Preschool

  1. Preschool Afterschool nanny was 30 min late to pickup. Stern warning? Fire?...(more) 9-15-2014 4:48pm (8 replies)
    She's often late. We only found out this time because the school called. WWYD?
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    • Have it out with her, then maybe fire. this is not OK 9-15-2014 4:49pm
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    • fire 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Fire her 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Yes, fire. Once is one thing, assuming she had a good excuse. But often? No, it is basically her entire job to be there on time. 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Time for a new sitter. 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • final warning, if it happens again termination without pay. But first ask her if there is anything you can do to help her get there ontime 9-15-2014 4:52pm
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    • fire now. she doesn't give a fuck about your kisd 9-15-2014 4:53pm
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    • I'd fire her. 9-15-2014 4:57pm
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  2. Preschool Where do you find good free printables for kids?...(more) 9-10-2014 9:23am (1 reply)
    I found some free Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar printabls my son loves here: http://ooh.li/e299d7e and now I want to find lots more (for free)…specifically popular characters from books.
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  3. Preschool Years ago I had a roommate with herpes and I always squatted to use the toilet and made sure to use separate towels--on the advice of my doctor brother. Sounds outrageous now to...(more) 9-1-2014 11:15pm (5 replies)
    think about it.
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    • did you share a tractor? 9-1-2014 11:15pm
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    • Why? Doc told me same thing. 9-1-2014 11:15pm
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      • His do you get by in a public bathroom? 9-1-2014 11:22pm
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        • Same thing - no sitting. Squat. It is rare and unlikely but i am grossed out by others' urine anyway, so its fine. And yes, i wipe the seat. 9-1-2014 11:24pm
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    • Not at all outrageous. It can be transferred from the seat. 9-1-2014 11:16pm
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  4. Preschool I don't have the herp but DH has always maintained that when dating he'd have preferred a girl who did vs a girl who hate 9-1-2014 11:07pm (10 replies)
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    • what? 9-1-2014 11:08pm
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    • I like a man with athletes foot or eczema. 9-1-2014 11:08pm
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      • Those are OK, but ringworm is the best. 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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        • Come on people, psoriasis! 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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    • Op--sorry got cut off. Meant women who hated to have sex enough to at least maybe have gotten it. Which of course is offensive in its own way that he'd associate it with...(more) 9-1-2014 11:10pm
      promiscuity. On the other hand, he kind of admired promiscuity as long as it came from really enjoying sex.
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      • He sounds like a winner. 9-1-2014 11:10pm
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      • You married this guy? Wow. 9-1-2014 11:11pm
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        • Believe it or not, yes. 15 years on still very happy with him. 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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      • I hope he makes a lot of money. 9-1-2014 11:11pm
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        • Private equity. Yes. But I make a lot too. 9-1-2014 11:13pm
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  5. Preschool Any recommendations for a good art easel for a small nyc apartment? I have a great narrow table top one now but my dd is getting too tall for it. 8-24-2014 2:10pm (0 replies)
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  6. Preschool Why does my newly 3 year old still mess up basic questions like age - I asked him how old he was and sometimes he gives me his name, sometimes his age and sometimes makes up a #?...(more) 8-22-2014 11:40am (4 replies)
    That doesn't seem right for 3, does it?
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    • because he knows the answer and you know the answer. why do you keep asking? 8-22-2014 11:49am
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      • b/c he had speech delays, ear tubes, fine motor delays. i'm just trying to gauge if this is residual from some of his early develoipment issues or peers do the same. doesn't seem...(more) 8-22-2014 11:54am
        typical to me but was hoping board could give ma gauge.
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    • 8yo with language delays started getting tested then and the testers were never sure if he was just messing with them. 8-22-2014 11:58am
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      • Op: yeah hard to tell - he can ask /answer all sorts of?s, including why so I'm just perplexed on why this is so hard for him. 8-22-2014 12:37pm
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  7. Preschool Which neuropsych other than Salsberg would you recommend for...(more) 8-15-2014 1:30pm (2 replies)
    a second-grader in the fall? DC is PDD-NOS, apraxic, low tone with overall delay. We want to know the true functional level of DC and to find out the most appropriate educational setting. Currently at a private SN. Thank you so much!
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    • In NYC? We like the clinic program at NY Presbyterian, saw Dr. Gopin. 8-15-2014 1:32pm
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      • yes, nyc. thank you. Does Presbytarian accept insurance? 8-17-2014 10:52am
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  8. Preschool If you have a child who has slow processing, what has helped? DC gets OT/PT/speech, but I'm investigating other possible options that could help. Thanks 8-14-2014 11:24pm (3 replies)
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    • This post has been disliked 6 times. showlol you have a retard kid 8-14-2014 11:25pm
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      • Lol your kids have a retard mom 8-14-2014 11:26pm
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        • Np/that is a dad. Same creep who posted lingerie. 8-14-2014 11:27pm
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  9. Preschool How long married? Unhappy? 8-12-2014 11:03pm (5 replies)
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    • 11 years. happy for the most parts, with intermittant complete suckiness. 8-12-2014 11:03pm
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    • 16 years, happy 8-12-2014 11:04pm
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    • 10 years this month. Very happy, though we have our moments. 8-12-2014 11:05pm
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    • 13. i am learning that dh cannot provide the emotional intimacy i need. 8-12-2014 11:06pm
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    • 12, happy as can be 8-12-2014 11:08pm
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  10. Preschool What is the difference b/w autism and asbergeurs (sp)? 8-8-2014 10:09am (10 replies)
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    • asbergeurs is a subset of autism. 8-8-2014 10:09am
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      • so autism encompasses a huge range of different dx 8-8-2014 10:10am
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        • yes, it's autism SPECTRUM disorder, so there's a spectrum of severity 8-8-2014 10:11am
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    • the latter is less severe 8-8-2014 10:10am
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    • asperger's is a subset of autism. Usually characterized by milder symptoms - primarily social issues, inability to interpret social cues, obsessive behavior, etc... But aspies...(more) 8-8-2014 10:11am
      usually have at least an average iq
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      • np: yep. and high functioning aspie's can do quite well professionally, often in IT or engineering related fields. 8-8-2014 10:12am
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        • yes. Although I hate that many people assume most aspies are merely quirky. It can also be quite limiting. My brother has aspergers and while he's quite functional, he's more...(more) 8-8-2014 10:14am
          than just eccentric.
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    • aspergers is no longer a thing 8-8-2014 10:14am
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      • as in it's not fashionable? because i assure you people have it. 8-8-2014 10:15am
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        • no, it is not recognized as a disorder by the new DSM 8-8-2014 10:17am
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  11. Preschool Is there a way to delete posts you have written? 8-8-2014 10:08am (2 replies)
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  12. Preschool Just moved into a new to us house. There are no toilet paper holders, previous I...(more) 8-5-2014 11:07pm (7 replies)
    Owners must have used those toilet paper stand things. Should I buy the stands or the ones that are screwed into the wall?
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    • DO NOT buy a tp stand. So freaking tacky 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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      • Why is it tacky? 8-5-2014 11:11pm
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    • Wall. The stands look like clutter to me 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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    • Wall 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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    • I like the stands 8-5-2014 11:09pm
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    • One thing about the stands, you can buy them for now and they are easy enough to toss and replace. 8-5-2014 11:10pm
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  13. Preschool Ebola scares me but what can I do about it? Worry? 7-30-2014 11:09pm (3 replies)
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    • face mask? 7-30-2014 11:10pm
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    • or not worry. it is very difficult to transmit and its very far away. i have family in africa, they are not worried 7-30-2014 11:11pm
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    • yes. do that. 7-30-2014 11:16pm
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  14. Preschool Can anyone recommend a "less expensive" day camp in lower westechester (ie, not $6k+ for the summer)? 7-29-2014 4:19pm (6 replies)
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    • if you can't afford it dont send them all summer 7-29-2014 4:21pm
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    • No town rec camp in your town? 7-29-2014 4:22pm
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      • no OP's Dc are too good for that 7-29-2014 4:22pm
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        • np: suck it, troll 7-29-2014 4:23pm
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        • What's wrong with you? 7-29-2014 4:23pm
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    • try Thornton Donovan and Concordia. Both were less pricy than many 7-29-2014 4:22pm
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  15. Preschool We are in a 3 bed in Manhattan and yet I'm still yearning for a house. The yard, barbecue, ease of aging guests, all the stuf I grew up with. The ability to let the kids just play...(more) 7-21-2014 9:43pm (3 replies)
    Right outside. Am I idealizing it? Work in midtown so thinking of commuting from lower Westchester town. Anyone regret it?
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    • totally regret it, and we couldn't have afforded even a 1 bedroom. but you, you have money and can afford more than a studio. stay where you are. there's no here here. 7-21-2014 9:44pm
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    • I regret having left the city. 7-21-2014 9:44pm
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    • Why do you regret it? 7-21-2014 9:48pm
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  16. Preschool My ds who is turning 6 wants nothing more than a limosine with friends for his birthday. I know. But where should I have it take them and will their parents let them ride in a...(more) 7-21-2014 1:48pm (5 replies)
    limo with boosters? I am aware that this is nuts, but it is all he wants.
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    • Maybe the limo can pick everyone up and take them to your house for pizza/cake? Then take them home again? 7-21-2014 1:50pm
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      • yes. 6 friends. that will keep the cost down too. 7-21-2014 1:51pm
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    • You should post on Toddler for more responses 7-21-2014 1:51pm
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      • okay i will repost 7-21-2014 1:51pm
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    • how aobut everyone meets at your house, then they go to pizza place, etc. 7-21-2014 1:51pm
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  17. Preschool Thoughts on Pelham with 5th and 3rd grader? Both of us work in midtown-ish. Looking forability...(more) 7-20-2014 10:09pm (6 replies)
    To walk to train and school and lots of hanging out with local friends. I'm not big on old homes though which seem to dominate. Pretty though.
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    • i think it's really pretty up there but don't know too much else about it 7-20-2014 10:10pm
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    • The town is not pretty IMO 7-20-2014 10:11pm
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      • * larchnont is much nicer 7-20-2014 10:11pm
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    • Love pelham. much more than anything else up metro north on that line 7-20-2014 10:15pm
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    • 2 working parents it's really only one of the few towns to consider and there are really amazing homes 7-20-2014 10:15pm
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    • almost exclusively old homes - many areas very walkable to school and train - can't beat commute to midtown 7-20-2014 10:16pm
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  18. Preschool I am trying to find SLP in NYC (hopefully UES) for my 5-YO DC's social pragmatic language issue... Seems like Steve Blaustein and Susan Schwartz are the two names I keep seeing on...(more) 7-9-2014 4:27pm (3 replies)
    This. Lard,
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    • So sorry, iPad error! So those are the two names I keep seeing on this board. If anyone had experience working with either of these therapists, would you mind sharing it with me?...(more) 7-9-2014 4:35pm
      Also, if your had to choose between speech/language therapy and social skills group for a DC with deficit in pragmatic language and social skills, which one would you pick? My DC will receive both services at school in the fall, but I would like to supplement after school. Thank you!
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    • Cant help w slp on the east side, but repost this to special needs board and you should get answers. 7-9-2014 4:42pm
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      • Thank you very much. Just did so after seeing your response. 7-9-2014 4:50pm
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  19. Preschool HopHopClock - A help for parents...(more) 7-9-2014 11:41am (2 replies)
    We've just got a mobile app ready that helps parents turning the everyday struggles
    (eating, dressing-up, getting bed, etc) with small kids (age between 3 and 9) to
    fun! It is working fine, but we would like to improve it even more!
    Now we are looking few mums and dads to try it out and participate improving it.
    If you are interested, please send us an email to get more information.
    Website: http://iteco.fi/apps/hophopclock/
    E-mail: emma@iteco.fi
    We need your opinion!
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    • I tried it!...(more) 7-14-2014 11:40am
      I checked the app out and it was working fine. I managed even get the youngest
      children to finish his lunch in record time.

      Good work!

      Ben
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      • Reply...(more) 7-21-2014 10:58am
        Thank you so much! We're happy to hear your positive feedback! :)
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  20. Preschool I just went to the spa to pick up my FIL after his massage and he was walking around in his 7-6-2014 12:37pm (1 reply)
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  21. Preschool Billings, Kalispell or Great Falls Montana in October?...(more) 6-27-2014 5:00pm (2 replies)
    TIA
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    • all pretty, but great falls, i think. none is bad. 6-27-2014 5:01pm
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    • What about Whitefish? 6-27-2014 5:26pm
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  22. Preschool CPSE unrespsonsive for summer services...(more) 6-26-2014 10:50am (2 replies)
    DD was approved for summer services and no one at CPSE has called me to schedule anything. I have reached out to Marita Bromberg, Tricia DeVito, Jennifer Lozano, etc. Summer session starts Tuesday and I have nothing scheduled for her. Any advice?
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    • Go and sit in their reception area until they come out and deal with your issue. 6-26-2014 10:53am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 6-26-2014 3:45pm
        they finally responded right after i posted- took forever. so frustrating! thanks.
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  23. Preschool Hi Moms. If anyone is looking for a summer camp. I know of a great one that I have personally had great experiences with. I see posts about camps so I wanted to tell about one...(more) 6-25-2014 10:17am (9 replies)
    that my dc loved. It offered lots of sports-related activities and was educational as well. If anyone is interested and lives in Manhattan, reply to this post and I will give more details.
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    • Thanks, Spamela! 6-25-2014 10:18am
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    • would love to hear 6-25-2014 10:18am
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      • Stop replying to your own post 6-25-2014 10:21am
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      • Interested? 6-25-2014 10:21am
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    • Why wouldn't you just give the name? Annoying post. 6-25-2014 10:21am
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      • I know, so weird 6-25-2014 10:23am
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    • Thank you, but no 6-25-2014 10:23am
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    • so?? 6-25-2014 10:33am
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    • It's Reebok on the UWS. If you are interested the number is 212-501-1434. 6-25-2014 11:19am
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  24. Preschool Hello YBM, Is anyone still looking for a summer camp? I have information on a fantastic camp. 6-25-2014 9:16am (2 replies)
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    • yes 6-25-2014 9:16am
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    • Ok, Are you near the UWS? 6-25-2014 9:21am
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  25. Preschool What do you do with the 5 yo that won't stay in their room for nap/rest time? constantly coming out, bothering dd in her room, calling down, etc. been a real handful lately. 6-22-2014 3:20pm (12 replies)
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    • no idea. my 5 yo hasn't had naptime or rest time in a couple of years 6-22-2014 3:21pm
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    • I think your kid is too old for nap or rest time. He's bored and doesn't want to be in there. Let him out and play with him. 6-22-2014 3:22pm
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      • you would think so, but then he is a beast by 5pm. I really only try to enforce it a few times a wk because he nds it. Even if he would just stay and read by himself... 6-22-2014 3:24pm
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        • enforce daily. ritualize it. 6-22-2014 3:25pm
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        • Let him watch a TV show for half an hour to recharge his batteries. I have three children and the reason they're beasts by 5 is because you're putting them to bed too late. Don't...(more) 6-22-2014 3:26pm
          make him nap. Put him to bed at 7.
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      • IMO a quiet hour is appropriate for every age group under the sun. a five year old can be coached to rest quietly, just like they can for any other behavior you want to see 6-22-2014 3:25pm
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        • (can be quiet play, of course) 6-22-2014 3:25pm
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    • seems kind of old for rest time. 6-22-2014 3:23pm
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    • keep reinforcing the rules, over and over again. 6-22-2014 3:24pm
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    • Seriously? 5 is a little old for naps. 6-22-2014 3:27pm
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    • If he won't stay in bed he can play quietly in room. MMy 5 yo still naps but on the weekends hasn't been problem for us 6-22-2014 3:32pm
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    • Try skipping rest time for a week and see what happens. 6-22-2014 3:41pm
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