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  1. Elementary Taking a 10-year-old to DC for Labor Day weekend. Is 2 days enough time to see DC? Also, any recommendations? 9 hr 45 min ago (2 replies)
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    • depends on the things you want to see, if it's "enough." what do you want to do? 9 hr 44 min ago
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    • It's not really - there's a lot to do and see 9 hr 5 min ago
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  2. Elementary Need a school fund raising idea. fresh thought? 8-25-2015 9:47am (2 replies)
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    • I proposed a progressive dinner idea to our PTO 8-25-2015 9:49am
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      • we've done that (on the water via boat). it was a huge success! 8-25-2015 9:54am
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  3. Elementary Nothing gets y'all talking like money :) 8-23-2015 3:18pm (0 replies)
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  4. Elementary My 9yo's best friend's mom has alcohol problems, doesn't watch the kids while they're in her pool, lies, cancels plans... but the son is nice. I don't know how to deal with th 8-23-2015 2:41pm (8 replies)
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    • Keep plans at your home or with you driving. 8-23-2015 2:43pm
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      • if we invite the son over she says yes, then cancels, then apologizes and invites our son over to her house. every time. 8-23-2015 2:46pm
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        • Oh, that is terrible. I would have a hard time trusting my kid was in a safe situation at friends house. Bad situation all around. 8-23-2015 2:53pm
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    • Lies about? 8-23-2015 2:44pm
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      • she just canceled plans saying her son is sick and I have no idea if it's the truth 8-23-2015 2:45pm
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      • she once lied that he wasn't sick when he was, except her ex husband told me "oh, the doctor said he's contagious" 8-23-2015 2:47pm
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      • she once came with us to an NBA game with her son, then in the first quarter got a text and said her mom was locked out--she had to go. left kid with us. she ac had a drinks 8-23-2015 2:49pm
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        • she actually got an invite to meet friends for drinks, I think. 8-23-2015 2:50pm
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  5. Elementary Anyone move from ps to private and move child back a year (fall birthday) in younger grades to align chronologically - k,1,2...how did it turn out? 8-19-2015 12:31pm (4 replies)
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    • Is the school asking you to make your dc repeat a grade? That doesn't make sense to me, if they completed the grade successfully. 8-19-2015 12:36pm
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      • immersion schools are a focus for us and they don't view an entry point beyond 2nd without a proficient language (we currently have no 2nd language). 8-19-2015 12:46pm
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        • How old is dc, and what grade did dc complete in public school? 8-19-2015 12:49pm
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          • sounds like kindergarten or first grade... 8-19-2015 3:35pm
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  6. Elementary Recommendations for an audio book for me, dh and 14 yo dd for a car trip>? We've only done one and loved it -- Agatha Christie. Mystery ideas? Other ideas welcome too! Tx 8-7-2015 9:37pm (0 replies)
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  7. Elementary If you move from public to private in early elem, how do they handle late birthdays that are different grade cut-offs by chronological age? 8-5-2015 11:10pm (4 replies)
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    • They let you repeat if you'd like 8-5-2015 11:10pm
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      • what do you tell the child (assuming no academic issues) if you go that route? 8-5-2015 11:15pm
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      • anyone have a sense of how common it is to choose repeat vs. not in this situation? 8-5-2015 11:16pm
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    • Depends on the kid and the private. D. Has a friend who moved in 4th grade into bs private from public...(more) 8-5-2015 11:12pm
      The kid has a fall bday and is a full year younger.
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  8. Elementary Custody and evaluation gone wrong...(more) 8-5-2015 12:53am (2 replies)
    I have a high conflict custody battle going with my kids dad. We were never married and the girls have always lived with me. He has been in and out of the girls life because he gets stressed and disappears. Two years ago he began becoming verbally abusive to the girls yelling at them they began to be scared of him and not want to go with him ,often screaming and kicking. The girls began having problems in school and when I confronted him he dissapeared for 6 months. When he re entered he had an attorney in hand and we have been in court ever since . He has had a court ordered monitor for the last year and we just finished our evaluation and it is obvious the evaluator thinks I am a liar and manipulate and using language to describe me that is quotes from his emails. I don't know what to do I have many emails on my family wizard where he is so rude and mean and accusing me of kidnapping...and even my dad of sexual abuse on myself and my daughters!!!!!
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    • where's your attorney in this? And what's the evaluator's familiarity with the documented history of his disappearances, his verbal abuse of the kids, his email history? 8-5-2015 1:02am
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      • my attorney...(more) 8-5-2015 2:37am
        I had to hire a low cost attorney ...My kids dads family hired a very pricey attorney that has done depositions and really come for me. I provided all the evidence to the evaluator but she thinks I am preventing him from being involved. anything I say he attacks so of course I am not a warm teddy bear to him
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  9. Elementary Hs anyone ever had their total estrogen level checked? is 16.2 total estrogen low? 7-30-2015 1:36am (0 replies)
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  10. Elementary Can anyone recommended a GYN at mount sinai who takes insurance? I am older & done having kids, so just need a GYN, thanks 7-29-2015 4:01pm (1 reply)
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    • I think it's so sad that now people are having trouble finding doctors that take insurance 7-29-2015 4:05pm
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  11. Elementary Our tax return was 14K (filed in feb) did not receive money for electronic fund for weeks. Received a letter asking our CPA to file front form again (IRS was checking for fraud)...(more) 7-27-2015 12:54pm (8 replies)
    and would have to wait another 6 to 8 weeks for return. Waited, no return - CPA calls, it "fell through the cracks" said the IRS. Put it back in the system, another 8 weeks for return - still waiting. Imagine if we owed the IRS 14K! I keep calling the number, and it states due to volume we can't take any phone calls- try back another day. Any advice? think this is crazy....
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    • enough of you already. get a hobby. stop posting crap on elementary board. 7-27-2015 12:55pm
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      • She is posting about Sandra Bland too. She is a keeper. 7-27-2015 12:56pm
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        • yes, that and her $1M lifestyle. 7-27-2015 12:57pm
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        • WTF? are you talking about. I'm asking advice - if I should contact an attorney etc...?? thought this was an advice board 7-27-2015 12:57pm
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          • did you post the other two questions on this board too? 7-27-2015 12:58pm
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            • I just got on.... Seriously, asking if I have any recourse. 14K is a lot of money to us, and I have been waiting 5 months. 7-27-2015 12:59pm
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              • why would YBM help? 7-27-2015 1:00pm
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                • thought you are all smart woman, and would have some advice - or maybe have had the same situation. Wow, just a bunch of catty woman on here- so much for sisterhood 7-27-2015 1:01pm
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  12. Elementary This post has been disliked 4 times. showJust went through our finances. Feeling a little demoralized - though I realize we are very fortunate. Dh makes over 1M a year - we hae 1M in investments, 700K in retirement...(more) 7-27-2015 12:46pm (13 replies)
    and 50K in college savings (7 and 9 yo) we are in mid 40's. just upped our retirement, and college savings. Need to do a much much better job at saving.
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    • why do yo post this here? what does it bring you? and no, i'm not BPP. i just wouldn't post my stats like this 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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      • can't tell anybody this. and I need a good talking to - no more shopping or vacations. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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        • well, then you know what you have to do 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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      • Insecure and ties her self worth to money is my guess 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You are a bad person 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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    • yes you do need to do better based on your 1M salary. 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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    • I would be stressed if I were in your shoes. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You keep trolling in the elementary board. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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    • You would have to be colossally stupid to fuck this up, long term. You could have a couple of moderately lean years to bulk up savings and you'd be fucking GOLDEN. 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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      • that's what I need to hear. I need to immediately cut back - and get in better fiscal shape for what our HHI is. so crazy how easy it is to spend it. 7-27-2015 12:51pm
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    • my little violin can't even be bothered with this one 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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    • oh to be rich and dumb 7-27-2015 12:49pm
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    • you're the same moron who just posted about sandra bland 7-27-2015 12:50pm
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  13. Elementary Think this Sandra Blank thing is beyond insane. The woman was disrespectful to the police officer, then she committed suicide in the jail. How is that the police fault?? 7-27-2015 12:43pm (7 replies)
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    • Good thing you posted on Elementary. It is consistent with your level of knowledge. 7-27-2015 12:45pm
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    • Please, do your hardest to think through this and read something published in the NY Times on it, or Washington Post. Just think for a minute, OK 7-27-2015 12:45pm
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    • It was ridiculous that she was arrested. Should never have escalated to that. 7-27-2015 12:45pm
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      • OK, but how is killing herself in jail the fault of the police? 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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        • oh dear. 7-27-2015 12:48pm
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        • well, the hope would be that were she in a bad place, she would have been able to seek counseling, call hotline prevention, her family, etc. Instead, she languished 3 days in...(more) 7-27-2015 12:49pm
          jail very depressed and shouldn't have been in there in the first place.
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          • her family was calling her - and she would not take their phone calls. What ever happened to just listening to the police?? he asked her to put the cigarette out - put the...(more) 7-27-2015 12:50pm
            it out
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  14. Elementary SAHM: HHI? Where do you live? 7-27-2015 12:41pm (4 replies)
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    • just into 7 figures, miami 7-27-2015 12:42pm
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    • 1.6M northern calfiornia 7-27-2015 12:43pm
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    • 600k westchester 7-27-2015 12:46pm
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    • lots of money and NYC and Hamptons. 7-27-2015 12:47pm
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  15. Elementary Social media bragging?...(more) 7-26-2015 2:05am (5 replies)
    Do you consider the following posts to be materialistic bragging? Would this type of post bother you? Here are examples. 1. Little Johnny finally finished reading this book, his reward.....a day at Universal Studios!!! 2. Little Susie enjoying her Deluxe American Girl birthday party at the new AG store!!!!
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    • Yes that's bragging 7-26-2015 2:08am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 7-26-2015 2:12am
        thanks for the response, I thought I may be being too critical. It's constant with this poster, she's family so I would like to try and find a way to make her see that some people may find it offensive. Another of her posts after the AG party was "can't wait for our week long birthday celebration for susie in disneyworld". I understand posting pics of family vacations and of your kid's achievements but I don't understand why this girl feels the need to post the details, i.e. the cost, etc. She is very active in her church and i would think she would be more in tune with not hurting others feelings
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    • - no subject -...(more) 7-26-2015 2:08am
      I understand posting achievements your children have made, but it just seems like posting such an extravagant reward is a little much. It makes me wonder if the poster even stops to consider her friends that are seeing her posts that maybe are not able to do such things for their children? The person I am referencing is always posting things of this nature.
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      • Attention seekers who need approval from other people. They are narcissists. 7-26-2015 2:11am
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    • Obnoxious oversharing 7-26-2015 2:08am
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  16. Elementary Social media bragging?...(more) 7-26-2015 2:03am (1 reply)
    Do you consider the following posts to be bragging, or maybe is the poster just materialistic and doesn't realize she is bragging?
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  17. Elementary Thoughts on this social media post?...(more) 7-26-2015 2:01am (0 replies)
    What are your thoughts on this type of post on social media, is it bragging, is the poster intentionally bragging, how could the post have been worded better, or am I just reading to much in to it. Examples below
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  18. Elementary Thoughts on this social media post...(more) 7-26-2015 1:58am (0 replies)
    Hi! What are your opinions on this type of post?
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  19. Elementary Has anyone here gone through menopause early because of severe stress? Can stress actually raise your FSH levels and cause periods to stop. I have menopause symptoms way early...(more) 7-25-2015 7:55pm (2 replies)
    than expected (43) and my mom was 55 when she went through it. anyone have a similar experience? thanks.
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    • if that were the case I would have gone thru menopause already...but my periods only get heavier and heavier every month 7-25-2015 7:59pm
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    • 43 is within normal 7-25-2015 8:13pm
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  20. Elementary How much advance notice did you receive for IEP meeting? Last year the meeting was in August, we had heard by now...but this year no notice. 7-23-2015 9:33pm (3 replies)
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    • You only have to get 5 days notice 7-23-2015 9:38pm
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    • Lol, oh last time - 24 hrs. I knew i was asked to come in for a meeting. The letter hadnt arrived and I found out AT the meeting it was the IEP meeting. Fortunately I was prepared...(more) 7-23-2015 9:38pm
      up the wazoo, but still...surprised
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  21. Elementary 15 year old tells me he wished there was a new baby sibling......(more) 7-23-2015 2:13am (3 replies)
    15 year old tells me, out of the blue; he wishes he had a baby sister/brother!!
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    • make sure he knows how to use a condom 7-23-2015 2:21am
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    • This is actually worrisome and abnormal. I'd make sure to watch him like a hawk 7-23-2015 6:36am
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    • perhaps there will be in 9 months and he is starting the conversation to prepare you for it. 7-23-2015 6:45am
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  22. Elementary Sleepaway now...(more) 7-22-2015 6:50pm (1 reply)
    I need an SN sleepaway for rest of summer. My son is 12, adhd, ld , and definitely has problems making friends. Very social, athletic, friendly but insecure and impulsiv . I'll send him anywhere. Tx
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    • Call the summer lady. Not sure if she can help you for this summer but you can try...(more) 7-22-2015 6:51pm
      Ann Travis 516 374-6383
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  23. Elementary Parenting Survey...(more) 7-21-2015 2:42pm (0 replies)
    Hello,
    I am a graduate student who is part of a research team looking for help from parents. If you are a parent of a child between the ages of 4 to 16 years, please help us to learn more about children's behaviors: take this survey! http://tiny.cc/HelpingKids -- And please pass it on to all the parents you know. The more information we gather the more effective we can be! Thank you for your time.
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  24. Elementary Does anyone have experience with Camp Matoaka or Camp Walt Whitman? Would love to hear about experiences at either camp--thanks! 7-18-2015 10:34pm (0 replies)
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  25. Elementary Play group for 8-10 year old boys with high functioning autism...(more) 7-15-2015 10:12am (1 reply)
    Does anyone know of a playgroup organized by parents for boys 8-10 with high functioning autism or is anyone interested in developing one in Westchester. Please contact me. Linda
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    • check out meetup.com 7-15-2015 10:15am
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