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[ - ] Redshirting. Yes or no? On the fence. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Case by case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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You have no choice with NYC privates. They do it to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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My DD is late spring so we had no choice in the matter. She is the second youngest and I don't think it has been a great thing so far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I did it and was told her my DS is a veal child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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Absolutely no. Redshirters have lower scores and achievement over the long-term. Being older in your age group is not a good thing for striving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Are kids too over-scheduled these days? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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Yes my DD has something everyday except Sunday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I think so but I try to limit it with my dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Not mine. I don't have the patience for that nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Not mine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] If you survive Ebola, how much weight can you lose? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Only on UB... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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If you're going to go that route, try dysentery first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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True: going someplace where the kitchen staff doesn't wash their hands will make you lose a ton of weight very fast, and you don't even have to bleed out of your eye sockets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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and ass! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is what I don't fully understand - If it's indeed that "difficult" for Ebola to be spread around, then how do people (most of them doctors) wearing protective gear and taking all sorts of precautions get infected? These people (doctors) are surely not engaging in what authorities and the media are describing as "exchange of bodily fluids". In the case of NYC for example, as a doctor caring for Ebola stricken patients, what bodily fluids could this persona have possibly exchanged? It seems that one sneeze from an infected person can spread thousands/millions/billions of saliva droplets/particles that can carry the Ebola virus and do so for hour or even days and that no actual contact is needed with an infected person for the disease to spread. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Yes. They are lying ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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I feel like I answer this question once a week. 1.) The clinics in Africa aren't equipped like the medical facilities in the US. The doctors are often wearing second generation suits or piecing together suits from whatever is on hand. 2) These clinics are overrun with people. Long never ending shifts cause tired doctors. These doctors make mistakes. 3) These doctors are at the front line to dying ebola patients. Ones that are bleeding, vomiting, shitting profusely over everything. Add all these factors and you are going to see cracks in even the most cautious person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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One other point....while saliva contains the virus, it in NO way contains the viral load of blood, vomit and diarrhea. That is why you aren't seeing ebola spread like the flu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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NP: thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Doctors are dealing w blood, vomit, etc. Then when they remove their gloves, robes, face masks and such if not done perfectly, some of the liquids can transfer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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OK, so you really haven't read very much, have you? Ebola is minimally infectious until you get sick. Then you get very very sick very very quickly. From that moment onwards, you are oozing highly concentrated ebola virus. Explosive shits & vomiting, ebola-soaked sweat, ebola-filled coughs. So it is VERY hard to catch ebola from anyone who isn't lying on the ground in a pool of vomit. But VERY easy to catch it from those people. Which is why it spreads like crazy, and why it should be relatively straightforward to contain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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because they are dealing with very sick, very contagious patients who are spreading highly infectious bodily fluids all over the place. note that every US case except Duncan has been a health care provider - they are the ones dealing with people bleeding and vomiting fluids teeming with the virus, not people who come into casual contact. Duncan was pretty sick when he was diagnosed and nobody who wasn't directly treating him was infected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Be honest. Do you think a Hazmat suit will make me look fat? :-) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Possibly. You will lose more if you make it through the constant vomiting that comes with Ebola. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Or the constant bleeding out of your ass. Definitely will lose weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Are you fat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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stay away from yellow- the black ones are more slimming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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No, orange has to be worse. Signed Inmate Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Happy #5 Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to my sweet handsume, loveable, potty mouth little rascal Jackson Codee!!!!! Love u buddy, Mommey 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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you're celebrating his potty mouth? seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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thats just a part of my sweet little man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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You both sound like a couple of charmers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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Go sing it on FB sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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I did already. I don't live in NYC so I'm not FB friends with any of y'all. nanananananananana. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
[ - ] ugh so a mice in my kitchen and am so freaked out. Any good remedies? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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get a cat. seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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+1. The payoffs are greater than the minor kitty annoyances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I saw a mouse recently and my newly acquired cats were so funny watching for it. It was like they couldn't believe their good fortune, or the mouse's stupidity for coming into our house. Haven't seen or heard a thing in weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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Ratzapper. I read they hate peppermint essential oil, but that didn't work for me (just made me feel sped up and hyper all day). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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The only remedy is to kill it. Get some baitless traps & set them up perpendicular to the wall/cabinets all around. Mouse will be dead within a day or so, guaranteed. Pop the whole thing -- trap & dead mouse -- into a plastic bag and you're done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the difference between UB and YouBeMom? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Different URL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Evil vs Evil cubed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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UB has a smaller user base and this allows for deeper discussions at times. YBM is much better interface and usability wise but it moves very fast and usually has no discussion but a lot of noise. good for a quick question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Do 6 and 7 year old children typically have the patience for chess? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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My 5 & 6 year old play together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Playing "dollhouse" with the chess pieces isn't quite what she's asking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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We taught them to play chess and they do. Kids catch on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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my kids play and are fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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depends on the kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Why haven't we heard about Angelina going to help? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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Going to help where??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Handing out Halloween candy. What do you think she means? Africa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Last I knew, she wasn't a medical professional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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She was on her way to the hospital, but she bumped into Lasagna Mom going to the same place, and Lasagna Mom clouted her over the head with her namesake. Paramedic Mom quickly arrived at the scene and smacked some sense into both of them, and Pony Mom loaded them up and rode off into the sunset. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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In NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I was watching Parenthood last night and was wondering how you get from the names Adam, Julia, and Sarah to Crosby. Anyone else ever think about that when they're sitting on the train to work and just want to think about nonsense? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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I'm usually absorbed in reading, and if I'm not, in the morning I'm making a mental list of the things I have to do. In the evening commute, I shut off work and think about some side projects. If I'm feeling sorry for myself, I wallow in my own bitterness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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I could hang with you anytime. That's how it is inside my head too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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OR: great! You can find me on the R train. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a single mom of a DS. He is about to be four. My husband fell into a depression around his birth, has not been involved and we are divorcing and he won't be. I have been scared to potty train him, as I am afraid I won't know how to teach him. But it is time now. Without judging, can anyone please offer good tips? I would like to accomplish this by Thanksgiving. Thanks. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Kids who are older seem to respond well to the weekend potty training method. I don't know the specifics, but you set aside an entire weekend to do it and then at the end of it the kid is trained. My friend trained her "older" son this way and it worked and he didn't even have any accidents. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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If now is the perfect moment, for ds, try this http://godiaperfree.com/potty-training/. Also, many many boys aren't potty trained at 4 -- I had to give up a small pre-school deposit when my ds was that age b/c I though I could train him before school started, and he just wasn't ready. Once he was ready I used this new approach and it took very quickly. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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You can take a week to be cold turkey, read a lot of potty training books, be patient, you can do it!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Put him in regular underwear while he is at home so that he can get used to not having the security of pampers. After wetting himself a few times he will start going to the bathroom on his own. FWIW, I have 2 ds and my doc warned me not to potty train before they were ready to go - my ds did not use the toilet until 3yrs old. My MIL suggested that I allow them to run around the house with no underwear and after a week of making a mess, they ran to the potty. I had no problems with accidents either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Peer pressure. Get him around friends that are potty trained. Actually, I'm surprised at 4 he hasn't self-trained. Have a potty party, get out potties, see who can hit the cheerios in the potty. 4 is a bit old for this game, but you could do it with younger kids, let your kid be the leader as he'll probably get it faster than the younger ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Throw out the diapers, really just get rid of them, and tell dc it's time. Expect screaming and defiance, but stand firm. No matter how many accidents there are or how unhappy dc is, you have to do it. In your mind just remember, dc cannot go off to pre-k without being potty trained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I was a single mom when I trained DS. Incidentally, I later married and trained my 2nd DS. No difference, expect the younger one took his cues from his brother. Men are not much involved in this sort of thing. You should read about different training methods and pick the one best for you. I used a rewards chart and threw cheerios in the toilet bowl to teach them to pee standing up. Both were trained in about a week. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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have a schedule, bring to toilet every two hours or so. also wear underpants because the diapers don't let them feel the wetness for accidents. be patient and expect accidents, do not scold, just say, next time we'll get to the potty. (if you are reslly worried about your furniture, wear the diaper over the underwear so he feels the wetness) also there are books and a dvd about using the potty. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Dads never potty train their boys anyway... I was terrified of potty training but UB advice worked really well. Probably some of the best advice I ever got on this site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you for all of your great advice! He is taking off his diaper constantly, and keeps singing the potty song, so I know he is ready to learn. I have just been scared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Ah-just another day of work at bellevue. purell anyone? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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are you there? deets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Hazmat suits, boots, gloves, mask, eye googles, anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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Bleach is stronger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone's school using Singapore math? DC is in 1st, this is the first year he's doing it and it seems slow. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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My kid is. What do you mean, slow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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He's not adding and subtracting between 10 yet. He has no idea how to add up 5+4 or subtract 8-5. They are doing patterns on the hundreds chart and number bonds, but cannot connect those two concepts to actual addition and subtraction. Is that what your dc is doing, or is dc further ahead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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>>these are the concepts he's covering: http://www.singaporemath.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/pl_pm1atest.pdf. I feel like he did most of this in K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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np: do they only do this? what about just straight up math facts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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