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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:15 PM

How would you describe my kid with the following details?

Our son is six years old. He's not very good at following instructions our putting something together with a set of blocks, even he looks at the picture. But if you leave him alone with those blocks, he can put together the nicest, most intricate "buildings imaginable. How does one interpret this?

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Reply How would you describe my kid with the following details? (Original post)
RandySF Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #2
ElbarDee Jan 2013 #15
Moondog Jan 2013 #3
harmonicon Jan 2013 #11
OffWithTheirHeads Jan 2013 #4
seabeyond Jan 2013 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #6
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #16
Brigid Jan 2013 #7
Downwinder Jan 2013 #8
femmocrat Jan 2013 #9
harmonicon Jan 2013 #10
kath Jan 2013 #12
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #13
MissMillie Jan 2013 #14
UncleYoder Jan 2013 #17
TrogL Jan 2013 #18
seabeyond Jan 2013 #22
ismnotwasm Jan 2013 #19
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #20
Orrex Jan 2013 #21
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #23
sarge43 Jan 2013 #24

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:19 PM

1. Creativity

Don't let some school teacher take that away by forcing him into a box. Our daughter exhibited some exceptional math skills until she was forced to use the method the teacher dictated in the fourth grade. She was ruined in math from that point.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:19 PM

2. He's a typical 6yo kid?

Sounds like my nephew!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:50 AM

15. yup. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:20 PM

3. He is using the other side

of his brain.

Really. Look it up.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:43 PM

11. If you look it up, you'll...

find that the whole left/right brain thing is a gross oversimplification of the truth and basically has nothing to do with how people operate in day-to-day life. We all have complete brains because we all use all of our brains.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:21 PM

4. The kid thinks outside the blocks. He is probably cursed with

 

A higher than average intelligence. God help him. This country is not a good place to be smart in.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:26 PM

5. 5, my sons kindergarten teacher had me come in for a sit and watch. and then gave me a book

 

on four different types of thinking. it was kick ass interesting.

if you read, i will put the effort in finding the title of the book.

i watch son. teacher had instructions 1., 2., 3., 4. across the board in reading fashion. left to right. son would start at three.

he is NOT a sequential thinker.

long division was a mess for him. it is this then this then this. he would loose his was and never be able to find his way back.

in math, he had to be told 3, 4, 5 different ways of seeing the problem before it would hit.

and.... he has a skyrocket iq

when he was about 4 and he was walking to me i held out hand, palm flat out to him and said STOP. and kept palm out. 8 steps to me before he processed the hand and word. to this day (he is 17) i will point at something in the sky and he will look everywhere. he does not look at my hand to see where i am pointing.

the brain is a wonderful thing that is totally unique and the best time for me in parenting was watching and learning the way kids brains worked.

i dont know why your son is like that.

but, .... fun.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:27 PM

6. he has imagination. he is intuitive and god help him they will try to kill his soul. -

they will beat down the rough edges and force him into a round hole.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:52 AM

16. Yup.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:32 PM

7. I think Moondog is right.

He is thinking differently than the writers of those instructions. I hope he doesn't lose that.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:44 PM

8. You are in for it now.

He is a teen already.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:09 PM

9. He has good spacial skills.

And he is creative. I'm an art teacher and I can't follow written directions to save my life. I learn best through demonstration, then doing. Maybe he will be artistic or inventive.

On edit: Since school is all about "following directions" these days, he could be in for some difficulty. Our teach-to-the-test mentality does not favor children with different ways of learning. Just make his teachers aware of any special adaptations, if necessary.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:42 PM

10. He likes blocks?

I don't know... most kids do. Just seems normal to me.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:07 AM

12. He would probably be a good kid to homeschool.

The schools may well beat him down, forcing him to be exactly like everyone else.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:16 AM

13. Has he had a Hearing test? eom

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:47 AM

14. non-conformist

not exactly fun for the parents, but may serve him well some day.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:10 AM

17. Maddening.

 

Our son refused to be lectured to. Didn't see the need to turn in homework assignments. Only kid the
AP Calculus teacher ever had that got a D in his course but scored a 5 on the AP Calc test for college.
Still marches to a different drummer, but will graduate from OSU this year.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:25 PM

18. I have a son like that

Can't sequence to save his ass. Diagnosed ADD as a result but that's not the real problem.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:34 PM

22. Can't sequence to save his ass

 

posted above. me, too. did you have yours tested? i did not. we just say he has a fuzzy brain. and over the years worked at finding tools for him to use to make it work.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:30 PM

19. Future engineer

As long as he's keeping up, ( more or less) he might just be a different drummer type in how he learns.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:31 PM

20. As a six year old kid. Leave him alone.

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:34 PM

21. Is he a southpaw, by any chance?

If so, then you should probably start punishing his sinful left-handedness immediately, before it's too late!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:26 PM

23. He's very intuitive. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:43 PM

24. Independent n/t

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