Elementary

  1. Elementary Does anyone have feedback on the French dual language program at either PS58, PS84 or PS 133? 3-20-2015 8:25pm (5 replies)
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    • french is a waste of time unless you are haitian 3-20-2015 8:26pm
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    • - no subject -...(more) 3-20-2015 8:28pm
      That was not the question. I am actually french and my child speaks it (as well as another language which you would probably find useless too)
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      • what's the other language 3-20-2015 8:31pm
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    • 58 is supposed to be great. very nice community. 3-22-2015 9:12pm
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    • where do you live? 3-22-2015 9:15pm
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  2. Elementary How much is enough?...(more) 3-20-2015 4:00pm (14 replies)
    Going crazy here--single mom of 6 and 9 yr olds. My partner, who has been living with us for 4 years, had a brain condition last fall which has left significant cognitive compromises. He is not working, spends all his time going to rehab appts. All we talk about is rehab! I work full time and am now pretty much solely taking care of kids. Things weren't great with him before all this happened and now I am getting more resentful every day. I don't want to be bitchy, and I don't want it to roll down hill to my kids, but I am physically and emotionally exhausted.
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    • get out, now. 3-20-2015 4:01pm
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    • It is a terrible situation and I am sorry for it. Do you know how much longer this will be? Is it permanent? Have you gone to therapy? 3-20-2015 4:02pm
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      • Don't know how long, if ever, recovery will take. Yes I need therapy. No time. 3-20-2015 4:04pm
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        • make the time. Even if he leaves, you will need the support to make it alone. If this is the new reality, you guys need to talk it out. 3-20-2015 4:05pm
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    • Is this their father? Does he have other family? 3-20-2015 4:03pm
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      • He is not their father. He has a sister close by. 3-20-2015 4:05pm
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        • I'm not going to say dump him, but I will say that his sister needs to step way the hell up. 3-20-2015 4:06pm
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    • dump 3-20-2015 4:03pm
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    • So you have three kids? Post in toddler next time 3-20-2015 4:03pm
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      • Imagine it was the other way around. She was the one with an injury and he was the one talking about how hard it was. 3-20-2015 4:04pm
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        • Yes, but it we live in MY house, and I feel like I want MY space! 3-20-2015 4:09pm
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    • If you had married him when he moved in 4 years ago, would you feel any different about him? 3-20-2015 4:22pm
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      • I deliberately did not marry him because I didn't want to get into a situation where I was supporting anyone other than my dcs 3-20-2015 4:46pm
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        • Learned that lesson with ex-dh 3-20-2015 4:46pm
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  3. Elementary Jesus--Bobbie Christina is being moved to a rehab facility 3-20-2015 3:44pm (0 replies)
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  4. Elementary It's interesting that most of the models that come from Brazil are ethnically European 3-20-2015 3:37pm (0 replies)
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  5. Elementary Looking for a last-minute getaway for spring break. Live in Chicago, so looking to drive south from there. Anyone have a place/city you would recommend for pre-teens? tia 3-20-2015 2:17pm (2 replies)
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    • Nashville? 3-20-2015 2:18pm
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      • have you been there? Thinking maybe there/Memphis/Louisville, KY, but looking for some btdt comments about specifics for that age range. I personally would love any of those...(more) 3-20-2015 2:19pm
        cities, but my dcs--don't know?
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  6. Elementary Looking for a last-minute getaway for spring break. Live in Chicago, so looking to drive south from there. Anyone have a place/city you would recommend for pre-teens? tia 3-20-2015 2:15pm (0 replies)
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  7. Elementary Do you teach your kids to respect best friendships?...(more) 3-18-2015 6:32pm (0 replies)
    My daughter has had a bf for years, and another girl is constantly trying to separate them. Always inviting one to group activities and not the other (the girl picked changes as the wind blows.) When there are pair activities, she immediately beelines to one - not my daughter, which is a-ok with me. It's getting pretty uncomfortable. My daughter plays well with her on her own, and is one of her closest friends, but when they are all together it's rough. I try to teach mine that trying to drag a best friend away will leave someone in the cold, doesn't everyone?
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  8. Elementary Testing...(more) 3-18-2015 6:28pm (0 replies)
    testing
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  9. Elementary Trigger post: My 12 yo dd is SO defiant with dh and me, but she is a perfect student in every way, has everything going for her, wants to join every club, perfectionist. Why does...(more) 3-18-2015 5:26pm (13 replies)
    she not understand what talking back/sassing, etc. is? We have issues with her literally every night at dinner--she goofs off, talks back to dh and me, gets sent to her room, keeps talking back, tells us every time she deosnt' know why WE can say/do some things and SHE can't. WTF?
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    • Are you being too strict? Is she allowed to voice her opinion or do you expect a robot? 3-18-2015 5:27pm
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    • She is figuring how far she can push or where the boundary is and it is safer to do that with parents because of unconditional love. 3-18-2015 5:29pm
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      • np idk about all that, bc i knew i could only go so far, i never did stuff to piss my parents off that muc, their wrath was too scary 3-18-2015 5:30pm
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    • Kids who talk back or more resistant to peer pressure. Is she being horrid, or just not properly deferential? 3-18-2015 5:29pm
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      • says who? 3-18-2015 5:30pm
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        • I don't know, some study a few years back 3-18-2015 5:31pm
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        • they speak up. NP 3-18-2015 5:31pm
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    • Give an example. 3-18-2015 5:30pm
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      • Sorry--stepped away!! When we tell her to be less loud at the dinner table (because she feels a need to fill every frigging second with chatter), she says, "Well, you talk at the...(more) 3-18-2015 5:38pm
        dinner table; why can't I?" We can't have three conversations going on at the table, esp. when she's so loud. Porbably not the best example, but that's what happened last night…devolved from there
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        • Oh yes, you're the one who doesn't like your 12 yo dd. Yesterday it was the cows. 3-18-2015 5:39pm
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          • OMG--no!!! I was NOT here yesterday! You think I'm the only one with a 12 yo??? 3-18-2015 5:44pm
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        • She gets sent to her room for this? Are you kidding me? 3-18-2015 5:40pm
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          • No, as I said, it devolves, EVERY night, from the first sass. She won't shut up, EVER, and then starts sassing her dad and me, and disrupts the whole dinner. Literally will not...(more) 3-18-2015 5:45pm
            back down--ever. We will not allow her to derail every dinner with this behavior--we have three other kids who see this and we cant' even get through dinner without it being HER show.
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  10. Elementary Are all of your dcs taking the PARCC tests? What's the big deal about this? Moms are posting on a local FB page all up in arms about it and are opting out for their kids. ??? 3-16-2015 3:19pm (3 replies)
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    • I see no point in opting out at the elementaty level. I can kiiiiind of see why high school kids wouldn't want to with SATs and ACTs and APs etc etc but even then, just take it,...(more) 3-16-2015 3:20pm
      what's the big deal.
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    • my kid did...he asked to opt out but i told him stop being such a lazy sak. 3-16-2015 3:21pm
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    • My ds took it last week. He was fine with it. 3-16-2015 3:21pm
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  11. Elementary This is a response I got this morning when I posted asking if letting an alarm "snooze" once was really bad. Why are people so freaking mean, rude, and nasty? Really?...(more) 3-14-2015 6:00pm (1 reply)
    Honestly, you sound like an assole. So your Dh works like a freaking dog so you can SAH, you finally get a fucking job and you can't even get out of bed at a reasonable time? I hope you apologized to your dh and are just venting here, because he's going to start wondering what the hell you bring to the table.
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    • wow, all over a snooze? my dh snoozes every morning, I actually have a silent alarm (a light). can't say I'm hating him for it 3-14-2015 6:04pm
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  12. Elementary Elsa for B-day Parties!/Kids Events...(more) 3-13-2015 12:59pm (1 reply)
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/jraf928/jenelsa_zpsyjkwqenl.jpg Hello my name is Jen. I am 25 years old based in Philadelphia and have over 15 years experience in the performance world. I have been a professional dancer and spokesperson for the NBA for 4 years, have traveled the world, performed on SNL and I am trained in all genres of dance as well as musical performance.

    Will do Elsa meet and greets, musical performances, etc. (lip synch as I do NOT sound like Idina Menzel).

    Please contact me for inquiries.
    jraf928@yahoo.com
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    • thanks jen! 3-13-2015 1:08pm
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  13. Elementary Any Birch Wathen Lenox elementary school parents on?...(more) 3-10-2015 9:04am (0 replies)
    Despite all the controversial postings on BWL on this and other msg boards, I found it adequate for my son age 6.10 yrs and signed a contract with them recently. I am in desparate search for a current elementary school parent to speak with? Anyone around- if so I will give you my email.
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  14. Elementary Furniture for my kids room...(more) 3-10-2015 7:35am (0 replies)
    My kids are growing and now both (I've got twins 7 years old) are ready to have their own space. Renovated our home recently and they have a separate rooms. We have a separate beds, cabinets etc. What else? We have a good bedroom furniture dealer available, Surplus Furniture, and just need a great ideas for the kids.
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  15. Elementary Suzanne Lacroix helped murder her father and is trying to publish a "fictional" novel...(more) 3-3-2015 3:23pm (3 replies)
    She held her father down in his hospital bed while her step mother injected a lethal dose of stolen morphine into his IV line. She then wrote a book about it as a way to get the pressure of the secret out. She claims "how to take a lover" is a fictional novel but it is in fact based on the true story of her life.
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    • whodat?? 3-3-2015 3:34pm
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      • She is a 40 year old unemployed student at scsu living off alimony and child support. She is a piece if garbage poor excuse for a woman and simply neglects her 2 children....(more) 3-4-2015 9:38am
        She's trying to make a quick buck off the murder of her father. She's on face book
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        • https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260545080&tsid=0.24327229359187186&source=typeahead 3-4-2015 9:39am
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  16. Elementary St. Ann's or Berkeley Carroll?...(more) 3-2-2015 11:57am (5 replies)
    I'm looking for a warm, progressive, loving vibe in Brooklyn. DC is pretty bright, loves art, but also a bit of ADHD, spins off if he gets bored. Any thoughts?
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    • Where are you located? Berkeley Carroll is less competitive. 3-2-2015 11:59am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-2-2015 12:02pm
        Clinton Hill
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        • How about packer? You can take the b38 bus right there. 3-2-2015 12:03pm
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    • St Ann's is a bit full of itself imo 3-2-2015 12:04pm
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    • OP: Looking for progressive, artsy. Packer seems more traditional. 3-2-2015 12:07pm
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  17. Elementary Hebrew School in Brooklyn?...(more) 3-2-2015 11:55am (0 replies)
    Anyone have any recs for a progressive Hebrew school for DCs? I want a place my kids will actually look forward to going to!
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  18. Elementary 9 yo daughter with ADHD is wearing me out with homework battles. Dh doesn't want to medicate her but she is raging every day, growling and spitting and slamming doors. Our...(more) 2-23-2015 6:37pm (0 replies)
    relationship is terrible and I have to believe she is sad somewhere inside that raging self. When DH gets home homework is done and she's in PJs and sweet and he doesn't see it. Any BTDT advice? Or just a hug?
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  19. Elementary Anyone has feedback on PS133 in Brooklyn. I am particularly interested in the dual language program (french) 2-21-2015 9:44am (0 replies)
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  20. Elementary Closest NY or CT town to the city with excellent public school system? Can't take the cost of private school anymore but I work downtown and will have to commute. Don't want to be...(more) 2-20-2015 8:54am (1 reply)
    Too far from home if possible. Any reco's greatly appreciated!
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    • if you work downtown I would consider NJ. But I don't know which schools are best 2-20-2015 8:54am
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  21. Elementary Is child therapists not taking insurance just a nyc thing or would that be the case in the close burbs too? So hard to find an ADHD eval in nyc without spending $5k. 2-15-2015 11:03pm (4 replies)
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    • Shocking, right? 2-15-2015 11:04pm
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    • Not in NYC, but we were able to have eval. done by neuropsych affiliated with local hospital. The hospital takes our insurance, so it was covered. GL. 2-15-2015 11:07pm
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    • ADHD would be diagnosed by a child psychiatrist or a ped. neurologist - check and see if on your insurance. If not, it would still not be anything like 5K for a NP. Outside NYC no...(more) 2-15-2015 11:52pm
      no one uses them for adhd diagnosis.
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  22. Elementary Moms going back to school...(more) 2-13-2015 7:37pm (10 replies)
    I'm trying to find out if there's interest among moms who don't have college degrees to go back to school.

    I was able to finish my accredited college degree for less than $8,000 by studying on my own schedule and testing out of classes when I needed to. I would love to show moms who don't have a lot of time and/or money how to do what I did. Are there moms out there who would want to go back to school if they could do it on their own schedule and at an affordable rate (definitely less than $10k)?
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    • Spamela 2-13-2015 7:39pm
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    • you claimed you weren't spamming but you're posting the same thing over and over? 2-13-2015 7:41pm
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      • Well, I figured that might help me get more feedback...(more) 2-13-2015 7:43pm
        Plus, I tried to edit it this time and accidentally hit enter, and it posted. I'm clearly not too good at this.
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        • the way you're posting doesn't help. most people put all their message in the subject line until it cuts off, and the formatting/space makes it look like this is a copy and paste...(more) 2-13-2015 7:46pm
          job not a genuine ybm post. you don't come across as a regular ybm-er, just someone using this place to promote her business
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          • if you'd posted "wdyt of a service that would help moms go back to school and help them with budget and scheduling?" you'd get different responses 2-13-2015 7:47pm
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            • you think so? maybe i'll ask again after a little more thought into what i'm asking 2-13-2015 7:49pm
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              • yes, when you start off with a story about yourself you sound like one of those emails "i made $5000 working from home and you can too in 3 easy steps!" also wait a bit before...(more) 2-13-2015 7:51pm
                posting again, so the crowd changes and it's not the same people reading all of your posts
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                • you rock, anonymous mom! thx so much! 2-13-2015 7:58pm
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          • that explains a lot...thanks for your help. 2-13-2015 7:48pm
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    • Maybe mistakenly, but I believe most of the women here have college degrees 2-13-2015 7:48pm
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  23. Elementary Audible book for family...(more) 2-12-2015 6:15pm (4 replies)
    Hi, My husband and 9 yo daughter are going on a road trip tomorrow and I'd like to download a couple of books from Audible for all of us to listen to. Any suggestions?
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  24. Elementary How far ahead do you plan vacations? What kinds of places book up? 2-11-2015 10:10pm (4 replies)
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    • I'm booking tonight for Florida next week 2-11-2015 10:10pm
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    • Depends. Planned a disney trip 2 months out. Planned presidents week trip 9 mos out. 2-11-2015 10:22pm
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  25. Elementary Has anyone ever known of a G&T class or school that was also really good with kids with SNs? I have a ds going into K -- no diagnosis but low tone, sensory issues, anxiety, very...(more) 2-11-2015 9:27pm (2 replies)
    behind on social/behavioral stuff. His teacher and SEIT think that ICT with supports is the best setting, and I agree. However our zoned school is widely known to suck for kids with his profile. I had him take the G&T test just to keep our options open. Do any G&T programs well with kids like him, despite not having a special ed teacher in the class? Anyone have any first hand experience, good or bad?
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    • We've had mixed experience in G&T. Some years the teacher is awesome with ds, some years teacher is a terrible fit. We have been able to get full IEP supports (OT, counseling,...(more) 2-11-2015 9:30pm
      para) in the G&T setting. Overall, I'd say it was our best option once ASD Nest said no. Quirky does better socially in this setting than in gen ed., nerdiness is the norm.
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    • Lab is reputed to be good with 2E kids, although tough to get a spot even if you score high. 2-11-2015 9:31pm
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