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August 6th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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When I was in school, Teresa and I were almost held back in the first grade. We had problems in elementary school until about third grade and then we started doing well. We were honor roll students from about third grade on.

My question is do you think your kids may be late bloomers?

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August 6th, 2007, 10:31 AM
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With my daughter,I always see the glass half-full and that she's a late bloomer. I don't want to think of what her life would be like if I listened to what some have said about her. Her ESE teachers have told me to ignore how she tests, she will eventually catch up.
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August 6th, 2007, 03:37 PM
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I think my daughter is, not sure about my son yet.
I believe some kids just need more time to mature before academic standards are put on them, but society is sheeple.
(lol I got that term of another mesage board! meaning-people sheep)
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August 6th, 2007, 06:15 PM
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LOL @ sheeple! I'll have to remember that one!
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August 8th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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I think my daughter is, not sure about my son yet.
I believe some kids just need more time to mature before academic standards are put on them, but society is sheeple.
(lol I got that term of another mesage board! meaning-people sheep)[/b]
It seems like I have heard that term before. I tend to agree with you. On the other hand, I think that having some guidelines or standards to measure things with helps. It is hard to know where your kids should be (or could be) without them.
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I often wish our system was like Finland. There they don't start school till 7, so there is no expectations put on young kids who may not yet be ready for academics. I have also read they have one of the highest literacy ratings, so no standards for young kids does not affect anything.
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August 8th, 2007, 06:49 PM
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This reminds me of the book Leo the Late Bloomer. I think my daughter is a late bloomer, BUT she also has definite learning difficulties that maturity will never overcome. She learns differently and will always have to use techniques to overcome her difficulties.
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This reminds me of the book Leo the Late Bloomer. I think my daughter is a late bloomer, BUT she also has definite learning difficulties that maturity will never overcome. She learns differently and will always have to use techniques to overcome her difficulties.[/b]

I love that book! I think my daughter sounds like yours. She goes to a beat of a different drummer in the way she learns.
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This reminds me of the book Leo the Late Bloomer. I think my daughter is a late bloomer, BUT she also has definite learning difficulties that maturity will never overcome. She learns differently and will always have to use techniques to overcome her difficulties.[/b]

I love that book! I think my daughter sounds like yours. She goes to a beat of a different drummer in the way she learns.
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I was just thinking that, too. My daughter is 12.
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August 10th, 2007, 06:36 AM
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I often wish our system was like Finland. There they don't start school till 7, so there is no expectations put on young kids who may not yet be ready for academics. I have also read they have one of the highest literacy ratings, so no standards for young kids does not affect anything.[/b]
That is really interesting. I didn't know that. I am going to have to look into this just so I can share it with my dh. It makes me feel a lot better about my kid's education and much more optimisitic. I have noticed my son seems to be picking things up more now that he is seven.
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This reminds me of the book Leo the Late Bloomer. I think my daughter is a late bloomer, BUT she also has definite learning difficulties that maturity will never overcome. She learns differently and will always have to use techniques to overcome her difficulties.[/b]
I have never heard of this book. I am going to have to look into it. I am assuming it is a kid's book?
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August 10th, 2007, 03:38 PM
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heres something I found- http://www.teachers.tv/comment/reply/4978
I am guessing you already know of the Moores and delayed academics? http://www.amazon.com/Better-Late-Than-Ear...n/dp/0883490498
adding this link- http://www.moorefoundation.com/article.php?id=3
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