Toddler

  1. Toddler Southwest just let me book a flight for my 13yo and 7yo with no adult supervision. 4 hr 13 min ago (27 replies)
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    • i flew at 7 on my own. are there new rules? 4 hr 13 min ago
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      • the rule is you have to be 12 or pay an "unaccompanied minor" fee... 4 hr 12 min ago
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        • oh, i had no idea. clearly have never sent kids alone :-) 4 hr 11 min ago
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    • Well 13 year old is why 4 hr 12 min ago
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      • yeah, so he can supervise the little one. I am fine with this, just happy if the airline is. 4 hr 11 min ago
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        • Yes. That's usually the case. MMy brother and I used to fly on our own and once my brother reached 12 we no longer had to have supervision, I am 2 years younger 4 hr 10 min ago
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          • Np: my older brother and I used to fly on a prop plane to my grandmas house every summer. It made three stops on the way. We got plastic wing pins and all the coca cola we could...(more) 4 hr 8 min ago
            drink. Also got to meet the pilot and sit in the cockpit seat
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            • Yep we always went into the cockpit and got wings 4 hr 8 min ago
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            • And we were 10 and 12 when we started doing this 4 hr 7 min ago
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              • You probably did not have a long security line to go through 4 hr 3 min ago
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          • whooo hooo this is so liberating. 4 hr 8 min ago
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        • i think that 13 is over 12 which is their rule 4 hr 10 min ago
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          • so a 13yo can supervise a 7yo? 4 hr 9 min ago
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            • yes, if the 13 year old is older than 12 4 hr 7 min ago
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              • I just assumed they would make me pay the $150 for the little one. 4 hr 5 min ago
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    • omg- what's the world coming to? you should be reported CPS, you free range nutter 4 hr 11 min ago
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      • I'm just happy if I can save the $150. 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • i'm not serious. :) i think it's great. i'm glad you're doing it 4 hr 5 min ago
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          • I know. I' 4 hr 5 min ago
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            • I'm going for a celebration for my stepdad and then flying home alone, leaving my kids for a week while I start a big new job. It's all so liberating. 4 hr 4 min ago
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              • wow- a whole new way of life! 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • The only thing I would worry about is them getting through security and finding the gate and baggage claim etc by themselves. 4 hr 4 min ago
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      • well they'll be leaving from my parents' little midwestern airport, and they'll just have backpacks-- no baggage. I'll be there to meet them at laguardia. whoooo hoooooo 4 hr 1 min ago
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        • But you will not be able to go to the gate...they will have to come outside to meet you. 3 hr 59 min ago
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          • they 3 hr 58 min ago
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            • will make it. 3 hr 58 min ago
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          • There's only one way out and tons of cops/workers/etc. 3 hr 51 min ago
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  2. Toddler How often do you end up in tears about your job? I have been crying frequently (at home, alone) out of frustration and wondering how long I should put up with this before making a...(more) 4 hr 15 min ago (16 replies)
    drastic change.
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    • I was upset about work all the time for years, starting a new job July 1. 4 hr 15 min ago
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    • all the time, but its not out of frustration nec 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • yes. near nervous breakdown all the time 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • I am stupidly crying because I have a client commitment that I cannot get out of (without major repercussions) that conflicts with end of school year programs/celebrations for my...(more) 4 hr 9 min ago
      3 dc. I am the default parent, by a large margin, and I hate to miss these things. Then I also hate that I am upset about it because that's ridiculous and career limiting. Hence, the tears.
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      • im so sorry. this is IMPOSSIBLE to reconcile. imho you should ditch work for these things and assume in the long run the career will bounce back. (i'm an svp at a big marketing...(more) 4 hr 7 min ago
        company. and i wohm)
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      • This sucks so much. I am so sorry. I know what I would do but that's why my career is at a standstill. (but that's ok with me for now.) 3 hr 59 min ago
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      • it's not ridiculous 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • op: I have this conflict all the time, and it is quite painful. I kind of envy my DH for not feeling the conflict, his mantra is "I'm doing my job to support the family already...(more) 3 hr 52 min ago
        and shouldn't jeopardize that for a school event"
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    • When I was a young associate I broke down in front of the assigning partner bc I was completely overwhelmed and he told me I should never, ever cry at work and should aspire to be...(more) 4 hr 8 min ago
      More like this shrew partner who he said could make paint peel off the walls. I used to close my office door and cry all the time. Such a horrible place.
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    • I could not have a job like this. 4 hr 7 min ago
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    • op: I'm not sure what to feel about all these responses! It's nice to not feel alone, but really wish you all were not in tears! 4 hr 5 min ago
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      • men cry on the inside or go watch porn to deal with their anger/frustration/rage/shame. 4 hr 2 min ago
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  3. Toddler New york state is very backward when it comes to divorce and custody laws. 4 hr 15 min ago (27 replies)
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    • how so? 4 hr 15 min ago
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      • even when custody is shared evenly, there is a "primary" parent and a payer. 4 hr 14 min ago
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        • and that matters how? 4 hr 13 min ago
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          • ummm... in every other state, shared custody where incomes are equal would mean no child support. 4 hr 13 min ago
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            • when are incomes ever 100 percent equal? 4 hr 11 min ago
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              • Lots of times. Many couples meet at the same job. 4 hr 10 min ago
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                • men are usually paid more for doing the same job 4 hr 9 min ago
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              • usually not. but support paid in other states is much less. only in nys is the "non primary" parent responsible for paying 25% of his income regardless of whether he has the kids...(more) 4 hr 10 min ago
                half the time, for example.
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                • wow, a whole 25 percent? i'd be set, i should get divorced! 4 hr 9 min ago
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                  • ok, imagine if two parents each make 60K and each have the kids half the time. The "non-primary" (code word for dad) would have to pay the "primary" (ie mom) $1200 a month or...(more) 4 hr 7 min ago
                    whatever 25% of his income is. In every other state is would be a wash. That makes a difference.
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                    • that's not how the law in ny works. the "primary" designation does not determine who pays child support and how much. 4 hr ago
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                      • yes it does. just spoke to a family law attorney who assured me she's make sure I"m "primary" so he will have to pay 3 hr 57 min ago
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                        • she is dumbing down the law for you. that's not how the child support statute works as a matter of law, although it's where you can end up based on some lawyering. 3 hr 55 min ago
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                          • ^^^or she's a bad lawyer. you can have primary custody and pay the other parent child support if you you make more (assuming the dc spend time with other parent). 3 hr 52 min ago
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                • there is nothing backwards about this. child support is an entirely different issue from the parenting time schedule. the latter should be based on the best interests of the...(more) 4 hr 1 min ago
                  child, period.
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                  • so if 2 parents earn the same salary and each have the kid(s) half the time, you think one party should still pay a substantial amount of child support? Why? 3 hr 59 min ago
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                    • that's not how child support is calculated in nys. it's not a flat percentage. a percentage is applied to the combined income of both parents. then each parent is required to cont...(more) 3 hr 56 min ago
                      contribute their pro rata share of that amount (subject to the statutory caps unless the parties agree otherwise) based on their relative incomes.
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                      • no. 3 hr 55 min ago
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                        • yes. read the guidelines. 3 hr 53 min ago
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                          • ok but it's true that this amount goes to the primary parent. 3 hr 52 min ago
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                            • not necessarily. 3 hr 52 min ago
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    • hey, we made big progress recently. 4 hr 14 min ago
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    • At least we finally have no fault. In other states is there any child support paid if custody is 50/50 4 hr 12 min ago
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      • only based on difference in income. 4 hr 11 min ago
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    • yes it is. 4 hr 10 min ago
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      • why I wonder? 4 hr 9 min ago
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        • Np my theory is that the matrimonial bar in ny likes it this way - law less clear, more oppy for expensive litigation 3 hr 53 min ago
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  4. Toddler Fun spelling bee test. how many will you get right?...(more) 4 hr 16 min ago (7 replies)
    • raproachment 4 hr 13 min ago
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      • eh. I studied spanish, not french 4 hr 13 min ago
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    • i did horribly! but the funny thing is that i remember a few of these words when i was studying for the spelling bee in 8th grade (i was in the national spelling bee in 1984) :) 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • pampootie! 4 hr 10 min ago
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    • DUDE! I won a spelling bee in 5th grade, and I only got ONE right on this one…and it was the food-related one 4 hr 10 min ago
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    • i got one right 4 hr 5 min ago
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    • i got 2 right. and i feel very proud of that fact. 3 hr 45 min ago
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  5. Toddler Why am i having a bar mitzvah at my house. What was I thinking/ 4 hr 17 min ago (4 replies)
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    • It's really nice to do that 4 hr 14 min ago
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    • is Nicki Minaj performing? 4 hr 13 min ago
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    • Will that confuse people trying to determine gift amount so they cover their plate? 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • It's more intimate and unique, I went to one once and loved it 4 hr 5 min ago
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  6. Toddler Intuitive or psychic mom? 4 hr 17 min ago (3 replies)
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    • i want to talk to the one i asked about B and S with. she guessed a lot of things right! 4 hr 15 min ago
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      • she was on earlier 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • damn! i keep missing her! i can't say im %100 convinced, but i wouldlike to update her 4 hr 4 min ago
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  7. Toddler Kind of looks like Ramona to me:...(more) 4 hr 18 min ago (2 replies)
  8. Toddler I'm pretty sure that the "sensitive issue of the night" posts around this time every night are fake. 4 hr 18 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Late night sucks 4 hr 13 min ago
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  9. Toddler Anyone know if i can teach myself to meditate? 4 hr 19 min ago (5 replies)
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    • sure 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • how? 4 hr 16 min ago
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        • there are lots of resources online. youtube too. guided meditations...(more) 4 hr 13 min ago
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          • - no subject -...(more) 4 hr 13 min ago
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    • there's some great apps too 4 hr 1 min ago
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  10. Toddler 33 wks pg and I'm getting the worst cramps in my feet. Should I be worried? 4 hr 20 min ago (2 replies)
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    • No but eat a banana or take a magnesium supp 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • And drink a lot of water 3 hr 59 min ago
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  11. Toddler Anyone use Kinesys Spray sunscreen for DC? have you found a cheaper, comparable brand or a cheap place to buy in the US? 4 hr 25 min ago (5 replies)
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    • ^ and I've tried Kiss My Face non-aerosol spray and we didn't like it 4 hr 24 min ago
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    • I use the babyganics spray--its a pump. My DS has ver sensitive skin and no issues with this 4 hr 20 min ago
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  12. Toddler My garage gym neighbors had a garage party. Beer cans and the in the driveway. I live next to the Beverly hillbillies 4 hr 26 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Do they have a cement pond? 4 hr 25 min ago
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      • Yes. Why yes they do. 4 hr 24 min ago
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  13. Toddler Wow - so the same girl who was the winner of the Child Genius show just today co-won the spelling bee. I love her. 4 hr 26 min ago (25 replies)
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    • Why is the spelling bee so big in Indian and se Asian culture? 4 hr 25 min ago
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      • There were articles about this. I don't think anyone came up with a definitive answer. Here's one:...(more) 4 hr 24 min ago
      • the documentary, Spellbound, and the long tradition of memorization 4 hr 23 min ago
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      • their parents push this, studying this like 8 hours a day. tiger moms (and dads too). plus they're obviously good at it. 4 hr 22 min ago
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        • I promise you, you have never seen tiger moms like the Indian moms at the national bee 4 hr 21 min ago
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          • using the term to apply across cultures, and esp. the Indian parents (aka lunatics about their kids excelling and winning) 4 hr 19 min ago
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            • I don't follow 4 hr 19 min ago
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          • np - In Vanya's specific family, from watching Child Genius, it's her dad who studies with them 4 hr 16 min ago
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    • They were amazing, those kids 4 hr 23 min ago
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      • They knew all of the words , I found it disturbing 4 hr 22 min ago
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        • The boy especially. He spelled so quickly. almost like he didnt have to think 4 hr 19 min ago
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          • It s not really a good thing that he went so fast 4 hr 18 min ago
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        • ditto. i can't even watch this any longer. seems abusive. 4 hr 18 min ago
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          • I have a kid who went a few years ago(I posted from there). He was one of the youngest and coaches came out of the woodwork to offer their services. NFW 4 hr 17 min ago
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            • not the event itself, rather the endless prep and obsession with getting there and winning 4 hr 5 min ago
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    • there was a link on cnn to test yourself. i got 2 out of 10 words correct. i am an attorney! but they are ridiculous words 4 hr 19 min ago
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    • i can't even spell the winner's names 4 hr 16 min ago
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      • Almost every name at dd's sxhool is like that. 4 hr 10 min ago
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    • oh, me too. Must be all that water... 4 hr 1 min ago
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  14. Toddler DH is deaf (completely) since birth. we have 3 dcs (2 and 3 are bio his) and our 3rd has some hearing loss but not deaf. Dh is anti surgery (and anti hearing aids for him) but ok...(more) 4 hr 27 min ago (141 replies)
    with hearing aid for her since she can hear but doesn't want to do surgery. What are your thoughts? i feel like his opinion sways a bit more because he has the experience. We have been friends since kindergarten so i watched some of his hard times, but she is not deaf and times are different.
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    • I understand being anti surgery, but no hearing aids? 4 hr 26 min ago
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      • not for himself, he says its fine for dd especially since she can hear. 4 hr 26 min ago
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    • have never understood this about the deaf community. you should try anything which will help your dd hear better. 4 hr 25 min ago
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      • op- i can't speak for the deaf community, but he does not see it as something to fix about himself. He misses out on some things he wishes he could be involved in (music, hearing...(more) 4 hr 23 min ago
        dcs, etc) but he has no desire to hear.
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        • he's probably acting out of fear 4 hr 22 min ago
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          • I don't think he is. Maybe partially. But its very complicated. 4 hr 21 min ago
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        • fwiw, i know someone who was profoundly deaf at work, and only chose a cochlear implant after the birth of her first child. She realized how much easier it made her life to hear. 4 hr 21 min ago
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          • op-i am sure it would make lots of things easier. hell, maybe i fear it, i have known him since i am a little girl and he has been deaf. I have used sign language with him since i...(more) 4 hr 20 min ago
            am 6yo! I don't know him any other way! He is my life. My children all use ASL. Its our life.
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            • can he speak? 4 hr 18 min ago
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              • somewhat. He can read lips very well. (some people don't realize that, lol) but he can'tspeak like you and I 4 hr 15 min ago
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      • ^this. the deaf community can sometimes be so anti-hearing it's weird. 4 hr 22 min ago
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    • i think that it is quite a complicated issue. 4 hr 24 min ago
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    • i saw that docu aobut cochlear implants and didn't understand why deaf people wouldn't want to hear. what "culture" are they trying to preserve? 4 hr 22 min ago
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      • Um their own? 4 hr 20 min ago
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      • but you get this with other SN parents. if you could take away your DC's SN would you? your dc would presumably be a different kid then. maybe you as a parent can't say that,...(more) 4 hr 20 min ago
        but the kids certainly should be able to say it for themselves
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        • Yes. My dd has anxiety and attention issues and I would absolutely take them away! They make her unhappy. WTF 4 hr 14 min ago
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      • they believe they are not impaired by being deaf. it is just a different way to be. by "fixing" it you must have been broken. 4 hr 20 min ago
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        • they are broken. and that's ok. and it's good to fix it. 4 hr 19 min ago
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          • np: they don't "feel" broken. 4 hr 19 min ago
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          • that is easy for us to say, but for the deaf community, it is not. 4 hr 18 min ago
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          • op- but that is your take on it. Not many of the deaf community. this is not a right or wrong, and your absolute feeling of it being "broken" shows how self involved you are. 4 hr 18 min ago
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            • this is basic biology. i'm being frank not because i'm self centered but because i feel awful for your daughter. 4 hr 16 min ago
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              • No, you are being close minded and don't know what you are talking about. You are being judgmental. I don't know how i feel about dd, btu i 100% respect the deaf community and my...(more) 4 hr 14 min ago
                dhs choices. And my dd would have her own decision when she is older. Obviously.
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                • No. If you avoid an implant now, it will impair her ability to hear later. I hope you realize this is not just something you can do later and have the same result. The immature...(more) 4 hr 12 min ago
                  brain is going to adapt to the implant much more efficiently.
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          • Walk a mile dear... 4 hr 18 min ago
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          • but cochlear implant does not produce normal hearing and can be much harder for adults to get used to than children. 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • op- its not preserving. it is just living as you are. Loving who you are and how you communicate. 4 hr 19 min ago
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        • np: It's hard to understand deaf community unless you have experienced it. 4 hr 18 min ago
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        • And you are limiting her life. That is very selfish of your dh. VERY selfish. 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • what tipe of surgery? cochlear implant? 4 hr 21 min ago
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      • There are a few options depending on the reason and severity of hearing loss. DH was asked a few years ago to do a trial surgery. He turned it down. 4 hr 17 min ago
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        • I teach and currently pursuing a certification in Deaf Ed, so I am not authority but a bit involved in deaf community. I am against cochlear implants in young children, but...(more) 4 hr 15 min ago
          not against corrective surgery. That said, I understand your DHs position.
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          • ^wait, I just saw your baby is 1 yo... Oy... I would wait. 4 hr 14 min ago
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            • op- yes we are just discussing this and figuring it out. we are just finding out she has hearing problems. we are not completely clear on what can or will be done yet. 4 hr 13 min ago
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              • I am just not pro-surgery on babies. You know she will be fine, regardless of what you decide. 4 hr 8 min ago
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                • How idiotic. 4 hr 8 min ago
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                • do you know that most deaf people are unemployed? that is not fine. 4 hr 4 min ago
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            • The longer you wait, the worse the outcomes are. 4 hr 8 min ago
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              • op- the problem with your statement is "worse". i don't see it that way. What is "worse"? 4 hr 7 min ago
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                • Worse as in, the child will be less able to hear well and process the information in her brain. 4 hr 6 min ago
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                  • np: you are highly uneducated on deafness 4 hr 6 min ago
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                    • You are highly uneducated on the brain. Go look it up. It will not be the same if you delay. 4 hr 4 min ago
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                      • Most deaf people don't give a shit about hearing. 4 hr 2 min ago
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                        • Most deaf people who are adults have no options. Duh. 4 hr 1 min ago
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                      • Being white is easier for my son than being black. But he is black. IF he could change it, should i advocate for my child that he "go white" if the surgery is available/ i mean,...(more) 4 hr ago
                        it will get him a better education, job, money, less trouble from cops, less chance of poverty, jail time, etc. I mean, i guess all black people SHOULD make their lives easier if they could, right?
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                        • Being black is not a physical disability. Don't be a fucking moron. 3 hr 59 min ago
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                          • Actually it IS more disabling in life than being deaf. You are born with both, and if you can change them both and they will benefit you or your child why wouldn't you advocate...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
                            for your child and change this thing that is harming their potential? same fucking thing.
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                            • IT IS NOT A PHYSICAL DISABILITY. As a black woman you are seriously pissing me off. 3 hr 58 min ago
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                              • Word. 3 hr 57 min ago
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                              • Being black is a disability in this world. Are you now saying you have all the opputunities that white people do? Really? Since when? Black people are less likely to get a career...(more) 3 hr 55 min ago
                                than deaf white people. Less likely to have fathers. Black people more likely to go to jail than deaf people. So why wouldn't you change being black if you could? your life for you and your children would be greatly benefitted. Don't play dumb. you know its true. If deaf people will benefit from hearing, then black people will benefit from being white. Hell, gay people should all line up to get that straight surgery too.
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                                • No it isn't a physical disability. Dealing with racists is not the same as not being able to have most jobs, not be able to access healthcare, not be able to keep myself safe on a...(more) 3 hr 53 min ago
                                  walk. You are being incredibly insulting by continuing to make this "analogy" so STFU now.
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                                  • I don't give two fucks if you are insulted. lol. you are being insulted asshole. Look in the mirror. And sorry, your point is that being deaf hinders life. So does being black or...(more) 3 hr 50 min ago
                                    gay or anything that isn't a white straight male. Give me a fucking break. Life isn't cake. Shit happens. And we all live differently. And its not a right or wrong equation you want to make it. Its interesting you can't see your own double standards.
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                                    • You are a racist asshole. Go fuck yourself. 3 hr 49 min ago
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                                      • Funny, i would say the same to you. hypocrite. 3 hr 49 min ago
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                        • This is kind of a stupid analogy, sorry 3 hr 58 min ago
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    • you should insist on surgery. this is ridiculous that he wants his child to have a disability. 4 hr 21 min ago
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    • Hold old is she? 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • almost 1 4 hr 16 min ago
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        • aw, let her hear. if there are things wrong with me, i wouldn't want to pass them down to my kids 4 hr 13 min ago
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          • OP said she could get hearing aids as she isn't totally deaf. why not try that first? 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • have you read Far From the Tree - the chapter on the deaf community gave me a better understanding 4 hr 17 min ago
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      • I fel the same way about Switched At Birth. Helped me understand more about deaf culture. 4 hr 15 min ago
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        • they made interesting points abt the brain development you get learnings sign (deaf of deaf) vs cochlear. I am a SN parent (autism) so have some understanding.. I would do the...(more) 4 hr 13 min ago
          surgery.. but I had a better understanding of the reasons why a parent would choose deaf culture after reading that
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      • op- i have read it, yes. 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • i think you need for him to see how being hearing impaired will limit her potential and by being hearing it will allow her the freedom he didn't have. 4 hr 16 min ago
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      • np: big mistake to think deaf people are impaired. 4 hr 13 min ago
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        • hearing impaired means her hearing is impaired. Not that the person is impaired. Ugh 4 hr 9 min ago
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        • Are you stupid? Of course they are impaired. WTF is the matter with you? 4 hr 6 min ago
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          • np: I am clearly more educated in this matter than you are, 4 hr 5 min ago
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            • Your job depends on people staying DEAF so I really don't give a crap about your biased opinion. 4 hr 4 min ago
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              • Deaf people are ok with staying deaf. back off psycho. np 4 hr 2 min ago
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                • Being deaf is not as good as being able to HEAR. I am not a psycho for wanting the best life possible for people. You are a psycho for wanting to keep a child disabled ON PURPOSE. 4 hr ago
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                  • np: getting a cochlear implant is not the same as becoming a hearing person. 3 hr 49 min ago
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                    • They can hear. The earlier they have it done, the more they can hear. "Processing sound" is called hearing. 3 hr 46 min ago
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              • and most deaf people don't give a shit about how small and limited your vision of the world is. 4 hr ago
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                • A lot of deaf people have a real chip on their shoulder, as evidenced by your dh's desire to keep his daughter disabled. 3 hr 59 min ago
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                  • op- you aren't even talking to me, fyi. i don't need to defend myself or my family. I get your anger. i don't agree. its fine. Doesn't change my view of things 3 hr 57 min ago
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                    • I think your dh is a bad father, and you are a bad mother for catering to it. 3 hr 56 min ago
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      • op- eyeroll. i was hoping this was a place to talk to adults. Forget it. 4 hr 11 min ago
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        • and you do not think that a person's potential is in anyway limited by having limited hearing.? 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • No, i don't. Nor should it be. And I have lived with my husband his entire life. I know what it is like and he knows what it is like and we know hundreds of deaf people. So no, i...(more) 4 hr 4 min ago
            don't.
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            • Then you are a fool. Just being able to hear increases her chance of survival. She won't hear music. She won't hear the sound of her children laughing. Who are you to deny that...(more) 4 hr 2 min ago
              for her because you are subservient to your bully dh?
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              • OP has drunk the koolaid, save your breath 3 hr 48 min ago
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            • no one is saying that your husband doest have a great life. but being deaf does impact your world, your career choices etc. It doesnt make your life less than, but it does impact...(more) 4 hr 1 min ago
              it.
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              • who said it doesn't impact it? everything in the world impacts your life. 4 hr ago
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                • It impacts it SEVERELY. Don't be an idiot, lady. np 3 hr 58 min ago
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            • np a family friend has a dd who is deaf and she told me that most deaf people find it hard to find gainful employment, this is why she got an implant for her dd, she worried abou...(more) 4 hr 1 min ago
              about her future prospects to support herself
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            • A deaf man in my town recently died because he didn't hear a train coming and got run over while on his bike. If he could hear he would be alive.' 3 hr 57 min ago
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              • this is really anecdotal. c'mon 3 hr 56 min ago
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                • You want life expectancy stats for the deaf? 3 hr 56 min ago
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                  • ^http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206125255.htm...(more) 3 hr 54 min ago
                    • ok but fair enough not due to biking accidents 3 hr 51 min ago
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                      • Did anyone say it was all due to biking accidents? It is due to MANY things, including accidents. Also their inability to get basic needed services to stay alive if they dare to...(more) 3 hr 49 min ago
                        exit the "deaf community" which is like a cult.
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                  • yes. i believe theyre the same 3 hr 53 min ago
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                    • No they are not. Try again. 3 hr 52 min ago
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              • dude was riding his bike on some train tracks? 3 hr 46 min ago
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                • Crossing tracks. 3 hr 45 min ago
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                  • maybe he should look both ways. lol 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • And adults are trying to tell you to advocate for your child. What kind of mother are you? This infuriates me. 4 hr 5 min ago
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          • You don't infuriate me. lol. i am laughing at you. your superiority and desire to put my parenting down (or my husbands) because she are so sure your way is the best way....(more) 4 hr 3 min ago
            interesting.
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            • I don't DESIRE to put it down. I put it down because it is outrageously selfish and disturbing. 4 hr 2 min ago
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              • opinion. everyone has one. including you. 3 hr 59 min ago
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            • sweetheart. mostof the reply here were written with the goal to assist you. You have made you mind up and are insulted by any other suggestion. 4 hr ago
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          • np: you advocate for your child by encouraging society to accept them as they are, not by forcing them to conform to societal norms 4 hr 3 min ago
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            • np how can society "accept" them if they are unable to communicate with them 3 hr 58 min ago
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              • same way you'd accept anyone else who speaks a different language than you do 3 hr 55 min ago
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                • That is so stupid. People have to learn new languages to adapt to a culture they live in. A deaf person is stuck because they are unable to do this. 3 hr 52 min ago
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    • Show him those videos of ppl hearing for the first time after surgery 4 hr 14 min ago
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      • the one from Huff Post? I cry every time I see that 4 hr 12 min ago
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        • That's my friend's dh! 4 hr 6 min ago
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          • please tell him thank you/.. its amazing to see that 3 hr 59 min ago
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      • op- watch a video of my 3yo signing to his father and you will cry too. i promise. its a video meant to make you cry. it doensn't mean not hearing is an unhappy unfulfilled life. 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • Hearing children can sign. There is no reason your children cannot sign with their father. It is still incredibly selfish to limit a child's life like that if you don't have to. 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • #1 we don't know what can be done. #2 no one said we wouldn't do hearing aids, #3 your version of impaired and mine are different. doesn't make yours right. 4 hr 6 min ago
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            • That is because you don't have your child's best interest in mind. You have your husband's. That is horrible. 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • It isn't as good as a hearing life. You are IMPAIRED. That is why they call it hearing impaired! 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • You don't get to decide what is "as good" of a life. sorry. 4 hr 6 min ago
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            • I liked that movie about the cochlear implant controversy, and I get that the deaf community has a rich culture. But it's not fair to limit a child's opportunities. After a...(more) 4 hr ago
              certain age ppl can't benefit as much from having the implant. By the time she's an adult it's too late.
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            • It isn't a matter of MY opinion. It is better to not be physically impaired. Period. 3 hr 51 min ago
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      • He wouldn't care. He has his agenda which is more important than his daughter. 4 hr 9 min ago
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        • wow a couple of you are out for blood. 4 hr 5 min ago
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          • I am stating a fact. He cares more about his agenda than his daughter. That is a fact. 3 hr 44 min ago
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        • you are an ass 4 hr 3 min ago
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        • Who knew yb would hate the deaf community? lol. 4 hr 2 min ago
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          • they don't. even the deaf community is split on this issue. 3 hr 58 min ago
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          • I hate anyone who is encouraging keeping a child disabled on purpose. I don't give a fuck what community is saying this. It is sick. 3 hr 48 min ago
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            • I'm guessing you don't have a kid with special needs. the issue is not as black and white as you think it is 3 hr 35 min ago
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              • You guess wrong. Unlike you, I would do anything for my child. 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • I know a family with two deaf dcs and the parents are both hearing. The dcs were born deaf and have implants. They have been raised "normal" and do not know ASL, which I think is...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
      wrong.
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      • ^plus the mom is a drunk and very weird and I feel sorry for them. The parents fight all of the time and do crazy shit to each other. It is awful to be around them. 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • They don't teach asl bc they believe it hinders learning spoken language. Having an implant doesn't make you hear like a typical hearing person. It's a lot of work with a lot of...(more) 3 hr 55 min ago
        therapy. If they sign, the theory goes, they become dependent on signing and don't learn to speak as well.
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        • but why wouldn't they want a backup? 3 hr 54 min ago
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          • A backup for what? 3 hr 52 min ago
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            • failure of the device 3 hr 49 min ago
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        • np: exactly, having an implant doesn't make you a hearing person, it makes you a deaf person who can process sound. which is why those kids should be taught to identify as deaf...(more) 3 hr 51 min ago
          and learn AS L
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          • No. The process sound more like a hearing person if you put the implant in early. Keeping someone disabled is never a "solution." 3 hr 46 min ago
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            • how does learning ASL (in addition to the implant) keep one disabled? being bilingual is never a bad thing 3 hr 43 min ago
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              • Because they actually need to learn to use their ears. If you give them implant very early, they can learn ASL later. 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • hey, op, repost this question on the special needs board. we can have a more rational conversation over there :) 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • op- eh, i have come here for years. I am not that uoset. Sometimes you get a good crowd, soetimes you don't. It happens. I can post tomorrow and get 100% different responses. this...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
        is yb.
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  15. Toddler Portugal has free treatment of drug addiction and then if you're unemployed they give you a subsidized job. This has been proven over 15 years to do so much better than...(more) 4 hr 29 min ago (5 replies)
    criminalizing and jailing and punishing addicts
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    • guess what, we do that. it is called methadone maintenance plans. 4 hr 28 min ago
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    • the economy in portugal is in the shitter. what subsidized jobs are they giving out 4 hr 28 min ago
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      • with money formally spent on the war on drugs, so no extra cost for the taxpayer 4 hr 25 min ago
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    • teach at risk kids a trade 4 hr 28 min ago
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    • Switzerland has a similar approach. As does Vancouver, BC. 4 hr 27 min ago
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  16. Toddler Did your vagina get bigger- inside and out? 4 hr 29 min ago (7 replies)
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    • No, thanks to Dr. Kegel 4 hr 28 min ago
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      • How about the lips? 4 hr 27 min ago
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        • those haven't changed on me. 4 hr 26 min ago
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          • Really? Mine seem stretched 4 hr 25 min ago
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            • overuse will do that 4 hr 21 min ago
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            • it's just sagging. everything starts to sag after awhile, not neccessarily related to childbirth. 4 hr 21 min ago
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    • why do you ask? 4 hr 26 min ago
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  17. Toddler My anniversary is tomorrow! 4 hr 29 min ago (2 replies)
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    • we have one every damn year 4 hr 28 min ago
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    • mine was today! 3 hr 59 min ago
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  18. Toddler Lipstick question. I replied a while back that I don't really wear lipstick because it looks stupid on me, but lately I need some color on my lips if I am getting dressed up, and...(more) 4 hr 30 min ago (1 reply)
    someone recommended something that was pretty sheer. Ring a bell?
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    • Buxom dolly. It looks good on everyone. 4 hr 29 min ago
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  19. Toddler Does anyone have a treadclimber and do you like it? 4 hr 30 min ago (0 replies)
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  20. Toddler Can a hematoma cause serious pain? 4 hr 31 min ago (11 replies)
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  21. Toddler I think my dad's goldfish is arempting suicide. 4 hr 31 min ago (13 replies)
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    • By drowning? 4 hr 31 min ago
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      • Yes!!! Did yours try it too??? 4 hr 30 min ago
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    • you didn't remove the little noose from the tank yet????? 4 hr 30 min ago
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      • It buried it by a rock. 4 hr 29 min ago
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        • waiting for you all to go to bed. :( 4 hr 28 min ago
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          • I know. It will be a crime scene here in the morning. 4 hr 27 min ago
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    • swimming into the glass violently? 4 hr 29 min ago
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      • It's floating upside down and when I tap,the glass, it turns back over and swims away. I hope,it didn't od on anything..... 4 hr 28 min ago
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        • Ooooooooh--not good. When they start floating upside down, that's the beginning of the end. You are startling it by tapping on the glass, but it will be dead by morning, I'm...(more) 4 hr 27 min ago
          afraid
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          • Really?? Oh shit. 4 hr 26 min ago
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            • it probably ate too much. That's when they do this, sometimes 4 hr 25 min ago
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              • I only it feed it twice a week. I had heard they will eat too much if food is there. 4 hr 24 min ago
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    • I had a goldfish do this. He kept leaping out of the tank. He never seemed to manage to kill himself though, we always caught him in time. 4 hr 28 min ago
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  22. Toddler The more I am exposed to life/the world and himan nature the more I love the religious principles that I was raised with 4 hr 34 min ago (11 replies)
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    • And........tell us.....*chin on hands*.....what religion is that? 4 hr 33 min ago
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      • dutch christian reformed 4 hr 32 min ago
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        • np: BWAAAHHHHHHHH---the OR is now googling your religion, bc she doesn't know shit about it. 4 hr 31 min ago
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          • Or: actually no. I moved on to a game of candy crush, checked my FB, checked my Instagram, then came back to ayah. 4 hr 28 min ago
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        • A df of mine is Dutch Christian. I must say- she, and her family are the most genuinely kind and compassionate people I know. 4 hr 30 min ago
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        • Is that like Quaker? 4 hr 30 min ago
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          • no, calvinist 4 hr 30 min ago
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    • What are they? 4 hr 32 min ago
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    • which are? 4 hr 32 min ago
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    • Late night sucks 4 hr 25 min ago
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      • what would you prefer to talk about? 4 hr 7 min ago
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  23. Toddler I have a super romantic dh and it is being wasted on me, who is socially awkward and doesn't know how to even say "i love you" and not sound stupid or weird. 4 hr 36 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Wow. 4 hr 36 min ago
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    • get over yourself 4 hr 35 min ago
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    • so many would kill for what you have 4 hr 34 min ago
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      • Grass is always greener. So many would hate it too... 4 hr 32 min ago
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      • op- i am very happy. who said I wasn't/ i just am ridiculously awkward. 4 hr 31 min ago
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  24. Toddler Does anything help heart palpitations? milk? tea? 4 hr 37 min ago (23 replies)
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    • yoga and meditation 4 hr 36 min ago
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    • Meds?ablation? See your cardio. 4 hr 36 min ago
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    • Not those 4 hr 35 min ago
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    • Xanax 4 hr 35 min ago
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    • Why would milk help? 4 hr 35 min ago
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    • Spam and strawberry jelly. Wtf?! 4 hr 34 min ago
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    • Oj 4 hr 33 min ago
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    • mild bp meds 4 hr 33 min ago
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    • Magnesium, seriously. Are you pg though? not sure you can take it when pg. 4 hr 32 min ago
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      • You can't take it wo calcium 4 hr 32 min ago
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        • You mean normally? Sure you can. I drink Calm powdered drink and it's all magnesium, no calcium. 4 hr 30 min ago
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          • That is a bad idea 4 hr 29 min ago
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            • why? 4 hr 29 min ago
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              • BC it affects your heart beat 4 hr 29 min ago
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          • op: will send dh to pharmacy. what should he look for? any magnesium supplement? ty 4 hr 29 min ago
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            • google palpitations and magnesium 4 hr 29 min ago
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      • not pg... wish i had magnesium 4 hr 31 min ago
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    • try a banana, not kidding. potassium. 4 hr 32 min ago
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      • oh, thanks. i will try anything. it is not a rapid heart beat but i feel it beating hard, if that makes sense. side effect from prozac i am pretty sure 4 hr 31 min ago
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        • this may sound stupid but try coughing? 4 hr 28 min ago
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          • op: it doesnt sound stupid, my dd has SVT. i tried 4 hr 27 min ago
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        • try it and see, can't hurt 4 hr 27 min ago
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    • water, mindful meditation 4 hr 29 min ago
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  25. Toddler Posted earlier, but had to leave before I could respond. My ds' class is having a year-end party, and several moms are planning it . it's right after their last day (1/2 day), and...(more) 4 hr 38 min ago (47 replies)
    includes t-shirt, games, entertainment, and food. The cost is $45. Am I a tight-wad, or is this insanely expensive?
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    • insanely so, yes 4 hr 38 min ago
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    • Too expensive, they are idiots 4 hr 37 min ago
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    • Kindergarten? 4 hr 37 min ago
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      • 4h grade 4 hr 37 min ago
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        • Lol. You'd think by 4th grade everyone would be over the year end celebrations that don't culminate with a change in school 4 hr 32 min ago
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          • 4th grade is the top grade in our elem. schools here 4 hr 32 min ago
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            • I guess the top grade in a top town needs a top party, then. Have fun 4 hr 31 min ago
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              • They had better have hired One Direction or something similar. 4 hr 30 min ago
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    • It's horrible 4 hr 37 min ago
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    • Crazy. I wouldn't do it. 4 hr 37 min ago
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    • social pressure. ridulous 4 hr 37 min ago
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    • that is ridiculous. what is driving that cost? did they hire a band to play? wtf?! 4 hr 37 min ago
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      • I need to email one of the moms to find out. Unless they are getting paid for their time to plan it, this seems ridiculous 4 hr 35 min ago
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    • Insane. And utterly unnecessary. 4 hr 36 min ago
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    • Insane. 4 hr 36 min ago
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    • you clearly must live in a top town 4 hr 36 min ago
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      • I do, but I've NEVER experienced this kind of insanity 4 hr 36 min ago
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        • they are trying to get the edge 4 hr 35 min ago
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          • what is a top town? 4 hr 30 min ago
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            • rich 4 hr 29 min ago
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              • np then why complain. 45 bucks isn't that much money to the wealthy 4 hr 27 min ago
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                • Well, we're losing our house, and have debt up to our eyeballs…not everyone is rich, even in a 'rich" town 4 hr 26 min ago
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                  • if you live in a rich town, you must have been making a lot to buy a house. this is like a dinner out. 4 hr 25 min ago
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                    • I was brought up very frugally. $45 itself is not expensive for a meal, ANYWHERE. But for a kids' party? Come on. Perspective here, lady 4 hr 24 min ago
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                      • oh come on. you live in a rich town so you obviously have something to prove. play the part 4 hr 23 min ago
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                        • oh, FUCK you. We moved here for my dh's job, and I have NEVER had anything to prove about anything. Just because we moved to an area with great schools, low crime, beautiful homes...(more) 4 hr 20 min ago
                          and a wonderful community? How sad that you even have to go there.
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                          • np but you said you WOULD spend 45 bucks for a meal out, so why not spend it for your child to attend a big party 4 hr 18 min ago
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                            • I never said I wasn't going to pay it--ever. I DID ask if people here felt it was excessively expensive, and I was right--the vast majority said it is, in fact. I'm satisfied 4 hr 16 min ago
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                              • well a bounce house is what a couple hundred, the photo booth is a couple hundred, food if they are ordering pizzas a couple hundred, ice cream, what else. how many kids are in...(more) 4 hr 15 min ago
                                the class?
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                                • they're having hot dogs ice cream and cake 4 hr 9 min ago
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                      • what i'm saying is, you would spend it on yourself and not think twice...my kinder son is going on a field trip and we had to pay 30 out of pocket without food and we live in a...(more) 4 hr 22 min ago
                        regular middle class town, not tt at all
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                        • Where is your ds going on a field trip? 4 hr 19 min ago
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                          • to a petting zoo...by train 4 hr 19 min ago
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                            • ^^my point being, it costs what it costs 4 hr 18 min ago
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                              • Taht's the perspective I talked about above. Taking a train somewhere is not cheap. Planning a party for kids shouldn't cost $45 per person, imo 4 hr 17 min ago
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                                • but you said they ordered a bounce house, those things cost like 200 or 300 depending, plus the photo booth, then the food, whoever they hired for the entertainment 4 hr 13 min ago
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                                  • for 60 kids? 4 hr 10 min ago
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                                    • bounce houses and photo booths don't charge by how many people, you rent them by the hour. this is why it is so expensive, there aren't that many kids 4 hr 7 min ago
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                                      • ^^we got a bounce house for my ds's birthday it was around 200 4 hr 7 min ago
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                                        • AND…if you ever took 4th grade math, dear--you know that dividing 200 into a few people for your d's bday, vs. 60 kids paying $45 a pop? Um, yeah…. 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • that is horrible. Wtf kind of school is this? Our school is far from perfect, but I am glad that this would never happen in a million years. 4 hr 33 min ago
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      • it's a typical public elem. school! That's the thing: I've never had any party for either of my dcs cost this much 4 hr 32 min ago
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        • I'm not a shit-stirrer, but this is the kind of thing that the principal should be aware of. It's excessive and even worse, exclusionary. It's just stupid. 4 hr 30 min ago
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    • are they renting the space for this? i wonder who the entertainment is? maybe they have to cover the costs in case a lot of kids dont sign up? 4 hr 26 min ago
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      • no! They're holding it on school grounds! 4 hr 26 min ago
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        • ^^and they're serving hot dogs, cake, ice cream, with the inflatable bouncy houses and a picture booth 4 hr 25 min ago
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          • that's a crazy amount of money, they should have put on fundraisers 4 hr 24 min ago
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