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  1. Toddler We live on a busy street. My kids were playing soccer in front lawn- we don't have a backyard- and the new neighbor across the street came over to introduce himself. Then he tells...(more) 3 hr 31 min ago (31 replies)
    Me he has a big yard. And we can use it. It will be much safer, based on how "the kids are playing". I was standing on the street side catching balls. This is what we've done for years- I'm feeling judged.
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    • "thanks." Carry on as usual. Hate people. 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • well said! 3 hr 29 min ago
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        • but make sure you invite him over for a cookout and do the friend thing. 3 hr 28 min ago
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      • I did. "Ok. Thanks" as he was walking away I scratched my head with my middle finger. I'm childish I'm aware 3 hr 29 min ago
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        • and you're welcome on my street anytime 3 hr 28 min ago
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        • I dont think he did anything wrong 3 hr 28 min ago
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      • oh relax, I think he was just being friendly and generous- I mean, who wants random kids playing soccer in your backyard? Oh, hope he's not creepy... 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • because you are - wrongly and rudely, but you are 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • Sounds like maybe an awkward attempt to be friendly? 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • Is it fenced? 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • I think he was just being nice 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • He's trying to be friendly. He's just awkward. 3 hr 29 min ago
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      • I really don't think so. And the whole "we have a very big yard"- as if I'm ever going to show up and have my kids play on his very big yard 3 hr 28 min ago
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        • you sound insecure 3 hr 27 min ago
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          • Not really- it's more that I find people to be annoying. 3 hr 26 min ago
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            • no, you are reading into his intentions 3 hr 26 min ago
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              • Ok. Fair enough. But I'm telling you it felt judge y 3 hr 25 min ago
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                • sure it "felt" judgy. Classic projection 3 hr 23 min ago
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      • Or he's a creep who wants to watch the kids play 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • I think you completely misunderstood him 3 hr 28 min ago
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      • I really don't. As the conversation went on I realized what was going on. 3 hr 27 min ago
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        • why would a judgy asshole offer his backyard for kids to play soccer? It sounds NICE. 3 hr 26 min ago
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          • Who on earth would use someone else's yard? 3 hr 25 min ago
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            • That's YOUR choice, but to offer it is NICE 3 hr 24 min ago
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              • Maybe I spend too much time on here. Or I'm just bitter and jaded 3 hr 23 min ago
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                • YBM isn't a good place for social norms 3 hr 21 min ago
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    • So I'm mystified by this thread because this EXACT thing happened on our street and now the kids have a great yard to play kickball and it's awesome. 3 hr 24 min ago
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      • But the guy doesn't have any kids? Alright well maybe it's me- but I would never use anyone's yard 3 hr 24 min ago
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        • This was an old lady and her visiting son- no kids either 3 hr 22 min ago
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    • No - sounds like he was being nice and neighborly. It's an excuse for him to say hello and he offered something nice. Someone judging would not have invited your boys over. 3 hr 24 min ago
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    • He sounds creepy 3 hr 22 min ago
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  2. Toddler What kind of things do you do that you would get flamed for here? 3 hr 31 min ago (31 replies)
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    • the list is so long... 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • Pick a good one 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • Dated while ds was under 14 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • live in the South 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • Live in Boston 3 hr 29 min ago
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        • Live in NJ 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • Saying that I wanted to meet a guy on here. 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • drive a mini van 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • work 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • LOL Don't really work - 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • didn't bf. c-section cause dd was wrapped in the cord. 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • Affair 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • have more than 4 kids 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • I live in an apartment building and once when I was hosting thanksgiving I considered borrowing the utility table from the laundry room 3 hr 29 min ago
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      • I'd do that 3 hr 28 min ago
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        • I thought it would be ok. It belongs to the building but people thought I should buy my own table (which I don't have storage for) 3 hr 25 min ago
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    • i work a lot 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • married a blue collar republican 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • sell real estate 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • world domination 3 hr 28 min ago
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      • SAME AS WE DO EVERY NIGHT, PINKY 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • Tell the truth...I'm Black GOP Mom (been around awhile....not voting for trump) 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • I hate my mil 3 hr 27 min ago
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    • nap 3 hr 26 min ago
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    • SAH even though my kids are 16 and 11 3 hr 24 min ago
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    • not eating w/my kids all the time (accuser mom love that one yesterday) 3 hr 22 min ago
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    • My dh is not a very involved father 3 hr 22 min ago
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  3. Toddler Anyone have name regret? dd is 6 months and still not loving it. I don;t know why I didn't put in the time to pick a name I liked more. Or maybe I liked it but I decided at the...(more) 3 hr 32 min ago (13 replies)
    end and didn't live it for awhile first. Will it just grow on me? I liked more popular names but vetoed them bc they were popular so chose a more classic less popular name. I don't want to say what it is bc you will either say you love it or say I should change it which will make me feel worse.
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    • Come on - share the name. 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • But you could also add the ethnicity of your last name to help? 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • no ethnicity 3 hr 28 min ago
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        • OK. How about syllables? 3 hr 21 min ago
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    • My df had name regret and changed her son's name when he was a year old 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • I am trying to avoid this and I don't think dh would let me anyways 3 hr 29 min ago
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    • I went through this. Took me until DD was a toddler to no longer be annoyed by her name. We had put in a lot of time but did not agree at all and settled on a compromise that was...(more) 3 hr 29 min ago
      ok for both of us but niether really loved.
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      • op: I kinda think toddlerhood is key too. She has a bit of an old lady name that I think may be endearing on a 2 yr old. Do you like it now? 3 hr 28 min ago
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        • It's so tied to her now that I don't think of anything but her when i hear it 3 hr 25 min ago
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          • so that's a yes? 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • it is a huge responsibility, naming someone. after 6 months do you hate it or just not love it? how bout a nickname? 3 hr 14 min ago
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      • not love it. I wanted to go with charlotte but dh thought too popular. 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • Aw, it may grow on you. Can you make it into a nickname? 3 hr 3 min ago
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  4. Toddler I have a 13 yo ds who is completely not interested in school. I yell, I scream, I coerce, I threaten, and nothing makes him want to DO better. I am so tired. At what point can I...(more) 3 hr 32 min ago (27 replies)
    just give up and let him fail so that he can be mortified and embarrassed and work harder next year?
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    • Years ago 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • I would say that your technique isn't effective. 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • historically MOST kids weren't interested in school. its actually not the norm to like it or care that much. 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • thanks very helpful 3 hr 30 min ago
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        • I am just saying. do you know how many of my parents generation went to college? 3 hr 29 min ago
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          • np: what does that have to do with 13yos liking school 3 hr 29 min ago
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            • most people are not naturally academic. 3 hr 28 min ago
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              • how do you know that 3 hr 28 min ago
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                • read history look at trends. many kids left school at 16 when they could 3 hr 23 min ago
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                  • this is nonsensical 3 hr 20 min ago
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                  • wasn't that because of economic conditions? or being drafted into war? 3 hr 11 min ago
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    • What is he interested in? 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • he plays competitive sport 3 hr 29 min ago
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        • Would the message be more impactful coming from a coach or older athlete? 3 hr 28 min ago
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          • np: maybe stop the 'messaging' and find what he does like, add encouragement 3 hr 27 min ago
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            • If sports are his thing, there is a life span to that. If god forbid he sustains an injury he needs a backup 3 hr 26 min ago
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        • What kind of grades does he get? 3 hr 26 min ago
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        • Flame all day but my kids know all extracurricular are contingent on good grades. Pull the kid out of sports. 3 hr 22 min ago
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          • some kids do worse when pulled out of spors 3 hr 16 min ago
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            • Oh well that settles itZ 3 hr 5 min ago
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            • don't pull him out of sports. he'll hate school even more. 3 hr 3 min ago
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        • i have a 14yo ADHD medicated son and i send him to a tutor 2-3 times a wk - ugh 3 hr 16 min ago
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    • I don't think yelling and force are ever the answer 3 hr 19 min ago
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    • Do it now. He's still in middle school and if he gets some bad grades, not the end of the world. My DS didn't really get motivated until sophomore year but then he did great. He...(more) 3 hr 19 min ago
      didn't to finish puberty.
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      • i hope his happens for my ds 3 hr 11 min ago
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        • It happened for many of my DS's friends. First the brain goes through huge changes during puberty.You will see some kids leapfrog over others academically after puberty. Boys tend...(more) 3 hr 5 min ago
          to go through it later than girls so may get focused later, but it all works out. For my son he wasn't motivated by grades. He got motivated when the grades meant something, i.e. college and thinking about his future career choices.
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        • if you can afford it a tutor can help. my kid who will put off homework forever does it right away with a tutor (only have the tutor for major projects to get DS going). 3 hr 2 min ago
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  5. Toddler You guys want to see the infomercial i was in awhile ago? its on youtube now. weird...(more) 3 hr 32 min ago (0 replies)
  6. Toddler What's mammogram protocol? Had my first at 37. 40 now. When should I get next one? 3 hr 32 min ago (21 replies)
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    • Wait why 37? 3 hr 32 min ago
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      • Don't know. My ob had me get a baseline. 3 hr 31 min ago
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    • it depends. i'm 46 and high risk..have a mammo/ultrasound & mri once a year 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • Why high risk? When did you start? 3 hr 30 min ago
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        • mother, maternal aunt, maternal grandmother, and maternal great aunt all had breast cancer...and i'm ashkenasi 3 hr 29 min ago
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          • At what ages? 3 hr 27 min ago
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            • my mom had it at around 45 3 hr 26 min ago
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              • And the others? 3 hr 26 min ago
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                • don't remember 3 hr 25 min ago
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                  • Have you discussed this with anyone knowledgable about inherited cancer syndromes? 3 hr 24 min ago
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                    • what do you mean? i have a breast specialist/surgeon. no braca 3 hr 22 min ago
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                      • Then how come you dont know the ages? And you know there are many more genes to test for. Surgeons know squat. Did you talk to a genetics person? 3 hr 21 min ago
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                        • i don't know off the top of my head. i don't really see the point of testing for the genes. 3 hr 20 min ago
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                          • Well because some of them potend other malignancies as well and you can make sure youre getting proper surveillance. Its sounds like you have not met with the right people to...(more) 3 hr 17 min ago
                            giveyou accurate and complete information. I urge you to seek information from a genetic counselor and then make your choice. It should be an educated choice.
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                            • you're making a lot of assumptions 3 hr 15 min ago
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                              • You wrote that you "dont see the point". That sounds like no one talked to you about the point. 3 hr 10 min ago
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    • Ask your GYN. I have one annually at 40 on but my mom had BC 3 hr 25 min ago
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    • I had benign tumors (3) at 15 17 and 22. I get one every year and there's no cancer link genetically. You work hard for your ins USE IT 3 hr 24 min ago
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      • Benign tumors? I think you should get a hold of your pathology repots. I doubt they were called benign tumors. 3 hr 22 min ago
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        • OMG. Maybe I said it wrong - but I had 3 tumors removed. None cancerous. All done in Boston at MGH. Did I state it incorrectly? They were tumors - not cysts and not cancerous 3 hr 13 min ago
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  7. Toddler Fuck. My orchestra went on strike. Not MY orchestra, obviously. We have season tix and our first concert is next week :( 3 hr 33 min ago (10 replies)
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    • Rats. I liked the idea of you having your own personal orchestra 3 hr 32 min ago
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      • op: I like that idea too 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • Plays a tiny violin... 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • that reminds me. is that show coming back. what's it called.... 3 hr 31 min ago
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      • op: Mozart in the Jungle! 3 hr 30 min ago
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        • ^^and yes, I blame the Bieben... 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • Twin Peaks? 3 hr 30 min ago
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    • i'm sorry :( 3 hr 30 min ago
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  8. Toddler Nanny is dumb as a rock. Whaaaa 3 hr 33 min ago (2 replies)
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    • You hired her 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • That could be a plus - she won't need much mental stimulation, so if she's just taking care of a baby that would be ideal. 3 hr 31 min ago
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  9. Toddler The one thing I miss about NY is getting a really good haircut 3 hr 33 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Super cuts is great whether it's Manhattan or Toledo 3 hr 31 min ago
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  10. Toddler This post has been deleted. 3 hr 35 min ago (4 replies)
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    • ^ thinking with maybe jeans? 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • grey 3 hr 33 min ago
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      • Would the shirt look good though or would it be too formal? 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • This post has been deleted. 3 hr 28 min ago
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  11. Toddler What, exactly, is Adult Swim? 3 hr 35 min ago (6 replies)
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    • A time that the pool is only available to adults. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • Sex swim 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • the cartoon block or actual adult swim? 3 hr 33 min ago
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      • tv channel, or set of shows, or whatever.Clearly, I don't really know 3 hr 31 min ago
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        • its a block of adult oriented cartoons on i think cartoon network. 3 hr 27 min ago
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    • Kids forced out of the pool while adults swim leisurely for ten minutes before the kids return 3 hr 31 min ago
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  12. Toddler I have these little piles every where: books, catalogs, magazines my mom brings me (new york magazine, new yorker, vanity fair, the economist, the atlantic) and the sunday times....(more) 3 hr 35 min ago (1 reply)
    UGH. the internet has killed my reading and now I am just hoarding reading material. need an intervetion
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    • all those books and mags and catalogs aren't recreation for you; they have become TASKS and JOBS, and thankless, unpaid ones at that. Let them go. When you have time to read...(more) 3 hr 22 min ago
      again, believe me, there will be no dearth of things you can find to read. Let these go. Recycle them -- doesn't that sound virtuous? Release all that paper for recycling.
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  13. Toddler We don't have any dcs. When people ask me about it I always act like I'm ok with that and that i have a lot of nieces, nephews, godchildren around... but it makes me so sad. I...(more) 3 hr 36 min ago (8 replies)
    always wanted to have children but it didn't happen and never will happen
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    • how old are you now? We adopted. 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • I am sorry 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • sorry : ( 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • My cousin had a kid at age 50 and is super happy. It's tiring but they're healthy and they have the means to hire help. 3 hr 33 min ago
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      • Helpful how ? 3 hr 32 min ago
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        • Just saying, being older does not preclude you from having a child necessarily 3 hr 31 min ago
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  14. Toddler Can you even talk about trump to your kids? what a conundrum 3 hr 37 min ago (33 replies)
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    • well, mine are teens so absolutely. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • I have to turn the tv off with his rants about women. 3 hr 36 min ago
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      • Oh come on. That's a little dramatic 3 hr 35 min ago
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        • I hope you don't have daughters 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • I can and do. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • Yes, they know he is a successful businessman. 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • Hahhahahha. Who has only filed 4 times for bancrupcy. Very successful I would say. 3 hr 34 min ago
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        • Units/affiliates of Goldman Sachs have filed for bankruptcy 3 hr 33 min ago
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          • the unsuccessful ones, sure 3 hr 32 min ago
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          • That doesn't negate my point. He is not successful. And GS are criminals also. 3 hr 32 min ago
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          • way to prove her point 3 hr 31 min ago
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          • um, that's Goldman Sachs. 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • he could have made more money taking what he was given in the '70s and investing it in index funds. 3 hr 28 min ago
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    • DC is too little but I come from a very politically active family so we discuss some issues on a level she can understand. 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • 7yo & I am pro Hillary but very careful not to malign trump but he got the gist from other kids 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • I think it's fine to malign. He's a horrible human being 3 hr 29 min ago
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        • But then my young child will think it's ok to express strong political opinions and to me, that's not ok 3 hr 28 min ago
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          • Wait, what? 3 hr 24 min ago
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            • I want my child to be silent on complex national political issues until older 3 hr 22 min ago
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              • WHy? 3 hr 20 min ago
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                • Because he has no clue & will just offend grown ups 3 hr 13 min ago
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                  • I hate people who think kids don't know how to think for themselves. 3 hr 9 min ago
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              • that's silly. 3 hr 15 min ago
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                • Should a k-2 kid have a strong political opinion? No! But then I also don't make them follow a religion so I might be an outlier 3 hr 11 min ago
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                  • I teach this age and they tend to just say whatever their parents say. It can get awkward if they don't have a filter and they "out" your political views to someone you wouldn't...(more) 3 hr 1 min ago
                    talk politics with. Of course I think it's fine that they have their own views. I think it would be helpful to emphasize that people have different opinions and that we respect people's right to disagree, and can still be friends/family/neighbors.
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                    • This more effectively explains my POV. 2 hr 46 min ago
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    • of course 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • yes but the specifics lately (sex tape?) 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • Happily, other parents in the neighborhood are talking about it more in their homes so their kids are doing all the badmouthing for me. I get to come off all mature n'shit and say...(more) 3 hr 34 min ago
      things like, "I think Ms. Clinton is the better candidate, and I agree with more of her positions on issues that matter to me," instead of, "you'd better hope that bastard loses or we're moving to Ireland and you'll never see the sun again"
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    • I haven't. My 9 yo knows about HRC objectively and that I am voting for her. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • yes, my 10 yo knows he is a jerk, he was all about bernie, but knows trump is evil 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • My kid is 3. He'll be 7 in 2020 and Trump had better not be in the race then 3 hr 27 min ago
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  15. Toddler Dd never tells me the negative stuff. driving her and friend and suddenly friend says will she did send you that snapchat that called you fake....I was like what? dd doesn't seem...(more) 3 hr 38 min ago (6 replies)
    to get embroiled in anything like that. always a little shock to hear she struggled with something social and didn't tell me
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    • My teens are like this. I really don't know much. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • Did you tell your mother everything? I didn't 3 hr 35 min ago
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      • no. but she tells me other stuff I didn't tell my mom. but no. 3 hr 35 min ago
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        • It's normal and healthy for her to not tell you everything 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • I never, never told my mom that stuff, even though we were (and are) close and loving. I just didn't feel a need for her to be involved, and I would be fine with my kids being the...(more) 3 hr 34 min ago
      same way.
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  16. Toddler Do you ever forget people's names who you really should know? 3 hr 39 min ago (8 replies)
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    • yes!!!! 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • yes, and it is embarrassing 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • All the time. 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Yes but I just say "I'm so sorry I'm bad at remembering names" 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • no actually. i'm really good with names but I feel like people don't remember mine so I don't regularly use theirs b/c I worry it will be awkward 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Yes once I forgot someone's name so I asked her child what her name was and she said, "Mommy" 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • very very rarely, but when it happens I'm paralyzed 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • Lately I have been doing it more and more. Forgot one of kids teachers names when soneone asked me. Also couldn't come up with the last name of someone my son was really good...(more) 3 hr 37 min ago
      friends with a few years ago.
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  17. Toddler Trying to get rid of fruit flies & have a few traps out. However they love wine! So I switched to a silly cup. Turned my back & they swarmed all over the silly cup. 3 hr 39 min ago (2 replies)
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    • What they love is fermentation. So wine and vinegar work great to attract them 3 hr 37 min ago
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    • ^meant to say sippy cup! 3 hr 35 min ago
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  18. Toddler I can put away my sandals now right? 3 hr 40 min ago (5 replies)
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    • yes 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • ^kind of dreading digging out that box to put them in...it's stacked at the bottom 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • packing up the Birkies this weekend 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Eh. I wear flip flops and Birkies year round. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • no- in Atlanta 3 hr 32 min ago
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  19. Toddler Just had the worst sex of my life with a guy I met on Tinder. He was calling me "dirty princess" during. I just want an ice cream and never have sex again. 3 hr 40 min ago (29 replies)
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    • dirty princess?i'm so sorry... 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • Gross, I would have kicked him out of bed 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • UGH! Sorry 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • I'm a single guy who can bring some chunky monkey over tomorrow 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • ugh, i hate Tinder. i met one guy on there who jerked off over the phone to me before we'd even met. dated another guy from there for 3 mos who wound up ghosting me and vanishing...(more) 3 hr 39 min ago
      --- absolute total jerk.
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      • you let him do that? you could have hung up, you know 3 hr 38 min ago
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        • no, it was on voice mail. 3 hr 38 min ago
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          • ^i made the rookie mistake of giving out my real phone # too early 3 hr 37 min ago
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            • How do you know he did that, then? 3 hr 32 min ago
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              • omg, why are you arguing? because i heard the message 3 hr 31 min ago
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                • ^he said it was him 3 hr 30 min ago
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      • I met my fiancée on Tinder three years ago. We're getting married the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Ugh. Do you have kids? I would forgo any man unless he was a fucking PRINCE if I were done having kids. 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • Yes. Well I am single and he is hot. But that was AWFUL. I am so glad I didn't blow him 3 hr 38 min ago
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        • you deserve a higher bar than this 3 hr 37 min ago
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          • Well, how could I have known.. 3 hr 35 min ago
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            • Don't have sex with a man until you do know! 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • I like to play a game where I try to count the real responders vs you reaponding to your own post 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • What the fuck are you talking about ? 3 hr 37 min ago
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        • I'm talking about your fake posts. 3 hr 36 min ago
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          • Oh it's like you know me. Please go away, I am not in the mood 3 hr 34 min ago
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        • never mind her, she's model mom accuser troll 3 hr 34 min ago
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      • people do this? wtf 3 hr 36 min ago
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        • Yup. Well, Model Mom does at least 3 hr 35 min ago
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          • oh you are the MM accuser 3 hr 35 min ago
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    • omg, this is making me happier that I don't date...... 3 hr 38 min ago
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      • So nice to have conversations with your cat. 3 hr 34 min ago
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        • Better than having awful sex with strangers! ) 3 hr 33 min ago
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    • I'm so glad I missed Tinder 3 hr 31 min ago
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  20. Toddler Dh and I just got back from dinner, plan on getting really high as laying in bed buying stuff online. Then maybe eating our leftovers. So looking forward to this! 3 hr 41 min ago (20 replies)
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    • your dh doesn't want to have sex? 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • He might I don't know 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • Don't start eating when stoned It's hard to stop 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • sounds fund 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • This is what I do on the weekends as well. 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • Wait so you ate dinner. You're going to get high and shop and then eat more food? 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • If we get the munchies we will yes 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • You sound like losers 3 hr 38 min ago
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      • We do kind of sound that way but you'd never guess who we are in person 3 hr 37 min ago
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      • NP it's the same as a glass of wine for some people. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • How can u dislike this post? It's like ale 3 hr 38 min ago
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    • Klassy 3 hr 38 min ago
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      • You were brainwashed by DARE 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • What you going to buy? 3 hr 36 min ago
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      • House stuff, furniture and maybe some clothes 3 hr 32 min ago
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    • Where are your kids? 3 hr 31 min ago
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  21. Toddler What's with the Buick commercial with the baby maybe 9 months forward facing?! Drives me crazy 3 hr 42 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Do you have a personality disorder? 3 hr 41 min ago
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      • Yes 3 hr 35 min ago
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        • ^ fwiw if you google Buick commercial baby that's what pops up so not just me! 3 hr 31 min ago
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  22. Special Needs Wwyd? 9th grader in ms public with anxiety and panic attacks. New to high school. A teacher marked her absent for one class b/c she didn't respond to attendance roll call....(more) 3 hr 43 min ago (12 replies)
    Apparently she sits in the back and didn't hear her name over kids talking in the front of the class. Teacher wouldn't change it to "present" even though she was in class the entire time. She asked him. She called me after school quite upset and asked that I email teacher. I don't think one class absence is a big deal but want to make her feel supported. I think he was trying to teach her a lesson but she doesn't respond well to this. Very scared about doing well in high school. She has no IEP and school doesn't know she is in therapy or on meds. If I do write the teacher, what do I say? Since we're new to the school don't want to appear meddling or like a helicopter parent.
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    • Let it go 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • You must advocate for your kid sometimes. Just do t go overboard. 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • Too late. You are a helicopter parent. 3 hr 40 min ago
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      • Stop it, this is the Special Needs board and you do not know what you're saying. 3 hr 36 min ago
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    • Get her an iep for god's sake! Call the social worker tomorrow and get the ball rolling 3 hr 39 min ago
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      • np she won't get one for anxiety. She could for a 504, but for what accommodations? 3 hr 35 min ago
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        • Why not? My daughter did. It is debilitating. She also has add but had the 504 before that dx 3 hr 21 min ago
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    • Encourage her to sit in the front and talk to the teacher if she has a problem hearing him over kids talking. Meanwhile, does she have an advisor or guidance counselor? That would...(more) 3 hr 37 min ago
      be the person I would contact, not a random teacher who has her for just one class. She needs someone at the school that she can talk to when she's feeling anxious or she perceives something as being unfair. Can I ask, is there a specific reason the school doesn't know about her needs?
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      • NP, unless a student has a formal plan schools will not know about issues like anxiety 3 hr 33 min ago
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        • I worked for a long time in a K-12 so I am used to a situation where most of the HS kids have a history at the school and their needs are known. If it significantly interferes...(more) 3 hr 31 min ago
          with a child's functioning I would hope that someone at school would be told?
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    • I guess I'd be tempted to check in with the teacher about that absence- did he realize she was indeed present or was she out of class. If he admits she was present but he marked...(more) 3 hr 31 min ago
      her absent, I'd suggest she sit up front if she can't hear clearly.
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    • Does the teacher know she was in the class or is it just your dd saying she was but she didn't answer roll call or speak up so he can remember? I'd get her a 504, explain the...(more) 2 hr 44 min ago
      situation to the teacher (and her other teachers).
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  23. Toddler You know what make me sad as pets? Those little sugar gliders. They look like jungle animals. 3 hr 44 min ago (6 replies)
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    • So are you saying that they make you sad because they shouldn't be pets? 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • op: yes. they always look fragile and totally afraid. 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • Oh dear. Hopefully they are happier than they look 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • You have to have a permit for them, right? 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • My sitter has 2 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Whaaaaaat? 3 hr 40 min ago
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  24. Toddler Do you think teachers like their jobs more than your typical professional? 3 hr 45 min ago (22 replies)
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    • i've only known a few teachers personally but they complained about their jobs non-stop. one lasted a year and then quit. 3 hr 44 min ago
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      • Np. Ditto. Only teachers seem to complain about their jobs I've noticed 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • it makes me sad because i had some incredible teachers growing - people who so obviously loved what they were doing. i can't really imagine the ones i've known giving that...(more) 3 hr 41 min ago
          impression to their students.
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          • Oh, I was just being sarcastic. I know several lawyers who bitch about their jobs a lot. A secretary I know HAtES her job. I know a handful of unhappy pharmacists. 3 hr 40 min ago
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            • i didn't say that teachers are the ONLY people to ever complain about their jobs so I don't really understand your response. But the only other people i have known in a...(more) 3 hr 37 min ago
              profession who universally and constantly complained about their jobs were corporate lawyers. Thinking back, maybe big box retail workers too.
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              • I think teachers are not allowed to/supposed to complain about their jobs. 3 hr 36 min ago
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                • Are you trying to start some kind of fight? I don't understand your responses. I have not judged anyone, only reported what the teachers I have known have said about their jobs. 3 hr 34 min ago
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    • I think they must, because we make it really hard to do it but they keep showing up 3 hr 43 min ago
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      • NP--I'm 18 years in. I figure I might as well get to 25 years and call it a day. 3 hr 43 min ago
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        • Yep - np I'd never choose teaching if I had it to do again 3 hr 41 min ago
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          • Dit-fucking-o. Education has become such a shit show. I'm glad I'll be exiting when I am....(more) 3 hr 38 min ago
            And, yes, I am an excellent teacher. It has excellent benefits and vacation and of course you can make a difference. But what it has become is utterly demoralizing
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    • no 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • Nope. 3 hr 42 min ago
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    • They do if they don't have pain in the ass parents to deal with 3 hr 42 min ago
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      • So where are these schools without pita parents and teachers love their jobs? 3 hr 41 min ago
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        • Not in classes with your kids 3 hr 40 min ago
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        • We like our jobs despite the pita parents. Np 3 hr 39 min ago
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    • No 3 hr 41 min ago
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    • lol, yeh, no way. it's awful 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • I think they think about finding a better school or boss etc but like their role 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • Yes, it's something people go into as a calling, and better quality of life bc of all the time off 3 hr 40 min ago
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    • No. I've been teaching for 15 years and a lot of my colleagues have left the field entirely or are now tutoring full time or learning specialists who don't have their own...(more) 3 hr 34 min ago
      classrooms anymore. It is hard to get past the first 5 years.
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  25. Toddler Do you worry about dh cheating on you when he travels for work? 3 hr 45 min ago (6 replies)
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    • no. 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • No but my ex's new wife should. 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • Yep, because I know he has. 3 hr 44 min ago
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    • It doesn't count when he is traveling. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • no. if he was travelling with some super hot co-worker or something i might feel paranoid, though. 3 hr 43 min ago
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    • I don't worry about it and don't think he would, but know it is possible. Nothing I can do. 3 hr 40 min ago
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