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[ - ] Is it rude to ask frequent visitors (ie, family members that come to our home 1X week) to take their shoes off? Have 3yo and infant and I always have ds take is shoes off-but visitors dont get the hint. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:50 AM Flag
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We ALWAYS take off our shoes. It is gross to crawl around in dog poop and pee (or worse). We gently remind all our guests and offer house slippers. Most are very compliant and we have them all "trained" now, so they wear fun socks:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:52 AM Flag
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OP: I dont need the occasional guest to take shoes off-Im talking relatives who come once a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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it is your house, so you should ask whatever is important to you. BTW, I always ask people to take their shoes off - I have small kids in the house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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Duck! that said, i grew up in a no shoes at home culture and have it at our house as well. We made a recent exception for some guests who seemed extremely put off by this request and they dragged dogshit all over our floors and carpets. I have a toddler and a crawling baby who loves to lick floor so no more shoes in our house... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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depends. if your in-laws are boot-wearing texas...forget it, its an insult to ask them to remove shoes. better off covering your floors with cheap rugs while they visit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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texans, i meant, not texas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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its not rude, i always ask everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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not rude, just ask them politely "hey do you guys mind taking off your shoes? I've found it keeps me from having to clean the floors so often" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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This drove me crazy with my in-laws. They would see the pile of shoes at the door, we'd make a suggestion that they could put their shoes there, and they'd ignore it. And this is off the streets in Manhattan. Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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get some of those shoe covers that contractors wear and hand them out at the door. usually people will take their shoes off at that point! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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^^sold at home depot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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I agree, then present it as a choice...would you like some slippers, or would you like some shoe covers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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Not at all, esp with babies crawling around! Now that I got used to no-shoes, I can't imagine stomping into someone's house with shoes filled with dirt from the outside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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I do it with frequent visitors to my home. My husband is 1/4 Asian and he was taught to remove his shoes when you enter someone's home so it just became a part of what we do as a family. I love New York but the streets of NYC are so filthy. Ick. Of course if I have a big dinner party or something I don't ask. I just call the cleaning lady in before and after the party to wash the floors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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I agree with you. No one wants the streets of NY trekked all over their floors. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how can I tell if my 3yo shyness is an "issue"-she is shy with other kids and adults. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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what kind of issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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she wont talk to other kids, doesnt want to answer adults when they talk to her. SHe is fine with family she sees all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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I wouldn't worry..our child was the same at that age. Just don't "push", if I may suggest. We just let our child develop naturally and by 5, he was a bon vivant! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ride on toy suggestions for 16mo? MIL wants to get one and there are so many choices out there. thx 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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Plan Toys makes a nice one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:42 AM Flag
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My 3yo still hasn't tired of her Ladybug platform roller. I don't know where we got it. They make a Bee, too. My 1yo is taking an interested now as well. It is a lot of fun and easy to ride and spin around on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:42 AM Flag
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thanks ladies - will go look those up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:03 AM Flag
[ - ] PS 116 anyfeedback do you like it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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I toured last year and liked it, but don't have a child there. The biggest draw back is large class size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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we have 2 kids there. one in tag and one in gen ed. So far we are for the most part happy. We have had amazing teachers and some duds. The parent body is very involved and it is a very diverse school. I would highly recommend. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] my 20mo ds has taken to standing at the toilet and pretending to pee. he wants to be just like his big brother. am i crazy to see if it works? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.16.08, 10:40 AM Flag
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He might try it, but don't expect it to become reliable at this age, yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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i know it. i'm wondering if i'm playing with fire. his brother wasnt trained until 2 1/2! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are some classic NYC things we should do with our 3yr old dd in NYC this holiday? This will be our first time here and we want to do some fun things with her. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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go see the big tree. train shows at citicorp, gradncentral, botanical gardens. NY theater ballet's Nutcracker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:42 AM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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ice skating at in cp, trains at citibank and train at botenical garden santa at macys [ Reply | More ]
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ice skating at bryant park, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:49 AM Flag
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and natural history museum (new this year) [ Reply | More ]
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If it snows, go see the Polar Bears at the Central Park Zoo. They love the snow and it will magical for your dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:44 AM Flag
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FAO Schwartz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:47 AM Flag
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FAO Schwarz, tree, dept store windows, radio city show, childrens' museum, grand central [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] nose bleeds : 3 yr old DC with 2 nose bleeds this winter in NYC in dry apt. anyone else DC have them ? age ? common ? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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very normal. at 3 adn 4 my son got them often. a humidifier can help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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they are super common, my 5 yo gets a few every winter. not a big deal [ Reply | More ]
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figured common. have humidifier. DH panickd saying he hadent till 17. humm [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Aforddable 2's program for next year? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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Try Kansas City. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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where are u located ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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midtown east side [ Reply | More ]
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rhinelander on UES [ Reply | More ]
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i looked at ny kids club its a fortune [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:40 AM Flag
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look at some of the church-affiliated preschools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Financial Aid question: Our form came back and stated we should be able to afford $70K for private school. Spouse wants to call the schools to tell them to remove us from Financial Aid consideration only. WWYD? I'm concerned they will get it wrong and remove us from admissions consideration altogether. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 12.16.08, 10:34 AM Flag
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Have your dh call and ask the schools to remove you from FA only--Also follow up with an e-mail. The issue with FA is that if the schools have narrowed their "class choices" down and it ends up being your kid and one other kid---the FA will already be distributed and they will go for the other kid. Given the limited funds many schools are facing--FA may become a deciding factor. Get off the list if you don't need is as it will hurt your chances! Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Are we going to be stuck with Joel Klein now?! How is tide going for Mayoral Control at this point? I keep hearing about meeting for parents to get together to voice their opinions, but I always hear last minute & have to take care of the kids anyway. The Anti-M.C. groups need an online forum so more parents can be involved & efforts are streamlined. Is there such a thing already? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] thoughts on camp yomi, please! 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Which celebrity parents seems most down to earth and normal, and who does not? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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michele williams seems normal. katie holmes does not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber and Tom Cruice & Katie Holmes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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how would anyone know? i am sure no one here knows them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:40 AM Flag
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It is a silly game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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and who put you in charge of scolding other adults for playing silly games? your tight ass probably could benefit from being a little silly sometimes... jeez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:53 AM Flag
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kevin but not britney [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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normal, kevin bacon and kyra sedgwick, rosie o'donnell....freaky, angelina jolie, tom cruise, cher [ Reply | More ]
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Keri Russel and Shane ?, Tom & Katie [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone's DC go to PS11? Would love feedback. Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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Hit or miss with the teachers and there are a few projects that feed into the school, so the income level of some children is very low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:45 AM Flag
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i know several families with kids at the G&T. FWIW they are generally happy with the school, like the principal, like the small class size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:48 AM Flag
[ - ] What is a good Wii game suitable for niece, 4 y.o.? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.16.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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I bought the kids the I Spy one (based on the books) and Wii Music for Christmas. Ils bought Hasbro's Family Game Night--has Connect 4 and Sorry and several other games. Dcs are 3 and 6. They also like some Wii Fit games, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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my boys (2 and 5) love the dance party one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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hmm, i forget the name, but we have one that allows you to take a deep sea expedition and learn undersea stuff (female crew and science team) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:36 AM Flag
[ - ] What is the highest SB5 sum of scaled score you have heard of? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.16.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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I have never asked anyone- I only know dd's and it isn't that high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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Or ds (last year) got 159. Found this out after follow-up evaluation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:28 AM Flag
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Why did you have a follow-up evaluation if dc scored so high? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 04:06 PM Flag
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DC got 160. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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we know you're lying, you know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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no. I know it's high, but I didn't know it was considered that unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:42 AM Flag
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nice try sistah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:50 AM Flag
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so, the 159 poster above is believable? but the 160 is not? why would I lie on an anonymous board? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:52 AM Flag
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sigh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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177 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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This year? Did dc take ERB. What was the score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 01:46 PM Flag
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I only know our DC's and one other. The other was 152. Our DC was lower. I have to think some of what you hear on this board are lies, just meant to rile you up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:05 AM Flag
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are you doubting DD's 315??!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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DS5 is a Davidson Scholar and his is 163. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.08, 11:21 AM Flag
[ - ] If my nanny (Tibetan, broken english, here on political asylum) applies to the fancy private schools (K level), including full FA, for her very bright kid, what are the chances of getting in and getting full tuition? How do they deal with people like that in interviews? Do they get applications from these truly diverse people at all? She probably would have never heard of the schools, if I hadn't told her. Just wondering out loud.... 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.16.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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Read "Ivy Cronicles" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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I would think her chances fall somewhere between slim and none at this point in time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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no, it would be for next year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:35 AM Flag
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I hope that you told her to have her kid do the G&T testing for public schools as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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It's too late to apply for this year. I think kids with similar backgrounds are more likely to enter at later grades through programs like the Boys Club, Prep for Prep, A Better Chance and the Oliver program. Kids who don't speak English well are at a disadvantage applying for K at most schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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her son's English is great, her and her husband's english is not so good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:35 AM Flag
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does the child go to preschool now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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I don't know of any families receiving full tuition financial aid in elementary school. If the family is interested, they should apply in the fall and see what happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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They'd have to pay the application fees, for the most part. I think a few schools waive them if you plead poverty, but not many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:48 AM Flag
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The cost of ERB testing can be reduced also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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That can be, for sure. But there will still be app fee costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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Where does the family live? What about public schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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I did tell her about G&T and so forth, but I was just wondering how these schools would react, I mean, they couldn't deny them an interview [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:38 AM Flag
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private schools don't want THAT kind of diversity. her application will be dinged as soon as they read she's a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:38 AM Flag
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somebody should go document that in some kind of under cover reporter style and out them for not wanting THAT kind of diversity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:40 AM Flag
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BS. My cleaning lady's daughter went to one of the girls' school starting in 6th grade. Neither of her parents spoke English very well at the time (she's in college now). The only thing I would advise is that she go through Early Steps so that she can get help with things like the essay since obviously she's not going to be able to write it in English. Maybe they can have an interpreter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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I'll let her know about Early Steps, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:45 AM Flag
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was your cleaning lady from Tibet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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That's silly. There's a range of parents in private schools. I'm blue collar union for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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some do want that kind of diversity. If the kid has great ERBs and otherwise strong candidate, that kind of diversity could really help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:50 AM Flag
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maybe have her contact Early Steps. They might be able to help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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I know a couple of scholarship kids at Dalton. Seem great and their teachers speak highly of them, but they are African American--Dalton might be worth a shot, though...Or Banks Street. In general, there is limited racial and linguistic diversity in TTs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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"Full" FA? No way. They want people to pay something (and rightfully so). IF kid is lucky enough to get in (would need high 90s erb), she'll have to pay at least 10% of tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 10:46 AM Flag
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I know two families on full fa, one at a girls school and one at a dt progressive. Is is usually only partial though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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I don't have much experience, but I could see it working out. The worse that could happen is they schools say no. She could have someone help her with the application and bring a translator with her fluent in Tibetan and English to help her out at the interview. I'm assuming the DC speaks fluent english. It never hurts to apply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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Oh, good grief...what does she have to lose by applying? The competition is stiff for everyone, including applicants that offer diversity, so just submit the app & hope for the best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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