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[ - ] 3 kids, 11,7, 1nd 5. They are out of control. Act wild. Don't follow directions. Oldest acts like the youngest. What can I do? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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Uncork a bottle. [ Reply | More ]
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Boys? Single out. Or they won't listen [ Reply | More ]
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Youngest is the boy. [ Reply | More ]
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supernanny [ Reply | More ]
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I've thought about it. [ Reply | More ]
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Three is too many. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Theory: as men become very successful they often all of a sudden start getting in really good shape. People notice this? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Yes of course. They realize they have been bumped into a new category regarding ability to attract women and impress other men. Once they realize this it is a bumpy ride if you're married to this kind of guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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In order to line up their next wife? [ Reply | More ]
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yep [ Reply | More ]
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Hope not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:08 PM Flag
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Very normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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^ just look at, say, Lloyd Blankfein. Or even Chris Christie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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Yep. Yep. Yep. [ Reply | More ]
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Or maybe more money to spend on training sessions and such? [ Reply | More ]
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Cause they are no longer people's bitches working their way up the ladder and needing to put in a billion hours each week. Combine with $. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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Not really, plenty of successful old men out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Those with a nanny, what's your HHI? DO says can't afford it but I know we make enough. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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110k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Seriously? I make 130k and I don't feel like we can afford a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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We run extremely lean everywhere else....and it sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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How much do you pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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As compared to what though? Daycare? Or are we talking nannies for SAHMs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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$1.4m. But 3 nannies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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Why on earth do you need three nannies? Do your kids know your name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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We have unpredictable hours. So we have a lot of cover. More like a fkexible live-in, but we never wanted a live in. Very normal among successful 2 earner families. I see my kids all the time, just I never have to worry about cleaning, cooking, clothing, or about having to work late for a last minute client demand - as the afternoon nanny stays as late so she is needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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You visit with them but you're not actually actively involved in raising them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:09 PM Flag
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Finance or lawyer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:09 PM Flag
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Wow big $$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:08 PM Flag
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170K [ Reply | More ]
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320k [ Reply | More ]
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dual income [ Reply | More ]
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250 [ Reply | More ]
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200k but we live in the midwest [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does learning to play end when the child turns 3? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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You again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Absolutely not. What a silly question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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I'm 43 and still learning to play :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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It never ends. Haven't you seen many poor sports as adults? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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The brain is starting to not be "as pliable" hard wired by age 5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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I know speech/language learning ends at 5 [ Reply | More ]
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What the fuck lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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Never ends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:00 PM Flag
[ - ] poll: have you ever taken a naked photo that could be leaked in the web? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and it did :( [ Reply | More ]
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:( [ Reply | More ]
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;) [ Reply | More ]
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go away dh [ Reply | More ]
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Polaroids in college that could be uploaded i suppose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
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Oh well. I looked really good so if my ex bf wants to do it no one can say I look bad. [ Reply | More ]
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NFW: the only person who has a revealing photo of me is my dermatologist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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No. We had one once of DH taken when we were stupid college students that got through on plain film. I ripped it up when I eventually found it. No sense in that hanging around for someone to find later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Real story: my sister came across some negatives of our mom naked when she was helping her move, big shock, she never told mom that she saw it (just to me and not to our brother either); we will be the first ones to get her stuff when time comes, cannot even think if another family member (or worse a stranger) get their hands on them. [ Reply | More ]
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omg omg [ Reply | More ]
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Kind of funny...so she's not uptight. [ Reply | More ]
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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We found an entire photo album of nudes of a previous owner of our house deep in an attic. [ Reply | More ]
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hot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Musings from the parent of teenagers. The same parents who were highly kid-centered when their children were young (i.e., turned off the phone during naps, never kept them out past bed time, stayed home for a month after the baby was born, etc.) became the parents who were very high maintenance with schools and other parents when the kids were younger (i.e., hyper sensitivity about what movie is being shown at a party, how many adult chaperones on a field trip, etc.)and are now their kids' apologists when it comes to school performance, social issues, etc. Their kids are the least resilient and very high-maintenance. It's not an effective parenting strategy. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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Yup. You think you are the first one to figure this out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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No, but I don't think parents always make the connection between their parenting style of babies and toddlers and how it evolves as the kid gets older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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Thems be the morons among us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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Actually a cool perspective for those of us who just have young kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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What's the best parenting strategy then? Guide me, please! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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The best one is: grow and eveolved as a parent as your kid grows and evolves. As soon as they ar ready for responsibility let them be responsible. Trust them but let them know what the consequences will be if that trust is abused. It's the parents who stall and try to keep their kids under their thumbs who screw up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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Your job is not to make your kid happy. Your job is to teach the how to be themselves, and how to deal. Gentle, firm, consistent boundaries that jive with your values. Everything else is gravy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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I think kids have to learn how to deal with sub-optimal circumstances. Just because a young child is tired, hungry, etc., doesn't mean they can be terrors. The sooner they learn this, the better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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^^I also think parents need a life of their own. Part of being in a family is learning how to support and sacrifice for each other--and that includes the kids sometimes being inconvenienced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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So far you didn't mention anything about parenting, except not keeping kids up past their bedtimes. Who could ever argue that keeping kids up past their bed times is a good thing? However I will say that I recognize the element of control that you are describing. And these parents try to impose their will on other parents too. Signed another mom of teenagers. [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure what you mean...I provided several examples that point to a style of parenting. And I think that in real life, sometimes bed time gets pushed back for whatever reason. Not saying it's ideal, but it happens. And yes, they still have to get up the next day and be civilized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Just walked in to find DH taking a nap. I can't ever have children with this man, can I? I will be doing everything, all the time. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:45 PM Flag
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Not necessarily; is there currently any reason why he shouldn't be napping? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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This. Friday night, no kids, seems fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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OP- the apartment is a disaster, which he obviously realizes because he texted me earlier to tell me we need to clean up. But I get home and one half of "we" is sleeping [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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Cuddle up and nap. Clean tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
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this and leave this site while you are at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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Make me! [ Reply | More ]
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oh you are one of those voyeurs that come here to fulfill some sick fantasy rite? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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OP- That wasn't me [ Reply | More ]
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What should he be doing right now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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Seems like a stretch... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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Why shouldn't he take a nap if he's tired? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 You don't have one of those weird rules, like he has to keep one foot on the ground before lights out, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Lol, what's that about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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To keep you from sleeping in the day, the CO would look in and tell you you had to keep at least one foot on the ground. Which does prevent your lying down, after all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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At least you know the deal. If you are prepared to do all the childrearing, then you'll be fine. If you think he'll magically change once you have DC and pitch in 50% of the time, then you're in for a rough time. Btdt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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FFS. You don't have kids yet. What's the big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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Good point. She is definitely planning ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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More to this story? Naps don't equal useless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:55 PM Flag
[ - ] 2 confirmed cases of Measles in Marin County. This is where I live and am surrounded by anti-vax Morons. Some schools as high as 61% NOT vaccinated. Public schools allow you to opt out of vaccinations. While my family is vaccinated I'm deeply worried for all the pregnant women, babies and sick kids in the community. Wise women, what can I do? I'm not afraid to embarrass myself. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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Ha. I originally read that as Mormons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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seriously horrible. I am from CA and I'm embarrassed. Know someone who's mom had rubella while pregnant and her sibling is severely handicap (this was before mmr became available). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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^^like you said, not vaccinating is really unfair for pregnant women, babies and sick children who can not become vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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I know. There are babies and pregnant women everywhere here. And some really sick kids going thru chemotherapy. My heart breaks, because I know it's just a matter of time. It's sickening knowing we are going to serve as an example of stupidity for years to come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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I wish I knew what you could do. This is a really tragic situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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There's nothing you can do unfortunately. It's like a cult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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i'm sorry but unless half a dozen kids die nothing will change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:45 PM Flag
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I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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It may sound unhinged but what if I organized a boycott. Parents of vaccinated kids keep them home. No attendance, no tax $$$... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:45 PM Flag
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Some high schools in San Diego ordered unvaccinated kids to stay home for two weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Write the school board. Write the principal. Write editorials for the local paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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Doing that and encouraging others to as well. [ Reply | More ]
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MYOB. Get your measles booster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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to my 3 months old, dimwit? [ Reply | More ]
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For yourself, dimwit. [ Reply | More ]
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Reading comprehension much? "Get YOUR measles booster." [ Reply | More ]
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Do a little reading on the subject. It's not a MYOB thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Yes it is. If you and your family are vaccinated, you don't have to worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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and what about my baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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Enough already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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Of what? Dying kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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Of this fake outrage [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I hope all those unvaxxed idiots get the measles. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope all of the high & mighty self-righteous vaccivangelists who don't get their adult boosters get the measles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:08 PM Flag
[ - ] My 4 year old is a great leader. What schools are good for her? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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HBS [ Reply | More ]
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How can a 4 year old be a great leader? That probably means that she is bossy and a bully [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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Lol. I have no idea but this is exactly what a mom said to me when my dd was in preschool with her kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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She was giving a backhanded compliment. She totally meant your kid was bossy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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No, she said it about her own kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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So you're looking for schools for her kid? [ Reply | More ]
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No I just wanted to know if other people had the same reaction from these words [ Reply | More ]
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That's what I was thinking.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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School of Darwinism [ Reply | More ]
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Harvard [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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The kid was actually really shy, and the mom would be late for preschool because they were at home "learning continents" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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Is your DC the "defiant and strong willed )yet very empathetic" 4 yo below? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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No. That post reminded me of what a lunatic once said. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she's just bossy [ Reply | More ]
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That's what was funny. The kid was mousy from being bossed around by her mother. [ Reply | More ]
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Avenues, which has been training Global Leaders of Tomorrow since it opened. [ Reply | More ]
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what's the tuition? [ Reply | More ]
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Which campus? It's so hard to find. [ Reply | More ]
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Scarsdale of course. There are many leaders there. [ Reply | More ]
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The school of bossy and whiny [ Reply | More ]
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You do know that what you see at 4 may not be what you see at 8 or 12, or 35? Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
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Home school [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When someone says they feel like they are in high school all over again because of DC's school, ie the area and moms, do you think they're bringing it on themselves? Why not just stay away from these certain moms? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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Certain people are sensitive that way and on the lookout for ill treatment. Blessed are those who are oblivious. [ Reply | More ]
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The lookout for ill treatment? You mean they're high maintaence and strivers? [ Reply | More ]
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No, it's a different thing than that. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, like what? [ Reply | More ]
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yeah like what? a chip on the shoulder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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I thought she meant like they're purposely looking for someone/something to offend them so they can complain about it. [ Reply | More ]
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this, i really think some people look for drama to fill their lives especially in the burbs, in the city too much going on to get caught up with this nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
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This happens with SAHMs in the city too. They all gaggle to Soul Cycle, then lunch, and gossip, and spread rumors, and form factions. Best to not engage. [ Reply | More ]
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I say this all the time! I work FT and do my best to avoid all of it but there is so much pettiness and stupidity even in the basic interaction sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
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smile and nod, smile and nod [ Reply | More ]
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Yes they totally are high school themselves by engaging and worrying and, frankly, even giving a shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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ITA. There is always this bunch of women that run everything and try to pressure others into participating in absolutely everything. They are relentless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:44 PM Flag
[ - ] 4 yr old dd is defiant and strong willed (yet very empathetic). While I admire these characters, it is very hard to parent a child like this. What kind of teenager do these kids grow up to be? Anyone btdt? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My brother was like this as a toddler probably through 3rd grade or so, was a very docile teenager. I was the reverse. [ Reply | More ]
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Huge difference between a boy and girl. [ Reply | More ]
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How so? [ Reply | More ]
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Was she always like this, or is this a more recent change? Does she listen when you discipline her? [ Reply | More ]
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Always like this, almost from the womb. She kicked a lot. Older dc is opposite. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: I hear you. Is she in school yet? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, teacher says she is strong willed. Yet very kind to other, esp smaller, kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Fortune 500 CEO [ Reply | More ]
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you wish [ Reply | More ]
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Do you think Donald Trump was an obedient and weak-willed 4 year old? [ Reply | More ]
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is he a 500 ceo? [ Reply | More ]
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No, but he's an example of strong-willed and successful. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you really want to give birth to Donald Trump though? [ Reply | More ]
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seriously? ivanka? [ Reply | More ]
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I will love anything I give birth to so I don't really think about what I want. [ Reply | More ]
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Was all his dad's money. [ Reply | More ]
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Slutty drug addicts. [ Reply | More ]
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I have the same kind of kid, although she's 5. Always been like this and I have no idea what she'll end up being! [ Reply | More ]
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An escort. [ Reply | More ]
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Nah. I think more like a litigator. [ Reply | More ]
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or at least she will make sure she is paid the agreed rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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OP: I admire these characters and never would want to "break" her in any way but she wears me down! Everything is a battle. I'm hoping that she grows up to be a great teenager with her own mind who's not easily influenced. I can also see that if it goes wrong, it can really go wrong with kids this strong willed.... [ Reply | More ]
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I posted just above and can totally relate. Her teachers told me that these are good traits in a young child because it means they know who they are, what they want and they are tenacious about getting it. It'll just kill me until she reaches the age of rationality. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^Her siblings are nothing like this. [ Reply | More ]
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I was that way, and still am. My parents got around it by tricking me into having ridiculously good morals and work ethic. I'm still defiant and strong-willed, but now I use my powers for good, instead of evil, as an auditor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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This was my son! I mean: exactly! defiant, headstrong, independent, uncooperative and frequently a total asshole. But at about age 5 or 6 he began to turn a corner and the defiance mellowed out (somewhat) so you're left with most of the good stuff. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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My dc was incredibly difficult to parent but a high achiever. I have no clue. She'll either be grand champion or the stuff on the rock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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I was like that but w/o the empathy. It wad a tough road to hoe. I think the empathy will make her an easier adult, but you don't know if she turns a corner at 5, 15, 25? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Thought you ladies would get a kick out of this pompous windbag and the ensuing discussion - FB friend posted it with a "This. I am so sick of this ad and the bullying of breastfeeding mums." Gag. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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EYEROLLLL I love the trigger warning for "implied possible harm to child." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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I thought the commercial was funny but they were clearly selling a product. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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OP: agree they were def selling formula, but it was a silly ad. Hardly bullying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Agreed and I bf. I definitely chuckled a few times. - OR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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OP: I was a pumper, surprised no one took a shot at that! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Bullying is way too overused today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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wow, great ad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think kindergarten should be full day or half day? Do 5 year olds really need to be in school until 3PM? 56 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Full day. It's teaching them how to be in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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Why can't they learn that beginning in 1st? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:09 PM Flag
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It has to start at some point, right? If it started in 1st you'd be asking why can't it start in 2nd? I think K is the perfect transition into real school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:10 PM Flag
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But they're only 5, a few are only 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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I thought you had to be 5 for K? Where we live you do. And I restate my original point - if it were 1st, you'd say "some are only 6, some are 5." Full day K gets them in the routine of going somewhere for a full day, but without much academic strain, so by the time they get to 1st they are ready for it. Just my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Sorry, meant a few just turned 5. It's a huge difference when it comes to 5 and 6 year olds. Hence why lots are "redshirting" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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NYC goes by calendar year so DC started full day Pre-K at 3 and K at 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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Technically they can. Kindergarten isn't mandatory in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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What if applying to private schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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mine was until 5 PM since he was 2 and 1/2 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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Exactly, never too early to train for the rat race. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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Ewww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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Well that's no school, it's daycare [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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it started with daycare continued at school + after-school (1st grade). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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You obviously work outside of the home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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nope, dh does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Why did you stay at home if you sent your DC to daycare all day at 2.5?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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i wanted him to get used to a regular full day since the beginning, not in 1st it is normal for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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^^^ never had nannies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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This is a joke? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:25 PM Flag
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nope, he has a lot discipline and independence and is very social; i really would hate that he would be dependent on a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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^^^ he started at a Montessori school that catered to working parents and now he is a g&t + after school (doesn't leave the building). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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And you don't work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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i "retired" @ 40 after giving birth (had a corporate career since college). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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Full day. My daughter gets on the bus at 8am and gets off at 2:30 so it isn't that long of a day. It is hard to fit in specials, playtime, recess, reading instruction etc in a three hour day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:09 PM Flag
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You work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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From home so I can get her off the bus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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Where are there schools with buses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Long island [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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I'm an outlier, but I think they should get out at 1. I also think 4s programs should end at noon. On the other end of it, I also think high school should start at 9 am or later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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I think 5 year olds absolutely should be engaged and out of the home for a full day, but I don't think kindergarten should be heavily academic. If you look at most private school schedules, kindergarteners have maybe 45 min per day of actual academic work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Why can't they be engaged at home for half of the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Because she doesn't want DC to be with the nanny all day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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I went for a half day and thought that was plenty by my child seems to like the full day and wants to do some after school stuff too so I don't know! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Uhhhh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Are you trying to bait a SAH/WOH debate, because it sure seems like you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Oh please! Not everything is about sah and woh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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np: but this is. Is OP advocating half day school plus babysitter? Plus group daycare? Plus adterschool at the school? No. She is advocating half day and then home with a parent after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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In half day K there seems to be very little time to learn between snack and lunch and choice time. That may be fine, but it is what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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Is it fine? What does research say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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NP: I was under the impression that research favors shorter days and a non-academic approach in K, but could be mistaken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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Than why are most K now longer?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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Got me. Probably has to do with all the standardized testing now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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And the fact that there are more 2 working parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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Should be until 6 PM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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The day ends around 2 anyway. That's not a long day IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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its a long day, then if he had activities, dinner, bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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full day, but UPK should be half days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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What's UPK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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I like full day but it seems you disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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I don't know. I genuinely do want to know. I admit it will be sad seeing the little one go to full day. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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I live in Toronto and our kids start school at 4. It's called junior kindergarten and it's 9-3, 5days a week. Our kids are all doing just fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a 26-year-old woman living in a quaint tech town. I have been a social worker since graduation, most recently with hospice patients, and the experience made me feel I was headed for a nervous breakdown. I saw terrible things with the families and the job filled me with deep sadness. I’m working on changing careers but struggling to find a field that interests me. I’m happiest in my quiet home, cleaning and making beautiful meals for my partner. He makes enough at a tech firm to support the both of us, but I am paying my share of bills with my meager savings. We have no children and don’t see any on the horizon. He was supportive of my quitting, assuming I would quickly find another job. But social work now terrifies me, and I don’t know want to do for a career, if anything. Is it wrong to ask my partner to support my quiet at-home life for the sake of my mental health? Am I crazy to drop out of the workforce so early? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Could you transition into something less stressful like guidance counseling, maybe at a nice local private school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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Are you out of your mind? You're 26, not 56. Find something else to do, train for something new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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You need to find something to do with yourself - maybe a career change. You are young, you have qualifications and skills. It's unfathomable that you would envision living your entire life as a SAH wife. What if you never have kids? Take some time to feel better and then maybe work with a coach or someone who can give you carreer advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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YOU ARE LAZY, ENTITLED AND IN THE WRONG WEBSITE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:10 PM Flag
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your job was super depressing . I think you can find a less depressing job. activity coordinator at nursing home. as someone else suggested, guidance counselor at nice private. something where you help people who are going thru adoption process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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If he has so much $ why does he say he is ok with you quitting "assuming you get a new job asap"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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She said he made enough to support the both of them, but that could just mean the basics for two people. Not that he makes so much money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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But it doesn't seem he wants to marry her or support her financially although OP may be quietly wishing this were the case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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OR: True. I just meant that it didn't sound like he was a millionaire, in any case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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Even if he was, he may not want to support her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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It's way too early for you to drop out. Consider transitioning into HR, you already have a lot of skills that would be useful there and if my friend is any indication, it's a career that you can opt in and out of fairly easily to accomodate family needs at varying stages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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LAME. STOLEN FROM DEAR PRUDENCE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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What is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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LMAO. Okay, I'm not going to post anything else on here. I'll just watch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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Yeah...I was just going to post the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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Why no marriage and children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Go back to school for MBA or nursing or whatever interests you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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I can understand the job as a hospice social worker took a lot out of you but what drew you to the field in the first place? If you are 29 and have your MSW you must have only worked for 3-4 years. It is too early to sit and give up. Sounds like you are depressed. Go back to what made you want to be a social worker and explore other areas. Social work is such a flexible degree you could do many things that would not be as emotionally difficult as Hospice work. You are too you to sit at home and as happy as you are with your relationship now, you can't be dependent on someone at such a young age. Get into therapy and figure out what you need to do with your life to be happy. If social work is not it, there are plenty of jobs around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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+1 Find a different population with which to work and explore (probably with a therapist) what's behind your desire to quit entirely. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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She says she's 26 - and also copying a post on another site...exactly, word for word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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Trolltastic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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Yes. Crazy. Can you type? File? Answer the phone? You can do pretty well as an admin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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This is a total copy of what was posted on Slate's Dear Prudence advice column. Word.for. word. Be original. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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+100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:06 PM Flag
[ - ] My two DD's share a bedroom. I'm thinking about getting them each a twin bed with a trundle for sleepovers (friends or cousins). Do people do this? When I was a kid we always slept on the carpet in a sleeping bag, but it wasn't comfortable. Not that we ever minded. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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I got a trundle for that very reason but our blow-up twin mattress is so much more comfortable and more easy to move around! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Same here. Much more comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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I had a trundle bed growing up. It was fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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I had a twin with a trundle and almost everyone I knew had the same thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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I recommend the trundles. They're also useful when adults visit, as the adults can have the beds and the kids can sleep on the trundles for a few nights. Get the trundles that are fully separable, and then you can move them to other rooms when you want to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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