Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Shaving legs: what age do girls start? almost 13 yo dd doesn't, but all the girls in her bunk at camp did, expect one. (All her age or younger.) FWIW, hair is blond and not very...(more) 8-25-2014 12:47pm (6 replies)
    noticeable. thanks for your thoughts.
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    • mine did the summer after 6th. I was the same, thinking back 8-25-2014 12:49pm
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    • I'm kind of confused. You seem to be saying your dd doesn't need to shave yet. 8-25-2014 12:49pm
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      • I am confused! She kinda wants to start, but not sure. Of course am leaving it up to her, but just wondering what's going on with others. It'll be interesting to see if it comes...(more) 8-26-2014 9:16am
        up after school starts!
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    • when they want to? 8-25-2014 12:49pm
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    • Dd started right before age 12, end of sixth 8-25-2014 1:00pm
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    • when she wants to 8-26-2014 9:18am
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  2. Tween/Teen Do all skilled nursing centers across the country completely suck? My mom is in Houston at center, now is in isolation because of C-diff. Hello cross contamination!...(more) 8-16-2014 9:19am (0 replies)
    This sandwich parenting really stinks!
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  3. Tween/Teen I use to be a small fat person. Lost a little weight, now I am a big thin person. But the werid thing is I notice the extra weight more now, it really bothers me. Didn't so much...(more) 8-15-2014 2:05pm (0 replies)
    when I was bigger.
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  4. Tween/Teen What do you recommend for 12 yr who is getting blackheads and some pimples? Have used some neutogena products but doesn't seem to help. Should we go to something like clinique? 7-22-2014 7:36pm (6 replies)
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    • i recommend the derm. 7-22-2014 7:37pm
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      • me too, and don't be afraid to try another. took 11 yo dd (!) to my fancy derm who gave her a million creams that didn't work. Tried another derm, and the second regimen 7-23-2014 8:40am
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        • ^^^is working very well. 7-23-2014 8:40am
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    • my teens had luck with stridex pads, and the ped gave them salycic acid ointment for super big zits. Their skin clears up if they spend a bit of time in the sun w/o sunscreen 7-22-2014 7:38pm
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      • it seemed like hers was getting better with sun and chlorine for a while. i don't remember having pimples this young :( 7-22-2014 7:39pm
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    • something with benzoyl peroxide or salycilic acid 7-22-2014 7:48pm
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  5. Tween/Teen Have 13 and 15 yr old out of town nieces visiting. What are the best places to take them shopping and do girlie things? They are more the Olive and Betties Lester types vs...(more) 7-20-2014 9:06am (2 replies)
    Abercrombie if you know what I mean! Any cool nail art salons?
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    • valley nails downtown and then one uptown called something like sakura (I think. but you can find it on google). need appts for both. take them to topshop in soho. wink boutiques...(more) 7-20-2014 9:13am
      are fun too though they are more $ than they used to be -- definitely in the olive and bettes/lesters price range.
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      • OP: Thank you! Any other must dos for NYC teen girls? My dd is only 10 so we are not prepared. Someone mentioned a CLaire's like shop for tweens on UES? 7-20-2014 9:15am
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  6. Tween/Teen Anywhere child friendly/not too much $$ place for dinner tonight near MSG? 7-14-2014 3:22pm (1 reply)
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    • Culinary wasteland. There used to be a TGIFridays in Penn Plaza. Not sure if it's still there. 7-14-2014 3:24pm
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  7. Tween/Teen My son has been acting very odd. Help? (My last post wasn't the whole thing)...(more) 7-10-2014 11:02pm (15 replies)
    throughout my sons how life, he's always been known as a social butterfly. Every year I always seem to get calls from his teachers, explaining that he knows most everyone in the school and they have no idea where to sit him because he won't shut up. When I meet other parents, they always tell me that they have never not once met a boy with the ability to get along with anyone. Unsurprisingly, my son has always had a pretty active social life. for years, we actually used to get mad at him because he never seemed home. However, this year something changed. He slowly started going out less, even while being voted as 'most popular' at the very end of the year. It finally got to a point where he stopped going out completely. This summer, for the past two months, he hasn't hung out with his friends a single time. He also has seem to become completely nocturnal; he seems to go to bed hours after I get up, going to bed at 7 or 8 and sleeps until 3 or 4. Because of the
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    • countuation...(more) 7-10-2014 11:04pm
      Because of the fact that I've always been the complete opposite, rarely going to sleep any later than 6, I don't see much of him. Even when we are both awake, he tends to spend his time in his room. At first I thought he was depressed or something, but he actually seems happier than I've ever seen him. He even told me that this has been one of the best summers he's ever had. When I finally confronted him on the subject, he told me that he doesn't actually enjoy hanging out with his friends, that whenever he's with him all he can think of is going home and enjoying the computer and TV that he has in his room. He said that he used to feel like he had to hangout with people, and it felt like a chore. He said that he has just decided that he doesn't want a social life, and he's been happier than ever. On top of him becoming a recluse, he's a bit more feminine than most boys his age. He has a massive makeup collection, and he seems to be better
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      • mooore...(more) 7-10-2014 11:06pm
        and he seems to be better than I am at it. While we don't let him wear anything too girly looking, except maybe maskara, he still wants, more than anything to be able to wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. He once even came home with pink nail polish, which he refused to take off, until a lengthy argument on the subject. Even so, he still asks, almost on a daily basis if I could take him to a nail salon to get his nails painted magenta pink because apparently thats his color, which is pretty obvious considering most every shirt he owns seems to some shade of pink. My husband and I became even more concerned when we became aware that his school yearbook has a full page markup of him complete picture of him wearing a somewhat revealing bright red dress revealing dress with a wig and a mask full of makeup to match. The page was even complete with a little article he wrote "Makeup tips from Jake". When we confronted him on the issue he told me, and I quote "you know I looked
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        • is this for real? 7-10-2014 11:11pm
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    • Bipolar? 7-10-2014 11:05pm
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    • You need to find out what he's up to on the computer. I would bet he's involved with something inappropriate at best 7-10-2014 11:05pm
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      • Yes sounds like a relationship or a community he is engaging with online at night. Might not be bad, esp if he is t acting aggressive or anything. Could he be gay? 7-10-2014 11:07pm
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        • You need to find out what it is. You don't want strange internet "friends" shaping who he is 7-10-2014 11:09pm
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    • depression. age? 7-10-2014 11:05pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 7-10-2014 11:07pm
        he's 16
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        • All 16 yo's are weird 7-10-2014 11:08pm
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    • last part...(more) 7-10-2014 11:08pm
      you know I looked prettier than half of the chicks at my school." and he seemed indifferent to our serious concerns on the matter.
      I just don't know what to do about this, after raising 3 other boys in my previous marriage, none of have ever behaved even remotely like this. I'm even sure if I should be concerned. Plase, someone help me.
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      • I don't know how to help but that sounds stressful and I'm sorry 7-10-2014 11:12pm
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      • 1. He is likely gay and struggling with this. Let him know that is completely okay and you support him. 2. He needs therapy asap. 3. he needs some structure to the summer,...(more) 7-10-2014 11:13pm
        activities or a job. 4. get the tv out of his room at least.
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        • np: i think this, too. it would really help if he talked to a therapist. 7-10-2014 11:16pm
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    • Sounds like he doesn't feel completely himself when he's with his friends, and that he's working through something major right now. Therapy would really help. 7-10-2014 11:17pm
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  8. Tween/Teen My son has been acting very odd. Help?...(more) 7-10-2014 10:56pm (1 reply)
    hat whenever he's with him all he can think of is going home and enjoying the computer and TV that he has in his room. He said that he used to feel like he had to hangout with people, and it felt like a chore. He said that he has just decided that he doesn't want a social life, and he's been happier than ever. On top of him becoming a recluse, he's a bit more feminine than most boys his age. He has a massive makeup collection, and he seems to be better than I am at it. While we don't let him wear anything too girly looking, except maybe maskara, he still wants, more than anything to be able to wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. He once even came home with pink nail polish, which he refused to take off, until a lengthy argument on the subject. Even so, he still asks, almost on a daily basis if I could take him to a nail salon to get his nails painted magenta pink because apparently thats his color, which is pretty obvious considering most every shirt he owns seems to
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    • Time for a counselor. For you, for him. 7-10-2014 10:58pm
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  9. Tween/Teen I am in love with someone other than my DH.... any BTDT? 7-9-2014 11:42pm (0 replies)
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  10. Tween/Teen PSAT Prep recommendation in NYC...(more) 6-26-2014 4:08pm (5 replies)
    Do that exist? My SIL insist it does I never heard of it.
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    • everything test-prep-related exists here. I bet you could find a service that will astrologically read which month your dc will do best in to take the SATs 6-26-2014 4:10pm
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    • Kaplan 6-26-2014 4:17pm
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    • Advantage Testing 7-5-2014 3:07pm
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    • I've never heard of anyone taking it for the PSAT. NYC HS parent. 7-5-2014 3:25pm
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      • Of course no one needs to. It's only if you wanted early SAT prep. 7-5-2014 5:38pm
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  11. Tween/Teen Weird bunch of texts and emails asking me to watch kids. I realize it's nice to trade but I avre been working and need to catch up on thing in my house and errands. 6-22-2014 9:33pm (0 replies)
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  12. Tween/Teen Tomorrow is the day I limit 13yo acc...(more) 6-22-2014 9:14pm (0 replies)
    Access to screens, she wants to do nothing but them is she isn't at school dance social activity or sleeping.
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  13. Tween/Teen Here is some advice - don't go to ybm for legal advice.Discuss. 6-18-2014 11:09pm (6 replies)
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    • But there are tons of attorneys here. It's a wonderful resource. 6-18-2014 11:12pm
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      • OP: I hope you are kidding (and I'm a lawyer) 6-18-2014 11:13pm
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        • I'm serious. You just have to sort through the crap. 6-18-2014 11:15pm
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      • np: but not all the attorneys practice in the same state or the same kind of law. if you do trusts, you don't know enough to advise on family law, etc. 6-18-2014 11:14pm
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        • Still, they all went to law school 6-18-2014 11:15pm
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          • that and $4.25 will get you a latte. 6-18-2014 11:17pm
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  14. Tween/Teen Please plan my summer vacation - late august, 9 and 12 yr old dss, dh and I. 9 yr old ds only like the beach for a day or so. Have about 8 days. 6-18-2014 10:30pm (5 replies)
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    • Zion and Bryce 6-18-2014 10:31pm
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      • is that a place or celebrity kid names? 6-18-2014 10:33pm
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      • np: would love to do that. How do they compare to Grand Canyon? Have seen northern rim of GC. Gorgeous. 6-23-2014 8:02am
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    • i just posted on another post - we had an AMAZING time here last year. we're going back in july....(more) 6-23-2014 8:08am
  15. Tween/Teen Do any of you let your kids uses Kik to communicate with thier friends? 6-18-2014 10:28pm (0 replies)
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  16. Tween/Teen Biggest issue you are having right now and what are you doing to resolve it? 6-2-2014 12:01am (6 replies)
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    • Finishing my dissertation by the end of next month./Um. Well, not being here would be a good start 6-2-2014 12:02am
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    • trying to figure out where the nyc public high schools are that are good academically and also have good sports teams for my sporty dd. but no one answered my question 6-2-2014 12:03am
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    • anxiety/stress. To resolve it I'm trying to a) manage my time better/not take on more than I can handle; b) get more sleep; c) exercise regularly; d) spend more time with friends...(more) 6-2-2014 12:05am
      and actually be "present" w kids; (whatever the next letter is) just do medical follow up on anything I'm worried about physically so I can hopefully know all is fine or deal with anything that needs taking care of instead of worrying aimlessly about it
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    • I'm fat. Burying my head in the sand. 6-2-2014 12:16am
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    • financial - trying to get a better paying job. 6-2-2014 12:19am
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  17. Tween/Teen Df sold her business for 10 million. 6-1-2014 11:55pm (5 replies)
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    • So did my dh 6-1-2014 11:55pm
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      • Lol who cares? Omg do you make everything about you? 6-1-2014 11:59pm
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      • Have you ever accomplished anything ? 6-2-2014 12:11am
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    • partners/investors? 6-1-2014 11:56pm
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    • what kind of business? 6-2-2014 12:01am
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  18. Tween/Teen How old are you? And where do you buy most of your clothes? 6-1-2014 11:45pm (2 replies)
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    • 39 saks Nordstrom Bloomingdales zappos 6-1-2014 11:46pm
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    • 35. Ann Taylor, Banana, J. Crew, Nordstrom for every day. Saks always for special occasion dresses. 6-1-2014 11:48pm
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  19. Tween/Teen What's a good online game for tween girls besides Club Penguin and Minecraft? 6-1-2014 2:52pm (1 reply)
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    • we all saw your post on Toddler 6-1-2014 2:56pm
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  20. Tween/Teen How many sq ft is your home ? 5-31-2014 8:28pm (9 replies)
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    • 1100 plus an unfinished basement. 5-31-2014 8:28pm
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    • 4700 5-31-2014 8:29pm
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    • 3,800 not counting basement 5-31-2014 8:29pm
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    • About 3000. People will flame but I am told I must disclose we have a dc in a wheelchair and ramps take a lot of room. 5-31-2014 8:30pm
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      • my house is bigger and i have no ramps. no flames here. 5-31-2014 8:32pm
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    • 1500, apt 5-31-2014 8:31pm
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    • 1200, apt 5-31-2014 8:33pm
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    • 750 5-31-2014 8:33pm
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    • 1300 square feet more or less plus a terrace 5-31-2014 8:35pm
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  21. Tween/Teen Service dogs is the biggest new scam. They should be for sight only 5-31-2014 8:00pm (2 replies)
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    • Actually the ones for seizures are kind of important 5-31-2014 8:07pm
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    • Are you trying to get us all riled up? 6-1-2014 8:40am
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  22. Tween/Teen Friend does not vax her dd should I keep my kids away. Am I really putting them at risk? 5-30-2014 2:14pm (1 reply)
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    • Yes, your children are at risk with them 5-30-2014 2:16pm
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  23. Tween/Teen A kid in my dd's class has harassed my dd about her math grades. DD struggles with Math and got a 74 on her last test...I was ok with it since 1- it was a hard test and 2- she...(more) 5-30-2014 11:08am (6 replies)
    studied real hard. Even her teacher thought it was a solid grade for someone who struggles in math. This boy in her class kept saying she was stupid...wouldn't let it go. I finally reached out to the teacher and she addressed it with the kid's parent. The mom approached me yesterday and in her bad broken english told me her son was only trying to help my dd do better. I said, well that isn't his job and also you don't call someone stupid to try to help them. Guess what she said "oh you are american you take your daughter out for ice cream if she gets an 80" and I said no we have a party for 80, ice cream is when she gets a 70
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    • Please be fake. 5-30-2014 11:09am
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      • if only....in my 13 years as a mom she is the strangest one yet 5-30-2014 11:11am
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    • indian mom? arab mom? 5-30-2014 11:09am
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      • indian 5-30-2014 11:11am
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        • i would have gone full bitch on her...along the lines of "let's discuss this when your english reaches a basic level." 5-30-2014 11:12am
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    • i would blow a head gasket over this. so incredibly rude. 5-30-2014 11:09am
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  24. Tween/Teen Part time jobs...(more) 5-29-2014 8:00am (3 replies)
    By the way, if any of you would like to make some extra cash, I can offer you a part-time job (Forum Moderator) for $25 per hour. Responsibilities include deleting messages that violate forum rules and regulations. A Moderator is responsible for maintaining a clean and interactive environment for all participants in the forums. Work 5 hrs/day. $350 per/week. If interested, please mail to: kontextpraca@gmail.com
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    • You are kidding right? 5-29-2014 8:01am
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    • $25 an hour? You're paying way too much. 5-29-2014 8:02am
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    • must be a boring site 5-29-2014 8:20am
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  25. Tween/Teen Won personalized cookies at auction. Hosting thank you lunch for PTA board. Any ideas for theme of cookies that I can give as thank you gifts? Tiger paws for mascot? Flowers? Sun...(more) 5-27-2014 9:12am (1 reply)
    for summer? HELP so not creative
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    • Emblazoned with the School crest 5-27-2014 9:13am
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