Preschool

  1. Preschool 2.5yo DD just started preschool in Jan and we're having a really rough time (still crying off and on all day two months in and says she hates it/doesn't want to go)....(more) 3-4-2015 9:29am (0 replies)
    A friend mentioned there are psychologists who help kids with preschool separation- has anyone else heard of this or worked with anyone to deal with this issue, and was it helpful? I know it sounds kind of crazy but we will do anything that may help.
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  2. Preschool What do you think of this jacket...(more) 3-4-2015 4:27am (0 replies)
    what do you think of this jacket: http://www.leathersshop.net
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  3. Preschool We got into our 1st choice preschool but for an afternoon program? Did anyone else do an afternoon program for 2s, and how did your DC do? We have other AM options but this is a...(more) 3-2-2015 12:11pm (6 replies)
    much better school and we really love it. She will be 2.5 when it starts.
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    • It makes me crazy that schools have p.m. programs for 2 yos. They know it's a bad time for them and they just do it for $$. 3-2-2015 12:12pm
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    • We did it and it was amazing how quickly our kid adapted. 3-2-2015 12:12pm
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    • most preschools are the same. is it really much better? becuase morning is usually better for a 2 yr old 3-2-2015 12:13pm
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    • All three of my dcs stopped napping in the afternoon by 2.5yo. Seemed to be very common among their friends. I'd take the chance on your top choice/ 3-2-2015 12:13pm
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    • We did afternoon preschool (3s and 4s) and absolutely loved it. Ds dropped his nap quite early, so it may not work for everyone, but this allowed us to have easy relaxing mornings...(more) 3-2-2015 12:14pm
      and still do some additional morning classes. It was perfect for us.
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    • The problem is that if you have a baby then the baby's nap time is also when you have to do pickup. (I think) 3-2-2015 12:18pm
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  4. Preschool I can't fucking get a break! People show up at my house, kids have games, friends over, dh needs me. Help. I just need to be alone 3-1-2015 8:19pm (0 replies)
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  5. Preschool My dd was just scouted for soccer. Well, she's 9 and a coach from a club team came over and said she wanted her. 3-1-2015 7:47pm (3 replies)
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    • ^^^^ I'm bragging. 3-1-2015 7:47pm
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    • Congrats! They are offering college scholarships to 12 yo girls 3-1-2015 7:48pm
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      • Why do you have to be a dick? 3-1-2015 7:49pm
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  6. Preschool Tantrums at 3.5? my little one was never big on tantrums (very very stubborn but not a huge crier, tantrum kid). We hit 3.5 and he has these all out flailing, screaming tantrums....(more) 2-24-2015 9:04pm (4 replies)
    Not often but I really thought we snuck past the unreasoning type of tantrums (there's really nothing but time that helps him settle). 3 was tough with my older one too on pushing back/buttons but not these tantrums! Anyone else see this?
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    • My dc is the same age and when it's really OTT it's usually hunger or fatigue. Was in bed by 6:30 tonight due to this 2-24-2015 9:07pm
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      • yeah, the biggest one was coming back from vacation. on a flight (fun). no great lunch, no great sleep. next day, routine/food/sleep and was much better. 2-24-2015 9:50pm
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    • I think my FD was in a tantrum for that entire year. I swear he was possessed. He turned 4 and it was like a light switch turned on and it's been great since. BFF (who is a Ped)...(more) 2-24-2015 9:10pm
      said there is a LOT of developmental growth around that age and they're just kind of struggling to manage and align all of it and it can be incredibly frustrating. Once they catch up a bit things start to fall back into place. Just be firm, but loving, and consistency is key
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      • ^^ ds, not FD 2-24-2015 9:10pm
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  7. Preschool Are there any private school with similar profile to the NYC Horizon program? I visited it and also blue feather, amac, Cooke, example, these are a lot more restrictive. 2-14-2015 11:32am (2 replies)
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    • you'll do better posting this on sn board 2-14-2015 11:39am
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      • Ups reposted. Thanks. 2-14-2015 11:43am
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  8. Preschool Moms going back to school...(more) 2-13-2015 7:24pm (1 reply)
    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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  9. Preschool Audible book for family...(more) 2-12-2015 6:08pm (1 reply)
    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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  10. Preschool I'm over fifty and thought Grammy show was boring cause of all the old music. 2-9-2015 9:59am (0 replies)
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  11. Preschool Ok hiding toddler. Let me know when vashikaran is gone :) 2-9-2015 9:58am (0 replies)
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  12. Preschool 4 yr old can not do puzzles (literally can not do simple puzzles). it seems like a milestone gets missed each stage . teacher says she just doesn't like to do them/can't get a...(more) 2-3-2015 11:21am (6 replies)
    goodread b/c she doesn't do them. do i worry? advanced on other areas such as letter recognition and the like (not as good at drawing the letters but tries/can copy). can count items. other than puzzle issue, just sometimes lack of focus (but I think she's just 4-5 yr old behavior on the latter).
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    • Mine hates them too and can not do them 2-3-2015 11:23am
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    • My ds has a spatial processing disorder - if you're concerned you can work with her on this. It's not a major problem, but it does exist. 2-3-2015 11:26am
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      • aka directionally retawded 2-3-2015 11:40am
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    • One of mine couldn't do them until 6. There are disorders out there but sometimes it isn't anything. Mine is fine just took a while for it to click 2-3-2015 11:29am
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    • At our preschool this child would have an eval. I'm not saying something is wrong, just that our preschool is very particular about these things. 2-3-2015 11:32am
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  13. Preschool Still hasn't really picked a hand at 3.5? throws right, writes left, switches hands? shouldn't handedness be pretty established now? 2-3-2015 11:11am (7 replies)
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    • no 2-3-2015 11:12am
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    • Sounds like a lefty. 2-3-2015 11:12am
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      • OP: do we encourage use of left with throwing too? He definitely has poor fine motor compared to kids in his class (not a great pencil grasp and weak on scissors) but maybe that's...(more) 2-3-2015 11:15am
        b/c he hasn't totally isolated which hand...?
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        • Yes . If the left is the hand for writing using it for throwing will strengthen the pencil grip 2-3-2015 11:17am
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    • not nec. my now 7 yo used both at that age and is now solidly right handed 2-3-2015 11:14am
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    • My 5.5 yo is ambidextrous, or should I say "neitherdextrous". 2-3-2015 11:15am
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    • ds just started fencing lessons. there was a boy there who wasn't sure if he should use his right or left arm. the teacher had him turn his back to her, close his eyes. she then...(more) 2-3-2015 11:19am
      gave him a light push forward to see which foot he'd catch himself on. that was her clue as to hi s more dominant side.
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  14. Preschool Insight pls. 43 yo DH has left--to be w his secretary of course, who's 29 and has 4 kids from prior relationships (no marriages) and no education. It's what he wanted, and he...(more) 2-2-2015 12:46pm (8 replies)
    maintains they are serious. We've filed for divorce. Our kids are 8 and 4. I would never take him back. But I'm curious--if this is what makes him happy why does he look so dreadful (pasty, suddenly old, eyes sunken, short tempered). Can it be he is not so happy after all? (I do hope so).
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    • maybe he's dying 2-2-2015 12:48pm
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    • How long have they been together? 2-2-2015 12:48pm
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    • maybe it's the taking care of her 4 kids that's wearing him out 2-2-2015 12:49pm
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    • oh poor you. I think there's a good chance that he is discovering that his choice isn't quite what he thought it was going to be 2-2-2015 12:50pm
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    • It was hot when it was illicit, now it's out and she's just a harried single mom with 4 kids 2-2-2015 12:51pm
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    • That is all! We were married 11 years, during which I also had breast cancer. He left after I'd been in remission one year. 2-2-2015 12:53pm
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    • who knows. those leaver cheater types are befuddling 2-2-2015 12:54pm
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    • Thanks, ladies! 2-2-2015 1:00pm
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  15. Preschool Broke up w boyfriend then 4 days later he reached out then we talked for a few days now I haven't heard...(more) 1-24-2015 12:53pm (9 replies)
    From him since last night 11 pm....???its 12 pm now ? So I texted him like where is ur head at ??? I'd like to work on things if you do....so if I don't hear from him in the next day ir so that's it ? We're broken up ? No final goodbye -it's done ??
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    • I don't know. But if you're the same person who wasn't happy about the company he was keeping you need to grow up. 1-24-2015 12:55pm
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    • Why would you talk to him after he broke up with you? he was seeing how desperate you are. he now knows you are. He is a game player. 1-24-2015 12:55pm
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    • You remain silent until further contact from him. Then decide at that time what you really want. 1-24-2015 12:56pm
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    • don't chase after a grown man. it is a red flag of the life you will have together. if you don't hear from him asap close the door tightly 1-24-2015 12:56pm
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      • Don't u think there should b some closure from him like "yes this isn't working" vs just MIA? After a year ?? 1-24-2015 1:01pm
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        • No, and don't expect it. 1-24-2015 1:04pm
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          • For real? That's fucking rude -how often has that happened to u ?? 1-24-2015 1:05pm
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            • You sound so desperate. It's really unbecoming 1-24-2015 1:07pm
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            • Never, because I was always the one to initiate the breakup. 1-24-2015 1:10pm
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  16. Preschool Asking for opinion...(more) 1-23-2015 2:15pm (2 replies)
    What do you think about HopHopClock?
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    • I don't know what this is 1-23-2015 2:15pm
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    • Never heard of it...(more) 1-23-2015 2:16pm
      Is it something that needs to be hidden?
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  17. Preschool Gr was beautiful, and single, I cortland gabdje it 1-17-2015 10:06pm (5 replies)
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  18. Preschool This guy was so ducking joy I couldn't have it 1-17-2015 10:03pm (4 replies)
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    • I love this sentence, 1-17-2015 10:04pm
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      • Op lol me too 1-17-2015 10:05pm
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    • *fucking hot I mean lol 1-17-2015 10:04pm
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    • the duck kicks with its hind leg 1-17-2015 10:06pm
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  19. Preschool I don't feel like my child has made any progress in articulation in K. What else can request beside standard speech at school? DC gets 3 sessions in K currently. I don't think 1-12-2015 10:52pm (7 replies)
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    • three a month? 1-12-2015 10:53pm
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    • I think you may need to go private 1-12-2015 10:53pm
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      • That would be no better and might be worse 1-12-2015 10:56pm
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        • I'm a teacher- I see how these speech therapists in schools operate- 30 minute sessions=20 minutes AT BEST between pick-up and drop off and wherever else 1-12-2015 10:58pm
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        • Not private school. Pri ate speech 1-12-2015 11:02pm
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    • Post on Sn; but if you are in nyc, I was told 3x30 a week was the most a k student could get 1-12-2015 10:54pm
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    • k is young 1-12-2015 10:56pm
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  20. Preschool Please cheer me up. DH asked for divorce two months ago, as I was wrapping up my breast cancer treatment. Now I discover he's seeing his office mgr (he owns company). He swears they waited...(more) 1-8-2015 11:34pm (41 replies)
    til hevaskedvfor divorce, tho I only partly believe him. I'm pretty shattered. Please please please tell me this will end badly for him. I need to believe it will.
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    • Repost on Toddler. Wishing you the best! xo 1-8-2015 11:35pm
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    • The best thing you can do is forget about his situation and focus on your own because you can only control that. 1-8-2015 11:35pm
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    • it will end badly for him. promise. 1-8-2015 11:35pm
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      • Fingers crossed here 1-8-2015 11:37pm
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    • congrats on getting better. fuck that dude. a person with so few scruples will not end well. 1-8-2015 11:36pm
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      • Plus let's not forget she knew my situation so she's no prize. 1-8-2015 11:40pm
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        • she knew you had BC? that's fucked. that's beyond an affair to me. 1-8-2015 11:41pm
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          • Yes, she's worked for him a long time and everyone knew. Chemo, radiation, mastectomy. 1-8-2015 11:44pm
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            • i hope she never gets sick. your dh does not seem like he has it in him to tough out the hard times. 1-8-2015 11:45pm
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            • Wow, she's a steaming pile of shit. they both are 1-8-2015 11:48pm
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              • This made me laugh. I needed that. 1-8-2015 11:49pm
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    • it will 1-8-2015 11:36pm
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    • Op: thanks, ladies! Doing good so far! ;-) 1-8-2015 11:37pm
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    • What a bastard! Things started like that never end well. May he bald and grow fat. 1-8-2015 11:37pm
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      • And get an STD 1-8-2015 11:38pm
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    • its excruciating. i'll be honest with you, based on my experience. it may NOT end badly for him, but in a few years, you won't care because you'll be focused on making sure it...(more) 1-8-2015 11:38pm
      doesn't end badly for you. if you keep your eye on that goal, it won't. I'm rooting for you!
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      • Thank you! I was wife number 2. I suspect he'll have to marry her to justify the wreckage he's left in his wake. 1-8-2015 11:39pm
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        • he may. it helped me to remember this: what i had with my now exdh was special and sacred while it lasted. what he has with his new wife may be that, too, but it's theirs alone....(more) 1-8-2015 11:42pm
          believe me, it took a lot of embarrassing begging and yelling and raging to get there. I don't expect you to be there now, but it will happen. someday you'll wake up and you won't give a shit about them. you won't be sad that they're still happy, it won't make you feel good if they are miserable. it just won't matter.
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          • I agree. And if it weren't for the likely infidelity while I was so sick I'd already be ok with it. 1-8-2015 11:45pm
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            • yeah, i mean, he's an asshole, let's not be too lofty here. but still. it won't matter, i promise. it's the best thing you can do for yourself, and the best way to say fuck you...(more) 1-8-2015 11:46pm
              to him. don't give him that power. you're more than what he did to you.
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              • Excellent words. Thank you. 1-8-2015 11:47pm
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                • you bet. i got really good support here when i felt too crazy to discuss with anyone i knew. seems only fair to pay it forward. 1-8-2015 11:47pm
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                  • Consider yourself in the black now. 1-8-2015 11:50pm
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    • he sucks the big one. 1-8-2015 11:39pm
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    • Why not hope the best for them? 1-8-2015 11:39pm
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      • I bet you never ever eat dessert 1-8-2015 11:41pm
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      • He told our kids age 8 and 4 that she's his gf, and it's not been easy for them. They knew her before this. So did I. They're confused and hurt and I don't know how to respond to...(more) 1-8-2015 11:43pm
        their questions.
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        • you don't have to. you can tell them you don't know and they'll have to ask their dad. 1-8-2015 11:45pm
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          • Yes. Good advice. 1-8-2015 11:47pm
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    • eh, I hope she chokes on his dick. Your life will be better without him. 1-8-2015 11:40pm
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      • I hope he develops erectile dysfunction personally 1-8-2015 11:46pm
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    • It's shit like this that makes me really hope there is a heaven and hell and you are getting good points for the afterlife for the suffering you have had to endure on earth. I'm...(more) 1-8-2015 11:46pm
      sorry op, he's a shit. Having been cheated on and divorced, my best advice is try, as hard as it is, to not worry about what he's doing and get happy despite him. My ex married his affair so I don't say that flippantly
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      • Oh that stinks. I'm sorry you went through it too. I can't imagine anything good will come of this. 1-8-2015 11:49pm
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        • You know, I thought it was the worst thing that could happen to me, but honestly it was the best. I'm happy now, with a much better guy. I never thought that would happen. I think...(more) 1-8-2015 11:51pm
          If you are positive, you will behapoy
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    • It will! My brother did something similar and now, 8 yrs later, his ex is happily involved in a serious relationship and he's alone. You will be okay! 1-8-2015 11:50pm
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      • Does he regret it? 1-8-2015 11:51pm
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    • Cosmic vengeance would be for him to get sick and and her to ditch. 1-8-2015 11:51pm
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    • i am filled with rage on your behalf. both selfish assholes, imho. get healthy and then he can go fuck himself while you focus on your kids, your life and your impending...(more) 1-8-2015 11:55pm
      happiness.
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      • Aaahhhh thank you! 1-9-2015 12:00am
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  21. Preschool Comparing sibs- I shouldn't do it. my older ds (7) is gifted. younger (3) seems so different but I know it's my lens to some degree (or not)? tips on how to turn my brain off in...(more) 1-8-2015 9:01pm (7 replies)
    comparison land? Or tell me where I can get a good sense of what 3-3.5 usually does. The milestone stuff seems so not in-depth.
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    • they all have different strenths and weaknesses and develop in their own time. 1-8-2015 9:02pm
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    • Is 3yo in school,talk w teachers 1-8-2015 9:03pm
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      • OP: yes, and same school older one went. They do the "development at this age can be very uneven...kids different pace, etc....the only thing they cite is my...(more) 1-8-2015 9:09pm
        younger one is to keep in mind younger one is more stubborn/independent (older one more pleaser) so it is harder to gauge younger one too because he is a bit more reluctant to show his skills either way (not that we should compare ;)
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    • You younge one sounds typical. It istough not to compare but don't think you have any reason for concern. 1-8-2015 9:03pm
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    • We all can't help it but just try not to worry. Your your younger dc will reveal themselves to you in time 1-8-2015 9:03pm
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      • Also don't they give you a sheet at the ped each year? 1-8-2015 9:05pm
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        • OP: not a sheet but we talk through things. I'll ask next time i'm in there. 1-8-2015 9:11pm
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  22. Preschool Does anyone have feedback on Barrow Street Nursery? 1-5-2015 12:11pm (2 replies)
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    • back in the day (my kids are ms aged), it was supposed to be lovely and sweet. they were portrayed in that awful documentary though where they accepted a gift prior to admititng...(more) 1-5-2015 12:13pm
      a child, though I might be wrong about that
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      • I wouldn't trust anything from many years ago...(more) 1-7-2015 6:17pm
        The administration has entirely changed since 2008 and the program is now one of the most desired downtown. We didn't get in last year, but left with a very good impression
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  23. Preschool Weird, I never crave chinese food......:/ 1-5-2015 1:46am (5 replies)
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    • Have you had a scallion pancake? That experience could change everything 1-5-2015 1:55am
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      • P. A 1-5-2015 1:56am
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        • P.S. You're lucky ;) 1-5-2015 1:57am
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      • np: omg. guess what i'm going to eat tomorrow? thanks for reminding me. i love scallion pancakes. 1-5-2015 2:08am
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  24. Preschool Cousin's wife cheating with strippers, sad but what is sadder is that nothing surprises me anymore 1-5-2015 1:30am (3 replies)
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    • male strippers or female? 1-5-2015 1:36am
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  25. Preschool I can't wait till the day that I no longer look 14. 1-5-2015 1:20am (0 replies)
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