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[ - ] Gawd how I hate Millenials. Tappy tap on their devices all day long. The worst cannot engage in the briefest of conversations, want a lollipop for completing the most mundane task, and really have no idea how to accomplish anything. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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People on their damn phones make me crazy! They are always looking at the stupid thing and walking right in front of my car, or banging into everybody getting on the subway, etc. What is so effing important?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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It's like they're on opium or something. Some research psychologist/neurologists needs to study this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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They are on Facebook and Instagram. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Im not sure if i am a millenial . ... 28 yo? but anyway... so rude when people are on their phones when they are with others for example at dinner or even getting coffee with a friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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You're describing most 40yos I know. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name the most annoying type of poster on Facebook 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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the VBA #blessed [ Reply | More ]
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The quote posters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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People who constantly post pictures of food [ Reply | More ]
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This drives me nuts. I don't want to see your food! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Moms who post selfies at the gym. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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nothing on facebook is worth being annoyed about [ Reply | More ]
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People who portray their lives as much more glamorous than reality. They're not kidding anybody. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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People who post multiple times per day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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I never look at it. Is it worth it? [ Reply | More ]
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People who "check in" all the time. No I don't care that you're at a bar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Do you allow your DC to play with nerf guns? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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really? You don't find it too violent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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No I don't and and not pa rt of the pc culture who is afraid of everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Yup. Starting around age 8 or so I think. I try to get the ones which look more toy-like and less like assault weapons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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I would if they wanted to. My nephew has a totally awesome nerf-type machine gun that shoots soft darts all over the place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Which teachers at Anderson suck? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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really, we near to publicize this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Why not? Since no teacher can be fired from public school, public opinion is the only way to make sure teachers work hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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OP, let me ask you, what are the biggest reasons a teacher sucks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Not OP: I had run into 2 teachers in public school who really suck. The first one never graded students' homework and told my DC it's ok not to finish homework. He then told me not to email him since principal made it clear that it's no teacher is under any obligation to answer emails. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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if they are counting the days until retirement - to their students. if they use all of their sick and personal days, i.e., 1-2 days out each month. if they are gone for jury duty. if they clearly don't give a crap. if kid is learning little. if there is a lot of yelling. BTDT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Which teachers at Anderson suck? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Scene in the Suburbs: Moms and Dads from the more affluent part of town, who live in large homes on larger lots, driving their kids to the less expensive parts of town with smaller homes to Trick or Treat on Halloween, because it's easier to walk from house to house in those neighborhoods than it is in their own. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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You must be listening to WNYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Scene in Park Slope Brooklyn: Hordes of kids from less affluent neighborhoods because the scene there is more fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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We get the same thing down in Bay Ridge. Big haunted walk in Owls Head park plus a lot of single family houses for trick or treating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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You need more to do, really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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That's what we are doing! Friends all coming to our neighborhood where we don't have to walk far between houses lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] How many questions wrong can DC get and score 97 on G&T for K? Anyone BTDT? Yes, I know this varies based on birth month. Looking to qualify for sibling preference. TIA! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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they have changed the weights of the tests an the test itself the past few yrs. most of us have old info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, we need to look at 2014 info only. TY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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You can get 20 questions wrong and still score 99. The most stupid test grading system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Declined a wedding invitation last week, and so far three people have called or texted to ask why I'm not going and to tell me how rude it is to decline an invitation. WTH? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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is it a family member or close friend? if so you probably owe the couple an explanation as to why you are unable to attend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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np ITDA. She only owes an explanation if she said she would attend and then changed. Replies to invitations do not require explanations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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nnp- maybe not required, no, but if a close friend or a sibling is getting married and you just reply with your regrets without explanation- people are going to ask you what the hell is up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Whose wedding is it? Are these family members? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Really? So rude of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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It is definitley not rude to decline an invitation politely and in a timely manner. But I do think that it is nice to email or call the bride/groom and briefly say you are so sorry you can't make it and you know it will be such a special day, wish them all the best etc. Don't owe them an excuse but if you have a really obvious/easy one (like your sisters wedding in london is the same weekend) then feel free to throw it in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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People are weird about weddings these days. Everyone has to go, you have to bring a gift that covers the cost per guest, it's all about the bride or couple and it's "her day"... It's too intense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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My coworker "has" to go to a cousin's destination wedding, and he is not happy about it. He swears he is not going, but it keeps coming back around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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which 3 people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Groom's mother, one of the attendants, and a friend who is going to the wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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the friend is prob just like wanting u to come for fun righT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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We eloped so we would never have to go to a wedding again unless we really wanted to. Sorry, OP. Some people just don't like to hear no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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NP: We eloped, too! But I do love going to other people's enormous weddings when I can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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So you are saying that having people come to your wedding means that you need to go to theirs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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There is some expectation of reciprocity, in terms of both celebration & support and gift-giving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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It is not rude to decline a wedding invitation in advance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for UB advice on a super minor problem: Last night, DH and I were walking in our neighborhood. 2 year-old DS asleep in stroller. Two boys (brothers) we know by sight popped out of a bush, screaming "happy Halloween" and shot a nerf gun at us. Ds woke up screaming, etc. OK, no big deal. We told them it wasn't funny and they shouldn't do it again. Would you tell parents who we vaguely know or not? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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How old are these little rascals? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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7 and 8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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If they were respectful when you reprimanded them, let it go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Yeah, they looked embarrassed. Probably getting reprimanded by adults is bad enough. Was just wondering whether parents would want to know their kids are up to shenanigans like this, but it's really not that bad. [ Reply | More ]
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why would parents allow a 7 and 8 yo out at 9pm on a school night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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It's bizarre that a 7 and 8 year old were outside alone at 9pm? Is this NYC? Suburban neighborhood? Do you really think parents didn't know where they were or what they were doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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OP: they were tooling around on their own block. Not a big deal to me. City neighborhood in another city with lots of space(i.e., houses, not apartments). They must have a lot of energy and need to run around before bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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You are hard/weird to get a read on. On the one hand it's pretty clear that you feel "better" than those other parents because "I'd want someone to tell me if my son was doing this" and you also think your own DS is WAY better behaved (and always will be) than those "slight hoolighans" who "have a lot of energy and need to run around before bed". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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On the other hand you're trying to act all cool and casual like it wasn't a big deal (you say that repeatedly), and yet you obviously stewed on it all night before you posted here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, it irritated me. But I also realize it wasn't a big deal. Those are consistent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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OP: That is the oddest misreading of what I've written I can imagine. I'm asking here because I literally don't know whether parents of 8 year old boys would want to know about this or not. The consensus seems to be "no", so "no" is what I'm going to do. For all I know, DS is going to be the neighborhood streaker when he's older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Let me ask you this: When you look into the future do you think, "I'll never buy my DS a toy weapon, too violent!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Huh? No, I don't think that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Well that's how you come across.. and it's also how you would come across if you say anything to the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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You'll be there eventually. You're still in "precious little boy mode". Don't judge the other parents or mention it, they'd think you were nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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No. They were being silly and celebrating Halloween. Don't be that mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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this. it doesn't sound malicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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what time was it? I would let this one pass given it was Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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9 pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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if their parents let them out alone at 9 pm. there are big problems in that house- sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Oh please granny [ Reply | More ]
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I am not a granny. My 7 yo is asleep at 9pm on a school night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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halloween pranksters. It will be over tomorrow, don't get your panties in a bunch. They are kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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No, I wouldn't tell. It was innocent fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Your snowflake will survive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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The snowflake fell back asleep. I don't care about that. I guess as a parent I'd want someone to tell me if my son was doing this, even if it's not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I'm sure they knew. I doubt they went out with a nerf gun and the parents didn't notice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Oh, they were just having some fun! If they'd shot a nerf right at your toddler's face, then I'd have an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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You are no fun. They were just playing Halloween pranks. If that was my kids and you told me this I would probably roll my eyes to your face and tell you to get back to me when your snowflake was 8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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LOL, yup. My thoughts exactly. I so often roll my eyes at friends with ONE very young child. They seriously have no clue. One 2 year old is nothing like two 7+8 year olds. [ Reply | More ]
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If this is such a minor problem, why are you even considering telling their parents? Why are you on UB wasting your time and energy on this minor issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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OP: OK. I think that's a consensus. Let the little guys have their fun. Fair enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] the candy corn is going away :( 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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I have 200 pieces of candy in this house. At around 3:00pm it's me against the candy. [ Reply | More ]
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How much is left? [ Reply | More ]
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its gone now :( [ Reply | More ]
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I liked to bite the little candy corns at their color lines when I was a kid but now I think candy corn is gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] District leaders look under the hood of a Success Academyhttp://ny.chalkbeat.org/2014/10/30/district-leaders-look-under-the-hood-of-a-success-academy/#.VFO_j2fzvYA Tell me what you think about SA's teaching method. (We are not interested in any political comments.) 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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"Success Academy schools have weekly book shopping sessions where kids choose books from their classroom library. There's even a special event where kids and educators bring blankets and pillows from home and all read books in the hallways." Wow, that's so unique. I wonder why every public school doesn't use those "best practices" to teach kids to read. I'm certain no other public school in NYC has thought of that, and once they do, they can have the same scores as Success Academy. [ Reply | More ]
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^^Imagine! Kids choosing their own books! What a unique idea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Book shopping is not unique. What is unique is their selection of books, which consists of fiction, non-fiction, biography, etc. The quality of books my DS got from SA is much higher than the ones my DD got from public school [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! I know my dc's classroom has non-fiction and biography, but I'm sure that every other classroom in dc's school only has those crappy Captain Underpants books from scholastic. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^I think every neighborhood public school has tossed all their non-fiction and biography books. Those teachers keep saying "only read fiction, no non-fiction allowed". That's why we need to get rid of the teacher's union -- they refuse to have non-fiction books in their library. [ Reply | More ]
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The books my DD brought home from a public school tend to be old and sometimes the level of book was marked wrong. Also, they let kids pick. So kids only pick the fiction books. I don't know if there are any non-fiction books or biography in the library. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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"In most of the school’s classrooms, clipboard-toting assistants make sure students stay on task. Standing off to the side as students work, they praise and critique at a near-constant clip. “Put the text flat on your lap,” one assistant told a student in a reading class on Thursday, taking notes. “That’s a check.” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Is this for real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Of course! THANK GOODNESS that now EVERY public school can follow those "best practices" and get those clipboard-toting assistants for their school. Our PTA is ready to hire them stat! [ Reply | More ]
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No, I mean it--this is really some of what goes on in SA? I barely ever read the posts here about it because posters on both sides seem nuts, but this caught my eye. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^I know my dc would have been a much better reader if an assistant was standing over dc in school making sure that the book was flat in dc's lap at all times. Sometimes I still see dc engrossed in a book and it's not flat in dc's lap. But now that I know what works, I will definitely remind dc to keep it flat and ask dc's teachers to keep reminding dc during the school day. [ Reply | More ]
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"Shabazz ended the morning session with a statement that underscored what stokes the interest in, and controversy around, Success Academy’s schools. Asked about his school’s test scores, Shabazz quickly pointed out that his students outperformed their peers down the hall. “No disrespect,” Shabazz said, “but just to give you a sense of the school that I share space with, I don’t think more than 3 percent of those kids passed.” [ Reply | More ]
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^^^Shabazz is a bit off in the % of kids who passed, but he is certainly right that a small % of kids did pass at PS 123. But what he didn't mention is that the first year that HSA 5 -- his school -- was open, he only had K and 1st graders and gave 14% of them out of school suspensions! And the next year, when there were K, 1st and 2nd graders, "only" 12% of the students were made to stay home at least once (and who knows how many more than once). And, not surprisingly, although 102 students started in 1st grade at his school, only 80 of them managed to take the 3rd grade exams less than 2 years later. That's 21.5% of the class MIA, but who's counting, anyway? I wonder how many of them are at that PS 123 school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think it excessive for a 28 year old couple in nyc to register on their wedding registry for frette sheets ? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
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They can register for whatever they want. It doesn't obligate any guests to buy it. [ Reply | More ]
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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Can one buy a quarter share of a sheet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Np. a sheet set can be $450 and it would be kind of rude to give a gift less than that. [ Reply | More ]
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It's rude to give a wedding gift of $450? I wish I invited you to my wedding! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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many nice weddings cost in excess of $250 per person. I don't even mean like super fancy at the pierre or something, that would be liek $1000 per person [ Reply | More ]
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It's rude to expect your guests to pony up certain dollar amounts to cover the cost of your party. [ Reply | More ]
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IT is INSANE to expect guests to "pay their plate" for me THIS assumption is the biggest tell of someone who no social elegance or class. Have a wedding you can afford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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It is not rude. It is rude to expect anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Depends on their budget and their guest's budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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What if there is a range or these two things differ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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they should have things with a range of prices. if everything is expensive, that's bad, but super expensive sheets and some more reasonably priced items is fine. and guests aren't obligated to buy off the registry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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If you know most of your guests could not afford to give you a gift on that level, it's not cool to put it on the registry. But most people (most people I know, anyway) would assume that you put a few big ticket items on there for your parents/siblings to get for you, not for everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Depends on a host of factors but is this in line with the price of most of the things they registered for or is this one of the bigger items? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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OP I think it is in-line with a lot of other stuff. The pots and pans etc they registered for are All clad copper core which are kind of expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Kind of obnoxious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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OP. it is not my registry. but why do you think people would judge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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I actually think registering for linens/bath towels etc (not to mention a well known expensive brand) is obnoxious in general. Too intimate maybe? I think it's more appropriate to register for stuff like teakettles, china etc. That is just my opinion!! But I guess these days, when many people "register" for cash for their honeymoons, sheets aren't such a big deal. lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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OP omg i so agree about the honeymoon fund thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I would not buy it, but maybe others on their guest list will [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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OP why not? bc that is not the $ amount you think is rsble for sheets? Or bc it is out of your budget of what you wanted to spend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Yeah, people are going to judge you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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OP. it is not my registry. but why do you think people would judge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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it depends on the circles you travel in. coming from working class families it would be odd, but park ave families prob the norm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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some places give you a discount to complete the registry and buy whats left. some register just to get the discount with the intent on purchasing themselves. I did this for baby registery at pottery barn kids for dc #2 and did not tell anyone I registered, but wanted the discount [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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it really depends on their backgrounds, families, friends (ie guest list), etc. There were a number of guests who gave me gifts of that value, although those who did either gave it as cash or something that did not have a limited useful life (silverware). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I think it's fine as long as there is a range of price points. FWIW - I got married this year and my MIL adamently insisted that I needed to add a lot of higher priced items because her friends would not have anything to buy us. So we added a lot more $400+ items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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OP interesting! When I got married most of my parents/in-laws friends gave us $checks. Not gifts from registry. And I am not jewish or any other ethnicity etc. Just like white east coast, i live in nyc but parents and ILs from other east coast cities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Not really. I had things a lot more expensive than that on my registry but the bulk of items were in the $100-200 range and few below that too. Sometimes people go in on a more expensive present together or sometimes your parents or their friends like to get these higher price point items. If however, they themselves could never afford those sheets nor could most of their guests, then it is bad form. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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You sound jealous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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OP , no . I have frette sheets :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Kaci I does not have to be quarantined. New ruling. She is free to roam. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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link? [ Reply | More ]
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Good, perhaps some of the other 50-100 doctors/nurses who returned should receive some attention relative to Kaci's threat to the bears in rural Maine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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They should just not worry about it and let all of them come back with no restrictions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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This cunt will have a brief career on the lecture circuit, then will be unemployable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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A judge reviewed the state's case, and an American citizen will not be imprisoned without trial. And that's the way the system is supposed to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Finally, reason prevails. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Friends invited us to Vail in December. My dh doesn't ski and doesn't want to go. Won't there be other fun things to do? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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If everybody else skies, he might feel left out. Does he like to read and/or cook? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Yes hiking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Is there snow on the ground at that time or just on the mountain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Snowshoeing! Or he should take a beginner ski or board lesson. If he can't find a way to entertain himself in Vail, there's something wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Whose kids are going to the party at the bensimones house tongiht 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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+1 ds is going.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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What is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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I heard it is a big pot party and everyone gets naked! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone try corset? Is it really uncomfortable? I need to wear it for 3 hours. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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for like a bondage thing? I think it's SUPPOSED to be uncomfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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for like a bondage thing? I think it's SUPPOSED to be uncomfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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Not uncomfortable if it is correctly fitted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] DD (turns 15 in March) is 5'5 1/2" and no period yet. Dad is 6'0" and I am 5'9". How tall will DD be? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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5'7" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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Is she very thin? Or a runner? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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OP mesomorph build, nationally-ranked athlete. I was late, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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In which sport? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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OP Aquatics, sorry not more specific [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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It's not a perfect science. Estimates based on mom & dad's heights are just guesstimates - kids can end up taller or shorter. Have you asked her doctor about the delayed period? It may be totally normal, but it just sounds really late. [ Reply | More ]
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OP Doc said no problem with lateness, since I was too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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My best friend growing up didn't get hers until she was nearly 15yo. At 12yo, she was barely 5' tall, but grew later in HS to be 5'7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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At what age did you reach your full height? How much did you grow after age 15? Sadly, I was done at 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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OP I just cannot recall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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np I think I was done at 12! But I'm a shortie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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I've heard that girls typically grow about 2 more inches after they start their period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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+1 this was my experience too and I am also 5'9" and dad is 6'4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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I think that's true. The early girls often end up short even if they're relatively tall at first menses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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i think she'll be at least as tall as you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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You are not alone. My DD didn't get her period until she was 16. I think your DD will be your height - 5'9". I have two DDs. One is the same height as me, and the other is 3 inches taller than I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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That's how tall I was at her age and am 5'8" now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] "Schadenfreude" ….perfect word to describe some friends and even some family when ever things are not going well, BUT if its going great they think you are bragging when clearly you are happy and want to share it with others. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.31.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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this deserves a csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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I though it meant when people take pleasure in others' misfortune [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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I make my life sound worse when I'm talking to certain family/friends. As if I can't be happy in front of them because their life is harder. What the heck is that called? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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yep, exactly! I am fortunate enough to be financially comfortable and I always feel like I can't be happy with even things like buying a place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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What are you sharing with others? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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I think it is a fine line between sharing success and bragging. I remember someone posting here asking if they could tell friends about their dh's big promotion without bragging and I didn't reply but was surprised that people thought it was okay. It can be, but only in a certain context, like when the subject comes up. Here's an example: It is bragging if your dd gets into Harvard and you immediately call all your friends and post it on Facebook. But if someone asks you where your daughter is going to school and you answer truthfully "She's going to Harvard, she's really excited about it", then that isn't bragging. Same with work: If someone asks you how dh's work is going and you say "great, he just got a big promotion", that's okay. But making a big announcement about it seems a bit over the top. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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I think it is a fine line between sharing success and bragging. I remember someone posting here asking if they could tell friends about their dh's big promotion without bragging and I didn't reply but was surprised that people thought it was okay. It can be, but only in a certain context, like when the subject comes up. Here's an example: It is bragging if your dd gets into Harvard and you immediately call all your friends and post it on Facebook. But if someone asks you where your daughter is going to school and you answer truthfully "She's going to Harvard, she's really excited about it", then that isn't bragging. Same with work: If someone asks you how dh's work is going and you say "great, he just got a big promotion", that's okay. But making a big announcement about it seems a bit over the top. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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^^sorry for double post [ Reply | More ]
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