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Registered: 02-14-2009
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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 7:02pm

with the merger of the Gifted Child Board and the Advanced Toddlers & Preschooler Board we may see some new faces on this board.

I'd like to welcome you all and I hope you will introduce yourself to us in short:

Suzanne

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Registered: 12-06-2010
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 3:49am

You're right, m00minmamma, if I were in the US in my old home town in would probably have a similar problem to yours.

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Registered: 03-10-2011
Sat, 03-12-2011 - 9:35pm

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Registered: 06-14-1999
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 8:56pm

Hi, I've posted a couple times in the toddlers and preschoolers section of the board.

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Registered: 02-14-2009
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:41pm

Welcome back in that case! And I'd love to read more about your son, if you find the time ;-)

Suzanne
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Registered: 07-27-2011
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 9:11pm
Hi,
I am the mother of 3 boys ages 8, 6 & 4. Our oldest is a rising 3rd grader and has always been very advanced. In preparation for public school kindergarten we had him tested for IQ and grade-equivalency. Though also clearly "bright" and most likely "gifted" neither of our younger boys have been tested for various reasons. Our biggest struggle right now is keeping our oldest challenged in school. He tests at least 2 grades ahead in all subjects, but we are perpetually resistant to grade advancement because grade advancement by one year would not solve our academic challenges and adds the challenge of age (he is a May birthday, so several of his friends are already 9-10 months older). I will post a question in the Elementary section next :)

Thanks!
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Registered: 02-14-2009
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 3:17am

Welcome aboard! It is quite the challenge to keep them challenged, isn't it. For my oldest two it did mean acceleration in the end, together with extracurricular work during school hours (music instruments, and chemistry and latin during elementary years). The latter just wasn't enough. t was no fun for the girls to work on things nobody else in their class liked or 'got', plus our oldest started underachieving to fit in with the girls and the middle one started getting depressed as she didn't seem to fit in well. It's all a matter of reacting what happens to your kids, isn't it. You grow along as a parent.

Suzanne

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