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[ - ] I just spiked my tea with bourbon. Am I a bad mom? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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i put cocaine in mine! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but not because you're an alky [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What makes you basic? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Too many tums [ Reply | More ]
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Good one [ Reply | More ]
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I like lululemon and getting my hair blown out [ Reply | More ]
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Using the word "basic" this way. [ Reply | More ]
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I still handwash my dishes. That's pretty basic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:03 PM Flag
[ - ] How does your school handle physical violence? It seems like my children's school has a big problem with this. We adore the school BUT both of my children have had kids hit them this year and so have their close friends. At the preschool age I understand that some children are still working these issues out but it seems to be happening a lot with the elementary school boys, specifically two boys who seem to hit frequently. At what point does a school counsel these kids out? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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It is not tolerated at any age at out school. If in K/1 the DC gets a warning, after that DCs are gone if there is physical violence. [ Reply | More ]
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You adore a school where your kids have been victims of violence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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they cut off hands (American school in Riyadh). [ Reply | More ]
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What school? I cannot believe this. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At what age would you get playstation for dc? I came across a really cool dinosaur game, my ds would love it but not sure I want to open that door yet. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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its about how often they play, not having it. If money no object, this is no diffent than playing games on moms phone [ Reply | More ]
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birth. [ Reply | More ]
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never [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on Saint Anne's? Is it really an arts school? Not a good fit for a science kid? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Arts and science are not polar opposites [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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Teacher: I think it seems like a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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It has great science classes. [ Reply | More ]
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Ann's. A science kid can manage there because the curriculum tends to be more self-directed. But, FWIW, it does seem like some science/math kids leave for Stuy (and perhaps other high schools). I do not believe you will have the strong science/math peer group at Saint Ann's that you will have at specialized high schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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^I mean for high school, obviously. It is fine for elementary/middle school. [ Reply | More ]
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I think this is true, but SA offers way more to the student who wants to do more than just math/science. If your kid is a complete STEM geek with no other interests, then SA would not be a good fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you cater to your DH? Suppress your natural personality/instincts so as to not offend him? Stop hanging out with DFs he doesn't care for? Let him make all the major decisions or defer to his view on them? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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no. who can live like that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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Of course not. Why would anyone marry a person they have to hide their whole personality for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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I'm guessing OP is a troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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See below, I am not. I want to tell my DFs to stand up for themselves but when I make the slightest hint, they say...but you have your own $$$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Ah, got it. I will say though, i'm a WOHM by choice, but DH is super successful. I don't intend to "cater to him" but I am definitely a different person at work and with my friends than I am with him. I do feel like a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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come on now, all women are two-faced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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What? That's not what I meant, and no, we're not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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you know it's true. there are no honest women. there aren't a lot of honest men, either, but there are some. women need to be two-faced just to survive in the gossipy and back-stabbing world of female-female relationships. [ Reply | More ]
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guess they value their relationship/$$'s more than your friendship - it happens people grow apart [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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I ask because I have several DFs like this. They are all married to super successful men and they are like two different people when DH is around or if DH is working/traveling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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MYOB [ Reply | More ]
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Really? You'd let your best girlfriends degrade themselves? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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most people lose themselves in their relationships, it's just the way it is. your "friends" are long gone. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What ever happened to Alexis Stewart? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She is hanging out with Melissa rivers on her mom's coattail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:38 PM Flag
[ - ] 18 lbs lost in 80 days. Now I'm down to 143 and am 5'6". How am I doing? What should my goal weight be since I seem to have snapped out o that plateau -- which came from NOT running all week due to weather and work, weirdly. What's my goal to not be fat in UB terms? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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WTF..who cares [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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NP: Whoa, you sound fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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If you mean a size designer 2 is fat..yeah, I am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Let's go with your terms. I'm an inch taller and weight the same, just lost 12 lbs, plan to get to 135 and plateau. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Congrats! 5'7" and 135 would look great. I was thinking 135 but maybe more like 132? What size are you at 135 as a better gauge I suppose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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Or body type..is she a DD or a small B? Hips? Waist ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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32D, size 4/6, not too much of a waist. 32D looks a lot like a 34B; I don't actually have a huge chest. I don't know what hip measurement I have. Jeans are a 26 or 27. If I weigh 135 instead of 143, I just have much less unnecessary fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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I'd work on toning rather than weight loss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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I run a lot and gave good upper body tone...not really an issue (np directly above, not op) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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Start weight lifting..most women have a glute imbalance...their legs work and not their bum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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I was a competitive runner for a long time, so luckily I've been trained to run well. Anyway. I'm not sure why I think other people would want to know this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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How did you lose all that? I'm your height snd 155. You're doing great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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I wouldn't turn to UB to determine your goals. Most of the posters here are trolls with no morals or values. Take a good look in the mirror and decide whether you like how you look. Go for a jog or play some tennis with a friend and decide whether you feel energetic & strong enough. Set your goals based on you, not the riff-raff here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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I am that weight and 5'4". Trying to get to 132. Having a hard time. Congratulations to you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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congrats! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My 'employer' is a truly incompetent woman. She can't do anything, and of course, she thinks she's always right. A little nutty, too. Her DH and I exchange 'oh, god' looks behind her back. I wonder if she realizes everybody thinks she's ridiculous. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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Are you sleeping with him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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Her husband? Why does everybody on this site assume men and women are ALWAYS having sex? (FYI he's fifty and my gay friend and I are 85% certain he's gay). [ Reply | More ]
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suuuuuuuuuure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Trust me, nobody wants to fuck your husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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no, but you sound like you want to fuck that husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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I have a strange fetish for old gay dudes, you caught me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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i don't doubt it. [ Reply | More ]
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What does his being 50 have anything to do with the situation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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That makes him twice my age...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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have you not noticed that women are SEX-crazed maniacs? Aside from kids/dogs/cats, it's all they can think and talk about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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what job do you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Nanny. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, another nanny who thinks she's the coolest and the parents would be lost without her. Collapsing. [ Reply | More ]
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---Oh, and the women at school are always rolling their eyes and talking about her behind her back, making fun of her "career". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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trust me, sweetie. they all think you are the bigger asshole making fun of her employer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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I keep my mouth shut, but trust me, darling, they all do it.. [ Reply | More ]
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are you condescending SAHM? same writing style? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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what? no, i woh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Why did you put "employer" in quotes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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She doesn't pay me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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You work for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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No, but she doesn't pay me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Is she your boss? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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So then why call her your employer at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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so the trust fund pays you? still her money [ Reply | More ]
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Guessing the mom is a SAHM and OP is trying to make a statement about how it's "his" money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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OP is just envious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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you work for free? [ Reply | More ]
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Is it S.R.? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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She's the mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Yes, she is. But I spent two weeks in a hospital with her child, she popped in to bring trinkets and rant to the nurses about GMOs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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so what was she doing instead? of course you had to go to the hospital because that's your job to take care of her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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So quit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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you sound like you would be much happier in a different position or a new career. what are you longer term goals? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:52 PM Flag
[ - ] I saw a school in Long Island that is way cheaper than privates in the city and looks really great - Friends Academy. Do you think it fares as good as any of the selective schools in NYC? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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until at least ms, education is what you put into it. if you have the intelligence to guide yourself or your parents have it, then it won't matter all the way up until college, though it will be a challenge. [ Reply | More ]
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That school is NOT as good as selective NYC schools. I have it on very good authority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I am very stressed out by an issue I'm having with one of my kids. I was venting to a friend and she jokingly said, "if you keep stressing about this, I won't be your friend anymore." I'm wondering if it was one of those "jokes" that's actually kind of true. Wdyt? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Your friend sounds like she's in 3rd grade wtf who says that [ Reply | More ]
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You must talk about this issue constantly. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I have held it inside until yesterday, that was the first time I've ever brought it up to anyone [ Reply | More ]
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She doesn't sound like a good friend, tbh. [ Reply | More ]
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whats the issue and how often do you "vent'? [ Reply | More ]
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One of my dc is doing poorly in school. I haven't brought it up to anyone until I vented to her yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
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np: she doesn't sound nice. But, just to give her the benefit of the doubt, is it something like venting because dc has Bs instead of As? [ Reply | More ]
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Dc has a 3.1 gpa and is not working up to potential, took PSAT as a sophomore and got a 230. [ Reply | More ]
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^also has 1 in school suspension and is on disciplinary probation for skipping classes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Sure, but hopefully you aren't mentioning the PSAT score. Many smart kids have potential and many of the kids who succeed academically have far less "potential" and far more drive. [ Reply | More ]
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she is tired of your ranting. on ub or a diff friend. she doesn't sound like much of a friend, btw. [ Reply | More ]
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Probably. If you keep complaining about something over and over, but never actually do anything constructive about the problem, even the best of friends will start to get bored by hearing about it. [ Reply | More ]
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maybe she just doesn't want you to stress anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:53 PM Flag
[ - ] I need to schlepp my tired derriere to the 34th street post office from the UES today. FML. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why would you need to go to the 34th st PO? [ Reply | More ]
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need to mail very important, time-sensitive docs. it's open until 9pm, local ones aren't. [ Reply | More ]
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FedEx [ Reply | More ]
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oy! it is another shoah! [ Reply | More ]
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fed ex it, by the time you take a cab or subway -- it's not worth the time/money [ Reply | More ]
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Would shyp work for that? I used it for some packages and it was amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone looking to buy a 2BR/2BA in the middle of Upper East? Low maint, good coop, for closing in early 2015. Prob looming at a 1.5-1.6m valuation. Off broker only. If interested, email esxtch12@yahoo.com 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Square footage? Newly renovated? On a main avenue or a side street? Amenities? [ Reply | More ]
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email, email, email [ Reply | More ]
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1300, not newly renovated but can move-in, main avenue [ Reply | More ]
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you should at least post some pics. [ Reply | More ]
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tell us more [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm a single mom w a 12 yo and 14 yo. 12 yo has terrible study skills and rushes through homework to get to phone/computer. Teachers are telling me dc has potential but doesn't work hard at anything. So I can install software on dcs phone to turn it off certain hours, and I can install parental controls to make sure only websites are those needed for homework... but dc still does bare minimum then reads or lounges. WWYD? I can't afford a sitter for 2 kids who are old enough to watch themselves. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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let him fail? if he gets a bad grade, no tv, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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No. That is not helpful. Op I had a similar kid. Twelve is still young and many don't get the end game. Sit him down and explain that you believe in him and that he's capable of good work (different from saying you are smart). Teach him how to organize himself. Rules: all homework done before any screen at all. Take everything away for a while. Tell him carelessness can be the difference between a B and an A and who does he want to be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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but would an unambitious kid care? you either care or you don't or you care because you don't want to suffer the consequences (i think -- haven't been there yet). [ Reply | More ]
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So 12 may be young but in NYC 7th grade grades are all-important for high school admissions. DD is very smart. She can get A's without trying very hard, but her teachers are dismayed by how lightweight her work has become. Q - HOW do I take everything away when I'm not there to enforce? How do I enforce her spending a certain amount of time on assignments vs. doing them as quickly as humanly possible. I'm telling her this, her teachers are telling her this -- but still she goes to screen or book as quickly as she can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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If she is getting As, what is the problem? She is being efficient and that's a good thing. [ Reply | More ]
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She is falling off in terms of her potential, and her grades are suffering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Once a week tutor? Kumon or after school learning program 2 times a week? [ Reply | More ]
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Tutoring isn't what is required. It's more about discipline. [ Reply | More ]
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Tutor will make sure work is done and instill good work habits/good role model [ Reply | More ]
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tutoring is a start - maybe you can find someone that can teach the basics regarding studying, note taking, etc. sometimes kids are just too overwhelmed and just don't know where to start or how to start [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Male or female children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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OP: 2 dds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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Good grades earn rewards. Pay for A's. Limited time offer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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I offered to take out for favorite dessert treat for every 95 on a quiz or exam. Nothing doing. [ Reply | More ]
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np: she might like cash a lot more than ice cream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Teacher on for a little bit, if you'd like to ask any questions about school, etc. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How important is it if your DC can read well, great at math, science but grammar and spelling..not so hot. Age 9. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the more reading they do, the better they will get at grammar and spelling. I wouldn't worry about it, to be honest. (I teach older kids, but I have younger ones of my own.) [ Reply | More ]
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Do you secretly despise some Students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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There are certainly some kids that drive you nuts, but I'm not sure I've despised any. Maybe one in more than a dozen years of teaching. [ Reply | More ]
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How many of your students do you fantasize about? [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know when the parents have done the homework? [ Reply | More ]
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I have a good idea of when a student has had a significant amount of help. I'd be somewhat happy if it were the parents--usually I suspect a tutor. [ Reply | More ]
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do you truly believe "all students can learn and succeed"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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so why don't they all do so? [ Reply | More ]
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oh, forget it. you are a pk teacher. doesn't really count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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OP: Resources, home-life, social factors, lack of connecting with their teachers--a myriad reasons. But I firmly believe that every person has the potential to learn and succeed. Also, many students who are not learning and successful in school are learning a good deal and succeeding outside of it. (Not a preschool teacher, but I wouldn't discount their thoughts.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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but how can you be so sure? have you ever turned around a failing kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Part of it certainly amounts to just faith in humanity. But I have certainly had students who were failing at first, and shining by the end of the year. Also, I have seen kids who were struggling go on to do very well in college and in careers. It's anecdotal, and it's hard to speak in absolutes but I do think everyone can learn and succeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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Still OP: Also, it's a bit relative. If you take something I'm profoundly untalented at, say, basketball, then have me work with a good coach I respect, by the end of the year I may still be terrible, but I'm sure I would be better than at the start of the training. I'd still view that as success. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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describe the most annoying parent of all time. [ Reply | More ]
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The ones that ask you to change their child's grades. [ Reply | More ]
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*who [ Reply | More ]
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Teacher here, too. And this is the worst! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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It really is. I've even had one who was so blunt and direct about it, I had to say, "You know what you're asking me is completely immoral, right?" What level kids do you teach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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i can see for 7+. but my two children are in 1st and 4th. the 4th grader got the equivalent of c's in science and social studies last year. he knows more astronomy and paleontology than i do. and not surprisingly, the assessments were all subject, ie no tests. this year, they are all tests and he is getting all A's. same with dd. she is in pullout gifted for 2nd graders and in 3rd grade reading -- the school did all this without my asking. yet, her home room teacher gave her the euqivalent of c's on science and social studies. even in k/1/2, how can teachers give these grades without some sort of measuring/formal assessment. i have a half a mind to say something to the teacher but i am not sure i should because it might make my daughter's life hell even though she wasn't the one who would have instigated trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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OP: I would certainly ask about it. I did notice that at my kid's elementary school (a ps###) the grades given--especially at the beginning of the year--seemed to have no basis. There were about 20 items on the report card (way too many) and at the beginning of the year he would get the equivalent of a B or a C, I guess, then at the end he would get an A. It just seemed like a system the teachers used instead of an actual evaluation. (I didn't really care about his grades in elementary, though, so I never mentioned it.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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exactly. there is no formal evaluation. i am a little miffed because we are going to move and the kids will have to apply to privates and it might matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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I'm not in admissions, so I don't know, but I can't imagine private schools will care. They will probably have an admissions test (standardized, interview-based or a mix) and I think that will trump the grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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yeah, you're prob right. thanks for reminding me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Ah, you're welcome. Good luck with everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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What grade do you teach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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preschool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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OP: Not preschool, but there may be another teacher answering as well. I responded below: 7-12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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7-12th, leaning more heavily towards the upper school side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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what kind of dumb q is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Does that mean you don't know or just don't want to answer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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The rumor mill at my dcs school is that teachers favor the kids of big donors. I really don't believe this could be true. Do you play favorites? Do donors kids get treated differently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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I don't think it's true. I wouldn't be shocked to find out administrators paid more attention to donors, but big donors don't seem to have a significant amount of influence on your world as a teacher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Np: I've taught at private schools for 15 years and have never had this be a factor in any way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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My daughter was lagging in her grades in one class, and I asked the teacher how I could support her doing better. He said, Oh okay I will email you some resources. Next thing I know her grade had been adjusted! WTF! Made me feel like one of "those" parents. What do you think of this? Are those code words for "change my kid's grade"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Seriously??? Jeez. No, your approach was completely appropriate--that's what I like to hear from parents. The teacher's reaction was pretty awful in my opinion. I would lose a lot of respect for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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This person sounds like a horrible teacher --just lazy. I would report that immediately to the head of school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Another afternoon of pretending I understand college football. .. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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^at least there are chips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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which game are you watching [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Watching MSU kill U of M. As it should be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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so depressing I cannot watch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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The Big Ten needs to make a version of this Six Nations commercial, with "anyone but Michigan": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbvbQPq4LXk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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I'm eating chips without the football. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Try watching this documentary about college athletics. It'll give you something to talk about next time! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-and-march-madness/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Op :saw it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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you saw it but you still support a corrupt system by watching college football for...what, exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Because there are Better Made potato chips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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boo hoo cry about it bitch, college football owns [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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NFL > college slavery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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