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[ - ] I assume 4th grade is going to be a pressure cooker after these ELA test scores. He scored a 3. However u need a 4 he was two points away from a 4 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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You know that you're setting a horrible example for your son he observes that you are too lazy to spell out "you." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Vanilla ISIS ISIS baby 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Does NYS still require regents for High school students? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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Yes, if Public School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] New To Zipcar ! Got my card and I am making my first reservation I have some questions ...is there any way to see what year the cars are ? It looks like most of the photos people use are from a brand new car catalog. Are there any reviews like its cleanliness or anything I am not seeing. It basically gives me the car, location & price. nothing more. is this correct or am I just not doing it correctly ? TIA! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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All of them are pretty new [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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There are only a select number of cars you're going to want to use because of distance. I would just walk by and look at them. The conditions are usually good (low mileage, kept clean). Go walk around to see what is in your neighborhood and what you like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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You can't see the car and the car you get is not always the one they bring to you. If you are doing Zip car, they are similar to rental cars but maybe not as new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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They have been clean when I rented [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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NP: Zipcar charges a cleaning fee if the last customer leaves it dirty or with crumbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:40 PM Flag
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In my area, it specifically shows me what is nearby. And since you park them in the same spot as you take them from, you should be able to walk over to see what any car looks like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Spin off from the friend who is judgemental post. How willing/able are you to change? What would be your response if someone told you that you talk too much or complain too much? Would you cut them out? Be responsive to the feedback? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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I'd reflect on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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....and then I would cut them off. Once you start sounding like my mother, it's Das Boot for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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I'm very willing to change and solicit feedback but friends and family that don't do the same usually get the fade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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I think I'd want to know if a *good* friend found me overly negative. I hope they'd find a way to say it with sensitivity/compassion/real willingness to be friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] where can i go with my toddler this weekend? 3 yo. 1-2 nights, no driving or flying. is that possible so late in the game? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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Anything is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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Amtrak plus taxi to any place, really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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Train and taxi. Take New Jersey Transit to the Trenton Train Station and take a SEPTA bus or a cab to Sesame Place. Sesame Place is located 10 minutes west of Trenton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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Spring Lake in NJ. You can take the train there. Take the train to Washington DC or better yet to Philly and go to the Touch museum or Boston. We went there recently and the Acela takes you right into the back bay. My DD loved the make way for ducklings statues and swan ride in the commons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] So annoying. On vacation with my six and two year old and inlaws. We are across the country from our home. Kids cranky and jet lagged. My husband and mother in law keep trying recreate vacations of the past. Kids are too young and also not interested in the same things. Today I dealt with two meltdowns from both kids because neither would listen to me that it's time to go. Instead both look at me like I'm the bitch while my kids fall apart. About to put my foot down and say no more to this vacation until kids are old enough to ask to go. Rant over. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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Don't say it. Just do it. Meaning next time a vacation comes up asks the kids then and go from there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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OP: I'm always the last to know when we are going. My husband will coordinate with his mother, buy plane tickets and then tell me about it. My BIL is feed up as well so we might band together and override this madness. They have kids in the same age range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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WTF. that is insane. Tell your husband not to plan for you and the kids without discussing with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:43 PM Flag
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What are they doing that's so age inappropriate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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Depends on what kind of vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone recommend SAT tutors in NYC 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Today is the year anniversary that Peter Thiel/Hulk Hogan killed the greatest blog every. RIP Gawker, we hardly knew thee. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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Gawker killed itself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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No fucking way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:27 PM Flag
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I miss it too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:26 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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Gawker was terrifically trashy reading, but they screwed me and my family once by printing a false story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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They did a lot of irresponsible reporting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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OP: Two things that they reported on that I found malicious/unnecessary 1) the girl from the media company who pooed on the Boat House's white sofa during Fox's upfronts party and 2) the (closeted) Gay Exec who was by no means a public figure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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That last one was terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] I see a lot of posts about kids having to change schools, i.e. they were miserable etc. What do you think of a situation where a kid grows up from Kindergarten in the same peer group in a burb such as Scarsdale , Westport etc. i.e.: knowing the same kids throughout, but having enough variety to not be bored. Do you think kids like this also get miserable ? in other words, what reasons does a kid want to leave a school. Obviously bullying would be a big one, but what else ? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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I think teens can be miserable in any environment. Maybe they dont feel like they fit in. Maybe they were a little too "fast" at some point and developed a reputation. Maybe the school is a pressure cooker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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Something which can't be fixed because it is part of the culture of the school. Just like joining a company. Company X can make something in a supportive, collegial environment. Company Y can make the same things but through constant politics and backbiting. Political types will do great in Company Y, apolitical types should be in Company X. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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There are groups and after school programs with different cultures [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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I know a few kids who were counseled out of Brearley and Trinity and are now miserable, in spite of doing better academically at other schools. They feel like they were too dumb for the difficult school, and no amount of success in their new school can get that out of their minds. It's sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:24 PM Flag
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thats sad..can schools do that? Do you have to comply? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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I left my childhood day school (prek-9) after 8th grade because I could not stand to look at the same 22 people I had been with since k. I wanted variety and adventure and new experiences. Off to prep school I went and never looked back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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in all honesty, I am the youngest of 4 so I had been exposed to all sorts of fun people through my older brothers and I wanted more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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Same or or new? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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Same or new what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:34 PM Flag
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Original responder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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ohhhh yes..OR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] When is it too late to start piano lessons 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:14 PM Flag
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Never. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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+1. There was a retired lady taking classes with my son's teacher. She performed at the recital and I loved her playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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ugh. I HATED piano. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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Practicing is very tedious, but once you try to find a way to keep it fun - the joy of playing and sounding great outweighs it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:26 PM Flag
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Never started at 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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I officially started around age 8-9 and wish I had started earlier. I did manage to learn a great deal and kept it going all the way through HS (was recommended for Juilliard but I opted for pre-law at a regular college instead), but I remember doing NYSSMA competitions and other competitors had started lessons as early as 5-6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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NOvember [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does newspaper work well for cleaning streak free windows ? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Because it doesn't shed lint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Why doesn't it make the windows dirty with newsprint? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Gratitude post. I'm very thankful that I can grocery shop for whatever we need and I don't worry about prices as I'm filling my cart. What's your small piece of gratitude today? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:09 PM Flag
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I'm grateful that I can call the office and tell them any time that I have to work from home (today I had to have the AC fixed). Very understanding environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:10 PM Flag
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Mine is the same. We had home-grown food and plenty of it but not much store bought. I love being able to buy any ingredients I want now and cook more interesting meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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I"m grateful that when our son was miserable in one school we had the resources to change schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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That I have a job that I enjoy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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I took my kids swimming and sat there watching them play and giggle with a book in my hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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After 3 years on reddit I finally got 8000 likes and triple gold for a throwaway comment I made yesterday. YESSSSSS imaginary internet points really are the shit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:14 PM Flag
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That there is a show called 90 Day Fiance. May it air for many, many, many seasons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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I am grateful for my dh and his tireless work ethic. He amazes me every single day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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So that you can spend his money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:24 PM Flag
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Boom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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It's their money if they are married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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Oh honey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:43 PM Flag
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Nope, so I can smile about how brilliant he is. We are middle of the road wealthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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I'm grateful that I can see health specialist the same day I call. So many reasons to be grateful there: flexible schedule, disposable income, supportive people, available professional [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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Healthy family. and kids seem well adjusted (so far) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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That I'm sober and had a support system who helped me get there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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Rehab mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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No, not "the" Rehab mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:42 PM Flag
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Not nice. And good fo you that you are sober :) [ Reply | More ]
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NOt being mean. There was a lovely woman who was in rehab and I wondered if it was the same lady. I'd never mock a disease or addiction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:48 PM Flag
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What a nice post - with all the hateful crap that I read on here day in day out, it's nice to see good people on here! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:44 PM Flag
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I'm grateful that my ds is happy and doing well in his first job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O trying to make kid shower after the beach post. If it is late, who cares about a shower? Just wash hands, wipe off sand and maybe wipe down face and go to sleep. what is really going to happen over night without a shower after the beach? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:08 PM Flag
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It is pretty disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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whats so disgusting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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Seriously, what do you do at the beach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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the beaches I go to seem relatively clean ... but even then, a little dirt is good for the immune system [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:34 PM Flag
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Are you serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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yes if it is 9pm, I would skip bath [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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I would except that I wouldn't want to drag sand into the bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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Because the child doesn't want to shower? Who's in charge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Sand gets in hair and in all parts of the body. If you're not washing the bedclothes, then by all means, you do what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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The father should have told the kid to shower. Absolutely. Bad parenting to allow dc to go to bed gross and allow him to make decisions at 8 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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Bad parenting to have a fight about the child in front of the child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Right. If dad had parented like he should have, there would have been no fight. Failure on his part. Second failure was making the SM responsible, because dad should know she will be hated for disciplining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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Bad parenting was coming home so late the DC was exhausted. Dc gets so so tired sometimes, I can see skipping the shower if it was too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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JFC - he wasn't exhausted per OP; he's 8 and it was 9pm, hardly the witching hour. I'm with the stepmom, he needed a shower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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I didn't read the original post but only you know your child. Even at 8pm my 7yo can be falling asleep on the dining table and crying if I tried to make him take a shower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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It sounded like he was awake, playing on a device and, like most 8yo boys, just didn't want to shower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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It just seems like such a small deal. Don't argue about it. Let it go. The kid's not going to die and you can wash sheets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:40 PM Flag
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x1,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:44 PM Flag
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OK, so the kid showers in the morning and washes his own sheets. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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So, he's old enough to do his own laundry, but not take a 5 minute shower at 9pm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:47 PM Flag
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He's certainly old enough to do both, but this is not the hill I would die on if he flopped into bed and fell asleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:49 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I access dc test results? No word from the school. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:03 PM Flag
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Log in to the DOE parent portal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:05 PM Flag
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Why would you hear from the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Some parent coordinators give parents a heads up the results are out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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Our PA did that. Our Parent Coordinator is in Amsterdam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] DDs are 3 and 5 and we live in SF which has become so unfriendly to children. You don't see many of them in places like grocery stores so I feel like I get dirty looks. My girls are not the "seen but not heard" types but they're not running around throwing things either or having tantrums. They're just somewhat loud and like to be silly. Would you tell your kids to be quiet and behave or let them be how they are when in public? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:01 PM Flag
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You are lying. I live in SF too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:05 PM Flag
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There have been many articles on this issue in SF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:06 PM Flag
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Maybe some neighborhoods are more kid-friendly than others [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:07 PM Flag
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I tell my kids to be quiet usually in public places, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The key is not stressing out that you must please everyone around you every minute of your outing in public. Expecting friendly faces all around you is putting too much pressure on your well being. Oftentimes it doesn't matter how well behaved the kids are, sometimes people are annoyed just for no reason at all, kids or no kids and will appear mean-spirited because they are having a bad day, has nothing to do with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:07 PM Flag
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Come to the peninsula! There are kids everywhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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If they are loud it's understandable people get annoyed. Or in other words - if this is happening a lot, it's probably worth reflecting on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:45 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.22.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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There are no children in grocery stores in SF? [ Reply | More ]
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