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[ - ] Do you know anyone who has been injured by fireworks? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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Who wants to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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OMG. Take your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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watching - my son wants to drive to nearby state where fireworks are legal to buy and set off, with a permit. I'm struggling with letting him go ot not. He's 18 and very responsible, but non-professional fireworks petrify me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Marsha 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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I'd choose Marla or Marta or Marcella first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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ITTTTTTTA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Having a casual BBQ for family and friends - about 30 people including little kids/babies. I'm thinking bbq chicken, hot dogs, burgers, salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, ice cream cake, snacks (chips/dips). Wine, beer, maybe frozen margaritas. Any other ideas? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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You're just deciding this now? Here's an idea: plan ahead you lazy ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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That's mean. She's already got this and was wondering if there was anything else. Why so hostile? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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Sounds perfect. I'll be there in an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:58 PM Flag
[ - ] My daughter is off getting drunk with her friends in the hamptons. Disobeyed my orders and ran off. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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How old?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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17. Not much I can do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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You already tried this one. Get a new fake post idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Hey, mine is getting drunk in NYC. Well, at least when he gets there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Is ahe on bc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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so is mine! she cried until my ex gave in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:48 PM Flag
[ - ] All these stories about parents supporting their 'transitioning' 3 and 4 year olds make me sick to my stomach. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Transitioning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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from male to female... these parents are CLUELESS... children say random stuff about being the other gender, it does NOT mean you should support them changing their sexual identity. these are stupid, stupid people who absorb mainstream media clickbait stories as fact - it's unbelievable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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People are sheep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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It's incredible, isn't it? And now with the Internet, there are mass amounts of people with low levels of intelligence who think they are making wise choices by imitating what they see on their Yahoo 'news' feed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Ok chill out and stop reading them then you perv! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I agree...this has become the "new kale", the topic of the month. Yes, accept and support older kids but many of these kids are too young to have figured this stuff out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Our brains do not mature until 25. If after that age you are sure you are another gender, go for it. Until then, parents should not be supporting this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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The older kids need psychological help. Johns Hopkins has stopped performing gender assignment surgeries because they have found the subjects are no better off psychologically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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So fucked up. I will leave any gym that allows shemales in the locker room, that is for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Why would it matter? NBD,and I'm not the most radical person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Let's just let men in the locker room then. I'm sure they're not sexually attracted to every woman in the locker room. Why does it matter right? For instance Bruce Jenner is still attracted to women. Should he be in the woman's locker room penis and all? - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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LOL-"new kale". I love this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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"All these stories" LMAO Link to a single *one*. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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It's been on TV quite a bit, including PBS, and I've seen several new stories on this. Sorry, no links available. It is all around these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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It's on Yahoo right now. I'm OP and that's what prompted me to post. Nauseating. Seen it all over lately. It's clickbait and people think it's wisdom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow there's a report that Tom Cruise is considering leaving Scientology..... I'll believe it when I see it! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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Interesting, they have solo much on him but he can give millions to leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I saw that. My thought was his leaving would be more logically based on what a bunch of assholes they all looked like in that HBO documentary. Not that he's missing his daughter's ballet classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
[ - ] My daughter's going to UVA In the fall and a friend made an offhand comment about how she was sorry that after private school, she wasn't going to end up going to a private colleg. Um, rude. I am so proud of my daughter, UVA is a great school. Sorry, just venting but that really ticked me off. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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UVA is a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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That person is not a friend. Sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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UVA is fantastic. Ignore, delete this person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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I sort of understand where your friend is coming from. For eg after 12 yrs of private, Baruch or SUNY does not quite add up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Please- UVA is nowhere NEAR a SUNY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Lol. Not a good comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Um. No. UVA is NOT SUNY or even close to it. Friend doesn't know what she's talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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What private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Hmm well your friend may have a point. You kind of spent a lot of money and DC didn't even go Ivy League... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Most private school kids do not end up at an Ivy league school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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That's what makes private school such a waste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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I disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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Me too. Ivy schools are not the be all and end all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Please tell me your DCs aren't in private ... I hate to be here for your almost inevitable mental breakdown when they are seniors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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My DCs went Ivy League dear... both of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Sure they did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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BFD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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BFD, dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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So did Melissa Berkelhammer and Tommy Gilbert. What's your point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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THIS. then what is the point ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Any you can't live an educated, happy, successful life w/o private? You are an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Why do you care what done asshole thinks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I know, I know, just wanted to vent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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I don't think your question is fair. If OP's friend had said something approving and enthusiastic, OP would have given weight to the friend's opinion, so why does that friend's opinion lose all merit simply because she doesn't agree with OP on this one thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Do you live your life based on others' opinions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Everyone here does - as long as those opinions are positive and agree with our own. As soon as someone disagrees or disapproves, she's "judgmental". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Speak for yourself; you don't know everyone here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Where did this individual attend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I'd just be sorry that after growing up in a real state she's going to college in the south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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VA isn't that south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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It's very south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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My life. 12 years of private, then off to public college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Then what happened ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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What is your friend's occupation and educational background. She sounds clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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congrats on getting into a school that is 65% in-state admits, tough to do. that said, it's a big party there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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It's a big party anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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At least she isn't blowing half a million to study at Penn State for 4 years. philly is an expensive city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Oh, good. You're back. Collapsed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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Oh for fuck's sake. This site has been like a broken record lately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Should we let our dd graduate a year early? She's responsible, mature, and a top student, but just not sure we'd want to send her off to college early. Thinking of maybe letting her graduate if she does a gap year (work, volunteer, or take classes locally) before college. Thoughts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Don't do it. What's the rush? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Talk to her guidance counselor. Best to apply now, and defer admission. Do NOT let kid take classes locally if you need financial aid, transfers do not get much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Has she taken the most advanced classes that your HS offers? That is a MAJOR admit issue for top colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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better a gap year, if she has a plan to spend it wisely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Case by case. I will allow dc to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Gap year is a great idea. Travel, work, intern..let her craft a plan. High school is a waste of time. Apply to colleges though, and then defer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Bay Area folks- major differences btw Piedmont and Orinda? Preference? Will be working at Berkeley. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Wrong board. Bye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Berkeley mom here. I am assuming that you are looking at both for schools. Piedmont still feels like you are close to the city. Orinda = suburbs. No traffic to work from Piedmont. Orinda, you will be stuck in a little bit depending on when you go in. Schools are about the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Also Piedmont is crazy expensive right now. We are also in the market looking for a house in Piedmont, Kensington and Berkeley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Having 4th July party. Serving lamb, mashed potatoes, green beans. Having different pies for dessert . What am I missing? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Green salad of some sort? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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this - or another veggie of some sort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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This. but i think your menu is weird. mashed potatoes? I feel like fourth of july is a more american holiday. yuou should have some corn on the cob or like a corn salad thing. and instead of mashed potatoes do like roasted cut up red potatoes. Mashed potatoes is way too winter-y . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Alkie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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You have zero snack food, fun food, or traditional 4th of July food. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Guess OP wants her party to be a snoozetrain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Ugh. You sound cheesy . Who wants to eat red, white & blue food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Offer a light fruit only dessert option. Lamb and potatoes a bit heavy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Sounds like Easter dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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lol seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Probably all your friends after serving the worst 4th of july menu EVER! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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strange menu. its 4th of july. at least have some watermelon? why not some lighter options like black bean/corn salad, or succotash to go with the lamb instead of potatoes. chips and dip? a green salad....etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Hot dogs, burgers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Missing? A clue! What on earth possessed you to come up with this menu? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Applying for financial aid for dc's school. Just moved to the US so I haven't paid taxes yet and I don't have a past tax return form. I am going to call on Monday but I was just wondering if any one has btdt? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Did you not file taxes from where you came? Paystub from job here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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I did. I didn't know if I could use that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Use that, I assume it ties in to income numers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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What country did you move from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Canada. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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Give them copies of your Canadian returns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Okay. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Are you a US citizen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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No, Canadian. [ Reply | More ]
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No financial aid, then, anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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The forms don't ask for my citizenship status so I will give it a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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np--I'm not aware of any citizenship requirement for financial aid from a school in elementary and high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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You won't get it and aren't entitled to it. Get a clue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Why do you think I think I am entitled? [ Reply | More ]
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np OR said you are *not* entitled to it. [ Reply | More ]
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What is the point of OR saying "get a clue"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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OR here. I can't stand people who think they are entitled to financial aid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Too bad for you, private schools want the most qualified candidates, not just the idiotic rich kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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You realize you apply for FA. The committee or board decides based on the information submitted whether you qualify or not. No one is showing up at the FA office demanding FA. At least, I don't think OP is planning to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Schools offer financial aid for a reason. It sounds like you need to start your own institution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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That you have little knowledge and should acquire some. It's an old American idiom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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"Get a clue" that I would definitely not get it? Why? In any case, I am still applying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Go ahead and waste your time. Scam artist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Honey, you don't know what a scam artist is? If she applies for FA, she may get it, she may not - what is it to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Grifter!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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And OP asked why OR thought OP thought she was "entitled". Financial Aid exists for a reason- applying for it does not make you "entitled", sorry. Too bad, all that money and not two brain cells to rub together! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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What are you doing here anyways from Canada ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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+1. Why would anyone leave Canada for the US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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Are you trying to get into private ? Entitled much ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Too bad for you, private schools want the most qualified candidates, not just the idiotic rich kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] So for the people on here staying in the city today, what are your plans? Any specific dishes you'll be making later that are particularly delicious that I can steal? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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I will be microwaving a cheeseburger hot pocket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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OP: And now I'm going to be singing 'hot pockets!' all day. Boo. I've never had one. Are they good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Delish [ Reply | More ]
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They are a treat when super hot, the lean pockets aren't too bad in terms of fat or calories. mmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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The food of the gods. Go get one right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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Me likey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Well, at least you have chosen truly American cuisine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Older, having brunch with my DD today. Works for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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We're hanging around until we head over to the piers (Brooklyn-side) for the fireworks. Making and packing a picnic of burritos, tacos, salsa, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Brooklyn? Ugh so passé [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Maris or Marina 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Nautica, Oceana, Aquatica [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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This. Junior high will be a nightmare. "Can I slip my dinghy into your marina?" [ Reply | More ]
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I like both. If I had to pick I would pick Marina. I like Maris as a second name like Stella Maris. [ Reply | More ]
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I would do Marina over Maris. She will be spelling and repeating Maris way too often. [ Reply | More ]
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Maris? wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Not Maris. That's Niles's wife only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Haha! Nice catch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
[ - ] My friend's mother passed away. I am heartbroken for her. Should I offer to go to the funeral? I'm at a loss as to what to do. I don't see her very often, maybe 3 times a year, but we email and she is a sweet friend. She is single, no kids. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Yes, if you can make it, you should go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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+1. Even if your friend doesn't really have time to chat with you (as expected at a service), I always think it's really nice for people to see just how many friends care and show up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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I can make the viewing, which is Sun afternoon, but not the service, which is Monday. OK to go to the viewing? It's at a "Memorial Home". [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, whatever you can make it to. Even if she can't speak to you, as PP said, at least she'll know you were there [ Reply | More ]
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In my experience, people remember who attends viewing more than funeral. So if I have to choose, I choose viewing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Yes, go to the viewing and send a food basket to her deceased mother's home for guests who will stop by. Send her a handwritten card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Thank you ladies, I appreciate the perspective. I will definitely go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you wait and see if you're invited? Kind of presumptuous, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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I got a mass email (from her and her brother) with funeral info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Ok so go. I don't get what the big dilemma is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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The dilemma is I don't want to be a burden. I haven't yet lost anyone close to me, so I'm not sure if maybe she just wants to be with her family. [ Reply | More ]
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No. She wants people - no one wants a funeral where no one shows up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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just don't demand anything while you are there, go to the viewing, pay your respects and go home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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And you think a bunch of anonymous strangers would know better than you would? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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But she emailed you. Hello? [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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People usually don't have to be invited to a funeral unless it is announced as private. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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People need to be invited to funerals? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Lol. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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Of course not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Lol - you are not "invited" to funerals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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This. Unless a celeb or it's a private service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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?? Where are you from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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+1. I thought maybe it was my cultural background that made me think one does not need an invite to a funeral. I am happy to see others agreeing with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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I'm from NYC lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Yes, attend the funeral. You can also attend visitation if there is one, send a card, drop off dinner - send a little care package (I do this for really good friends). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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Thank you. I will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Go to visitation, sign the book, comfort yiur friend for five minutes, sit and contemplate quietly for 30-40 minutes, follow up with a lovely, heartfelt card. Also send card to her dad if you knew the parents. Follow up in 2 weeks with a lunch or dinner invitation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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This. And don't "offer" to go to funeral, just show up at the visitation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Thank you. Will do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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You should definitely go if you can. My condolences to your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Could your rising third grader solve this math problem? When Harper’s mom takes him to school, she drives 3 km east, then 7 km north. When Salina’s dad takes her to school, he drives 2 km west, then 5 km south. When Harper and Salina walk home, they each travel in a straight line from the school to their respective homes. How much farther does Harper walk to get home than Salina? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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I don't think so. They haven't done Pythagoras yet, as far as I know. If I gave her the formula, she could follow it and do the arithmetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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No, most would not be able to solve this problem. This would be 4th/5th grade problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Not without a calculator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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I just read through a prep book for standards for 3rd and 5th grade. this is more 5th grade stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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I don't think my math ds knew pythagorean theorem in 3rd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Op: ok thank you, a link to this problem is in a summer hw packet for my rising third grade dd. I knew she couldn't solve it just based on what she was taught in second grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Let me guess - Anderson, NEST or Speyer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Op: No, we are not in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Sounds ridiculous- what 8-yr-old can do square roots to the decimal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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I can't do that problem either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Could you guys do me a favor? Would you describe your 5 yo ds's behavior. We have a sweet little boy, who is completely age-appropriate, but dh keeps getting annoyed with him (I suspect he thinks he should behave more maturely). I keep telling him he's expecting too much of him, but he doesn't seem to believe me. Maybe I can show him your responses? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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What do you mean by describe behavior? Can you be more specific? My ds is going to be 5 in the fall. He is usually pretty calm now but can still cry sometimes or get angry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Our ds is pretty active, doesn't often sit still for hours at a time, screams and runs sometimes while playing in the house, messes up sometimes when wiping himself, doesn't listen all the time. But on the flip side he sits and reads and draws nicely and calmly, shares, asks questions and starts great conversations. He's a great kid, but still has the immaturity and activity level of a 5 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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I have friends like this. They expect their 3 year old to be way more grown up than I think is age appropriate. Kind of bugs me. Lighten up on the little guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Get the books by Ames - your four year old, your five year old, your six year old. They are spot on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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They really are. That 3 year old one really helped me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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Op- thanks I'll get the book and buy a highlighter! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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Easy read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Little boys act like babies longer than dads think they should [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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+1. And I kind of think it's a good thing sometimes. They have one softie that they can rely on and one more stern one that pushes them more. I'm a single mom and while I don't put up with too much BS, I do see that his teacher at school pushes him more than I do and I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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My DS just turned 4. He's generally a happy kid. I get annoyed that I have to ask him things multiple times as he tends to kind of space out and either ignore me or not want to look up from his toys. I never have to do time outs anymore. Maybe once every 6 weeks. He has his melt downs sporadically, but they are super infrequent now. 6 to 9 months ago they were much more common. He just seems like he's not so raw emotionally like he was when he was younger. I think being super fluent has helped things. Most his frustration a year or two ago was when he couldn't get us to understand him. Can you give us some examples of the behavior that is troubling your husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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NP - not a mom, but I agree with questions above. Provide scenarios where DH is frustrated with DS' behavior and ask the moms how their DS would react. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Op- dh gets annoyed because he doesn't listen the first or second time he is asked to do something, or acts silly when dh thinks he shouldn't be, or doesn't look into his eyes when he is talking to him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Yeah, that's typical 4 or 5 year old. But I do have to say that the not listening the first or second time is really pissing me off too. Any tips from other parents? I don't want to go full throttle and get pissed. But I'd like DS to cut that crap out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Give a time limit. You have 30 seconds to follow my instructions or there will be a consequence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Step in front, get down on his level and calmly tell he what you want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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yep, that's a kid and that is why they have parents to keep reminding them of their manners and act according to social standards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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