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[ - ] Whats up with Tori Spelling? Jeez 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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Totally, Tori has Tragically Tanked. [ Reply | More ]
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Why doesn't her mom help her? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I try not to touch my face too much while out and about. Most people touch their face three to four times per hour. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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touch like with your hand? or touch up like with makeup? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] talking to a work contact yesterday, he described his dd. "loves the miami lifestyle. lives at soul cycle. really talented baker, but when she found out you have to wake up at 4am to run a bakery, decided to go to law school. wants to be in sports marketing" really, dude? really? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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it happens. one of my hs friends stood out in wanting to be a firefighter but quickly realized it was pretty boring then started a degree in psychology, changed again during school and now runs his own IT projects/consulting firm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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it's not the change....it's the fact that she is a walking cliche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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at least it wasnt "fashion" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I'd rather be in Paris. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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i'd rather be in st barths. [ Reply | More ]
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Allez, Allez! [ Reply | More ]
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Sydney. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd rather be in Hawaii [ Reply | More ]
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I'd rather be dead. [ Reply | More ]
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Yikes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:23 PM Flag
[ - ] School question. DC is in 1st grade and a good reader (according to the teacher, top 25% of the class). However, DC was placed in the lower reading group, together with kids who are below grade level. Not sure why, and will definitely ask the teacher during parent and teacher conferences, but I have not so far because I don't want to be a pain in the neck mother. I assume it has something to do with spelling which is not great. I would not really care - after all this is only 1st grade - but DC has been talking about this non stop at home and I feel like it is undermining self confidence. DC is the youngest in the class btw so it may have something to do with all of this. How should I handle with DC? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Have you been working with him on spelling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Yes, and all the spelling tests taken at school are correct - but he says they give his group easier words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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This doesn't really make much sense? Did teacher literally tell you he's top 25% of class? That doesn't jive with being in the lower reading group? A few things which can affect reading group though: participation (my shy, quiet DS didn't participate enough to be in high reading group), comprehension (including the ability to answer higher thinking type questions like predicting and character motivations). These 2 things can be interlinked, a DC might understand more than he/she can/will express in a reading group. Reading comprehension is also linked to writing ability in some classrooms. The youngest boy can be at a big disadvantage to the oldest girls when it comes to reading, writing and verbal communication. Ask his teacher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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The teacher told me about the 25% specifically in a course of a different conversation about which books to buy. Level is L. I definitely think that this has something to do with spelling but I always assumed that spelling and reading went together. I am not a teacher though, and I am not familiar with the dynamics of reading groups. I will ask the teacher, just waiting for the parent teacher conference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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BTW - DC is at a SS school, but not in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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np here, but i would mention at the parent teacher conference that ds came to you upset that he was in the "lowest reading group---in his words". tell her it is bothering him. ask her advice about the appropriateness of his reading group and how she might advise you to speak with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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what reading level is he at? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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L [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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that's pretty good for first grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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That is what I thought. I suppose it has something to do with spelling or reading comprehension. I don't really care about the groups, I am just concerned about loss of self confidence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Very high for 1st, here's the "grade level expectations" for Fountas&Pinnell: https://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/handouts/InstructionalLevelExpectationsForReading.pdf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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6 and 4 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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In 1st grade at my DC's school the highest reading groups were primarily the older girls. Youngest boy? Very unlikely he's reading/writing/comprehending at the level of the oldest girls. At age 6, 3/6/9 months makes a HUGE difference and so does gender (in most cases). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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L? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I was an initial Ebola panicker. Anyone else not overly worried about this Ebola patient at this stage? The more I see of cases in the USA the more I believe that this can and will be contained here. I take comfort in the fact that Thomas Duncan's family (who lived with him when he was REALLY sick) have not contracted the disease. To be honest, I'm more worried for the people in the African countries affected who are sick and dying. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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I think it is much more difficult to contain in NYC where everyone takes public transportation, lives in apartments etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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But Thomas Duncan's family lived inside of the house with him while he was pretty ill, vomiting, etc. and zero of them got sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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I think it's shown that the healthcare workers are really in the front line. They are absolutely the most vulnerable. I don't envy them their jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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2 nurses did get it from him and was nurse bf cleared? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Of course- caregivers are very high risk. I meant no one who had even very close casual contact with him - like his fiance- caught it. Unfortunately, if you are involved in intubating someone with late stage ebola 2 days before his death, your risk is high. I think they've always said that- the risk is high when the person is about to die or has just died, but it's pretty low in the initial stages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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This!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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OP: I agree it will be harder, but to steal the lines of a famous song "If I can contain it there, I can contain it anywhere". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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This. Not that it's not a concern. But we can adapt and learn to contain this. Plus, both nurses and the camera man are doing ok. Which is a great sign about how well we are handling it, even while totally unprepared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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What happens once kids start getting it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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We treat them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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What makes you believe kids are going to catch it? By definition, kids are not going to be medical caregivers for ebola patients, and so far those are the only people who have caught it in America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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OP: I think you're absolutely right. We do adapt, even if we don't realize it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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I honestly believe that no one will catch ebola from the doctor who has it in NYC now except possibly one of his hospital caregivers (which is so sad for the nurses/doctors that care for him and know that risk). The signs really, really point to the fact that it's very difficult to catch by casual contact- none of Duncan's friends or family caught it, the ambulance drivers for him didn't catch it, no one from that airplane that the nurse was on caught it, etc. I think that the chances of anyone catching it from this doctor because he went bowling or took the Subway are 0%. Which is great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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His hospital caregivers were prepared for the first moment. I don't think they will get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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I truly hope not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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This is the most reasonable post I've ever read on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Stop replying to yourself. it is getting tedious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Even if he does not infect anyone other than hospital workers, he, and the NBC doctor, were both irresponsible. The AMA should sanction them both. The AMA should require doctors who come back from infected areas not to go out in public unnecessarily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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OP: I agree. I wonder if this will be the next stage of containment that the government/CDC announce? They seem to be slowly rolling out measures as they go along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Not concerned at all. Far more concerned with an Ottawa-like lone or dual shooters hitting up a heavy traffic area like Ground Zero or Rockefeller Ctr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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I'm in Dallas and live 2 miles from the hospital here. No one was panicking. Although it was very sad to hear more bad news every day during that time, very few people had any serious concerns about catching Ebola just by being in the same city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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perhaps that is because your chances are very low [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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I agree! I think we should be putting all of our resources, concerns and energy (including worry!) to helping the worst affected areas in Africa. There don't seem to be any big fundraisers like there are when a tsunami hits or famine etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Not overly worried. I think it's unfortunate that Dallas was unprepared and that the CDC seemed to be behind the curve on proper procedures given there was a real chance there would eventually be cases in the US. New protocols are coming out of this, though. Did you see the photo of the training for healthcare workers being held at the Javitz center? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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just takes one selfish person with ebola to ride the subway with a high fever. As we've seen, people are inherently selfish and cannot be trusted to 'self contain'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you usually do on a Friday night with DC and husband? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Okay a game, watch TV, eat dinner, fall asleep early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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+1 Friday night is usually our early night in, so I can get everyone up on time on Saturday morning. [ Reply | More ]
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OR. We are often all sleep by 9.00. Just exhausted after a full workweek. [ Reply | More ]
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+1! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Us too. Friday nights are for relaxing [ Reply | More ]
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funny, we're all up later than usual, so we can sleep in on saturdays. let them sleep in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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date night. typically with at least one other couple. sometimes just us. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on Hewitt? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on collegiate? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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DS enjoys it. Any questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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How hard to get in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Tee hee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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I applied for my dc for second grade we are moving from LA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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second grade is not a normal entry year. do you mean he is going into second or going into third (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Going into Second [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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Maybe we can get lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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i know that is a class that is medium sized (i.e. they theoretically have some spaces for off cycle openings) but i'm not sure if the school will honestly consider them. what has admissions told you about the likelihood of getting an interview? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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i will find out today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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great school. most parents looking for single sex boys schools would put it as their #1 or #2 choice. [ Reply | More ]
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excellent education, but like many privates it's a very small school to be in for so many years, esp considering it's all boys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:20 PM Flag
[ - ] My previously brainy girls is now ALL about her friends and flirting and I fear is turning into something she will later regret. WTH. She even tested as highly gifted - always was into science and math and avid reader and now its flirting and boys and friends. She is in 8th. How do I get her back on track???? So worried. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Single sex girls school. [ Reply | More ]
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send her to an All Girls School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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op-that's what i am thinking. but i can't decide which one? i would like it to have really smart girls and not all fashionista's and catty girls. any ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Brearley [ Reply | More ]
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brearley or chapin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Girls used to get married and start their family around age 16, which is in line with biology. They are now pressured to fight biology, get advanced degrees and wait until they are 35 to get married and a have a baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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oh please. at 16 i didn't even want to start a family of fish. i couldn't keep a plant alive until i was 32. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Find ass with both hands? Forty, for me. Late developer. Sixteen? Not in this culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I know everyone is a helpless eternal adolescent today but until modern times, you'd have 8+ kids and be a grandmother at 32. Girls are starting to get their period earlier than ever now as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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She's talking about biology, not your rate of intellectual maturation. [ Reply | More ]
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op-i am a human and not a rodent - i evolved for a reason. my period does not define my destiny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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I guess you think OP's daughter's behavior has nothing to do with hormones. Alrighty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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+1. That PP is a bit dense. Hormones-a-raging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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op-hormones can cause attraction - not need for procreation. if everytime i was horny i would get impregnated I would give mrs. dugger a run for her money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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We all would. That's what people did as recently as the 1800's and that's what nature intended. [ Reply | More ]
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Go away, Quiverfull Mom. [ Reply | More ]
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See you later, Abortion Mom. [ Reply | More ]
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... Thanks for sharing what is obviously a pet viewpoint, but this helps the OP how? She should stop encouraging her DD to do well in school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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OP needs to acknowledge that the new hormones will have a huge impact. OP can still encourage her daughter to do well in school and suggest ways to not let boys stand in her way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Both can happen. It's not one or be other. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. She is old enough to breed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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This!! Only animal to delay sexual activity once you reach sexual maturity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Girls school is great, but she can make it work where she is, too. If she's smart she'll eventually gravitate to smart boys. Encourage her academic interests, keep her social life in balance. Encourage school clubs and activities that give her a social outlet. She will calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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I agree with this; encourage academic and non-academic activities geared towards kids talented in science and math. When I was around her age I went through something similar. I ended up going to the Johns Hopkins CTY summer program, where getting into a TT college was the social equivalent of acquiring a coveted car or purse. As teens/pre-teens, we were all thinking seriously about what to major in and viable career options. I feel like at this age, their peer group is so important to them; and it's just as easy to fall into the "right" crowd as it is to fall into the "wrong" crowd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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Fitting in is extremely important to a middle school girl. If she keeps her grades up and engages in school, she'll find her place and stay on track. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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If she can handle it (check for preconditions like coagulation tendencies, ect...), put her on birth control pills.I have no libido at all with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Yeah, let's put middle school girls on hormone therapy so they aren't interested in boys and they can get a better grade on their math test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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Keep reminding her of her positive attributes other than looks. Let her know that any boy wiuld be lucky to have her attention, later when she is in high school and college, because she is smart and interesting. The mote secure she feels, the less flirting and silliness, probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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She can manage both boys and school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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Girls and boys both have raging hormones at that age- you can't control the fact that she is interested in boys. Social lives are important at this age- if her grades are still good, I'd let it go, it will pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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I remember going through this at exactly the same age. My parents sat me down and made me aware of what they were seeing. I didn't listen right away but it slowly passed. [ Reply | More ]
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She is on track. She is suppose to be into boys (or girls) at this age [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] conspiracy theories? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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one world government [ Reply | More ]
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Huh?? [ Reply | More ]
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The 1% want to bury the MC. [ Reply | More ]
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Krugman wants to murder the 1% [ Reply | More ]
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Krugman wants to murder the 1% [ Reply | More ]
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The CEO of Total was killed because he advocated using currencies other than the US dollar for international oil contracts. [ Reply | More ]
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Ebola was invented by Americans to keep the black man down. [ Reply | More ]
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HIV was invented by Americans to keep the black man down. [ Reply | More ]
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Crack was invented by Americans to keep the black man down. [ Reply | More ]
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Reading was invented by Americans to keep the black man down [ Reply | More ]
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Education and discipline were invented by Americans to keep the black man down. [ Reply | More ]
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They are out to get me. [ Reply | More ]
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The illuminati rule the world, in secret, controlling all governments and corporations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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I think Facebook is going to become self-aware and take over the world like in Terminator and it will make Terminators in the likeness of Zuckerberg and send them back in time to destroy the savior who is Kanye West. [ Reply | More ]
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i like this theory [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on Spence? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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great school. can't go wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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op-are the kids very down to earth for most part? i am finding where we are that there are so many very rich and very spoiled kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Summit or Great Neck? [ Reply | More ]
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of - neither but close. [ Reply | More ]
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Wouldn't describe it as down to earth, imo. Lots of jr. fashionistas imitating their moms. All the pvt have some very rich, spoiled kids - like many of the good pvts too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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the academics are quite strong. the workload tends to keep them pretty busy. the girls i know who attend i know through sports. they are quite well rounded and put together. is there money? sure (how could there not be at a school costing $45K per year). but it's all about the values of the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Go for the specialized high schools. Very bright kids but few are rich and spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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op-that is a good idea. she is very arty but also loves core academic. is laguardia a good choice or would you still go with stuy? any other recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I would try several. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
[ - ] 3.5month dB is waking up every 2hrs! Killing me. He was close to sleeping thru the night a few weeks ago, but now waking up all the time. Ive got 2 older kids and this is just brutal... Thinking of offering him a bottle at night to see if that makes a diff but I think, if I want to keep EBF, this might do some damage for my milk supply... So unbelievably tired though... 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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My guess would be that you db is sleeping in your room next to you and you bf to shot him up because you are tired. The only thing that worked for me with #3 is to sleep on sofa without baby monitor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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OP. I put him in guest room from day 1 for this very reason... What did you do, ignore him? CIO from super early on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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No I didn't CIO but when he was in my room he was waking up more and with 3 dcs and being so tired I would BF just to get sleep. I guess in your case I would wait until 5 mo. I didn't see any improvement with formula feed. I found bf much easier than bottles. Maybe he is going through growth spurt? Is guest room very dark? How is he eating/sleeping during the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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The breastfeeding craze is making a martyrs out of so many…give the bottle of formula and enjoy the extra sleep. You are important too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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formula isn't a sleeping pill. It may not make any difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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Was for us. My breast milk wasn't enough as my large boy got larger. I thought he had colic. He was just starving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Mine too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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OP. Did giving him formula at night affect your supply during the day at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Just pump if you are worried [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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He's getting bigger and more hungry every day. If he is well fed, he will sleep longer and it's worth trying the formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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But will this negatively affect my milk supply? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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You can pump when you give the bottle to keep up your supply. Or you can plan to give a bottle each night and not pump since part of his nutrition will come from the bottle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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this too shall pass, don't take shortcuts [ Reply | More ]
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She doesn't need to kill herself for marginal, if any, benefits. The child may be crying out of hunger. [ Reply | More ]
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same issue here only my db is FIVE months old. was sleeping through and lately up and SO HUNGRY. am ordering giant case of formula. benefits of bm dubious and at any rate seem greatest in newborns. [ Reply | More ]
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When db cries, first try patting and shushing back to sleep. If she still won't sleep, pick her up, rub her back, walk around. Check diaper. If she calms put her back in the crib while she's still drowsy. If she's inconsolable then offer breast. Feeding her at night should be your last resort. Remember, you have to teach her to sleep. Hunger isn't always the reason she's waking up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:27 PM Flag
[ - ] How many cases of Ebola would NYC have to see before there is a genuine panic? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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one with high fever riding the crowded subway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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There are 10 million people in NYC. At least 0.1% of that, so at least 10,000 cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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You sound far more reasonable than most people here on UB. I hope you're more representative of the NYC populace. [ Reply | More ]
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One, apparently. [ Reply | More ]
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Tee hee [ Reply | More ]
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I suppose you won't give a shit unless YOUR child gets infected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there any school in New York area that focuses on high level learning and creating great thinkers and not just assessments? Looking for interesting progressive school for super bright kids that is "out of the box" 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yet another future leader [ Reply | More ]
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ICE. People on this list denigrate it, but the curriculum is well thought out and they are all about creating thinkers. They are regents exempt, as is Beacon. [ Reply | More ]
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op-i/m sorry but what is ICE? [ Reply | More ]
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Institute of Collaborative Education. It is a 6 -12 public school. [ Reply | More ]
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ECFS, Dalton, Calhoun [ Reply | More ]
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Saint Ann's? [ Reply | More ]
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op- i think my dc would really fit into Saint Ann's in so many ways. But who do you think is the kid they look for? Who is their best fit in their view? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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np: Go on tours and see these places! You will have a much better sense yourself if it is a fit for your child and family. [ Reply | More ]
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op-planning on it. but you are right [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, this is Saint Ann's to a T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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What do you mean high level learning? Opportunity for advanced classes? Inventing your own mathematical system rather than learning the natural progression of algebra through calculus? A school for scientific inventions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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op-all of the above - or any of the above. My dc is already in a private (not in NYC) and I just find the method of teaching to be very uninspiring and just keeps kids drilled and exhausted. I see the spark of curiosity slowly dying in my kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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But the drills must be pretty easy for a super bright kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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Not if mom can't tell that OR was sarcastic [ Reply | More ]
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Sort of…but if she is interested in the progressive schools I definitely encourage her to tour them. It is quite sad to see a child's curiosity dying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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op-they are, but it prevents real learning and allowance for deep thinking and problem solving [ Reply | More ]
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How old is the child? [ Reply | More ]
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op-12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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So you are looking for 7th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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op-8th or 9th - move next year or following year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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aw. you're so clueless it's almost cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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School of future leaders and billionaires [ Reply | More ]
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i think your kid is just so special that he will honestly need to be home schooled. there is really no traditional school environment that could possibly be good enough for him, now is there? i mean, let's just be honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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op-well compared to yours for sure...let us know when you bust him out of juvenile detention will ya [ Reply | More ]
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honestly...you are raising the child you deserve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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op-in that case i am pretty awesome :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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Drills and assessments are to bring up the lower part of the class. If your child is in a school of super smart kids, I think it would be better no matter the philosophy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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New York area as in the suburbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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op-in the city or surrounding areas. we are willing to relocated if need be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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Dalton. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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op-why would you suggest Dalton? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Chances to get dalton are so minuscule that its not worth discussing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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Is this child talented in math/science or english/arts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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op-loves science but math is definitely weakest subject - although is taking algebra in 7th (but getting B to B+ at best). English is off the charts, amazing writer, loves model UN and debate and model congress...very talented singer (perfect NYSSMA scores, does Opera, in selective choir program), plays piano and flute and does theater all the time. very articulate and very mature girl. that's the snapshot - where would you send her? [ Reply | More ]
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
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op-did you suggest dalton above or are you another poster? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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Another poster. [ Reply | More ]
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I am not trolling, but you won't believe me. There are many, many children in NYC like this--at public as well as privates. Not sure what you mean by "off the charts" but if you mean scoring 99+ on standardized tests yes this is very common. My dc is at Hunter and Manhattan School of Music. For HS you could try LaGuardia, and you may be in for a rude awakening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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op-i am looking for her to have peers - who are all smart, interesting and interested, for her to be in the mix you describe would not be a rude awakening but a pleasant awakening. off the charts meaning that she truly writes like a college kid and reads like a demon pretty complex literature. she is a word geek in every sense. i would be thrilled to have her be around the caliber of kids you describe. [ Reply | More ]
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She sounds wonderful, and I hope you can find the right school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Considering all girls school for DD. What are your thoughts on Brearly and who is a good fit for that school? Also any other suggestions. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:59 AM Flag
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Brainboxes of all shapes and sizes. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't forget the "e" in Brearley when you write your thank you note! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't take the subway and I can't uber anymore. How am I supposed to get around? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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Buy your own car [ Reply | More ]
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Private driver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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Why can't you take uber? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:08 PM Flag
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Presumably because someone being tested for Ebola took it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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Ah. She's a paranoid moron mom. Explains it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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They have tested + [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Walk. Bicycle. Skateboard. Rollerblades. Segway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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stretcher? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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If you rode every subway car and every uber car in an effort to get a disease, you'd fail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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So every Uber car is affected? Every subway? Get informed. Stay calm.....etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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Umm.... take off your tinfoil hat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Just wear a hazmat suit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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