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[ - ] Moms of older boys - when does the school situation start to even out? Because elementary school has been tough for my son. He goes to a public school in a rich town and the teachers are all 26 year olds who expect the kids to sit quietly while they do "individual small group instruction." Which is great for girls and docile boys, but there are at least 50% of the boys who can't do that and who obviously get tagged as difficult. I'm hoping that as he moves into middle school and then high school this will even out as the big part of success in school is getting the answers right, not behaving the way the teacher wants you to. But then I think about how much schools now are making a big deal about making sure girls don't have a hard time with math or science and I'm worried that it's going to be the same thing all throughout high school - classes geared towards the girls. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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What grade is your son in now? [ Reply | More ]
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He is a white male. He will be just fine in life. Please don't bring little girls in to this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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I'd agree with you except that the only people better off in this life than white males are rich white women. Trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Who are mostly rich because of their daddies or husbands. There is no one in the US better off than a white male, especially a Christian one. [ Reply | More ]
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Why exactly are they better off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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What a dumb comment. So every parent of a white boy should just assume that life is good. Problems only occur with females and other races. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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you sound like an ass...or like one of those idiot teachers....which is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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You need a school with work bikes lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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I would actually love that. And so would he. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you afford to donate one? Propose it to the PTA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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Never. I despise this new, so called, teaching method and the idiot new teachers who has no kids of their own and have no clue about correct approach to teaching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Is this new? Teachers have always wanted kids to sit still and do their work/listen. If you didn't, in the old days, you got sent to the principal's office and spanked. [ Reply | More ]
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No. Before they were teaching an entire class, not you have the stupid ass "study groups". Female teachers, especially the young ones, with little experience, totally target boys for discipline. Unless you were in a class recently you have no idea what you're talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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You aren't doing him any favors by blaming everyone and everything but him (the school, the teachers, little girls, etc) for his difficulties. He needs to learn to suceed in the environment he's in (and it's your job to help him). [ Reply | More ]
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I assume you'd say the same about your girls if the school day was structured around wrestling, dodge ball, and wind sprints? That you'd tell your girl to just get with the program and start running? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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Wow, someone is big on the stereotypes. If that was DD's school day, she'd be thrilled! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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i recommend the book "the trouble with boys" and this amazing TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Uuehgmd14 can you homeschool him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] I know the Ashley Madison topic has been beat to death, but I'm just now getting caught up on the whole thing. So after the user data was leaked, it was discovered that there were actually only a small number of real female accounts on the site. So does that mean the entire thing was a scam? How were people still paying month after month if they weren't getting any action? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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I know - it's such a scam. This would be such a class action law suit waiting to happen if it weren't so embarrassing for the members. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Maybe some people are looking for men? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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'cos men are stupid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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And think with their dicks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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I think their fees came from signing up and then buying credits which you needed to send full messages to the "women" and maybe pay for your data like pictures, etc. to be up? "Females" who checked their free in-boxes had the option of responding to all their partial notifications at once with a canned message saying they only responded to "full messages" which cost credits. Yeah they basically drained the credit cards of a lot of gullible guys. The actual numbers are, to me, quite astonishing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:37 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the difference between the Britax Pioneer and the Britax Frontier? Why is one $190 and the other one $500? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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The head/neck protection is adjustable on the more expensive one and there is more removable padding to make sure the child is seated just right to get the full benefit of the seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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Try Albee Baby. You can often get last year's version there at a better price. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the going rate for a kids piano teacher for a 30-minute lesson? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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Where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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NYC but not Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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$60? [ Reply | More ]
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$60 for 30 min... you're getting scammed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Is the teacher coming to you? A 30 minute lesson is a waste. If you go to them, then it could be much less. Maybe even $25-30. But to get someone to travel to you for a short time, you need to pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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Third Street in Manhattan charges $60 for a 30-minute lesson, so for non-Manhattan, non-school, you should arguably pay less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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I would have said $50 for a private lesson where teacher comes to your home in Manhattan. if you go to his/her home, it should be less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] What are some warning signs that you may have married a pedophile? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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Porn on the hard drive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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Moonlights as Santa Claus, has a clowning business or is a teacher or nanny of young children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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Is gay. Statistically, gays are 50 times more likely to be pedos. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this actually true? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: of course not. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: yes, but it's closer to 57 times [ Reply | More ]
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I thought it was all funny uncles, stepdaddies & grandpas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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this is not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Kiddie porn hidden somewhere...check drawers, attic, basement, garage etc. Among exclusively "his" things. Few people are stupid enough to have kiddie porn on computer this day and age because they can easily be tracer as a user. If your pedophile still uses home computer to view baby porn he is not only disgusting he is also stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the latest news with Bill Cosby? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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He got lynched [ Reply | More ]
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Crude. [ Reply | More ]
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I am praying for him. Those women were asking for it anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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Does he know Owen? [ Reply | More ]
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He has to pay reparations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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He's being sued six ways from sunday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I am i nthe process of massively decluttering what's left over in our apartment. I am also deep-cleaning. I wish i could find someone who can really deep-clean like I do but they are all duds. So annoying. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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Tell me more. What kind of deep cleaning are you doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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I am scrubbing every single surface of my apartment, getting rid of pots, kitchen utensils, flower pots, lamps, rugs, double-vaccum, washing floors multiple times. Getting rid of all DH's and DC's clothes that look worn, ripped, no longer fit. Getting rid of old DC's "baby" clothes that I kept for nostalgic reasons. Getting rid of DC's pre-k artwork (that's close to 40lbs lol). Not kidding. Then edit down my wardrobe some more even though it's almost an all black capsule wardrobe at this pint. Donating non-damaged clothes and old lines, towels to non-profit. Selling / donating kid's old toys. Going through all the paperwork and throwing out most of it. Donating ton of shoes, winter coats, etc. I have 9 days to do it. I will leave the super fit the chipping paint in the bathroom, maybe do a coat of paint in LR and BR and kitchen. We'll see. I can't wait for it to be done. Most of this shit belongs to DH and DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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oh, forgot one more thing: donating / selling close to 200 parenting and baby books, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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Wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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np: this sounds awesome. i've done parts of it but i just can't give over the time to do it all. i would love to empty my apt, scrub it down floor to ceiling, repaint and redo floors and then put everythign back in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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JUST DO IT! and then never again allow clutter to take over ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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You sound manic. When does the crash happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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i am not bi-polar at all. i just like "space". i have been planning this for weeks now and now the time has come to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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good for you. don't listen to any naysayers...they are just jealous because they cannot seen to get rid of all their crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Tell me more too, my place is a disaster after having the kids home the last month. Where to begin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Begin with a small spot so that you don't create more of mess cleaning. Then just migrate small spot to small spot. And put something away immediately rather than creating a pile to be put away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Single mom, with a $110K salary, age 49, 1 DC. Have a mortgage on my coop apt., otherwise no debt. So what would be the financial consequences of getting married? I can think of: (1) no longer file taxes as head of household--so taxes would go up? (2) No financial aid for DD for college, since he makes a lot more. Others? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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Financial aid would be my biggest concern, would he be willing to pay for her tuition? Maybe you should t get married just yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:01 PM Flag
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+1. Ride it out until child graduates from college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:01 PM Flag
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Gaining a significant boost to HHI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:02 PM Flag
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So his income would count against FA, even though he had no financial responsibilities for DC? Wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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np: not sure this is true unless new dh adopts dc. bc they take into consideration the income of both parents not just custodial parent. if there is no 2nd parent then there is no 2nd parent. to the OP - your taxes might go up bc your tax bracket goes up too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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poster from below: My understanding is that the CSS profile (used by many schools) takes into account income of custodial parent and current spouse. Schools may also request information about non-custodial parent and current spouse as well. The FAFSA uses one custodial parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Need-based financial aid for college for your current income isn't a given at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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Both are correct. The marriage penalty on taxes hurts dual-income households the most, so #1 is quite the injustice. Making the same argument that #2 is an injustice is more shaky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:35 PM Flag
[ - ] What time does the first day of K end next Wednesday (public)? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.31.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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Each school gets to decide, but most do noon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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Depends on your school. Most schools start K as a half day for the first day or two. Your kid might be assigned to come in during the afternoon part of the half day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I grew up with a narcissistic personality disorder mother, I have a younger brother which my mother raised him as a golden child and I've always been the scapegoat. I've been living in USA for 18 years now and I'm following from Facebook that they have gathered for a relative's wedding. I thought ive resolved all these past issues but somehow looking at their photos is making me extremely sad and resentful. I'm resenting the lost childhood and disrespect and everything I've gone through to regain my confidence as an adult. I don't think I can stomach visiting my mother when my brother and his family is there. On the other hand, I feel sad that my family ties are like this and a bit fearing what if I regret avoiding them sometime later in life. Have you been through this? How do you manage your relationship with your family in such a case? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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Why did she favor your brother? Because he is a boy? He looks like her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Op: from what I've read this is a typical situation where NPD mom resents older daughter because she thinks daughter is an extension of her and raises the younger son as a golden child. Both gender and order of genders have a role. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry to hear this. It doesn't sound like the characters in your family drama have evolved and that you will just get more of the same. Do you have a family of your own or not yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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Yes, I have a DH and a DS. DH knows all these and supports me when I need support now. We had many arguments before I became aware though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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I would probably stay away and focus on your own family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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That's what happened in my father's family. He was thoroughly and horribly spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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^^ I'm from a different country originally, they still live there, I'm in USA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Shake it off. You don't get to choose your family, but if you get stuck with a crappy one, you have no obligation to keep them in your life. Build your own family and friends. If you get a chance, watch the movie "Parenthood". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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I also had a mother with NPD. Hugs to you. I know how hard it is. I still have nightmares regularly about her. Got diagnosed with PTSD from her abuse back in college. I recommend the book Healing the Daughters of Narcisstic Mothers by Karyl McBride PhD. Good luck to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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I would stay away and build your own family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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^don't look back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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You are mourning a loss. be kind to yourself. You can't make them something that you are not, and why would you want to subject your family to something that was really so gratifying to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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Honey, like you said... you "grew up".. Fuck them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Talk to me about Kumon. Good/bad experiences? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 08.31.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Go to videos on Google and search "fresh off the boat Chinese Learning Center" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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DAMN lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Umm, kumon is not Chinese. Try to know what it is before making fun? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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It's a TV show. Lighten up. [ Reply | More ]
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Hi, Literal Mom. [ Reply | More ]
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It's Japanese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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I think it's good for reinforcing math facts and doing mental math. The value depends on what the school curriculum is like. If it's very conceptual/critical thinking, I actually think Kumon is a very good complement because it stresses speed, accuracy, mental math/math facts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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What does your kid need help with? Some of the tutors make $11/hr so I doubt the quality is great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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So far, so good. Started in 2nd grade which they say is the optimal time to start. Only in a year so far. A bit above grade level. The daily practice is a grind but so is brushing your teeth & doing your reading and everything else in life. You might be asked to do 10 sheets a day as a start. If that is too much you can cut down to five. Or even less I heard. The five sheets could run about 15-20 minutes. It's not a "tutoring" activity, more a practice activity, which is where a lot of math education breaks down for ordinary mortals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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^It is assumed the school or someone has already taught the concepts. I like the program because it takes the practice requirement out of my home & gives it to someone else. Therefore it's not really me making them practice, they are doing it for their Kumon "teachers". Also, if the result is a higher standing at school or an easier time in class we have a total win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Aside from restricted retirement and college savings accounts, do you have multiple savings accounts for different purposes? Like this is our emergency fund, this is our vacation fund etc. Aside from keeping some money in an easily accessible savings account for an emergency fund, our just goes in one big pot. I guess it's for retirement, because I don't know what else we are saving for. Curious as to what others do. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Just two -- one at my brick and mortar bank so there is always access to some cash, and the main one at Vanguard. I sometimes think of dividing it up like you say, but it's hardly very big at all. [ Reply | More ]
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Is the Vanguard account invested? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Money market (26K). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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Yes, separate accounts for everything. Emergency fund, vacation fund, everyday spending account, kids savings accounts, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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Interesting -- that never occurred to me to keep separate savings accounts. Sounds like it could be helpful. We just have checking (with a linked savings account that always has a low balance) and a separate savings account. [ Reply | More ]
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We have a main savings account at the bank where we have a checking account, and then have an additional online only account with another bank that pays real interest; we move money between them as necessary. We also have additional savings accounts for each of the DCs (nominal amounts), as well as an account for charity in which we put a certain percentage of AGI into each year and will give away eventually. [ Reply | More ]
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Which online bank do you use for the savings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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Bankrate has a list of the best here: http://www.bankrate.com/funnel/savings/savings-results.aspx?prods=33. Choose one with "0 intro months" because that means the higher rate doesn't just go away. [ Reply | More ]
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I should note that an intro rate that if the regular rate is high, an higher intro rate is of course fine. E.g., EverBank's regular rate is 1.11%, so having it's 1.6% intro rate go away after six months isn't a big deal. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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We have them all in Capital one 360, it allows for a ton of subaccounts and we separate them into things like entertainment, travel, emergency, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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Emergency fund is in cash in an interest-bearing account. All other investments are all together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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Have 2 separate brokerage accounts (no set reason), an account with a small amount of cash, all else is retirement (2- 401k's; 2 - IRA's; 1 -Roth IRA) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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All over the place; couple Vanguard Funds, Couple Fidelity Accounts, Morgan Stanley Account (old company stock holding), Citibank - checking and savings as well as an investment account, Peoples United Bank for paying bills. We have consolidated as much as we can, nothing is earmarked as anything - we look at it as a whole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] My dds just discovered phineas & ferb. It's awful!!! How do people like this show?! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Right? I think the kids who watch this grow up to believe Fox News. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you kidding? It's the best - it extols imagination and the kids aren't snarky, like on so many of the other shows. There are lots of jokes for the adults to get, but they're not hidden innuendo. Love P & F! [ Reply | More ]
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Me too! It's very witty. [ Reply | More ]
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My DC just said "Wait - if there's 104 days of summer vacation, that's more than three months! I want 104 days" [ Reply | More ]
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The girls in it are so awful though - always whining or mooning over the boys. It might be ok for boys but doesn't send a good message to little girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:30 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have to send your 8 year old kid to Kumon so that he gets good enough at completing math drills to get into the smart class, does it still count? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Does what still count? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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Bragging rights. That's what it's all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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Oh. Assuming that he took the "smart class test" by himself without cheating, then yes. [ Reply | More ]
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There is no test. It's just the teacher's opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Then he did well enough for the teacher to think he'd do well in the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Yes, that's my point. The metric the teacher is using is "can this kid complete 30 math problems in a minute." Literally, it's called the "mad minute" and that's what she uses to grade the kids. Nothing about intelligence or concepts or understanding - rote drilling. [ Reply | More ]
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People will never agree on this point, but ultimately the answer can be more important than how you got to it. Expose your child to the other math kids and see how he does. [ Reply | More ]
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An awful lot of education IS about drilling and/or giving the answers the teachers want. Not as much about straight intelligence. In fact, if your dc were highly intelligent likely they will not do very well in traditional school anyway. Maybe that's your problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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I disagree so strongly with this statement. This isn't Korea. I don't want my kids being drilled so that they can just regurgitate facts and numbers as quickly as possible. We have machines for that now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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stop it with measuring your kid relative to others. it's a waste of time. i promise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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No, but on the upside, even though he doesn't have parents who are capable of tutoring 2nd grade math, he has parents who can afford to outsource it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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win [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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Kumon isn't really tutoring. More about practicing concepts until they become second nature & you don't have to devote as much bandwidth to figuring out the answers. At $110 month it's a pretty fair price too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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Or, you could just buy a shit ton of worksheets and do it yourself. That's all it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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Nope. I'd be throwing shit at the walls trying to figure out how much of what will stick & where & for how long. Kumon makes it easy, peasy. They've been doing it for 55 years. Long enough to figure out what they are doing & being effective. [ Reply | More ]
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Count as what-knowing what he has to know? I don't understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Neither does OP. [ Reply | More ]
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