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[ - ] I the parent of the pg child still on? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.25.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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I think she left. Not a PG parent but EG parent. Can I help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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woah, sorry. I kept running into an error message. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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what is EG? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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She's gone, I think. Can a mom of EG kid help you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:57 AM Flag
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I guess that many of the things she said rang a bell. My dc scored 99.9 on s/b. I notice alot of social anxiety and just wanted to talk to someone about it and see if she had a dc the same age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:01 AM Flag
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UB is pretty useless for these issues. I never visit BAbycenter but they have a board for Gifted Children (and Gifted preschooler) where moms of gifted kids (of all degrees but they definitely have some PG moms) discuss their issues. Davidson Institute board would be better suited for PG specific things, of course. My dc is EG, exceptionally gifted, which is one level below PG, not making 99.9th percentile but above 99th percentile. My kid doesn't have anxiety issues but have other OE issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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someone's child is pregnant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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no. 99.9th percentile or above kids. profoundly gifted is a technical term. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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Yes, I just log on. You can ask questions if you like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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I just logged on and I have a pg child. Dc has some issues with socialization as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:23 AM Flag
[ - ] i feel like we're drowning with 2.5yo and 10 day old. 2.5yo is acting up (tantrums, attention seeking stuff like hitting and yelling) and nb wakes up a lot at night (not that this is unusual) and combined together, we are really short tempered and exhausted. any advice from btdt? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 05.25.08, 07:40 AM Flag
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there's not a lot you can do, this is a really tough stage. can you spend a little extra time with the 2yo? he/she really needs the attention now. or have your dh or friends take him out while you rest. sorry, I've btdt, you just have to ride it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:42 AM Flag
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it's pretty hard to spend extra time with 2yo but i am giving her one on one time whenever baby is sleeping. ironically when nb is sleeping, she's calm, it's when when nb is up that she's really freaky. of course, that's understandable but frustrating nevertheless. we do have a sitter 3 mornings a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:44 AM Flag
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I have 2dc 21 months apart eldest now 2.5yo and he was (and still is on occasion) exactly the same as your toddler. We found it really helped him if we kept him involved with everything so he didn't feel neglected. We give him jobs like fetching diapers, wipes and we encourage very closely supervised physical contact between them ie gentle pats on the head. It started getting easier when the newborn started smiling as he became more interesting to the toddler. I still don't get any sleep but it's getting better. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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thanks for sharing. we do keep her involved and even let her hold db - she's very gentle and sweet with db. it's us that she's acting out at. she is more mad at us than the baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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of course she is mad at you. My oldest (12yo) is still annoyed at having younger siblings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:58 AM Flag
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That is a very good thing. My toddler is rough with the baby and keeping them apart is my main challenge. It will get easier for you. My two have started playing together for short periods and it's just wonderful to see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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OK-we had almost exact situation and this is what I did...left nb at home every morning for a week and took 3 yo to starbucks for girl time...we sat around and talked about how great it was that we had Maria at home so we could leave baby at home and get out (she was also being mean to our nanny) --she would say "yes, we're grown up and can go out together and baby has to stay home and nap" --obviously, i had the help to allow this but after one week everything fixed itself and she has been great since..loving her little brother and very well behaved. You and dh have got to work together to help with newborn and let the other completely focus on the older outside of the house making her feel special. As for the totally exhausted thing, we're finally well rested at 7 months! Unfortunately, there is not a fix for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Any ps183 parents on or anyone who can provide feedback regardig kindergarten, 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.25.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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I wanted to learn a little more about it. Ds will turn 5 in october and missers the private cutoffs. We originally thought we would only consider gifted programs and if we do not make any just wait the year for private. We were nixed at hunter round 2 and do not think the 98 sb will get us into any of the g & ts we like. For the first time we are considering 183< our zoned public, because we feel ds will be bored in preshool another year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:57 AM Flag
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op here again. i meant 98 olsat, not sb. Anyway, interested if you could tellme a little about the kindergarten program and school in general. tia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:58 AM Flag
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K is a great program. Each class has a teacher and a full time assist and the classes are about 22 students. Teachers will challenge students when they are ready (my ds was reading). Art, music, dance, gym and recess on the playground daily are all pluses. We were very happy with K. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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Do you know whether they are taking all zoned apllicants or turning some away do to overcrowding, like I am hearing aout the tribeca schools that are highly rated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:03 AM Flag
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Taking zoned applicants. Have you registered yet? I think they are having a day in June where you and your child come to school, your child spends some time in the K classroom and you have a chance to meet admin, parents and teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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np: I did not hear that they plan to turn children away. 183 is one of the 6 schools that take 151 kids but this year 183 and 290 are exempted from taking 151 kids except siblings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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np: Did you register? The K orientation is June 13th, Friday, at 9am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:34 AM Flag
[ - ] can synthroid cause excess gas??I have it and dont know if its from starting synthroid 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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you may get better info from the med insert or their website [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:21 AM Flag
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I've been on it for years, and never had that problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:37 AM Flag
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I've been on it for four and as far as I know I don't have that problem! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:29 AM Flag
[ - ] I have a December 4.5 yo DD who is definitely ready for K. Hoping we get into a citywide so she can be in K because otherwise she'll have to do private Pre K. I wish the privates would let you skip a grade. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.25.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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The jump from preschool (even full-day) to public or private K (or preK at an ongoing school) is an enormous one for most children. It is not simply an intellectual excursion into learning letters and reading. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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But that is exactly what she will be doing if she goes public....going straight from 3/s preschool to public K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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hope you don't get anderson or nest. you sound like a complete fool, with such misguided nonsense in your thinking. you deserve to pay the $30K. also, I doubt you are headed to tt school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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HUH? What exactly about my comment pissed you off? So confused about your agression here. What on earth did I say? if my kid goes public, she'll go to K. If she goes private, she'll go to pre K. She is currently in a 3's class. What's the problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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you sound like the same moron taking a reading poll in another thread. that same insecurity and clinginess. very silly, like you formed all of your opinions based on inaccurate UB info. its pathetic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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Honey, sweetie, darling, lover....the cut off ages for school admission are dictated by the DOE, not anyone here on UB. My young 4 year old will go to K if she goes ublic. That is the truth. No hype and hysteria here. Are you OK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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not debating that. just the same misinformed nonsense about kids reading at tt and hunter, but nowhere else. having no sense about district G&Ts. you really deserve to pay for your private. 430K a year and most of the kids won't be reading until the end of 1st grade if you are lucky. you really must be the reading poll idiot. i am convinced now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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How about district G&T Kinder? You could apply to private next year. Private Kindergarten is accelerated anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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BTW, my dd's private kindergarten classes had many chapter books meant for 2nd graders. I assume they have kids reading these books in Kindergarten every year to stock these books. Their writing was very advanced, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:02 AM Flag
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OP: Hoping for Anderson or Nest. Otherwise it's prvate pre-K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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Why? There are plenty of districtwides that are better than Nest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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For the accellerated curriculum (please excuse spelling/typing)/ G&Ts are enriched, not accellerated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 02:12 PM Flag
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anderson is only accelerated in math. not such a big deal really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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Really?> When we toured they said they were accellerated by 1 year. i assumed they meant in all areas. Not in reading/language/etc.? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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nope. just math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:48 PM Flag
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What do you mean by accelerated? Many private schools don't teach formal reading in K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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Generally speaking, private curr is accelerated. I know they don't teach reading formally in K (some do), but many kids come in reading anyway and they will (not all privates but) accommodate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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Many private school kids come into kindergarten reading? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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np: yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:38 AM Flag
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HUGE LOL to this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:53 AM Flag
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I didn't say ALL Kindergarteners, but when I toured TTs, all of them said some come in reading and some come in beginning to read and some don't read at all. When I said many, I didn't mean most but there are enough kids who are reading already that they stock these advanced books in Kindergarten book nooks. If you think about it, some kids are redshirted, so they're older anyway. Plus, many kids have top ERB scores and like Hunter that said some come in reading and some don't, you will see similar cases. I don't know about other schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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true at district G&Ts too. some came in reading at advanced level, some not at all. by nov/dec, all reading and many ( mine included) were severla years above grade level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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not mine! at a tt too. and not a lot of my dc's classmates either. some, sure, but not most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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At a number of private schools we toured (last fall) there were some very weak academics on display/demonstrated on the tour. Certainly not accelerated, and if anything, decelerated (I'm sure in the spirit of letting kiddies be kiddies, but . . .. ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:53 AM Flag
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NP, I have found that public K is far more advanced academically than private. I think privates ease into it and don't kick it up until later grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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skipping a grade might be fine now, but think about the puberty years -- do you want your kid to always be waaayy behind her peers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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girls mature early these days. why do you think she will be behind? if she is at public, she will be with her peers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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I am holding my DS back because he has a late December birthday. Academically he can do it but socially no. I think it would be unfair to him to be in a class with children almost a year older than him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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bet he couldn't do it academically either. I see at our public, the older kids are just way ahead of the pack. they are all very high scorers, but the kids who stand out the most are the older ones by far. of course your kid would do grade level work for K, but would hardly be a star among gifted kids who are a year older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:14 PM Flag
[ - ] This is my first time here in months (UB user since 2002) - WTF happened?? I HATE it!!!! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.25.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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So did everyone else a week ago now they are getting used to it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Wow, no new posts on here. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:16 AM Flag
[ - ] ever since i started WW ,i have been getting nautious(sp?) at times. .Or maybe it's when i take my one-a day vitamin with 1000 mg vitamin c?. Can vitamins cause nausea. I had a banana before i took them 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:11 AM Flag
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of course, i take mine in the evening after dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:15 AM Flag
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realli ?. I also take omega 3 and b-complex so i don't think i could take those at night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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you can or include a larger breakfast, oatmeal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Starting a Bootcamp on Tuesday and am scared to death. Did I make a huge mistake? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:03 AM Flag
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no. my friend did it & loved the end results! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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what do you have to lose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:21 AM Flag
[ - ] 1st day of zoloft & feeling light headed (like i haven't eaten). is this normal to feel something already? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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Dude, do NOT stress. same *exact* thing happened to me on my first day of SSRIs... I convinced myself my heart was palpitating, and I gave myself a total fking panic attack. Seriously, do not stress about this - it is a common placebo effect as you shouldn't realistically feel anything for at least a week. Don't stress yourself out buddy, I promise everything is ok! Just take the fam outside for a walk - you're fine!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Moms with WW success- do you eat all of your flex points? I have like 20 left and I'm not sure if I should eat them or not. Feel like I'm not even on a diet the way I've been eating. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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wdym flex points?. I am on the flex plan and i get 21 points every day. You are suppossed to eat all your points [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:21 AM Flag
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np: You weren't aware you get 35 flex points per week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:50 AM Flag
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Don't eat them if you don't need them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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I eat almost all my flex - I've been on the diet for almost 2 months and dropped 10 - I feel like if you're hungry, you should eat as this is a lifelong thing this diet, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:45 AM Flag
[ - ] any maternity stores around 57th street or 13th and 5th ave? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:31 AM Flag
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destination maternity is 57th and madison [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:35 AM Flag
[ - ] anything going on for 5yr olds today? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:31 AM Flag
[ - ] If the tests were accurate, 98th to 99.0th percentile kids are highly gifted. 99th to 99.9th percentile kids are exceptionally gifted and 99.9+ profoundly gifted. But IQ tests don't always ID kids at these levels well, so they have to rely on other info (such as a whole list of abilities and developmental milestones met at a much younger age)... There are some kids who learn to read at 1.5yo and do incredible stuff but don't do well enough on SB5. http://www.educationaloptions.com/levels_giftedness.htm 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.25.08, 06:28 AM Flag
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BTW, based on Stanford Binet. Not erb or olsat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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My dc has tested as pg and has been pretty consistent on all tests ERB/OLSAT). According to the RUF estimates, he is definitely a Level 4 and not a Level 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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If he is level 4, he still tested PG? My dc is definitely level 4(EG) and didn't test PG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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His SBV was 99.96%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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Are you sure he's not level 5 on RUF scale? His IQ is definitely PG... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:02 PM Flag
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When I looked quickly he fit all of the Level 4, but only a few of the Level 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:03 PM Flag
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He doesn't have to fit all of level 5 to be level 5. My dc fits all of level 3 and most of level 4 (if not all) but only a few of level 5 - but she didn't test nearly as high. I don't know but your dc tested that high so you don't have to go by RUF scale anyhow. He is definitely PG, regardless of RUF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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Thanks. Now only if we can find a K for him! WL or rejected from all privates and Hunter Round 2 rejection. Just waiting on G&T now (oh, and WL at Special Music School too.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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I feel for you. Honestly, even G&T or SMS won't be able to accommodate for your PG dc... Whatever school your dc ends up going to, I think you need to have a meeting with the teacher/school early in the year (with the IQ score report) and discuss possible concerns and nicely ask if they have dealt with similar situations... Maybe arrange Davidson Institute expert to call your school for you as well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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I'm going to see how it goes at first. I did not get the best response at dc's preK when I tried to have this talk with them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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may be why you got shutout of every school you tried for thus far. please relax and take one day at a time. I too have a gifted dc. I never said a word, and in each instance, the teacher has taken me aside and asked to discuss it. You cannot walk around talking about your kid's giftedness all the time. it is a huge turnoff, and if there is something that needs to be discussed with the teacher, you will know soon enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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I never said that is what happened! We had a discussion with his preK when they said that they were concerned that he spends too much time on his own or with books. THAT is when I brought it up and only then! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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^^^preK's response was that preK is all about socialization (and ita) and we should be worried (which I am not). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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np; There is a HUGE difference between your average gifted dc and a PROFOUNDLY gifted dc!!! This is a legitimate concern!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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Mom of pg dc here. Do you really think so? I just don't know how to handle his quirkiness sometimes. Right now he is fine, but I worry about him as he gets older and how he will make/keep friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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There is a book titled, if I remember correctly, Raising Exceptionally Gifted Children. I highly recommend it. There are numerous articles on www.hoagiesgifted.org and if you go to Davidson Institute's website, they have a messageboard. I highly recommend that you check them out. I don't mean to worry you but you will need the support of other moms of PG kids who have btdt... G/L!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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I have a PG dc. I still think that it would be a huge mistake to walk in on day 1 saying anything about it. btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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maybe not day 1... but I think it reflects how sad our system is that these educators shun such discussions. PG kids also have a right to an education that fits them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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Exactly. At dc's preK THEY brought up his unusual behavior and when I tried to explain, they acted like I was saying my dc was better than all the others when what I was really asking was for their understanding of his differences! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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My dc's PSD first said she didn't believe in giftedness. I never mentioned anything dc was able to do. But she had a change of heart and now believes in it, saying she witnessed some things dc could do that she never though a kid her age could do, etc... When you're lucky, you get a break like that... but most teachers make a poor identifiers of very gifted dc's. No wonder why many moms are forced to homeschool... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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look, if the teacher cannot see it, you are doing your dc no favors by shoving it down their throat. enrich yourself, and let the kid deal with the class day at first. trust me on this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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omg! she will not be taken seriously at all. the teacher will think she is nuts. let the kid get into K first and see how it goes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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This is sad. Unfortunately, PG kids get screwed. I don't have a PG kid (and I am grateful for it bec I know how tough it is) but PG kids get NO help whatsoever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know how to search a property's past sale history? Landlord offered to sell us the apt we rent & I want to find out how much it sold for before. Thansk 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:27 AM Flag
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I do not know a website, but it is public info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:35 AM Flag
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there used to be that info on property shark . ot sure if it's still free but we used it 2 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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You may be able to do some detective work on streeteasy.com. Enter the address and scroll down to see past sales. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:40 AM Flag
[ - ] If my niece is looking for a job in Brooklyn in a day camp, where should she look? TIA. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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are they still hiring? there aer several--the Y, Park slope day camp, packer, brooklyn friends, plymouth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 06:35 AM Flag
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Kims Kids [ Reply | More ]
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Red Hook pool has some kids programs too (I think.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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OP- Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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