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by Fluffy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: How to tell if a child is gifted?
Replies: 1722
Views: 390423

My dd1 was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder when she was about 9yo. It was a real struggle and very painful to find out and yet finding out was liberating, as we knew what the problem was and could help her accordingly. DD1 is 13 now and she has come a long way, improving so much over th...
by Fluffy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: How to tell if a child is gifted?
Replies: 1722
Views: 390423

Like many of you, I used to spend the night crying and day asking why do I have such a difficult child to handle. As I learn more of his condition and lower my expectation, my son is happier and I am happier. I hope all of you parents who are going through the same experiences not to be discouraged ...
by Fluffy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: How to tell if a child is gifted?
Replies: 1722
Views: 390423

My son who is now in Sec 2, is an Aspeger's Syndrome child and only diagnosed and confirmed in end May of Pri5. When he was transferred to GEP program and in a new school, he was not able to cope with the new environment. No friends because he did not know how to socialise, seldom hand in homework a...
by Fluffy
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: Raffles Institution (Year 1-4)
Replies: 6864
Views: 1515012

Hi, I have been away for past weeks and :imsorry: for not thanking all of fellow parents out there earlier who have been so supportive and understanding. Really appreciate your kind words. :thankyou: You have given me strength to continue to believe in my son and guide him, ensuring he will one day ...
by Fluffy
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: Raffles Institution (Year 1-4)
Replies: 6864
Views: 1515012

It is so sad to hear students and parents making judgement on other children about their intelligence level and the need to engage tutors despite being in a top school. There is a parent from RI who had to engage tutors for almost all the subjects for their son because this boy is a special needs ch...
by Fluffy
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: How to work with children with no interest in studying
Replies: 19
Views: 5528

Parents have to do what is necessary for the child, even though it may be drastic. Remove all access from computers and ban all forms of electronic games. P3 is not still not too late. By the time the boy is over 18 years old, it will be hopeless. I agreed with Tamarind! My son almost became addict...
by Fluffy
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Children Suicide Cases
Replies: 229
Views: 86899

Coincidentally today, I spoke to a friend who mentioned to me about the Seng Kang's student case. She also pointed out there are alot of children's suicide cases not reported in the newspaper. I agreed because my husband's ex colleague's son jumped down from his home last year at age of 12. No repor...
by Fluffy
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: Why do you have to be like the others?
Replies: 31
Views: 7965

The top few students should spend more time developing in other areas which they are interested in, like arts, music, sports, etc. They should also gain a wide range of knowledge, instead of spending all their time doing countless assessment books of the same subject, just so that they can get perf...
by Fluffy
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: Why do you have to be like the others?
Replies: 31
Views: 7965

I am surprised that there are primary schools still adopting the ranking of all the students. I thought that school only practise rewarding top few students in class or cohort. I think this is healthy to encourage other students to work harder and to recognise students' efforts. It is quite unhealth...
by Fluffy
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Holiday Ideas
Topic: Europe Trip
Replies: 243
Views: 71025

My advice if you have young kids please do not to join group tour that include 3 countries in a short 10 days. It requires early morning departure each morning and going back to hotel late at night just to cover many places within the short period. Lack of sleep and rest for both adults and children...