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[ - ] Anyone else excited for Mad Men tonight? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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meh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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Me, me, me! Lasts week's episode was awful, but love the show, hoping they will tie up some threads in the last few episodes.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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Don is so sleazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Watching The Overnighters on Netflix. Tens of thousands of Americans going to North Dakota for middle class wages that require no college. $15/hour min wage. One guy says: "guys with 10 felonies are getting more than $100,000 / year". LOL 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Good for them, really. I think those ND oil jobs make for pretty rough living though. Kind of like the Alaskan pipeline in the '80's. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are the top 5 private schools in NYC? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Coed? [ Reply | More ]
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Spence, Brearley, Chapin, Collegiate, Trunity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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*Trinity [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] spiritual moms: I am trying to have more of a spiritual life, and am learning to pray, meditate, etc? Not looking for a specific religion but not against it either- just trying to find a " god" -- lots of life issues happening, sn child, crumbling marriage, elderly mother.... any suggestions? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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What does spiritual mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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Going to church is the best. Set time, set place and nice people to help you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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Find a Christian church, one of the more soulful ones. I am not a Christian and I joined during divorce. [ Reply | More ]
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I like a practice that also has rituals throughout the year as well as a community. For that reason I go to church, it is also the religion that I grew up in. I think it's nice to find an open group with a leader of some sort that you can use for guidance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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I am a Catholic so I recommend my church [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Planning a sleepover party for my 6th grade DD. Do girls still sleep on the rug in sleeping bags (like they did when I was 12)? Or do they expect a bed or a mattress or something? DD's older brother had a sleepover in 6th grade and some of the guys seemed kind of confused by sleeping on the rug. What do people do these days? These are NYC kids. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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On the floor in sleeping bags [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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Sleeping bags on the floor. Maybe the guys hadn't done sleep overs before? Floor is fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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A setup like this should work... https://nicolek13.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/sc00262faea.jpeg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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OP- At my son's sleepover, one kid showed up without a sleeping bag or even a blanket and pillow, so I think maybe his parents assumed he'd be sleeping in a bed. Several of them wanted to sleep on the couch. I honestly don't think they'd ever slept on the floor or camped out in a sleeping bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Weird. WTF. But I guess on the invitation you should specify, "Please bring a pillow and sleeping bag." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYD: Career change Mom here- If you got into a 12-month accelerated bsn nursing program in another state, would you go? Would you have dh move with you, or would you commute/do long distance for the 12-months? My current career is journalism and it's dead. We really need the income, I've done the pre-recs and been accepted, this program is a 10-hour drive or a 2 hour flight away. Or wait and reapply next cycle somewhere closer to home? I'm 32 years old, no dcs, husband is an engineer. 150k hhi but very high cost of living area. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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I already have a BA in another field which is why I was eligible for the 12-month bsn program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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I would wait and apply closer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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Yeah, I probably will do that. But dh is starting to resent me for not earning more in the meantime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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Hmmm, that's unfortunate. I know a lot of journos still in denial about their field. your DH should be psyched that you are not in denial and trying to make a change. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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THIS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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Uh-that's lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Yeah. However where we live is extremely expensive and it's been wearing on him being the sole earner. I'd probably be resentful, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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Go. Even if you get pregnant, you'll be 3/4 of the way through school when you deliver. If you plan to get pregnant, just do it so you deliver after graduation. Kudos on the new career! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to not have 2 households? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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I don't think so, where I got into school (North Carolina) is very cheap, with student housing it will probably be very cheap. Also then he could keep our apartment which is rent controlled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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If no DCs, of course, go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Go no, life is moving on, don't hesitate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Do you want to ultimately live where this program is located? If yes, then DH should start looking for a job there. If not, then go and do the LDR thing for a year and then move back with DH to find a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Recent Public Education Report in NY says "99 percent of teachers were rated effective, while just 36 percent of students are proficient in math and 31 percent in English." ... I wonder if that seems weird. Should teachers and their rating have any connection to the students they are educating ? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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depends on the group of kids. some are very teachable and others, not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Some yes. It's multifauceted. There are a million students. They come from all sorts of backgrounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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It's way more complicated than that. First of all, the proficiency standards are changing, and second of all, kids in the NY public school system have all kinds of stuff going on outside school - English language learners, poverty, SN...etc. This obsession with teacher quality and test scores, teacher quality and test scores, NOTHING ELSE IS A FACTOR, over and over, is a very obtuse way of trying to attack these problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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The teachers are fine, the kids aren't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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I grew up in the "real" part of the Bronx. Most teachers were shitty. Most kids were shitty. It was an all around bad place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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RM would have a field day with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Do you consider a teacher "effective" if the school gets rid of any student the teacher can't teach? Would you start wondering if half the students disappeared and weren't replaced? If you think that is all fine and hunky dory, well then you are Andrew Cuomo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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These numbers are summary across all schools !! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I am not talking in any more detail than that simple way we think. 99 percent of our teachers are effective ... in what ? In getting just 30 odd percent of our kids proficient in two most important topic ! Are readily accepting this incongruous rating system ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm jealous of your typically developing child 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Oh. Hugs to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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what's wrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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You don't want to know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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SLP here. I work in special Ed. I've seen many, many kids, with the right support, come into their own and do fine. Hugs. Any specific questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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I hear ya. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Awww. Have you tried the SN forum at youbemom.com? They are (very much) unlike the regular forum, very supportive, lots of New Yorkers. I have a non NT child and go there often when I'm freaking out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. My DC had an awful medical issue that we weren't sure was going to resolve for 2 years. I was also jealous of other moms with healthy kids. Sorry if you are in a chronic situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:36 AM Flag
[ - ] HOW DO I GET DH TO STOP FUCKING HUMMING ALL THE TIME?? he says it calms him down 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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Lol. I'm so sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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ear plugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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If that's the way he calms down... I would learn how to deal. Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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Uh, yeah, that's why I'm in the other room not saying jack shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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OMG! Lol! My DH has so many little things like this that drive me bonkers!!! But it's not really stiff I can say anything about (like how he goes uh-huh or nods a certain way, etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Just found out there is a dc of a maid at dc TT on full scholarship. I know the dc and am really surprised. You would never know because dc is so confident, bright, knowledgeable, likable. I hope dc becomes successful. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.20.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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Go away troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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+1. Serioulsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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My mother was a "maid" and I went to a TT school in the 90s. Did you expect the child to be stupid or something? If anything, getting into a school like that with a low socioec background requires you to be "better" than most of your classmates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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Some kids just have it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:39 AM Flag
[ - ] DH is at the gym right now and just texted to me "I love staring at other guys penises in the shower." 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Tell him to step into the sauna and he can give the 5 finger salute. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ladies who do barre, how many times per week do you go? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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3x/week - but I find that I can't skip. I hadn't been going regularly during the winter and it showed - have "recommitted" for the past three weeks (9 class total) and already see/feel a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:35 AM Flag
[ - ] My 3 year old DD told me " xxx (our nanny's name) said I am a spoiled little eagle" . DD is a sweet girl and loves her nanny. She always shares her breakfast with the nanny, which we have no problem with and have been giving her more food for that reason. My nanny grew up in a very strict family with hard rules which we don't follow in our family. DD is at the age that she can repeat anything but doesn't fully understand. I don't mind different opinions but don't think she should talk to my kid this way. How would you feel? Should I have a chat with her? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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well, is your DD a spoiled little b---h? Sometimes you need to face facts, and it seems your nanny may be the only one in the room able to be objective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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Np- oh stop. She is 3. If she is spoiled, it's still cruel to call her names. If she is spoiled it's her parents fault and the nanny can say those words to her mom, not to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Ok troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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I call DD a spoiled little duck affectionately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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It sounds like a joke or something they play. I don't think I would say anything. I have a 3 year old BTW. He says a lot of things.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I would need more context for how she said this. I know this could be hard to get. Ex., when my dd came back from weekends at grandparents she's usually been taken shopping for toys or clothes, fed ice cream and brownies, etc., which I'm fine with since that's what grandparents do, but I'm sure I've said things to her along the lines of "Well, I can tell from that grin on your face that Grandma spoiled you this weekend," but in a joking/affectionate way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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spoiled little eagle sounds affectionate and light hearted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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Your kid is 3. Let it go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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You have to know , how was your nanny raised? Chances are, most nannies think the kids they watch are spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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^ I would have to ask the nanny what happened. Don't want someone watching my kid of that is what she thinks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Divorced moms: how do you deal with the pain of an ex moving on? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Vicodin helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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Awwww hugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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Time. It will get better. I actually thought I might have a harder time with it then I did but when I really think about it, I don't want to be in a relationship with him. So that's that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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Yes. There is that. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Gareth 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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sounds like a lisp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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I think it's supposed to have 2 Rs [ Reply | More ]
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Garethr? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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Grareth [ Reply | More ]
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Idiot. Rgareth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Go for Garrett or don't do that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Garret might be better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Garth? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Of the families you know, which professions have the most intense parents? Know several physician=physician and they seem to be most concerned with DCs development, enrichment etc 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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Goldman Sachs mom, Google Dad. Alpha parents from hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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Yikes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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poor kids! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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I'm not kidding, we have to send her a google calendar invite for playdates. And there is a spreadsheet to fill out for what bed to sign your kid up in for sleepovers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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One time I had to drop off some materials for a PTA meeting and she scheduled me a google meeting to drop them off at her house. I literally pulled up in her driveway, handed them to her, and drove off. "GOOGLE MEETING!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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LOL!!! was she wearing the nerdy google glasses in your meeting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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HA HA :) I wish. I will tease her about that, I'm sure she owns them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Don't know, but finance guys paired with fashion women or art history women makes for a pretty laid back couple. Fun parents, fun kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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LOL, art history moms are THE WORST [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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np- I can see that. On the surface art history seems "fluffy" but it is a TON of work, rote memorization etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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it rewards asian-ness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Don't agree about art history moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Or artsy in general [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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Finance douches are considered "fun"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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I have actually found these couples to be the least annoying at least in DC's preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Why do you think that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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I have not found that a particular profession represents the "intense" parent. I have found it to be a little random. Of the three most intense parents I can think of one is a physician, other a nutritionist or something & third is a finance professional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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Can't think of a specific profession but I do think parents who do the same thing are intense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Law, hands down. Allmy lawyer friends want their kids to be lawyers just like them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Actually I have found the opposite to be true. I know very few lawyers that wish that upon their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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all the lawyers you know must be failures then, sucks to be you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Your comment makes no sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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LOL, DH is a lawyer and wants DD to be anything but a lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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Here too. We tell the kids they are too smart to go to law school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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Of the two very intense couples that come to mind, one is lawyer-lawyer, other is lawyer-SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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