Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Trying to plan getaway for christmas break. Seriously are all of the hotels in Turks and Caicos already booked? Wow!! Where to instead? 6-23-2015 10:49pm (5 replies)
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    • Any other island 6-23-2015 10:50pm
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    • Yes. Try cancun or riviera maya, and don't say you don't want to go to Mexico. It's fine. 6-23-2015 10:50pm
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    • We tried to book some thing this week. It is slim pickins. Flights are a fortune. The better hotels are taken. 6-23-2015 10:52pm
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      • Insane! How far ahead do people book these things? 6-23-2015 10:54pm
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        • Next year I am booking in feb 6-23-2015 10:55pm
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  2. Tween/Teen Whats bar mitzvah etiquette for my son? Its his first. 12 yr old friend is having BM from his baseball team. How much do we give in check and when does he hand over card? He's...(more) 6-20-2015 8:49am (4 replies)
    going without us. Does he take card to temple or party? THANK YOU
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    • Just had a bar mitzvah last week. Gifts from friends were in the $36-$72 range. Perfect, don't think you need to give more. Best is to mail home. Parents have a lot to do....(more) 6-20-2015 8:51am
      This day, one fewer envelope is appreciated. No issues with the envelope coming "late". No one cares about this.
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      • If you feel you must give the card today, either temple or party, doesn't matter. But mailing it is best 6-20-2015 8:52am
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      • Why dislike? 6-20-2015 8:53am
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    • $36-$54. 6-20-2015 8:51am
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  3. Tween/Teen My son says he is gay, but i don't believe him. in this household, we raised our children to be homosexual! 6-16-2015 1:11pm (3 replies)
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    • So why wouldn't you believe him? 6-16-2015 1:11pm
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    • i identify as gay 6-16-2015 1:11pm
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    • ? 6-16-2015 1:19pm
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  4. Tween/Teen My son wants to watch the nba finals tonight but i dont think he's old enough to. it's to graphic. what do you thihk? 6-16-2015 12:57pm (5 replies)
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    • Too 6-16-2015 12:58pm
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    • Are you joking? 6-16-2015 12:58pm
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    • i think you are lunatic. 6-16-2015 1:00pm
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    • what are you talking about? 6-16-2015 1:02pm
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    • I think you are reasonable. My 5 year old son watched game 3 and LeBron flashed his penis and my son went crazy. Totally not appropiate kid material. Shouldn't be seeing that. 6-16-2015 1:05pm
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  5. Tween/Teen I can't help thinking if I had forced myself to be thin , I would have married a non loser dh. 6-7-2015 11:11pm (4 replies)
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    • do you really think that? really? 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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    • yeah I am sure Elin thinks the same about tiger... oh wait... 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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    • non-losers like chubby chicks 6-7-2015 11:13pm
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    • doubtful. You might have married someone good looking, but a lot of them are douchey, too. 6-7-2015 11:20pm
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  6. Tween/Teen I have toenail jam, like extra layers of nai 6-7-2015 11:09pm (0 replies)
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  7. Tween/Teen I know there are big beautiful $$$$$ houses in the hamptons- but other than that what makes it so great? Are there big parties every night that all neighbors get invited to? 6-7-2015 11:03pm (27 replies)
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    • Miles and miles of beautiful sandy ocean beaches 90 miles or less from midtown. 6-7-2015 11:04pm
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      • So it is a great vacation place? But what is the scene everyone talks about? 6-7-2015 11:05pm
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        • There are few hotels, not enough restaurants a handful of clubs. For most people it's more about backyard barbecues than "the scene". Real life isn't like the reality shows. 6-7-2015 11:07pm
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        • There is a scene if you are into it 6-7-2015 11:07pm
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    • pleas and quiet. nice beach. access to good food 6-7-2015 11:04pm
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    • these there are lots of restaurants v which require reservations six weeks in advance. 6-7-2015 11:05pm
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    • Gorgeous beaches, farms, cute towns with good shopping, good restaurants and nightlife. And boating., water sports 6-7-2015 11:07pm
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      • What is the "scene" everyone refers to? 6-7-2015 11:07pm
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        • Who is the everyone you refer to? Ramona? 6-7-2015 11:08pm
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          • Ybm. How the hamptons are obnixous, annoying etc 6-7-2015 11:10pm
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            • That's from people who don't actually have homes there 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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        • If you are young and single there is ne scene and if you are involved with celebs that's anoth scene. For the majority it's just family homes 6-7-2015 11:09pm
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          • How people rent vs own? 6-7-2015 11:10pm
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          • Baloney. The cells I know out there stay home and bbq too. 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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            • ^celebs 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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              • (Unless of course you count housewives as celebs..which I don't ) 6-7-2015 11:13pm
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                • They do that but there are also tons of parties and charity events if you want to be involved in that and many celebs are 6-7-2015 11:14pm
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            • The cells? Mbelieve me there is a scene for young people. I have college age dc and they all go out. Maybe singles our age stay home 6-7-2015 11:13pm
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            • So does everyone invite their neighbors over? 6-7-2015 11:13pm
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              • We invite friends. 6-7-2015 11:15pm
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    • Great free beaches with very few lifeguards and water stays cold until September and most people have to drive but the parking isn't free. 6-7-2015 11:07pm
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    • All of the same people you see at school drop off and pick up, so no disruption in your grumpy group of chosen friends for Liam and Ella. 6-7-2015 11:10pm
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      • How much are houses there? 6-7-2015 11:12pm
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        • Lots of variation, but if you have to ask.... 6-7-2015 11:29pm
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    • All of the best tutors, family photographers, fitness and swim instructorswill rent share houses and...(more) 6-7-2015 11:17pm
      Provide their services to you at a special higher rate for convenience
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  8. Tween/Teen Anyone have experience with Bespoke Tutoring NYC? If so, please let me know how it was for your child-sat, act and psat. 5-27-2015 1:02pm (5 replies)
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    • i went there once and they were into a fetish called hotwifing where the "wife" sleeps with other men 5-27-2015 1:03pm
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      • Please tell me what the hell this was ever the answer to 5-27-2015 1:05pm
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        • this is the answer to every spam post on the tween/teen board 5-27-2015 1:07pm
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    • They need tutoring if they're using bespoke in regards to tutoring 5-27-2015 1:06pm
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      • not spam--my child's school is offering this and just wanted to know if anyone used it. 5-27-2015 1:13pm
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  9. Tween/Teen 9th grader got a D and an F on two tests. he says he's studying and is talking to the teacher. Time for me to send email to teacher (and what do I say?) or let him handle. He's...(more) 5-20-2015 11:51am (2 replies)
    been on honor roll all year so this drop is a shock
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    • Yes. Either he checks in with teacher and asks for extra help or you email. Mine get extra help in study hall plus meet w teachers. Generally I let them handle this sort of thing...(more) 5-20-2015 11:53am
      but it's fine to get yourself on the teachers radar.
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    • i would intervene. something is missing there 5-20-2015 11:53am
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  10. Tween/Teen Confirmation gift ideas for ds? 5-20-2015 11:50am (0 replies)
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  11. Tween/Teen Doing 50th Anniversary tree for in laws. BIL never married the mother of his child and they are no longer together but they are both raising son. Do I include her name on the...(more) 5-20-2015 11:49am (2 replies)
    tree or just BIL? Thanks!! I kind of feel like she should be on there as she is the mother of this child.
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    • i would 5-20-2015 12:01pm
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    • I think so, but isn't there a special line for that? 5-20-2015 12:10pm
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  12. Tween/Teen Attn Menopausal women: has anyone here gained weight since going on HRT? I am in my mid-40's, already struggling with weight, and recently went on an estrogen gel which i Had been...(more) 5-19-2015 10:13pm (1 reply)
    and recently went on an estrogen gel which i Had been...(more) (0 replies)
    told to apply daily. After 2 months, i have put on 10 lbs! anyone else here have the same experience? Also, wondering why i was given estrogen only therapy, since i read that it could cause uterine cancer unless you've had a hysterectomy -I have not! Guess i could also ask If anyone has a good NYC Gyn as I am ready to switch…this guy is awful!
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    • Do not take estrogen only unless it is a local vaginal cream. If your dr prescribed estrogen only SWITCH! Estrogen should not cause weight gain. Probably just normal aging/...(more) 5-19-2015 10:19pm
      metabolism slowing
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  13. Tween/Teen How many days is the shortest trip you would do to Maui over the Christmas Holiday? Dh wants to go but I'm not sure its worth it for 10 day. (we've been before!) would rather do...(more) 5-19-2015 8:31am (14 replies)
    Turks, St Marten, Aruba.....What do you think?
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    • where do I live? 5-19-2015 8:32am
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    • I would do 5 days 5-19-2015 8:32am
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    • I'm the kind of gal who will go to Paris for the weekend wnet to St. Petersburg once for 3 days only. So... do what you want 5-19-2015 8:33am
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    • 10 day vacation is a luxury you asshole 5-19-2015 8:34am
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      • Not if I'm dragging 3 kids on 12 hour flights and major time changes. Luxury yes to be able to take a vacation but its not relaxing if its that far/short......especially because...(more) 5-19-2015 8:38am
        we haven't had vacation in 6 years. Thx!
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        • SO EXHAUSTING traveling to a luxury destination 5-19-2015 8:39am
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        • 10 days? You're crazy 5-19-2015 8:39am
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        • I owuld go to the caribbean from ny, much easier flight travel 5-19-2015 8:40am
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        • Life sounds very hard for you. 5-19-2015 8:41am
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        • I wonder why your kids aren't more easy going? 5-19-2015 8:43am
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    • op - live in NY 5-19-2015 8:37am
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      • were we supposed to know that? 5-19-2015 8:40am
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    • 10 days would be my min, considering the cost and the long travel 5-19-2015 8:42am
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    • I take it you are unemployed? 5-19-2015 8:42am
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  14. Tween/Teen I am a healthy normal eater all day… until the kids walk in the door at 4pm and then I blow it....(more) 5-14-2015 7:55pm (8 replies)
    I need to lose 15 pounds. I can't diet. I exercise. What should I do? I have three growing boys and they are ravenous when they get home. I make them a snack. I resist for awhile. Then they start fighting or something and I binge. So frustrating!
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    • you need to prepare a large healthy snack for when you walk in the door -- do it the night before. weight loss is 90% diet 5-14-2015 7:56pm
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      • this. Have a sandwich before they get ho 5-14-2015 7:57pm
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        • home 5-14-2015 7:58pm
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        • yes -- definitely a protein and a small healthy carb 5-14-2015 7:58pm
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          • People don't eat carbs anymore. Especially when they gave some pounds to lose. 5-14-2015 8:05pm
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            • whole grain carbs are fine -- it's the refined ones that are bad 5-14-2015 8:08pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 5-14-2015 7:58pm
        yes i agree..sometimes, actually most often I am not even hungry…but I eat anyway
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    • If you want to see change you just make change. Make a plan. 5-14-2015 7:59pm
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  15. Tween/Teen Looking for 5 day vacation end of August - short flight and lots of fun for 12 year and 15 year old. Turks? Jamaica? DR? Would LOVE advice on location/hotel/activities. Thanks!! 5-11-2015 11:20am (3 replies)
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    • turks a little babyish at beaches 5-11-2015 11:22am
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    • Estes Park, CO, Nova Scotia, Sam Juan Islands 5-11-2015 11:41am
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  16. Tween/Teen Took 1yo to a new doctor today for a well visit and vaccinations, he was launching into a long speech about how essential the vaccines are and how they do NOT cause autism and I...(more) 5-5-2015 4:28pm (2 replies)
    was like, it's ok I'm very much pro-vaccine. Load him up. He must have tons of patients who want to opt out.
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    • Do you live in an area where there would be a lot? 5-5-2015 4:29pm
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      • I guess so. There have been a couple of measles outbreaks recently, was very glad to finally get the vaccine for that. 5-5-2015 4:31pm
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  17. Tween/Teen Any advice? We are getting our tween his first phone. I suspect he'll make like 1 phone call a month and maybe some texting. But really minimal usage. I am planning to give him my...(more) 4-30-2015 9:55am (2 replies)
    old iPhone. He'll probably use it mostly the way he uses his iPod touch (games, videos). Advice on carriers and service plans? TIA
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    • what carrier do yo use now? 4-30-2015 9:56am
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  18. Tween/Teen Any parent on here familiar with Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx? I am thinking of sending my son to middle school there. 4-28-2015 11:21am (0 replies)
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  19. Tween/Teen Is Restrepo OK for a fifteen year old DS to see? 4-19-2015 2:39pm (2 replies)
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    • I think it's fine. Is there any movie you wouldn't allow your 15 yo to see? 4-19-2015 2:42pm
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      • yes, of course. ? 4-19-2015 2:43pm
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  20. Tween/Teen LA Moms -- any info on a hight school called St. John Bosco in Long Beach?...(more) 4-18-2015 6:05pm (1 reply)
    My friend is Asia is asking me what I know….I am in NY and I know absolutely nothing except what I can see on the website...St John Bosco High School, Salesian College Prep, http://www.bosco.org/. TIA!
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    • I have a friend in LB. Her dd went to public HS: Long Beach Poly, but in their PACE program (advanced academics). St John Bosco was a football rival of Poly - Catholic and all...(more) 4-18-2015 6:14pm
      boys
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  21. Tween/Teen When do they let you know which middle school your kid got in to? 4-14-2015 2:34pm (1 reply)
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  22. Tween/Teen DH went down on me after finishing ...WOW!!!! 4-12-2015 9:31pm (3 replies)
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    • perfect post for the tween/teen board 4-12-2015 9:31pm
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    • Gross. 4-12-2015 9:31pm
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  23. Tween/Teen DH went down on me after finishing ...WOW!!!! 4-12-2015 9:18pm (0 replies)
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  24. Tween/Teen I've so missed being on here! nothing has changed! THANK YOU! 4-3-2015 9:01pm (1 reply)
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    • Right? I leave for years at a time, and come back, and it's THE SAME EXACT SHIT. It's wonderful to have a constant in this crazy mixed-up world. 4-3-2015 9:05pm
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  25. Tween/Teen I am having trouble giving my 9 yo daughter advice on how to deal with a bully who used to be a good friend. 4-2-2015 4:36pm (6 replies)
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    • I told mine to just back away and stop talking to her. That worked, do not engage. 4-2-2015 4:38pm
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      • and now they are best friends so be careful about what you say about her 4-2-2015 4:38pm
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        • I told her to ignore but this girl keeps telling ,y daughter she hates her and then turning on the waterworks and telling everyone it was my dd who said it. 4-2-2015 4:43pm
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    • well, chances are she was a bully when she was your dd's friend...but your dd was OK with it. Has she read Blubber by Judy Blume? Not that that had a 'solution' but that is the...(more) 4-2-2015 4:40pm
      lesson in the story
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      • I will check out this book. Thank you. 4-2-2015 4:42pm
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        • I just read it with my 8 yo...she really enjoyed it. Some reviews on amazon said it was just an awful book where kids do mean things to one girl...but there is a message there...(more) 4-2-2015 4:44pm
          and my 8 yo got it completely on her own, which was good.
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