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comment How can I tell if my child is truly gifted or just bright?
I don't have time to write a good answer, but don't feel alone - this is something many parents worry about and there are many, many resources to help you. Here's a good place to start: oedb.org/ilibrarian/…
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comment How can I tell if my child is truly gifted or just bright?
At this stage of your child's development, "a 2 year old" isn't accurate enough to gauge giftedness. Providing an age in months might help others more accurately guide you.
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comment How do you explain to a five year-old what energy is?
@bjb568 For a five year old, the explanation suffices. They will learn soon enough that energy is converted to other forms of energy. Still, I'll add a few more words to satisfy you. Please consider adding your own answer, it appears you have some insight into this topic.
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comment How do you explain to a five year-old what energy is?
@bjb568 I thought it was clear enough (my children seem ok with it) but I've shortened that phrase for you.
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comment Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?
@rumtscho I've defined detrimental in the question, then dismissed it and asked instead "Have worse outcomes in life". Are you asking me to define what a successful adult is? I'd love some studies, but I'm guessing that long term studies of this are rare, so I've left the question open to personal experience as well. But there are a myriad of other long term studies that do try to correlate adult outcomes with childhood experiences and try to understand which experiences produce a better adult outcome, so I didn't expect I'd have to define what "worse outcome" meant.
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comment Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?
@Joe I don't mind personal experience, and the title is intended to bring interested user to the question rather than pose the entire question. I feel the last sentence in the post is sufficient for my needs.
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comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
@anorton My understanding is that it is a belief layered over ones existing Christian faith, and does itself not call for the abuse of children. Perhaps understanding the level and rate of abuse and comparing it to child abuse within Christianity or other faiths would help us to understand if the quiver full movement itself was abusive. I've read some of these stories, and save for the differences of a large family it appears they could have been written about many fundamentalist households inside and outside Christianity. Perhaps if you linked to some official teachings that espouse abuse.