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[ - ] Which TT schools have most innovative school programs? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:43 AM Flag
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Dalton and Nightingale and Collegiate I would say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:47 AM Flag
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nightingale is very traditional [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Beyoncé needs to retire the black leotards. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:38 AM Flag
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Just put some pants on already! Or a skirt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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Ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:46 AM Flag
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Thats her thing though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:46 AM Flag
[ - ] A nice mom posted links to business that donate for school auctions. I forgot to watch it! Anyone have that link? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:35 AM Flag
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YES!! Thank you, kind stranger!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:43 AM Flag
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Sure good luck. I had very limited luck with national companies though, local is best bet. Micro kick scooters has a weekly raffle that's worth entering. Google " micro kick scooters for schools" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:44 AM Flag
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np this list sucks. Just do a google search [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:45 AM Flag
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Or. Agree actually but I knew that's what op was asking for (I didn't post it before). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:47 AM Flag
[ - ] I live in Denver. Tomorrow will be a shot show. But.... WOOOOO HOOOO! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:33 AM Flag
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Lots of domestic violence in Charlotte right about now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:36 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYD, DS did not get a spot at Hunter, went to R2, got a 150 on SB test. He took the G&T test as well. We applied for a spot at a Catholic school, but if we get in we have to give downpayment/decision before we find out G&T score. Would you take the spot a Catholic school or pass and bet on G&T? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:32 AM Flag
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Is your zoned school unacceptable? I'd risk losing the down payment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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Zoned is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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Well if you prefer catholic over zoned I'd still risk losing the deposit. Consider it a donation in exchange for the next 6 years free at GT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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It depends. Would you take any g&t spots (Citywide and district)? Also where do you live and what scores did kids need to have in your district last year to obtain a spot? Finally, what's your zoned school and is it an acceptable option? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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I saw you answered above. I'd chance the g&t then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:38 AM Flag
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I am in D2, zoned school is PS 340 (the new school on 17th and 6th) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:39 AM Flag
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Why did you apply to catholic school? Do you want a catholic education for your DC or was it a "backup"? Seems to me that your zoned public is a good option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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Both, in some ways we want catholic for religious regions/community, but academics are #1 priority and I do not think the catholic school's academics are better than zoned public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:45 AM Flag
[ - ] I don't drink but Helen Mirren is a buzz kill. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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I think that was the intention [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:32 AM Flag
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+1 perfect timing. Uber should have taken the next commercial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:33 AM Flag
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ha, good idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:35 AM Flag
[ - ] WL and rejected for K families. We left the city when DD was in preschool bc we could see that w zero connection and onky $ for tuition our very smart DD won't get in. Well fast forward to MS entry. DD got in everywhere bc she had straight As, 9 avg in the ISEE. So don't lose hope. Plus the TTs are not better in elem. the payoff is starting in 5th grade. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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So you are back in the city now? Where did DD got to school up until now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:28 AM Flag
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np: we are also interested. ty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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I actually believe in the benefit of a progressive early education so I would disagree with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:28 AM Flag
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Where is she going? Brearley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
[ - ] My DS was WL from Dalton. Collegiate. Trinity. You guys think it's possible one of them move? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.08.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:26 AM Flag
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Do you have any accepts? If so your PSD may not work for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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Of course. Last year a kid from our pre-k got off the Collegiate wl. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:44 AM Flag
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OP here. Yea have two acceptances in good programs but if you're paying this money why not push for best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:33 AM Flag
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I think Dalton is hardest given we heard there were no legacy or sibling boys accepted this year. Maybe trinity or collegiate but will be hard. What I don't know is how deep those wl's are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:49 AM Flag
[ - ] Today i hosted DDs good friend (11), whose mom told me she cannot have: soy, gluten, dairy, artificial colors, or sugar. Was a challenge to feed her, but we made it though(!) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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More like mom doesn't want her to have those things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:26 AM Flag
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do u live downtown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:27 AM Flag
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Baked salmon, steaks, roast mushroom, avocado and tomato salads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:30 AM Flag
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As someone who's child has multiple severe allergies, I appreciate when parents try to help. Thank you. My dc's life-threatening allergies are milk, egg, nuts and peanuts. He usually carries all his own foods and will read a label but he enjoys when a mom will cook a hamburger for him and make a baked potato. It allows him to have a normal life with friends and sleepovers etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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That's not hard. Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Fruits, Rice. Lots of options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:47 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the pros/cons of Andersen vs NEST? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:19 AM Flag
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No HS at Anderson [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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Location [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:21 AM Flag
[ - ] What Ivys do TT schools consider TT? Does it matter which Ivy, i.e. Harvard or Brown, or just has to be an ivy? Is brown alternative ivy? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:17 AM Flag
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HYP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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what's hyp? not up on the acronyms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:30 AM Flag
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It's very subjective and depends on majors, but generally the ivys+MIT+Stanford are considered TT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:24 AM Flag
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ITA. Students interested in STEM will prefer MIT over Yale for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:25 AM Flag
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Trending up: Cornell. Trending down: Dartmouth. Hard core TT will always be HYP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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what's HYP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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+1. Cornell and Columbia trending up (Columbia on par with HYP? So to be HYC instead?) Down: Dartmouth and Princeton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:43 AM Flag
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Ivies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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The top ten, 8 Ivies plus MIT and Stanford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
[ - ] I started my new job 3 months ago, and I already hooking up with 2 guys there. How did this happen? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:09 AM Flag
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You're a ho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:11 AM Flag
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A happy one though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:11 AM Flag
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Hos are awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:15 AM Flag
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Are you married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:16 AM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:17 AM Flag
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How many years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:22 AM Flag
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10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:25 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:26 AM Flag
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What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:22 AM Flag
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I'm not going to out myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:25 AM Flag
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Curious. How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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30ish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:35 AM Flag
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23 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:35 AM Flag
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OP: That wasn't me. ^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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So a late 7 year itch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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How many many guys have you slept with since you were married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:41 AM Flag
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57 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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Give or take [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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OP: Besides DH, just these two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:47 AM Flag
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ESL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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Nope. Just shitty keyboard on my phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:26 AM Flag
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that is awesome, what company? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:28 AM Flag
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Hi Ho, it's off to work you go!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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It makes going to work a lot more enjoyable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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Do you worry about DH finding out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:32 AM Flag
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I do, but I don't think he'd actually leave me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:35 AM Flag
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Where do you work? Car rental company ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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OP: Ha! Hardly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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Cause you're Klassy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:38 AM Flag
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OP: Because I have a PhD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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In what? Humping randos? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:41 AM Flag
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If you had a real job- you'd know not to constantly shit where you eat. Now clean up the beer bottles in your trailer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:40 AM Flag
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OP: Funny. You'd be surprised how rampant affairs are where I work. I'm in DC, so I'm around a bunch of sleazy congressmen all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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Are you PhD like think tank PhD or PhD like academia researcher Phd or a MD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:45 AM Flag
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OP: I have worked in academia as a researcher. Now, I'm working for the federal government. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:48 AM Flag
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General Topics 02.08.16, 03:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Ahhh. time is passing... My 8 year old DD, not particularly precocious, has a boy she likes and this year, instead of focusing on her BFFs for Valentines, as in past years, she made a gift for this lucky boy. The boy himself has no clue of what's going on. Nor does my DD know what it means to like a boy. I guess she's feeling all a-flutter when she sees him and that's pretty much it. she barely talks about him and she doesn't seem too concern that when her appreciation is revealed, he might not reciprocate her feelings. For the moment, she's still at the stage where she believes we will live in the same house as a family forever, so I'm not overly concerned. Kind of cute though. And in proper UB style, I hope this boy is from a TT family :-) 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:05 AM Flag
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TT family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:08 AM Flag
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top tier family. I can hardly expect the boy in second grade to be himself TT, but he should be from good stock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:16 AM Flag
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This is a joke? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:17 AM Flag
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yes. It is a joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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My DD did something similar in 3rd grade (she was also 8). She was new to the school and a boy in her class was particularly nice to her. She made him a special valentine and mailed it to him. I thought it was cute. She's now 14 and hasn't been interested in any boys since! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:08 AM Flag
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that's more like it! Thanks for sharing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:25 AM Flag
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You sound like a weirdo. You better shut this down before DD is a teen mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:18 AM Flag
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A weirdo? No, not really. an off-kilter sense of humor, probably. But pretty normal otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone here have a child with a food allergy? Tonight, my nearly 5-year-old DS was eating baklava (with pistachios) with us and within a few minutes of finishing it said, "My throat doesn't feel good.." He broke out in a welty rash around his mouth and his lips were slightly swollen. His pediatrician talked me through it on the phone and has told me to watch him very carefully for the next 24 hours. He was totally fine after about an hour. He has had pistachios, peanuts, and other nuts before without an issue. I'm going to schedule an appt with an allergist ASAP, but it's pretty safe to say he's now "that kid" that everyone on UB hates, right? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:04 AM Flag
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It's never fun to deal with food allergies, but outside of UB you will find many understanding people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:06 AM Flag
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OP: I'm hoping so. It just seems so late for him to develop this. I know it can happen at any age, so I don't know why I'm saying that, but it seems like all my friends who have kids with food allergies are around 2 when they're diagnosed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:10 AM Flag
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I don't hate "that kid" I try to accommodate that kid. Just don't be obnoxious about it. Provide food for your own kid when possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:06 AM Flag
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My dc has life-threatening food allergies (milk egg nuts and peanuts). I'd suspect the nuts naturally. You'll need an epipen and benadryl. Watch him carefully tonight--a second phase can actually happen. There are hundreds, thousands of kids with food allergies. Be informed, read all ingredient labels and watch for cross contamination at bakeries and such. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:07 AM Flag
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nobody hates "that kid", it's really how the parents handle it. I'm glad this was well handled by all. there might be something else in the baklava that he reacted to. or something he ate immediately prior. Who knows until the allergist looks into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:07 AM Flag
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My child has had allergic reactions like that. We keep Benadryl handy and have an epi pen just in case. NBD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:09 AM Flag
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Does your child have a nut allergy then?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:09 AM Flag
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Yes. Can't eat the nut, but can eat foods processed in factories that also process them. Obviously, there are much more severe cases. You need to do allergy testing to determine the actual culprit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:13 AM Flag
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I am sorry, but what did you mean "that kid" everyone on UB hates? I am glad your son is ok though. Must be scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:10 AM Flag
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OP: Everyone here always talks about how kids with peanut allergies shouldn't fly on planes and inconvenience the rest of society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:11 AM Flag
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There is a widespread theory that there are a lot of male law students (without children) trolling this board and pretending to be moms and I think they are behind these kinds of comments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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Has he eaten baklava before with no problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:13 AM Flag
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OP: Never baklava, but he's had peanut butter, cashews, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:14 AM Flag
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Nut allergies could become incrementally more severe each time the person is exposed. Could it be possible that he had only mild reaction before and you did not notice it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:22 AM Flag
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OP: I really don't think so. He's super fair-skinned, so any rash would have been noticeable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:27 AM Flag
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People don't always have skin reaction with nut allergies. The airway can be tightened, heartbeat increased, blood pressure drop, etc.. Anaphylaxis is unpredictable, a mild allergic reaction one time can be life-threatening or severe the next. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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I know it may be totally different but I am allergic to penicillin and I had taken it probably over a dozen times with no issues and all the sudden had my first reaction at 26. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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I think baklava sometimes have fig... I had a reaction after figs, which I had never had before. I was 35. It may have been the figs in the baklava. Did the baklava have figs? Do the allergy testing though to see what they say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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Some people react to a specific nut. I know adults very allergic to walnuts. Another to just almonds. It's hard bc nuts are often packed by same factories so cross contamination is very real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:41 AM Flag
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Sorry, that must have been terrifying. Anyone who has an issue with your kid is a jerk. I don't know if it helps, but from what I've heard there is a range. I hope his allergies are more manageable. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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baklava is disgusting. just don't give him that gross stuff again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:39 AM Flag
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How helpful and stupid. Go back to eating your Oreos, will you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:47 AM Flag
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My kid is allergic to only one kind of nut and the reaction you describe is exactly what he experiences. I've see people rolling their eyes when I mention he's allergic to it and I think unless their child is allergic too, they don't get it. Now he takes a "nibble" if he isn't sure but he can immediately tell if the nut is in the food. Teach your DC to read labels and don't rely on others who either don't care or don't believe it's a real thing. Btw my DC knows the name of the nut in many languages ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 03:45 AM Flag
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My 2 dds have food allergies. Does your ds have any random nausea? That would be another symptom. Sorry this happened. It's not so bad once you get used to it all. The vast majority of people I interact with about it are kind and thoughtful. Also there are treatments like OIT and SLIT. And nut allergies are way easier than egg or milk because nuts aren't in as much and are usually clearly labeled. And anytime you feel stressed just look at him and remind yourself he is totally healthy (as long as he's not having a reaction of course). [ Reply | More ]
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