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[ - ] Was sitting out of my balcony and saw my neighbor/friend let her dog defecate on the sidewalk without picking it up. WTF. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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dog owners are scum. Just keep a camera handy and e mail the photos to the neighborhood association. They will go after her [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone on who is going through the Special Music School's admissions process right now? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Did it last year, what's up? [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help me settle a debate: in the modern US, is it more offensive to refer to an Asian person as a "yellow," or to refer to a black person as a "negro"? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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former. really, you need to ask? [ Reply | More ]
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can the answer be equally offensive? Although they're both so outdated, I dunno. But I'm just a commie polak, so... [ Reply | More ]
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can the answer be equally offensive? Although they're both so outdated, I dunno. But I'm just a commie polak, so... [ Reply | More ]
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I'm trying to figure out a situation in which it would be important to draw that distinction. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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In general, it's more offensive to insult a black person than an Asian person because racism against blacks in this country runs deeper and harsher. But, yellow is arguably a lot more offensive than negro depending on context and who is saying it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do any of you know about Wagner SP? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Very good program. What do you want to know specifically? [ Reply | More ]
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What kinds of kids go there. Behavior problems? Exmissions to his. [ Reply | More ]
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I meant emissions to high school [ Reply | More ]
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This is CRAZY, sorry exmissions to high schools. My sons teacher is pushing this school on us and I don't know much about it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Job interview Thursday as a comms director for a non-profit. To prepare, I did a review/critique of their social media strategy. Pros/cons of just giving it to them as a freebie? I like their work, even if I don't get the job. BTW they are obviously not very experienced with social media. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what's the name of the non-profit? [ Reply | More ]
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I can't give the name. It's small. Concerned with young people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Maybe better to discuss rather than handing them a written report? that could rub someone the wrong way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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good. point. But I did it so quickly (just found out about interview late yesterday). I haven't internalize it, don't want to read from sheet. I guess I can try though, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's okay to reference the sheet [ Reply | More ]
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TY! [ Reply | More ]
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Seems a little presumptuous to offer a critique before you're even hired. Agree with pp that you should just discuss your thoughts but frame it as what value you can add, not what's wrong with what they're already doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Got DS's Hunter SB5 score back. 150. Do you think we will make the cutoff? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes! [ Reply | More ]
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Great. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely! Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
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Than you! am completely surprised. [ Reply | More ]
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Didn't you know he was smart? My DC got a very high score (157) - I wasn't surprised at all. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought he was on the bright side, no idea he would score this high. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends. Can dc tie own shoes? [ Reply | More ]
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At age 4 , that's hard. But I bet he can read or do addition if similar to my dc. [ Reply | More ]
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yes to both. He can't tie his shoes, mainly because he's always worn shoes w/Velcro. [ Reply | More ]
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This was us last year. Number will get you to next round [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Good advice mom here, feeling in a wise mood and looking for distractions from the paper I need to turn in next week. Give me your problem (as long as it does not involve amal, the krims or ebola) and I will give you some wise advice. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:10 PM Flag
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Ebola is all that matters right now. [ Reply | More ]
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4 months old baby is having runny nose and cold. [ Reply | More ]
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My cat suddenly rapid-fire sneezes a dozen or more times in a row. [ Reply | More ]
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You only have to say "god bless you" once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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TTC #2 and it's not working ( late miscarriage and failed IVF ). Keep going or stop? [ Reply | More ]
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If it's something you really want keep going. Signed, mom who had 3 losses last year and is now due in 2 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
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I never want to have sex with my DH now that we have a DB (14 months). I used to be very sexual. Now, nothing. Advice? [ Reply | More ]
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I never want to have sex with my DH now that we have a DB (14 months). I used to be very sexual. Now, nothing. Advice? [ Reply | More ]
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Not op, but my advice is just do it anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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NP, but I agree [ Reply | More ]
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How to get my dd to the same level of reading as the rest of her class [ Reply | More ]
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Teacher here, school is crushing me this year and it's still September. Sigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:43 PM Flag
[ - ] If Ebola comes to NYC will you shelter in place or bug out? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Where will you bug out to? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm planning now. Getting a list together of things I will need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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i will run around licking people with my ebola tongue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Zombie!! [ Reply | More ]
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How do you expect to eat? [ Reply | More ]
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You have to learn to forage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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I'll hunt down snowflake veal children. I hear they're extra tender. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll fight in the Battle of Yonkers. I'll not go gently into that dark night! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I wonder if they have contacted everyone on that plane. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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Ok. You win a-hole. I'm going to Pinterest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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Go crochet yourself a hazmat suit. And one for me whilst you're at it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:07 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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This should have been controlled! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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there's a perfectly reasonable response on pg 2 about how ebola isn't airborne, not to mention a bajillion of google-able articles about how ebola is transmitted. No need to get your panties in a twist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:11 PM Flag
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Then how did this guy get it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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uh, he probably came in *direct* contact with someone who had it. We know nothing about this guy. FWIW my husband is an epidemiologist and is not concerned about a big outbreak occurring (I've heard his spiel like 5000 times, I'm ready for this ebola thing to end just so that he stops talking about it lol), and every other expert is saying the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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+1 that's the whole thing. No one - even those people at the CDC - actually knows exactly when or how ANYONE contracts a virus because it's at the microscopic level. All they can do is operate at the macroscopic level and continue to do "what has been proven to work." Is that what is proven to stop an epidemic? No. It's what has proven to "help" because the methods result in lower rates of transmission - but not zero. Because all those precautions have been in place before and transmission still occurs. So while there is every reason to believe that there is really no chance that a 2nd plane will literally hit the next building in the next 15 minutes just because one plane hit the one building … hey guess what. Human kind has a history of being surprised by shit they can't predict with neat models. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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NP- this is kind of fear-mongery. I already posted this in an earlier response (virologist mom, SIGH), but scientists have been studying Ebola for years-- the first outbreak was in the 1970s. We know the modes of transmission (at a "microscopic level", sorry, not just macroscopic). We also know that despite flying around for SEVEN months in high-density areas of Africa, where public health education is non-existent, disease control is minimal, and access to medical care is subpar, only 3000 people have been infected. Compare this to how easily colds/flus spread in the few months of winter! We don't need a neat model for this disease-- we have been watching its behavior since March. You're not wrong: we still don't know how it will spread in the US where conditions are drastically different, and it's inevitable that a few people will get sick before it dies out. But the conditions in the US are SO much better than West Africa (been there, done that). We need to be concerned and we need to be careful, but we're not looking at a massive outbreak here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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Or even this enterovirus. It was in what - 4-6 states a few weeks ago? Now it has blanketed US. Maybe 2 states w/o it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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sure. Enterovirus is something we've never seen before, unlike Ebola. We've seen ebola many times, even this particular strain, and we've had 8 months to watch the patterns of THIS particular outbreak. I'm absolutely more concerned about enterovirus than ebola. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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WE SEE ENTEROVIRUS ALL THE TIME. And a few weeks ago it was all over the USA also, not just in those states. It can take weeks for the tests to come back which is why it seems like suddenly it has spread. It's been here. Who cares. Every year there is one virus that causes increased symptoms in certain people. Remember H1N1? Which was way worse than this particular strain of enterovirus? Anyways, every year there is one. This one is causing a lot of chatter for some reason but to my knowledge it so far has a 0% fatality rate, so statistically, you should be way more worried about regular seasonal influenza which kills thousands a year, including previously healthy young children. But on UB, it's all "THE FLU SHOT HAS MERCURY!!! DON'T GET IT!!" despite this fact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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^^should clarify- we see enteroviruses all the time although yes, this strain is one that hasn't been around in about 50 years. I correct myself. But still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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I don't believe you. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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Ok. Come back in 3 months. If ebola has infected >20 people, I will eat my hat, and I will tell my boss about how little I know about viruses and epidemiology. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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PP - you know I actually hear and see what you're saying. But my point is not that you and the CDC and virologists don't know ebola. That's a virus and it may well be relatively predictable. I'm saying that you are not complete predictors of human behavior and can't see into the hearts of anyone who knows they are dying or who might be a fan of 12 Monkeys or 28 Days or who knows. If they have kids who play Call of Duty joining up with Isis for "Put down the chicken wings and let's get Jihad Bro" then there are sick MF'er kids who will use their US passports to fly this stuff home to the US. Does anyone really think that if 19 hijackers could get their shit together to fly 4 planes into disaster that there aren't jihadists trying to catch ebola? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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well, I agree with you on that. Bioterrorism freaks me out. Ebola's a kind of bad choice for a bioterrorism attack since it spreads pretty slowly/poorly, but someone actively running around and vomiting on nyc subways would be… bad news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Thanks for acknowledging what's been going through my head. Yes I know - extreme thinking and even fear mongering. I think I am just a real believer in people acting irrationally. Even if viruses act predictably. It's not the virus that is frightening; it's humans who are going to act human. [ Reply | More ]
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ditto, cannot deal with the irrational ebola hysteria. [ Reply | More ]
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What, Malaysian Air Flight 370? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can we discuss Ebola and public toilets please? Surely they are prime areas of transmission? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes they are. Avoid!! [ Reply | More ]
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What if I reaaaally need a wee?? [ Reply | More ]
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Piss your pants [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. [ Reply | More ]
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Pee standing up. [ Reply | More ]
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Hold it in [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My daughter is in 2nd grade and her teacher told me she is behind in reading. She is on a "lower level" than the rest of the class. She lost some skills over the summer. I will admit we did not do much reading. I feel like a bad mom...any advice???? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Read [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. There's really not much more to it. Take her to the library, find books she enjoys, read them. [ Reply | More ]
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Will they give her extra help? [ Reply | More ]
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Your daughter is already well aware she's behind in class. Rather than making her feel worse, just schedule reading together a few times per week for no more than 30 minutes. Take her to the library on Saturdays so she can pick out books that she likes. Treat this as a special time for Mommy and her and not as an assignment that she has to do because she's falling behind. [ Reply | More ]
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this. just make it fun, and her reading will improve. Just takes practice. [ Reply | More ]
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+ 1 lots of practice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Sorry. How little did you do? Ds same age read bout 10 books this summer. Magic tree house, freckle juice, my weird school series [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't she have to read every night for school? My ds is in 2nd and has to read every night for at least 20 minutes. She just needs to get back into the flow of reading every day. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, we read every night. But the teacher was concerned enough to contact me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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I'm sure she will catch up. Maybe you just need to put a little extra time in....do you have time to go get some fun new books together? Maybe something she is psyched about reading will help make it more fun. My ds thinks those Captain Underpants books are hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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We read a few books over the summer. Frog and Toad. Poppleton. Should I get her a tutor? Things are so hard and competitive. They all know each other's reading levels :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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My DDs teacher contacted me for same reason. I am reaching out to see if she had concrete suggestions I can actually implement. My dd always struggled with reading and writing. We dropped the ball with early reading, spent a lot of time just traveling and not much school readiness. [ Reply | More ]
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I think that's actually a better experience, everyone learns to read but how many people travel the world? [ Reply | More ]
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If you don't mind saying, what level is she? I'm worried my dd is behind as well but teacher has not said anything yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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My dd is a I/J . Should I go to one of those tutoring places like mathnasium? Does anyone know of a tutor? My DD sometimes resists working win me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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Don't freak out. She will catch up very quickly. Just have her read to you every night (including weekends). Talk to her about what she read. I promise you by the next assessment she will have jumped leaps and bounds. This happened to us. BUT, don;t let it slip next summer. :) GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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+1. Kids go at their own pace. Very often they take a leap. I would let her read to you for a few minutes every day, but more important, read to her for at least 30 minutes/day. The more she loves story, the more she'll want to read on her own. I would not get a tutor yet, but you might ask the teacher--since you've established a relationship--if she thinks there is any benefit to working a little bit with someone at the school, i.e. reading specialist. (I ask because my dc was a little behind in another area at that age, and the school provided services for a few months without an IEP). You're thinking the right thoughts, and she's lucky to have you! GL. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Someone new you want to get closer to tells you an 'asshole' parent traumised them by 'force feeding' them French and blasted Edith Piaf through the house'. How would you respond? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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A little bit dramatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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I would say: Je ne comprende pas. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a mental image of someone eating a French person whilst Edith Piaf is being shot across the room from a cannon. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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I like Edith Piaf being launched by artillery, but I'm picturing escargot and huge terrines of goose pate. Sounds like a method for producing second-order kid pate (force feed the goose, then force feed the goose's liver to the kid, then eat the kid's liver). [ Reply | More ]
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"That really sucks. My parents just made me beg in the streets for money they could use for drugs and beat me if I "stole" any of it to buy food so I really can't relate to your pain but I'm here for you." [ Reply | More ]
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Act like I realize she's making a joke. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did tarot mom really predict the first case of ebola would reach the US exactly by the end of september? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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That wasn't tarot mom. It was me. It was more of a throwaway but I did mean it. Plus I think I said I thought there would be 10K cases by the end of September. I actually still believe that no matter what the actual numbers are. [ Reply | More ]
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So are you scared ?? What are your new predictions? [ Reply | More ]
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I am not a psychic but I think 100% there will be new cases soon. I do not underestimate these ISIS/Al Quaeda and other irrationals … if villagers can massacre teams sent to help them and ISIS can behead westerners on video … there are crazy people who will intentionally infect themselves and then travel. This I totally believe. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm pretty sure it was the CDC or the WHO. I read it on CNN. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] good evening m'dears 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hey, m'dear mom, where have you been lately? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I think this board could use some comedy today!! [ Reply | More ]
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m'lady ::tips fedora:: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I handle DD (11). Every single day, she says something obnoxious and then apologies in a teary, baby-like voice. Today is my birthday, and I was listening to music. She comes over and says, "I hate that song! Turn it off! It's so annoying!" I say, "I like it, it's my music, and maybe, just maybe , for one day of the year, you can think of someone other than yourself". She goes into hysterics / wild behavior, screaming. Then she comes and apologizes. It's just hard to forgive her. Every day there is some version of this. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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She is hormonal [ Reply | More ]
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I get hormonal too. I can control myself, can 11 year olds just not control themselves? I think she needs medication! [ Reply | More ]
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+1. do not engage with her, just coolly say what you need, but keep it minimal. Dollars to doughnuts she'll get her first period soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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She actually and literally then gets right in my face, it's infuriating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:04 PM Flag
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Show no emotion. When you can, say something like, "I will not tolerate being yelled at or spoken to in a disrespectful tone. You may speak to me again when you are calm and ready to apologize. Go to your room." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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Do the same thing to her. [ Reply | More ]
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bad advice. be an adult, not a hormonal child. set an example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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I can't close the bathroom door and leave my 3yo to her own devices, but you can certainly do this to your 11yo. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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I have an 11 year old and she'd only get away with that bullshit one time [ Reply | More ]
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Why, would you kill her? [ Reply | More ]
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Of course not [ Reply | More ]
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Not on the first time at least. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I don't think you should put up with this. At 11 it didn't matter if I absolutely hated my mother for good reason, I knew better than to express it. She'll keep doing it if you let her off the hook. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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How do I get her to stop? [ Reply | More ]
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What do you do / how do you punish? [ Reply | More ]
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I'll be taking away your devices until you can learn to calm down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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Is she overweight? Lots of sugar or bad diet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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That's all you've got? She must be overweight? Really? [ Reply | More ]
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Being a jerk is a common side effect from eating kale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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Did you seriously say that to her? You are WAY further out of line than she is. [ Reply | More ]
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+ [ Reply | More ]
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This. She said she hated your music, you basically said you hated her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:58 PM Flag
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I didn't mean to. It's pent up from days of her being so obnoxious. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup -- you called her a selfish f*ck! Time out for Mommy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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She didn't say anything bad, imo. Kid didn't need to critique her mom's music. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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The kid needed to be brought in line but OP made rude personal remarks to her. Not constructive and possibly very harmful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:05 PM Flag
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I don't think OP said anything other than the truth. 11yos need to know when they are little shits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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ita, pussy footing around it is not good for anyone; saying that, op now has to follow up with dd and let her know that dd has to think about her actions before making them - apologies get old after a while [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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I wouldn't make her feel like she is a selfish prick. That's something she is internalizing and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You told her that she only thinks about herself every day. She is only 11. Don't make her feel like a bad person. Encourage the good . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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I know, I agree, but every single day - she throws some sort of fit on me, I can't stand it!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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Oh I know it's hard. Of course it is. But you want to have a harmonious relationship with her, rather than an acrimonious one, right? You have to model it. She will resent you telling her she is a bad person. Kids push your buttons bc they want to be loved even when they are awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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Boarding school. Enjoy your life without her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:05 PM Flag
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'There are other rooms in this house where you won't hear it.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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This. Said very calmly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:07 PM Flag
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Your reply was a little OTT. She said something rude about your music, and you criticized her entire personality and basically said that every day all year you think she is selfish. That's a little much. Next time just say "what you said was rude, and if you don't want to hear my music, then leave the room." Or, even to say something like "I sure hope you aren't that rude to your friends, because you won't have very many of them soon with that kind of talk" would be okay although meaner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:52 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm having a Sophia Petrillo moment. "Picture this, person in Liberia where Ebola Virus is rife flies to Texas feeling well. Couple of days later, this person gets sick with symptoms, that , although they could be a variety of illnesses, fall within the parameters of Ebola. Person continues to have contact with a "handful of people". Seriously!! Was Ebola not even a consideration go this person? No thoughts of "hmmm, maybe it's that illness killing shitloads of people where I've just been". For fucks sake. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:42 PM Flag
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Denial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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General Topics 09.30.14, 10:53 PM Flag
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Is the patient American or Liberian? Do we know? The story I read was confusing about whether he was visiting relatives here or in Liberia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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The person visited the hospital a few days ago, and was sent home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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Well the docs who sent them home need to up their game a bit! Patient "I've just come from Liberia and my eyeballs are bleeding. Can you help me?" Doctor "Don't worry, you've just got chickenpox. Go home and rub some calamine lotion on it". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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I know, right? They must have a zillion yahoos showing up in ERs every day thinking they have Ebola. Then they get someone who's the real deal and they turn him away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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The first symptoms of ebola are similar to so many other more common illnesses/diseases. But still, you have to wonder why the hospital didn't suspect it given his travel history [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:55 PM Flag
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Exactly. I'm a moron with no skills other than a moderate ability to fold laundry, but even I would suspect it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:57 PM Flag
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We should have shut down flights. This could have been stopped. Nothing was done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 10:54 PM Flag
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The semi-good news is that Nigeria patients had a relatively high cure rate of 60% so hopefully they are learning more about this virus as it spreads. Still very scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:01 PM Flag
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No flights from Liberia or quarantine EVERYONE for a few weeks until you're sure they're safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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