Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Should I feel guilty about rarely buying organic fruits / veggies / meats?! How about things like strawberries from the street vendors (nyc)? 14 hr 16 min ago (0 replies)
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  2. Tween/Teen Any recommendations for tween resort/things to do in Key West? 9-18-2014 12:54pm (3 replies)
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    • key west is not for children 9-18-2014 12:57pm
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      • so wrong! Pirate museum, Hemingway house with all the cats, glass bottom boats, little aquarium, giant chocolate chip cookies...my dcs beg to go. 9-18-2014 12:59pm
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        • ^^^and the Cat Man and other sunset shows of course! 9-18-2014 12:59pm
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  3. Tween/Teen Any tips for christmas break? Aruba? Puerto Rico? Want a GETAWAY but so many things are sold out or $$$ 9-17-2014 10:40pm (3 replies)
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    • we booked paris/south france two nights ago, but doesn't help you if you want warm 9-17-2014 10:41pm
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      • paris is nice during the holidays. i'd love to try vienna for holidays, too. 9-17-2014 10:42pm
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    • that is a peak time to go. not sure you'll find much at this point. 9-17-2014 10:42pm
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  4. Tween/Teen Anyone tbeen to an all inclusive with tweens? Which one was great vacation. Looking for christmas break! 9-16-2014 11:05pm (1 reply)
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    • Disney cruise 9-16-2014 11:05pm
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  5. Tween/Teen Did everyone receive the scores for their kids ELA and Math exams? We are in Ardsley and results were never mailed to parents 9-16-2014 10:58am (0 replies)
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  6. Tween/Teen Has anyone considered or have their ds at St.Bernard's School? Comments? 9-9-2014 1:50pm (8 replies)
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    • Is that in Rhode Island? 9-9-2014 1:52pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 9-9-2014 1:55pm
        NYC
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    • No, we don't want to send ours to boarding school. 9-9-2014 1:58pm
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      • We considered boarding school. Maybe for next year. 9-9-2014 2:00pm
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        • I have two boarding graduates and one still in boarding. Happy to answer questions. 9-9-2014 2:01pm
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      • It's an elementary day school 9-9-2014 2:00pm
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        • It's in NYC and it is day but actually goes to end of high school 9-9-2014 2:08pm
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    • My son is now in Upper School at St Bernard's. He's been there since K 9-9-2014 6:05pm
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  7. Tween/Teen Has anyone worked with educational consultant Dana Haddad? Feedback? We are considering using her for our ds. 9-9-2014 1:38pm (0 replies)
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  8. Tween/Teen - no subject -...(more) 9-7-2014 12:57am (2 replies)
    Have you ever had to kick out a child who is unbearably awful at a sleepover?
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    • ouch. no. but you can intervene fompletely. 9-7-2014 1:12am
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    • what happened? 9-7-2014 1:13am
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  9. Tween/Teen My dh is a low earner. His last two jobs have been at start ups, so there was always the lure of a big raise/pay out. Those companies went no where and now dh has a job at a...(more) 9-5-2014 3:15pm (20 replies)
    established company. But his job is a dead end position and he makes about 43k a years. Benefits suck. I think he is feeling really down about his career, but I don't know If he really has it in him to change. Yes I work, but honestly the fact that he never got it together career wise has hurt us, we are forced to live quite frugally. I am thinking I have to give up the job I love and go into something that pays much better ( currently make 75k) so we will be able to save for retirement. I can't help but feel resentful towards dh. And I gt depressed when I think about all the sahms I know with their very successful dhs.
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    • eh, this is my life too. but I can't complain. my dh is a low earner, no savings, no benes, didn't go to college. but he works very hard and takes...(more) 9-5-2014 3:16pm
      evey side job he can. yet we will always struggle and be the poorest ppl we know.
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      • Ha. My dh spends his weekend watching TV and smoking pot. What job does your have/ what are his side jobs ? 9-5-2014 3:18pm
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        • oh that's totally diff. Mine is a photograher. shoots parties on the weekends, etc. anything to make extra cash. but make no mistake...(more) 9-5-2014 3:25pm
          we'll never have extra cash. I can't complain I only have an assoc. degree myself.
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          • What is your job? 9-5-2014 3:31pm
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    • I understand I am the major breadwinner and dh has been fired from last 2 jobs - he now is home w my school aged kids and my nanny - yeah I am resentful 9-5-2014 3:17pm
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    • My dh is a low earner too. I make 70K but we live frugally as well. I envy all the sahm. I wish I had that kind of money. 9-5-2014 3:17pm
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    • Do not make a job that makes you unhappy. Not worth trade off 9-5-2014 3:17pm
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      • Sure-- but not being able to save doesn't make me happy either 9-5-2014 3:19pm
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    • is your family in good health? are your dcs happy and well-adjusted? do you love each other? these are the things that matter. 9-5-2014 3:18pm
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      • probably easy for you to say when you havent walked in her shoes 9-5-2014 3:20pm
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        • This 9-5-2014 3:20pm
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        • how do you know i haven't walked in her shoes? don't assume so much. OR 9-5-2014 3:21pm
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          • Then you might know better than to say that aloud. 9-5-2014 3:24pm
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            • oh my god, get over yourself 9-5-2014 3:26pm
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      • Np: i find this remark pretty condescending. As though OP either never thought of those things, and/or needs the reminder. 9-5-2014 3:21pm
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        • i don't require your approval to post here. op can speak for herself. 9-5-2014 3:21pm
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          • You're still a self-righteous prig. 9-5-2014 3:22pm
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            • that's your opinion. i disagree. 9-5-2014 3:23pm
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    • what does your dh to? 9-5-2014 3:24pm
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      • ^Sorry - what does he do? 9-5-2014 3:24pm
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  10. Tween/Teen What is the most expensive, gaudy interior, trendy menu restaurant in manhattan you can think of? Need to take some of dh's cousins out for lunch- this is the type of olace they...(more) 9-5-2014 2:59pm (9 replies)
    would luke
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    • Usually my answer is something like Buddakan 9-5-2014 3:00pm
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      • Not open for lunch- but otherwise perfect 9-5-2014 3:03pm
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      • Buddakan is perfect for this type of guest. They will love it. Or Spice Market. 9-5-2014 3:04pm
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        • Op- buddakan not open for lunch. 9-5-2014 3:06pm
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    • What is that crappy sushi place in Tribeca called? (not Nobu -- which is good) 9-5-2014 3:00pm
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      • NP: Megu? But that's not crappy 9-5-2014 3:01pm
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        • It's terrible. 9-5-2014 3:03pm
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      • Megu. That's it. Totally over the top and super expensive 9-5-2014 3:03pm
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        • Op/ maybe a little less $$ than there. I am thinking $100 each for lunch 9-5-2014 3:04pm
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  11. Tween/Teen Have left over chicken drumsticks - whats best way to use for dinner tonight? Cut and put in dish or reheat (how) 9-5-2014 12:31pm (0 replies)
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  12. Tween/Teen Help - need to cook more meals for picky eater kids - stuck in rut - whats your go to crock pot or make ahead success for 11 and 14 year olds? THANKS 9-5-2014 12:29pm (0 replies)
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  13. Tween/Teen How much would you pay teenager to bring in mail every day and feed your cat for 2 weeks? 9-1-2014 8:09am (6 replies)
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    • $140 9-1-2014 8:10am
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    • $150 9-1-2014 8:10am
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    • I agree with $150, assuming it's just once a day 9-1-2014 8:13am
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    • The cat litter is taking care of itself? Not being snotty, just checking if that's part of the deal too. 9-1-2014 8:20am
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    • $5/day 9-1-2014 8:26am
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    • what are they asking for? 9-1-2014 8:38am
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  14. Tween/Teen Struggling with regret...(more) 8-30-2014 12:32pm (3 replies)
    I have had a lot of troubles growing up and I believe it directly correlates with my anger and temper. I'm ashamed to say that I've taken it out on my daughter especially when she was younger. She's 10 now and every time I see old photos of her when she was so innocent and happy - I feel a pang of regret because I feel I've damaged her by raising her more out of fear than love. I find myself still constantly apologizing to her for my actions. I want to stop for good but I don't know how, I've thought about this over and over throughout the years. I don't want her to grow up with terrible memories of me. Please help.
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    • get thee to a therapist stat. don't turn to ybm pseudo counselors for this kind of advice, too complex. 8-30-2014 12:34pm
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    • - no subject -...(more) 8-30-2014 12:34pm
      I posted this twice accidentally
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    • Get therapy. Stop apologizing and start doing. It's easier said than done, but you must do it. Think before you react. 8-30-2014 12:35pm
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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