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[ - ] 4.5 yo just started having miserable tantrums, screaming when he doesn't get his way (can't sit where he wants on the bus, someone else pushes the elevator button, etc.) Feels like it's related to him trying to assert more independence, but I'm at a loss of how to give him more choices... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My son has a fever, but keeps vomiting up the Motrin we give him. It's not a seriously high fever. Can I let it go so his tummy stays calm, or should I try giving some little by little? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone at the School at Columbia? Just won the lottery to get an application - was wondering about what people thought about the school, and what my odds are of getting in. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Parents so far are generally very pleased. You should be posting on the Schools board! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] anyone know if its too late to apply to BWL? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You might have another week or two [ Reply | More ]
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deadline is the 30th of November [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] In my heart, I would like both of my dc to go to ivy, they are both in g&t program right now -age 13, 10, what should i do to help them get there. pls. no flames 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 11.17.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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nebraska works too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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really, a crappy public school anywhere west of the Mississippi... your kid can dominate and stand out. [ Reply | More ]
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remarry a billionaire who went to penn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 04:25 AM Flag
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seriously, help them find what they are good at, and help them develop those skills. I have children who are good singers for ex and they participate in a top chorus in the city. There are camps for HS kids at the public theater every summer (one week Shakespeare intensive camp). The point is not for them to be into a million things, but to develop something to a high level. That plus good grades and top test scores makes your dc attractive to good colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 04:34 AM Flag
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what if her kids aren't good at anything? not every kid has a specialty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 05:36 AM Flag
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that is bull. I am a teacher. part of being a good parent or a good teacher is helping the child find his or her strengths, and helping the child develop them. EVERY child has strengths. [ Reply | More ]
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i went to an ivy and i can tell you for a fact, the education you receive is not better than at a regular school. however, the diploma definitely impresses people and makes them think differently about you. i'm not saying it's right, but that's the way our society is. [ Reply | More ]
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I went to Yale and feel like the education I received was absolutely phenomenal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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I think the help them focus on one thing would help and to pick one school and make it look like they live for it by going to the summer program, visiting, etc. Or relocating for HS to somewhere more obscure. BTW my parents made me go to an Ivy (Cornell, arguably the worst one) and I loved it. Made the best friends there, had fun, etc. A 17 year old doesn't know necessarily how the world works. I wanted to go to college with my best friend. I put other top schools in with the Ivy label, I assume you just meant something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.18.08, 05:31 AM Flag
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Ivies look for kids who excel in more than one area and who are leaders. If your child has strong interest in particular areas outside of academics, encourage and support those interests. Obviously, help them to develop the skills needed to perform well academically, but top academics are a given for kids accepted to top colleges. It's the areas outside of academics that make the difference for college apps. My classmates at HYP all had something that made them unique even before they were accepted. [ Reply | More ]
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I got into Yale and I wasn't particularly good at any extracurriculars. I was top in my class academically and involved with lots of activities, but I think what set me apart was intellectual curiosity and my application essay about my independent streak. If you smother your kids and try to control how they end up they will never develop either of those qualities. [ Reply | More ]
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And I had an amazing undergrad experience there by the way. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is 99x3 for ERB? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I'm in my eight month of first pregnancy (31 weeks) and am exhausted. I can barely swim for 20 or 30 minutes each day that my doctor wants me to do. Is it OK to stop exercising? I feel like it's all I can do in the day. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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try to do it twice a wk or do walking it does help with labor but everyday maybe too much [ Reply | More ]
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let me guess... your doctor is a man? [ Reply | More ]
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Yup [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Someone sent me a message on facebook. Seemed like she really knew me- I have no idea her name sounds familar- maybe from highschool. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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wow you must be really new to facebook! :) [ Reply | More ]
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i am is this normal and why do some people have 500 friends it seems werid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.08, 04:35 PM Flag
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or-yes this is normal. that's one of the main points of FB, to find/reconnect with ppl you have lost touch with etc...and you find friends through your friends etc...the ppl who have v. high friends list are usually either teenagers/young 20's or party ppl..imo. my b/f has 400 ppl and he's 48 yrs old..but all these party ppl added him when they saw him on one of their friends lists..so he's not really "friends" with them...I have about 150 friends and am 32. lot's of family on there. [ Reply | More ]
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I went on to KIT with family only 17 friends though :( [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Applied to 10 schools. No ERB scores yet. Feedback is that shy DC did not do well on the playdates. nothing bad but basically didn't say much and just watched or played alone. so expecting bad ERB also. DC has no shot, right? anything we can do to help or say to the schools? we know that DC's school report will be very good and address some of these issues. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What does PSD think?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.08, 04:27 PM Flag
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She's had a play date at all 10 schools? Your PSD should encourage some school to come see her in her environment. Did you apply broadly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.08, 04:28 PM Flag
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yes, we are hoping that at least one or two visit. But DC will still not be very talkative (just introverted) and will not play with a group - maybe one or two other kids. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^and we applied to (and favor) schools that say they are more nurturing and better with shier kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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You have a chance then - also, if ERB is lower than expect due to shyness that will be indicated. I was in a similar position to you last year - dc ended up with highish erbs, but the verbal was lower than 95- the report indicated that it was probably an underestimate of her actual ability due to her shyness. She didn't speak to the tester for the first five minutes or so. GL & try not to worry. We ended up getting into our FC. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't take playdate feedback as any indication of ERB score. My DD performed exactly as your DC did and did very well (98) on her ERBs. She ended up getting into a few schools (though not our top 3). She's very happy and coming out of her shell at her new school. It sounds cliche, but I really do feel like she ended up at the best school for her and our family. [ Reply | More ]
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Hewitt? [ Reply | More ]
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
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^^^didn't apply there [ Reply | More ]
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How will school report address these issues? [ Reply | More ]
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will say that DC really opens up once comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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You've already gotten feedback on your play dates? I wish I had your psd. What school are you at? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 5-year-old dc comes back from a playdate and announces that she doesn't think her friends will like our apartment since all her friends' places are so much nicer. How would you respond? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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At 5 I had a friend who had a large, beautiful princess carpeted room in a gorgeous apt., and thought my room was paradise (that I shared with my brother), because I had a murphy bed and brother had a loft. Their perspective is very different from ours. . . [ Reply | More ]
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5 year olds dont think like that.............YOU DO! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Hypocrisy is: When a white multi-millionaire famous graduate of elite schools (Hunter, Barnard) accuses people who struggle to pay their rent so they can send their DCs to a decent zoned public as elitists 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] moms with ds in k who think publics are failing the boys, do you find there is constant harping about fine motor skills, drawing and writing ability, and other skills that ds don't often master as quickly as dds at this age? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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np- the teachers are the ones with "issues" -- the boy sounds like a typical boy. The skills demanded from our K - 2nd grade kids are like those needed to be a good secretary -- getting lots of trivial details correct, attending to boring things perfectly without ever looking away, and writing perfectly neatly. Congrats, OP, your dc won't cut it as a secretary, but I am sure he has a very bright future ahead of him! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] MEANEST mom in the world alert- put 3.5 yo to bed at 6:45- just not behaving well at all. He is in bed talking to himself and reading books but didn't even try to get out of bed. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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he knows whose the boss [ Reply | More ]
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fear of god (mommy) usually does the trick. [ Reply | More ]
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yup! [ Reply | More ]
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doesn't sound mean. sounds like you both needed a break. he sounds fine. [ Reply | More ]
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agree with above poster. sounds like it worked out well for both of you [ Reply | More ]
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^^^what's his normal bedtime. it doesn't necessarily have to be the end of the night tonight UNLESS he continues being content where he is [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I really need help buying presents for my parents. I'm thinking of maybe something they could do instead of a thing. Trapeze lessons - a night out somewhere something like this. Please help. I live out the country now and have no idea what there is to do in NYC. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What do they like? [ Reply | More ]
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If they like dancing, try ballroom dance lessons. Or a cooking class for both of them if they are foodies. [ Reply | More ]
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np: dinner and dancing at rainbow room? [ Reply | More ]
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Why not tickets to a show? Everyone loves a good Broadway musical! [ Reply | More ]
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