• Filter the conversation
[ - ] Five weeks pregnant and just woke up after sleeping 12 hours! It's 10:21 am here! Feel like I could go right back to sleep, too! Normal or sloth-like? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:21 PM Flag
»
Completely normal. I've never slept so much as I did my first trimester. If I ever just slowed down or leaned against a wall, I could have gone comatose. Sleep it up! You're building a person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] What Middle Schools do Lower Lab kids get into? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.19.15, 05:20 PM Flag
»
Get accepted to just about all of them in d2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o "at 16, there's little you can do but control the purse strings." Mom of 10 yr old dd here--is this true? Seems so foreign right now. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:19 PM Flag
»
Sort of. Moral authority can work if you have a good support structure in place, but teens are naturally rebellious and if you give them any reason to decide they are going to stand up to you, the line in the sand is commonly drawn at some point. You definitely cannot control their friends. You do your best, but they do need to develop into young adults who make their own decisions, they can't be carbon copies of you and your beliefs and behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm so annoyed I let my passport expire. I don't have other ID and don't have driver's lis. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
You can renew it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:20 PM Flag
»
You can apply for a state identification card through the dmv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Gift ideas for 16 y/o girl other than cash/giftcards? She is a girly girl and is really into clothes, makeup, etc. Budget $200. TIA! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:14 PM Flag
»
my 16 year old loves her record turntable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:16 PM Flag
»
$200? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:31 PM Flag
»
A high end iron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:19 PM Flag
»
Get clothes you think she will like and get a gift rect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] My 7 week old db has cradle cap on his face it is so bad it makes me want to cry. Has anyone btdt? What helped and how long did it last? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:58 PM Flag
»
Wash his face w baby soap and then apply otc hydrocortisone 1% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I think Lilly Pulitzer shift dresses are pretty and comfortable in the summer. They suit my body type. I don't understand the hate... Maybe bc I did not grow up here?? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:53 PM Flag
»
Maybe. It shows you have a bright personality too. Many of the women here probably only own three colors. Black, gray, navy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:54 PM Flag
»
that is me but i have no hate for lily dresses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:57 PM Flag
»
np I have a much more varied wardrobe than that. Just off the top of my head I can think of clothes I own in charcoal, dove, cinereous, slate, gunmetal, jet, ash... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:00 PM Flag
»
lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:02 PM Flag
»
Ha:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
Lilly Pulitzer on UES=racist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:59 PM Flag
»
Op: oh in that case I should be fine bc I wear it in Westchester :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:07 PM Flag
»
I love them also. Unfortunately I have many that I can never wear again after kids. I went to the consignment and they said they don't buy or sell LP. I was so bummed and don't know what to do with them and was hoping to buy more there in larger sizes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:10 PM Flag
»
Np try eBay or another consignment store. Still lots of interest even if not at that store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:19 PM Flag
»
You really like them? Ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:15 PM Flag
»
I don't mind them-some are pretty. But the target collection looks cheap and garish--don't understand the hysteria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:16 PM Flag
»
Cute on girls. Ridiculous on women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
I think they're cute, but I'm a Southern Belle so my opinion is apparently invalid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:18 PM Flag
»
Do people really call themselves that without irony? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Why would JP Morgan buy a townhouse next to a parking garage? He clearly has more money than God - why the shitty location? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:51 PM Flag
»
who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:55 PM Flag
»
Is this Sonya's house we're talking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:03 PM Flag
»
Is it on the market? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:11 PM Flag
»
So he can park easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] so why is south africa now like a third world hell hole in most places whereas 50 years ago it was the first country in the world to do a human heart transplant? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:49 PM Flag
»
Flagged and collapsed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:49 PM Flag
»
that is so stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:55 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:58 PM Flag
»
ditto, why was zimbabwe called the breadbasket of africa and is now one of the poorest places in the world? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:49 PM Flag
»
Legacy of colonialism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:51 PM Flag
»
but EVERYONE was better off under apartheid. even black south africans were richer than africans elsewhere, including in liberia, which has never had colonialism. so what gives? also, why is singapore, a former british and japanese colony, one of the wealthiest nations now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:54 PM Flag
»
Why did California lead the country in education before they passed Proposition 13 and and now is trailing much of the country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:54 PM Flag
»
cuz demographics? duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:57 PM Flag
»
No, do you know what Proposition 13 was? Drastic property tax cuts that mostly benefited big corporations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
No. Mostly benefited retirees. So the only people who can afford California now is people who don't work, via retirement or otherwise. Head out ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:21 PM Flag
»
Np. I was in ca public school when it passed. Such a huge difference, so fast. My parents live in the same house and have benefited immensely from the tax freeze, but would say the price has been too high on schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:24 PM Flag
»
WHAT? forget the apartheid? this is like claiming that Israel, that's also running an apartheid, is a good country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:56 PM Flag
»
undoubtedly, if israel let in the low performing denizens and gave them citizenship rights, the country would become like california. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:58 PM Flag
»
Israel is stealing the homes of Palestinian as we speak, it SUCKS and it's disgusting Human Rights-wise. if you don't care about it, you suck too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:05 PM Flag
»
It is bad what they do. Otoh, why haven't the Palestinians done something for themselves? They're living like fucktatds in shanty towns. How about get your shit together so Israel doesn't keep stealing your shit? Hate whiners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:11 PM Flag
»
it's been going for 7 decades almost, since Nakba. only disgusting people support that BS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:18 PM Flag
»
I neither support it nor denounce it. Let those who denounce it do something about it. Everyone whines about Palestinians but no one actually does anything about it, including the Arabs and you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:23 PM Flag
»
not to mention everybody who whines about palestine doesn't give a fuck about the hundreds of thousands dying in the same general area. they just want to bitch about jews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:24 PM Flag
»
I cannot believe how gross Jordan is and that's one of the richer places. They don't want to pick on Jews, per se. They just hate people who succeed. Must be a reason why the poor don't get better. Must be oppression. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:29 PM Flag
»
Say what you want about Israel, but it doesn't meet the definition of an apartheid. That's social justice warrior bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:20 PM Flag
»
+1 just makes you look like an idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:23 PM Flag
»
israel is a better country than 99% of the shitholes in the Middle East. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:21 PM Flag
»
Why do you KEEP posting this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:04 PM Flag
»
Because some of you idiots need to wake the fuck up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:05 PM Flag
»
This is UrbanBaby, I want to bitch about my nanny and SIL. Go. Away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:21 PM Flag
»
You can, dumbo. It's called starting a new thread and ignoring this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Do parents have kid's birthday parties at The Plaza? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:41 PM Flag
»
yes eloise parties [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:45 PM Flag
»
What's Eloise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:47 PM Flag
»
Is that pretentious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:50 PM Flag
»
not in the downstairs place (Eloise) meant for kkds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:23 PM Flag
»
How much is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:23 PM Flag
»
it's online- looks like $1000 for 10 kids and like $80 extra per kid- frankly that looks pretty cheap considering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:27 PM Flag
»
Holy shit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:32 PM Flag
»
Oh god, these parties are getting out of hand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:27 PM Flag
»
[ - ] it's 12:30 pm. Why is my DH still asleep and I already got a shit load done? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:32 PM Flag
»
Because you have different lifestyles and priorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:34 PM Flag
»
my dh takes multiple naps during day and then stays up til 1am watching tv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:43 PM Flag
»
Because you chose to get up early and do things and he chose to sleep in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:44 PM Flag
»
Because you chose to get up early? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:48 PM Flag
»
There was an article in the New Yorker recently about how people who get up early have a different internal clock--and that this doesn't make them morally superior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Recommendations for a maternity store that isn't just jersey gowns? Tia. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:10 PM Flag
»
http://www.tiffanyrose.com/ I bought my baby shower dress from here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:11 PM Flag
»
TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:20 PM Flag
»
rosie pope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:27 PM Flag
»
hatch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I have received a million dollar inheritance from a distant relative. I know nothing about finance, so I don't know what I should do with it. For the past several years, I have been seriously dating a man with an MBA from a top school who works in the finance industry. Do you think that it would be okay to just let him manage the money or should I pay someone else with similar qualifications to do it? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:05 PM Flag
»
Do NOT mix business with personal stuff! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:07 PM Flag
»
x1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:21 PM Flag
»
^2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:39 PM Flag
»
With a million, you get a free CFP at vanguard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
Op: thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:09 PM Flag
»
np: but they aren't worth a damn. neither are the ones you pay for, mostly. it's a needle in a haystack for personal financial planners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:51 PM Flag
»
For now, put money in index funds in Vanguard. Study and learn. DO NOT GO WITH FRIEND> [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
This this this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:54 PM Flag
»
Absolutely not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
so fake. please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:10 PM Flag
»
Op: not fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:11 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:12 PM Flag
»
Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:11 PM Flag
»
I have an MBA from a top school and work in finance. I couldn't manage my money's way out of a paper bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:12 PM Flag
»
Op: hahaha! Glad I'm not the only one :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:14 PM Flag
»
same and neither could i. so shameful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:51 PM Flag
»
Do not even tell him that you have the money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:22 PM Flag
»
Why are you seriously dating for years without an engagement. If he doesn't pop the question by the end of 2015, move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:23 PM Flag
»
Why? Not everyone has to get married. And now that OP has assets of her own, she should definitely think twice before giving someone else a legal claim on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:25 PM Flag
»
THIS x100000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:46 PM Flag
»
Lol! Classic UB response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:32 PM Flag
»
she's right, though. don't fuck around with men who cannot commit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:55 PM Flag
»
Why buy the pig if all you really want is a nice sausage for a midnight snack? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:01 PM Flag
»
Skanks need not reply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:06 PM Flag
»
Aw come on, get a sense of humor! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:25 PM Flag
»
Wtf? She's not right! We know nothing about op's relationship. The only thing that we do know is that she just got a cool million, and that is an asset that she should protect! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:04 PM Flag
»
Only an idiot wastes years and years on a relationship unless she's loaded and doesn't want to marry to protect her assets. Someone loaded doesn't wonder what she should do with a million dollar inheritance. I recommend that everyone who wants children, everyone, first get married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:08 PM Flag
»
Is there some reason why people are so quick to refer to others as idiots on this site?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:14 PM Flag
»
Because it is a middle school mentality around here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:28 PM Flag
»
put it in a Vangaurd s and p 500 for now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:38 PM Flag
»
I am in finance, and frankly, am quite surprised so many have no clue how to do it, no desire to do it in their free time, and/or outsource it to advisors also. "Finance" as defined esp by the NYC labor market is so broad that you cannot at all guarantee a finance person is in the parts that would lead them to do personal investments very well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:41 PM Flag
»
contd- really, if you aren't going to follow it like once a week, then just do as advised above and spread it among 5-7 index funds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:41 PM Flag
»
This is good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:46 PM Flag
»
This. Vanguard index funds are the only way to go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:46 PM Flag
»
Op: thank you all! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:55 PM Flag
»
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:49 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I get a passport for 16 year old DS? What do I need (birth certificate, etc.), the website isn't clear about this. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:49 PM Flag
»
»
Special rules for divorced parents, but he will need to prove identity, or you or DH go with him and prove identity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:56 PM Flag
»
This. It's very clear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:57 PM Flag
»
16 year old DS does not have a photo ID. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:04 PM Flag
»
So? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:05 PM Flag
»
It says you need one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:06 PM Flag
»
So get one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
I think the PARENT needs a photo ID. Kids need a photo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:14 PM Flag
»
This. It states at the top of the page that a parent can identify a minor who has no photo ID. If the minor applies on her own, she needs her own city, state, or federal photo ID. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:41 PM Flag
»
And he's incapable of getting one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:07 PM Flag
»
Can you fucking read? You take YOURs, BC and go with him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:11 PM Flag
»
Are you the same moronic woman who cannot figure out how her parents will be taxed on sale of coop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:54 PM Flag
»
You must be a truly charming person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:03 PM Flag
»
Actually my family and friends like me just fine, but I don't have to deal with idiots much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:04 PM Flag
»
I don't think that poster was a moron. Just inexperienced. However, you sound like you hate women. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:18 PM Flag
»
I dislike women of the "oh help me" variety. Like Blanch in Stretcare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:17 PM Flag
»
Go to post office and ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:10 PM Flag
»
Just did this. You need a birth certificate (not a copy). You need an ID for yourself as proof of who you are. You need passport photos. You need to both parents to go with dc to passport place (post office, public library) and fill out paperwork in person. One parent can get a notarized statement if necessary, but easier for both parents to be there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:13 PM Flag
»
Thank you. DS's father is not a part of his life, will this be an issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:15 PM Flag
»
^Nevermind, the website says 16 year olds only need one parent. Thank you again, this is what I wanted to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:16 PM Flag
»
They are pretty nice these days at the office. We were at public library and some parents/kids obviously didn't seem to have all their paperwork and were coming back with it and that was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:18 PM Flag
»
It is not easier for both parents to attend. It takes 5 min for DH to complete the notarized form. Make sure you also get a photocopy of both parents IDs and you'll be fine. I've done this twice for my three minor children this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:48 PM Flag
»
over 16 you do not need both parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Still not feeling well! Second trimester now and still feeling very nauseated. Didn't have that during my first pregnancy. Anyone experienced a more difficult and longer morning sickness during the second pregnancy? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:43 PM Flag
»
Ime everything is worse in the 2nd pregnancy. I attribute it to having a 2yo and not being able to rest & sleep like I did the first time around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] My 1st grader is stuck at reading level H since October because dc's teacher isn't satisfied with dc's answers after the reading. At home, dc reads level L or M because those are the books dc is interested in. The homework includes a daily book to read of his assessed level H, dc isn't interested on those at all and read them in less than 1'. It's not only that they barely have a few sentences on them, the topics are for little kids. Should I ask the teacher to send books at a higher level just because dc isn't into the books he's getting now? WWYD? 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:43 PM Flag
»
What does that teach him? If he's beyond books at level H, he should have no problem comprehending them. You are letting him phone it in and teaching a bad habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:50 PM Flag
»
whether the answers are satisfactory to the teacher or not isn't the same thing as whether the kid is comprehending them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:55 PM Flag
»
Teachers can be anal, but you can't teach your kid that he can skip the work if it doesn't interest him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:57 PM Flag
»
the point is that it's not work at all. if you had to read every day a picture book because your answers didn't satisfy your boss, would you consider it work or beneficial? it's more like a joke [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:00 PM Flag
»
I think that is why Einstein's mom home schooled him. What a loss for humanity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:01 PM Flag
»
?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:04 PM Flag
»
That's a myth. Einstein did very well in school, especially at the high school and college levels. His grades are online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:04 PM Flag
»
He was homeschooled in younger grades. At that point in time, HS and college were more challenging. Not a myth that he was homeschooled in younger grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:06 PM Flag
»
bet that in that time, teachers were even more ridiculous than they are today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:07 PM Flag
»
Yes, it's a myth. He started school at 7 and then moved up to gymnasium early at age 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:15 PM Flag
»
As a young boy, Albert was a slow learner and his parents worried about their son’s intellectual development. Some have pondered whether he may have had dyslexia or Asperger’s syndrome. Albert didn’t start speaking until he was 4 years old and he wasn’t fluent until age 9. Einstein later credited his theory of relativity to this slowness: “The ordinary adult never bothers his head about the problems of space and time. These are things he has thought of as a child. But I developed so slowly that I began to wonder about space and time only when I was already grown up. Consequently, I probed more deeply into the problem than an ordinary child would have.” From an early age, Albert had a brilliant curiosity and was fascinated by the laws of nature. He recalled experiencing a deep feeling of wonder when puzzling over a pocket compass that his father showed him. The needle’s invariable northward swing, guided by an invisible force, profoundly impressed young Einstein. Albert was only 5 at the time, but realizing that something in “empty” space acted upon the needle, he later described the experience as one of the most revelatory of his life. The compass convinced him that there had to be “something behind things, something deeply hidden,” inspiring a lifelong quest to investigate the mysteries of the natural world. Despite his natural inquisitiveness, Albert was unhappy in school. According to a story that he later told his son Hans Albert, “his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” Einstein attributed his school problems to a disdain for compulsion, a tendency to do things his own way, and an unwillingness to do the work required by his teachers. He wrote that the spirit of discovery and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning. Biographer Albrecht Fölsing, author of Albert Einstein: A Biography (New York: Viking, 1997), described him as an exceptionally bright, self-motivated learner who could get good scores when he wanted to, but refused to waste his time with school activities in which he saw little value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:07 PM Flag
»
"dyslexia or Asperger’s syndrome" none of those, he had a speech delay. he started talking around 3. he was highly visual, which is great for math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
Yes, but he was bored with activities he saw little value in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:09 PM Flag
»
who can't respect that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:11 PM Flag
»
that means he's smart. bad teachers confused that with low capability instead of with the activity lacking intrinsic motivation for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:12 PM Flag
»
"refused to waste his time with school activities in which he saw little value" this is typical of really bright kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:09 PM Flag
»
YEP, but union teachers wont admit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:12 PM Flag
»
And neither will dumb UB parents with average kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:12 PM Flag
»
This is all myth. And you copied it directly from a homeschool site - where they have a need to keep the myth up. Einstein went to school and gymnasium, and then upper school and Polytechnic. *Just because you find it on the internet does not mean it's true.* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:16 PM Flag
»
+1 He failed the French section of his Switzerland Polytech entrance exam because he hadn't learned enough French yet. People love to latch onto that and say he failed his exams. WRONG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:18 PM Flag
»
interesting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:19 PM Flag
»
This. And B the W, he studied one more year, then took the exams again, passed, and started at the Polytechnic a year younger than the rest of the students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:23 PM Flag
»
When you copy text directly from another source, you have to credit the source (so others can judge its validity). You copied from http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_einstein.html#.VTPVjtgiCM8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:19 PM Flag
»
teachers are highly subjective when it comes to the Q&A part of the reading assessment. the reading per se isn't an issue, it's in the questioning where they apply their biases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:06 PM Flag
»
+1 If they're so easy for him, and if he is actually comprehending what he is reading, he should be able to get through H-K in no time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:58 PM Flag
»
no kidding! the question is whether the teacher is assessing the kid at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:02 PM Flag
»
There are interesting books at level h; you just haven't looked hard enough. Also, email the teacher and ask for sample comprehension questions that you can ask him after he reads [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:08 PM Flag
»
the teacher is giving these books as part of hw, not only they are way too easy and boring, the teacher is repeating the books and dc remembers it. the reaction of my dc: "i already read this baby book!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:10 PM Flag
»
You've got problems beyond his poor reading comprehension if that's his reaction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:13 PM Flag
»
you sound unhinged [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:18 PM Flag
»
you sound unhinged [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:18 PM Flag
»
Send him in worth better books at that level- if I remember there are these great historical fiction books at the level- Sam the minute man, George the drummer boy (telling both sides of the same battle in the revolution), wagon wheels, the long way to a new land. Also, the case of mysteries are hysterical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:15 PM Flag
»
thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:17 PM Flag
»
that reading might be optional, as long as dc is reading at home it should be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:29 PM Flag
»
teachers nowadays can be quite idiotic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:42 PM Flag
»
STOP. Ignore the teacher. Go to library and get good books. No one cares about reading level. No one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:51 PM Flag
»
yep - he has to do what assigned but there's nothing to stop you from going to library and getting whatever he wants - the librarians are great with suggestions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:58 PM Flag
»
we have a ton of books at home too that he's into, will ask if those books he is not into are optional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:02 PM Flag
»
DONT ASK ANYTHING. get a clue. You do not need to speak to the freakin teacher! It's almost May for crying out loud [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:06 PM Flag
»
ITA - it will be fine btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:18 PM Flag
»
so most likely the teacher will not assess dc this year at all? amazing how teachers can be ok with having students with no progress at all during the whole year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:20 PM Flag
»
Thanks!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:01 PM Flag
»
Work with him on answering comprehension questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:57 PM Flag
»
At both levels, H and M. I can send you appropriate questions later. Follow this post. -reading specialist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:59 PM Flag
»
THANKS!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:02 PM Flag
»
sounds like the teacher isn't evaluating reading at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] With a low G&T score, if I put every available school as an option on my application, do we have a chance at a spot? This is not about bragging rights - I don't care. But anywhere would be better that the school we were assigned (191.) 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:43 PM Flag
»
Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:44 PM Flag
»
Don't they suggest putting schools you would actually attend? Sounds like you can do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:44 PM Flag
»
OP: yes. at this point I'd go to Roosevelt Island. Been told to aggressively pursue "Plan B" - this blows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:49 PM Flag
»
Honestly, no. Last year they didn't have enough spots in all of the G&T programs across the school to accommodate the 99's so anyone below that is likely not getting a spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:50 PM Flag
»
I suspect a lot of people are in your boat. Hopefully you can turn 191 around [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:50 PM Flag
»
They changed the rules and no longer guarantee a spot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:56 PM Flag
»
Can you move to a good or decent zone that doesn't have a wait list or clears it every year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:19 PM Flag
»
Can you afford private? Look at privates that might have spots - speyer, cathedral, Trevor. Also parochial (blessed sacrament) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:25 PM Flag
»
Thanks all. At this point asking DC's preschool to take her another year. Also close to Blessed Sacrament and will be calling tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 04:44 PM Flag
»
How does another yr pre k help. Doe will just put child in first grade next year and have them skip k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:04 PM Flag
»
What is your dc's score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:16 PM Flag
»
Yes at 165. Can you move further uptown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 05:28 PM Flag
Refresh » New Post »
close [X]

close [X]

Select a Category (only 1)

category
Stages
Regions