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[ - ] Anyone hire an Aristotle Circle test assessment tutor for AABL prep? Was it worth it? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:06 AM Flag
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no, but got their AABL book from amazon (180$ ouch) - my 5 yo did great, 90-99 percentile report [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:22 AM Flag
[ - ] A friend/acquaintance is dying. She is not a good friend, but part of a larger social group in my suburban town. I just got a notification from her Caring Bridge site, from her good friend who administers the site, to "send her texts and emails to cheer her up during this difficult time." She doesn't have much time left. I want to write something meaningful, but not morbid. I have started and deleted an email 10 times. Any suggestions? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:04 AM Flag
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Does she have kids? Would say something about what a great mom she is and they'll hold her in their hearts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:06 AM Flag
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Yes, three teenagers. Implicit in your reply is that I should acknowledge that she is dying. That's what I wasn't sure of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:08 AM Flag
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I think so. People I've known who are dying find it freeing to talk about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:10 AM Flag
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Share a nice memory of her or her kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:06 AM Flag
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" I am sending you and your family love and hugs." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:08 AM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:09 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:10 AM Flag
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Breast cancer? Why the f do so many young people have cancer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:08 AM Flag
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It is cancer, but not bc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:10 AM Flag
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How terrible. 2 of my college friends just passed away. We are only 40. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:11 AM Flag
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So sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:22 AM Flag
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First, remember that none of your words will change her reality. I think when talking to the dying or the bereaved we try to make it alright with our words, which places a lot of pressure on writing the right words. Second, there is no point pretending this isnt the end. It's not morbid to acknowledge the fact of her life right now. So third, say something about the fact that it must be very hard to be in her situation. And maybe something about a good memory you share. Finally, if you have anything positive to say about her children's character. She is probably worried about her children's future. If you can say something that sounds reassuring, something to show what good kids they are. That might make her feel a bit better about that fear. I might be projecting. My DH died and that is what would have made him smile a little: people reminding him of happy moments, being told about his wonderful children. Say something heartfelt. That's what counts. Sorry for going on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:20 AM Flag
[ - ] If you accepted a K spot at a private school, would you give it up if your DC gets in at Anderson/NEST in the spring? How about if DC gets off the wait list at Hunter b/w now and fall? In such situations, do you lose your deposit or the entire tuition? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.11.16, 04:01 AM Flag
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I wouldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:04 AM Flag
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Lot's of people do, but usually they are on the hook for the entire year of tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:04 AM Flag
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I think that yes, they are contractual on the hook but in practice the schools don't enforce this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:20 AM Flag
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