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[ - ] Anybody overfeed their baby to placate them. My kids are older now, but when I had my twins I think I fed them too much b/c I couldn't handle them and older dc. Now older dc is naturally thin, but twins a little chubby. I feel bad. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.23.09, 08:30 PM Flag
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I really think that appetite is something kids are born with. I may have overfed No.1 but certainly not No.3 (for lack of time!) but No.3 is just as interested in food as No.1. Both would be chubby without major restraint in what we eat at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Don't want to have a party, where can I take my little girl for a fun day out in Manhattan for her 1st birthday?? Thanks 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.23.09, 08:29 PM Flag
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Tea at the Plaza, Carlyle, St. Regis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:34 PM Flag
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haha, yes that would be a grand day for a baby! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:38 PM Flag
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oops! I was thinking 1st grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:52 PM Flag
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childrens museum and then pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:39 PM Flag
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S-Mac & pizza by the inch place on 83rd & Columbus a few blocks from Childrens Museum is really child friendly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] can't the govt just print more money? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:13 PM Flag
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yep, that's called inflation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:31 PM Flag
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they're going to need to, with Obama's new *OINK*OINK* budget [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:54 PM Flag
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Yep. And interest rates will go through the roof. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:18 AM Flag
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they will, deflation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:54 AM Flag
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INflation. Go read an economics textbook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:16 AM Flag
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Didn't work out too well for the confederates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Vent -we had a preschool parent interview this week that went astonishingly badly! The DA was incredibly rude with her answers to my DH's questions and DH wasn't having it. it was bad. as much as I liked the actual school, I can't imagine sending our DC there, to pay that much money to be treated so badly by a Director of the school. forget it. Ok. Flame away. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.23.09, 08:04 PM Flag
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no fames, just want to know which school! can you give a hint? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:06 PM Flag
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why not? i SERIOUSLY doubt we are getting in there anyway. downtown, not ongoing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:12 PM Flag
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I think the director of Chelsea Day is a weirdo. If her, don't worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:14 PM Flag
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grace church? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:35 AM Flag
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Hard to imagine how a preschool interview could go so badly. Can you tell more? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:45 PM Flag
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DH asked if the kids ever go on field trips and she said "no. you try getting 10 2yr olds into their coats and shlep them around the city. these kids have been to all of the tourist raps already, we don't need to take them to more." DH almost blew a gasket! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:35 AM Flag
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weird response. sounds like she's either crazy or was having an extremely bad day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:42 AM Flag
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DH was so mad that when we walked out he said; "there is no F*ckin' way we are sending DC there." I just couldn't believe she would say that to a prospective parent. I mean it wasn't like he was suggesting a field trip to madame trusseauds, he was talking about a museum or a local library or something with educational value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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np FYI, most preschools don't do field trips with kids in twos programs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:56 AM Flag
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was it after the Chinatown accident? wonder if she'd had to defensively answer questions about that all day... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:59 AM Flag
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umm. it was either before that or the same day because we didn't know about it yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:00 PM Flag
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and that would have been a fine simple answer to the question. but her snide comment was the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:00 PM Flag
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ours does. simple neighborhood stuff, like visiting the pet store around the corner, going to story time at the book store two blocks away, visiting the christmas windows at the department store one block away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:14 PM Flag
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Don't blame your DH one bit. He's right, no way I'd send my DC there. Is the preschool very well known/popular? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:02 PM Flag
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not a TT school, semi-popular [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:03 PM Flag
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I'd call or write a brief note withdrawing app., thnx but no thanks - your school does not seem like a good fit for our family, best of luck... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:20 PM Flag
[ - ] who are we- the people who are on ub after dinner/plans on a friday night. have we lost our minds? will we get them back or are some of us truly interested in all this stuff we stress about? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 01.23.09, 08:02 PM Flag
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I didn't even have dinner plans, so I'm more pathetic than you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:05 PM Flag
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probably just less exhausted. do dinner plans count when you drag a 6 and 3 year old with you and put them to bed at 11? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:06 PM Flag
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not really. ouch for the 3yo. hope they sleep in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:11 PM Flag
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i have a baby who went to bed at 8pm, so these are my plans for a Friday night! maybe it'll get better when he's in highschool or college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:07 PM Flag
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i sometimes think ub is a gateway drug- it can only lead to other less innocent chat room experiences [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:09 PM Flag
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nah. that's done. i married my less innocent chat room experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:11 PM Flag
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really? that's hilarious and fascinating. really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:13 PM Flag
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really. i met my DH on friendster.com (the pre-pre-facebook, pre-myspace networking site.) i was traveling internationally a lot when we first met so we didn't met in person for about a month. then spent the next 6 mo chatting while i was on the road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:16 PM Flag
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i think that's awesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:18 PM Flag
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thanks. me too. 5 years and one baby later... life is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 PM Flag
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i think if people can be earnest on email then you probably reveal a lot more about yourself without weird other factors getting involved. i some ways I wish that I had the experience of online dating before getting married. In some ways I feel that i missed out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:23 PM Flag
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you know, i never meant to online date. i went to visit BFF in LA after I broke up w/ long term boyfriend and she kept telling me she re-connected with all of these people on friendster. it seemed less scary since you had to know people in common, so i signed up to get back in touch. and then it was like a virtual meat market! i went out w/ few, but was really jaded from the breakup and focused on work. so when DH emailed me I kind of blew him off for a while. i'm glad i finally let my guard down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:29 PM Flag
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anyone ever meet a friend on ub? come clean and meet in the real world? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:19 PM Flag
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no, but i would. i TOTALLY wanted to when I first had DB. I am the first of my friends to have a baby. I was desperate for other new Mom friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:22 PM Flag
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which site? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:14 PM Flag
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you may be right. last night, when I finished ub'ing, I went on cougared.com and winked at a couple of hotties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:13 PM Flag
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that's just depressing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:13 PM Flag
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actually, I usually just go to sleep. at least I'm beginning to reach out to someone else besides a bunch of disgruntled mothers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:15 PM Flag
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oh I agree- any new experience/community is worthwile. Disgruntled mothers indeed. We're lucky to e doing this at a time when this kind of outlet is available. it's such a nice release to annonymously come here and chat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:18 PM Flag
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do you think us late nighters are a completely different breed than the day crowd on here or are we all day and night obsessors? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:15 PM Flag
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dinner/ plans? I haven't left home since I dropped the kids at school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 PM Flag
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we went to friends for dinner with two other couples 5 kids between us and not much relaxation. but plans no less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:24 PM Flag
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seriously. no dinner plans here. DH went up to put dc to bed and hasn't been seen since. I think he passed out on bed with dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Expecting baby very soon... I can not imagine spending a lot of $ on baby clothes as they grow out of them. I have never shopped in Kmart in my entire life but they seem to have cute baby clothes online... does the stuff fall apart? Any other ideas for inexpensive stuff?? Thanks!! (live in Manhattan) 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:50 PM Flag
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Old Navy has cute and inexpensive clothes. I've bought a couple of things at Target for ds. It's easier to find cute girl clothes at those stores than boy clothes imo. But you're right. Unless you have unlimited funds, doesn't make sense to spend loads of money on clothes, they'll spit up on, pee on and even poop on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:53 PM Flag
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DAFFY's is the place for Euro and quality on the cheap. Lilliput on Lafayette for the sales, H&M,OldNavy,ZARA for regular stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:55 PM Flag
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ITTTTTA on Daffy's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:31 AM Flag
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np And Century 21. My dh will often go there and pick out clothes for our girls on his own. It's cute (and he always finds great stuff). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:23 AM Flag
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Gymboree and Childrens Place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:44 AM Flag
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Very cute inexpensive sleepers at kohls (online). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:28 AM Flag
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FYI: kmart, walmart, target, old navy etc all have cheap stuff (even cheaper on sale) but if you will have another baby down the road then you should spend a few extra $$ and buy lands end -- you'll save way more money in the long run because that stuff lasts. and on sale it's not that much more expensive than the really cheap stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:21 AM Flag
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Hi - I am a designer for Kmart, but not the kids area, and I buy a lot of my DC's clothes at our stores. I can honestly say that I have not had anything fall apart. He has grown out of everything before it has worn out. Kmart is also owned by Sears and the Sears stores have a policy that if their kids clothes fall apart before your child outgrows them the store will replace them for the same or equal item for free. The bummer is the closet Sears is in Rego Park Queens or in Jersey City at the Newport Center mall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:32 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have a DC (in this case in first grade) who was not doing well at a very, very rigidly progressive (if that makes sense) school and who did much better at a traditional school? What is the right school for a verbal, creative, self-aware child who is checked out of a progressive school approach? Saint Ann's is indeed progressive -- but does it let kids pursue individual passions rather than having to conform to a curriculum that bores the child? How traditional and grade-oriented and competitive is Riverdale? How open-ended is learning approach at ECFL? Not that we can get into any of these schools at this point, but would like to know. Thnx for any input. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 01.23.09, 07:42 PM Flag
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I am confused. Are you saying your dc is not into the blocks and wants to sit in one place and look at a blackboard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:44 PM Flag
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Perhaps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:50 PM Flag
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^^But not really talking about "blocks," per se. You might have the wrong school. Not downtown. Similar. I do think DC might prefer blackboard learning, and she definitely responds to "doing well" feedback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:51 PM Flag
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Hijack: are you talking about the blocks school? How dominant are blocks activities? Applied there but people keep calling it the block school and DH is worried, wants to withdraw application. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:54 PM Flag
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C&C? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:00 PM Flag
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np: Are those the only two options? We don't want blocks-learning for our child, but don't want the sit-in-one-place model, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:28 PM Flag
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blocks-learning? Can someone better define? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 10:02 AM Flag
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It would help if we knew something more about why dc's current school isn't a good fit. You say it's rigidly progressive, and I think I know what you mean (Bank Street comes to mind), but I'm not clear on what you think dc needs that (s)he isn't getting at the current school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:51 PM Flag
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Possibly "blackboard learning." I think DC WOULD prefer sitting and learning from blackboard -- in fact she plays school all the time and does this, putting chairs in rows, and I have no idea where she got this from, because it is not what goes on at her school. At school, DC seems bored, would rather be doing anything else, doesn't want to participate, seems a little lost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:56 PM Flag
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well then you really have a clear answer here, no? TRANSFER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:01 PM Flag
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sigh; yes, you're right, as i work through, we clearly should get her into a school that suits her better. just came to this realization, though. a bit late here. i guess we will try to get out next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:03 PM Flag
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actually saint ann's isn't "progressive" in the LREI, ECFS sense. SA philosophy is classical, with the class led by the master teacher. in a progressive environment, the curriculum is child-centered and develops organically from the student's shared learning experience. somewhat off-point, but it's a pet peeve of mine that people think of SA as "progressive" bc of its arts-based curriculum and no-grades policy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:05 PM Flag
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Thanks, this is the kind of answer I was looking for. Sounds like what we would want. So I guess we'll be a couple more fools unable to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:07 PM Flag
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i think it's what sets SA apart and what makes people so interested in it (tho they miss the point). that said, my understanding is that it really takes a certain type of kid to succeed there -- self-motivated, independent thinker, bold. knowing all that is what made me salivate over the school, alas it was not to be! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:13 PM Flag
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If it is any consolation, I think the theory might sometimes surpass the practice. And an entire class full of self-motivated, independent and bold thinkers could be heaven, or the opposite -- hell is other people, especially bold ones (and "bold" can become "full of oneself" and "entitled" if one isn't careful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:17 PM Flag
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great point and iTa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:20 PM Flag
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np-- that is so true. As a kid, I wanted to do to St. Ann's. I toured for my dd and we have several friends there and I think it's too bold. My dd is thoughtful, contemplative, things like that. I think the kids who do well there are indulged too much and that there are very smart kids who are of a different type who end up thinking they're not special enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:07 PM Flag
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I have a great kid there. Normal, nice smart adn bold. You are generalizing way too much and being nasty as hell. A shut out's mom maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:16 PM Flag
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Not at all, I was being specific to one aspect of what I see at the school. All the kids I know atyour school are amazing kids. My child is very quiet and I felt that she would not be looked after there, and that the bolder kids are more indulged - the quieter ones less so. It's very specific to my type of child and I'm not the only one to think this. All schools don't fit all children, it's certainly no insult to your bold child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:40 AM Flag
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this is actually very common-progressive schools are great for self motivated and focused kids but can be disastrous for flaky, daydreamers with attention/focus/ motivation issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:19 PM Flag
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can I ask where/how you know this? am being sincere because you sound like you have some expertise, even if i wish you wouldn't use a pejorative like "flaky" to describe an imaginative, daydreaming child. I have come to feel the open-endedness of progressives can feel chaotic to certain children; they are not "flakey" and can be very interested in learning, but the progressive structure gives them anxiety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:26 PM Flag
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hi--just checking in and saw your reply: I have some experience with the testing and education of gifted children and now have my own. I myself was tested and was oohed and aahed over with my 155 iq but i was an abysmal student-bored thrown into creative and open schools and classes for the "gifted" but i was a daydreamer with little motivation and easily gave up when things were tough and I had no direction. my dc is the same. my sibling is not as "smart" as I but a straight A student all the way. I am flaky so i didnt mean to offend--my dc is a goofy, creative, slightly eccentric kid who needs the structured and rigid environment to thrive.........we have done a lot of work trying to figure this out armed with my own background and meeting with a pschologist we have learned alot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:40 PM Flag
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Thank you, this is very helpful. I understand "flaky" but felt defensive for my DC. I was considered flaky and spacy but thrived academically. My DC at a progressive is not faring so well, yet young enough that the story really is not yet written. We are thinking of switching to a more traditional school -- your experience seems to a suggest this would be a good move. Not sure how to get a DC into a school when not doing so well at current school. Any advice on finding our way through this fog? Many thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 11:10 PM Flag
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i think getting him or her tested --ERB or say through the NYU childhood evaluation dept ----they do everything. then you apply and you write a letter saying my child is good at this and such and we think the environment is not working etc etc. most schools will understand if it makes sense to them......... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:22 AM Flag
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also progressive is more reliant on the child's ability to create structure within a flexible environment--if the child cant do that naturally its often highly frustrating and can be fraught with failure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:44 PM Flag
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np: this sounds similar to the post about the child who lost their love of learning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:50 PM Flag
[ - ] what are the tt preschools on UES? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] My name (firstlast@gmail.com) was taken already when I tried to create a gmail acct. I wanted something I could use professionally. first.last is also gone. What else can I try that is professional? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:36 PM Flag
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lastfirst middleinitiallastfirst etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:38 PM Flag
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sexxxxygirl4u [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:38 PM Flag
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I have one that's lastname.firstname. Seems professional enough. Also try firstinitial.middleinitial.lastname. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:40 PM Flag
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btw, in gmail first.last and firstlast are the same address. It ignores the periods, so you can add them as you wish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:40 PM Flag
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:41 PM Flag
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OP i don't like anything else. i am mad someone has my name. i don't think there could possibly be another me as i have unusual name. i may send them an angry email. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:18 PM Flag
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haha...do it, cause they will totally change their name for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:32 PM Flag
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i keep getting emails to a former german foreign exchange student from her old host family because we have thesamename@hotmail.com. At first I thought it was spam and deleted, but then it kept coming, so i wrote them and told them the mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:04 PM Flag
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how about ms or mrs.firstnamelastname@gmail.com? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:35 PM Flag
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i would try first.middleinitial.last or first.middle.last I use first initial middle initial last name (no dots). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:55 PM Flag
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You could put your city after your name -- for example FirstLastNYC@gmail.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:58 PM Flag
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op hmm this could work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:22 PM Flag
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FYI - first.last and firstlast on gmail are the same thing. It doesn't differentiate the dots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:03 PM Flag
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i used the first initial of my first name, middle initial, then last name, title (ex. MD) @gmail.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:12 PM Flag
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There's nothing professional about gmail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:23 PM Flag
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Go to a domain registry company (such as godaddy . com) and register a domain that either matches your business or your name (firstlast.com) . You can then configure your gmail account to send and receive emails for your new domain. So, you can xyz@gmail.com, and be able to send and receive emails at first@firstlast.com (like John@johnSmith.com) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Multiple episodes of Real Housewives of NYC was recently broadcast on Bravo. I have some questions for posters who are familiar with the school application process. First, was Francois undergoing the ERB when he was filmed during an evaluation? Alex wrote in her blog on Bravo, "Reports overall on F’s evaluations have been excellent." She did not report any scores, however. (Some posters have noted that the written report for ERBs is effusively positive regardless of the child's scores.) Second, will Alex's graphic nude "modeling" sessions with pornographer/photographer Bob Coulter effect Francois' admission to tt private schools? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:27 PM Flag
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never seen the show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:29 PM Flag
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Do we know where Francois ended up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:29 PM Flag
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Francois attended his zoned public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:32 PM Flag
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Not erb. Some two bit shrink pretending to do Stanford Binet for the camera. Child ended up at zoned public per season 1 finale--he's, at best, average. No private school would touch that dc with a ten foot pole even IF his parents hadn't been on RHONY (to say nothing of the photos). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:31 PM Flag
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Do children receive numerical scores for Stanford Binet? Alex did not share any quantified results, although she wrote Francois is a "sophisticated communicator and excels in verbal abstract reasoning as well as visual spatial reasoning." Are these phrases typical in Stanford Binet results? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:38 PM Flag
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There are numerical scores for all IQ tests. This one, though, was clearly done solely for the camera. What was shown was probably the whole "test". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:42 PM Flag
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Alex did not actually attribute the description of Francois (a "sophisticated communicator and excels in verbal abstract reasoning as well as visual spatial reasoning") to the evaluator shown the series. She vaguely writes "we have been told he is a sophisticated communicator. . . " [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:43 PM Flag
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^^^^evaluator shown in the series [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:48 PM Flag
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I'm thinking she and Simon came up with that. Kid obviously didn't even get into Claremont, so thinking he's not all that brilliant (and it would seem he's a bit of a "handful"--to say the least). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:55 PM Flag
[ - ] When should db be able to say the alphabet? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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3-4 yrs old [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't that late???? [ Reply | More ]
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np very [ Reply | More ]
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my ds knew both English and Hebrew alphabets by 2 yo [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] On a lighter note, what's your secret pleasure? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:10 PM Flag
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j crew and dark chocolate with peanut butter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:15 PM Flag
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and salmonella [ Reply | More ]
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true.. guess this j crew poster has had to curb that craving as of late [ Reply | More ]
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Shopping. I have my own job, cc and bank account and DH doesn't really know how much I spend. I love clothes. [ Reply | More ]
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trolling on UB [ Reply | More ]
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cheese [ Reply | More ]
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sleeping [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:53 AM Flag
[ - ] downtown day camp or chelsea piers for an active 6 y/o ds? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 01.23.09, 07:10 PM Flag
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Chelsea Piers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:50 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you exercise your venom glands on UB exclusively? Or does your bitterness seep out in real life as well? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:02 PM Flag
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i love this question. it seems like people let loose here who reign it in irl, but i'm sure people can tell that they are rotting from within. obviously that's just a guess. i hope someone answers it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:07 PM Flag
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Put the kids to bed, pour a glass of wine and start beating up nameless women in cyberspace. Geez, this is what we do on Friday nights? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:20 PM Flag
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it's better than what I used to do - get drunk and wired and laid by some random guy or girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:46 PM Flag
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Even if they don't, it's quite scary to think that these people are walking around thinking such awful things about blacks, Jews, Christians, Asians, breastfeeders,formula-feeders SAHM, WOHM, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:43 PM Flag
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^^^oh, I forgot poor people and rich people, and stupid people and Ivy leaguers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:44 PM Flag
[ - ] wwyd? boy in dc's kindergarten class is always in trouble. he can't sit still, hits, pushes, shoves, doesn't follow directions. you get the picture. anyway, i have been volunteering once a week and while he is a sweet kid i can see how he can be a drain on the teacher. so today i am leaving and his mom is picking him up in her beat up car and she looks and acts wired on coke. actually, i can't say for sure that she was the mom, but she is a caregiver nonetheless. anyway, obviously he has tons of home issues from the one minute i observed her - she also did some random stop in the middle of the road as parents were trying to pull out and seemed to be trying to do something. the look on the boys faces in the back seat looked like they were scared. so my question is, since i have a good rapport with dc's teacher, should i mention my observation? i can just say something like, "have you meant his mother" or something. or just mmob. he is always in trouble - but he's just 5! - and i would be doing it to help him, not punish him more if that makes any sense. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:49 PM Flag
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^^scared [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:57 PM Flag
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do you think the caregiver gives the boys coke? (i've never actually seen someone on coke, only in movies). were you close enough to see the boys' expression? how many boys in the car? older or younger than K? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:45 PM Flag
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i have no idea if she gives them coke. it was him and his older brother (a year or two older) in the car. she just looked like a big mess. and yes, if you've only seen someone coked out in movies: that's what she looked like. skinny, dark circles under her eyes that were bugging out and looking rapidly this way and that. and her jaw was twitching. clear signs of some kind of drug (i just said coke as opposed to pot or alcohol) it just made me so sad yet seemed to confirm why this boy is constantly getting time outs and having soooo many issues at school. it's non-stop with him. so sad and i just wish i could nip it in the bud for his sake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:10 AM Flag
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mind your own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:43 PM Flag
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really? that's what i initially thought too, but then i feel like i could approach the teacher tactfully without specifics of the time i saw the mom. maybe just talk to her about the boy and see what her thoughts are and if she even knows anything about his family life. she can send notes home to the parents all she wants, but if they aren't advocates for their child's education and don't care, it won't do a darn thing. now if she maybe asked the mom to come in once a week for a conference or something - she might end up seeing what i saw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:18 AM Flag
[ - ] What has happened to Urban Baby. It is not as easy to use or figure out, and for the preschool that I am interested in, there is nothing, as compared to last year, when it was a lively topic. What has happened? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
TTC 01.23.09, 06:47 PM Flag
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It became overrun with racists, bigots, book burners, bible thumpers and just regular crazy people. Take your cue from the post about the nanny singing the Jesus song. Peoples' responses will make your skill crawl. What preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:42 PM Flag
[ - ] watching young matt broderick in ferris bueller. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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haha I was watching that too [ Reply | More ]
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