used to get in trouble for at school. They'd say "no 3/4/5/6 yr. old child speaks like that. You've got to stop poisoning his attitude about school. Tell him it's fun."!!!!) (and no, I did not get the reference. Even after I googled it, I did not recognize "Q". Now, if you were alluding to Q in James Bond movies, I'd know. Used to love all those gadgets as a kid.)

    Oh my!
    You should have seen the tantrum DS had when he finally learned to ride a 2 wheeled bike! Totally melt down, and "I've wasted so many years by not learning sooner. The fun I could have been having."

    It is odd to be hearing that out of a child's mouth. But these children ARE like this and deserve respect. I just have to roll my eyes at the "Tell him it's Fun" part, and I've been there many, many, many times. Sad to say. It is really beyond my understanding.

    ((shrug))
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    Kriston-

    Please tell me more about your novel writing! We're big mythology buffs here, and though Greek is a favorite source of mythos, we do enjoy Norse tales as well.

    See my thread on mythology too!

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    I just posted there! DS6 loves mythology!

    Thanks for your interest in the book. I wasn't advertising or anything. It's not done yet, so I have nothing to sell. wink But I do have a draft that I'm revising whenever life and home schooling don't get in the way. (Which means not very often this year!)

    It's an historical novel from the POV of Eirik the Red's wife, Thjodhild (or the best I can spell that without Norse symbols...). I got interested in her, but found that while we have loads of more-or-less historically accurate tales about her family--DH, DSs, even a DD!--we know almost nothing about her. Just her parentage, her birthplace...and that she refused to sleep with her DH until he converted to Christianity...so he built her a church!

    When I heard that story, I had to find out more. What an amazing woman, right?

    When my research turned up no historical info or further sagas including her, I looked for fiction about her. I didn't even find any of that, though many people have written about her daughter-in-law. I realized that if I wanted to know more about her, I was going to have to be the one to write the book.

    So here I am, the last person I'd have expected to write a book--writing a book! A series, in fact, spanning 3 generations and three lands! (Maybe 4, if I do a prequel about Eirik in Norway before he left for Iceland...) I'm hoping to publish, but I really feel like even if no one publishes it, I've got to keep writing. I finally found my passion. Now if only I had time to pursue it!

    Editing is much less fun than writing. That's part of my problem!

    Anyway, thanks for your interest. It's nice to get to talk about a true love. smile


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