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  1. New York City Hi Brooklyn people, how are K apps going? 11-6-2018 6:15am (0 replies)
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  2. New York City District 2 middle schools...anyone go thru one they really liked? Looking for general feedback - downtown family. 11-3-2018 4:51pm (3 replies)
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    • Salk was our favorite 11-3-2018 4:54pm
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      • Where do you live? 11-7-2018 1:39pm
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    • How downtown are you? I liked Salk and SOF. 11-7-2018 1:38pm
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  3. New York City DS going to first bar mitzvah today. What is the appropriate gift amount? 11-3-2018 11:14am (79 replies)
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showa multiple of 18. if a close friend, i'd do $90 at least. if just a school friend, less. 11-3-2018 11:15am
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      • ?? Ridiculous . $36 is norm and if better friend $54 11-3-2018 11:18am
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        • ok, you do you 11-3-2018 11:18am
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          • So stop giving stupid advice 11-3-2018 11:19am
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            • why so angry? you realize there are people who give more than you do? OP should do what makes her comfortable, and she is simply asking for opinions. she should know that some...(more) 11-3-2018 11:22am
              people give more and others less.
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              • NP: I have been on YBM since day one. Nobody has ever, ever given such a high figure as a gift from one kid. 11-3-2018 11:23am
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                • i find it hilarious when people talk about spending so much time on YBM, like it's a badge of honor and not just a sad fact. fwiw, i just did a search for bar mitzvah gift and...(more) 11-3-2018 11:27am
                  while may say 36 or 54, there are also people like me who say more.
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                  • And that is fine but you responded as if it was average. Forget it. You are too stupid to get this 11-3-2018 11:31am
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                    • you clearly have reading comp issues if you do not understand what "i'd do..." means. but yes, i am the stupid one. i repeat, you seem very angry, whereas i am at least able to...(more) 11-3-2018 11:33am
                      remain calm about the issue. i'm sorry you feel so bitter about small things.
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                      • You are Jewish, we get it 11-3-2018 11:34am
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                        • i am ghanaian, but go ahead and tell me more about myself. 11-3-2018 11:35am
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                          • Had no idea that Ghanaian people were not bright 11-3-2018 11:38am
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                            • keep going.... the angrier you get, the more you show your true colors. 11-3-2018 11:40am
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                              • You are an idiot. Own it 11-3-2018 11:41am
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                                • if anything, this exchange with you has once again made me realize how the demographics of YBM have changed over the years. have a good day! 11-3-2018 11:44am
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                                  • Ghanaian? Tell me about it 11-3-2018 11:48am
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                                    • YBM used to be more cosmopolitan. it's become far less sophisticated, in many ways. 11-3-2018 11:51am
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                                      • Tell me about it. Measuring sophistication on the amount given for Bar mitvah for example is crass 11-3-2018 11:57am
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                                        • i actually was making no judgement about people based on the amount they give. nor was i calling people "stupid," "not bright," or "idiot." my children know better than t...(more) 11-3-2018 12:02pm
                                          themselves in that manner--they understand people reach for that type of name calling when they ill equipped to intelligently debate a point.
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                  • From one classmate? Nope. 11-3-2018 11:31am
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                    • you really need me to search this for you? i think you can handle that yourself. 11-3-2018 11:36am
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              • Yes, and you telling her this makes you sound like it is the average and norm which it most def. is not 11-3-2018 11:23am
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                • one person telling her this lets her know that some people give larger amounts. and two people attacking that ONE person also tells her that some folks feel insecure about the...(more) 11-3-2018 11:28am
                  small amount they are giving and, apparently embarrassed or aggressive or both.
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                  • She said @at leastĒ which is bogus and just idiotic advice 11-3-2018 11:29am
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                    • yes, for my kid's closest friends, for whom she goes to the service and party and has been buddies with since kindergarten or preschool, she gives $90 or more. as do the moms i...(more) 11-3-2018 11:31am
                      know well enough to talk to about this. i know that you want to think that everyone gives the same amount that you do, but it's not true. but go ahead and spend $36 like your kid is going to a party at chuck e cheese, not a celebration of an important life event.
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                      • Well you obviously know many Jewish people closely. Most going to first one do not. Get it? 11-3-2018 11:33am
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                        • it is november, if her kid is turning 13 this year, this could easily be the first BM she is attending. that doesn't mean she doesn't have close friends who are jewish. wtf? 11-3-2018 11:34am
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                          • Most close to Jewish go to Bar mitvah earlier. Older siblings 11-3-2018 11:37am
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                            • that is a different situation, if the entire family is going. OP is asking about one kid--and if she had older dcs who went to BMs, she wouldn't be asking a bunch of strangers...(more) 11-3-2018 11:38am
                              here.
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                              • I get that. That is my point 11-3-2018 11:39am
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                            • ^^ and they certainly know an average gift 11-3-2018 11:39am
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                      • Are you Jewish? 11-3-2018 11:34am
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                        • why does that matter? 11-3-2018 11:37am
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                          • If you are not, itís okay to give $90, ;-) 11-3-2018 11:41am
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                            • and apparently if i'm from africa, i'm to dumb to understand any of this. who knew? 11-3-2018 11:46am
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                              • Wow, you are the one who brought race into it and you canít take a joke. 11-3-2018 11:47am
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                                • when did i bring race into it? 11-3-2018 11:49am
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                                  • You are the one who brought up you are from Ghana 11-3-2018 11:51am
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                                    • as a response to an assumption. should i hide my heritage or be ashamed of it for some reason? 11-3-2018 11:53am
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                                      • This was about gift at a bar mitzvah, 11-3-2018 11:54am
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                                        • and that makes you assume that everyone who ATTENDS one is jewish? that's weird. 11-3-2018 11:58am
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                                          • No we assumed you were close to Jewish people or Jewish 11-3-2018 12:02pm
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                                            • it was a response to someone posting "You are Jewish, we get it." 11-3-2018 12:03pm
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                      • Your circle is a wealthy one. OP's kid is not this kid's wealthy Jewish BFF. 11-3-2018 11:34am
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        • This 11-3-2018 11:19am
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        • I asked a Jewish co-worker and he told me he got $36 when he had his bar mitzvah in MA suburb. Heís 43 now 11-3-2018 11:22am
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          • Uh huh and I am Jewish and everyone here in affluent nj town gives 36 or 54 11-3-2018 11:24am
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        • cheapskate 12-3-2018 6:42pm
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      • Stop, that would be so crazy over the top 11-3-2018 11:18am
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    • we're not giving cash. too crass. 11-3-2018 11:17am
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      • everyone gives cash-it's traditional. not remotely "crass". 11-3-2018 11:18am
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        • np: this, and many kids end up donating the money anyway 11-3-2018 11:18am
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      • Yeah, no itís not. 11-3-2018 11:19am
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      • Give what you like 11-3-2018 11:19am
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      • But my Jewish friends say checks are totally appropriate. So not crass 11-3-2018 11:19am
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      • Cash is NEVER crass. Dumb 11-3-2018 11:19am
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      • i'll guess you're not jewish 11-3-2018 11:20am
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      • Never crass, always fits and comes in their favorite color 11-3-2018 11:20am
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showFriend told me $108 for classmate. 11-3-2018 11:20am
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      • Manhattan and elite private? 11-3-2018 11:21am
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      • Wtf? $36 or $54 11-3-2018 11:21am
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      • Also after $100, you donít do multiples of 18 11-3-2018 11:22am
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    • OP here. I got a huge range from asking a few parents with older kids and got a wide range of answers. Seems like there is a very wide range of whatís appropriate. Thanks all 11-3-2018 11:33am
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      • be careful, some of these moms really need to believe that everyone is giving $36--just like they are! 11-3-2018 11:36am
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        • They arenít giving $90. Ds just had his 11-3-2018 11:42am
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          • ^ and it was spectacular too!!! 11-3-2018 11:42am
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        • But $90 is not appropriate either, $54 or $72 are fine. 11-3-2018 11:43am
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          • Agree. High end in nj is typically $54 11-3-2018 11:45am
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            • that makes sense, everything in NJ costs less than it does in Manhattan. 11-3-2018 11:47am
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              • Did OP say she was in Manhattan? 11-3-2018 11:48am
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                • obviously, there are people from NJ and from Manhattan on this board. the circles they travel in are quite different. i have no idea where OP lives. 11-3-2018 11:54am
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                  • ^^though actually, in looking at the board stamp, she specifically posted on the NYC board, so i assume she is most interested in those opinions 11-3-2018 11:57am
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                    • OP in Brooklyn Heights 11-3-2018 12:08pm
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        • ^^see, people have very strong opinions! just give what makes you comfortable, that's really the only takeaway, IMO. 11-3-2018 11:45am
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    • $54 if classmate, $108 if good pal 12-3-2018 6:41pm
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      • THIS 12-3-2018 6:42pm
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      • this post was from a month ago. 12-3-2018 6:43pm
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        • ? 12-3-2018 6:44pm
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          • The op was posted 11-3-2018 11:14am... why is this topic being brought up? 12-3-2018 6:46pm
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  4. New York City UB's moderator is completely unhinged now. 10-26-2018 11:28pm (3 replies)
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    • UB has a moderator? 10-26-2018 11:30pm
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    • huh? why? 10-26-2018 11:37pm
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    • What did they do? 10-26-2018 11:41pm
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  5. New York City Emotional affair...(more) 10-21-2018 11:36pm (9 replies)
    Anyone have an emotional affair that turned physical? What happened?
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    • yes. fell so hard. physical lasted about 8 months. we decided to stop. emotional carried on for another 18 months with a slow decline. It was very painful, losing him. 10-21-2018 11:40pm
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      • I agree. I am not anti-affair, but they usually end with a lot of pain, and it will likely be your pain....(more) 10-21-2018 11:41pm
        And you can't be sad out loud and it fucking sucks. So, no judgment, I 100% get it. But I am telling you, you don't think what I am saying is true until it happens to you. Just watch your heart is all I can say.
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        • OR: this, a 1000%. When we were together, I was so happy and was happy at home too. When we ended it, I had no one to cry to but him, and that just made it worse. Seriously, just...(more) 10-21-2018 11:43pm
          don't go there. Protect yourself.
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    • just stop. nothing good ever comes from this. you're just setting yourself up for intense pain. 10-21-2018 11:44pm
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    • Got physical. Couldn't continue that. Couldn't rewind to just friendship. It's over. Really hard! 10-21-2018 11:48pm
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      • I'm the OR above. It's so, so hard. We have managed to stay friends but I'm not sure that it's actually friends or that we can't handle the thought of not being in each other&...(more) 10-21-2018 11:50pm
        lives at least a little bit. We live far away from each other (used to travel a lot and see each other on the road) which helps. If we had to look at each other every day it would have been impossible.
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        • We have been on a pretty solid communication break (a couple of conversations) for over 2 mo. Live in same city, but never run into each other without pre-planning. Will see if...(more) 10-21-2018 11:53pm
          one of us breaks the silence. He's in marriage counseling.
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          • I hope you don't. It just breaks open the wound again (we had a few relapses and as much as i loved those moments, the aftermath was so hard for me. i was closer to leaving my DH...(more) 10-21-2018 11:58pm
            that he was his DW, so I think I suffered more)
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            • I can see relapse would be hard. I'm so sad we took it too far and ruined it. I have way more to lose, but he has more issues. Recently married and I'm pretty sure he has very...(more) 10-22-2018 12:05am
              littleast interest in his wife.
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  6. New York City Found out my kid eats lunch alone every day. After eating he hangs out with his friend from another class. Kinda sad about the lunch time. Any suggestions? 10-15-2018 11:52pm (12 replies)
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    • age? 10-15-2018 11:54pm
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      • 7, second grade 10-15-2018 11:57pm
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        • i hate to say that i have the same problem, but at 14 so I have no ideas :( 10-15-2018 11:59pm
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          • Do you know why yours eats alone? 10-16-2018 12:00am
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            • too shy and self conscious to put herself out there to make new friends at new school 10-16-2018 12:00am
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    • resilience, great character building. get him some great books and he can read and eat. 10-15-2018 11:55pm
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    • Have him switch tables 10-16-2018 12:01am
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      • They have to sit and eat with their class. 10-16-2018 6:13am
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    • Doesn't the class all sit at tables together? How is he alone? 10-16-2018 12:04am
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      • The class is assigned one table. The kids cluster with their friends until recess. Apparently while eating, my son is at one end of the table alone. 10-16-2018 6:15am
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        • They're all at one table, no one is alone. Ask his teacher to get him a table buddy. 10-16-2018 7:01pm
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          • maybe the teacher can help 11-10-2018 8:26am
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  7. New York City My 9 yo ds just said he has a crush on a boy. Just when I thought things were calming down around here. 10-15-2018 4:50pm (12 replies)
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    • did you ask him what he meant? 10-15-2018 4:51pm
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      • OP: I did. I told him that sometimes we feel really strong feelings but that doesn't mean it's a love feeling. But if he had those feelings for a boy that would be okay too. 10-15-2018 4:52pm
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        • it is fine either way. i would say to both of my kids that it's ok to like other people at age 9, but you're a little young to be thinking about love feelings. 10-15-2018 4:53pm
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          • OP: right. that's basically my thought, but I want him to know that his feelings are ok whatever they are. 10-15-2018 4:54pm
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    • Unclutch the pearls Margaret. 10-15-2018 4:51pm
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      • OP: oh fuck off. 10-15-2018 4:52pm
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        • Seriously, you seem to be making more of this than you need to. Either way it's not a big deal. 10-15-2018 4:55pm
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          • np: there are nicer ways to say that though 10-15-2018 4:56pm
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          • OP: It is a big deal, don't be so fucking naive. You can't wish the world away and pretend that a 9 yo boy can go out into the world and say he's gay and not deal with a bunch of...(more) 10-15-2018 4:58pm
            bs. I want him to be who he is, but I also have a responsibility to give him the tools and information to be able to be himself in the world.
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            • Fortunately you are in nyc - maybe the best place to be.. I have a 17 year old son and he and is friends donít see male - female anymore .. they are all fluid 10-15-2018 9:28pm
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          • OP: And your callous response is dismissive of the anti-gay sentiment that's still prevalent in the world and in the US. 10-15-2018 5:00pm
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  8. New York City Is nausea a common peri symptom? I keep getting bouts of...(more) 10-8-2018 11:13am (2 replies)
    nausea, not pregnant. I am worried something is really wrong.
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    • yes having this too-like morning sickness-comes on suddenly and the nausea is SO bad. UGH 10-8-2018 11:19am
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      • I hate it so much 10-8-2018 11:29am
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  9. New York City Okay.... here's my vent for today. Been interviewing at a company since July. Seen or spoke with 8 people. Sen them tons of examples of my work. HR person reaches out today....(more) 10-2-2018 5:56pm (3 replies)
    Says wants client, colleagues and other references and more examples of my work. We then review benefits, etc. At the end of the call, she says....."Just so you don't get your hopes up, we're interviewing other folks and have people in the pipeline."
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    • this must be some wonderful company. this sounds like abuse. do you have a job? 10-2-2018 5:58pm
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      • Been consulting for the last 18 months. While consulting is great and I'm super busy, I need the benefits. (Single mom). But today I so wanted to tell this company to go F...(more) 10-2-2018 6:03pm
        themselves, as their small potatoes compared to the places I worked and thought what they were doing was messed up.
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    • That's awful. I think I would bail 10-2-2018 6:02pm
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  10. New York City This post has been deleted. 10-2-2018 5:53pm (0 replies)
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  11. New York City Teacher "corrected" child's grammar on a test, but she was wrong. The child had it right. You have to sign and then return the test. Would you put a post-it note on it and...(more) 9-28-2018 8:00pm (20 replies)
    politely point out that your kid wrote the sentence correctly and that the teacher is wrong?
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    • yes, if it changes the grade 9-28-2018 8:01pm
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      • No, it won't change the grade. It's a math test, but he had to explain his work. No points deducted for the alleged grammar error. 9-28-2018 8:02pm
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        • What did he write, and how did she "correct" it? 9-28-2018 8:03pm
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        • let it go. 9-28-2018 8:03pm
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    • I'd write a note that the sentence looks good to me and to please review 9-28-2018 8:01pm
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      • This. Dont want to mass an ass of yourself, OP. 9-28-2018 8:02pm
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        • Look like an ass for being grammar police? I'm definitely right about the grammar. 9-28-2018 8:04pm
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          • Don't be a ass. Just saying it nicely. No need to "gottcha" the teacher. 9-28-2018 8:09pm
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    • you post on NYC board 9-28-2018 8:01pm
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    • what was wrong 9-28-2018 8:01pm
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    • What was the grammatical error? 9-28-2018 8:01pm
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      • There was no error. That's the point. He wrote "All of the ones have..." and she crossed off the "have" and wrote "has." 9-28-2018 8:03pm
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        • ah. "So you could write "Hi Mrs. Jones! 'All' is a collective pronoun, so it requires a singular verb. Have is, in fact, correct! :-)" 9-28-2018 8:05pm
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          • You mean a plural 9-28-2018 8:05pm
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            • sorry, plural verb! long day. 9-28-2018 8:07pm
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          • ^^but on second thought, I wouldn't have the guts to write that. 9-28-2018 8:06pm
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          • Lol, but your explanation is incorrect! In his sentence, "all" refers to the "ones," so it requires a PLURAL verb, which is what he wrote. 9-28-2018 8:06pm
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    • Yes! 9-28-2018 8:03pm
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    • Hell yes 9-28-2018 8:05pm
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      • I wrote, "Dear Mrs. ___, Just so you know, "all" in this sentence refers to "ones," so it needs a plural verb. I don't mean to be nit-picky, but I don't want ___ to ...(more) 9-28-2018 8:09pm
        I am debating about whether or not I actually send my note in. I like the teacher, but this kind of thing makes me crazy. Elementary school teachers make grammar and punctuation mistakes constantly.
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  12. New York City Teacher c 9-28-2018 7:58pm (0 replies)
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  13. New York City Suggestions for anniversary dinner for me and dh in manhattan? (21 years) tia! 9-26-2018 7:56pm (3 replies)
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    • We just had an anniversary dinner at Gabriel Kreuther and it was extraordinary 9-27-2018 10:31am
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  14. New York City Would love to hear reviews/experiences of Birch Wathen Lenox School for on 7 year old with anxiety. I've heard mixed things. Thanks! 9-26-2018 12:59pm (0 replies)
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  15. New York City Bust Full Gel Price...(more) 9-22-2018 11:23am (0 replies)
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  16. New York City What do you say to the annoying person who keeps checking their iPhone during lunch? Met a friend last week and she kept doing it. I noticed that she would talk and the minute...(more) 9-17-2018 8:19am (10 replies)
    she stopped -- and it was my "turn" -- she'd be looking down at her iPhone, checking e-mail or whatever. At one point it looks like she was reading news clips. She's an older, single woman and unemployed, so can't use the "kids" or "work" as an excuse.
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    • people are crazy 9-17-2018 8:19am
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    • I just wouldn't have lunch with them again. I'm not sure there's a way you can say anything without it sounding really rude. 9-17-2018 8:20am
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    • I stopped going out with her. So rude. 9-17-2018 8:20am
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    • I'd ask her if there was.something she needed to.do rather than lunch. either she does and she leaves quickly or she realizes she's being rude 9-17-2018 8:21am
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    • There is no excuse no matter what. I wouldnít go out with her again. 9-17-2018 8:21am
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    • who is this person to you? a good, old friend? in that situation, i'd definitely, jeez louise, you can't put that damned thing down for a second. 9-17-2018 8:21am
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    • It's an addiction for so many people. I put my phone away when I'm out with people. I only check it when they go to the bathroom, which is usually at the end of the meal. I find...(more) 9-17-2018 8:22am
      when dh and I are in a fight, I have a strong urge to chcek my phone. It's a way of not really dealing with things in real time.
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    • if she were a good friend i would say "are you fucking kidding me? put the phone down" if she were an acquaintance i would never go out with her again. i'm sure this woman has no...(more) 9-17-2018 8:22am
      idea how rude she is. she is single and unemployed. her phone is attached to her hand and she's not even aware that she's doing it i bet
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    • Is it Elissa? She alpears normal at first but is actually very limited in having social relationships. 9-17-2018 8:22am
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      I credit it to two things. People are filled with self importance. Also, it's an addiction. I, too, put my phone away. And only check when the person goes to the bathroom.
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  17. New York City My best friend who is 50 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She has gone through 3 months of intensive chemo and had surgery to remove tumors & lymph nodes, etc. they are...(more) 9-15-2018 11:22pm (11 replies)
    now recommending radiation in addition to a mastectomy bc she is extremely large breasted and Dr. says radiation will harm her organs> Naturally, she is extremely upset and is hoping that she can get a reduction where they can save her nipple. Can anyone here recommend some top breast specialists from sloan kettering, etc who also take insurance? thanks so much for your help.
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showshe's dumb. save the nipple? wtf, that's so vain, 9-15-2018 11:23pm
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    • They are recommending a mastectomy and she wants to get a reduction instead? 9-15-2018 11:25pm
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      • She just has to call the new patient number, they'll set her up with one of the surgeons. 9-15-2018 11:29pm
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    • I have several close friends who had radical mastectomies. She needs to get over it. 9-15-2018 11:26pm
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    • They can't save the nipple, but they can make her one during reconstruction. 9-15-2018 11:27pm
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    • Estabrook - maybe not at Sloan anymore 9-15-2018 11:28pm
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    • Sloan Kettering takes most insurance and also gives second opinions. If the hospital takes her insurance every doctor there has to. You can try Dr. Kimberly Van Zee but if she is...(more) 9-16-2018 3:20am
      but really any of their breast cancer surgeons are really good, I just happen to know someone who went to her but no reason to think any others are less good. Or just call the hospital to ask how to get the ball rolling.
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    • Also try NY Prresbyterian and NYU Langone. You may well find more personalized treatment at these places than Sloan (more hand holding, explanations). Look up DR. Eliza Port. 9-16-2018 3:24am
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      • MSK is the gold standard 9-16-2018 6:18am
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        • <<and isnweill cornell affiliated which IS NY Pres 9-16-2018 6:19am
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    • this is totally ridiculous. does she want to live? get rid of the breasts entirely 9-16-2018 7:35am
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  18. New York City Where do you rent car from in nyc for a day trip? 9-15-2018 9:06pm (6 replies)
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    • zipcar 9-15-2018 9:07pm
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      • doesn't that require membership? this is one time rental. we own a car but need a rental for one day 9-15-2018 9:08pm
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    • Rent out of lga. 9-15-2018 9:07pm
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    • Near asphalt green on east 90th, hertz. It was $$$ and we bought a car. 9-15-2018 9:08pm
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      • ^sometimes we need one for travel sports 9-15-2018 9:09pm
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  19. New York City After School Theater Program...(more) 9-14-2018 12:06pm (1 reply)
    Hey Moms! I'm new to the board and I just wanted to share with you an after school program on the upper east side that my daughter is in. its really great and I know they have some scholarships available if anyone is interested! www.PAYT.NYC
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    • We don't like SPAM 9-14-2018 12:13pm
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  21. New York City Entire grade gets out to lunch. few kids in DS class misbehaved, entire class not allowed to go out. DS doesnt eat school lunch. would you be pissed? let it go? or no.. 9-13-2018 3:09pm (7 replies)
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    • Pissed at.who? Ds could have had school lunch, right? 9-13-2018 3:10pm
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      • at teacher who punished entire class for 2 kids. 9-13-2018 3:22pm
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    • Is there notice in advance so your kid can bring food from home, or is your kid supposed to go hungry? 9-13-2018 3:10pm
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    • Pack a lunch 9-13-2018 3:10pm
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      • every day? i wasnt given notice 9-13-2018 3:22pm
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    • No. He can buy something. If he refuses to eat, thatís his problem. 9-13-2018 3:12pm
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    • I'd let it go. School has enough drama to deal with, this is not the most important thing. 9-13-2018 3:18pm
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  22. New York City My son's second grade teacher said this week that he reading at level I. That is beyond frustrating because he measured I in March (first grade), still an I in June, and he spend...(more) 9-12-2018 9:26pm (28 replies)
    six weeks this summer at a reading camp working with a reading specialist. I am an educator with a lot of expertise in reading instruction, and I really don't know what to do. I am very upset. Six months of NO growth???? For what it's worth, the reading specialist who works with him says he reads at K level....
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    • Any known learning issues? 9-12-2018 9:28pm
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      • He was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in kindergarten. 9-12-2018 9:29pm
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        • that won't affect his reading though,( I have it and reading is what I do because I can't process auditory well) 9-12-2018 9:30pm
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          • Well, kids with APD commonly have trouble learning to read. I am glad that has not been the case for you, but it is one of the effects of APD. I am mainly concerned about the...(more) 9-12-2018 9:34pm
            alleged lack of growth for six months despite the ongoing intervention he gets (outside of school) with a reading specialist.
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            • are you putting your anxiety on him? that could be why he is so nervous during the test 9-12-2018 9:36pm
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              • I don't know. He doesn't seem nervous about school stuff. I guess I could be wrong. 9-12-2018 9:38pm
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                • you are sending him to reading camp, working with a tutor, that is a lot of pressure, and now you are talking about being stressed about his reading level. He is feeling it. 9-12-2018 9:41pm
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                  • Well, yes, he obviously knows about the reading camp, although that's not what we call it. (It has a different name.) And I don't talk about his reading level with him. 9-12-2018 9:46pm
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        • Who diagnosed it? 9-12-2018 9:36pm
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          • An audiologist in New Jersey 9-12-2018 9:37pm
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            • So what's the treatment? 9-12-2018 9:40pm
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              • Speech therapy, HearBuilder computer program (finished that), sound field system in classroom 9-12-2018 9:45pm
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    • can I just ask you something? WHAT is he reading at home? WHy does the letter matteR? do you read to him? take him to the library? 9-12-2018 9:28pm
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      • He reads a variety of levels at home. The letter matters because it a measure of growth. No growth in six months would be a major problem. Yes, we read all of the time. He spent...(more) 9-12-2018 9:31pm
        six weeks of his summer at a reading camp, for the second summer in a row. We buy books on a regular basis. He owns well over 200 hundred books.
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        • well, I would stop buying books and using the library :) but I love the library. I wouldn't worry so much about the growth because those tests are subjective and maybe the...(more) 9-12-2018 9:33pm
          pressure is too much
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    • I would not put a ton of stock in this? 9-12-2018 9:29pm
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    • All of these assessments are subjective. Also, reading with a new person could make the kid quiet, which would cost comprehension points 9-12-2018 9:29pm
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      • sometimes a kid says one word wrong 10 times, and it counts as 10 errors (unless it's a name) 9-12-2018 9:31pm
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      • This. They are so subjective. 9-12-2018 9:33pm
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    • Isn't I an impressive reading level for the beginning of 2nd grade? 9-12-2018 9:32pm
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      • No. Should be J or K at beginning of second grade. 9-12-2018 9:35pm
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    • What's going on, is it his rate, accuracy, too many miscues? Comprehension? What is holding him back from j/k? 9-12-2018 9:48pm
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      • The teacher did not give this kind of detail. I would guess comprehension. Reading specialist measured him at K level and said comprehension is what is holding back. Decoding...(more) 9-12-2018 9:52pm
        skills she measured at third grade level. But this is coming from reading specialist he sees outside of school. Schools says I and end of story.
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        • The comprehension portion of a running record is so subjective. 9-12-2018 10:03pm
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          • Perhaps. What baffles is the no growth aspect of this news. I cannot pinpoint exactly what level I would say he is on, but I definitely saw him improve this summer, let alone...(more) 9-12-2018 10:10pm
            since March.
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    • I would not be concerned with 1FP level below benchmark. His level sounds developmentally appropriate and he is getting extra help. I think you need to stay the course and cut him...(more) 9-12-2018 10:03pm
      a little slack. Heís ok. Signed Mom of 1 dyslexic kid (who was way further behind in 2rd grade) and 1 typical kid who just started 2nd grade on a J.
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      • Thank you for your post. May I ask how your child with dyslexia is doing? 9-12-2018 10:08pm
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        • Heís in 5th grade and goes to a school called Windward which specializes in language based learning disabilities. He is was in public from k-2. Windward is great for him. He still...(more) 9-12-2018 10:27pm
          Struggles but has classes with 10-12 students and 2 teachers that are very on top of the students (he has add too). They employ a ton of direct Orton gillingham instruction. He reads but only the bare minimum and puts up a ton of resistance. Heís a smart kid. Heíll be ok in life but school is hard...
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  23. New York City Who are you voting for in tomorrow's primary - specifically attorney general 9-12-2018 1:12pm (2 replies)
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  24. New York City Any recs for restaurant for 10-15 people to celebrate dhís 50th? TIA 9-12-2018 11:48am (15 replies)
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    • the harrison. reserve the room in the wine cellar 9-12-2018 11:50am
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      • Um, that closed 4 years ago 9-12-2018 11:54am
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        • really?? who knew 9-12-2018 11:54am
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          • np: i was bummed when it closed. it was a great spot and private dining room was excellent 9-12-2018 12:02pm
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    • Amali has a nice private room 9-12-2018 11:51am
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    • Is blue ribbon still in west village with downstairs room? 9-12-2018 11:53am
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      • I think it just closed 9-12-2018 11:58am
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    • where do you live 9-12-2018 11:57am
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      • She posted in nyc...Iím sure sheís open to any neighborhood for a party 9-12-2018 12:02pm
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    • Sala 9-12-2018 11:58am
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    • downstairs at the Inn at Pound Ridge 9-12-2018 12:00pm
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    • l'artusi for italian small plates. beautiful private room on second floor. 9-12-2018 12:04pm
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    • budget? 9-12-2018 12:05pm
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  25. New York City Any thoughts/experiences with Zinc, Brownstone, or Pinnacle for ACT tutoring? Thanks in advance. 9-10-2018 2:59pm (0 replies)
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