Roll call....who has found the new board already

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Roll call....who has found the new board already
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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 2:27am

Who is with us here on the new board? Hope you've all made it and tried it out already... regular info plus the biggest challenge you're having with your gifted child(ren) at the moment.

Suzanne

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 11:10am

Miranda, mom to four gifted kids, 16, 14, 11 and 7. Living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Getting ready for winter, stacking firewood, chinking the logs.

Miranda
in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 9:00am
I am here but still finding my way thru new board. I had all my favorite boards and now I can't find that link. Any help? I am Demi a SAHM to 2 gifted girls. 10 and 8. The year is going very well for them so far!
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Sat, 10-16-2010 - 5:22pm

I'm here, but I don't really like the new set up.

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Fri, 10-15-2010 - 5:51pm

Congrats and thanks Suzzyyy, for taking on the CL role!!

I'm Robin, mom to ds1 (16) and ds2 (14).

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Fri, 10-15-2010 - 12:14am

Hi,

I am still dropping by, but am having a bit of the usual annoyance in adapting to the new format. I like that it is faster, but prefer the ads NOT interrupting the flow of posts. I can see them fine on the side.

But back to topic, I have been dropping by from time to time for years. I have twin 8 yr old boys in Grade 3

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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 8:29pm

Thanks for the reply. My dd is not fitting in well socially. She is a very bright outgoing girl but is just out of step at her current school. She does well in her classes but could do so much better. Since she isn't challenged she doesn't push herself, just does what is expected, nothing more.

She would rather read Jane Eyre or talk about spiders/snakes etc than go on and on about clothes and boys. She just isn't the typical 8th grade girl. I am considering a private school b/c the course work would be significantly more challenging. WIth the advanced course work, I was hoping she would find a kindred spirit who was quirky like she is. I have a casual aquaintance who attended this school and raves about it.

The worst is that it would be an all or nothing situation. Either she would blossom or be miserable, I doubt there would be a middle of the road. We live in a small town and everyone goes to the local public high school, so it would alienate her, even that much more if she were to go to a different school. Ugh. She will take the ACT or SSAT and will apply just to see. Next question is how we would afford it.

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 6:42pm

Hi Cathie,

I also have an 8th grader.

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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 3:41pm

Hi,

I have twin dds 12 yrs (8th grade) and a 2 yr old dd.

Don't really like all of the extra stuff on the boards either and not wild that I can't see all of the board titles on one page.

Having a hard time with one of my dds. She hasn't found her niche at school and am wondering if we should send her to a private school. Would that solve the problem or make it worse?

Finding a place for the 2 yr old. Checked out one preschool today, was not impressed. Can't afford montessori and the most preschools won't accept her b/c of her age (turns 3 in January cutoff is Dec 1) and the places that will accept her are daycares not preschools.

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 2:54pm

Hi all, Susan here with 3 dds, 21, 19, and 12.

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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 12:44pm

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