geekery, parenting, autism
slightly demonic? I think I've heard my 11 yr old refer to her 4 yr old sister in that manner...
Not demonic at all .... just a very smart little girl! Cognitive skills outstripping social / self-regulation skills. Or as we say, executive function....I wish you a happy happy time out there in the desert.
Thrilled for all of you!! Enjoy every minute!!
Yay a couple times over!
:)@liz, she has had far too much positive reinforcement of negative behaviors from well-meaning people who are afraid to assert themselves with other peoples' children while I've been distracted with her brother. Defiance is her standard. I am not liking it. And I am feeling guilty about being so frequently distracted and allowing the monster-making to happen.Not denying she is smart. Asked her how she knew her basic mathematical operations and fractions, she learned them last year at preschool, duh Mommy!Sometimes I am very afraid of her.
Respectful disagreement encouraged.