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  • Maratea Cantarella
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    This topic is about whatever is on your mind. Have a question you want to ask other members?  What is some parenting challenge you are facing right now? Do you have a great new resource you want to share with others? This is the place!

  • claudiab02769@yahoo.com
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    I have twin daughters. B is neurotypical and A is Twice Exceptional. We spend so much time taking A to doctors, therapists, going to meetings, helping with schoolwork…I worry that B is getting pushed to the side and will begin to resent the situation. Does anyone have thoughts about how to help B know she is special and appreciated?

  • Jenny Black
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    what i do is spend about 10 minutes each night, usually after dinner, with my nt kid doing whatever she wants. So not hw or chores – just something fun that THEY want to do. My partner and I will also split up the kids on weekends and spend one on one time with each of the them, so they are the focus.

    • Martha Yasso
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      I make “dates” with my kids so each child gets uninterrupted attention. It’s not always easy, bit it helps.

  • cmporter16@gmail.com
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    Our child (age 7) was recently diagnosed with ADD and demonstrates significant gifts in math. However, his school is focused on improving his behavior. I enrolled my son in a supplemental math class and get a similar response from the instructor. Ironically, it is 1-1 because of the number of students. In both situations it appears that the instructors are unable to move past behavior. Behavior is important, but when my son is engaged and productive, his behavior improves. I’d appreciate any advice. Thank you.

    • Maratea Cantarella
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      What kinds of behaviors is your son demonstrating? Are they the same in both settings? Do the teachers in each setting understand what your son’s challenges are? Do you have strategies at home to get him engaged? Since our kids are all so different it is helpful to know a little more specifics.

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