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[ - ] Tell me any stories you know about inductions...good or bad. Thanks 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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i was induced twice. both were good experiences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
[ - ] DD turning 3 - having her party at the park - DH thinks we need games - any suggestions? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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a bunch of different size balls, some kites (but just expect the kids to run dragging them behind, not to actually fly them) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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I think open ended stuff to do is better tahn attempting to corral for games. Bubble machine etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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any bubble machines you know that def. work outside? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:54 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is almost 2 1/2 and is very strong willed and bull headed....would like to get her potty trained but she just wants to play in the bathroom. Any tips to get her potty trained sooner than later? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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Let her lead you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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meaning...wait til she's ready? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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I can give you so much advice--except that my 2.5 yo ds is not potty trained at all (failing here), so my advice is worthless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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stay in for a couple of days and let her wear underwear only. she'll catch on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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I just bought a brand new house, i know this sound selfish but i really dont want pee all over my floor! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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it'll probably only happen a few times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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What kind of flooring? Not a big deal on wood or tile. If carpeting, just get a little green machine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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sorry, whats a little green machine? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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it's a tiny carpet cleaner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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we mostly use ours for cat vomit on the rug and couch. but great during potty training too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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thanx for sharing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
[ - ] OK, I'm dying to tell someone this so anonymous board-here I go. Just found out we inherted close to a million dollars. Totally unexpected! I'm beyond excited but also freaked out that we'll screw up and not take the best advantage of it. We don't want anyone to know our business, so we've not told anyone-except now all of you! 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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who from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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immediate family member who died recently [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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sibling or parent? Did you know they were wealthy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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see below! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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unexpectedly? you have just given me fantasy fodder for months. what's the back story?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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The person who died had a hell of alot more money that we had ever imgained. He had been saving quietly and living pretty meagerly for years. We had no idea how much were in his accounts. We're getting close to a million and that's AFTER splitting with other family members! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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Yay! How wonderful. Enjoy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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Thanks! It is pretty exciting but I can't tell anyone! And of course it's horrible because the person died so I'm supposed to be all sad. But OMFG, we don't have to worry about college! We had met with a financial advisor who said we were WAY off in our savings for college-LOL. Guess not now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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Was it a close relative? You sound so selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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are you kidding? the guy's dead. he might as well be dead and leave her a million dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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"I'm supposed to be all sad" - so $1 million made you not sad anymore?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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That sure as hell would be a silver (literally) lining for me. My relatives would be happy to know that the inheritance made my life a bit easier. And my grief balanced by some good news. (not op) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:43 PM Flag
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No she doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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thanks. I actually didn't have much of a relationship with them, but I'm sad because they died and because they suffered. But honestly, between UB and me, I'm really distracted by the million... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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Are you going to take a lavish vacay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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don't tell anyone you know. They'll all want a piece of you. Haven't you seen any of the 20/20's on people who won the lotto? one guy killed himself and the other's lost all of their friends. Continue to keep it to yourself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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honestly, this is exactly how we feel. We're putting most of it away for the kids etc. and we are getting a financial advisor to help us figure out how to do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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Oh my gosh, be careful even with the financial advisor. Remember, at the end of the day their number one goal is to make money for THEMSELVES, so try to get unbiased advice...does anyone in your family who also inherited know about money? Try to look somewhere for advice without actually paying someone unless the person you're seeing is reputable. DH worked as one for a short while and quit because he was disgusted with how greedy the guys were [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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Also, my mother who knows nothing about money had a financial advisor recommended to her and the guy would move money around in accounts and poor investment decisions to make money for himself, while costing her big time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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I know. We really liked the guy we were using before but we'll have to see. I think he's probably ok because he we pay him an annual fee and I think he does not get commission. The other people inheriting don't know yet and iaren't getting as much as we are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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other than paying off debts, don't do ANYTHING for about six months. Really think about what the best approach is before you waste it on crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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WOW! good for you. that has to be jaw droppingly exciting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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my thoughts exactly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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DON'T, DON'T, DON'T spend down the principle - if you spend *any* of the money, just spend the proceeds from investments. for instance, if you invest wisely in bonds and get 5% interest rate (which is a low estimate), you can spend $50,000 a year without touching the principle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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This is the best advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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5% after tax is not low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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this is what we want to do. We'll probably spend a small amt of the principle for a house and then leave it alone. it gives me a headache to think about this though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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np: Don't worry, you sound like you are in the right mindset. You won't mess it up. Congrats, enjoy the security, and truly, don't tell people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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thanks! and thanks for letting me share the news! It's nearly impossible not to shout it from the rooftops! We literally had NO idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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np: you are a smart women! OP-listen to this and you wont go wrong! Congratulations on the new found wealth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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thanks. we're planning to continue living within our current means (maybe an occasional splurge!) and hope that our kids will be able to use it for their retirement too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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very wise not to tell anyone. bank it and wait for a month before spending any of it. In that month make a list and debate the merits of how to spend. find agreement before you do. good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Interesting that most of the Hunter bashing is about the building. It's safe and clean. What's the big deal? Are private school parents really that shallow? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.02.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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Hunter is less likely to get bashed than anderson because Hunter takes the position that the kids not chosen in Rd 2 could still succeed there. anderson takes the position that their kids are the only ones who made the onsite who could've thrived there. That is obviously a fallacy and evidence of competitive mean spiritedness on the paret of these parents. hence, they are bashed. its all in the attitude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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Not true. Anderson has always maintained that it has too few spots for the number of qualified candidates, onsite or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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I am talking about UB posters here who go on and on about how their dc is an out of the box thinker and could only be understood at the onsite, and that anderson picks the smartest of the lot and that the others are just jealous because their kids are not "divergent thinkers" and on and on. surely you have seen this rubbish here. have never seen a similar position taken by hunter parents on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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Actually, it's crazy posters like you that think scores are everything who post here more than the "divergent thinkers" posters. The crazy moms at Anderson who think their dcs are special because of their scores. Are you one of them or just a garden variety bitter a$$hole? NP, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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garden variety asshole minus the bitter. nothing to be bitter about as yet. sorry to disappoint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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np: are you "vengeful bitch" mom? If so, you have one massive potty mouth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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anderson does not and has never taken this position -- just ask the many parents whose kids attend who just made it in off of the WL in years past. (i'm one such parent, and my kid has never, ever been made to feel someone less deserving than any other child.) it's all just noise generated by those outside of the school, imo. the vast majority of parents with kids there just feel lucky, not entitled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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I agree that people don't say it IRL, but the many anderson posters here do say it everytime the subject comes up. Its as if they have a mission. Even the anti-sib discussions, and those related to getting rid of the onsite are full of this kind of sentiment. someone said they fight with everyone about this because they feel their existence is threatened and likened it to the state of israel in one post. I find that all very problematic. Its a good school with smart kids, but this idea that it is some embattled messiah for the divergent thinking kids of the city is serously annoying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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yes, that attitude is very annoying -- and maybe i just got very lucky with my group of friends there -- but my point is that i have never in real life heard or even overheard other A parents talk that way about their kids or the school. every school has its nutjobs -- unfortunately, i think the few at A post on UB. but that attitude is not pervasive at school, at least among the people i know there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:12 AM Flag
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90% of anderson kids are hunter rejects [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:03 PM Flag
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...and visa versa. Many kids at Hunter, historically, have been Anderson rejects. The two schools often have selected different kids. Very few kids ever got accepted at both. And I'm speaking about when the admissions notifications from BOTH schools went out in February. (i.e. up until 2 years ago.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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In response to the previous post. My daughter was accepted at both Anderson and Hunter. Originally I chose Hunter because of it's reputation, but at the last minute (over that summer) and a gut instinct I appealed to Anderson to reclaim the spot that was offered. My daughter is now at Anderson and fits in very well. In my humble opinion, I feel Anderson offers a more nurturing environment...that was important to me. I also know a girl who was accepted at Hunter and rejected at Anderson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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People have to feel comfortable where dc is and facilities are certainly a part of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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It's not about luxurious bldg vs lead paint bldg. It's about natural light. for me, I know Hunter is a great school but went to college with very little light and it was very depressing for me. I don't want that for my dc, that's all. Dh has SAD, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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I am sending DC to Hunter next year, and the facilities are a bit off-putting (and I am not a fancy kind of person). We did not apply to privates and toured many public schools, the facilities at Hunter are drab, a bit smelly and lacking in windows. That said I am over the moon happy to be out of the arms of the DOE. A bit initimidated about potential pressure, but people with older kids keep telling me not an issue in elementary and the school feels genuinely warm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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Any chance you will give up a spot for a district G&T? Did you even apply for those? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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we did not even apply to hunter. twins, live on UWS and did not see it happening for both. decided why bother. never set foot in the place, and while I don't care about fancy facilities (we are at a public school), I would hate a place with no light. Our public is bright and cheery with tons of natural light. I like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:27 PM Flag
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the building is not great - there is universal agreement on that even from Hutner parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:10 PM Flag
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But I think the ops point is that is really the ONLY thing people seem to bash at Hunter and the only thing that Hunter parents are really criticized for is "child abuse because of sending their kids to a school with no windows" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:12 PM Flag
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no, many private school parents wouldn't even consider it. some opt for trying for it to have a backup or because they like to say dc made it there even though they have no intention of sending dc there. implies that people don't love it as an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:40 PM Flag
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Hunter's non-uniform curriculum and some of the teaching have been criticized also. People have posted that the school is working on these problems. The elementary school has been criticized for not preparing kids for the rigors of Hunter High School also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:45 PM Flag
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I know a parent who has one child at Hunter and one at Dalton. He says the schools have similar problems in terms of uniform curriculum, but the difference is that at Dalton they have money to throw at the problem (e.g., they hire a consultant) and at Hunter they need to rely on parent volunteers and grant writing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:47 PM Flag
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I think progressive schools tend to not have a uniform social studies curriculum among classes in the same grade. It was a problem with math at Hunter with one teacher teaching multiplication in 2nd grade and the other not teaching it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:57 PM Flag
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np - And yet, it didn't really matter by the time the kids got to the older grades, who had whom for 2nd grade math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:10 PM Flag
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It does matter when you have a school with two classes per grade and kids have been taught very different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:21 PM Flag
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But it's not like the students from Class A do better in math by 4th or 5th or 6th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:25 PM Flag
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Hunter is a lab school for gifted children. Parents should not have input on curricula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 03:58 PM Flag
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Most private school parents I know don't really think about Hunter, much less bash it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:58 PM Flag
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Its tricky. Because the private school parents tend to hate NEST too, and that school has tons of floor-to-ceiling windows. Lots of light. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:05 PM Flag
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Run DMC fan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:11 PM Flag
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Right. But TONS of other problems at NEST. There's really no comparison between it and privates. Or Hunter, for that matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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Yes - it's sterile. Not dirty enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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Is Anderson really like that? Heck Hunter even contends that kids who don't make the cutoff could thrive there, but they have to have the cutoff somewhere and don't want/need to comb through 500 dc to get ones they like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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and so hunter is more in touch with reality and reasonable, hence very little bashing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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no, it's not really like that. at all. you think anderson would be as popular as it is if the attitude there was as awful as UB posters make it out to be? of course not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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IRL, no. they aren't stupid. but all their upset over loss of onsites and anti sib policy is evidence of this as are the hundreds of threads here promoting this attitude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.04.08, 08:51 AM Flag
[ - ] At what age did you start potty training your son? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.02.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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General Topics 06.02.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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We started (because he initiated it) around 21 months old, but he never really did it reliably until 2.5 years old. He still wears a pull up at night at 2.75 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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3yo but wasn't successful until 3.5yo when he decided he was ready. Didn't do overnights until 4.5yo, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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2.3 because he was asking. Was fully trained in about a month, then regressed for a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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seriously? was fully trained and then not trained for another year? what happened? (not op, but not successful potty trainer either) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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Okay, not exactly a year. Regressed for a full 6 months, though. The novelty wore off and there were TONS of "accidents." I don't think this is unusual with boys, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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see, this is only common when you potty train a kid who is not really ready. doing it early just means you will have months of these kinds of problems. if you wait until the kid is an old 2 yo, it is an overnight success guaranteed. why put yourself and your kid through months of cajoling and failure. i really don't get it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 08:14 PM Flag
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Today because all of a sudden from out of nowhere he wants to sit on the toilet! 2.5yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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Age 3. It was a breeze! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:00 PM Flag
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we could see my 2 1/2 yr old ds was ready, but he's stubborn, so we asked when he thought he'd be ready for the potty. he said when he was 3 he'd be ready, so we waited a couple of days, bought a cake and balloons at Publix, called the neighbor couple over, and sang "Happy Birthday"... that was it... potty trained ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 04:18 PM Flag
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This really is not a NY schools issue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:53 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think is the meaning of "trifecta"? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.02.08, 12:26 PM Flag
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its a horse-race betting term [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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triple win (originating from the track, i think -- horse racing?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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having or accomplishing all three of great things that are related [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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What do we *think* the meaning is, or what *is* the meaning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:49 PM Flag
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isn't that when you pick the win, the place, and the show? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Can I send a friend to observe the District 3 lottery on Wednesday? I don't have time to go myself and I'm sick of waiting for letters in the mail... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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if your friend doesn't mind, why not. its not like you have to be there to claim your prize. but I would find that attitude offputting if I were your df. like your time is more important than hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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My time is more important than hers - she's a stay at home mom. Just kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else watch the bachelorette???? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Need some ideas for dinners, would like something quick, simple but tasty! Any ideas....TIA 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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order out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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give us a hint of what you consider quick simple and tasty? are we talking broiled salmon or are we talking hot dogs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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salmon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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I second the salmon..it takes minutes to cook..just throw some spices on it and make veggies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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also, have you ever tried Trader Joes? They also have tasty prepared stuff for pretty cheap. I buy their pork chops stuffed with apple almond stuffing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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Somewhere in between, for example a chicken casserole or something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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are you short on prep time or cook time or both? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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both more on cook time thought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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ok. fish is usually pretty quick. i make a rub with a little oil, paprika, salt and garlic powder (i used to use fresh garlic and smash it but i don't bother anymore). broil for about 15 minutes. chicken cutlets are really quick (i dip in seasoned flour and bake at 350, also for about 15 minutes). side dishes are mashed potatos, rice. tomato salad is very quick - cut tomatos, slice scallions, vinegar, oil, and salt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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get a rotisserie chicken and make salad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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heuvos rancheros is fast and easy and used to be cheap before eggs got so expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Am going to Ferber (cio) my 6mo tonight. Need advice. She currently goes down with her paci, sometimes swaddled. Our issue is that she wakes during the night and needs the paci back. Should we put her down for the night with or without the paci? Also, when we do our checks, should we give it back to her when we check? Or, are we weaning off the paci too, just by cio? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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You're losing the paci and the swaddle at the same time? Is this for going down awake too or just night wakings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:26 PM Flag
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It's just for night wakings. I'm wondering about the paci - usually we re-insert that paci multiple times in the night - I'd like to stop this and get her sleeping through. So, do we let her go down with it (she goes down well), and just not give it back to her when she's cio in the night? Or, do we give it to her when we do our checks? I can live with or without the swaddle - that's not the big issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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I would not give the paci back in the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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But she can have it for going dow and naps and stuff, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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If you can get rid of it now, I would lose it for everything. YOu can try it any way you like or feel comfortable with. If no success after a few nights, try something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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So put her down tonight no paci and start Ferber, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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That's what I would try. But having btdt, I would do straight cio. For ds, it was less confusing and faster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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Meaning - put baby in crib and let her cry until she's asleep - no checks. is that right? Vs. Ferber where we go in every few minutes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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Yes. I read Mindell's Sleeping through the Night and found it to be the best book. Basically gives you ideas on how to tailor a sleep training schedule/method you can live with. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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i disagree. paci is comfort. when she is ready, shell sleep through the night on her own. up to one year is typical for babies to wake in the night.. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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So would you rock her in your arms for up to an hour each night in the wee hours? This is our problem. She [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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^ is up from 3ish to 5ish almost nightly with nothing working to get her back to sleep except holding her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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i answered below. 6 months is tricky bc shes still quite young. Let her cry it out for one night..and then see how it goes.. for both you and her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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Yeah - it's younger than I ever thought we'd do this, but it's gotten so bad at night my dh and I are fighting so much. I can hardly keep it together during the day - sleep deprivation is so incredibly unbearable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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I will get flamed but I cio'd at 14 wks - my 7 mo old sleeps like a charm - the younger the better I think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 03:02 PM Flag
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^^ I should say that she was a good sleeper even before and would only wake up once [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 03:02 PM Flag
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you know, i personally think you should let her cry for a breif bit, but then give her back the paci. my thinking is, ferber isn't ideal, i know its necessary some times, i did it a few nights, but the paci is good in my opinion. my 2.5 yr old sucks her thumb constantly, and she already ahs an overbite, so im wishing mine took the paci when younger.. the grass is always greener. when she si a littl ebit older, shell be able to find her own paci and put it back in.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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But she's up from 4-5 am nightly and paci doesn't work. This is our reason for cio. I'm not against the paci, but I am against rocking her for an hour in the middle of the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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OH! Thats different. Let her cry it out then. I thought she settled right back with paci, as mine does with thumb. I totally agree. I would let her cry it out. Youll be surprised..shell probably just cry for 20 minutes or so..but it will feel like alifetime. Time it ot make yourself feel better.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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Yep. And by the way, my 2nd is colicky and 2 months old and sometimes I have to let listen to her cry for 30 min or so, can't stop her, but then she sleeps so much beter. So I guess its not ALWAYS a bad thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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op here - the 6mo is mysecond and was severly colicky - used to listen to her cry for hours a day. I think that's part of my reluctance to do this to her. She's finally not crying all day, and I want to make her cry again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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Ugh.. thats probably in my future then as well. see how long it lasts, if she cries for 1 hour, bag it, but if its like under 30.. i would keep it up and see if it gets shorter each night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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we did cio with a paci. db would find the paci herself and put it back in her mouth. the key is to not go in -- after a couple of nights, db will either find the paci or do without. you may want to put a couple in the crib. it is a great soothing tool for db - especially that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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you might want to have a nice cabernet on hand for yourself... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:56 PM Flag
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to do CIO means to wean from the paci - that's called a "negative sleep association." You're wasting your time unless you do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 02:58 PM Flag
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Toddler 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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Try filtered tap water. All those bottles are bad for the environment! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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sorry...can't talk. too busy trying on my new fur coat. this air conditioning is turned up so high that i am freezing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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Toddler 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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here, whats up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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how soon after you took lupron did you start experiencing symptoms? And if you did experience any, were cramps and white discharge one of them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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lupron gave me no side effects on my first ivf, and on my second, immediately got bad bad headaches, but no other side effects. on my 3rd ivf, sorry thats not encouraging, my dr said i could skip the lupron. Let your dr know your side effects and next cycle, hopefully you dont need another,. you can skip it...........The only point of lupron, he wont tell you this, is to hold you up so the medical group can get anoth woman on the same cycle... stinky right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:26 PM Flag
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sorry, typo above, lupron stalls your cycle until the group has a higher number of women on the same cycle. i think the discharge might be something else, call you regular gyn on that one, if its that bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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the discharge was only one day -- the third day of lupron. I'll let them know regardless. thx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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That sounds awful indeed -- the part about scheduling. How did you handle the stims? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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no symptoms 1st cycle, none whatsoever, and the headache thing stayed with me through the 2nd cycle. You'll be fine. And I have 2 beautiful children to show for it!! I think a lot of it is mental, drink lots of water, take it easy, and you' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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can I ask how old you were when you started IVF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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31. unexplained infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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stop me if you want to stop answering questions -- did you decide in the beginning how many cycles you could live with, or just went forward and decided along the way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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YES. You need to decide that right away..cuase you could end up Brooke Shields who did like 11, and its very hard on your body, and your ovaries, and my guess is will increase our chances of ovarian cancer astornomically, although of course there is no evidence yet. Think of the number, then add 1 adn then deal with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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You should pick the number bc the clininc will just keep enrolling you cycle after cycle..that's the only way they make money naturally. And its such a toll emotionally. i cant imagin 5 failed cycles..although some women can tough that out. decide what you're up for. Also, askj you dr what your chances are.. mine were 55%, so i felt with 3 i would have luck for sure. If your chances are 10%, as they are for a lot of woman, you are going to have to do 10 cycles, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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question re lupron side effects, please see above. thx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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Site Feedback 06.02.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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and while you are fixing that - re-instate the old board and get rid of this cr*p [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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dinosaur [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] so I let my 5 yr old go on youtube unsupervised and I caught hell from someone at work about it. Anyone else pro-youtube for kids? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.02.08, 12:17 PM Flag
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A for effort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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not fake. he learned how from a friend about a year ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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Of course. DS has about 25 "favorites" bookmarked. And he's only 2.5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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OH MY GOD!!!!!!! trashy mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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Of course he only watches the "cleaned up" version of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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He can get to youtube himself and watch them unsupervised? Wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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question was being pro youtube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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Oh, I thought it was about allowing children to use it unsupervised, and I was pretty impressed by his computer skills! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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see below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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He can beg me for hours to watch "shark vs whale", but that that is the extent of you youtube skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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he's 5. he knows how to get to other websites, but youtube is a favorite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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Only with strict supervision. We love to watch animals playing...sea otters swimming, seals, whales... Just have to be careful with the voiceovers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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I would go crazy supervising the crap he watches. Are there parental controls on the website? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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no, but def pro redtube [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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tell me more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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amateur user-submitted porn videos. fat people doin the nasty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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perfect. I will tell my dc about it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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dh views with 5 yr old dd--animal and space-related videos only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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what are some good space videos? I'm getting sick of animal ones. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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I'd have to ask dh, but try the NASA website, too. it's tough to navigate but there are some hidden gems there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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that is a very bad idea. my dd stumbled on to some scary stuff that really bothered her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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