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Only 604 more days until SD turns 18....

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She will (hopefully) be out of high school by the time she turns 18 seeing as she is supposed to graduate at the end of May 2020, BUT I highly doubt that will happen. I also highly doubt she will comply with our rules which are to be in college within 6 months or find a full-time and move out (assuming she graduates) OR become a 2nd year senior OR get her GED. I have a very good feeling that she will choose to move in with her mom (or in her words myyy mommmmy). Dear Lord, please please let this happen!! I hope she gets her HS Diploma, but go!

OT - Gifted 7th graders are suddenly not doing and/or turning in homework - HELP!

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All of a sudden this year my gifted 7th graders (13 year olds) have lost their damn minds! They are either lying to me and telling me they don't have homework or doing it and then NOT turning it in. I have done tons of research and this seems very common for children this age, but it is really disappointing and angering me. Has anyone else dealt with this? What did you say and/or do to help? Did the child(ren) eventually outgrow this phase.

Hoping for the best during Hurricane Irma

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We are right in the path, but not freaking out too bad yet. However, I'm already dreading the possibility of losing power and having to suffer through, dog knows how many hours, of SD15 interaction. On normal days, we only see her at dinner time for the most part, but if the power goes out and her electronics stop working, we will have to interact. I think I would rather take my chances outside!