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[ - ] Honk if you have FB posts in your feed telling other FB friends in Dallas to "stay safe." 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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What's wrong with that? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Parents of teens - what kind of clothes does your teenager wear? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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Mine's almost 16, and she's wearing a Star Wars t-shirt with her hair in a ponytail at the back of her neck and sneakers with jeans. I love her to death (and I think she's gorgeous no matter what), but she's honestly just clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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yikes. stage a fucking intervention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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Jeans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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My 16 yo who is really into clothes is currently in skinny dark/black jeans, fitted polo shirts and fitted madras shirts with short sleeves. Van type sneakers. A fitted windbreaker or hoodie. He refuses to wear anything even a half size too big. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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What's your cultural background? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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Boden, Lands End, JCrew [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My almost 4 yo is asking where the first people came from. My dh is very religious and I am not. When he is not home I just try to say that no one really knows and different people have different believes. Dh is not happy about this. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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So what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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Explain evolution to him. DH can go take a hike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Religion and evolution are not mutually exclusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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God made them, like all good things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Your dh is an idiot, this is ground for divorce [ Reply | More ]
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So, he's going to prove your point. Btw I'm a church going Christian and evolution is not a problem for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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So do you just ignore the first couple of pages of the Bible, then? I don't get this. Either you believe the book is real or you don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Np - most people do not have a literal belief in the bible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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What the hell? It's allegory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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So, he's going to prove your point. Btw I'm a church going Christian and evolution is not a problem for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Talk to your husband about it, you need to come to an aggrement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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"people have different ideas about this. Some people believe that god made the first people [then explain the bible creation story or read a children's book together about it], other people believe in something called the big bang theory [either briefly explain or get a children's book on this]. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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I'd tell him religious people think X and scientists think Y. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Too confusing for a 4yo. The soul is what differentiates us from animals and god gave us a soul, not evolution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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Worked for mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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many scientists are religious including my dh. evolution does not negate gods existence but a child this young needs a simple answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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I don't think this is too complicated for a 4 years old all. This is also an opportunity to teach your child to respect other people's beliefs. Mommy thinks this, Daddy thinks that and sometimes you have to make up your own mind as to what you think is true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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No. Theistic evolution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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Stop denying the existence of science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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you have a really smart 4 yo. i don't think this is a question that is even on my 4 yo's radar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Could anyone suggest a winter getaway within 1.5 hrs drive from NYC. We are not skiers, but would enjoy some snow tubing and sleigh rides. Kids are 5 and 9. Thanks 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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The Poconos are probably your best bet. There are quite a few winter resorts/tourist spots in that area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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When my kids were younger we went (twice) to the Winter Clove Inn in the Catskills. We had a good time there. There were hills, hiking, and all kinds of slow-related activities. There is also an indoor pool and a game room. It's a large old inn with fireplaces, and a communal dining room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Need advice from other WAHM/WOHMs: if your husband has a more demanding job than you-- in our case it's IB vs. freelancing-- and you have three kids, how do you negotiate household chores, and managing the children's lives? We outsource as much as possible, but the work of hiring/managing the help and then doing all the things that can't be outsourced falls entirely on me. We've been married 10 years and have had children for about as long, and it's only this past year that he's taken on trash duty and school lunches. I'm not exaggerating when I say he has never changed a lightbulb in our house. It's as if he were living in a hotel. I guess I've always given him a pass because he works harder than anyone I've ever known (at his job), but this means he has nothing left to give when it comes to the tedious tasks of managing a house/life. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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This is us, except the kids are both his (from his first marriage). I do everything around the house. Everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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if he brings home a lot of money, or even proportionately say 80%+ of the money, this is what happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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OP: This is our case at the moment, but only because I scaled back (burnt out). This problem/mental workload is exactly what prevents me from taking on more demanding work and making more money! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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That is totally and utterly normal. I work hard, DH works even harder, and I do literally all the home stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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It seems pretty fair to me. If you want him to take on more he will have to cut back on work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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Oh, hello there, me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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My dh makes as much as I do but his job is slightly more demanding. I end up doing all you describe and we can't afford as much help as you can. I have 3 dcs. I would be thrilled if my dh earned enough for me to need to manage the help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Hire better help. We have a house helper/nanny and she takes care of nearly everything related to the house..changes light bulbs, calls the plumber, takes out trash, preps lunches, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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OP: I guess this is what I need. Do you pay substantially more for someone like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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How incompetent are you? You really can't manage the help all by yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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OR here, I certainly can manage but it's not worth my time. My time is better spent on my DCs and career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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OP freelances.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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Does DH want to support your career or does he resent it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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Listen, we don't have help for everything, this is my point. We have a cleaning lady who comes once a week (with three DS, that's not a lot). And a nanny (who doesn't clean or do laundry) who covers the time I work and a little extra. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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^^ that was me (OP) above). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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We pay $23 an hour on the books for 20-25 hours a week and it's worth every penny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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What does he expect? Does he want you to SAHM or hire more help or does he think you should be doing it all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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Sounds like he pays for whatever help she needs but she can't manage the help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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OP - does DH want you to stay at home? [ Reply | More ]
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I do it all and thank my lucky stars every night that I have the chance to do the job I loved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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I just can't figure this out. It's clearly not about the dumb school lunches or trash, because that takes all of 15 minutes, max. It's something about you needing to make him do stuff around the house. You resent that he doesn't have to do anything at home, so you want him to do more, not because it won't get done, but because you want to make a point that he has to. Why not just let him do what he likes to do, and you do what you like to do, and you outsource the rest? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Ladies, here's the truth - if you get into a top college, your best bet is to meet your future husband there, in undergrad. Sure, you can breeze through graduation without having found your partner, and maybe you can make up for it in gradschool. But after that, you're tossed into "the wild," where work will consume more of your time, and you risk isolation, loneliness, depression, and other bitter byproducts of urban modernity. You will meet countless men who just want short flings. These are often the same guys who were desperate for dates back in undergrad, but couldn't find many. Now they are doing well and they know it. You could have "locked them down" back in junior year. That's the bitter truth. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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Gold Digger Mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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Darn it! Oh well, missed my chance. Now I'll just have to settle for 15 years of marriage, two great kids, and a career I enjoy. CRAP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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Sigh, why don't you go troll a site for single girls. We're all already married. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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np: ITTA! And some of us are divorced from those college husbands! Who does OP think her audience is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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I think it's the poster who is obsessed with the small handful of single girls on here. She needs to give it a rest and get some meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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np above: I find people who say "get some meds" as bad as OP. Actually, much worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Well, in any case, OP is off her rocker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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If I'd settled for a guy from college is wouldn't have met the love of my life. The college I went to was filled with crunchy, artsy, head in the cloud intellectual types. Love them, but didn't want to marry any of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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worked for priscilla chan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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Dear op, you speak the truth. I will give this thread to both my daughters before college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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I would like to congratulate you in advance for being the mother of 2 daughters who will be divorced before 30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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There is a big difference between being *open* to meeting your husband in college and desparately trying to "lock it down." I would definitely tell my daughters - and sons, for that matter - that if they meet a great person in college not to automatically dismiss them as a life partner just because they are "too young" because it is a great opportunity to meet somebody and you have time to invest in the relationship. But "lcoking it down" is ridiculous- nobody from top schools gets engaged right after school anymore, so dating the right guy guarantees nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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This applies to women who are members of a certain sort of group which has a traditonally low marriage rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Just say it. FFS. If you are going to be racist, own it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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I think you should look in the last school you attend. If you plan to go to graduate school, find a classmate there, not from college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Kate Middleton cancelled another appearance because of morning sickness. For the love of God, suck it up buttercup! Millions of women continue to work-without STAFF-whole newly pregnant. She is such a diva. Diana must be rolling in her grave. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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From what I understand she has terrible morning sickness. As in, can't stop throwing up and had to be hospitalized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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Her JOB is to produce an heir and a spare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Maybe she's barfing everywhere. Maybe she has EBOLA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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I had horrible morning sickness. I managed to get to work but no way could I do appearances. I was throwing up every 15 to 20 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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Here's your cookie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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^Mispost! sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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If they had the choice to cancel work without penalty. You bet your bottom dollar they would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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You clearly have never had HG...look it up and then post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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THANK YOU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Where did you get your medical degree? The school owes you a refund [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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The condition she has isn't just run of the mill morning sickness. I've seen what she has fell some of the strongest women I know - women who would run a marathon with the flu. Give her a break! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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My understanding is that she has a very severe form of morning sickness that is categorized as an illness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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Is it really or is it a sickness just for her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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It is a very serious illness. Having watched someone hospitalized multiple times and then a pic line inserted so they can be put on a feeding bag for 7 months because of the disease, you have no clue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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np: wow, you are a super bitter woman. my friend had what kate has and she was hospitalized for weeks. it's serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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You're dumb. She can't hide in an office, she's making appearances and being photographed. And everyday for her is the stomach flu. It's a no brainer to stay home until it's over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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I hope you get HG the next time around. Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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You want her to barf on camera? That's dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:11 PM Flag
[ - ] How does a kid qualify for hunter test? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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K or 7? [ Reply | More ]
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7 [ Reply | More ]
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5th grade NYS test scores for NYC public school kids [ Reply | More ]
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Top 10th %ile on a nationally normed test (like CTP) for private school kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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top 10% compared nationally right, not to independent schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Correct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Does doing well on 5th grade test a good indication of how one will do on hunter test or is hunter test completely a different animal [ Reply | More ]
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Hunter is harder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] A few months ago a colleague accused me of something in error. Was completely rude and inappropriate, found out the was wrong and apologized to my boss- not to me. She's now friendly and acting as if nothing happened. Feel like giving her the finger but not sure how to interact with her. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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Be cordial but cool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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You act office appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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+ But don't forget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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Can you talk with her directly about how you feel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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op: and say what? you were rude then didn't even show me the basic courtesy of apologizing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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"While I appreciate that you made amends with my boss over the false accusations you'd made against me, it would go a long way in improving how I feel about working with you if you'd do me the same courtesy and apologize to me directly." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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Yup. Something like that, but in more "diplomatic" terms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Be polite and file your rage away for future use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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op: such as? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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She already looks like a stupid tattletale so don't worry about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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Cordial, but don't trust the bitch. It will happen again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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I'd scowl and boldly tell her "I don't like you." After that, politely ignore her forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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That exact same thing happened to me. I was pissed but you have to remain professional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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^She made a fool out of herself and your boss knows it, so you're way ahead already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] The only problem with wine at lunch is now I just want to curl up in a ball and nap. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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That and the 250 extra calories... and the greater liklihood of eating desert for another 350 extra calories... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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And the text to ex-DH .... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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Okay anorexic mom. Hope that's working out for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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And that's a problem why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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I have work to do :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] If my DCs ever gets to the point where they are drowning in an unnecessary amount of homework, I have NO problem doing some of it for them. I am a professor myself and understand that at some point, passing a certain threshold of homework level brings very little returns when it comes to actual learning. 57 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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But aren't you teaching them some sort of lesson about lying, shirking responsibility, etc? I have little kids so I'm not there yet... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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I understand that this is the risk but I hope that I can find other ways to instill a sense of responsibility and work ethic. Many teachers, some of my professor colleagues included, have no idea how to administer homework in a way that maximizes learning and minimizes needless busy work. I want my kids to lead healthy yet productive lives without having to drown in needless busywork. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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It doesn't work that way. It's OK to cheat sometimes is not a way to teach responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not going to let my DCs needlessly suffer if they have idiot teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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Suffer? Wow, I think we have found the definition of a snowflake mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Some of my friends' kids are sleeping 3-4 hours a night. And these kids drive to school and eat crap. Maybe this is not true suffering but it is no way to live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Then there's something wrong there. If dcs can't manage to do their homework in fewer than twelve continuous hours (3 p.m. to 3 a.m.), the problem isn't the teacher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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The problem is doing that on top of all the extracurricular activities. This is at a TT suburban HS where everyone is vying to go to the same colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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then your DC shouldn't do the homework - you SHOULD not do for him/her. that's a truly terrible lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously. What a coward she is. And yet she boasts as if she's this courageous mom taking on the dullard teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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Then you should probably home school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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NP - no. You are teaching them how to figure out what matters and what doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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What matters is following the rules. [ Reply | More ]
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Wiki? You're a professor and you cite Wiki? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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OP: That wasn't me. This thread is taking a life of its own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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There's a social contract here. If you don't want to play by the rules, fine. But then don't whine when dcs are expelled from school. It's not fair for some people to play by the rules and others to invent their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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It doesn't violate the categorical imperative. If everyone did it no one would be harmed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Not having dcs do it is one thing. Doing it for them is something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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Yea right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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Yeah. Not Yea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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So you would be ok if your students had their parents write their papers for them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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If the parents could make a strong case that my assignments were not contributing to knowledge or skill acquisition, then I would be willing to discuss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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And if they didn't, I assume you would flunk them. Just as your dcs' teacher has every right to flunk them. All good, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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NP I think that's different than what op is describing. If my child knows how to do a certain type of math problem and I know it and she knows it - no need to do 3 pages of problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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You're just rationalizing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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I'm actually sharing my opinion and what I've done. Why is that a problem for you? I'm pretty honest about it. Nothing to rationalize [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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You said if the parents of OP's students did their papers that's different. That is what I am saying is rationalizing. It's not a problem for me. But apparently reading comprehension is a problem for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Right there with you! After two hours dimenishing return. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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Why wouldn't you take it up with the teachers or change to a more appropriate school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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Because she thinks she's better than everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Odd response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Not odd at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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NP: Actually very odd. She may think she's better than those few teachers, but not "everyone else". What an immature response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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I'll answer. All schools overload homework. It's the current trend. Teachers and parents think its the right thing. Doesn't make it so. When a parent sees mi else's busy work and calls a spade a spade - it doesn't mean anything other than this parent doesn't believe busy work teaches anything and has an idea of a better way for their dc to spend their childhood [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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Maybe for public, IDK. I don't agree with that for private. Mine are in HS and MS. Some schools are less homework crazy than others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Eh. Lazy parents with lazy dcs tend to call all homework "busywork." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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Lazy teachers issue a bunch of homework, because then they have a built in excuse if *they* fail to teach what they are paid to teach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Exactly. It actually takes a lot more work to create assignments where students learn efficiently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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I agree with your basic point, but I'm not doing it either. Just tell them not to do it. Teachers are petty tyrants but they don't have as much power as they think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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I hate people who vilify all teachers. Hate them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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OP: I am not anti-teachers. I think my DCs are at and will be at great schools. But some of the teachers at these schools are notorious for assigning WAY too much homework so that it essentially becomes survival of the fittest in terms of physical stamina rather than actual learning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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So, have your child stop doing the homework and write a note to the teacher. Doing the homework for them is cheating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Some parents have actually complained but school is not budging. We can't move because we are in a college town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Homework shouldn't be used for grades. You either know the material or you don't. How you got there is irrelevant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Practice makes perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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Which you should be able to judge by the final exam. No need to consider homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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You said "teachers are petty tyrants." Not some teachers. Teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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There are different people commenting on this thread. "I agree with" is different than the "I am not anti-teachers" thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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Why are they assigning so much homework with the threat of failing students if they don't complete it? If they are so convinced it is necessary to learning, than students who blow it off will do poorly on exams. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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They have quite a bit of power in NYC public schools in 4 th and 7th. Missing homework assignments can drop a 98 average below the high school cut off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Yep, I've been doing this for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Good luck when it comes time for those teacher recommendations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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Niccolò Machiavelli? Is that you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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lol. ita. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
[ - ] My child goes to public school. We have a child in my dc's class whose mother was terminally ill and passed away. We had school talk to us and the kids about handling this etc. I don't see anything wrong with this, do you? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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No. But I'm guessing another parent in the class does? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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No, no one had any issues with this at our school. The community came together to help in every way we could. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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No, sounds helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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No, I think it was appropriate and would have been remiss to have done nothing. It's not clear from your post how they went about it, but I think the proper thing would have been to meet with parents only first to explain how they were going to talk to the children and address any concerns or feedback or give parents the opportunity to withhold their child from the school discussion if they were not comfortable with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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They gathered you before or after she died? With or without the family's blessing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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After but the community came together to help before as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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OP: how is this different from Krim family speaking to their school community about their child etc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Krim situation was 2 years ago. It is not current. It did not affect the children in her current class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Don't you think children talk about what happened 2 years ago? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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Not kids in K. It would be inappropriate to bring this up to them. I can see parents being outraged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Kids in K talk plenty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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That's fine. It would be inappropriate of the school administration to bring up something like this in a K class especially if it happened 2 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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So if you have a child in K class who talks about death, draws pictures about death etc what do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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That is up to the school administrators to handle with you and the guidance counselor. Talking to the whole K class about it is inappropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Who says that they can't speak to their school community about their child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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Its on the Krim/Vasquez posts. 234 moms are outraged that Marina Krim spoke to the community about pictures her dd draws and how to handle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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How did she "speak to the community?" Is this in some blog or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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I am not a 234 parent. It is in the most popular Krim thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Please post the link. I am a 234 parent and I have not heard of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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It depends on the age of the child. I don't think school should talk to kindergarten children about a parent's death, for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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It wasn't K but you have to understand that they can not tell the child to not discuss what happened to other children. Do you expect this child to stop going to school or move as to not inconvenience your family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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How old? I wouldn't do this for like middle school, but with the family's permission, in a small community, why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:07 PM Flag
[ - ] The crazy thing about The most recent Ebola case is that this guy has knowingly handled a person sick with Ebola a day before that person died just a couple of days before boarding a plane into the US. Then he went to the hospital just a couple of days after coming here, told them he came from Liberia, and the smart hospital nurse sent him home. tell me the guy did not arrive here to infect us all. And tell me they have fired the stupid nurse who failed to communicate that they guy came from Liberia. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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Omg where did u read he'd been w sick Ebola person in Liberia? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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Please tell me you are ESL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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lol no why? I think greater blame will rest on his shoulders if he was "handling" a sick person prior to boarding a flight to the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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Np: nytimes reporting this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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It's all over the news. His landlord's daughter in Liberia was sick with Ebola and he helped to load her to the ambulance. She died next day in the hospital. landlord's son died days later. This was on Wednesday. On Friday he boarded the plane to the U.S. In addition, he told the nurse in TX that he just arrived from Liberia. she sent him home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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My information says he did NOT identify international travel at initial hospital visit. Where are you getting your info? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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news sources are now reporting that he said he was from Liberia at initial hospital visit and the nurse did NOT share that info with the rest of the team. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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From Liberia doesn't mean anything! Are you watching fox? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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so literal! he told them he had just come FROM LIBERIA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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Say what you mean woman. Where did you get this information? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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So you are watching fox? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:01 PM Flag
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The nurse sounds like the idiotic people on Herr who say Ebola is nothing to worry about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one who thinks the George Clooney wedding is a sham and that he is really gay? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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I don't know if he's really gay, or just really in love...with himself. you have to have fairly low emotional expectations to get involved with a celeb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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Seems like a rock Hudson deal to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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definitely not gay. I have hung out with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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Why the hell would you think he's gay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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Being gay isn't that taboo anymore. He can come out the closet and still make as much money as he did before. He's in love with himself like the above poster said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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that sounds very naive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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No. It sound perfectly fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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don't think this is true. very hard to play leading man in movies once you're out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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He hasn't played a romantic lead in a long time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Nope. I never realized it, but with all the coverage that's out there it's pretty clear that he's been together with this Rande guy for years. They hang out all the time, they're "best buds", they bought vacation homes next to each other, they are "business partners", Clooney had breakfast with him and Cindy only the morning of his wedding? Fishy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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could also be bi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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i have impeccable gaydar and really don't think he's gay. i honestly feel like if he were gay he would come out, or just stay single. i don't think he would marry a woman. i think he just chose to stay single, date, travel, work on other things, live a pretty cool, interesting life. what is all the fuss about? Why does everything think if a guy doesn't remarry right away he has to be gay? I think it's smart he played the field and dated and didn't marry again. Why does no one accuse Eva Mendes or Eva Longoria or Sandra Bullock or a bunch of older women of being GAY because they are older and not married? I just don't get it. You sound so juvenile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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This is a common obsession on UB. Who cares? I hope they'll be very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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+1. This is talked about every day on UB, yet OP believes she is the only one who has this opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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He was married before when we was very young and not famous. His ex-wife is an actress so she probably knows. The rest of us don't. [ Reply | More ]
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