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[ - ] Can someone please explain to me why parents are against the common core? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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They don't understand it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have two friends who are in love with each other, but neither of them are willing to make the first move. If he just put it out there, she would go along with it. Would it be wrong for me to mettle? DH says to MYOB but... 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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dh is right [ Reply | More ]
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I've been observing their little banter for six years! They're perfect for each other on so many levels, we all agree that they're in love. I just don't want them to waste the chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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Not your call. MYOB. [ Reply | More ]
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If its been that long - you gotta do something! Its not a big meddle!! [ Reply | More ]
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quit being a busybody. [ Reply | More ]
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You should mettle. [ Reply | More ]
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jc. it's meddle [ Reply | More ]
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or metal or medal..... [ Reply | More ]
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how can they be in love if they haven't even gone on a date? [ Reply | More ]
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That isn't the way love works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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You're confusing lust & fantasy with love. [ Reply | More ]
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I loved my husband before we "went on a date". [ Reply | More ]
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I see your retardation is pervasive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
[ - ] this may be a silly question, but is it ok to get salad from a salad bar type place (i.e. Just salad) if I'm not getting any deli meats? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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you're fine either way. life is a lot grosser than you'd like to admit. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I haven't been to the park in a while. Have the trees started to turn? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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do you not have any trees at all in your hood? [ Reply | More ]
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I live in riverdale. They have changed but tend to change more quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
[ - ] When you are talking about schools with other parents, and one parent starts raving about her dc's private school being absolutely perfect, can't think of any negatives whatsoever, do you think "Oh that school must be ideal", or do you think "hmm, are you clueless or insecure"? The parents I know all love their dcs' schools, but they will also talk about the things they wish were different. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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life is too short to care about stuff like this [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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If I ran into that situation, I would just think "that school must be a good fit for them." [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1. There is no universally ideal school, but you can find a perfect fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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I think "It's nice they love their school,." [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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You sound bitter and insecure. I would be happy for my friend who found a school that's perfect for them. I love my dc's preschool, it's perfect for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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OP: Why can't you love a school and still see something negative. Saying "it's perfect for us" doesn't mean it doesn't have some aspects that someone else might not like. It doesn't mean it isn't a terrific school. But most parents I know can understand this and if they loved their preschool as you do, would have no problem telling a friend "their outdoor space isn't great" or "I wish the music teacher was better". I know your particular preschool is perfect, apparently, but that is pretty rare, believe it or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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You need to get a life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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You seem like a person who always wants to look for the negative. I would take their comments at face value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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When I hear this, I sort of assume that they are insecure in some way--or they are in the first month of kindergarten. Every institution has flaws, every single one. That's not meant to be negative, just realistic. You have to be clear-sighted about the positives and the negatives, which is another reason to pick a school because of its fit with your particular dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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I imagine it is the right fit for their needs, not necessarily for mine. I do see positives and negatives at my kids' schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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OP: That's my point -- the discussion isn't about whether it is the right fit for them. It's telling other parents the good and bad about the schools. As you say, you see positives and negatives at your kids' schools and you probably wouldn't mine sharing them if someone asked what the positives and negatives were. At least, none of the parents I know would have a problem with that, because overall they love their school and are happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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OP: My point is that everyone I talk to loves their school! But when you are trying to find out about a school, you don't expect someone to just offer effusive praise over and over. Every school has some weaknesses and all the parents I know are happy to give it to you because they are SECURE about all the great things in their school. They aren't afraid if they say any negative thing you will despise them or their school. When someone is overly insistent that their school is perfect, it sounds as if they are trying too hard to convince themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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Question: have you ever talked to anyone who offers such unfettered praise? If not, why does this concern you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Why does this matter to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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They have $45k worth of reasons to convince themselves. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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I would think, "That person knows I'll go on UB and start badmouthing their school and she doesn't want to give me ammunition." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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OP: Wow, talk about paranoia! It must be hard to be you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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At the very least, she knows you're a gossipy hen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Some people have more positive outlook and choose to look at the glass as half full with appreciation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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I've never encountered any parent who talked like this about their school, public or private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:25 PM Flag
[ - ] When you get your score for G &T (K), do they tell you which questions your DC got wrong? I'm wondering how I will know if there's been another mistake like when it happened last year? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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You can schedule to go in and see the test for for 30 min [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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and you'll see your DC's answers? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, you will see his exam in full. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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OK, TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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This. I saw my DC's answers to questions, and it was amusing because i knew exactly why he got them wrong (from his perspective). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Too late for Hunter K testing? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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No- go to the hunter website [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Too late for Hunter K testing? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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good luck trying to get an appt for testing this late in the game [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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This is where I'm stumped...should we even try? I was so engulfed with health issues that I put the testing on the back burner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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If you feel like wasting $420, sure. Not saying this to be mean, but even if your DC is v smart, the chances are v low. I did it last year and regretted it because it was a time suck (and I also wish I hadn't wasted the money). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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A time suck? The test is like an hour long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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We had to trek all the way to UES and back for R2. Wish we would have just skipped it. Not worth it, but that's just my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I fel in love with a homeless man. CHRIST 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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fake [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think it has to be fake. "homeless" doesn't necessarily mean living in the street-= could be a guy who's crashing with a friend temporarily [ Reply | More ]
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Except for the fact that this has been posted before [ Reply | More ]
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How? Where did you meet? I am intrigued by this. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't be, she has posted multiple times, it's fake [ Reply | More ]
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lord help you. no sah for you, obv. [ Reply | More ]
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tell us more, op? [ Reply | More ]
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He is a charming man. just bad luck in life [ Reply | More ]
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was it the guy that Miley Cyrus had accept her award? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone's kid take the ERB for 2nd grade entrance? How hard is it-- did you prep your child? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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took it but didn't prep. it went fine--I think it's a bit easier at that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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and it's less important because they also have a school record that the schools can look at. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Peanut Butter allergy post in most popular: My family left NYC private school for suburban public school. Kids are in 3rd and 5th. At their old school with approx 30 kids in their grades (15 kids per classroom), food allergies abounded and everyone had to comply to strict rule about food to protect those kids. Now at new school with 150 kids in grade (all eat lunch together) and 25 kids per classroom, there are no food restrictions. There is a nut free table in the cafeteria and that's it. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Fascinating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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Very much so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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It's an affliction of the wealthy, and for some reason is considered "cool" and not "lame" -- as in, my precious snowflake is too sensitive for this thing you call "food", s/he needs special -- EXPENSIVE -- nutrients found only in hummingbird wings and puffs of air. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Tell that to my sister, who had a severe nut allergy. We were dirt poor. [ Reply | More ]
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Does she expect everyone around her to help her control her environment or does she take responsibility for what she consumes? [ Reply | More ]
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Having a deadly nut allergy means worrying about food 24/7. When she was a kid there were a lot of hospital visits due to other children being careless with food. [ Reply | More ]
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I get that BUT the impulse to try to control everyone else (instead of focusing on helping the child avoid harmful foods) does seem very entitled to me. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure you'd react differently if your child could easily die? [ Reply | More ]
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oh yes, it is an absolute joy to have a severe allergy. the entitlement to basic safety in a learning enviroment is lovely. don't you know, peanut moms are enforcing their totalitarian master plan of depriving that 6 yo of the joy of eating a pbj? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 My step brother is dead due to a peanut allergy. "Snowflake", indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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So sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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To be honest, I didn't know him that well. I was a kid when he died. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: I agree, just like there people with Celiac disease, and other ailments. But 50% of your sister's class didn't have a nut allergy or "gluten sensitivity" did they? [ Reply | More ]
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Gluten sensitivity is another made-up affliction of the wealthy. A lot of people do gluten-free diets with their kids to try to help behavior problems. He's not a brat... it's the damn GLUTEN! [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, the people with real allergies need to be angriest with those who have these exaggerated food sensitivities or whatever they are. Because they desensitize others to the point where those who really have the allergies are in even more danger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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OR: Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
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This! I have nothing but sympathy for people with REAL allergies. But for every kid with a legitimate allergy, there's an obnoxious mother insisting that the whole classroom go gluten-free because her DC has some bogus "sensitivity" (and lots of food-phobic moms adopt a gluten-free diet for their family as a way of enabling their own hangups and eating disorders) [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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As a woman with celiac, I thank god for the gluten craze. There are finally options! [ Reply | More ]
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But it also means that no one takes you seriously and thinks you are a bit loony when you have a credible illness. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll trade it for decent food. [ Reply | More ]
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DCs are in private in the City, no food restrictions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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^^except no Candy or Soda [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Wow. [ Reply | More ]
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Is there something about urban living that "causes" allergies? Are allergies more common in the children of older parents? It does seem like every other kid in NYC has a life threatening food allergy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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We're at a NYC public and we're requested to send nut free but it's not enforced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Public school is under staffed and underfunded, and private schools are funded by super-involved parents. There's no real mystery there. I think that was a troll post, or at least I hope it was. If not, the insensitivity really got to me. I have a friend who is deathly allergic to all nuts. Her allergy grew from throwing up to almost dying due to exposures throughout her life. Some people become more and more sensitive to their allergen the more they are exposed to it (I think it happens with nuts alot). Now her sensitivity is so high, that she almost died from an airborne exposure to nuts. Her husband found her basically dead (no heartbeat or breathing on the floor one day) when he came home from work. She was basically dead but was later revived. She spent the next 12 days in a coma. If her husband had arrived home a few minutes later, she would have been dead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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I feel for your friend but she's an adult with airborne nut allergies. Do you suggest that we make all public spaces nut-free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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OP here. Not a troll. I was simply stating a fact/observation. My kids' new school is an outstanding public school in a great community with involved parents and incredible staff/teachers. I'm sure there are some kids with allergies. For whatever reason however, the food restrictions (applied school-wide) which I saw in NYC private school for 5 years do not exist here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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DD's elementary school isn't nut free and neither was her summer camp. We're in NYC but not in the strivey/trendy areas. My brother has a nut allergy (which developed layer on in life) and carries an epi-pen. I don't recall him or my mother ever insisting that everyone around him be nut-free. [ Reply | More ]
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because he is an adult and know how to avoid the risks and inject himself with epi-pen. Young kids do not know that yet. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS! An old roommate had a severe shellfish allergy. She carried an epi-pen. She did not have a restraining order against lobsters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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Same here. DSs go to school and sleepaway camp, neither are nut free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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There are schools and families that care about social responsibilities, and there are others who don't. People can choose to teach their kids different priority by sending their kids to different learning environment. If you want to teach kids that the pleasure of eating a peanut butter sandwich supercedes a human life (most likely a friend's life), then do teach your kid to lie that the peanut butter is sunflower butter. [ Reply | More ]
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Your smug tone is absolutely ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you find another more meaningful cause to fight than picking on young children who can't protect themselves from predators like you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of 7yo not wanting to do a playdate with another classmate who asked. I thought the job of parents was to teach kindness and compassion as core values. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/07/18/are-you-raising-nice-kids-a-harvard-psychologist-gives-5-ways-to-raise-them-to-be-kind/ 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What were the circumstances surround the S/O of the 7 year old? [ Reply | More ]
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^^surrounding [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing much. OP said another mom called and asked for a playdate for the girls, who were classmates in 2nd grade. OP said that her daughter had no problems with the other girl, but didn't want to become friends with her or do a playdate. That was it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Sounds straightforward to me [ Reply | More ]
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Agreed. Its easy to teach children to do whatever makes them happy. Much harder, and more important, to teach them to be kind, and appreciate their impact on others. [ Reply | More ]
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Haven't read the article but I think the "I don't want to play with X" is a tricky area. Because we are also teaching our kids to listen to their own instincts, to avoid or manage conflict in a peaceful way, right? Sometimes there are good, valid reasons that one kid may not feel comfortable around another and not want to pursue a friendship. How about the rather common scenario where the kid who wants to play is aggressive, possessive etc? I would defend the right of any kid not to be set up to play one-on-one. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Of course. If another child is aggressive, cursing, mean, etc you need to validate your child's feelings. In this case, OP's DD just "wasn't interested". What is the line between validating a child's likes/dislikes, and promoting compassion, kindness, and inclusiveness (at least on a one-time playdate)? [ Reply | More ]
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Like I said, it is tricky and context matters a lot. If my kid were very social and had lots of friends and the kid who wanted to play did not I would be much more insistent that they at least get together one time to play unless there were aggression/meanness issues in the mix. I have one kid who was very shy in elementary school and know how important one-on-one time for a quieter kid to come out of their shell. If, on the other hand, I sensed an unhealthy dynamic and that my kid felt uncomfortable around the other one I would not encourage the playtime. Would I also wouldn't do, though, is tell the other parent "my kid doesn't want to" as that just seems mean, whatever the reason. I dunno, maybe it is worse to make vague excuses, but that is probably what I would do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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Their instinct said no. Good enough for me. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't get that the other kid was unpopular, or picked up - can't kids just have preferences for friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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This is a tough one. I wouldn't force my 6 yo to have a playdate with someone he didn't want to anymore than I want some rude kid coming to a playdate. I think there's a way to do what you're suggesting while respecting a child's right to play with his friends. For example, if DS goes to a party, even for a kid he doesn't like, I make sure to tell him to be nice and he always is. [ Reply | More ]
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This. You have to be nice and polite but you don't have to be friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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I don't teach my child they have to spend time with people they don't like. Seems like an odd message to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:18 PM Flag
[ - ] spin off.. For European moms, can you answer this. Is it true that the women in Northern Italy who go to top tier Universities pretty much all stop working when they have kids and the women in Sweden who go to top tier Universities keep working while they are mothers? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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but Swedes get a year off after having a child and get to go right back to their jobs. there is also no issue with leaving work to pick up your kid from school or staying home with your kid if he's sick. [ Reply | More ]
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And men are far more involved in childrearing in Sweden, and get equal parental leave. In Italy & around the Mediterranean, child care is still largely "women's work". [ Reply | More ]
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Women in Italy who are highly educated do not have children. [ Reply | More ]
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Somewhat, depends on the woman though and her social status. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Our CEO's assistant is asking CEO to hire an assistant for her. How laughable is that? Plus she called her office as "chairman's office" 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I can't laugh until I understand the workload. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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DItto [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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i think in the Devil .wears prada the assistant to the boss had her own assistant [ Reply | More ]
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I was an executive assistant. There was a lot of work involved and it was necessary for me to have somebody working under me. [ Reply | More ]
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so why not two exec assistants? [ Reply | More ]
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ceo only wants one lemming to report to him [ Reply | More ]
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i can understand that. [ Reply | More ]
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The top person's assistant is often an asshole who thinks she's way more important than she really is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Her workload consists mostly of answering the phone, delivering the message and walking around chatting and spreading rumors. It doesn't include making photocopies because she makes everyone else make copies for her. [ Reply | More ]
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is she hotter than you? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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No, She is nearly 60 years old. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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FAKE [ Reply | More ]
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How large is the firm? Fortune 500 CEOs typically have multiple assistants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Not laughable if there is enough work for 2 people. Sometimes there is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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How do you feel about her calling her office as "chairman's office"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Is the CEO also the Chairman of the Board? Because then it is perfectly acceptable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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This isn't laughable at all. We have this at my firm (A Fortune 100 company). The CEO's assistant has almost a round the clock job and needs add'l support and back-up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking to get a super warm winter coat for myself (size M, 8). When I look at coats its hard to know if they are warm or not, with today's technology sometimes the light ones are warmer than the heavy. Can you recommend? extra credit for links:) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Canada Goose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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any specific? i heard of it, but they are $600+ and ugly... I can do ugly but not for that kind of money:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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LE and LLBean have warmness ratings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Patagonia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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any specific one? is it extra warm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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np:get the tres parka. toasty warm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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Tres Down Parka [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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north face Artic down parka [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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I love my Postcard. DH ended up getting one too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:18 PM Flag
[ - ] My ds turned 4 mid-June. Applying to privates (NYC) -- what will say, Collegiate and Trinity say about age and if you get a too-young letter how likely is it that you'll be accepted the following year? Are you starting from scratch the next year or is it more like you're in unless something changes dramatically? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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starting from scratch, but maybe just a little higher than before. you still have to go through he whole process [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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uggg, so the choice is to be the youngest which could be just asking to fail or risk the whole thing again. blergh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Speaking from experience with youngest boy in NYC private, don't let that happen. It is my biggest parenting regret. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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this is what I've heard over and over again. Do I have a choice in the matter though? If I love Collegiate and they for some reason accept him can I then say I want next year? I guess I'll let it play out - hopefully I was right to at least apply and get in front of people this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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I'd absolutely bring that up. Find out what the TRUE make-up/age-range of the class will be. For my DS, his grade was so heavily loaded with fall birthdays. He started K with kids who were about to turn 6, almost everyone else was 6 by Christmas break. It mattered. Then many of the few younger kids there were left and the age-range skewed older and older (including old summers and kids repeating grades from public school or other privates). June is YOUNG in a NYC private. It all has to do with the age of your actual peers, the kids you get compared to day in and day out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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Unclear- what do you regret? Not holding him back a year? Curious, as I have a July boy myself... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, but saying that a June birthday is "too young" is ridiculous. It seems that what you have is that a typical 5th grader in a private school is the same age as a typical 6th grader in public. And a freshman in high school in public studying Geometry and physics would actually be in 8th grade in a private school likely studying Algebra and biology. (if that). I get the September cut off, but it is getting so that privates just teach a grade behind good publics and call themselves "tt". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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I don't disagree but there so much gerry rigging in privates around age rather than public with it's hard deadlines and no exceptions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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is it "gerry rigging"? I always thought the expression was "jury rigging"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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It's jury rigging. OR might have been thinking of gerrymandering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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she also got the it's wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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I think OP was going for jerry-rigged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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Which is just an incorrect version of jury rigged, which isn't even the right word in this instance! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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It is, and it is also used completely incorrectly here since it means doing something in a makeshift manner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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While I don't disagree, NYC public school cutoffs are later than most of the rest of the country because it's easier for working parents. I don't think a child should start K while still 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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OR: Yes, I think the September cut offs make sense. But a cut off is a cut off! What's with June -- 2 1/2 months before the cut off -- being "too young"? Nope, it is exactly the age you are supposed to be! When all the June birthdays start K at 6.3 yrs old, will May birthdays be too young? Then April birthdays? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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ITA. Even if you don't want to redshirt, you are stuck with a situation where the range is so skewed. It's bullshit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Any good breakup revenge stories? I really want to send an angry text to a guy who disappeared and used me, but think it might be better to take the high road and move on. Thoughts? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Take the high road and move on. You will be teaching that jerk no lessons. Find a new guy to be hot about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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A text is not good revenge. It's just written evidence of how angry you are, which could come back to haunt you someday. Never put anything in writing that you may regret. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Block him. Throw his pictures away. Unfriend on facebook.. distance and time are the cures. F.. him and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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i always thought it might be funny to have a "one last time" with an ex and super glue his penis to his abs or something. never did it, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Ooooooooh an angry text. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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lol, really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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An angry text is not revenge. It's making yourself look like an ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Move on. Life is short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Do you still have access to his place? You could put some frozen seafood inside his curtain rods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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