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  1. Toddler Melania looks ridiculous in that hat & trump in that big overcoat! 1 hr 9 min ago (3 replies)
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    • And her white is too bright 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • And they look overved and overbred, enormous next to the Macrons. She has such poor fashion sense. 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • That outfit looks like an Easter parade. Ugh 1 hr 2 min ago
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  2. Toddler 4-5 day trip in August to Mt. Tremblant/Quebec City with teens. Any recos on places to stay/things to do - in August 1 hr 10 min ago (15 replies)
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    • stay in pedestrian village. do you have points? 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • tons to do. if you have marriott stay at residence inn. if you have Starwood stay at Westin. if you have Hilton stay at homewood. fairmount is at top 55 min ago
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    • I love tremblant village and thereís a ton to do on the mountain. There are hotels, walkable condos, and driveable lake houses. Go to spa Scandinave if you have adult only time....(more) 1 hr 3 min ago
      Itís fantastic
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    • Teens? DO the zipline thing in Tremblant. (I want to do it) 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • Tree-to-tree course 59 min ago
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      • The luge 59 min ago
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      • escape room (but you can do that anymore so I would say skip) 58 min ago
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      • biking; HORSEBACK RIDING 58 min ago
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      • kayak / beach 57 min ago
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      • hiking 57 min ago
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      • ^ I assume teen boys, so these are mostly boy oriented. If you need for girls please post. 53 min ago
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        • you're assuming boys? 50 min ago
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    • Weekend of August 19 will be Ironman, so exciting but also crowded. 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • OP: we are planning for end of August 55 min ago
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    • We just stayed at Sommet des Neiges. Great location, huge suites, but they are a little dated. We were skiing so it was terrific. 44 min ago
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  3. Toddler Trump reading the history of American French relations - you know heís like, ďHuh, I never knew that!Ē 1 hr 13 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Sadly, I don't think he has the intellectual curiosity to think that about anything :-( 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • you mean he's like "NOBODY knows that" 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • actually, what he will say is "most people don't know this, but ..." 52 min ago
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  4. Toddler There was a bus crash with dozens dead in North Korea and Kim visited the survivors. Meanwhile Trump could not be bothered going to Barbara Bush's funeral 1 hr 13 min ago (39 replies)
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    • nahhh, no one at that funeral wanted him there 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • Sitting President's do not attend the funerals of First ladies 1 hr 12 min ago
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      • why dislike, this is true 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • JFK went to Eleanor's 1 hr 11 min ago
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        • glad you dug that one up 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • Obama did not go to Nancy Reagans 1 hr 10 min ago
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          • And he got endless shit from stupid Republicans who did not understand why. Don't be like the stupid Republicans. 1 hr 8 min ago
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            • How am i doing that? Im pointing out its nit done. Learn hiw to post before yiu call people stupid 1 hr 7 min ago
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              • Not you -- I'm talking about the people criticizing trump for not going. sorry. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • Obama didn't go to Nancy Reagan's... 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • He did? 1 hr 9 min ago
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        • Presidential security changed quite bit after JFK, as you might imagine. 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • she's probably wondering what you mean 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • why the dislike?? 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • He didn't go due to security hoopla. He was respectful to the family. 1 hr 12 min ago
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      • Bullshit. You don't think there was security for Obama, both Clintons and the Bushes themselves? He didn't go due to disrespect. 1 hr 12 min ago
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        • none of those are the president. the president doesn't go 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • This. Some seriously clueless people on here today. 1 hr 11 min ago
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            • yeah you can hate him for a lot of things but this isn't one of them 1 hr 10 min ago
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          • This. Itís true. And I despise Trump. 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • No. Obama did not go to Nancy Reagans funeral. 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • He wasnt invited 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • More South Koreans fear Trump starting a war than Kim. That is where we are. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • I hate Trump, but many sitting presidents have done the same. Security becomes much more difficult and itís almost not fair to the family 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • The bar is pretty low if weíre comparing our president to the North Korean dictator. 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • Kim Jong Un doesn't threaten other countries via tweet 1 hr 9 min ago
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        • No he just threatens them with nuclear missile threats and taunts 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • Trump does that too. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Obama did not go to Nancy Reagans funeral. Its protocol 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • JFK went to Eleanor's 1 hr 9 min ago
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        • He didn't have a ton of security. And look what happened. 1 hr 7 min ago
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          • He had like 6 guys 1 hr 7 min ago
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            • He was riding around in an open car. Presidents now drive around in a bullet-proof armored car. 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • Pretty sure the world is different in 20-8 than 1960's. Oh and didnt jfk get shot? They may have beefed up security protocol since yhen. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Barbara Bush hated him 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • sitting presidents dont go and if he did, you'd say he was making it all about himself 1 hr 10 min ago
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      • ITA. this was actually the right move 1 hr 9 min ago
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        • Now playing golf was not the right thing to do.... 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • well that's another story 1 hr 4 min ago
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  5. Toddler In XOXO, which is the hug and which is the kiss 1 hr 13 min ago (4 replies)
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    • X is the kiss 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • see, i could take it either way. first all of, the saying is hugs and kisses so the hug should come first and i see the X as arms crossing and the O as a mouth 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • X is this kiss I think and O is the hug 1 hr 12 min ago
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      • hten it should be kisses and hugs. or OXOX 1 hr 12 min ago
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  6. Toddler How does Ryan Seacrest do American idol live and get back to nyc for kelly? 1 hr 13 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Red Eye? 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • private plane 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • and he does a live radio show every day 1 hr 4 min ago
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  7. Toddler Laid off mom. Interview for job that pays 20k more land last position in 30 minutes. I'm sitting in a coffee shop and feel like I'm going to throw up. 1 hr 14 min ago (14 replies)
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    • Breathe deeply. I will be thinking good thoughts for you. 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • xoxo 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • ^^You've got this!!! 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • good luckj! You are awesome!! 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • put your hands behind your head now in the 'power position'. If possible, put your feet up. Take a good breath 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • Remember that you're interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. I find thinking about it this way makes you ask better questions ("do I really want to work here?...(more) 1 hr 10 min ago
      What exactly are your expectations of me?") It also makes you sound more in charge. GL!
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    • Channel your Adrenalin in positive ways. Louder voice. Clearer thinking etc. Dont let your body use it to shake/feel nervous 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • deep breaths. You can do this! 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • it's exciting and nerve-wracking. but don't just jump in. remember that you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. you have skills, you have experience, you...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago
      are bringing a lot of value with you. and they should pay for it if it's a good fit for both sides.
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    • why do you work? dh should be the worker 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • I'm constantly puzzled as to why you think this is amusing/clever. 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • because you have to work. you married a low earner 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • do you want the job? it's great it pays more, I am going back to work for a full 1/3 less than my last job 8 years ago but it looks liek this will be a more ejoyianble...(more) 1 hr 3 min ago
      environment, better commute, some flex time so i am trying to be positive. Hang in there!! ANd post back how it went!!!
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    • go get it sister! 57 min ago
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  8. Toddler Boyfriend of 8 months says all the right things and tells me how much he loves me, how hot I am but I don't believe him. But why would he lie? I think I have self-esteem/trust...(more) 1 hr 14 min ago (10 replies)
    issues.
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    • He thinks you're hot. That's all that matters. 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • yeah, I don't think a guy could fake that for 8 months, right? 1 hr 13 min ago
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        • He wouldn't bother. It's too muh work. Unless he's a sociopath- which he most likely is not. 1 hr 12 min ago
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          • No he is not. He is a good guy but I was married to a jerk for 20 years who never complimented me so maybe that is why I doubt him. 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • Is this really where youíre at, 8months in? 1 hr 10 min ago
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      • yes. why? 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • Sounds childish. 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • well I married young and just now starting to date for the first time so yes a bit immature in this area. 1 hr 5 min ago
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  9. Toddler Friend did something awesome for DS. I want to get him a gc to a restaraunt and I know a place he enjoys is our local pizza house, is that weird? 1 hr 15 min ago (19 replies)
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    • its only weird that you call it a "pizza house" 1 hr 15 min ago
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      • she probably orders a piece. i'll have two pieces to go. 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • slice you order slices. 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • np lol, we have a restaurant in our town called the pizza house! 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • Yes 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • Sometimes I think a simple thank you is enough. It seems like people arenít always trying to level the playing field when it comes to favors. 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • A friend of yoyrs? Or a friend of your ds? 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • Does every good deed not to be reimbursed? 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • np maybe it's a BIG good deed? op said "something awesome." maybe the friend landed her ds a great internship? or really went out of their way? 1 hr 12 min ago
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        • ^^oh, wait. i might have read that wrong. op, whose friend? yours, or dc's? what did the friend do? 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • Have ds thank him. Say thank you as well. that's it 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • Ou dont pay a kid for being a friend to your kid. Weird 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • what did friend do for ds? 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • your friend or ds' friend? did what? 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • BITCH WONT SAY 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • Funny how such an innocuous questions draws such wrath. 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • Thereís a lot of transaction based posts here. Everything can be valued by money. It gets tiresome. 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • Eh, DSs best friend drove them on a 10 hour round trip car ride, I think a few pizzas are fair enough 1 hr 1 min ago
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  10. Toddler I'm a committee chair for our PTO, and one of the ladies who work the front office at school is super helpful to me. I run school spirit nights, and she helps me by putting up...(more) 1 hr 16 min ago (1 reply)
    signs for the aftercare kids, putting them away at the end of the night (so people the next day don't get confused), and is just generally supportive. We're done for the year and I wanted to get her a little token gift/gift card to say thanks for all her help. Would you do it now, during Admin professionals week? Or at the end of the school year (here that's next month)?
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  11. Toddler Thereís an SNL skit in Trump being translated to French 1 hr 17 min ago (0 replies)
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  12. Toddler Do I tip guys installing beverage fridge in my house? I have to pay for the deliver/installation. Taking them about 15 minutes - two guys. Should I give them a $20 ontop of what...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago (7 replies)
    I am paying?
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    • Omg 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • i always do. everyone talks on here about doing their part and giving back but are cheap mfers in the real world 1 hr 16 min ago
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      • Asshole 1 hr 15 min ago
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        • look in the mirror you cheap bitch 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • Beverage fridge tip? No way. But if it were a regular fridge, absolutely....(more) 1 hr 15 min ago
      Wtf
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    • I tip all delivery guys. Is that just a small refrigerator that you plug in? You call that installation? 1 hr 12 min ago
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      • OP; they had to take old one out and then put new one in...not a big job which is why I was asking if I should tip on top of paying $75 to company 1 hr 11 min ago
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  13. Toddler DC Moms what was that noise? 1 hr 20 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Melanias soul. 1 hr 20 min ago
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  14. Toddler If your junior-senior high school were hiring a new principal, and you had the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates, what would you ask? tia 1 hr 21 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Gay? Bi? Curious? 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • what are some immediate changes you would make in our school 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • Anal? 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • How can you stand being with teens all day? 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • Can you offer critical feedback on current trends in public education and how would you address this as a principal 1 hr 16 min ago
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  15. Toddler Are there any mental health professionals on who also watch trash tv? Can anyone tell me what is wrong with Farrah Abraham? 1 hr 21 min ago (4 replies)
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    • i diagnose you for watching bad tv and becoming invested in the commodified problems of a stranger's life. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • a professional Would not. give a diagnosis without an exam just based on reality tv clips 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • Bad parents 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • No skills and no way to earn a living beyond being this person 1 hr 15 min ago
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  16. Toddler Any realtors on? A house in my nabe just sold and I can't find the price it sold for. Where can I look it up? Or can someone look for me? 1 hr 22 min ago (10 replies)
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    • ^it's not on Zillow. 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • Just google the address 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • zillow? 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • I can try to look it up. 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • OK thanks - address inside...(more) 1 hr 19 min ago
        620 Clovelly Ln, Devon, PA 19333....I'm trying to refi my HELOC and need it to appraise. This is the closest comp.
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        • it has an offer but the sale hasnt gone through yet 1 hr 17 min ago
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          • OK, thanks so much. 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • Registry of Deeds 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • Well if it just sold yesterday it wont be posted for a few weeks 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • OP Ok, thanks. It was a week ago. Good to know. 1 hr 19 min ago
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  17. Toddler Seriously still canít believe heís our fucking president. 1 hr 22 min ago (12 replies)
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    • I know!! I am still loving it too!! 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • Of course! Uneducated trash does too. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • Unsurprising you canít understand even the simplest of posts. Np 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • So embarrassing, the way the world laughs at us every time he opens his mouth. You can bet Macron is going hop right on the European Group Text to make fun of him later. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • I want in on that european group text 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • President Rodney Dangerfield 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • Heís not as clever as Rodney. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • i said this every day during Obozo's failed presidency 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • You and all your racist friends. 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • see right away you jump to racism. it still goes on even after idiot Obozo's gone 1 hr 17 min ago
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          • put down the vodka, Sergei 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • Yet, he e is still regarded worldwide as a very successful leader. Meanwhile, fucktwatís...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago
        Global approval rating is at 13%.
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  18. Toddler Wait are bootcut jeans back in style? Are skinny jeans out. I can't even keep up. Not stylish mom. 1 hr 22 min ago (10 replies)
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    • I wear whatever makes me look best (which is hard). Whether it's boot cut or skinny, if they look decent, I'm going to wear them, fashion rules be damned. 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • Cropped skinny jeans with distressed look are in. So are slightly baggy boyfriend style. 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • ^oh and light blue colors. Acid washed. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • cropped skinny jeans are a look that very very few women should be wearing 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • cropped straight leg is more flattering than cropped skinny 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • I never stopped wearing them, I am tall and thin with broad shoulders, they are the best cut for me 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • I wear what I like. I am just not a fan of boot cut. I still sport skinny/slim jeans 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • I don't even try. People compliment me all the time how I'm always "together" so I figure whatever I'm doing is working for me. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • Following trends is out, wearing what you like is in. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • Thanks all! 1 hr 3 min ago
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  19. Toddler If something is at 3:00 pst, is that 6PM east coast/. 1 hr 22 min ago (1 reply)
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  20. Toddler Would you consider yourself bisexual or bicurious at all? 1 hr 23 min ago (4 replies)
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    • no 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • A bit but I would never act - its more of the fantasy stuff 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Curious. Very. Fooled around with a girl in college and always wished it went farther that it did. 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • I guess, a bit. But I'm very happy with women so dont feel the need to check it out. 1 hr 8 min ago
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  21. Toddler I own this awesome apartment. Its a one bed 1 bath. We've been renting it out for the last 10yrs. Just decided to sell. I bought that alt with my own money as a single 32yo. Its...(more) 1 hr 24 min ago (9 replies)
    an awesome apt. Letting go makes me sad
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    • why sell? did you loser short dick dh lose his pathetic job? 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • Ummmmm....no. Weird response 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • he's a loser. divorce 1 hr 20 min ago
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          • You have a screw loose 1 hr 19 min ago
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        • Ignore. Is a bitter wohm in her cubicle. She's on here all the time and she loves to say this. 1 hr 19 min ago
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          • you should divorce, too 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • Hell no. He's tall, handsome, adoring and makes a shit ton. Sorry you don't know what that's like. 1 hr 17 min ago
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          • OP. Really? You had to join in by using woh as an insult? 1 hr 17 min ago
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            • That is in no way an insult. The happy people sahm or woh don't bother posting this shit because they are content. It's just obvious who she is. 1 hr 15 min ago
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  22. Toddler Have you heard of Bartonella? 1 hr 27 min ago (52 replies)
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    • Yes 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • Can you tell me about it? 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • unfortunately, yes. I have it 1 hr 26 min ago
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      • you mean had 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • no. still active. just got the test results 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • ? 1 hr 24 min ago
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      • How were you tested and treated? 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • regular labs. I am being treated for Lyme. taking doxy. May need to add another antibiotic for the Bart 1 hr 24 min ago
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          • ^the lyme was diagnosed at Stony Brook. Most regular labs do a terrible job testing ofr lyme 1 hr 23 min ago
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          • Does western blot test for bartonella? Who did the testing? 1 hr 23 min ago
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            • no. My infectious disease doctor sent a sample to Stony Brook pathology to test for Lyme via ELISA and Western Blot. I then took my dd to be tested. That doctor likes to test for...(more) 1 hr 21 min ago
              co infections and tests the whole family. he found the Bart via an ordinary antibody test via a generic lab
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              • Thanks. I think my dc doctor didnít do the bartonella test. 1 hr 20 min ago
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                • most doctors dont know shot about vector born illnesses 1 hr 19 min ago
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                  • We saw an egomaniac of a pandas doc. He doesnít know much about Lyme but pretends he does. 1 hr 17 min ago
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                    • Trifoletti? 1 hr 17 min ago
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                      • Elice on LI 1 hr 16 min ago
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                        • dont know him. Trifoletti is in NJ and considered a leader in PANDAS/PANSS 1 hr 15 min ago
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                          • I donít think it is PANS at all. I swear I think this guy diagnoses everyone with it and then starts selling stuff. Iím too broke to be his patient 1 hr 13 min ago
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                            • are you going to Dr Visconti? 1 hr 12 min ago
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                              • Yes! I hope he can help us. 1 hr 11 min ago
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                                • you can feel confident that he will test properly for Lyme and co infections. 1 hr 10 min ago
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                                  • ^he diagnosed my dd with PANDAS (no lyme). 1 hr 10 min ago
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                                    • ^he is very well regarded. Lots of top lyme doctors say he is excellent including my doctor 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • np- im taking my ds to lab corps as he had lyme and mono a while back and has been having weird stuff going on lately. i think seeing a lyme specialist may be a good idea based on...(more) 1 hr 21 min ago
            what we get back. any suggestions?
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            • where do you live? 1 hr 21 min ago
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              • im in nj 1 hr 21 min ago
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                • there is a pediatric infectious disease dr on Staten Island who is excellent for lyme. that is who found the Bart in me. Is your child having psychiatric symptoms? 1 hr 20 min ago
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                  • Op here. I think Iím seeing him, well my kids are, tomorrow. Will he test me too? 1 hr 19 min ago
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                    • probably. he tested me. that said I was there with already diagnosed Lyme and I wanted my child tested for lyme. 1 hr 17 min ago
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                      • Thanks. Thanks one dd has a few positive bands (maybe 4?) and the other has only 2 but a lot of the results came back inconclusive because she didnít have enough blood or...(more) 1 hr 14 min ago
                        something. Sheís a toddler with a huge random medical history.
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                        • I am NOT CDC positive. Only had 3 pos bands. My doctor doesnt give a shit. Says I have lyme. And then the other doctor found Bartonella, Mycoplasma and Rocky Mountak Spotted Fever...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago
                          so fuck the western blot and the CDC criteria. If my child has 4 bands I would INSIST on treatment
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                  • see below. im actually not entirely sure. it could be his personality, it could be his adhd, it could be his adhd meds, it could be lyme. 1 hr 18 min ago
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                    • yes or another type of infection. Lyme does a number on your immune system so he could be vulnerable to other autoimmune issues. If I may be so crass... do you have a lot of...(more) 1 hr 16 min ago
                      money?
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                      • not "a lot" but enough that ill see a specialist that wont take insurance if need be 1 hr 14 min ago
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                        • Take your child to Dr. Elena Frid. 1 hr 12 min ago
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                          • ok i just googled. before i submit an inquiry can you give me a rough estimate on the prices of working with ehr? 1 hr 10 min ago
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                            • $1500 for first visit (which will take 2 hours). Insurance will pay for testing. I ahve not seen her. I want to but I cant afford it. I have watched her lecturs on youtube. She is...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago
                              the one. I am sure.
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                              • ^I called her office. Will make an appointment as soon as I get the funds together 1 hr 8 min ago
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                              • ok thanks i have bookmarked her page 1 hr 8 min ago
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              • ^how was he treated for lyme and EBV? 1 hr 20 min ago
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                • antibiotic for 4 weeks. not doxy if i remember correctly. he did not have blood work re-run after treatment. has been fine, this was all almost 2 years ago. lately he is tired,...(more) 1 hr 19 min ago
                  nausea, overheating easily when playing sports, cranky and recently developed a tic (but that could be his adhd meds)
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                  • the typically do amoxycillin o augmentin for kids. The tics could be from infection. See what your results are from lab corp. The tests arent sensitive but if you get a positice...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago
                    you can treat without spending a fortune on specialty labs. If the results are negative I would not assume he doesnt have it.
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                    • Lots of false negatives, yes. The Igenex test is so expensive though 1 hr 16 min ago
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                      • yes. my doctor sent to Stony Brook which he thinks is the best place. My insurance paid for it 1 hr 15 min ago
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                        • ^Visconti will use stony brook. Its a question of your insurnace 1 hr 14 min ago
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                    • thanks. im also the same poster who's obsessing about ovarian cancer vs cyst and im really ready to just collapse in a pile of tears. im on overload right now 1 hr 16 min ago
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                      • Im so sorry. its a lot at one. I have a child with recently diagnosed PANDAS and I have Lyme. Also a single working parent. It is hard sometimes to just put one foot in front of...(more) 1 hr 13 min ago
                        the other. My siblings think Im being dramatic about the lyme. meanwhile I am in so much pain
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                        • its the combo of a lot of little things just jabbing at you all at once. im sorry and i hope you feel better soon. lyme is crappy 1 hr 12 min ago
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                          • thank you. I thikn I am starting to turn a corner but yes it is a really rough thing to deal with 1 hr 11 min ago
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                • NP- I work for a CFS doctor and many of his patients have found a probiotic like Bravo or MAF878 takem daily really helps with these things. 1 hr 18 min ago
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                  • ^they have cholostrum - which is the key 1 hr 10 min ago
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  23. Toddler DS is an 8th grader at Hunter and his grades dropped to all Bs in his progress report (he was previously an A-/B+) student. He was pretty upset and said he feels sad all the time...(more) 1 hr 29 min ago (40 replies)
    because he feels like he isn't good at anything. WTD?
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    • oh dear. i would definitely be worried about what he's saying. depression is real and dangerous. find a way to make him feel good about himself and/or get a therapist. 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • Wtf. Why does your kid rhink B's are bad? 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showThey are bad. You canít get into a decent college with Bís anymore 1 hr 26 min ago
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        • This is such bullshit. Hes a B student. Its not the end of the world 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • a B student from Hunter will have a lot of nice options 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNP: It's not consistent with this kid's previous performance. 1 hr 24 min ago
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        • hes getting older maybe work is harder? 1 hr 24 min ago
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        • Of coyrse it is. He was an A-b+ student. Niw B. Very consistent m 1 hr 22 min ago
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          • are you slow? it's a drop to all Bs 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Has his effort changed, or are thing sjust getting harder? 1 hr 26 min ago
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      • I think his effort has changed. He spends a lot of time on his phone or watching his iPad it seems. Also he is involved in sports. 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • OR: I asked because my 7th grader had a dip in his grades during second and third quarter this year. It was not typical of his past performance and I believe it is due to lack of...(more) 1 hr 22 min ago
          effort, rushing through his work to get to free time and electronics. He tells me that the work is more difficult. We made him buckle down and his grades are getting back to where they typically were. Yes, Bs are average and acceptable, but we know he can do better with a little effort.
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        • Well, there it is. You need to tell him that As are for excellent work and that requires top effort. This has nothing to do with whether he's good at things, everything to do...(more) 1 hr 21 min ago
          with his willingness to work.
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          • This post has been disliked 3 times. showHat is bullshit 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • No, it's not. A lot of smart kids cruise through elementary school just by being smart/having good memories. At some point, that no longer cuts it and they have to actually work...(more) 1 hr 16 min ago
              to get As. I teach at a competitive boarding school and see it all the time. These kids are used to getting As without much effort, and the ones who do well going forward aren't necessarily the ones with the highest IQs, it's the ones who are willing to work hard.
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              • OP: Yes, I think so. DS went to a citywide G&T and seemed to cruise through it without any work. He is smart and I think he can do well with more effort but he doesn't seem to...(more) 1 hr 15 min ago
                want to. but at the same time gets upset if he doesn't do well in school.
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                • Right -- I see kids like this all the time. It's not really his fault-- his whole life, the notion that he didn't have to work hard to get As has been continuously reinforced. He...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago
                  now has to un-learn everything he knows about what it takes to get an A.
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                • He has to make the connections 1 hr 12 min ago
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            • No it isnít 1 hr 13 min ago
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          • Whoa what? So you think everyone can get As with effort? No. 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • She's saying her kid isn't putting in the effort he should--that he spends a lot of time on his devices and playing sports. 1 hr 15 min ago
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          • some kids get A with no effort and some kids put in as much effort as possible and have Bs 1 hr 17 min ago
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            • At very competitive schools, there are very very few kids who can get As with no effort. Papers need to be written, research needs to be done. Sure, smart kids at less...(more) 1 hr 14 min ago
              competitive schools can cruise and get As, but not at schools where everyone is already pretty smart.
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              • right but many of those kids will put in great effort and still get Bs 1 hr 9 min ago
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                • Yes, which is why the question of whether his effort had changed was important. 1 hr 7 min ago
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        • could be chicken or egg sometimes you feel like it's not worth it because you won't succeed anyway btdt 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • first of all Bs are fine but the bubble of those smart schools is real...even when I talk to parents with kids there. They have no sense of what is average or normal 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • Maybe itís not the right school for him any more. 1 hr 25 min ago
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      • Orrrrr maybe Bs are OK 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • 8th grade is a tough year 1 hr 24 min ago
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      • IME, the first part of 8th grade is tough...but 7th grade is actually overall a tougher year. 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • The horror...the horror 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • needs more time connecting with nature. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • This is an important lesson. Heís getting older and work gets harder and requires sustained effort and attention. Itís a good thing and the right time to work through it 1 hr 17 min ago
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      • OP: How to help him work through it? 1 hr 16 min ago
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        • Being patient, talking to him, helping him see the big picture. This is a maturity issue and needs your support. Resist the urge to criticize or punish. You can point out the...(more) 1 hr 13 min ago
          behavior you think may be contributing to his lack of focus, but this is the time he decides who he is and what he wants for himself
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        • OR above: I would explain that expectations have changed -- and they will continue to change as he goes through HS and college. If he wants to go to a competitive HS/college, he...(more) 1 hr 10 min ago
          has to be prepared to work hard. Now, as you said, it's a perfectly legitimate choice to say that you are OK with Bs and prefer a less competitive track -- but then you have to own that choice. It's a good lesson in life choices.
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          • OP: I've said stuff like that but then he says i'm putting too much pressure on him. 1 hr 3 min ago
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            • It's all about tone -- you REALLY have to mean it that it's OK to not be on the gunner track. He doesn't think you mean it -- he when you say "Hey, if you want to get Bs, that...(more) 1 hr ago
              fine" what he hears is "Hey, if you want to slack off and wind up working at McDonalds, that's just fine." If you really do mean it, you have to have a bigger conversation over time -- validate his choices. Every person has to decide what "success" means to them. For some people, that means huge wealth, for others, it's power. For others, it's a good work/life balance. For others it's being able to get by with as little work as possible.
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    • Is he in E math or H math? 53 min ago
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  24. Toddler Trump is eating this shit up 1 hr 30 min ago (5 replies)
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    • As the child of a malignant narcissist, it's better for everyone involved when he's flattered. 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • oh interesting 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • notice how he can't stand still? the others are, but he's swaying and fidgeting. parkinsons? 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • ADHD + more than one personality disorder. 1 hr 29 min ago
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        • totally agree with the ADHD! 1 hr 24 min ago
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  25. Toddler Iíve been out of work and I am totally loving it. I need to figure out how to make money without going back to an office. 1 hr 30 min ago (5 replies)
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    • please don't join R&F 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • Lol. I am loathe to sell anything. Itís not my style. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • what did you do before? does your dh work? I have to go back to work and am dreading the office shit. Ugh 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • Dh works. I didnít do anything really special. Iíd rather not get into it. I worked in an office and wasnít a secretary. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • What do you like to do? 1 hr 21 min ago
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