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  1. Toddler My 10 y/o dd is becoming more socially aloof. she used to be friends with everyone, now, she has no interest in seeing any classmates outside of school, just sticks to a few...(more) 44 min ago (7 replies)
    quieter kids in class. she has thrown herself into club sport, has friends there, but only keeps them there (no extra fun stuff with her teammates.) it makes me sad...I see her being excluded from things with her classmates. But it seems like she is most comfortable that way.
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    • my ds was like that at 10yo. now he's 13 and he's found his school niche but this is still pretty much his personality. if she's not sad, you shouldn't be either 43 min ago
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    • ^she is very sweet and shy, and likes being a kid--it seems like the other girls don't find her as fun anymore bc she's not in the same mental space as they are (boys, pre-teen...(more) 42 min ago
      stuff.)
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      • ^so she's not invited to hang out on weekends or for sleepovers anymore. Instead, she just fills up her time with practice, or hanging out at home, knitting and sewing. 41 min ago
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        • She sounds lovely and like she knows what she needs 39 min ago
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          • She is, but hoping this is not a precursor to darker teen times. 38 min ago
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    • Sounds like you are an extrovert and maybe shes more on the introverted side of things. Don’t assume that more social activities/interactions will make her happier. Let her...(more) 41 min ago
      lead. If she seems unhappy that’s a different thing....
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      • I'm actually a formerly painfully-shy person--broke out of it in my late 20s. I'm pretty social now, but just one-on-one things. So, there is a bit of me seeing my former self...(more) 38 min ago
        (which was painful at times) in my dcs. My older kid also used to be the pied piper of the playground, now can only handle one friend at a time, which is an SO. And I think that SO is now moving onto someone else, so--yes. I worry about the kids.
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  2. Toddler You know what ? I bet Trump doesn’t know how to drive. 45 min ago (15 replies)
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    • Bill Clinton said he had to re-learn how to drive after he left the White House 44 min ago
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    • why would he need to? 43 min ago
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    • presidents are not allowed to drive vehicles of any kind 43 min ago
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      • Well yes, but for decades prior 42 min ago
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        • but why would he wehn he can hire a driver 41 min ago
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          • No way. Even if a zillionaire, would still drive 39 min ago
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            • it's like you're different than Trump! like two different people 38 min ago
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    • why would he ever need to? dittto Obama or any president. first of all they're not allowed to 42 min ago
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      • Okay Vlad 41 min ago
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        • what? it's a fact. they aren't allowed to drive. 40 min ago
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    • so many burb hating moms here point out that they never drive cars 41 min ago
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      • Well, I am a bit like the queen when is comes to driving. Did you know that’s one of her favorite things to do at Balmoral? 39 min ago
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        • yes, everyone knows this about the queen US presidents are not allowed to drive 38 min ago
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          • I KNOW!! I am saying he is a little fucking faggot for not knowing how to do it in the first place 37 min ago
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            • Many people in NYC don't learn to drive 33 min ago
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  3. Toddler How did glenn greenawald get to be a person who spends all his time tweeting about how vile democrats are. so weird. 46 min ago (14 replies)
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    • He loves America. He doesn't understand why Democrats hate Her. 45 min ago
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      • who is her? 44 min ago
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        • America. 44 min ago
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          • oh. no I dont think he does. He hasn't lived here in ages. 43 min ago
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    • Half of them want to take away people's health care insurance. 44 min ago
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      • those are the ones he likes. well I think he just likes Bernie. he also calls people idiot 44 min ago
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      • you do realize that medicare uses private. health insurance cos to adminstrate and give people insurance right? 43 min ago
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        • that is just semantics 42 min ago
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          • well no its the way medicare (and medicaid) actually work 42 min ago
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            • it's still semantics. implementation in private is meaningless for this discussion 39 min ago
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      • you mean by making sure everyone has it? 43 min ago
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    • The actual brazilian president hates him 41 min ago
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      • yes and he calls that president corrupt and an autocrat. he won't say that about trump though. 38 min ago
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        • hes right about bolsonaro 38 min ago
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  4. Toddler What is sitting shiva? do people sit together and mourn at the person who died’s house or in their own home? 47 min ago (4 replies)
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    • They sit, eat, and share stories about the deceased. 47 min ago
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    • either, depends on logistics 47 min ago
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    • its like a wake except after the funeral, no body and lots of food 47 min ago
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      • And usually at a house. 41 min ago
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  5. Toddler This post has been deleted. 48 min ago (4 replies)
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    • He is an old white man. He has no ass 47 min ago
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      • This post has been deleted. 46 min ago
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        • please tell me more! 44 min ago
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    • Flat and frail 44 min ago
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  6. Toddler Dc has spent the last two years trying to become good friends with a particular group of girls. They are in multiple small group activities together and they seem to like her but...(more) 49 min ago (16 replies)
    she doesn't get invited to their parties or special activities outside of the clubs they are in. Dc is in 6th. How can I help her move on and give up on this? I feel bad for her!
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    • ugh that sucks. my guess is that the parents in that group are friends too? 48 min ago
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      • posted same below. yes and btdt 45 min ago
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      • op: not sure if they are good friends but all seem to know each other. 28 min ago
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    • That’s fucking hard!!!! 47 min ago
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    • you ask her if there are other kids she might like to invite over or see a movie with on a weekend or go walking around town with etc. Groups like that are often orchestrated by...(more) 47 min ago
      the moms who are bffs, not easy to break in bc they don't want to be bothered much of the time
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      • Uh, really? Orchestrated ny the moms? Maybe true for preschool but they are 11/12 46 min ago
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        • yes this happens into MS, by end of MS less so but 6th grade still for sure 45 min ago
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        • I posted above. in a small school community this is how it works. and while my kids have friends where im not friends with the parents, we certainly have a neighborhood group that...(more) 44 min ago
          organically gets together so the kids see a lot of each other even in 8th grade. less than grade school but nonetheless
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          • we had that but 3 of the kids stopped being friends so that stopped as well by 7th grade 40 min ago
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        • in 6th the groups are often carried over from elementary days...it usually take til 8th or 9th grade for that influence to go away 43 min ago
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      • op: these girls have been friends since k :( 28 min ago
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        • clearly they are tight and your dd isn't going to get in...this is how it is at this age...it likely won't change til high school. My dd's parent orchestrated group disbanded as...(more) 24 min ago
          soon as 6th grade hit because every girl in the group was encouraged to "trade up" to a cooler group by their moms...there were 9 of them, 3 stuck together (my dd and 2 others ...incidently my dd became friends with these two on her own) ...anyway the other 6 all bolted as soon as 6th grade started and now they are all like your dd on the outskirts of these other groups who are carryovers that stuck together from elementary
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      • op: I'm trying 27 min ago
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    • She should stop trying so hard and make friends with kids that actually want to be her friend 47 min ago
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      • op: of course that's what I've told her! 28 min ago
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    • My DD finally got it in 7th it was hard but I told her to try to get a new group. She did and now she is in a great group! 45 min ago
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  7. Toddler We sold our house in March. We decided to rent while figuring out where we wanted to move. I'm really quite liking renting the house we rented and can't motivate to look at all. 51 min ago (5 replies)
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    • ok, so you contact the owners & see about rent to own or rxtendsion of rental agreement 49 min ago
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      • I feel like we should own, though. This is the first time since I was 25 that I haven't owned my own home. 48 min ago
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    • As long as you are able to save the equivalent of a mortgage payment, there’s no real need to own. 49 min ago
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      • >>> on top of your rent... 48 min ago
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    • I can't wait to sell my house next year and rent again. I am sick of the maintenance, rent is worth it in every way. 43 min ago
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  8. Toddler How would you feel if in your neighborhood there are at least 5 Pitbulls who are consistently walked passes your house. 52 min ago (16 replies)
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    • I think there are a few pitbulls on my block 51 min ago
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    • are they leashed? 51 min ago
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      • Always. And not aggressive at all. Seem friendly. 50 min ago
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        • then i wouldn't care at all 50 min ago
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          • ^also i had a german shepherd that was the sweetest, gentle giant. my little poodle mix however is a mean bitch 48 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 6 times. showDo I live in the ghetto 51 min ago
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      • basically 51 min ago
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        • Move to a better area 50 min ago
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    • Not a thing. Leash laws. That said. There’s a lovely variety of pooch in my nabe 50 min ago
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      • They’re leashed. 50 min ago
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        • Then nothing, except I don’t like them personally. Ugly dogs 48 min ago
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        • fine as long as the owner has control. There are a few in my neighborhood where the owner (young burly men) can hardly control the dog. 34 min ago
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    • Beats my neighbor's annoying, yapping little dog 50 min ago
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    • There are, I’m fine with it. The one next door is even calmer than my own 46 min ago
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    • I wouldn't like it, but there are more and more of them around 30 min ago
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  9. Toddler I’m depressed 54 min ago (3 replies)
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    • We all are hon. 54 min ago
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    • I'm not! what wrong? 51 min ago
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    • take the focus off of yourself 47 min ago
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  10. Toddler My Dad is slowing down - he is 77 in pain due to back etc. I live overseas so rarely see him and feel removed from the whole situation. He has good care - he is with my mom who...(more) 55 min ago (5 replies)
    Is in good shape and they live in a planned community so if something happens there are facilities etc. It is just weird that it makes me sad but not overwhelmingly feeling like I have to go see him etc.
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    • my dad is in pain every single day. back. hip. shoulder. cant sleep. he somehow has a fairly full life doing what he wants. i see him plenty but i know i cant take care of him...(more) 55 min ago
      physically anyway
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    • where do you live? is r/t airfare $$? maybe you can plan a visit soon 54 min ago
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      • I live in EU it is expensive and very far as they are west coast. I will see them this summer 53 min ago
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        • k, cause if you're in spain it's cheap to fly to america 51 min ago
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  11. Toddler The parents group for my kids college is made up of two kinds. the people that worry about every move their kids make and the ones that seem rational. the worriers make me feel...(more) 56 min ago (102 replies)
    sad. they just can't enjoy their kid being away
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    • you are in a parent group for your college kid? 56 min ago
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      • lol 55 min ago
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      • Yes it's a great resource. for example, someone posted today a handyman that will come and help kids in off campus housing...etc. Best doctors off campus if needed, best...(more) 55 min ago
        restaurant if your kid is sick.
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        • So helicoptery. Why can't you leave this to your kids? 53 min ago
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          • why would my kid know of a good doctor? 53 min ago
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            • is there no on campus medical facility as a starting point? 52 min ago
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              • My kid got mono and could barely move. why wouldn't I try to help her? this hands off kind of thing is weird. 51 min ago
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                • "Go to the health center" 51 min ago
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                  • nah, he went straight to a doctor. 50 min ago
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                    • That's what you'll find at the health center. 45 min ago
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                • i might go visit and take care of my kid if it was that bad. this sounds like a serious situation that might need more than a doctor rec 51 min ago
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                • What's ironic is that you are criticizing your fellow group members for being too involved but don't see that you are over-involved. 50 min ago
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                  • I said worry, I didn't say over involved. I said worry 50 min ago
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                • There's this thing Called the student health center.... 50 min ago
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                  • where they will send him onto a doctor 49 min ago
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                    • for whom they have recommendations 49 min ago
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                      • of which he didn't need to drag himself out of bed to go get. he went straight to the source 49 min ago
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                    • np maybe a hospital. i woudl get my ass up there. and i am not a heli. but if the kid is havign a serious health issue idk that iwould be happy with random people recommending a...(more) 49 min ago
                      doctor
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                      • I would prefer professional recommendations. 48 min ago
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                        • I wouldn't mind parents recommending at all. they have btdt (np) 48 min ago
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                          • If my dc called and asked for help, I'd find it. I would otherwise let her figure it out on her own. Let them be adults. You're just infantilizing her. 46 min ago
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                            • not when they have mono and are basically non functioning. they need a parent then. 45 min ago
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                              • No, they need to get to the health center. 44 min ago
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                                • Nope, straight to doctor. 44 min ago
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                                  • Yes. A doctor at the health center. 44 min ago
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                                  • Who do you think staffs the health center? Circus clowns? 44 min ago
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                                    • NP. don't love that. I want a doctor 43 min ago
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                                      • For your precious pooky-wooky. 43 min ago
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                                    • I think it's moonlighting cooks from the cafeteria. 43 min ago
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                                      • No, fool. It's the groundskeeping staff. 43 min ago
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                              • exactly. shit i would be there and dh would absolutely take off work to handle the home front. 44 min ago
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                                • this "hands off" approach on ybm makes me laugh. here kid, your sick as a dog. Can't move? YOU DEAL 44 min ago
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                                  • You're 43 min ago
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                                  • Studies show the extent to which nutcases like you micromanage their dcs' lives is not helpful. 42 min ago
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                                    • i micromanage b/c my kid is sick? 42 min ago
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                                      • Because you don't let him solve his own problems. Will mommy be there to wipe his ass his entire life? 41 min ago
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                                        • what can he solve? he's sick, very sick. i'm his mom. 41 min ago
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                                • OMG. 43 min ago
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            • He's an adult. Let him figure it out. 52 min ago
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              • 18yos are working on this but not fully cooked 50 min ago
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                • And they will never be fully cooked as long as you keep holding their hands. 49 min ago
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                  • well if they go away they gradually do more on their own. I have a college freshman. NP 48 min ago
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                    • By the time they are freshman they should be doing it on their own. 45 min ago
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                      • what is this arbitrary rule? why not ease them into it? 45 min ago
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                        • Because you should have been doing this before now. 44 min ago
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                          • they are away at school...that's step one. it's a learning curve 42 min ago
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                            • Out of the nest. Let them fly. 42 min ago
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                              • Nope, slowly 40 min ago
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                              • whatever lady. its a continuum. I notice onFBthat the moms who seem to be less willing to do this are the moms of sons though, could just be this school. 39 min ago
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            • Did your parents find you a doctor when you were in college? Land the helicopter. 50 min ago
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              • they did help in other ways 49 min ago
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              • mine did freshman yr when I had a yeast infection....np 49 min ago
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                • ew. 49 min ago
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                  • I had never had one before & was freaked out 48 min ago
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                • mine did b/c i also got mono! 49 min ago
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          • Exactly 52 min ago
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        • where is this? my kid's school has like 5 parents on facebook 53 min ago
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        • Landlord is responsible for repairs to off-campus housing and the health center is the place to start. 51 min ago
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          • I didn't say repairs. I said handyman 51 min ago
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            • For what purpose? 50 min ago
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              • to do things handymen do? 48 min ago
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                • So you concede that you're just making shit up now, right? 44 min ago
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      • You have toddlers? this is normal and pretty much every single school, USA (NP) 55 min ago
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        • no i dont hvae toddlers. such an annoying non comeback 54 min ago
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          • then how can you not know of college groups for parents? It's normal and 2020 54 min ago
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            • there are plenty of places to get good information and not have to bond with other random people who happen to have college age kids. 53 min ago
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              • who said they are bonding? you go on, ask a question, it's answered and you move on 53 min ago
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                • lol. 53 min ago
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                • OP seems to know their mood and how much they miss their kids and how involved they are. so... 52 min ago
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                  • and? 52 min ago
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                    • so not just asking a question. looking for something to feel superior about maybe. while hanging out on a parent forum for their adult kids 52 min ago
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                      • I'm lost. I'm referring to what I do 51 min ago
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                        • yes you like to belittle other people with strange superiority posts about having toddlers 46 min ago
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                • Np, it's great, I found out what time graduation started, where I should get dinner reservations and which hotels were walkable from to graduation venue. 43 min ago
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            • you are aggressively cavalier but you need to stay connected to strangers? ok 53 min ago
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              • i am not connected to anyone. I go on if I need a particular thing and I don't log on again until I need another thing 52 min ago
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                • so how do you know what these parents' worries are? 51 min ago
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                  • what? 50 min ago
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                    • the OP has somehow judged the parents by how worried they are about specific things and categorizing them as over involved. 49 min ago
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                      • and why are you telling me this? 48 min ago
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                        • bc you were bitchy about the you must have toddlers. this is not a universal thing for all parents to do on behalf of their kids. 46 min ago
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                          • perhaps not, but it's hardly SHOCKING. it's standard 45 min ago
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            • I have two kids in college and a third in the pipeline and NO PARENTS' GROUP. WTF you people are destroying your kids. 48 min ago
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              • what colleges? I guarantee you i will find one 47 min ago
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                • Columbia, UCSD, UNH. I don't care if you find one. Helicopter parenting is bad 44 min ago
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                  • so don't say there are no parents group b/c there are. 43 min ago
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                    • there are not. I searched. 42 min ago
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                      • Columbia must have one, Barnard does 42 min ago
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                        • columbia does, and UCSD. haven't checked UNH 39 min ago
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                    • find them! 42 min ago
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                • ahhh, crickets... 44 min ago
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                  • OR: there aren't any. I bet those groups are at snowflake slacs 43 min ago
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      • God this 54 min ago
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    • They've lived for and through their dc for years. They can't separate. 55 min ago
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    • My dc goes to boarding school. That was a tough adjustment. College will not be at all. 53 min ago
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      • i went to boarding school - i think i set myself up when i went to college 52 min ago
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      • DOn't be too confident. It's different 42 min ago
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        • In what way? Be specific. 35 min ago
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    • No no no no no jesus no. I have done enough. I love my dd, I fought hard for her for years, but she needs to stand up now. 45 min ago
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  12. Toddler I have stitches, I put Neosporin on them and now they look worse. 57 min ago (12 replies)
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    • worse how 57 min ago
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    • throw the neosporin away, it's awful for wounds. use bacitracin 56 min ago
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      • should I try to wash it off? 54 min ago
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      • Bacitracin is one of the ingredients in Neosporin 38 min ago
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        • Right, however neosporin specifically has higher rates of contact dermatitis. The last thing you need while treating a wound 35 min ago
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    • i'm allergic to neosporin, a lot of people are. use polysporin or get a prescription for bactroban 53 min ago
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      • ^even acquaphor is better 52 min ago
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    • use hyrdrogen peroxide 53 min ago
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  13. Toddler 1,100 former DOJ officials saying Barr should resign... that has to have some kind of impact, no? 58 min ago (14 replies)
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    • No 58 min ago
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    • no. 58 min ago
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    • lol 58 min ago
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    • lol 58 min ago
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    • Nothing matters 56 min ago
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    • In our dreams. I expect it will end with another Trump firing. 56 min ago
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    • Why should it? Attorney General is only a popularity contest once and that has only 100 voters. 55 min ago
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      • What? You are thinking of DA 44 min ago
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        • No. Attorney General, as well as any other confirmable Cabinet post. 43 min ago
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        • she's saying 100 senators 39 min ago
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    • nope 50 min ago
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    • I’m one of them. It won’t make him resign but hopefully it will help some people understand the egregiousness of his actions. 47 min ago
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    • The devil you know... careful what you wish for. 46 min ago
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    • No, Repbublicans are convienced that they are all biased. Fiasco with FISA/FBI lying did not help 45 min ago
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  14. Toddler Scale does not want to move below 138 59 min ago (22 replies)
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    • faster way to fat loss. google it, do it, run and strength train 58 min ago
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      • I have. I just eat more. Never works for me that way 54 min ago
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        • or- Im not talking willy nilly IF. im talking this particular program where you count macros with IF and go low carb twice a week 53 min ago
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          • ^they also call for eliminating gluten and dairy which I will not do but it did get me to minimize 52 min ago
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            • I minimize all of that 50 min ago
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              • are you counting macros? 46 min ago
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                • No! I’m not going to go insane. I am sure it will drop off at some point. 42 min ago
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                  • its not hard to do, just use my fitness pal. either you want to drop the weight or you dont. but if you aren't going to work at it, it likely won't happen. if you are ok with...(more) 41 min ago
                    that, great. if not, take action
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    • What are you doing? 58 min ago
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    • This is me exactly. 58 min ago
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    • unless you are 5 feet tall that's not so bad 57 min ago
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      • 5’7” but feel best at 130 55 min ago
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        • I'm 5'7" and 157. Count your blessings. 52 min ago
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        • I am you. 5'8, 137. I used to be 133. Now 137. Every 5 years, the needle is reset a few pounds higher. 52 min ago
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          • Yup. I was 145 after Christmas. 51 min ago
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          • ^however, I don't have to restrict at all, and I can maintain this weight just by walking and going about my every day. If I wanted to lose 5 lbs, I prob could--but I don't feel...(more) 50 min ago
            like it's worth that drastic a lifestyle change just for 5 fewer pounds.
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            • Same. I ate and drank like crazy holidays so the 6 lbs came off like that but here I stay 49 min ago
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    • I am stuck at 136 and 5’4”. I give up. 51 min ago
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      • I wish. I am that height and would be happy at 150 47 min ago
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      • Depressing 47 min ago
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        • Oh well. Nothing I have tried works. 47 min ago
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  15. Toddler DD is 17 and started a job today at one of those jumpy places. I wish she had done it sooner...she got so bored and depressed being home on weekends, 59 min ago (1 reply)
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    • my dd likes to spend money, she needs a weekend gig. not enough babysitting right now for some reason 58 min ago
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  16. Toddler I feel a bit lost in my job. Been in company a year —and feel like the business i am managing is tanking and there is nothing I can do. I know only solution is to look for...(more) 59 min ago (5 replies)
    another job but feeling really down about prospects. I am not even sure what to go for in a new job....should I get a coach?
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    • It can be very useful 58 min ago
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      • Have you done it? 55 min ago
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        • Not specifically for my job but I have hired a coach. It was extremely valuable for me. 54 min ago
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          • What did you hire it for? How long? 52 min ago
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            • She is a life coach but we focused on parenting, business, and physical goals (my priority at the time). She helped me measure my goals which was so useful 50 min ago
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  17. Toddler Any good sources to start reseraching college financial aid process. There is just so much out there - hard to digest. Just trying to understand what should be in our...(more) 59 min ago (4 replies)
    (parents)name. what should be in ds's name (i.e 529s). What counts towards evaluation - savings accounts, retirement, home with no mortgage, etc. DS is in 8th. We have a 529 in our name, he as beneficiary. Any directions to point me in is helpful. TIA
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    • Go on any college website and use the fa calclukatid 57 min ago
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      • is that standard for all colleges or jus the site you are on? 51 min ago
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        • Prett much same For telling you how much you’re going to pay. Public vs private school costs will differ and instsre 48 min ago
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  18. Toddler Those 50 plus, do you ever think holy shit, I'm 50 plus? 1 hr 2 min ago (15 replies)
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    • All the fucking time 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • my mind cant process it even as my body is breaking down. i cant imagine my parents' thinking wow i have a 50 yo kid lol 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • op: wow, that thought is insane! 1 hr ago
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    • I will be 60 soon. Try that on for size.:(] 1 hr ago
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      • I'll be 58 this year and have convinced myself life gets easier at 60. It has too, right? 44 min ago
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    • i turn 62 in 2 weeks & i am rockin my life now. i just feel, idk, relieved i've made it this far 1 hr ago
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      • Good for you! Are you healthy and feeling good?0 59 min ago
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        • i am at peace, with it all. i have an aortic anersysm but it never slows me down 58 min ago
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    • I was at a gallery opening yesterday, and met a friends (younger) boyfriend. We found out his sister went to the same college as me and dh. He told me her name, and I said, I'm so...(more) 57 min ago
      sure that I don't know her, I'm older than you guys. He said she was the class of '04. I said we were '92...he just paused and then said, "You guys don't LOOK that old!! Holy shit!"
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      • well, i guess that's a compliment? lol 54 min ago
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        • He graduated in '04, his gf is prob like 10 years younger than me, so I think he was bracing for us to be around her age. I think the extra decade totally threw him off. 47 min ago
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      • Lmao 51 min ago
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    • Not really. Only when someone younger is suddenly all grown up do I realize I’m older too 52 min ago
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  19. Toddler This post has been disliked 6 times. showI will find it funny if the president drives the beast a lap around the track in Daytona. The horror that would be expressed here will be hilarious and further proof that he’s...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago (8 replies)
    getting re-elected
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    • Go rub one out to tax cuts for the ultra rich and children dying in freezing cages. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 58 min ago
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    • It would be funny if he spun out of control and killed himself. Oh the irony that it would be a wall that would cause his downfall. 58 min ago
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      • Op. That would be great, but physics is against this scenario. 57 min ago
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        • Does he really know how to drive? 49 min ago
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          • He wouldn’t be driving and that car can survive anything short of a nuclear blast 47 min ago
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    • presidents are not allowed to drive vehicles of any kind 43 min ago
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      • Like that would stop Trump. They aren't allowed to seek election help from foreign govs either. 36 min ago
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  20. Toddler DD's dad doesn't live here. He comes to town for a month or so at a time. He is here now. She sees him a lot. Today she isn't seeing him - he is busy. Her friends are out of...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago (22 replies)
    town. I asked her to do a lot of fun things with me and she says she just wants to do her own thing. I won't say anything because it makes her feel bad but when he is in town she has tons of time for him and can't do anything with me - even things she would like to do.
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    • how long is he gone for? that sounds awful 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • as long as he feels like it seems. For a while he would come once every couple months for a week or so but now lately he has been here much longer and he just takes her from me -...(more) 1 hr 3 min ago
        except she doesn't stay over with him or anything
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        • that sounds like the unhealthiest relationship for her, do you find this is destructive or makes her feel insecure about him? 1 hr 2 min ago
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          • oh absolutely. it is the worst. My dad works super hard to be an available male for her doing things like taking her to dinner, doing homework with her. Her brother also takes...(more) 1 hr 1 min ago
            her to Starbuck's etc. so she doesn't have only absent guys in her life
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            • does she go to therapy? bc you sound like you are very aware that it affects her. 1 hr 1 min ago
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              • not at the moment. She is doing OK and has finally started to complain about him - she had him on a pedestal before I think because he is so transient 1 hr ago
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                • she might tire of this yoyoing parent. grandpa sounds like a good person. that's awesome 59 min ago
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                  • he is so cute. He brings her gourmet cheese and they discuss if it is cow or goat or whatever. 58 min ago
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    • Please don't take it personally. Continue asking/planning! 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • Maybe she just wants to be alone today. I get that. Are you both off tomorrow - can you do something special then? 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • she is seeing her dad and I have to take her brother to a handful of appointments. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • kids need alone time and she knows her time is limited with him even if he's there for a month. You're the solid in her life. she doesn't need that time with you! 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • you are right. I know you are right. I just really like her and like to spend time. 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • i get it. is she 13? s ounds about right 1 hr ago
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          • she is! How did you know? 59 min ago
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            • b/c mine is upstairs locked in her room with her face buried in tik tok.lol 58 min ago
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              • yes - she is playing the Sims. 58 min ago
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                • its fine. they come around again. I have older ones. who want to be with me. it's so normal 13 year olds should not want to spend a lot of time with mommy! 57 min ago
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    • that would devastate me but of course i'll get flamed for being too needy 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • np you can thikn it in your head but you cant put it on the kid. that's the rule 1 hr ago
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      • op - thank you for saying that 57 min ago
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  21. Toddler I know people shrink as they age but that's not possible if im under 40 right? im looking at a picture from yesterday and not only is my 13yo head and shoulders taller than me but...(more) 1 hr 6 min ago (7 replies)
    so is everyone else in the photo in a way I didn't think was the case. just today dh asked if I think im getting too thin (ive maybe worked at losing a little weight but really not much) what the hell is this?
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    • sure you can. 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • my dh is but he is going on 60 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Have you had a bone density test recently? If not, get one done to be sure it's not osteo-arthritis (sp?) 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • op- I haven't. fuck. 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • my mom is older but she has lost 3-4 inches bc her spine is in horrible condition 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • Time for consistent yoga or pilates 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • op- I run, I lift, I have good posture. ugh 1 hr 1 min ago
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  22. Toddler I crack up at people who say things like “I look down on people who...” you honestly think people care what some random stranger thinks about them and their choices. 1 hr 7 min ago (5 replies)
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  23. Toddler I realize that dental care is expensive, i truly do. Recently I've seen several women with missing teeth. I would be so self conscience 1 hr 7 min ago (13 replies)
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    • They probably are 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Maybe they are self conscious about it too 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • my dd just had to see three diffferent dental care providers for one tooth and ther is still a chance she can lose it. so glad we have insurance. i spent about $600 total my...(more) 1 hr 6 min ago
      portion
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    • I would do whatever I could to get that fixed. Even dentures 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • They may be having work done and are waiting for the site to heal. A clipper can be painful 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • What you don't "truly realize" is that some people simply can not afford the dental care they need no matter how self conscious they are. 58 min ago
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        • op: Of course, however there are so many programs for this as it can be a health issue too. It takes effort to find tho. 57 min ago
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          • There’s where you’re wrong. What special programs do you know of that replace teeth for free or next to nothing? 55 min ago
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            • I know of a few dental schools that subsidize dental work, usually for low income and often in conjunction with other programs. It does take effort to find 52 min ago
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              • It’s still extremely expensive. Medicaid also only pays to have them removed, they won’t pay to replace teeth unless you have no possible bite surface to chew on. Then they will...(more) 50 min ago
                replace ONE
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              • And they are horrible, painful, not always correct. Btdt. 39 min ago
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        • I do realize that, I’m not op . I was just giving her one of many reasons people may have a tooth missing 56 min ago
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          • The dental school programs still charge about half of the normal cost. That can still be several thousand as my cleaning lady found. 53 min ago
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  24. Toddler Show me a nice kitchen that isn't just white white white 1 hr 7 min ago (1 reply)
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    • https://www.instagram.com/p/B7XgusWJak9/?igshid=13owi8jp4e7v1 1 hr 5 min ago
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  25. Toddler Anyone watch Fasting documentary on amazon prime ? 1 hr 7 min ago (0 replies)
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