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[ - ] What age did your DS grow out of toilet humor. Teacher says 8 YO DC is always laughing at and making fart jokes, silly stuff. HOW DO I STOP THIS. He is annoying at home when he does it, and I can tell he is annoying the $!@* out of the teacher at school. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:48 PM Flag
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Send Howie Mandel a letter. He'll work with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:50 PM Flag
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Don't try to stop it completely, just teach him that those joke are only appropriate in certain settings; ie when he's with his friends. That way he will still have an outlet for his hilarious bathroom humor and you or the teacher won't have to hear it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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It's a boy thing, then they grow up and don't stop. I remember DS' third grade teacher, who put "Captain Underpants" in the book corner and then complained loud and long that DS kept laughing when he read them. [ Reply | More ]
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Some boys take a long time to outgrow. My 8th grader still finds some of that funny be he’s also the class clown a little. I think it gets a little better when they start liking girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:06 PM Flag
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Or in the case of my 16 year old....you find a girl who laughs at the same jokes you do! Seriously, though..the worst of the gross out humor was gone by early middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:20 PM Flag
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Ahhh. Enjoy it. He's only 8. Let him be a boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:25 PM Flag
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My dh is over 50 and still cracks himself up over things like the last name "Lipshitz." If you lip shits, then my mouth bleeds ...will crack him up for about 10 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If your DC had a hobby/passion that is very time consuming, would you force them to cut down on it to improve grades? DH wants DC to cut down, but I think you’re only young once, you have to enjoy your life too. DC is in gifted program, toughest school in our state, does well but has a few Bs. MS admissions is already over and we got the school we wanted. She is among the top 3 kids in class. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:42 PM Flag
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My ds gave up dance and most theater in HS as classes became tougher and tougher. But they chose to on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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What grade? What grades? How much time? What type of activity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:46 PM Flag
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I think keep doing the hobby to the max in MS. Then once you get to HS, that's when grades really matter. So take a fresh look then. [ Reply | More ]
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I also have a MS DC. I always put academics first, and so does DC (she will sometimes ask to skip practice if too much homework). Coach sometimes complains, but I don't care. Think you need to figure out a balance that works for your kid/family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:11 PM Flag
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we didn't, DC now in high school, very good grades but imagine they could be better if cut down on activity. However, activity is her passion,makes her reach for goals, keeps her happy and occupied and she has never been a problem in any way. Reasonable trade off to us. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone try Sakara? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I hate going out to eat because I feel like it's a waste of money. Anyone else? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:39 PM Flag
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You could found a new app, where strangers cook for one another - keep it to all women for safety. Include background checks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:41 PM Flag
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Wow not a bad idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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Liability. Omg. [ Reply | More ]
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No moreso than care.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:53 PM Flag
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or ashley madison [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:53 PM Flag
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This existed and went under. there were many apps a few years ago, they all faded. One had chefs coming over and cooking ... [ Reply | More ]
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that's too expensive, this is more like meetup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:46 PM Flag
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Nope. Love restaurants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Meh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:58 PM Flag
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I agree. I don't mind going out for a drink and appetizer, or buying donuts for the kids on Sundays while we get a coffee, but never a full meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Or take away pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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clearly you have not been to restaurants like Blue Hill at stone barnes....I ate a piece of lettuce there that was like the crack of lettuce...I actually called the waiter over and demanded to know where the lettuce came from and that was just the lettuce! I think you are not eating at the right places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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you are funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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Stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:58 PM Flag
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Agree. And when you read about restaurants and what they do in the kitchens and how they cheap out on quality ingredients it’s a big turnoff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:57 PM Flag
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I feel the same. I’m a pretty good cook, and I like to do it. I really only go to restaurants that specialize in cuisines that I don’t cook well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:01 PM Flag
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Yeah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:36 PM Flag
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I feel the same way about places like Starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:02 PM Flag
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I feel the same when I see people drinking overpriced coffee or juices, eating overpriced salads, or wearing hundred-dollar hoodies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:10 PM Flag
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Yes! And I grew up in a family that loves to eat out. Hundreds of dollars on dinner that's gone in a hour. Prefer to eat out for lunch when cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:13 PM Flag
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Even when I go to low key places, $70+ for my family. Just not a thing we can do often [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:24 PM Flag
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I enjoy going out to eat. Not sure if it’s because I dislike cooking or if it’s the crave, choice, social aspect of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Do Kindergarten placements and g&t scores come out around the same time? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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they did not in 2006 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:07 PM Flag
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no, g+t scores in april, then you rank. placements for all out in early june I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:14 PM Flag
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K letters come first. Enroll at your zoned school and change after you get your g&t placement- remember, even with a score you may not get a seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:22 PM Flag
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> unless you are asking if a g&t placement comes at the same time as the scores. In that case, no. After you get the score you rank the schools you want and accept the offer. Then you get the placement in June. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:23 PM Flag
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Never [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a bit out of the loop, but wouldn't Awkwafina and Jimmy O Yang make a good couple? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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She cracks me up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:48 PM Flag
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Both are funny and can rap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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She was very funny when she guest hosted SNL. [ Reply | More ]
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I loved her on there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:02 PM Flag
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Love her. She went to LaGuardia for hs! I loved how she was nervous at the Academy Awards. She seems like a sweet person. And funny! [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't she gay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I have one 6 year old DB. 48 inches tall, and 50Lb. I am going to JetBlue to JFK from NYC. Family of 3 each has a carry on and roll-on suitcase. We are not checking anything. I am planning to hold a booster seat, Its the typical square seat part only, Graco. Will gate make me check it, I was thinking of just bringing a large shopping bag and holding that in my hand with the booster in it. 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:14 PM Flag
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This sounds like an LSAT question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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You likely won't be able to use a booster seat on the plane if it's not FCC approved. They may ask you to check it in case they feel you'll use it on the plane vs. just having it as luggage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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no, not using it in the seats ...so maybe better to put it in a bag ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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Yes, in case they don't believe you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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That's a really cool solution, OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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I'm asking opinions, if you think a shopping bag might squeak through if I already have a tote bag on my shoulder, and a roll-on suitcase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:29 PM Flag
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If it won't fit in any of the roll-ons or carry-ons, they may not even let you bring it through security. It would be a third item. I once went through security with my purse out of my carry-on, and they made me prove it would fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:21 PM Flag
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hmmm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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To JFK from NYC? Short flight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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I wish people would check their luggage instead of dragging their massive roll-on suitcases on board and taking up all the overhead space. It's selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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No its not. Planes lose luggage frequently and it can ruin your whole trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:57 PM Flag
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I wish people would check their luggage instead of dragging their massive roll-on suitcases on board and taking up all the overhead space. It's selfish. [ Reply | More ]
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I wish airlines wouldn't charge extra for checked baggage. It's selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:15 PM Flag
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I don't work for the airlines. I am a fellow passenger. Your attitude is what's wrong with our community and society as a whole now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:29 PM Flag
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I wish people would check their luggage instead of dragging their massive roll-on suitcases on board and taking up all the overhead space. It's selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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Don’t charge me for a checked bag, don’t lose my bag and I will check it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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OP. we have 21 inch suitcases. They fit in the overhead. If Airlne hadn't lost TWO of my suitcases on my honeymoon perhaps I would check [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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Do your suitcases all fit in the overhead above your seats? Because it's obnoxious when you cram it above someone else's seat, causing them to have to walk up and down the aisle looking for space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:56 PM Flag
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Can't. Three tickets - three carryon plus three personal items. You can gate check a stroller though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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Use Uber with Car seat and leave booster at home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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Car seat/booster checks for free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:35 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:24 PM Flag
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get a bubblebum inflatable booster seat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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You really don't need the car seat. But of you insist, they usually gate-check them gratis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:38 PM Flag
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It's not that she needs the car seat on the plane. She wants to get away with carrying everything on, rather than checking a suitcase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:40 PM Flag
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if you are going to visit family, just buy a cheap booster on amazon and ship it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:40 PM Flag
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check it in the jet way- like a stroller. I think I did it once. [ Reply | More ]
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You should be able to put it in the overhead compartment but occasionally I’ve had to gate check. I have not tried to conceal it in a bag though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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Why can't you just check one of your suitcases? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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Or the car seat. If they will loose your car seat they will loan you another one at airport. BTW it checks for free [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:26 PM Flag
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We had the same problem until we saw friends with this and got one ourselves: https://www.amazon.com/BubbleBum-Backless-Inflatable-Booster-Black/dp/B00AQYZCXK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:58 PM Flag
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OMG! Seriously just stop you inpatient people. You can wait at baggage claim for 10 minutes...it will not kill you I assure you. Stop making the rest of us stand in a claustrophobic plane that landed as you try and throw your back out while you hoist down over packed suitcases from the overhead bin! Please! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:03 PM Flag
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whats your f-ing issue ? each person is allowed one 21 inch, and one tote. tote goes under seat in front. luggage goes overhead. If you dont like it, fly business class so you can get in first ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:08 PM Flag
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Just check your things. Really I do checking every time even to Europe and everything is right there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Rejected from GW which was a possible target school. This is going to be a tough week! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:08 PM Flag
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Not necessarily...I'm seeing kids get into schools that were reaches and rejected or WL'd at schools that were targets. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:13 PM Flag
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np. Which schools? RD, ED? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:16 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:29 PM Flag
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My kid dosen't have a prayer with all these 4.0s and great ACTs! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:33 PM Flag
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Aww I'm sorry. We were just talking to college counselor about GW and he was saying how much more difficult it has become to get in. Would you be open to sharing your dc's gpa etc? [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. I actually cant deal with the opinions on the GPA and test scores. [ Reply | More ]
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gotcha and I totally get it. Hope your dc has something fun this week to help deal with all the intensity... [ Reply | More ]
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Yea she is off of school, so going to try and do some fun things around the city. [ Reply | More ]
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My nephew went there and he is honestly not that smart at all. [ Reply | More ]
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and his aunt is a bitch. NP [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Heh [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DD,10, and her friends are obsessed with a Chinese-Australian Youtube star named Wengi. What do we think of her? I will say off the bat I know she's no Olivia Jade. But I guess the Olivia Jade thing has me concerned about whether more benign Youtube influencers could be a gateway to people like her. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Who cares about Olivia Jade. She's just some kid. There's no content in her account that's crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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this is naive. She is utterly materialistic and obsessed with her looks. I don't want my kid 'following' that. [ Reply | More ]
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Garbage in Garbage out. And stop worrying about what 10yo's think. [ Reply | More ]
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"she's no olivia jade." lollllllllllll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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Complete garbage! My DD is also 10. She was into wenji for couple of months. Now kids her age have moved on to tic tok (create their own videos). [ Reply | More ]
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I had to look her up because I've not heard about her. DD, 12, apparently hasn't either. DD was into James Charles for a while, but it was a phase. Also agree with first OR: who cares about Olivia Jade? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My niece just turned 4 in February and still has a major sharing problem. Is this normal? My mother is constantly talking about how terrible she is, thinks she has some sort of problem. She's not nice to other kids. I'm thinking normal for that age? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Normal but can learn better. [ Reply | More ]
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You think your mother talking that way about your 4 year old niece will help? Will just completely ruin her relationship with her grandchild. [ Reply | More ]
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OP - No, I don't. Not much I can do about it. I constantly say "I think that's normal for her age." [ Reply | More ]
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np - Parent talking trash to one of their kids about one of their other children's kid... how familiar, how destructive in the long run. I would tell your mom in very clear terms that you do not wish to discuss your siblings' kids / parenting choices. The best gift a grandparent can give to their children and grandchildren is kindness and a non-judgemental attitude. If your mom cannot do that (and it is very hard not to), you should clearly disengage and nip in the bud any conversation going in that direction. [ Reply | More ]
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It’s not. My daughter just turned 5. Seems like the kid needs behavioral therapy. [ Reply | More ]
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4 is a little old to have a major sharing problem. Most kids outgrow this within a year or so after they turn 2. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I just had a post up about SHS and the Discovery Program. It disappeared! What happened? I don't think it was offensive in any way. I'm a big supporter of increasing diversity in the SHS! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nasty commentator hijacked you. [ Reply | More ]
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yep. I had just replied to the nasty commentator about how my Af-Am dc (who got into first choice SHSAT) was turning it down because we didn't want dc at school with nasty racist poster's kids. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I didn't see the nasty commentator's post. Interesting. The moderators are very quick today! [ Reply | More ]
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np: I'm sorry there are disgusting people out there in the world. Your kids are beautiful and welcome and deserving as any other child. [ Reply | More ]
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Why does the moderator remove the whole thread because of one commenter? Doesn't the moderator ordinarily just delete the commenter's post? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At what age and/or weight/height did you allow DC to ride in the front seat of the car? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We are nyers so do t own a car. I googled guidelines and followed that once dc started asking. Always safer in back btw [ Reply | More ]
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13yo but only if there's no option [ Reply | More ]
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13 [ Reply | More ]
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12 [ Reply | More ]
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Around 11 or 12, but my dc likes the backseat. I'm good with that. The front passenger side seat is the deadliest seat in a car if you're in an accident!!! [ Reply | More ]
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DD is 12 and 5'5 so she can sit in the front but still sits in the back. [ Reply | More ]
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Once over 5'2' (was 11). But we are almost never in a car, and when we are she is usually in back. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on height. An airbag is more dangerous for a 4'5" 15 yr old than a 5'2" 11 year old. [ Reply | More ]
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I read somewhere that a person should be at least 90 lbs and at least 5 feet tall, or they could get injured by the airbag. [ Reply | More ]
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Also should be past puberty because the bones are better formed and less likely to break. [ Reply | More ]
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Once a week, I carpool five kids from my 9 yo DS's hockey team. DS has to sit in the front passenger seat. We only go a few miles in our suburban town. I don't like it but at least he had a seat belt on. [ Reply | More ]
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Why don't you put the tallest one in the front seat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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She is putting her child in the least safe position. This is what I do as well. Most parents have their 9 yr olds still riding in the back. I would be annoyed if someone had my 9 yr old in the front seat, even if I put him there when I have to. [ Reply | More ]
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9. But he was 5 feet tall. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] you know what the sad part is? kids don't really envision going to their safety school bc everyone is so hopeful at the beginning of the process. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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well is sad if your kid has 97 average and high 4's and got into 7th choice. [ Reply | More ]
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Guess they (or you) chose poorly. such is life. The kid will be fine. It is only high school. [ Reply | More ]
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what does it mean chose poorly, with those stats you can apply to any school [ Reply | More ]
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No, you can't. Priority matters a lot. Post your list and where you live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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It’s fake [ Reply | More ]
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Dick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:15 PM Flag
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Truth. Get a real problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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So don’t get upset about anything . [ Reply | More ]
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It makes no sense. How did you rank? This will be me next year and I'm worried. We are not going for specialized. [ Reply | More ]
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why are you not doing specialized? [ Reply | More ]
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She won't because she's that troll from yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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Yeah. Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:05 PM Flag
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How many absences and latenesses? What District? If you are in Districf 3 and you choose schools that take District 2 kids first then you will fail. Same if you choose Beacon. What was your list? Which school did DC end up in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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o absences/lateness, district 2. going to SHS. call me fake/troll all you want. I'm not and btw I am not the only one saying this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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NP: I believe you. This seems to be a trend in D2. How did you rank? [ Reply | More ]
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Not buying this. Tell us your list. What was your 7th choice? [ Reply | More ]
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What middle school are you coming from? [ Reply | More ]
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Notice how she won't post her list. Clear troll from yesterday and the day before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:23 PM Flag
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Yep. Totally fake. [ Reply | More ]
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why will you fail if u choose beacon? [ Reply | More ]
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You are lying [ Reply | More ]
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I'm more sad about that foster kid who was killed by her foster parents in PA. [ Reply | More ]
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This isn't a competition. Don't be an ass. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not competing. Just have a different level of sadness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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next year everyone is going to need 103 to get into their 5th choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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4 years ago an 87 average and low 3s got DC lab. District 2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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not this year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:22 PM Flag
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I know! How has it changed so drastically? Must be grade inflation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:08 PM Flag
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Yes. But I do know students who ONLY apply to their state schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:53 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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We are talking about high schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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Obviously I read op as college. Shoot me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Grow the fuck up!! Going to your safety is NOT a tragedy! Death and disease is a tragedy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:09 PM Flag
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you sound like a lovely human. Have a beautiful day :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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You too [ Reply | More ]
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else’s Dcs get a much lower shsat score than expected based on their practice scores? Dc scored 80-100 lower than multiple practice tests. Wondering if that’s common. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:49 PM Flag
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Mine was the opposite. She took many practice tests over the summer -- always scored between 570-600. So we didn't do much prep. Then at the real test, she scored much higher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:53 PM Flag
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Interesting. What brand of practice tests? Did dc do them timed? Does dc have test anxiety? Was dc feeling ill or hungry on test day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:54 PM Flag
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fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:59 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:59 PM Flag
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Always timed. We used multiple brands. Scored 610 on the test they gave them in school which I assume was an official practice test. The actual score was 515. Totally unexpected. Wasn’t I’ll or overly nervous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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Which school gives practice SHSATs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:02 PM Flag
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They got a book from school at the end of the 7th grade with a full length test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:03 PM Flag
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Yes, every school distributes that book, but I've never heard of a school taking time out of the day to give the practice test. How do they do that? They just cancel 4 periods and say everyone has to do this practice test? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:06 PM Flag
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Our school offers shsat prep course after school hours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:11 PM Flag
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NP What school is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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Nest does an after school prep class. It's run by Bee Tutored. It's not free but at a discounted rate. Starts in spring of 7th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:35 PM Flag
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When my chikd attended Wagner they did a GREAT job preparing kids. Had mock SHSAT (not during school day) and mock interviews. Portfolio and music audition help too. Also numerous seminars on process for parents and kids with outside people coming to school (again after hours). Top notch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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All free [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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That's amazing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:52 PM Flag
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Yes. I dont know if they still do it or not. But that did it when we were there. PTA funded [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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The "book" is a DOE publication on SHS. There is NO translation of number wrong/how it correlates to a curved score. So I have no idea how on earth you seem to "know" how dc did on the practice vs the real thing. This is made up stuff. The correlation I mean - made up out of whole cloth. THAT is why dc did not do as practice indicated. The scores are curved, period. Against each other. So you can never get a true representative score on the practice. You have no idea how everyone else will fare, and how dc will perform measured against them. Your mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:20 PM Flag
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btw was the opposite for my dc. I knew the 'score' on practice from grf 2 month course was bogus though dc kept saying "I'll get in here or there because I got X and the cut off was Y" and I would say: pay no mind for all the reasons listed above. And lo and behold dc did far better on real thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:21 PM Flag
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Op. This makes sense, thanks. My mistake was to assume the score and calculate it based on the number of correct answers. Ds consistently scored above 90% with almost perfect mah score so it made me believe he was well prepared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:28 PM Flag
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OR: I am sorry that happened. Yes, there really was no way to know. I think when prep courses like the one we did offer a 'score' it is meant as a general indicator but yes, from what I've understood it is a complete curve based against each other/normed to all the test takers that year. I hope your dc will be happy were they go and remember: perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:17 PM Flag
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It was probably due to stress and nerves. Some kids are more focused and do better under pressure, while others freeze a bit and freak out. Same thing with adults! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:58 PM Flag
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My DS did a little worse, but not much -- but his practice tests also had a fair amount of skew (516 to 550), he wound up with 510. He thought the test was harder than his practice tests, though? Most of his friends did worse than they did on practice tests, I think, just a question of how much worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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This was a year ago, but mine scored about 60 pts lower. My other kid scored almost exactly what he got on the practice tests 7 years ago, but the test was more of a known quantity and wasn't being tweaked every year so the practice tests were more representative than the ones kids are using to prep now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:09 PM Flag
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My dc has two friends who bombed the SHSAT. They both did some prep for it and were quite sure they could get into Tech and probably BxSci when they walked into the test. Both knew they did poorly (crying after the test, etc.) so it was no surprise. Dc thinks they just freaked out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] DH made me very unhappy due to his alcoholism which affected so much else in life for over 25 yrs. He finally quit 3 months ago. Lost weight, got fit (replaced nightly drinking with exercise), got a better job, stoppped drinking gallons of caffeine ( prob needed for hangovers), and stopped all of his excessive spending. He stopped alcohol after an especially egregious binge. His dr told him he has heart disease and hi BP. He never took anything seriously but now he’s 60. I just retired from my high paying career. My take home pay was 20k a month, his is 7k a month. Now he’s miserable but I think he needs to suck it up. He was the stay home parent until 4 yrs ago. I’m glad he gets to feel the pressure and worries about job stability while being the sole provider as I was for so many years. I know it’s not healthy to be unsympathetic but I feel he deserves to work hard since he had it so easy.. lived in shorts, playing guitar, skiing, singing in a band, gourmet cooking, taking courses, golfing, camping, etc. Hired sitters to deal with kids when they were little. I don’t have any peer group to share my experience with. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:47 PM Flag
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3 months sober is a pretty short period of time for readjusting from an addiction like alcohol. He's going to have some extreme ups and downs for the next few years. It's good to hear that he's back on track but I would give him some time to readjust, despite your frustrations right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:51 PM Flag
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You’re right. I’m going to alanon family support group to deal with my resentments. I have zero sympathy for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:53 PM Flag
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That's good to hear. Good luck, because it's a hard road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:54 PM Flag
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I’m glad you are going to alanon. It is a good program that works. Your feelings of resentment and anger are normal... be on your own side and develop strageties to acknowledge and manage them so they don’t consume you. Seek therapy if you can. Sending you lots of love. Living closely with an addict is really really REALLY hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:07 PM Flag
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Pp- also, I hope he is working a program. Self-awareness and sincere amends are very powerful healers. You’re in the weeds right now, and the devil that you have known for all these years is more familiar to you than this new person. Be gentle with yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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OP, I think you have let this man bulldoze your life, and I wonder if your identity as his savior is how you validate your choices. I truly cannot see how staying with a man like this is healthy for you or your children on any level. I suspect this man has mental issues that you can’t fix, having gone from such swings of depressive behavior to agitated and impulsive. I think you are clearly quite competent, bright and have much to offer. And I think it’s time for you to get out. Take that hard earned money and go take care of yourself, for maybe the first time in 25 years. Tough advice I know but listen to it. It’s objective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:54 PM Flag
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Worst advice ever. This woman has weathered a 25 year storm with a man who just recently started improving herself. She raised her kids to adulthood, probably successfully. He underearns her. Now you're telling her to start over at 60 after retiring and lose half her hard-won financial security to which he is entitled? Idiocy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:12 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:04 PM Flag
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I love how the shrews of UB are always there to tell someone their brave and sensible choices were wrong, and to destroy their own stability to conform to a strangers judgement of what they should be and do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:14 PM Flag
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Jesus Christ he sounds high maintenance. I don't agree with the above poster but I do think that you need a break from this guy. Why not take a trip around the world without him? You have the time and the money. Do for yourself for a change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:14 PM Flag
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He needs to step it up! He better stop complaining ASAP. How was he even able to get a job?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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Al anon is helpful. I lived w my husband being an alcoholic for 10 years before he quit. I’m still resentful about certain things. You probably are also suffering from some level of PTSD. Maybe a shrink would be helpful. At some point, for your own health, you should try to find a way to forgive him, otherwise it will eat you up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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I am sorry. Please don't let the "bulldoze your life" poster above make you think that any of this is your fault. I am in a similar situation but younger and further from retirement. You did the best you could and deserve to chart your own course (either with or without him) from here. My plan is to keep doing what I think is best for me and my kids and DH can come along for the ride or not. Please try to enjoy your life and don't let him drag you down! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:00 PM Flag
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Please go to a marriage therapist. I know that it "feels good" to see him suffer after what you tolerated but everyone needs to be pulling together if you want to make it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 04:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Got a new offer and planning to resign. I wanted to take a week off between jobs. How does medical insurance coverage work when you resign? Is it over the day you resign or you are covered till the end of the month? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:46 PM Flag
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If you work just the first week of the month,old job provides insurance till end of that month. Check to be sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:50 PM Flag
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Op. Thank you. How do I check? I did not submit resignation letter yet and no one knows. Just trying to figure out my last day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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Ask HR, without saying you are quitting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:54 PM Flag
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Not sure about that. For NYC gov it ends your last paid day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:02 PM Flag
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It’s almost always until the end of the month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:55 PM Flag
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agree with above- it is usually to the end of the month and COBRA can be applied retroactively for up to 60 days - I have actually gone without insurance for a couple of week period knowing that I could go back and use COBRA if something happened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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Do you have to pay for it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:02 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:13 PM Flag
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I did the same during maternity leave. Went w/out insurance for two months - I had time after I went back to work to purchase cobra retroactively. Since actual costs were about $600 (ped vax) and cobra was $1200 per month, I never bought it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Lawyer moms, please help! I hired a real estate attorney to handle a purchase of a condo, which admittedly was not your straightforward transaction and there was some negotiations involved. This attorney from the get go was rude, and didn’t sound professional, but stuck with him since he was recommended. He has wrote unnecessary emails - sometimes writing the same things and hasn’t help with advice or experise to the questions I’ve had. I ended up finally letting him go when he was unresponsive and failed to relay information to me, which hurt negotiations and forced me to rush a deadline. He has since sent a ridiculous bill, and wonderingly what my options are here, since he was such a crappy attorney. Thanks for any wise words. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:42 PM Flag
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can I ask what the bill was? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:46 PM Flag
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I can tell you if you tell me what the bill was [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:48 PM Flag
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Op. The amount? 3k retainer and a bill for $1800 on top of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 02:57 PM Flag
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I never heard of a real estate to have a retainer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:00 PM Flag
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that's ridiculous. who ever recommended this attorney should pay the bill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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no, not normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:01 PM Flag
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Op. So do I just not pay? This is causing me added stress on an already stressed out life! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:03 PM Flag
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do you have a new attorney? ask them what to do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:06 PM Flag
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I do. Was hoping not to get them involved in this ugly situation. I was thinking of writing a letter to Bad Attorney and basically say you’re lucky to have the retainer, and contesting any charges on top of that due to negligence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:09 PM Flag
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Where's OUTRAGEOUS mom when you need her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:06 PM Flag
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Lol. Learned my lesson! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:06 PM Flag
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Real Estate attorneys generally charge a flat fee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:07 PM Flag
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My second attorney does, ugh...so stupid. A person I trust recommended this guy - can’t believe how bad he is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:10 PM Flag
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send that person the bill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:13 PM Flag
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I don’t think they meant to harm me! Just a really unfortunate situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:16 PM Flag
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this! you totally got scammed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:11 PM Flag
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You really can't do much. You agreed to a retainer and paying hourly instead of a flat fee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:16 PM Flag
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You really can't do much. You agreed to a retainer and paying hourly instead of a flat fee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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I also had an expectation of legal services and competence. This attorney at one point had possession of a contract and didn’t send it to be for several days, where I needed to reply 2 days later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.22.19, 03:21 PM Flag
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