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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Elementary What does your 8-10 yo wear on spring break at a resort? Where do you shop? 2-11-2015 1:36pm (6 replies)
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    • what in the sweet holy hell. 2-11-2015 1:37pm
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    • shorts, tshirts and bathing suits. Gap, RL, TJMaxx 2-11-2015 1:38pm
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    • Assless chaps, Gymboree has them on sale from toddler to pre-teens 2-11-2015 1:41pm
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      • love the fleece lined ones 2-11-2015 1:43pm
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    • shorts and t shirts? Is there something I'm not getting? 2-11-2015 1:42pm
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    • shorts, tshirts, bathing suit, cover-up, one or two dresses, flip flips, sneakers, sandals 2-11-2015 1:49pm
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  10. Elementary Does anyone have experience w/neuropsych Laura Tagliareni?...(more) 2-8-2015 12:59am (0 replies)
    My 8 yr old DS is having difficulties w/reading, writing and spelling so we need to have him evaluated for a LD. A friend recommended Laura, but I'm curious if anyone else knows anything about her.
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  11. Elementary Does anyone know of ADHD/psychiatric evaluation for dc's where insurance is accepted in Manhattan? [ REPLY | STOP 2-8-2015 12:36am (2 replies)
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    • Call major hospitals in nyc, their ped psych departments, and inquire. Also, you can get discounts if you ask for a new resident to do the eval. Their are under very close...(more) 2-8-2015 6:49am
      supervision of the neuropsych faculty and it will be a lot less $. As I recall new residents arrive in june or july, which is why we had to wait a few months. But it took a LOT of calling and waiting and following up to finally get an appt. St Luke Roosevelt got back quickly, so did Mt Sinai. It seemed to depnd on what dr answered the voicemail. Gl
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  12. Elementary How do you decide what video games to let your kids play? 2-4-2015 11:58am (0 replies)
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  13. Elementary Send ex to school with a fever of 101.4 and throat pain? 2-3-2015 6:01am (6 replies)
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    • Dc not ex sorry 2-3-2015 6:02am
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    • Your ex? Don't give a fuck. But your DC has a fever - please don't send. You will get my kids sick a s your DC will feel miserable. Can you call out from work? 2-3-2015 6:04am
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      • Op -he missed out yesterday so he is stressing but he needs bed rest. I ca email teachers about hw like yestedaay 2-3-2015 6:06am
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        • How old is he? High school a friend can give him the notes. Younger does it really matter? 2-3-2015 6:26am
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    • Is this a joke? Please don't give the hundreds of kids in his school strep or whatever the heck he has. 2-3-2015 7:40am
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    • you have to ask? 2-3-2015 4:09pm
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  14. Elementary I feel sad. There are so many reasons. Let's see...DH is not connected with me nor I with him; he has no initiative to ever go out on weekends so weekends are a bore. My...(more) 1-29-2015 8:43pm (4 replies)
    children only want my attention and I work full time so when I'm home, they all want to have my attention at the same time. I feel ugly and fat. We moved over a year ago and I don't have a group of friends...this is due mainly bc of lack of time and probably moving around too much. My house has so many imperfections that stick out to me. Lastly, I feel I am responsible for every minor thing such as dinner; putting rock salt down, etc...
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    • Plus, you posted on the wrong board 1-29-2015 8:44pm
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    • i hear you, that's why I left, life is easier without the dead weight. lost a ton of weight and trained my kids to do chores and plan ahead 1-29-2015 8:45pm
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      • I too left dh. He provided nothing, or not much, to the family and was a drain on me financially and emotionally. Much easier without him. it was more than just that, but it is...(more) 1-29-2015 8:48pm
        definitely much easier now. np
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    • While I'm complaining....I feel like I was forced to work my f/t job. My job is fine and I like the security. However, I resent him for it. I have 0 time and 0 life and 0...(more) 1-29-2015 8:49pm
      friends. I also hate that there still isn't enough money to comfortably send kids to camp and have any sort of savings.
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  15. Elementary Snow Boots...(more) 1-24-2015 12:44pm (3 replies)
    I was about to buy the Sorel Joan of Arctic boots but keep reading they are slippery. Anyone have Pajar boots? Which snow boots to buy? TIA
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    • I love in chicGo and have tried most brands. I love khombu because they do not slide, many styles, and are less exp 1-24-2015 12:47pm
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    • i wanted shorter boots and did a ton of research. got the Sorel trivioli II boots about 6 weeks ago. best things ever. not slippery and have kept my feet completely dry. i have...(more) 1-24-2015 12:48pm
      arthritis in both feet and they are super comfortable. i had originally bought caribou sorels but they were just too heavy for me.
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    • I have the Joan of Arc and thought I was crazy because I am always slipping in them. I guess I should have read the reviews. 1-24-2015 12:48pm
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  16. Elementary (very) emotional 7 year old boy - any recommendations for...(more) 1-23-2015 12:59pm (5 replies)
    parent coaching to help us help him emotionally regulate better. Every game, event, playdate ends in tears. I'm not worried there is more going on here but I think my hubby and I could do better helping him. I just want him to have fun and relax and he is so wound up on losing, fairness...tears always follow. I have other boys so I'm well versed in boyhood/competitive norms that happen at this age - his emotion is (much) more than average and I'd like to be a better parent to that emotion.
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    • PCIT 1-23-2015 1:00pm
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      • np: this! I am doing this with my 7 yo son right now and I swear by it! Try NYU Child Study Center. Brittany Roslin. 1-23-2015 1:09pm
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    • we went to a child therapist who helped ds develop coping skills. it only took a couple months. sometimes its just hearing mechanisms from someone other than your parents 1-23-2015 1:01pm
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    • I have a kid like that (he's 12 now)... my advice is to scale back on playdates and keep them short, remove him from any situation once you can see on his face that he is about to...(more) 1-23-2015 1:04pm
      lose it...then pull him aside and have him breathe, talk to him, tell him you can see that he is becoming upset but he needs to try some strategies to try and calm himself down. You could also try a few sessions of CBT for him/you...my ds has always been like this...we even tried anti anxiety meds but he didn't want to be on them....funny, dh and I were just noticing last night that he seems to have turned a corner...although its a big polygon so he's got many more corners to turn
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      • ^also figure out what his triggers are...my ds can sometimes handle losing but NEVER to his older brother...so I don't have them 'compete' at things...it always ends badly for my...(more) 1-23-2015 1:06pm
        younger ds
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  17. Elementary My 6 year old DD is only reading at a level f. Should I worry? 1-19-2015 4:25pm (1 reply)
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  18. Elementary Repost - what bags are you loving now? Anyone? 1-19-2015 12:03pm (0 replies)
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  19. Elementary Completed day 4 of whole30. Would love any thoughts from those who completed 30 days. 1-7-2015 11:28pm (1 reply)
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    • you might want to repost this on toddler 1-7-2015 11:31pm
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  20. Elementary 10 yo ds seems so depressed. He won't talk to me to let me know...(more) 1-4-2015 12:39pm (4 replies)
    what is going on.
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    • :( 1-4-2015 12:40pm
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    • Does depression run in your family? 1-4-2015 12:42pm
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    • maybe he's been shunned or bullied? try to have someone else talk to him 1-4-2015 12:42pm
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    • Please get to the bottom of it. 1-4-2015 12:45pm
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  21. Elementary Pondering elementary ops for dyslexic 2nd grader in Brooklyn...(more) 1-4-2015 7:11am (1 reply)
    My son is dyslexic and has been getting orton gillingham help in school twice weekly and come Monday, it'll be three times a week. He's in an ITC class as well and has an IEP for speech. While I feel lucky the our public school offers this much, I'm getting very worried that it's not enough. Are there any reccos for really good public schools in NY or NJ that do a lot for dyslexic kids??
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    • Unfortunately public schools usually do next to nothing to remediate dyslexia. They'd rather kids who need extra help go to privates 1-4-2015 8:01am
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  22. Elementary My 6 year old daughter is a brat. /she wines and cries over everything and bugs her othe 2 siblings. She is ruining my house. 1-3-2015 11:34am (3 replies)
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    • Make changes, one of which should be not labeling her and assigning blame for ruining the house. It's not going to help her change. 1-3-2015 11:35am
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    • My 5 yo can be like this. She is exhausting. 1-3-2015 11:36am
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    • - no subject -...(more) 2-22-2015 9:43pm
      Try implementing a behavior chart with a reward system for good behavior
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  23. Elementary Tell me why ppl do not like taylor swift? 1-1-2015 8:21pm (4 replies)
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    • I want to know why we talk about her so much 1-1-2015 8:22pm
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      • op: yeah that too. 1-1-2015 8:24pm
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      • NP - I don't care about her one way or another but I would rather discuss her then the Kardashians. 1-1-2015 8:27pm
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  24. Elementary Anyone use a delivery diet program that they recommend? just for a week or so... 12-30-2014 12:31pm (0 replies)
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  25. Elementary What's the best cleaner to clean grout? 12-30-2014 12:29pm (0 replies)
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