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[ - ] Greenwich question. which are the best elementaries and middle schools? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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no one knows because no one cares [ Reply | More ]
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hmm...you carrying some kind of resentment? np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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Greenwich Country Day (for b/g) and Brunswick (for boys). Whitby is EXCELLENT if you want to go the Montessori way (oldest Montessori school in the country--beautiful facility) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] My babysitter was meant to watch my son today. She arrived visibly upset and looked like she had been crying. I asked her what was wrong. She replied that she did not feel like being here, but needed the $$$. So, I let her go home. I later called her to ask her what was wrong and she said she had too much stuff to deal with. I asked her if she enjoyed working for us ( we pay holidays, sick days and for a full hour even if it is 20 mins). She said she just needed to make $$$. So I ended our relationship and let her know we would not be needing her services. She is demanding payment today..which I do not have right now. We owe her for 22 hours this week and as agreed she gets paid the following week. I really do not have the $$$ and she is harrasing me. WWYD? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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While I do not think you owe her early payment (try getting an early paycheck from any corporation...), you asked, WWYD? and I would borrow the money, from credit card cash advance if necessary, and pay her - just to get fair and square and END the relationship. And I have NEVER taken out a cash advance or borrowed money from anyone other than my parents when I was still a dependent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.08, 07:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Reapply for 1st grade. Claremont Prep is not for us. What are the differences between Buckley, Browning and Allenstevenson. Which is easier to get into, parent body, curriculum and sports? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 11.22.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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what don't you like about claremont? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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too far away. kinda weird parent body. no athletics to speak of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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so sorry to hear that. our df's ds attends and so far they are very happy. why do you say "weird" parent body? df and her dh are normal, friendly and kind people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:58 PM Flag
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can you tell me more? we are applying for K. what do you mean by weird parent body? and no athletics - don't they have that beautiful gym and pool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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don't have enough time for all the kids to get roof or gym. 30 minutes of exercise is too short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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our ds only gets 20 min of recess daily and gym 2/week. he is fine. not an issue for us, and ds is pretty athletic. he gets plenty of exercise doing afterschool sports and at the playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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where is he? [ Reply | More ]
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this is claremont? I thought they had gym once/week and recess every day? that's what they said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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Buckley is sports-centric. AS and Browning historically ahve been easier to get into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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i heard AS was ALL about money now. [ Reply | More ]
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hello, most private schools are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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no more than most. used to be a really sweet school. now all about financials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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Buckley and AS - no diversity, very white, very rich and very uncomfortable [ Reply | More ]
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sports? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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Buckley is considered the most sports oriented boys school out of all the boys schools in NY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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AS is uncomfortable? that surprises me. why is buckley uncomfortable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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parent body i have met is eclectic but strange. some are nice. one parent told me a story about force feeding their son broccoli in the shower so that if he retched it would be in the tub...my son is a superb athlete. how many kids do you think are leaving buckley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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Browning is 3rd or 4th tier, small, weak academics, poor exmissions, not worth the $$$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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parent body? nice, warm? i care very little about tier. more interested in fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:07 PM Flag
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1/2 are rich bitter couples who ended up there as a last resort but really wanted one of the "better" boys schools. the other 1/2 are a little more easy going. [ Reply | More ]
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bitter? that's pretty funny! [ Reply | More ]
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browning [ Reply | More ]
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???browning what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:27 PM Flag
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browning is definitely the easiest to get into. Buckley and AS are more competitive than Browning yet not as competitive as C, St B and St D. Buckley and AS offer no diversity. Buckley is all about sports, AS is all about money and Browning is all about trying to keep up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 01:36 PM Flag
[ - ] for 1st grade we are reapplying. claremont prep is not for us. what is the difference between Allen Stevenson, Buckly and Browning. Parent body, curriculum, sports, etc? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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just FYI, there are really only two schools that have 1st grade as an entry point -- St. Ann's and Fieldston Lower. Don't know much about St. Anns. Fieldston has excellent sports and in the lower school there is recess outside in their huge play ground 2x every day plus gym 3x/wk. Curriculum is progressive, very strong. Parent body is low key. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 03:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Playdate Vent: Please if someone doesn't respond to your request for a playdate four or more times, please take the hint. I don't care if your DC bugs you every morning to call my me for a date-your DC drives my DC crazy! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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then you need to grow up and talk to the mother yourself. If you let this go on for 8 playdates, then there is something wrong with you. Your original post sounded like you were ignoring a request for a 1st or 2nd playdate. [ Reply | More ]
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you and OP would make great friends IRL! [ Reply | More ]
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The polite adult response is to respond and explain that this won't work right now. Honestly, we're all out of high school. Try and live the good manners you'd like your child to learn. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] we are not uber connected. dc attends so called top tier nursery. got a 96/99/98 on erb. what are our chances for ongoing? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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b/c it's not just about the score and preschool. your dc also needs a good play visit and school report. there are hundreds of schools in nyc. i'm sure your dc will get into one. it all depends how high your expectations are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:51 PM Flag
[ - ] any tips for getting breast fed baby (3mos) to take a bottle? Anyone ever btdt? I feel I cant get more than an 1.5 hrs to my self. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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have dh or someone else try to give baby the bottle and you leave the room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:16 PM Flag
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Take him/her out for a walk. I bf. every 3 hours worked well. [ Reply | More ]
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np: you mean you didn't bf if the baby was hungry at 2 hours? [ Reply | More ]
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If you feed them often they just snack at the breast if you feed them every 2,5 /3 hours they get more. And my db also slept throught the night from 6 weeks. It is not necessary to feed them every 1,5 hours when they are 3 months old unless you want them on the breast constantly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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If you have a good latch and the baby gets enough per feeding then you don't have to do it so often. [ Reply | More ]
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that sounds very babywise to me. [ Reply | More ]
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One thing is actually being hungry another thing is being a human pacifier. [ Reply | More ]
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if you count from the beginning of the feeding to the next feeding, how long is the baby going without nursing? [ Reply | More ]
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My lac. consultant told me to count from end of feeding to start of next. [ Reply | More ]
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fine - how long is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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If you are in NYC call lac. consultant Maire Clements 1 212 595 4797. Helped me alot, I will have her on speed dial for the next one. GL : ) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] so depressed. I hate when I get this way, but I just feel so lonely. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Please help me. Is this very expensive? Trying to take portraits of our son. The photograper will charge $ 350 to take the photos and additional $ 500 for 3 digital prints. She seems very good. Anyone heard about Daina Berrent. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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sounds ridiculously expensive given the economy [ Reply | More ]
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Find someone who will do a photoshoot and then give you the digital "negatives" That sounds ridiculous! [ Reply | More ]
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What has the economy to do with it if they can afford it? [ Reply | More ]
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But a professional photographer is expensive, they have to make a living as well. It will not be the same quality to take them themselves. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do you all warm Born Free bottles when out/traveling? I am flying in a few weeks and dread the stress of having to find a place to get hot water and then find a cup large enough (in diameter) to fit the born free bottle. Have looked for thermos for months that would fit. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I think at that age I used lukewarm water to mix the formula and then ran my bottle under the hot water on the plane. DH was with me. I had a long, long, long flight so I brought bottle brushes. People told me the airline hostesses would help warm bottles but I can't believe this would be true. You can also fill them with hot water when they come around serving tea and let them cool? Or put the formula in the thermos and then poor it into the bottle? Just brainstorming here. [ Reply | More ]
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I read the post below - I am leaning towards getting hot water before you board and mixing some formula and possibly doing the same on teh plane. How long is your flight? GL. I know, everyone says babies are so easy and toddlers are difficult to fly with but I found logistically toddler that eat food food and drink cold juice and milk are easier. [ Reply | More ]
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I travelled alot with my 1 year old and I always bring Similac ready meady 8 oz. bottles. Bring Born Free bottles to pour them over into. Similac is then room temp. and you don't have to heat them. I also bring extra powder in case of delays/food etc. Just be aware that if you are going from the UK to the US they might ask you to open them and taste all bottles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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i should've mentioned..he wont drink it room temp! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.22.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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What do you mean? He just wants it warm? Then I would have gone to a restaurant etc. get a cup/bowl of hot water and put the bottle into it. On the plane ask the stewardess to heat it for you (not microwave). [ Reply | More ]
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Oh and have the right amount of formulas in the bottles and buy a bottle of water once you are on the inside. Where are you flying to btw? If you have a carseat Go go kidz works well or Baby Bjorn is ok for carrying them when they are smaller. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] devastated -- d&c at 11wks. pregnancy through multiple IVFs. can't believe this happened. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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