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[ - ] Need advice. I am working on a politcal project, on co chair of this project. Anyway. Busting my butt. This is really a full time job. I am a sahm, and this project is something I feel strongly about, However, Making calls , going to meetings, reserch, events. I really feel I should get some money out of it. I started it to get back into my old network, which I am but I really need some cash, the other person and people involved all have other jobs. I also feel like now I am gettting taken advantage as I got an email that the person I been working with just hired 2 new staff members, while I been trying to impress everyone. What should I do? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:30 PM Flag
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Let people know you want to be hired. I am also working on a campaign, and I've let my candidate know that if she wins I would love to be considered for a staff position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:33 PM Flag
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np: Palin's staff? [ Reply | More ]
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^^j/k [ Reply | More ]
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OR: heh heh. Um, no. A local campaign. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:35 PM Flag
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its not a campaign, its a long term captial project..involving health and the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:34 PM Flag
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Still, surely you are working with people who have hiring power? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:36 PM Flag
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example, I had a hire power meeting yesterday, and the person asked me what my background was and I said well this is what I did and currently I consult.. Freelance. didn't get much out of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:38 PM Flag
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do they people that make hiring decisiosnknow you want to switch away from volunteering to getting paid? [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] NEST lower school moms - what is teh story with the dress code. It says no shorts, no jeans, no loud or distracting slogans or prints. But I see kids wearing all of those things. I ran out and bought my poor son the most boring new wardrobe! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:24 PM Flag
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no jeans? that sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:27 PM Flag
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except - everyone wears jeans! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:29 PM Flag
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maybe the no jeans rule has been amended (from original principals rule?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:33 PM Flag
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dress code starts in third grade. all the things you listed are fine until then (within reason) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:06 PM Flag
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There are no jeans in middle school. It is more of a dress code and they will be stricter as the weeks go on. They are letting new families make mistakes but correct them for the next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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sounds awful. don't they have something better to waste their time on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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its great! The kids all look respectful and ready to learn. There is no time spent on what to wear. I have a dd that didn't want a uniform and now admits it is great because it takes that whole part out of the social issues (middle school). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.14.08, 05:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone applied to SMS (Special Music School)? Did your DC get in? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.12.08, 02:17 PM Flag
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Dc was waitlisted after being on the Delayed Decision list. Please realize going in that they get over 400 applications for 18 spots (many of which go to kids they already know). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:49 PM Flag
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only 18? wow. i didn't know it's that competitive. is it score based, too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:54 PM Flag
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Sorry - stepped away. After Round 1 they give children a score. If they make the cut-off (the mystery cut-off number), they got to Round 2 and they are given another score. Then a tiny handful are accepted, a few put on the Delayed Decision list and the rest rejected. After all the rounds are over, if there are any spots left, they go to a few of the DD kids. My advice: apply right at the deadline and have dc go to the last scheduled Round 1. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks for all the info! i never expected that finding the right school for dc can be a headache. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 12:33 PM Flag
[ - ] My parents just left for NYC and I was on the phone with my mom trying to remember the street with all the great ethnic restaurants. I told my mom 11th ave. DH said he thought it was 9th. Were either of us right?[ Reply 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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Ninth. 11th is a great place to get your car fixed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:03 PM Flag
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lol. so right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:16 PM Flag
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Which "ethnic" do you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:03 PM Flag
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There were all sorts of restaurants there (I guess it was 9th.) Brasilian, Greek, French, you name it - it was on this street if you kept walking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:07 PM Flag
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9th has a lot of thai, also indian, chinese, greek, french, iraqi, japanese, etc. if you go n side streets or to tenth there is more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:10 PM Flag
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I think you mean restaurant row which is in the bdway theater area.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:22 PM Flag
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that is 46 between 8th adn 9th but it isn't particularly "ethnic." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:23 PM Flag
[ - ] My spider senses just started tingling. DH and I are not having much sex. Just seems to be where we are right now. All of a sudden one of the moms from soccer ( a young cute one) seems to be around just a little too much. He just told me they are going to start playing tennis once a week. what to do..... 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:00 PM Flag
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Say hey! I just love tennis, too. How about we play together instead of you and Hottie Mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:01 PM Flag
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I CANT PLAY... and he is pretty good. She is pretty good too apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:03 PM Flag
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Bring the kids and make a fun day of watching Dad play. Teach them cheers. That is a totally win-win situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:04 PM Flag
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good idea - and I can maybe pull it off once. But I work and this tennis date is during the day , during the week. They are both freelance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:10 PM Flag
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If it's so much fun for the DC, surely they can change their time so everyone can come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:12 PM Flag
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Suggest you have sex tonight so that he can think about her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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hell no..go with your gut. Did you see the Oprah show yesterday? She had a marriage counselor on who wrote a book on why men cheat. He had a study of men and asked why they cheat, what are the warning signs ect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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so!!! what are the signs? [ Reply | More ]
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np: I picture somewoman slumped over a laptop somewhere... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:10 PM Flag
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ok here goes: if sex isn't as frequent, if he's spending more time outside the home without you, if he's being critical toward you, if he's taking more care of himself. The Dr said it doesn't have to be all of them but these are the things the men who cheated confessed. They all said (most of them) it's not about sex but about the attention the new lady pays them. They like to feel important and if they are a winner. Men are such little babies needed constant admiration [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:12 PM Flag
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yes. follow your spider sense. i recently caught my DH on the verge of a fling with a coworker. i would NEVER have known but something (my spider sense?) made me sneak a peek at his bbry. . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:20 PM Flag
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NP: Some guy could probably get me by admiring me and making me feel like a winner. Not just a male vulnerability! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:21 PM Flag
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really? i felt (and still feel) like i would have to hate my DH to do this to him. but i think men are better at compartmentalizing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:23 PM Flag
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no one said it was only males vulnerability but we were talking about a man in this situation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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This may make me sound old fashioned but really? DH can't find a single male to play tennis with? I would be uncomfortable with this scenario. If my DH wanted to play tennis with any of my close friends, I could handle that. But a new female friend - one we've never done anything with as a couple? I don't think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:06 PM Flag
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so what do I do about it??? Have a hissy fit and look like the jealous shrew that I am? Ride it out with my fingers crossed?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:08 PM Flag
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Get a carrot [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:17 PM Flag
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I think it depends on whether you suspect he's already cheating or you're worried he will cheat. If it's already started, you should not confront him unless you have solid evidence (btdt w/my sis.) If you're worried he's thinking about it, maybe a straight-forward approach would work. Sit him down and say "Why do you have to play with her? What does she bring to the tennis court that someone else couldn't b/c I'm thinking your main motivation might be how she looks in a tennis skirt." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:11 PM Flag
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He's having an affair or is about to. Talk to him and address the reality! Don't let him or yourself live in denial and let this go further than it should... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:19 PM Flag
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I agree. I have male friends, but I make a big point of doing couple activities and making nice to the wife. A misunderstanding would otherwise be quite... understandable. I suggested going to the tennis game. Either you put a kibosh on the romance, or else you meet your DH's cool new friend and have a fun day with the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:09 PM Flag
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Can you be honest and say that you are really uncomfortable with the situation and then continue a discussion about what is going on in your marriage? It is the most direct route and it won't have you wondering. [ Reply | More ]
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Here's what I would do... Bump into her in the locker so you are alone. Softly tell her, "So John said you are cool with the idea. Great, I love your legs." [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have an opinion on the suburbs around montclair, maplewood, nj? thinking of moving there with first baby here and exasperation with big prices for small spaces in the 5 boroughs. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Montclair sucks. In fact, anything in Essex county has insane taxes due to Newark and their corrupt gov. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:00 PM Flag
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We almost moved there several years ago, but ended up elsewhere. Maplewood was very nice, pretty houses, lots of transplanted people from Park Slope and NYC. Supposedly very racially mixed, but from what I observed it seemed polarized (poor black section on the outskirts of town). Not much of a downtown to speak of but there was a movie theater and supermarket right in town and a huge park in the middle of town. South Orange was pretty similar, but with lovely gaslight street lights. Montclair was a bit too big and city like for my tastes. We bid on a house but lost in a bidding war. Ultimately decided that the taxes were too high there and we could afford a more expensive house elsewhere with lower taxes. We ended up in Nyack, and had to settle for a smaller house than we were looking at in Maplewood (at the time the property values were higher in Nyack, but I'm not sure if that's still the case). We just preferred the vibe in Nyack. Maplewood is very convenient to NYC (30 minutes on the train) as is Montclair (unlike Nyack which is an awful commute). My husband's business associate lives there and is happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:41 PM Flag
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^^^ sorry looks like end of post got cut off - we just liked the vibe there better, but actually could have gotten a much bigger house for the money in Maplewood. Great commute there - 30 minute train to Penn Station. My husband's friend lives there and likes it. One thing about Montclair- I hear the schools are all magnet schools, not neighborhood schools, which a lot of people don't like. [ Reply | More ]
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it's all a trade-off though. the commute from Nyack is awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:53 PM Flag
[ - ] no flames, pls. 4yo ds announced that he didn't want to be bob builder for halloween, but abby kadaby from sesame st bc he wants to have a wand and wings to fly around. no he's super into trucks, construction, etc...but i'm alittle weirded out by the who thing, he agrees that he shouldn't wear a dress bc he's a boy, so he'll wear shorts... how to handle, and I'm not as open minded on this issue as perhaps you all think i should be 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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boys really seem to get a raw deal. I'm worried for ds. [ Reply | More ]
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you're worried bc i sound crazy, right... [ Reply | More ]
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yes.... [ Reply | More ]
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if you make it an issue, your dc will think it's wrong. PLEASE they are kids and innocent. Don't make it an issue. If he wants to have a tutu and wand let him [ Reply | More ]
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totally. this seems cute to me. let him do what he wants. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
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ITTA. But keep him away from Uncle Bob and other bumpkins who will feel like making comments. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:59 PM Flag
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just don't take pictures. he'll never forgive you. [ Reply | More ]
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TAKE pictures! This is his childhood and nothing to be ashamed about. Come on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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my daughter loves thomas the train which i am fine with. but when once by chance she saw some boys thomas the train underwear i vetoed that. i don't know how you feel about harry potter, but if he doesn't know much about it you can show him photos of the boy wizard with the wand that flies on a broom. - that way he gets a wand, and gets to fly. because i bet it has nothing to do with abby being a girl he's probably just fascinated with the wand and wings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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it's FINE! Kids don't have firm gender identity until around 6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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I would be a little weirded out, too, and I'm a left-wing feminist with a ton of gay friends. Not that your DS is gay!!! Just saying it's natural to feel a little strange about it, especially if all his friends are going as Bob the Builder, Thomas, Sponge Bob, etc. How does your DH feel about it? I agree with all the posters that you should let him do what he wants and not make a big deal about it. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] http://womenagainstsarahpalin.blogspot.com This is great. GObama!! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:49 PM Flag
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I figured out part of why she so disgusts me. She has all the worst attributes of a man wrapped up in the most shallow aspects of being a woman. "Pit bull in lipstick," indeed. Don't want a pit bull. Don't want the lipstick (plus foundation, blush, eyelash curler, blow out, and hooker shoes), either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:53 PM Flag
[ - ] any tips for kindergarten applications at private schools in Manhattan? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Check out some public ones, too. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] need to get a pair of sneakers, or every day type shoe for a 14mo boy who is a decent walker. any suggestions tia. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:42 PM Flag
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Stride Rite. They really are the best shoes for little walkers and beyond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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ita and they have really cute styles now. [ Reply | More ]
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Just don't forget to sign in if you go to their store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Surprised while making my daughters bed to find a carrot. Ok, don’t laugh. I threw it away, and wonder if I should just let it alone, talk to her about “health” , ignore it…did not discuss with DH…I think he’d faint. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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how old is she? [ Reply | More ]
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age [ Reply | More ]
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13 [ Reply | More ]
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op- actually 14 in Nov [ Reply | More ]
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What are the health issues from a carrot? Maybe you could leave a Good Vibrations catalog and a gift card in her bed? [ Reply | More ]
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Well, I don't know, I hope she washed it first, but I don't know what other things she may be using [ Reply | More ]
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npFor a 13 yo?!?!? You've *got* to be kidding. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm confused why this would be a "shocker" issue unless you are thinking about this in terms of masturbation....how old is your daughter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:47 PM Flag
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nvm, above poster, previous posts didn't show up when I replied to this [ Reply | More ]
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As I said, she's 13 going on 14, and yeah I was a tad shocked as I am guessing she was masturbating. It's not her usual bedtime snack [ Reply | More ]
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I would talk to her about sex in general, feelings etc. Have you had that talk yet? If not, sounds like it's time...GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:50 PM Flag
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American Girl has some great books about bodies and sexuality. They also have good books about how to talk to your daughters about all this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:51 PM Flag
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are they too young, though? 14 sounds like she might be ready for Gurl's Deal With It guide or The teen Our Bodies Ourselves.... I wonder if she had heard stuff at school and was experimenting, which is certainly not a bad thing! [ Reply | More ]
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You know more than I do! I agree that the AG books skew young. I really like them, though, and if the OP hasn't had any conversations about this (which it sounds like she hasn't), even the AG books might be a good way to break the ice. [ Reply | More ]
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op- Good idea, worth a try...but she's not a talker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:01 PM Flag
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some talk...not alot...she's not a talker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:52 PM Flag
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well sounds like now is the time for you to do the talking. And she can do the listening. Just to validate that her feelings are normal, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore it. Do not tell DH. [ Reply | More ]
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Did not tell DH...and don't plan to [ Reply | More ]
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this is awful advice. your daughter probably could use some validation of her feelings, as embarrassing as it might be. Especially since she's not a talker and is likely not discussing with friends. You talk, she listens. Don't bring up the carrot necessarily, just have the talk. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope she's not too embarrased when/if she realizes it's gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:57 PM Flag
[ - ] I put this out there last night and didn't get an answer: Landmark Forum?? Anyone know anything about it? Have a friend that keeps mentioning it. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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Cult. Used to be called EST. Ignore or dump friend. [ Reply | More ]
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really. She is great, so I dont want to dump her. Have to go on line and have a read thru the website. [ Reply | More ]
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They will tell her to keep asking you, so you might have to ask her to drop the subject. DH lost a friend over this. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: def ignore and don't spend your $$. You may have to just be straight with her "thank you, i'm not interested at this time" or ignore, but do not get sucked in. Cult city. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Years ago, when I was in my early 20s in a declining relationship, I worked with a dynamic, fabulous woman I slightly idolized. She was involved with the Forum and she convinced me and three other young colleagues to join her for an "introductory" meeting. We all went and all signed up. Most everyone there was successful, professional, middle- or upper middle-class, well-educated, articulate, well-dressed. It seemed like a good idea. It was a bunch of bullshit, EST, hooey-wooey, CULT stuff. I paid $350 to spend my weekend in a room, being berated and uplifted, etc. It didn't work on me, and I was PISSED that I fell for it. [ Reply | More ]
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The real danger is that the people involved are so normal and successful that you think it can't be all bad. They're not losers or weirdos. They are normal people who found something to fill a void in their life, and they cling to it. Be prepared to lose this friend. If you don't drop her because of her incessant proselytizing, she'll drop you because you're "not getting it." Yes, I still remember all the buzzwords. Once in a while, I encounter someone who bandies about the lingo and I know to steer clear. [ Reply | More ]
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whats the lingo?? [ Reply | More ]
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Back then, it was "getting it" or "not getting it", your issues or obstacles were "your racket", you had to "be in the conversation". [ Reply | More ]
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This is a cult. And people who get wrapped up into it will tell you it's the greatest teaching they've ever heard. Like the Secret crap but 100x worse. [ Reply | More ]
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Do not get sucked into this! My friend got involved and basically wrote me off because I wouldn't join and refused to be "enlightened". Then a year later he realized it was a scam. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: but what exactly is teh scam - the $350 dollars mentioned in the post above? or do they keep asking you for $? Is it like scientology? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:52 PM Flag
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The $350 is the first class. You spend a weekend taking the class with short breaks for food and bathroom. Then there are higher levels you move up to. Of course those cost more money. They will finance you, tell you to borrow the money, whatever. Because you will be so empowered you will get a better job or a raise and the money will be well-spent, etc. It is vaguely like Scientology, except I don't know of anyone dying from it, and I don't know how hard it is to get away, because after that weekend, I shook them loose. But my co-workers all moved on in the course. I left that job soon after. [ Reply | More ]
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np. you reminded me about the long days with short breaks. I really believe this a form of brainwashing. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes it is. SOP for cults everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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they ask you for money and keep pushing you to bring new people in who will also give them money. and then you are supposed to continue going to seminars that cost money. my dad recently started dating this woman who was into it until my sister's and i convinced him to get out. of course, he'd already spent almost $1000 by the time he listened to us. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^sisters [ Reply | More ]
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It's EST. This is probably just a phase that she is going through. Hopefully, she doesn't lose all of her money in the process. Whatever you do, don't get involved. It's a spiritual pyramid scheme. [ Reply | More ]
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Does someone end up with all the karma? Just kidding. ;) [ Reply | More ]
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I have friends who got into this in the UK. The ones who were not confident and needy really got into it and the ones with more personality ran a mile. Avoid it and tell your friend you don't want to get involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:57 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm not into having framed photos out. Is that odd? It seems like when I go to other people's places they always have tons of photos out. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I love having pics of the kids (esp. the black n white professional pics) out and framed [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Speaking of gender (im)balance, let's look at gen'l ed schools. Please post school/grade/# girls/# boys in DC's class. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not in nyc but my dd is in a public school with 21 kindergarteners (biggest any of my kids have had.) 14 boys; 7 girls [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] ok - I know I am in for it but.... I am new to NEST and I have got say I am shocked at how old the parents all are. What is up with that? They seem to be 10 years older than the parents from my local preK. At least I can feel youthful and fresh!! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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how old are you considering old? I'm 40 and pg with #3. By the time this dc goes to K, I will be 45 or 46. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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OP: well thats a bit old for a mom of a young kid. I am 42, so don't be offended.I believe in mature moms! Its just that I was the OLDEST mom at my local preK in brooklyn. The NEST population seems to be in their late 40's and even early 50's. No 20 or 30 somethings to be seen. Curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:38 PM Flag
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np: that is interesting! I wonder if you're right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:41 PM Flag
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or: no offense..I may be 40 but my kids of 8yr and 4yr keep me young and now the new baby will keep me young too. When my oldest was in preschool I was 36 and I was the youngest there (private preschool). Most of the moms of the 3 yrolds were either 40 or a bit older. WHen my older dc started K I was 38yr and I was one of the youngest moms. Mostly everyone was already in their 40's. I just find that's how it is now. Many ppl starting later and later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:53 PM Flag
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I grew up up in a very rural area where the majority of the parents had kids straight out of high school. My parents were often confused for my grandparents because they didn't have me until they were 35. Unlike many of the younger couples though, they have been married for 30 years and have had the benefit of financial security. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:44 PM Flag
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OP: Believe me I hear you!! But whats the connection between gifted kids and older parents? Are older parents more focused and able to navigate the DOE? Or ... are older parents more attracted to a traditional academic program - while the younger ones are chasing after waldorf schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:54 PM Flag
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np: we have older parents in our private K too. I think it has a lot to do with ppl concentrating on their careers first then kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:56 PM Flag
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The saying about older parents is that they have more patience but less energy. I wonder if athletically gifted children tend to have younger parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:56 PM Flag
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That is sibling policy in action - they all have older kids, firstborns (and younger moms) are screwed at G&T admissions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:04 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:06 PM Flag
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Thats BS. I have an only child at Nest. And I think there are many reasons why many of the kids at Nest have older parents. The biggegst being that it takes a certain level of organization and patience to navigate the DOE. I would have never had the maturity to organization skills when I was younger to make all those deadlines and appointments. We got in when there was OLSATs on Saturdays and onsites. We also had to find out when and where to sign up because nothing was spoonfed to us by the DOE like it is now. I think with the new admission procedure, we will most likely see a change in the age demographic of parents. Especially since all kids will be tested in the upcoming years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 05:10 AM Flag
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is your child at K this year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 07:29 AM Flag
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how many siblings got into NEST for K? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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I'm 44yo, and a new NEST mom. I've seen a couple of younger looking parents, but also a lot who look older. I assume they have older kids, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.14.08, 05:41 PM Flag
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I'm a new NEST mom too, with a K kid. I have not noticed this. I see a huge range of parents at drop off -- young and older. I'm 39 if it matters. Of course maybe I just look much older. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.14.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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I'm a new NEST mom in her early 30's but maybe I just look much older too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 07:12 AM Flag
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