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[ - ] I'm 30 years old and I hate children. They annoy the hell out of me. I feel no biological urge to have one but have many friends who say they felt "baby crazy" and then had kids. My aunt and great aunt were both childless; did I inherit something genetic? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:16 AM Flag
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If you hate children, what are you doing on a parenting board? Methinks the troll doth protest too much. Either you are seething with jealousy at mothers or are a loser guy in his parents basement who knows he can't get a date let alone have a child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:20 AM Flag
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NP. If there's ONE thing I hate, it's pretentious people who use that quote. WTF, woman. "I think you protest too much". How is that difficult? Why wank around with 'methinks' and 'Doth'. You just sound like a dick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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NP Meh, OR sounds like someone who spends more time reading in their own little mental world, than in public, interfacing with actual humans in dialogue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:34 AM Flag
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I agree with first reply. You protesteth too mucheth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:51 AM Flag
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lol sounds like someone is bitter they HAVE kids and wants to convince herself her life is great everyone is jealous of her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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Does it matter since you aren't reproducing. Your genes will stop with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:21 AM Flag
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You either hate yourself intrinsically and don't want to perpetuate your gene pool or you have zero confidence about finding a suitable partner to sperminate you and so you are telling yourself you hate children as to not feel like a failure when you turn into an old maid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:28 AM Flag
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If you're smart enough to know you're not really interested, it's only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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I was told that the closer I got 35 that one day magically my biological clock would kick in. 35 came and went. Almost all of my relatives have children or desperately wanted them and adore spending time with children, so I don't think it's genetic. FWIW this is the norm for well educated, well off millennials. Do you have siblings? Have you ever worked with kids? Of what ages? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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This is me. I like kids, I love my nieces and nephews, but I don't feel like I need my own. Like seeing something pretty in a store. You can like it without having to buy it. As a friend of mine said, "I don't want to become the servant to a bunch of midgets.' Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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No, actually. But how to prove it? Perhaps I should mention, that friend did have a kid, and is now in fact being a servant to a midget. So there is that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:42 AM Flag
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OR Haha. My mother shared once that when she SAHM she thought she'd love it but she quickly found her only stimulation was Sesame Street (dating myself) and starved for adult conversation and mental stimulation. She felt brain drain. Thankfully she went back to work during my childhood. FWIW she was an excellent Mom SAHM and WOHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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I remember my Mom telling me that she was so exhausted when we were little (3 little kids under 4), that she just lay on the floor and went to sleep and let us play on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:51 AM Flag
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OP I was an only child... I babysat a 5 & 9 year old in college and realized I couldn't stand it; I would count down the minutes until the parents got home because the kids just drove me nuts. I do sometimes think docile babies are cute but then I visit my friends and the babies are crying and it's the most horrible sound in the world... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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Do you ever have the thought, "but my baby/child would be different/better/wouldn't do that"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:41 AM Flag
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I do think that but I think they all throw tantrums and drive you nuts no matter what you do... I also have no skills to manage the children. I was nice to the children I babysat but one of them just kept hitting and kicking me and I couldn't do anything to get him to stop; I have no idea how to deal with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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Lately my thought process is this: If I could buy back the eggs I donated, hire a surrogate, keep that person as a wet nurse and nanny or hire said, be a single parent, have a maid, and enough autonomy to choose where I live, then maybe I'd be a parent. Maybe. Which reminds me of another UBer that said, "if it is not a HELL YES! then it is a FUCK NO!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:49 AM Flag
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Yes the physical torture is another main reason I am too terrified to ever consider it. I can't imagine having my vagina skin tear open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:53 AM Flag
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this. Really. We're not going to run out of people any time soon. If people don't REALLY want to have kids, then they shouldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:54 AM Flag
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Also, if the going rate for a surrogate is about 25K, why do women not demand this payment to have their own children? Like having DH transfer it to your own bank account. I know there are "push presents" but they still seem rare? It seems bizarre to me - women do extra work and go through so much pain and danger to bring life into the world and get paid LESS as a result? It's so infuriating it makes me not want to reproduce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:56 AM Flag
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I disliked all children until 37, when I got bored and decided to reproduce. Now I mostly dislike other people’s children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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Do you like your children? How many do you have? Do you have help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:47 AM Flag
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I didn’t like children either but after much soul searching I decided I didn’t want to forgo motherhood. Was lucky to have one easily at 40. I was mistaken. I like nothing in the world more than my child and being a mom. And now, I don’t even dislike other people’s kids. You never know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:03 AM Flag
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Yeah, it's called sanity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 04:11 AM Flag
[ - ] There was an armed school guard -- just like Trump wanted -- at the Florida high school. He did not save a single life. And despite now being the scapegoat, I suspect that part of the reason is when 4,000 students are running around fleeing, you DON'T start firing your weapon hoping you hit the guy who actually has the gun. Sadly, the truth is that the armed guard probably saved lives by not believing he could run into a crowd of students and magically identify and easily hit the bad guy and miss everyone else. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:13 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:16 AM Flag
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i think he stayed outside. a trained security guard. yet, Drumpf expects that teachers could become Rambos and save the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:17 AM Flag
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He wasn't a guard, he was a sheriff's deputy. This sort of behavior is common in mass shootings such as the one at the gay nightclub in Orlando. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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It is possible that the school guard had an inkling as to who might be shooting the gun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Going to Europe for 2 weeks. Spending about 5 night in Paris, and then going to Mont St. Michel and then Normandy. I still have 6 nights left. I'd like to make my way to Switzerland or Germany. What is the nicest area of Eastern France to visit with 2 young teens? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Strasbourg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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Belgium is also an option, Luxemburg, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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Alsace, but me, I'd go to Amsterdam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:03 AM Flag
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Lucerne is beautiful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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Strasbourg then the Alsace wine region. It’s a short drive to Basel from there and Germany is just across the border. There are so many cute villages in Alsace. One after another after another. You absolutely need a car, but it is very worthwhile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Why do people claim that Liberace was "gay" when, in, fact, he was married to a woman? Was it just due to his clothing? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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No one except some Russia trolls even know who Liberace is these days. I hear that Russia tv still is stuck playing 1970s tv shows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:15 AM Flag
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Didn't he die of AIDS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:15 AM Flag
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So did Isaac Asimov - not everyone who died of AIDS was a homo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:16 AM Flag
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Liberace was GAY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:17 AM Flag
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Cary Grant had been married once and he died from AIDS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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No-Cary Grant was married 5 times and was straight. Rock Hudson died of AIDS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:12 AM Flag
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There's some good evidence he had same-sex relationships and was either bi or gay but felt pressured to live a heterosexual lifestyle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:49 AM Flag
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right. all married people are and have always been straight. [ Reply | More ]
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If he wasn't gay, he was certainly very festive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:59 AM Flag
[ - ] How did you potty train your dc ? Mine will use the potty sometimes but is resisting. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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By using m&ms as a reward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:13 AM Flag
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Will be 3 in June. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:16 AM Flag
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Wait until summer. It’s soooo much easier. I took ziplock freezer bags with us everywhere in case he had to go. For boys three is easy and summer is better by far [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:20 AM Flag
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And I rewarded for poop. He got a new book each time. Also his dad would get him in the morning and they would go pee together (standing up!). Ds LOVED this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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Sorry thought it was a son. Don’t know why I thought that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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1. Wait until it’s warmer 2. Use “oh crap” book 3. Buy a pottete travel potty. I have a 3 yo ds. Did this last August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:23 AM Flag
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when they get to preschool social pressure takes over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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She is in preschool and will use the potty there, her teacher thinks she is ready. But at home she doesn’t want to stop playing. She doesn’t tell me when she needs to go, but if I put her on the potty she will usually produce something. I think she enjoys the “convenience” of wearing a diaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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Try taking off the diaper and see what happens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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Outside only. Wait for summer if she hasn't learned yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:53 AM Flag
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Oh Crap potty training book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:27 AM Flag
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You don't really train them. When they get to the development stage where they realize they have to go and don't like the feeling of wet/ nasty pants- they'll train themselves. You can only anticipate and look out for signs before this point in development. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:52 AM Flag
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It is SO NOT HARD. 1. Don't worry. 2. Don't fret. 3. Wait until they are old enough. 4. Stop using diapers and use the potty. 5. Easy. PS. (3) is the key step here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Marion LePen speaking now at CPAC. She is a great mom and will be Prime Minister 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:07 AM Flag
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Democratic Party has forced France to accept Mass Muslim immigration and the Muslims are on a terror rampage. Bataclan, Niece, etc. Democrats have badly hurt France. Watch her speech and cry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:08 AM Flag
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It won't be easy You'll think it strange When I try to explain how I feel That I still need your love After all that I've done You won't believe me All you will see Is a girl you once knew Although she's dressed up to the nines At sixes and sevens with you I had to let it happen I had to change Couldn't stay all my life down at heel Looking out of the window Staying out of the sun So I chose freedom Running around trying everything new But nothing impressed me at all I never expected it too Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you All through my wild days My mad existence I kept my promise Don't keep your distance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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It won't be easy You'll think it strange When I try to explain how I feel That I still need your love After all that I've done You won't believe me All you will see Is a girl you once knew Although she's dressed up to the nines At sixes and sevens with you I had to let it happen I had to change Couldn't stay all my life down at heel Looking out of the window Staying out of the sun So I chose freedom Running around trying everything new But nothing impressed me at all I never expected it too Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you All through my wild days My mad existence I kept my promise Don't keep your distance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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It won't be easy You'll think it strange When I try to explain how I feel That I still need your love After all that I've done You won't believe me All you will see Is a girl you once knew Although she's dressed up to the nines At sixes and sevens with you I had to let it happen I had to change Couldn't stay all my life down at heel Looking out of the window Staying out of the sun So I chose freedom Running around trying everything new But nothing impressed me at all I never expected it too Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you All through my wild days My mad existence I kept my promise Don't keep your distance [ Reply | More ]
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Yes she is the ideal woman to the Trump voters. [ Reply | More ]
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Go Marine! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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J'espere [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on the School at Columbia? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Have you noticed, that people are still having sex? All the denouncement had absolutely no effect. Parents and counselors constantly scorn them. But people are still having sex, and nothing seems to stop them. Do you realize that people are still having sex? They've been told not to; perhaps they are perplexed. When you see them holding hands, they're making future plans to engage in the activity - do you understand me? People are still having sex; lust keeps on lurking. Nothing makes them stop - this 'AIDS' thing is not working. People are still having sex - it's been going on for quite a while. Perhaps it's quite fashionable - it hasn't gone out of style. It's a fact that people are still having sex. It's rather obvious; it's just what one expects. The evidence is all around, that everyone in every town has had it one time or another in their lives. At this very moment, people are still having sex. In a downtown condo, or a street in the projects. Although you can't see them or hear their breathing sounds, someone in this world is having sex right now. People are still having sex! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:00 AM Flag
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Can't you think of someplace better to be on your school break? Obviously you're not getting any .... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:35 AM Flag
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It's a 90's song. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, I just thought it was a nice poem that someone in HS couldn't turn in . I don't remember that song. I was busy..... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on Johnny Weir? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I want to like him, but I find him to be so incredibly obnoxious. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Zero interest in either the skaters or the audience - its all about Johnny. But hey, think NBC will dump him soon for Adam Rippon. [ Reply | More ]
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Hardly. He and Tara will be around for years. Heck they did Super Bowl and might do summer O [ Reply | More ]
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Let's see. They planned to add Adam to the roster during Olympics but he refused for now. [ Reply | More ]
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Adam Rippon’s voice is not going to cut it. He makes the “honey badger” dude sound super macho. [ Reply | More ]
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I like him. He’s a very good commentator [ Reply | More ]
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As long as I don’t have to look at him he’s OK. He does a good job with commentary, but the outrageous clothes, hair pieces, makeup, etc. are ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:07 AM Flag
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I love them! [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
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Awe - I love Johnny. We were friends once upon a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:29 AM Flag
[ - ] PSA: Ladie’s figure skating is on live on NBCSN right now. No great performances yet.... 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Channel? Can I watch online? [ Reply | More ]
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the better skaters will not skate till later [ Reply | More ]
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And they won't be American. Unless Mirai gets it together. [ Reply | More ]
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Order already set [ Reply | More ]
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Talking about where they will finish. [ Reply | More ]
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isn't there another american who is ranked higher? current US champ? Does she have a chance? [ Reply | More ]
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Bradie Tennell currently 11th I think, so no. They all had a bad night during short program. [ Reply | More ]
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was she in the running for a medal? (before the short?) [ Reply | More ]
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Not really. Russians have the lock on gold/silver, Canada & Japan best bets for bronze. She was a longshot. [ Reply | More ]
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Could have been. It not now [ Reply | More ]
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thanks. saved me from staying up to watch ;-) [ Reply | More ]
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314 spectrum [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think of "portmanteau" names for girls, where you combine two existing names into a novel one? Like combining "Amy" and "Emily" into "Aimilee?" Cute... or does it have the scent of white-trash about it? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:50 AM Flag
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Trashy and confusing. [ Reply | More ]
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Trafusing [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't Aimilee french? [ Reply | More ]
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Amy Lee of Evanesence. [ Reply | More ]
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Wt [ Reply | More ]
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Amy Lee are 2 names. [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't it a 70's song? "Aimilee, what you gonna do? I think, I could stay with you, for a while, maybe longer if I do..." [ Reply | More ]
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No. Amelie is French. [ Reply | More ]
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Is Braelyn a new fad? [ Reply | More ]
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Brunch + Motel = Brutel and Monch . [ Reply | More ]
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Gross [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DS took a dump in a school toilet tank( not the bowl). He is suspended for 3 days. It is called an “upper decker”. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How was he caught? [ Reply | More ]
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Another kid was accused and turned him in [ Reply | More ]
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He let another kid watch him? He deserves suspension [ Reply | More ]
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My brother would speak fondly of upper decking when attending parties in high school. Caveman. [ Reply | More ]
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That sounds...fair to me. I'd be really mad. [ Reply | More ]
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Kids are off this week along with the Russians. [ Reply | More ]
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Only in some places [ Reply | More ]
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My kids have been in school since Tuesday in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course. Only a private school kid would be entitled enough to find that sort of thing amusing. [ Reply | More ]
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Hi, autoadmit troll. [ Reply | More ]
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This. We finally got rid of that Jared/what's his face spam and now they're back. [ Reply | More ]
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It was boring the first time [ Reply | More ]
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how old is your son [ Reply | More ]
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13 [ Reply | More ]
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That’s weird because usually schools have those industrial type tankless toilets. [ Reply | More ]
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this is fake. the poop fetisher is her b/c you know--his mom hates him [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. Must suck to be paid minimum wage to clean that up. Sad. [ Reply | More ]
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Upper deck is a classic. Been going strong for decades now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Teachers with guns is the absolute WORST idea in the history of ideas. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We can't get books and pens for teachers, how the hell are we going to get guns and bullets for teachers. [ Reply | More ]
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I just...am flabbergasted that there is even one person who thinks this is a good idea. There are amazing teachers but there are also many many of them who are as unstable as can be, just as in any profession. [ Reply | More ]
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That's what I thought too, how long will it be before a teacher loses their shit and shoots the principal or whoever with the gun they've been given? I love teachers but people in any profession can go nuts. [ Reply | More ]
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"F!@#K the NYC rubber room. BAM BAM" [ Reply | More ]
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Guns and teachers go together like rain and skiing [ Reply | More ]
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Teachers get shit for reprimanding students. Now we have to shoot them. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup, and if you balk at killing one of your students and don't shoot him quickly enough, if you survive, you will get fired and labeled a coward for letting the other students get shot. #MAGA! [ Reply | More ]
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You better be a good shot. If you shoot anyone but the shooter, your FIRED!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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Also, then the GOP will say that parents should sign waivers saying that if their child is hit by stray gunfire from a teacher, they can't sue, etc. and tell them, if they don't like it they should homeschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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There are already schools in the US where teachers are authorized to carry weapons. And interestingly, NONE of those schools has suffered a school-shooting. I wonder why. Something to ponder... [ Reply | More ]
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FAKE NEWS BORIS!!! I smell a Russian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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That's fascinating, Dmitri, please tell me more. Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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http://www.caller.com/story/news/education/2018/02/22/texas-172-school-districts-allow-teachers-staff-armed/364677002/ - "In Texas, 172 school districts allow teachers, staff to carry guns". One such example. [ Reply | More ]
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next the crazies will suggest we arm the kids. it'll be wild west jr with automatic weapons. [ Reply | More ]
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And you know what - that's what they want. I really think most of these die-hard NRA supporters would LOVE to have an opportunity to legally kill someone "in self-defense". [ Reply | More ]
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yes. they are desperate to take on the deep state govt. they no longer even pretend it's about hunting or defending their home against an intruder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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Every time I think Trump has hit the lowest low he astounds me by going even lower. It has to be dementia of some kind. No one can be this stupid in the face of such tragedy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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Someone advised him to just parrot the NRA's talking points. He really has no clue what he's even saying. Didn't he Tweet earlier that Lapierre was a great patriot or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Private tuition is a large part of our monthly budget and we are living paycheck to paycheck. We finally decided to send dc to public and while I feel awful, I am also feeling so relieved and less burdened. Just hoping, all other criteria staying the same, it won't affect dc's college acceptances in a couple of years. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:34 AM Flag
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Why would you feel awful? So much drama. 90% of American kids are at public schools. Your kid will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:35 AM Flag
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Do you have FA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Small amount. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:39 AM Flag
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Np: have you asked for an adjustment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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This. We got more after a year of really struggling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Are you hoping to move waitlists by inspiring parents to forfeit deposits for public? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:38 AM Flag
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Funny but no. I am not in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:38 AM Flag
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No way would I make such sacrifices to send DCs to private schools. The cream rises to the top. MANYsuccessful people do not have “TT” educations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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You can't switch to these 'successful' people. You have a static child to decide whether to send to public or private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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If you push your kid to be proactive and sell himself in the admissions process, you can minimize the disadvantage of not having a private exmissions counselor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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Aren't they also available for hire? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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this was us. I actually think dd's "story" was more interesting and her college acceptances were better (not by a lot but still) then her friends who stayed in private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:54 AM Flag
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It won't...sheesh. I went to Ivy, dh went to Ivy, our kids went to great tt colleges...none of us were private schooled. (NYC). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Is Grace Church religious? Are there Jewish kids there? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:31 AM Flag
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Yes it’s religious. Plenty of Jewish kids. Grace graduate here. The ethics classes were hugely influential on my character and development [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:35 AM Flag
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Wouldn’t Jewish kids feel uncomfortable if it’s religious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:37 AM Flag
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Honestly, I wouldn’t know. I just know they were there and honestly I don’t think I ever encountered casual anti Semitism until I left grace :-(. We ofterspike of judeo Christian beliefs and values and most bible study was Old Testament. I started to say that I wouldn’t feel comfortable as a Muslim student, but now I recall that we did respectful studies of world religions and Islam was discussed in depth with a great deal of respect and care. Sigh, a good liberal education is so different for the constant barrage a prejudiced rantings in popular culture, social media etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:43 AM Flag
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Sorry: “so different FROM” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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I think "plenty" is a stretch. Some of mixed faith families [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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There were Jewish kids who went to Hebrew school in the afternoon. Don’t correct me when I’m telling you what I know, but “plenty” is subjective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:10 AM Flag
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Yes, ma'am! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Ha sorry that did sound very touchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:14 AM Flag
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... and so very Grace Church (NP) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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Meow lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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That is so wonderful to hear! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:57 AM Flag
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Please tell more about what was taught in the ethics classes and how they made it meaningful for young people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:08 AM Flag
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So, they taught us to really think of though moral and ethical questions, and not in a simplistic what would Jesus do way, but with real nuance and sincerity. There was a lot of thought given to character and the impact we make on the world and the people around us. That said, there was a lot of sexism and bullying that the teachers did not address and so I don’t have a ton of fond memories, but when I look past that at the actual learning, it really built the foundations for who I am today and I am enormously grateful. What I perceived as a lack of integrity among the faculty in addressing bullying made me very cynical about authority but I’ve outgrown that and I can say that the moral questions and real push to form ethical human beings with convictions had a longer lasting influence than the bitterness about those shortcomings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 03:45 AM Flag
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We have several jewish friends who send their kids there. There are religious elements but it doesn't seem to bother them too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Tell me again about Republican values: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/7x77jy/missouri-gov-eric-greitens-was-just-arrested-for-secretly-photographing-a-naked-woman?utm_source=dmfb 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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Saw this story on NBC nightly news, only heard the bit about it being a governor but didn't hear where. Just KNEW it was a red state. Always is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:33 AM Flag
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That governor is a Jew with a PhD. Not exactly your typical red state inhabitant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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Actually, Greitens is a former registered Democrat - looks like this innate values poked through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:34 AM Flag
[ - ] DH IS scheduled for ACL surgery. If anyone has btdt, could you share what the first 2 weeks was like 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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get a bag of frozen peas and avoid sex for a few days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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I get him two bags of frozen peas but I still need the sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:32 AM Flag
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no joke here. How is your DH hung? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:32 AM Flag
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I'll bite. How is this relevant to her question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Because of the ingenual tendon that is why [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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There's an inguinal ligament but it has nothing to do with penis size or ACL surgery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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Apparently ub thinks ACL is not what it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:39 AM Flag
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OP: anterior cruciate ligament. His knee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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I am just at week 2 tomorrow. The first day was horrible and I was in severe pain, dragged myself on my ass to the bathroom. But, have been getting better each day. He will need total help for the first week and then should be better getting around. I am now down to 1 or no crutches around the house, climbing stairs, etc. I had a Polar ice machine, that helps. I didn't us the CPM machine, think it's waste and not useful. I stopped with the opiod meds on day one and took ibuprofen and smoked weed for the first 4/5 days, which I think was better for pain and didn't make me want to throw up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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Thanks a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:47 AM Flag
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PT mom here, the worst thing you could do is smoke weed. Smoking cuts your healing time by 20% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:47 AM Flag
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OR above. I just went to the PT and doctor today and I am well ahead of where most people are at this stage according to them. I am cleared to drive, can walk without crutches and have low swelling and 90 degree ROM. Though I am not a regular smoker at all (like not in 10 years) and only smoked once or twice a day for the first 4 or 5 days. I am appalled that we are encouraging people to take opioids and not supporting other methods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:57 AM Flag
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OR again, where are the studies that you quote? Or, did they just tell you this in school and you blindly replay the stat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:00 AM Flag
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NP. Citation please? This is not true. Are you confusing with cigarettes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:10 AM Flag
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BTDT, but in 1998. Surgery was in February and I finished PT in June. I don't remember a ton of pain. I remember being laid up in bed for days on end. Lots of time on crutches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Help, please: My kid is NEVER TIRED. 4 years old. Wakes up happy at 7, is in bed by 7:30, we usually read stories for 15-20 minutes... And then she talks to herself, jumps around, narrates her shows or whatever else, for at *least* another hour. Is this normal? We've tried earlier bedtime -- no avail. We've tried making her lie down and be quiet, but all that does is annoy us at having to march over to her bedroom. Is an hour-plus of a bedtime talk show going to harm her brain? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:22 AM Flag
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Sign her up for a physical activity late afternoon such as swimming or gymnastics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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Yes, this is standard for us- 5.5 yrs old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:25 AM Flag
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us too. still awake 5 and 3 months dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:05 AM Flag
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Is she getting enough physical activity during the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:25 AM Flag
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My 4 ye old up 7am and bed about 9 pm. Not tired [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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DS is 4.5 and I can currently hear him in bed doing some sort of superhero play with his stuffed animals, 45 min after I tucked him in. He is on the same schedule as your DD. I have no idea how many other kids do this, but I'm hoping that it's just part of him winding down. He doesn't get out of bed, just basically talks himself to sleep. Solidarity! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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My DS’s are teenagers but you just brought back some happy memories. They loved their stuffed animals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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My kids never went to sleep before 9pm. I just had to accept what I could not change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:31 AM Flag
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My 5 yo goes to bed at 7.30. He wakes up naturally at about 7.15-7.30. He needs the sleep. With both mummy kids, if it’s bedtime, they go to bed. They may not fall asleep but they are in their beds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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Blackout curtains, no nightlight, stay with her until she falls asleep. Warm bath and Lavender baby sleep lotion before bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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Room as dark as possible, laying on a parents arm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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Stay with her? No. Just no. She’s 4 not 4 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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Try it at 8:30 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 01:47 AM Flag
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Yep, this is us too but we put DD (just turned 5) to bed at 7:30pm and she rarely falls asleep before 9pm. She is then up most days by 6:30am. It's just not enough sleep but not sure what else we can do tomato her fall asleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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Try putting her to bed 15 mins earlier. A little chatting is normal but your DD sounds over tired. My DD always chatted or sang for 30 mins. She needed that time and still does at 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.23.18, 02:49 AM Flag
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