Toddler

  1. Toddler I wish I could do eye makeup. i always look like I'm a 3 yo who played in my mother's makeup. 3 hr 32 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Youtube tutorials 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • I've tried them. I just have a heavy hand, I think. I go step by step with them, but I look really bad at the end. 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • ditto. but I have a Chanel lady I'm going back to see. 3 hr 30 min ago
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  2. Toddler Triggered by 10 yo not good at anything post: do all kids have to be great at something? do you really think each kid has some special talent or attribute that sets them apart...(more) 3 hr 32 min ago (2 replies)
    and that it is necessary for a kid to have a "special" gift?
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    • That OP seemed insecure 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • No, no it's not, but our generation is fixated on exceptionalism as the norm. 3 hr 29 min ago
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  3. Toddler Sometimes I feel like my kids would be better kids if they had different parents. They have so much potential. 3 hr 32 min ago (3 replies)
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    • I adopted my kids from foster care and stuff think this 3 hr 30 min ago
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  4. Toddler There actually might be genuine bipartisanship on incarceration. Koch and ACLU cosponsoring. Booker and Gingrich agreeing on reform:...(more) 3 hr 33 min ago (0 replies)
  5. Toddler Any psychic moms on? 3 hr 34 min ago (0 replies)
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  6. Toddler Any ps 3 hr 34 min ago (0 replies)
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  7. Toddler The kids on dance moms are all home schooled? really? to what end? can you name more than 5 dancers from the past 20 years? 3 hr 36 min ago (22 replies)
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    • I thought just Maddie and MacKenzie 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • that's still two kids too many. they need an education! 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • huh? 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • I don't know what one has to do with the other 3 hr 34 min ago
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      • sad. i should draw you a diagram. they are being home schooled so that they can fit in 6 hours of dance a day. 3 hr 32 min ago
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        • Np: the average American kid spends six hours a day watching tv or playing video games or on social media. I'd rather my kid danced. 3 hr 31 min ago
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        • Oh no - I get that part. I don't know why the OP said "can you name more than 5 dancers" 3 hr 30 min ago
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        • same with olympic athletes who train for Gold 3 hr 30 min ago
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          • this is a little different. many more professional athletes than working professional dancers. 3 hr 25 min ago
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            • Np: that's untrue. Do you have any idea how many dancers are employed by Disney and other theme parks,...(more) 3 hr 23 min ago
              dance troupes all over the country, cruise ships, vacation resorts, as dance teachers? Many people make a career out of dance.
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              • ^^whereas, say, a figure skater is going to be hard pressed turning that into a viable career 3 hr 23 min ago
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    • only Maddie and Mackenzie. their mom has bigger plans for them. Maddie already does work outside of Dance Moms. 3 hr 32 min ago
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      • one music video with sia does not set you up for life. 3 hr 30 min ago
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        • she has also done special appearances on a couple of kids shows. mackenzie has also released an album. in their mom's eyes this is just the beginning. 3 hr 28 min ago
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          • ^^^and no, I don't agree with it. just saying that this is what their mother is focused on. all of her energy goes into trying to make her kids stars 3 hr 28 min ago
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            • hey I now moms who are like that with lacrosse and there is no future in that. Or gymnastics -huge time suck. 35 min ago
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    • I can't name one, not even that brother and sister act. Wait - they're the Houghs. That's it. 3 hr 27 min ago
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  8. Toddler "His father was a successful business executive and his mother a piano teacher, and the family could well afford the cost of flying lessons at his local club, Luftorts Club...(more) 3 hr 36 min ago (4 replies)
    Westerwald" God I hate this kid.
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    • ?? 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • who? 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • "how can he afford all those flying lessons??" "well, his mom's a piano teacher" "oh, that explains it!" 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • I need to get in on the piano teaching racket. 3 hr 34 min ago
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  9. Toddler Talk to me 3 hr 37 min ago (0 replies)
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  10. Toddler Dhs uncle died. would you bring kids to the funeral? 11 and 8 yo 3 hr 37 min ago (7 replies)
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    • yes 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • What was their relationship with him? 3 hr 37 min ago
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      • They met him a few times but didn't even remember who he was 3 hr 36 min ago
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        • Then I probably wouldn't. 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • If they want to go. I do think kids belong at end of life events, but not as a matter of propriety. 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • yes. death as normal as life 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • no. they didn't know him well. 34 min ago
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  11. Toddler I overheard a dad at soccer say that the airline would never admit it was their fault so it's easier to sell a story about the co-pilot crashing the plane deliberatly. never...(more) 3 hr 40 min ago (9 replies)
    heard that explanation before. wdyt?
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    • idiot 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • Stupid and not true 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • the Germans are EXCELLENT at taking responsibility 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • hahah -- he was just following orders. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • it's not easier, especially since because of both procedure and lack of mental health eval this makes it seem like it IS their fault! 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • no media reports say Lufthansa CEO has stated they all undergo instense psych evals np 3 hr 38 min ago
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        • I heard the opposite earlier 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • I bet he also thinks 9/11, the boston marathon and the holocaust were all conspiracies and never happened 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • They found the black box. The pilot was locked out, end of story 3 hr 38 min ago
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  12. Toddler I really feel like 10 yo ds isn't good at anything. He does well enough in school, but is pretty terrible at sports, art, and music. Am I expecting too much from a 10 yo? 3 hr 41 min ago (24 replies)
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    • What are you good at? 3 hr 40 min ago
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      • Music. Dh is good at art. Neither of us is particular athletic and it's not important, so I can let that go. 3 hr 39 min ago
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        • That's all you're good at? 3 hr 37 min ago
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          • ^^are you a professional musician? Would we know your work? 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • at 10 I played the violin well. I don't play now and in fact tried recently and couldn't so I would not stress 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • How is he with arguing? You could have a debater 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • Hmm. That is a possibility. 3 hr 39 min ago
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        • Also how's his observation skills and writing ability? Possible future school paper editor. Is he good a video games? Perhaps a budding coder in your midst 3 hr 37 min ago
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          • Good at all that stuff. I guess there's just no place for him to shine at that stuff yet. 3 hr 35 min ago
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            • Exactly. Hand him a camera and see what he does with it. Or a go pro. Talents emerge as kids age 3 hr 28 min ago
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            • Yes but being good at that stuff is what will make him rich in the long run, not being good at music in 5th grade. 33 min ago
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    • is he happy and does he have friends? my ds is great at so many things but struggles a bit socially, and i think for sucessful life you need to ahve friends, know how to connect...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
      with people.
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      • Yeah, a bit introverted, but has one truly good friend and lots of socializing at school. 3 hr 37 min ago
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        • so i'd probably let it go and just keep offering him opportunites to try new things that he might like and have an aptitude for. 3 hr 36 min ago
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          • Thank you. That's great advice. 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • Yes. He's a kid. He's good at being a kid. 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • most people i know aren't great at any one thing, they are ok at most things. 3 hr 38 min ago
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      • OP: Yeah, I'm probably just being stupid. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • I don't think I've ever said this before, but I feel sorry for your kid. 3 hr 36 min ago
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      • You wouldn't if you knew us. He's extremely well-loved and well-adjusted. I just wish he were passionate about something other than video games. 3 hr 34 min ago
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        • How much time did you spend playing video games when you were his age? 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • Is he a born salesman? Good listener, friend, sibling? He's got gifts of some kind. 3 hr 34 min ago
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      • That's a nice way to look it. 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • yes you are. let him be a kid and enjoy his childhood. were you a star in anything at 10? 34 min ago
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  13. Toddler Any MDs on? 3 hr 42 min ago (3 replies)
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    • I sometimes play one on YBM 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • I need a real one 3 hr 42 min ago
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        • my point is you never know so just ask 3 hr 41 min ago
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  14. Toddler Are hazel eyes brown? 3 hr 43 min ago (7 replies)
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    • brown eyes are borwn 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Greenish Brown 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Dontcha turn my brown eyes blue 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • they can be more brown, blue, green, yellow...whatever 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • No 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • As I wrote previously, my dh has hazel eyes. When he wears a blue shirt, his eyes look blue. Same with a green shirt - his eyes look green. With other colors, they generally look...(more) 3 hr 35 min ago
      brown
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  15. Toddler Every once in a while dd will ask for her stepmom. Tonight she got tired and Whiney and said "I want Belinda!"it ALWAYS hurts my feelings. I don't let dd know, but it does. 3 hr 44 min ago (14 replies)
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    • It would hurt mine too and is totally something my dc would say. I am so sorry 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • She knows. 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • No she doesn't. We call atepmom and say hi and move on 3 hr 42 min ago
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        • np: she knows your her mom... she only has one mom. 3 hr 41 min ago
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          • Thank you. I know that is true. But feel down it does sting. At least dd loves her 3 hr 40 min ago
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            • my ex is getting married in June, it's not what we pictured for our lives, huh? Don't worry, she's clear on your roll. You're her mother, Belinda may be important and that's ...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
              but she's not you. :)
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    • That would hurt mine too. I guess it's technically a good thing. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • that has to be really hard. I'm sorry. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • not quite the same but my dd, who was adopted, sometimes ask for her birth mom. It doesn't hurt my feelings but I do say "she'll still make you do your homework" or whatever 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • Well this wasn't in opposition to anything, just being tired. Blah. 3 hr 40 min ago
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        • I guess be grateful that she loves her stepmom, too. It makes her life better. 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • Oh man. I would be so upset. But this is all new for me - my ex has his gf in their lives now. 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • How old is she? Why don't you let her know? Just curious, not saying you should. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • ouch, that stings. on the plus side, it's nice that she gets to be around another caring adult who she loves. more love for your child is a good thing, but damn that would...(more) 3 hr 34 min ago
      really hurt.
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  16. Toddler Where are the pilot's parents? He lived with them! 3 hr 44 min ago (10 replies)
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    • hiding in shame 3 hr 44 min ago
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      • I feel terrible for them. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • maybe they are not allowed to talk to the press for legal reasons, IDK or scared they will be lynched 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Really?? 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • At 28? 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • yes - but maybe because he traveled a lot? 3 hr 42 min ago
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        • I thought I read he took a 6 month break in training 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • a lot more common in Europe than the US 3 hr 41 min ago
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        • the house is adorable 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • I feel so sorry for them, they have done nothing but have to deal with the pain of not only losing their child but that he killed all those people deliberately 3 hr 42 min ago
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  17. Toddler Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet,...(more) 3 hr 46 min ago (0 replies)
    according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviation data.
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  18. Toddler I have come to the conclusion that it is not emotionally or mentally healthy for me to know so much information about current events. No wonder we are all anxiety ridden! Five...(more) 3 hr 46 min ago (4 replies)
    minites on facebook and I know about the plane crashed, a heat surgery, a baby with cancer, and a missing child! I know there are positive posts too, but this inundation with perpetual horrifying news is not healthy!
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    • Op: sorry - on my phone. That's five minutes and a heart surgery. Sorry if there are other typos, but you get the jist I hope! 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • And the suspense of watching stories unfold in real time isn't helthy either! 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • Try working in a newsroom of a global newspaper. 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • ita 3 hr 43 min ago
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  19. Toddler I tend to be a bit of a loner and am not great at setting up playdates for my dcs, making close friends, we have no close family friends. would moving to a very kid-friendly...(more) 3 hr 46 min ago (11 replies)
    neighborhood be good for me? since it's hard for me to take hte initative to make plans, i thought being around a lot of people with kids might facilitate playdates, get-togethers, etc.
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    • makes sense 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • it would, but I wouldn't move bc of that. I'm like you and I've accepted it and everyone's ok 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • never rely on others to solve your problems. get treatment 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • I'm a loner and arrange a lot of playdates: so easy, kids at my house are no big deal. Adults are a different story. 3 hr 44 min ago
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      • op: i have 3 dcs and work PT, i am very scheduled and have a hard time fitting social stuff in. if all we had to do open door and there's be people to play with or a...(more) 3 hr 43 min ago
        neighborhood bbq or something . . . just seems potentially more likely that we'd have low pressure social ooprtunities.
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        • Personally that would stress me out. I also work pt, find it easier to have a playdate day. 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • The only way to make real friends is to be genuinely interested in other peoe 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • Yes. I hate play dates and chitchat with parents at dc's school. But I have a little park near my house where dc can run around with the neighborhood children, it's perfect. 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • How old are your kids? 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • My kids have not suffered due to our not having families as friends. They have friends. We have friends. 3 hr 39 min ago
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  20. Toddler Re test prep, I have a phd in neuroscience. The most useful, illustrative, eye-opening parts of my doctoral program were - by far - the talks. Seminars, usually an hour long, giv...(more) 3 hr 48 min ago (129 replies)
    en by researchers (usually professors) outside the university who were invited in. HOWEVER I would not have been able to follow the talks had the coursework not been hardcore and filled with memorizing molecular pathways, the intricate details of techniques (which were generally obsolete before the ink dried on the paper), etc. My point is that the test is not an ends but a means. Get superfuckinggood at mathematical problem solving and close reading of text (details, evidence) and you will unlock a whole lot of really cool knowledge whatever you do in life.
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    • but schools are making tests the point of school. only test, nothing else 3 hr 47 min ago
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      • re-read what I wrong. The job of K-12 is fundamentals. 3 hr 45 min ago
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        • Are we planning to take tests for the rest of our lives? Is this the fundamental we need to understand? Test taking for better living? 3 hr 44 min ago
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          • What part of learn fundamentals so you can understand complex ideas doesn't make sense to you? Good GRIEF. 3 hr 42 min ago
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            • test taking does not equal learning fundamentals. What part of this do you not understand? 3 hr 41 min ago
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              • You keep changing her subject 3 hr 39 min ago
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          • You know where she wrote about close-reading skills? You should think about it. 3 hr 40 min ago
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        • and fundamentals doesn't mean just solving math problems. It means imagination and play. 3 hr 23 min ago
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          • just doing equations and close reading all day doesn't teach anyone to think or to care about learning 3 hr 22 min ago
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    • Except the reason they are prepping the shit out of the kids is because it s how the schools will get funding and how the teachers will keep their jobs. It has ZERO to do with...(more) 3 hr 46 min ago
      educating
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      • OP The tests are reading and math right...? And this has ZERO to do with educating? Am I talking to geese? 3 hr 46 min ago
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        • bubbling in multiple choice tests is not the same as understanding how these thing work in real life. 3 hr 44 min ago
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          • ld mom? 3 hr 42 min ago
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            • Let me make it clear for you. Tests do not teach. Tests might measure some of what you have learned, but not all. Tests are not teaching. Tests are not learning. 3 hr 42 min ago
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              • and you can answer questions on tests except by learning 3 hr 41 min ago
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                • not true at all. you can memorize and then forget. you can use logic and figure out what they want you to say, you can be coached, you can cheat, you can "understand" the facts bu...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
                  t not what they mean.
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                  • you haven idea what you are talking about 3 hr 38 min ago
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                    • You are the one who doesn't understand pedagogy. 3 hr 36 min ago
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                      • m dc is excelling in school. forgive me for not bashing 3 hr 36 min ago
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                        • congratulations. your son's success in school does not mean you understand pedagogy. 3 hr 35 min ago
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                          • my daughter. and I don't have the same concerns you do. My daughter excels in her school work because she studies, falls, persists, and succeeds 3 hr 33 min ago
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                            • none of that makes you an authority on pedagogy. you went through the system without being aware of how it worked. You excelled at the game, but you do not understand the workings...(more) 3 hr 31 min ago
                              or reasonings or necessities. aka you don't know what you're talking about
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                              • so toss the system that rewards effort - yes!!! 3 hr 30 min ago
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                              • I think a parent whose kid is excelling is doing something very right pedagogically. 3 hr 29 min ago
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                                • she's not doing anything pedagogically. the teachers are. she's letting them do what they do and is not an educator herself. 3 hr 28 min ago
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                                  • If you think a parent is not a child's teacher too you really have no business saying anything on this subject. 3 hr 25 min ago
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                                    • you. don't. know. how. to. teach. stop pretending your strong opinions are actually informed because they are not. 3 hr 23 min ago
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                                  • I'm not a teacher, I'm an analyst. I'm not a teacher, I'm a parent. I make sure my teen gets to bed at a reasonable hours, gets to school on time, make HW a priority, and instill...(more) 3 hr 24 min ago
                                    good habits.
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                                    • right. good job. how are those parenting tests going? achieved mastery yet? 3 hr 23 min ago
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                                      • My child is excels in school. She is social and happy. That's all I need. 3 hr 22 min ago
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                                        • you sound like Rain Man (np) 3 hr 20 min ago
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                                        • Sorry. I see no skill mastery there. You've got to show me your test score or I don't think you've learned or accomplished anything 3 hr 20 min ago
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                                          • LOL. I can't "show" you test scores. Don't be ridiculous. Are you so angry a child excels at school when you think she should fail? 3 hr 18 min ago
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                                            • No. I'm not angry that your child excels at school. I'm saying tests are not teaching, tests are not learning and tests are not even always the best way to demonstrate knowledge...(more) 3 hr 12 min ago
                                              understanding and skills. You idolize the test, probably because you were good at them, so it soothes your ego to think that tests are how you can tell if someone is really smart.
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                                              • So you think my child is not learning, and somehow just fools the test? You seem to reject that children can excel under current system 3 hr 10 min ago
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                                                • No. I never said that. I thought you said you were super at close reading. 3 hr 9 min ago
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                                                  • whatever. I have no more time for this sort of nonsense. GL 3 hr 7 min ago
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                                                    • Off to start another high minded troll thread? 3 hr 5 min ago
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                                                      • Dear parent on this thread. Thanks for posting. You sound like a great parent who was interested in the topic. Sorry you got stuck with this particular interlocutor. 3 hr ago
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                                    • ^and I don't get involved in dc's HW. If dc needs help, I'll arrange for it 3 hr 23 min ago
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              • Let me make it clear to you. Teachers teach. Tests check if students learned skills. It's really not rocket science. 3 hr 40 min ago
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                • Except these tests do not test that. You should donsome research into them. Because that isn't what they are testing. They are not testing history of science or art 3 hr 38 min ago
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                • There are other ways to check if students learn skills. Let me ask you this, when you get a promotion at work... do they give it to you because you get a good grade on a test? 3 hr 38 min ago
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                  • no, sometimes they give it to you because you are a suck-up or an asshole douche/ 3 hr 24 min ago
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                    • and they NEVER give it to you because you get an A on a bubble test. It's not how the world works, and yet, it's how our schools work? Who was it that decided tests are the...(more) 3 hr 20 min ago
                      answer?
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                • Actually it is way more complex than you are able to understand. Teachers teach, yes. But imagine being a teacher with her hands tied because a textbook company has decided-...(more) 3 hr 35 min ago
                  despite anything that she knows about the students including their abilities and interests, she must focus only on preparing them for their currently trending idea of what is important. Grade school isn't about doctors learning to do surgical procedures who definitely must follow the framework of anatomy and physiology. It's about teaching children to think, create, as questions, discover, and have grit. Are we raising robots or game changers?!
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                  • np - We never taught game changers in previous systems anyway 3 hr 33 min ago
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                    • The rebels always win, huh? 3 hr 30 min ago
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                  • Further, the poster who used the promotion analogy is spot on. We have to be very careful of the success markers we give them to rely on. Passing a multiple choice test only...(more) 3 hr 31 min ago
                    means just that. And being an excellent test taker does not accurately measure work ethics, perseverance, or creativity.
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                    • so death to the good test takers 3 hr 30 min ago
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                      • Well- I was a good test taker and it didn't mean anything more than that. 3 hr 28 min ago
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                        • Ditto. I was a good test taker also. 3 hr 26 min ago
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                      • are those the options? support the tests or kill all the students who get As? 3 hr 27 min ago
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                  • I think the life of the mind is a lot more like learning to be a surgeon than you portray. Real skills are awesomely empowering. 3 hr 23 min ago
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          • :: smacks head :: OK. Honk honk! 3 hr 41 min ago
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            • so you're just a troll 3 hr 41 min ago
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              • People just talk past each other. Probably because they don't know how to argue properly. Learning to analyze a text would have prob helped. 3 hr 38 min ago
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                • Maybe if you were actually arguing something that was true it would help 3 hr 37 min ago
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                  • I am arguing that you should be very supportive of skill mastery way before, just before and after testing for said skill mastery. As a parent. It is your job. 3 hr 30 min ago
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                    • testing is not necessarily the best way to create or evaluate skill mastery. 3 hr 27 min ago
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                      • Probably right. Probably interviewing every child would be better. But it would not be as fair or efficient. 3 hr 17 min ago
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                        • Really? Teachers are with every student every day and have plentiful opportunity to "interview" discusss, observe, document, test, review, read and listen to their progress. IN...(more) 3 hr 10 min ago
                          In fact, that's their job.
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                          • Unfortunately, teachers are human and there is a large, well established literature on human biases. Good meaning people have them. As in people who are devoting their lives to...(more) 3 hr 2 min ago
                            ending poverty in the worst afflicted parts of the world. Google 'world bank mind society behavior' for a glimpse of how very well meaning people, thoughtful are realizing how their unconscious biases can negatively impact their work. This is all just to say: independent, objective testing is something very good and useful for kids.
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                            • Do you know who makes up tests? People. Just as flawed. 2 hr 58 min ago
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                              • The whole point of human knowledge - the stuff kids are supposed to learn in school - is to use our inventions (like logic) to safeguard against flawed thinking (like sophistry). 2 hr 53 min ago
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                                • what? 2 hr 52 min ago
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                                  • People are flawed does not automatically mean tests are flawed. Jesus H. Christ. Who ARE you people? 2 hr 48 min ago
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                                    • And have you ever heard of a rubric? Teachers use these all the time, to make grading in the classroom more standardized and so that students will know what they are being graded...(more) 2 hr 44 min ago
                                      on. And just so you know I have a masters degree in education. I have studied this at great length. I do not say we should get rid of all testing. I do say that it is not always the best way to evaluate students. There are many other ways to teach and I am not sure why you think you need to be so condescending.
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                                      • Sorry. Chat boards are not the best way to debate ideas. As a public school parent I hear a lot of anti-testing talk and it boils my blood. Prep for and take the test and MOVE...(more) 2 hr 35 min ago
                                        ON. It seems like such a waste of everyone's time. Take the test. Then go on the field trip, write essays, make baking soda volcanos, the works. But objective checking for mastery is a cornerstone. And I think parents are being giant toddlers about it.
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        • Except the scores are not used for anything other than to destroy public education. Testing is fine once a year, but not months of work leading up to them on shit they don't learn...(more) 3 hr 44 min ago
          In the classroom
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        • you lack a good deal of imagination. perhaps a little less test emphasis would have served you well 3 hr 44 min ago
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          • Drop your mic girl! 3 hr 42 min ago
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          • Can you cite examples to back up your claim, please? Else HONK! 3 hr 38 min ago
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            • Why are you calling people geese? You are actually wrong here. You must only be trolling. 3 hr 36 min ago
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        • so you don't know anything about actual education? 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • op, you are 100% right. these women are dimwits. 3 hr 26 min ago
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          • Why thank you. 3 hr 14 min ago
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    • blossam? 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • year, my 12yo has this down 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • Thank you. Exactly. 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • except she's incorrect in how learning happens 3 hr 42 min ago
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        • I agree with the OP and not with you 3 hr 37 min ago
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          • I am aware. I'm saying you are wrong and so is she. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • For several years, posters here just parrot lines they've heard about common core and testing. It's disheartening. Kids really do need to learn the fundamentals. There's no...(more) 3 hr 37 min ago
      substitute for drilling math facts. Not all of school is entertaining.
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      • OP I think this must be it. It is unfathomable to me that people would fight *against* checking for skill mastery. 3 hr 34 min ago
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        • it's not that people are against testing, it's that they are against high stakes testing, and teaching to the test rather than teaching to the subject and the students. I repeat,...(more) 3 hr 32 min ago
          you come at your argument without understanding how children learn.
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          • Right there: "how children learn" is so massively wrong and any parent with more that one kid would get that. That is NOT how education works. It's not about teaching the way...(more) 3 hr 25 min ago
            "kids learn" because no two kids learn the same way. It is about selecting a set of information and doing whatever the hell it takes for all the kids to achieve mastery. For some kids it will be simply exposure, for others, modeling, for others that plus much more. The goal is the same, the kids are all different.
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            • yeah. teaching allows for different ways of learning. that's part of pedagogy. 3 hr 24 min ago
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        • The PARCC and Sbac do not check for this. The sixth second math quiz my kid takes each week does. Big difference 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • There is a difference between the common core and these tests. The tests test nothing and the scores are being used to destroy public education. I like the common core, the...(more) 3 hr 33 min ago
        testingwith it is uslessses
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        • OP I'm a public school mom with kids below the testing years. What are on these tests that test nothing? Is it not math and close reading of texts? 3 hr 32 min ago
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          • It is written above grade levels it is doing skills that are not developmentally appropriate. It does not allow for differentiation in reading abilities at the third grade levels...(more) 3 hr 29 min ago
            wen many kids are finally starting to catch up
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            • Dislike all you want it is the truth 3 hr 26 min ago
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              • Well it sounds to me like a kid who isn't ready for 3rd grade tests isn't ready for 3rd grade. So don't socially promote. Problem solved. 3 hr 21 min ago
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                • These kids are ready for third grade. Not every kid in third grade reads at a city grade level. Some start out behind and catch up some are on track and some are ahead. 3 hr 17 min ago
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                  • We seem to disagree about the criteria for 'ready for 3rd grade.' I think you should be able to work hard and do very on a test for 3rd graders by definition. Or keep at it in...(more) 3 hr 15 min ago
                    2nd grade.
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                    • These tests are not made by third grade teachers they are and were developed behind closed doors. Thou have no idea about how kids learn or differentiation. It 3 hr 14 min ago
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                      • This just sounds like repeating stuff. If you have examples, concrete examples, evidence. I'm all ears. 3 hr 10 min ago
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        • More generalized platitudes. 3 hr 32 min ago
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          • the OP is generalized platitudes dressed up in fancy language. 3 hr 22 min ago
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            • If you want to read a physics paper featuring a really cool idea you need to know math. How is this "fancy"? 3 hr 20 min ago
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              • Actually, you know, getting good grades on "close reading" is not the best way to show mastery in literature or writing. That would be writing essays. And while tests might very...(more) 3 hr 14 min ago
                well show how well you know facts or comprehend tests, they miss out on a lot of other ways to show your knowledge. What shows your scientific method better? Taking a test explaining the scientific method, or putting together an experiment and reporting on your findings?
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                • The goal of a test is to check for mastery of fundamentals. Writing essays and performing experiments are higher level. The former set is a prerequisite for the latter set. A...(more) 3 hr 6 min ago
                  blueprint is a prerequisite for construction. 'Which is a better exemplar of knowing: a blueprint or constructing a building?' is missing the point.
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                  • nah. that's not what's happening. you don't even understand tests. they aren't blueprints. 3 hr 5 min ago
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                    • And yet nobody will cite examples. Nobody. What gives? Lay out the evidence! 2 hr 59 min ago
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                      • cite examples of what? 2 hr 58 min ago
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                        • Cite examples of what? Good GRIEF the TEST. Am I the only one sober on this thread? 2 hr 56 min ago
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                          • What do you mean, you want me to link to tests? 2 hr 55 min ago
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                            • I want you to use evidence not hearsay. Evidence. It's not rocket science. I think this will be my new motto. 2 hr 52 min ago
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                              • evidence of what? i gave examples of two forms of evaluation that are more effective than testing, essays and scientific experimentation and analysis. I am not searching the...(more) 2 hr 51 min ago
                                internet for research papers right now. Sorry
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                                • I refuted your examples. Nonsensical to compare. You can't do an experiment if you don't know the steps. Neither is 'better.' 2 hr 46 min ago
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                                  • You don't learn the steps of scientific inquiry through tests. Tests evaluate what you have learned. You don't NEED tests to learn they are just one way to document the learning....(more) 2 hr 42 min ago
                                    ONE way. It is not nonsensical to compare different types of evaluation to each other.
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                                    • ^^and doing experiments and showing your writing can happen at EVERY level of the learning process. They are not simply for advanced learners. Come on now. At this point you are...(more) 2 hr 41 min ago
                                      just babbling nonsense in an authoritative manner thinking that makes you knowledgable.
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                                      • You sound progressive. I'm a traditionalist. There you go. 2 hr 30 min ago
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    • you know little kids aren't wired to think like that yet, don't you? 3 hr 24 min ago
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      • Um there are a lot of things we are not "wired" for. Civilization and being civilized is achieved by education and acculturation. That is kinda the whole point. 3 hr 19 min ago
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        • except there are children who are uneducable and have no culture 3 hr 16 min ago
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          • Do you mean disabled children? Well, I'd say the trajectory is different. But just the angle, not the journey. 3 hr 14 min ago
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            • No. I mean children who come from a ghetto where learning is devalued and the only culture is one of violence and surveil and graft 3 hr 13 min ago
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              • I come from the ghetto of which you speak. And you are sadly quite duped, from your tone probably by certain forms of media. 3 hr 11 min ago
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                • That figures. Now it all makes sense 3 hr 9 min ago
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                  • Glad I enlightened you. 2 hr 57 min ago
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              • and here we have the racist agenda that the testing is designed to validate 3 hr 6 min ago
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                • np - Um, the poster above is anti-testing. 2 hr 46 min ago
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            • +1 3 hr 12 min ago
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          • no there aren't 3 hr 5 min ago
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  21. Toddler What side dish would you do for a barbecue? 3 hr 48 min ago (11 replies)
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    • grilled veggies, corn on the cob, salad 3 hr 48 min ago
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      • I forgot about corn on the cob, perfect. 3 hr 47 min ago
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        • I can't eat it, my teeth caps pop off! 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Cornbread 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • greek pasta salad or avocado tomato salad 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • like, to bring to a barbecue? My fallback is a corn, avocado and tomato salad with a cilantro/jalapeno/lime dressing 3 hr 47 min ago
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      • no, making a barbecue. I will do corn on the cob for sure 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • Mac and cheese 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • something clean and fresh with some acid. that rich shit needs some acid 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • wait, i'm not jewish? 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • baked beans 3 hr 43 min ago
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  22. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showI think we know what Andreas' grandparents were up to during the war... 3 hr 49 min ago (7 replies)
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    • literal lol...dh wants to know why I'm laughing. I shouldn't but can't help it. 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • what do we know about him? 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • how is that relevant? 3 hr 45 min ago
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      • bad blood? bad seed? (np) 3 hr 45 min ago
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      • Exactly. WTF OP? 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • sins of the father drove him to insanity? 3 hr 45 min ago
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  23. Toddler What is a reasonable hhi to have if you were to purchase an almost $4000 bag 3 hr 50 min ago (18 replies)
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    • 500 million dollars 3 hr 49 min ago
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    • eh..if you want the Chanel and you have some $$$ saved, do it. ONCE. I might at some point. 3 hr 49 min ago
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      • Not Chanel, celine bag 3 hr 48 min ago
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        • Link and I'll tell you if you should consider it. 3 hr 46 min ago
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          • Color is not online. I already bought it, it's too late. Celine tie bag 3 hr 45 min ago
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            • well enjoy it. I have a few fairly pricey bags (ok, TWO) and years later I still adore them. 3 hr 44 min ago
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              • Thanks. I'm just trying to wrap my head around total cost but I will get over it 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • No idea. We have net worth of a few million and I don't 3 hr 49 min ago
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    • i don't think the 2 are related. if you have the money to spend and it doens't hurt your life, then anyone can get anything they want. doesn't need to be a specific HHI. 3 hr 48 min ago
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      • I do, and I spend that on a lot of smaller purchases regularly. Just the total amount seems so high 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • Depends on so much more than just hhi - other expenses, if you spend money on other indulgences, eric 3 hr 47 min ago
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      • ^ etc, not eric 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • It's a spendy/not spendy issue imo. I don't think I could spend that much as a non-millionaire, but know people who make 50k and do. 3 hr 46 min ago
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    • 1m + 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • When I was single I would do that on a hhi I'm sure ybm would balk at. But I had no big expenses (aside from rent). No kids, no school tuition 3 hr 45 min ago
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    • It does not matter, I would never buy a $4K bag 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • I guess with a million dollar hhi I *could* buy one, but I'd rather a first class seat 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • first class from NYC to buffalo? because first class anywhere good is not $4K 3 hr 30 min ago
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  24. Toddler Are there any good movies out? 3 hr 50 min ago (0 replies)
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  25. Toddler The people behind me on the airplane tried to ' get of the plane first'. We are in row20 3 hr 50 min ago (7 replies)
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    • I hate those douchebags. I block them. and make them wait. 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • lol... me too. np 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • let me block you and check the overhead bin, thoroughly. 3 hr 48 min ago
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    • did they have a plane to catch? 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • np - if they do they usually tell you they do 3 hr 49 min ago
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    • I'm always the first out of my seat and I block the aisle. 3 hr 50 min ago
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    • Lol that would have been awesome to watch 3 hr 49 min ago
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