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[ - ] As a HS teacher (in a non UB school), every year the same scenario occurs. A handful of students slack off all year and then go into panic mode in May. I really have learned to not like E-books. I find them to be a huge distraction for most students. This happens every year right before regents. They freak and blame my instruction as opposed to their lack of focus. What are your thoughts on e-books? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What do e-books have to do with school or regents? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you clarify what e-books has to do with slacker students? [ Reply | More ]
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They haveinternet connectivity. Only Instagram is blocked. My assumption is that this is something that administration can control. There are some sites that are blocked but still they have too much freedom online...messenger, snapchat, etc [ Reply | More ]
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Don't you assign a bit of reading every night with questions about the chapter to be answered? Really the only way to deal with those that won't read on their own. E-books are ok but lots of students still slacked off with regular books too. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like they're distracted without e-books so I don't it will harm them. Most of your students probably have a kindle at home anyways. [ Reply | More ]
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I have read (via my laptop, naturally) that we just don't retain as much electronically as we do when reading printed materials. [ Reply | More ]
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Probably because we can't take it into the bathroom with us or read in the tub or on a plane etc. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is anyone NOT going to give teacher's appreciation gifts this week? I'm going to play the ignorant card. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What is this? I am ignorant? Do public school teachers get gifts? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in Chicago, what do you think? [ Reply | More ]
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I am definitely giving starbucks cards! I absolutely love my kids' teachers. Chicago suburb mom. [ Reply | More ]
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I found about it 3 hours ago. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm room mom so I can't. But FWIW, I think the gift-giving all week long is ridiculous. I don't care if the parents ignore and do what they want. I'll have to hit them up again for an end-of-year gift. [ Reply | More ]
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Go fuck yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone else's DH at the Columbia Business School Centennial Dinner? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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why, you want us to spy on your DH for you? [ Reply | More ]
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i want to know when it's over. [ Reply | More ]
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why aren't you there with him? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think a preschooler could be taught by a parent at home the same concepts they learn at preschool? 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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all except how to deal with other little annoying kids [ Reply | More ]
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OP: They go part time to a day care environment. [ Reply | More ]
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then yes! [ Reply | More ]
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How many hours a week is part time? [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe 8-20 a week. Changes by day. [ Reply | More ]
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We homeschooled until oldest was in 3rd because DH traveled. I taught both kids how to read, math, science etc very easily. She slipped into a TT NYC public without any issue at all. [ Reply | More ]
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You traveled with dd? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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duh. Studies show preschool is only beneficial when the preschool for poor kids when the preschool teacher has higher IQ than the mother. Homeschooling is best for children with educated nurturing mothers [ Reply | More ]
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I do not believe there is any study that literally compares the IQ score of the teacher and the mom. [ Reply | More ]
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How many fondly remember their teachers to their mothers? Few and far between. [ Reply | More ]
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plenty of studies that show that preschool only has IQ benefits when the child is living in poverty at home. Given that poverty is correlated to low IQ, it's not that hard to see why poorer kids benefit from preschool when middle class and rich ones do not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:59 AM Flag
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plenty of studies that show that preschool only has IQ benefits when the child is living in poverty at home. Given that poverty is correlated to low IQ, it's not that hard to see why poorer kids benefit from preschool when middle class and rich ones do not. [ Reply | More ]
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It might be correlated to IQ. However I know some smart people who refuse to work to any goals. It can't just be IQ. I also don't buy this whole IQ thing anyway. Take a few math courses and your IQ goes up. Why? Because it's a test. It's not innate. [ Reply | More ]
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studies show it's innate. You seem confused. determining if something is innate involves twin studies. that fact that studying makes scores go up doesn't disprove that it's innate. Those with higher IQs would have their test scores go up MORE with studying than those with lower IQs [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
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Oy! 26 year old SAHM wannabe hangs out with RM too. [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore. She's crazy. She hangs out with "Anthro" mom. [ Reply | More ]
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duh [ Reply | More ]
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26 (27 now) year old SAHM wannabe who is a professional student trust funder. [ Reply | More ]
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better to do it yourself. can't beat a one to one student teacher ration [ Reply | More ]
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ratio* [ Reply | More ]
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If you can't teach legos and finger painting at home, then I question your ability to parent at all [ Reply | More ]
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the main point of preschool is socialization skills. so, no. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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OP: They already interact with children at a part time daycare and the park nearly every day or so. I'm wondering if they are missing out by not being in a mock kindergarten type of environment. The routine of the school day. [ Reply | More ]
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Mock kindergarten or preschool? We are talking about two different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:56 AM Flag
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Well most preschools are little mock kindergartens. The children have their cubbies and backpacks. They have circle time and worksheets. They have a lesson and are activity and recess. They have centers and story time. Kindergarten is just stepped up a bit. [ Reply | More ]
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Omg, stop it. What did all the children in the world do before preschool for thousands of years?? [ Reply | More ]
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They socialized with the children in the village. That doesn't happen when you're staying indoors in your mcmansion all day every day except for your car trip to the Wegmans twice a week [ Reply | More ]
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Omg, stop it. What did all the children in the world do before preschool for thousands of years?? [ Reply | More ]
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are you guys really this dumb? There is no benefit to preschool that can't be gotten by going to the park and having your kid play with kids at the park or inviting kids over for playdates. You really drink the kool aid, don't you. Do you believe everything you see in commercials too? [ Reply | More ]
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My children are fully bilingual due to preschool. I didn't speak any English with them at home and only thought them letters and reading in our home language while English and school preparedness came from preschool. I am glad pre-k is free in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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Taught [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I think a child would have an easier time adjusting to kindergarten if they had been to preschool. [ Reply | More ]
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agree [ Reply | More ]
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How motivated is the stay at home parent? What type of activities do they do with the child currently? [ Reply | More ]
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Somewhere between Supermom and Couch Ipad Mom. [ Reply | More ]
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Or by watching Sesame Street.There was a study last year saying that kids learn as much from Sesame Street as from preschool: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sesame-street-and-its-surprisingly-powerful-effects-on-how-children-learn/2015/06/07/59c73fe4-095c-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So we went to Disney over break. the hover-round chairs were everywhere. Is this what middle America looks like? Here you might see a 100 year old on one here and there, but at Disney every single fat person was driving a scooter. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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One lady rammed into my daughter when everyone was trying to leave one night. [ Reply | More ]
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Well now snowflake has a tragedy to draw upon. [ Reply | More ]
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haha. Maybe she'll write her college essay on this "Getting run over at the Happiest Place on Earth". Honestly, it knocked her over and the scooter lady did not seem at all contrite. [ Reply | More ]
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i recently went to disneyland. it is obscene. many of these people are lying about disabilities to cut the line. truly despicable. [ Reply | More ]
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How do you know they are lying ? [ Reply | More ]
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when one family has 3 wheelchairs among them. yeah I think theyre lying. [ Reply | More ]
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Diseases are hereditary. And if they were lying only one person would need a wheelchair to get to the front of the line. Maybe be grateful you or your DC don't need a wheelchair. Not ever disability is visible. And they don't owe you an explanation. [ Reply | More ]
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Between the scooters and the strollers its amazing there is anyone with legs left. [ Reply | More ]
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sad isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
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People lie about being disabled in order to cut in line. Disney has to give accommodations to every disabled person. And it would be bad PR to police people's disabilities and make them prove it. [ Reply | More ]
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Being rich has some advantages and being disabled allows for some accommodations. Shame on you. You don't know this people so have no knowledge of their situation. [ Reply | More ]
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you have never been to disney and have no fucking clue what youre talking about. it is a common phenomenon to lie about this to cut in line. keep your mouth shut unless you know what you're talking about, idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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I have been to Disney. If you know so much about tell us how one obtains a disabled pass? How much time do you spend at Disney that this is even an issues? [ Reply | More ]
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1- relentless advertising 2- relentless food companies 3- lack of moral values (sin of gluttony) [ Reply | More ]
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My mom and sister rode those around at universal. [ Reply | More ]
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do they have problems? [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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OR. not me. see below. [ Reply | More ]
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my sister is overweight and just walks really slowly, gets fatigued easily. she's also mentally handicapped and on the autistic spectrum so she lives w my parents. my mom is hardcore about eating healthy, but it's still hard bc my sister won't exercise, sneaks food, is on meds that make her tired, etc. my mom is a former marathoner and triathlete and has a bad knee so she thought if my sister was on a scooter it would be hard to keep up with her if my mom walked. [ Reply | More ]
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okay a little different than what OP was talking about [ Reply | More ]
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I know. I'm just saying cut people some slack. You don't know their situation. [ Reply | More ]
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Then how will she feel superior and good about herself for a few minutes? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Many dishes many diseases. [ Reply | More ]
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They don't let them cut the line, but Disney is known within disability communities to be very, very accommodating of wheelchairs. And no, it's not representative of middle America. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would a bunch of people from all over the world on vacation be a reflection of what everyday life in middle America looks like? [ Reply | More ]
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All over the world? I think the fat scooter people were mostly Americans. [ Reply | More ]
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It's truly eye opening to see how unhealthy our population is. [ Reply | More ]
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I went to Disney after the princess half marathon expecting to see the people who are often described on this board. I saw a ton of healthy people. Not a lot of obese people. They couldn't have all run the marathon. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Suburb post: I like our house just fine, but their is a tear-down on an amazing lot closer to the center of our town that just came on the market. I know it's going to go fast and I can't stop thinking about how nice it would be to build. We can afford it, but it would essentially be a large frivolous expense. I do not consider homes investments, as least not good ones. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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we were like you, but a lot came up on my favorite street. we did it and finally in. love it!! i couldn't be happier. one life to live. [ Reply | More ]
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How old are your kids? Is your relationship built for the headaches of construction? Do you really have the money or would it be tight at all? [ Reply | More ]
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5 and 2. We like the tow and feel we are here for the long haul. Money would be tight, and we certainly couldn't go for every conceivable upgrade. Our house now however is very plain and in a new soulless neighborhood that's not very walk-able. [ Reply | More ]
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If you move to the new property are you 100% walkable to town stuff? And how long would money be tight for...would you catch up in a few years? Or would it be tight for a long, long time? [ Reply | More ]
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maybe wait. another house/lot in the area you like will eventually come up for sale. if you build you want to do it right and it's always more than you think. posted above. we built and ended up spending 600k more than planned and will probably have to spend 500k decorating. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] The Olson's couldn't bother to brush their hair for the met gala? Also why is the Kardashian family invited to ANYTHING? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Alison Williams looks AMAZING! [ Reply | More ]
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so does Emily Watson! [ Reply | More ]
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I mean Emma, aka Hermione [ Reply | More ]
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Because their following is huge. And not brushing their hair is part of their look. [ Reply | More ]
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Karolina Kurokova OMG! [ Reply | More ]
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Links to all but no links to the KKKlan. I don't click on KKKlan links. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate that one of the Jenners was at the White House correspondents dinner -- and that Obama referenced her! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] The actor that plays Jamie Lannister is so cute. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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love love love him. But he has a much nicer voice in character than as himself, oddly. I'm a sucker for a beautiful male voice (love Roose Bolton's as well). [ Reply | More ]
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He's Danish too! Does such a good accent for English not being his first language. [ Reply | More ]
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they all speak perfect english. they watch english tv since birth. it's not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh. Weird. [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting. Americans are so convinced that learning other languages is too hard/impossible. [ Reply | More ]
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No. We just don't get the exposure. We aren't as saturated with Danish culture as the other way around. But to learn it with no accent is impressive! [ Reply | More ]
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Well you won't be hearing that one anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I saw him recently on Watch What Happens Live and he's pretty charming. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My kids took the AP chem test today and I'm reading comments on reddit by kids who took it, they are hilarious. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Link or stink. [ Reply | More ]
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These kids are gross. "Likes to tease you a little then go in dry." Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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this is how teens talk, sorry to break the news to you [ Reply | More ]
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Glad I'm old. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's great to see how they are sharing their solutions and such. [ Reply | More ]
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It's almost like they are young humans or something. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it difficult to get into St.Hilda St. Hughs? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ALL NYC private schools are hard to get into. But this one isn't the hardest. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Basically right. [ Reply | More ]
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Not true. Plenty of schools have extra spots [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you fight with DH about most? 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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it's almost always something to do with one of the kids. [ Reply | More ]
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
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In my case it is step children. Wonderful people. DH is a great father. i am just not adjusting well. Being single or being married without children is sooooo much better than with someone else's kids. I honestly believe it'd be better if we either had them all of the time, or they were biologically ours. [ Reply | More ]
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selfish OW [ Reply | More ]
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this, step children are difficult because of the short time with them, ours did much better once, ex moved to another country and the children opted to stay in USA - we had them one week on and one week off just strange and disjointed, before she moved and although we all tried to incorporate everyone for everything, it was just difficult. GL and I hope it gets easier - I know I had it real easy compared to so many people and I found it trying, could not imagine if dh and his ex really hated each other [ Reply | More ]
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we're always in sync with what to do with dc's [ Reply | More ]
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I'm jealous [ Reply | More ]
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Mostly lack of communication. It's not intentional, but he doesn't always hear what I say or tell me his plans [ Reply | More ]
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We might be in the same marriage [ Reply | More ]
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I think it says a lot about our marriage that this is the worst thing. He's very helpful, supportive, and well meaning. [ Reply | More ]
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He wants me to get Brazilians and bleach my back door area. [ Reply | More ]
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Eww, gross. keep it to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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I was asked a question, grandma. [ Reply | More ]
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no one wants to hear about your pubic hair, skank. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you new here? You won't last long. If this bothers you. [ Reply | More ]
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Laser [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA! Best thing I have ever done and I would totally recommend anyone to do it. [ Reply | More ]
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really? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. :( [ Reply | More ]
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the music that's playing in our apt/car. yes, we're in our 40s and it's totally juvenile. [ Reply | More ]
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His lack of consideration [ Reply | More ]
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We don't actually fight, but we disagree somewhat on child-rearing questions (I'm more free range, he's more protective and also more concerned about DD's diet) and also religion. We have a few things like that on which we agree to disagree. We also don't always like the same people, and he thinks I'm too hard on people/judgmental, but we don't really fight about that either. [ Reply | More ]
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^^He's also really bad at calendar management, which I occasionally find infuriating. He'll say yes to things without checking his calendar and later -- oops, I have a conflict. Or he'll ask me three times when the same event is but never put it into his calendar, which is why he has to keep asking. Annoying. He thinks it's modern to use an electronic calendar even though it's not right at hand, so info doesn't get into it. My paper page-a-day notebook is much more reliable. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree on the paper. It limits [ Reply | More ]
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we put everything into google calendar - each of us can see each others calendar as well as designating a different color for dc's things - takes some getting used to, but really pretty good [ Reply | More ]
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sometimes we fight about parents. [ Reply | More ]
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it's not really a fight but he makes fun of me for having bad social skills / rubbing people the wrong the way / being a bull in a china shop. i have awesome people skills btw and people LOVE me. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate before sleep sex. DH loves it. Sigh. I'm glad this is our biggest issue [ Reply | More ]
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interesting, I hate having sex mid day if it's not right before sleeping. I don't want to get my make up and sweat from the day all over the bed. I want to be all showered and ready for bed first. Why do you hate it? [ Reply | More ]
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this thread is SO making it to MP [ Reply | More ]
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I get drunken rages. poor dh. [ Reply | More ]
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He gets stressed and takes it out on me. I cry. [ Reply | More ]
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instead of crying why don't you slap him the next time he does that. slap him and walk out. be absent for a while. see what happens... [ Reply | More ]
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that sounds healthy. maybe he should seek some therapy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:29 AM Flag
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We don't really fight but we sometimes get irritable with each other about little things like who is doing more work with the kids or around the house. We also have some tension over how he always tries to solve my problem the second I mention it, but I'm training him to understand that I'm just venting and need to go through the emotional part before I can start problem solving. Typical male-female issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:27 AM Flag
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Agree about the solving issues thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:31 AM Flag
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+1. Especially on the 'problem solving v venting'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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chores. He feels I order him around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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Have you tried giving him set chores (trash, dishes, etc) rather than splitting each chore ( ie, both make dinner) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:38 AM Flag
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Chores [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:38 AM Flag
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Housework stuff, management of work/life and childcare/cooking/chores which all fall on me because I have a flexible schedule, my flexible schedule and whether I should work more and make more money with no consideration by him of the fact that we would have to pay people to do all the things I do now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:39 AM Flag
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For me it's the opposite. His job is cleaning the bathroom, and, without realizing how good suggestion would only alleviate his work, suggested we get a cleaner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:40 AM Flag
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Usually his tendency to make his family a priority over my wishes. Doesn't happen often thankfully. Also he can be a bit of a bully when he wants to do something and I don't. I just call him on that and he eventually calms down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:39 AM Flag
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His parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:43 AM Flag
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He obsession with the dishes needing to be clean, but overall being a pig [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:00 AM Flag
[ - ] If you are a WOHM, and have for the most part a desk job, do you listen to music while you work? If so what kind? And what do you do? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:09 AM Flag
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I am an adjudicator for the federal government. I listen to tunein radio app...all kinds of stations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:10 AM Flag
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Mostly desk, no music. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:16 AM Flag
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KUSC with earbuds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:22 AM Flag
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Very very occasionally. Usually stream our local NPR station (headphones). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:23 AM Flag
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I'm a writer/editor so I can only listen to instrumental music or the words get in my head and mess me up. Classical usually. If I'm doing a mindless task, I like to listen to NPR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:28 AM Flag
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WOHM, lawyer, desk job, classical usually but if I am a bit distracted it makes me more so & I turn it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:32 AM Flag
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No. I take about 100 phone calls a day and have a hard time hearing with background noise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Harassment protection orders: I'm sure this varies from state to state and for different cases, but in general, does anybody know if there's a certain time-frame the communications have to happen within to be legally considered harassment? The things I am reading say 3 malicious communications constitute harassment, but I don't know if that means within a day, a week, etc. In my case it's 3 within a week. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:07 AM Flag
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^^from my exH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:07 AM Flag
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I think 3 in a week is harassment. Is he threatening in any way? Is it something he needs to know answer to related to DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:09 AM Flag
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Vaguely threatening, but not threatening to do anything in particular. "Consider this a warning", but not about anything specific. No, nothing he needs answered; these are insults toward me and him being pissed about a legal thing that's going on. He's been doing this for years, I fight it but it gets complicated since I don't want to cut off dcs' limited visitation, but I have had enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:20 AM Flag
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Good luck. It sucks when you have kids with someone abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:32 AM Flag
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Maybe warn him or have a lawyer warn him that you are getting an order if he doesn't desist. So you can keep up DC visitation with him, if that is what you want . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:37 AM Flag
[ - ] This site sucks lately. There are nasty argumentative trolls on here constantly. The challenge every post with ignorant or racist or totally unrelated opinions. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:05 AM Flag
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^* they challenge not the challenge ^* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:06 AM Flag
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It has been pretty bad lately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:08 AM Flag
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I think it's one or two idiots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:10 AM Flag
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ignorant to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:30 AM Flag
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I agree. The only way to counteract this is by having intelligent conversations that the trolls will find boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] what level of attention can a student at hunter high school expect for college counseling? how does that compare to counseling at privates? how bout at SHSs? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.03.16, 12:05 AM Flag
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Hunter limits the number of private colleges kids can apply to. I think the number is 8. That in and of itself bugs me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:09 AM Flag
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np - It's 8 private colleges and unlimited public colleges. But why does that bug you? Kids should be able to narrow down their private choices to, say, 3 reaches, 3 in their wheelhouse and 2 private safeties. They can even apply to 3 reaches and 5 targets if they apply to enough public safeties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:12 AM Flag
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^^The only thing that the policy prevents is one of those students who gets into all 8 Ivies of course! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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We're not there yet, but is it typical for any school to limit the number of applications? Why is it the school's concern how many colleges a student wants to apply to? And why the distinction then between public and private colleges? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:14 AM Flag
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I have no idea whether this is typical. I know that Stuyvesant used to have a similar policy but I don't know if they still do. And I don't know why there is a distinction between private and public colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:28 AM Flag
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^^But I have to say that I prefer this policy over one where a student applied to 20+ colleges. Having this policy made my dc really think about what he wanted in a college and the variations among colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:30 AM Flag
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That policy will go by the wayside as admission rates to TTs continue to fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:29 AM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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that is PLENTY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:59 AM Flag
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Honestly, just hire a private counselor. Your getting a amazing education for free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone ever stayed at one of those "romantic" resorts in the Poconos like they made fun of on Kimmy Schmidt? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:02 AM Flag
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My friend did, with heart shaped tub. can you imagine all the hookups done in those tubs--not for me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:06 AM Flag
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I got engaged at a "romantic" hotel in Niagara Falls, kind of the same concept. Yeah, we used the Jacuzzi. No, I don't have Hep C. But...gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:23 AM Flag
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Yes, in my 20s. We thought it was campy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 12:28 AM Flag
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