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[ - ] I am interviewing nannies and one left a message and when I dialed her number it came up as someone I interviewed 2 years ago when I needed a back up. I don't remember her at all it is just saved in my phone as (nanny-like-summer-2012). She must have answered my advertisement then and is answering it now. Are there nannies who are always looking for a better gig or is this likely a coincidence? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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2 years seems normal for nanny turnover, lots of people have a 2nd kid and move to the burbs, decide to SAH etc or decide to do preschool/daycare when they are older. [ Reply | More ]
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I only posted these two times so what are the odds of the same nanny looking at the exact same time unless she is always looking or rotating through jobs. KWIM [ Reply | More ]
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i tend to consider that a red flag- have fallen for it at work a few times when hiring staff and have always regretted it! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are the best streets to Trick or Treat on in Greenwhich Village/ West or East Village? Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.31.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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bleecker and Christopher [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't want my kids trick or treating in those neighborhoods. It's too crazy down there tonight. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Kids who are 18 - 22ish are still adolescents and prone to making bad choices when in the company of their peers. College kids need to reside in supervised housing, otherwise they may very well drink themselves stupid on a regular basis and get into some serious trouble. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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my dorm roommate was an alcoholic and drank peppermint schnapps every morning for breakfast. “supervised” housing doesn’t prevent alcohol abuse. [ Reply | More ]
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did not say it did however someone so irresponsible needs an adult looking out for them, clearly [ Reply | More ]
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I do agree. And many kids start college before they're 18... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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yes and that is why so many of them drink themselves to death or do other stupid things [ Reply | More ]
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Darwinism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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Would hardly call a dorm supervised. The RAs are a year older sometimes. The advantage is group living. And peers often, but not always, help each other out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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IMHO, your best bet is so see if your kid will sign up for a substance fee dorm room, many colleges have them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Well, I'd be a hypocrite to try that. My freshman year drinking buddies are now the godparents of my children. [ Reply | More ]
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guess i am lucky i survived off campus housing since my school ran out of dorms rooms the year i started [ Reply | More ]
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This, but the vast majority of them get it together by junior year. The first 2 years are pretty scary tho. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you fucking kidding me? 18 is old enough to vote, go off to war and die for your country, etc, etc. parents like you make me sick. Stop coddling your children and teach them personal responsibility and they'll ,are better choices. [ Reply | More ]
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*make [ Reply | More ]
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Have you read ANYTHING about brain development? The part responsible for impulse control and decision making does not fully develop by 18. Biological fact. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I just realized that a lot of times, my life sucks and I need to do something about it. Not terrible depression sucks, just no fun and too kid-centric. This past week, I've been rushing to either go to work/pick up dc from school/prepare meals/shop for mealsshuttle to activities and parties/buy gifts for parties/go to weekend kid entertainment stuff. What about me? I'm an adult and I want to decompress and be entertained, too! Waaaah! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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Weekend babysitter so you have a few hours to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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This is what my therapist told me. But dh feels bad because he works f/t, so weekends are the only time he gets to be with dc. We do need to schedule more dates though. Calling a sitter now! [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you - enjoy! We sometimes do a sitter at night and other times we do a sitter for brunch (or free time) during the day. It made a big difference in how I felt just having a few hours off of the treadmill. [ Reply | More ]
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you’re right — you need to do something about it. schedule in some self-care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Hire ther babysitter late. We often go to dinner at 9. Put kids to bed ourselves, then sitter is there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:57 PM Flag
[ - ] [Repost for the morning, hoping to get some advice] ....Advice needed-Dh started this new business and he has a female business partner. I am okay with it even though i haven't met her (she is based in a different country). However, today, just out of the blue, messaged me on Facebook to say she is not having an affair with dh, they are just friends and they are doing business together. I didn't think they were so i don't know what to respond. Actually, i don't even want to respond. What would you do? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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How weird. I'd show DH and see if he has any insight. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't want him to go back and ask her. I am curious why she would even think that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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He needs to find a new contact. This is ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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np - srsly, show it to your dh. she’s his business partner. you’re his wife. he needs to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Yes. You NEED to do this. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't dignify it with a response. How does DH even know this person? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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He needs a contact in that country and she is it. [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't reply. I would just send the message to dh and ask him to please address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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this. wonder if HER spouse or partner made her do this... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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I don't know her at all. I am thinking maybe she just wants to stir things up and start trouble in someone else's family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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Sounds like this. Drama queen. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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your dh should have more of a sense of why she said that — and he can decide what to do about it. she’s his problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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I would ask dh what prompted this message from her - also is she ESL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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show dh. ask him to work through it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 11 yo dd always forgets to brush her teeth. I have set up a brushing calendar, I have taken her iPod away when she forgets, I have gotten mad, I have gotten sad, I have shown her my teeth (I developed juvenile gingivitis and my teeth are a mess).......nothing (so far) works. Advice please? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Before bed: dd have you brushed your teeth yet? No? Please do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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exactly! She's still at an age where you can say "please do this now." Please do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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Set an alarm in the bathroom wear she brushes her teeth. When it rings, she goes in to turn it off and brushes her teeth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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How about she doesn't GET her iPod until she brushes her teeth? She comes home from school and brushes her teeth. Then gets the iPod. In the morning, before she leaves for school, she must brush her teeth. How hard is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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I have kept the iPod for days because she kept forgetting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Does she ask for her iPod? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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Then freaking REMIND her. Tell her to go brush her teeth. WHAT THE HELL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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So, if I have to remind her, she doesn't get her iPod. So, she ends up losing it for days because I had to remind her continuously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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stop making this so hard - in the morning after she eat tell her to brush her teeth at night before bed tell her to brush her teeth....kids need reminding constantly, that is part of your job as a parent to make sure she is doing these things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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Okay, I am going to take to reminding her twice a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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remind her to brush her teeth at night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Stop getting mad and sad. Geez. You're overdramatizing this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Lool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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+1 you obviously have had a bout with dental issues yourself and are imposing all this emotional crap on your daughter. she is just a kid who is forgetful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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I don't think so. So I shouldn't remind her? She won't brush for days and her teeth have yellowed and you can chunks of the white stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ you can see chunks... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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it seems like you want to take yourself out of the equation? that might not be possible. she needs you to remind her. maybe she needs you to remind her because she wants a little extra attention. give it to her. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, you are right. Just hoping she would be more independent, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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Just tell her to do it twice a day. Nothing else happens until she does it. It takes 3 minutes FFS. Just get it done. You're being passive aggressive and not getting what you want by saying she has to remember. The goal is healthy teeth not you win the power trip. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't get how I am being passive aggressive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] My dh does well and I don't need him to do anything more though he is not content with what he has accomplished so far. Has anyone else been in my shoes? I just want dh to be happy and satisfied. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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The curse of ambition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Yes, same here. It makes me sad that DH can't be happy with what we have. He does very well but is always comparing himself to others that have accomplished more or make more money. [ Reply | More ]
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discontent drives a lot of careers [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What private school is the least cliquey? Kid is smart, friendly, but marches to the beat of his own drum. May be gay. Want a school that is very tolerant and where kids aren't snotty. Does this even exist? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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So sick of this "may be gay" shit with kids. He's a kid, stop labeling him FFS! [ Reply | More ]
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Where people like the poster above don't send their kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have any idea how damaging even subconsciously labeling your kid is? Let your dc be a kid and back off! [ Reply | More ]
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Chill out. You know nothing about my family, so zip it. [ Reply | More ]
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how damaging is it? he’s either gay or he isn’t. she’s fine with it if he is. how terribly scarring. [ Reply | More ]
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Unicorn Prep [ Reply | More ]
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LREI may be the most gay-friendly, but the kids are pretty entitled. [ Reply | More ]
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Not Dalton - gay boys don't feel comfortable coming out there. [ Reply | More ]
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Avenues [ Reply | More ]
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Bank street [ Reply | More ]
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You are obviously homophobic to assume someone thinks this "label" is a bad thing. Not everyone would be upset to find their child as gay. Sounds like they want an environment that is accepting, in case this is true. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Hunter Elem open house? Anyone go? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Our building did trick or treating last night. I'm eating candy for breakfast. Ugh. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I just ate four mini twixes. They are delicious... [ Reply | More ]
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I am NOT eating sugar my will power is greater than sugar. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] re: the Central Virginia disappearances of young women - one of them was very um active in social media with come-on photos and interactions with older men, one of which killed her; the other was very active on social media regarding her rep as a Blackout Drunk and with pix of her in the dorm with a shelf of liquor bottles (hard liquor, plus malt liquor, wine, Fireball, etc) 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hannah graham? [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Was she the slut or the alcoholic? [ Reply | More ]
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boozy [ Reply | More ]
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So? [ Reply | More ]
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'innocent' victims? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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So they had it coming or something? [ Reply | More ]
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exactly., wtf. [ Reply | More ]
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Not at all. There should be no consequences in life. [ Reply | More ]
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Well put it this way, if they were studying at the library instead of being drunk at midnight, Hannah Graham would be alive. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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OH MY GOD. Stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Certainly not. We all did dumb things as teens and young people. But you play with fire, you may get burned. Also reinforces that complete stranger abduction/rape is rare - usually there is something the victim does to put themself at risk [ Reply | More ]
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though the Pakistani girl walking home from the grocery store in Fairfax did appear to be guilty of nothing except being female and alone [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools is a book written by Jonathan Kozol in 1991 that discusses the disparities in education between schools of different classes and races. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Working through your "to read" list? [ Reply | More ]
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relevant to rapes at Bronx school post [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't that book more about funding? [ Reply | More ]
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$ is everything [ Reply | More ]
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School funding isn't, though. [ Reply | More ]
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great book [ Reply | More ]
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That was our Freshman orientation book at my 99% white, UMC, northeastern liberal arts college. Ironic. [ Reply | More ]
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Remember when he went to the school in Rye? There were kids saying things like "I don't see how improving schools in the Bronx benefits me." Sounds like adults on UB. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe I'm the only person who didn't think "Death at an Early Age" was all that great. There have been many people since Kozol who say the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
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I loved that book. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Harvard Admissions Office recommends gap year 53 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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did Zuck take a gap year at andover? [ Reply | More ]
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? and that is relevant how ... [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I get it, he's super successful and went to Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
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he also dropped out [ Reply | More ]
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Oh. Ok. I didn't know that part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Andover and Exter both take kids for gap years but how many kids [ Reply | More ]
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It's called a "PG" year (post-graduate). Maybe a dozen. Most if not all are athletes. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like something only the rich can afford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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ITA. Of all of my friends, only the one from the uber rich family took a gap year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Not always true, I am from the UK where it is common, I spent most of my gap year waitressing and earning money. I did a little traveling, all paid for by my own earnings and I had $ left over to use at spending money when I went to university. Working ft as a waitress was a really good experience for me and I learned more about life that year than at any other point in my life. I can see why Harvard would look favorably at something like that [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt the Harvard kids are spending a year waitressing. I assume the expectation is some fancy international experience. [ Reply | More ]
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probably [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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In the UK most kids work to earn money for their travels and the traveling is cheap, backpacking not some fancy experience. I don't think Harvard wants to see kids doing some rich kids abroad thing, I think they would want to see people getting some real life experience, working, traveling to interesting places, living and doing new things, problem is kids are so focused in HS on getting in to college they don't have the opportunity to do stuff like this. [ Reply | More ]
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What kind of job can an 18 year old girl get to travel to interesting places? Do these girls travel around the world alone? [ Reply | More ]
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yikes, I know, maybe not a great idea ... [ Reply | More ]
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Nope, Harvard wants you to achieve something every minute you are on the planet breathing. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I know two kids at Ivies who spent a gap year working (one was busing tables and the other worked a grunt job on with a film company) [ Reply | More ]
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Cool. I wasn't sure if this happened or not. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course it happens. There are many different types of people/families in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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I know that. But I'm guessing that taking a year off to bus tables before Harvard is less common than exciting international travel before Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
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sure, are they responsible when you have one less year to save for retirement down the line? They get a one-year-older student less likely to be an immature PITA. [ Reply | More ]
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good point [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, because everyone starts saving for retirement at 22. Some lucky ones do, but you are living in a bubble if you think this is the norm. [ Reply | More ]
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lol but yes re: immature PITA that can bring their sociopathic problems to your school and damage its reputation [ Reply | More ]
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She is talking about the parents [ Reply | More ]
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You still have one less year whenever you do start... [ Reply | More ]
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OR- Hey, the further you think in to the future, the better. Not talking about normal; talking about optimal, which smoking dope in the Carpathian Mtns for a year isn't [ Reply | More ]
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The kids who can afford a "gap year" aren't the ones for whom a year less retirement savings makes a hoot of difference. [ Reply | More ]
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This. "Afford" being the key word. The gap year is a luxury few can afford. [ Reply | More ]
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OR- which gets to a different point about Harvard catering to the rich [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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Obviously this is going to be the trend. Already the oldest boy in DS's grade in freakishly old, he started K at age 6y4m. If he takes a gap year he'll be walking into Freshman year of college at age 20. Insane. I was still 17 when I started college (almost 18). [ Reply | More ]
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this may be a good thing [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah maybe? [ Reply | More ]
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Boys would have to take at least 4 gap years to catch up with the girls. : ) [ Reply | More ]
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lol! True [ Reply | More ]
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6 1/2??? Well that's nuts... he already had his gap year... [ Reply | More ]
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Makes sense for dcs who know they'll need to take on debt. If they can live at home and work even at a low-income job, they can save. [ Reply | More ]
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That doesn't make sense to me. I think they'd be better off getting their education ASAP and then spending that year working the higher paying job they will get after graduation. [ Reply | More ]
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and paying off their huge loans? I'm not talking about UMC dcs whose parents will pay for the full ride. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. And also makes sense for a kid to earn money for a year -- maybe they'll go to college and APPRECIATE it, instead of just following the mindless herd [ Reply | More ]
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Somehow I doubt that happens to many although it would be great if it did. [ Reply | More ]
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I know a couple of dcs who did this and grew up substantially through the gap year. They got a feel for what life would be like without college, met some working class dcs their own age who were actually smarter in some life skills, recovered from an achievement-oriented HS (one was Stuy), and entered college more focused and ready to take advantage of it. [ Reply | More ]
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I am British poster from above, this was me. We were not rich but I lived a pretty sheltered MC/UMC life, went to a very academic school and mixed mainly with similar people. Working for a year introduced me to people from a far different background than myself, I made lots of friends and grew up a lot too. It was a really fantastic experience. [ Reply | More ]
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That's great! [ Reply | More ]
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posters below said that's what they did [ Reply | More ]
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When someone says ago yeah I think living abroad not making lattes. [ Reply | More ]
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I dont think this makes sense at all- to trade a year after college making a professional salary for one at age 18 making $20,000- one should accelerate the commencement of the adult salary period, all else equal. [ Reply | More ]
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I was very young in college, 16. What's the rush? Why rush to work? A gap year may give the student more time to figure out what they really want to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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that was me. Yes I really really appreciated the opportunity to go to college after having to wrk a job for a year. Made a huge difference. I worked hard and rarely partied. Was shocked at those who wasted their time there. I also was better able to advocate for myself. It was huge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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I am envious. And advocating for my dc to take a gap year when she graduates hs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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SAME! Was also way too young. Wish I'd been able to take a year to mature and work and figure things out. I think the fact that I needed my own health insurance was the problem ... at least now kids are covered til they are mid-20s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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this isnt new news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Boring tax/finance question - if you are an independent contractor (1099), roughly how much should you set aside for taxes? Live in NJ. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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i think this is not the place to get a comprehensive answer to a very complicated question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Just looking for a rough estimate - like 50%? 40% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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NP - You can't even begin to consider a rough estimate without a huge amount of other detail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Ask an accountant!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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If you are in top income bracket, 55%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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You're not paying estimated taxes every three months? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Please call an accountant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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