Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen FAFSA question -- so if my daughter is a junior, she'll be applying for the 2022-23 school year; what year's tax returns will they need when I apply for financial aid? Thanks! If...(more) 4-16-2021 3:54pm (5 replies)
    you know of good resources to read to educate myself, it would be most appreciated.
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    • I believe, the one due now. so for 2020. which is great for a lot of parents 4-16-2021 3:55pm
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      • why is it great? 4-16-2021 3:57pm
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        • lower income in 2020 4-16-2021 3:59pm
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        • Many people had lower income in 2020 4-16-2021 4:08pm
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    • I didn't think ahead -- could have put $ in my retirement account. It could have helped. 4-16-2021 4:18pm
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  2. Tween/Teen What are some fun things to do in NYC with teenagers? We’re taking our DS (13 & 15) in for a few days. They aren’t vaxed yet so we’ll have to be somewhat careful. Ideas? 4-14-2021 10:38am (6 replies)
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    • Did they see Hamilton? Were they into it? You can tour all the spots on Manhattan, like where he is buried, where he lived, famous battles, etc 4-14-2021 10:39am
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    • everything that's open? 4-14-2021 10:39am
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showPlease don't come. We have enough Covid19 infested here. Don't bring more coughing sniffling virus spreading here. 4-14-2021 10:39am
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    • Right now all museums are timed entry. Ellis Island / statue of liberty are pretty empty. Eat at a nice cafe outside. Hang out in Central Park 4-14-2021 10:40am
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      • These things + walk the highline or go into Brooklyn and explore a neighborhood like Fort Greene. 4-14-2021 10:44am
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      • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge Park....best views of the city. 4-14-2021 10:48am
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  3. Tween/Teen Navigating Public and Private School Admissions - a free 3-part series from The Brown University Club in NY April 13, 19 and 27...(more) 4-7-2021 11:00pm (0 replies)
    Families whose children will be applying to private schools or in NYC, to competitive public schools don't miss Brown Club in NY's upcoming 3-part Zoom series, "Navigating Public and Private School Admissions." (1)  Finding a Seat in the NEW NYC Public School Admissions Tuesday, April 13, 7:00-8:00 pm (2)  An Introduction to Private Middle to High School Admissions Monday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 pm (3)  Getting a Handle on Testing for Middle and High School Admission Tuesday, April 27, 7:00-8:00 pm Full information and registration HERE. https://www.brownnyc.org/article.html?aid=669 ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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  6. Tween/Teen Essay writer...(more) 4-5-2021 9:01am (0 replies)
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  8. Tween/Teen Essay writing...(more) 4-5-2021 8:59am (0 replies)
    APA basics: use standard, twenty-pound, white, 8.5 x 11-inch paper; leave one-inch margin from the top, bottom, right and left sides of your paper; use easy-to-read 12-size font in order to allow bold and italics be distinguished from one another (use Times new Roman or Calibri font); use double spaced interval between the lines and only one space after each word and periods; set the first line of a paragraph on one half-inch from the left text margin; write a page header at the top of each page (all capitalized letters); insert page numbers in the top right corner of each paper; no periods after headings. Though APA essay format, as it’s understood from the title, is used to write essays, there are some features that differ writing pieces under American Psychological Association recommendations from ordinary ones. This is one of the cases where you may probably need some essay help. One of such differences is concerned with essays structure. If writing
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  9. Tween/Teen This post has been disliked 3 times. showIf your teenage DD was overweight and wanted to wear unflattering clothing (crop tops, short cutoffs, bikinis),...(more) 4-4-2021 8:44am (4 replies)
    Would you discourage this or just let her be? All of her friends dress this way but are significantly thinner.
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    • Good lord. 4-4-2021 8:44am
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    • Let it be. Only a teen for a short time. 4-4-2021 8:45am
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    • Poor thing 4-4-2021 8:48am
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    • yep. rock it with confidence. 4-4-2021 8:52am
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  10. Tween/Teen Diy college tours? Is it worth it to travel to Boston to walk around the outside of the campus buildings now? We have a few days when we can do it. Is it a waste of time or wait...(more) 3-31-2021 11:18am (7 replies)
    until summer or whenever the colleges will have in person tours? Thanks. Of course there are virtual tours but my daughter (Junior) is eager to see in person. We live in NY so could go for a few days, stay over 1 or 2 nights and see the city a bit.
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    • Not a waste. School is in, you can get some sort of a feel. 3-31-2021 11:19am
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    • I don't think it's worth it. 3-31-2021 11:19am
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    • It's also important to walk around the area near the college, not just on the campus 3-31-2021 11:19am
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    • School(S)? I mean, it'll give you all a feel for the surroundings, the T, etc. which in the end is probably more important than the dorms & classrooms. 3-31-2021 11:19am
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    • Not worth it if you're a junior. If you're a senior deciding right now, worth it 3-31-2021 11:19am
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    • I wouldn't do it if it were a stretch time or money wise, but why not go wander around a bit? It'll give dd a sense of places, and it's a chance to get away. But you'll probably...(more) 3-31-2021 11:19am
      have a chance to do real tours in the fall, when kids are back.
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    • If you are in NYC you have nothing to lose, you can easily go back again in the summer as well. 3-31-2021 11:20am
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  11. Tween/Teen Is American University a decent school? 3-30-2021 12:50am (4 replies)
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    • better than decent 3-30-2021 12:51am
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      • So it's really competitive to get in? 3-30-2021 12:55am
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        • everything is 3-30-2021 1:03am
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    • I never ever knew there was a tween board. I'm an OG. WTF 3-30-2021 12:51am
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  12. Tween/Teen How To Manage Stress and Anxiety?...(more) 3-29-2021 4:12pm (0 replies)
    I dont have many tips but I want to say that one should deal with his stress and depression as earliest as you feel before it goes to higher level where it is difficult to handle it. There is very less trend of life coaching and spiritual coaching instead people prefer psychiatrists more. A psychiatrist deals with your depression and mental disease. However, a life coach helps you to deal with your life problems i.e mental, physical, [url=https://thecoachtrainingacademy.com/emotional-intelligence-certification/]emotional[/url] and social through every stage of your life. If you know that how can you live your life against hurdles and problems you can improve your life quality and leads to prosperity and spirituality.
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  13. Tween/Teen Starting the college process- are "reach" schools on your list ones that you are a candidate for but low likelihood of getting in due to the high number of applicants? Or are they...(more) 3-27-2021 12:22pm (21 replies)
    reaches because your kids probably won't get in/isn't competitive for? TIA
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    • Either..Harvard is a reach for everyone. Your state flagship may or may not be a rea h for your kid. 3-27-2021 12:23pm
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    • they are the ones where you technically have the stats to get in but fall into the lower 25% of applicant range...OR the ones where you qualify but are highly selective and it is...(more) 3-27-2021 12:23pm
      a crap shoot becasue you are one of many students with similar qualifications
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      • makes sense- thank you. So "target" schools you have the stats for and likely to get in? or still a crapshoot? 3-27-2021 12:26pm
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        • honestly it is all a crap shoot. Targets can reject you too but you have the stats that fall in the solid 50%+ range. Likelies have you at 75%+ 3-27-2021 12:28pm
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        • Always a crapshoot, but less of one than with a reach. Our CC has a category she calls “reach plus” which is a nice way of saying “you have no business applying there.” DC wa...(more) 3-27-2021 12:37pm
          thrilled when CC said no schools were “reach pluses” for her.
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    • I’d say a reach you have a 30% chance of getting in, a target is 70% and a safely 90+ 3-27-2021 12:25pm
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    • Targets are reaches if you ask me. Reaches (like applying to Harvard with a 1500) are just destroying kids’ psyches. 3-27-2021 12:29pm
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      • A 1500 is not going to keep you out of Harvard. If they want you, they want you and that score isn’t going to give them a moment’s pause. 3-27-2021 12:35pm
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        • They reject 99% 1500. You would know if you were that one 1500 they wanted. 3-27-2021 12:37pm
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          • Correlation, not causation. 3-27-2021 12:38pm
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            • I don’t think you understand what that means. 3-27-2021 12:39pm
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              • Yes I do. You just aren’t understanding the point. 3-27-2021 12:41pm
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                • My point is when Harvard rejects 99% of applicants under 1550 and you are not a standout among your school, district, hooked in some way. You should not apply. 3-27-2021 12:43pm
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                  • ^^yeah, they except a few below that threshold. That doesn’t make your 1500 a good reach. You are just setting yourself up for disappointment 3-27-2021 12:44pm
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    • np - I'd just chime in here to say that the most important thing to do when determining reach/target/safety is to look at Naviance scattergrams rather than national stats 3-27-2021 12:30pm
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      • but also keep ouliers in mind...schools' naviance stats can be tainted by the outliers ith very low scores who still get in 3-27-2021 12:31pm
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        • np especially if you’re somewhere with large donors (or sports stars or legacies—though labors are starting to matter less at many schools) 3-27-2021 12:32pm
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      • 100%. I got blasted here for saying certain schools were targets for my DC, that they are reaches for EVERYONE. She’s gotten into every single one so far. 3-27-2021 12:36pm
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      • I don't think our school uses Naviance. I'm trying to understand the list they gave us. 3-27-2021 12:54pm
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    • My ds has a 3.7 GPA, no test scores (all canceled). His reaches are NYU, BU, Northeastern. 3-27-2021 1:03pm
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  15. Tween/Teen American University or GW university? 3-26-2021 8:10pm (20 replies)
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    • GW has a stronger rep, doesn't it? 3-26-2021 8:11pm
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      • Not wny mote 3-26-2021 8:12pm
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        • Sounds like an AU grad lol 3-26-2021 8:13pm
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      • They have flipped in recent years 3-26-2021 8:15pm
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        • GW has always been better, not sure what you mean by flipped 3-26-2021 8:19pm
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          • I mean american is now better. Years ago gw was 3-26-2021 8:21pm
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            • It may be better than it was before but it’s not better than GW 3-26-2021 8:21pm
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    • Georgetown or SUNY 3-26-2021 8:11pm
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    • American 3-26-2021 8:12pm
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    • GW is a tad better in reputation. 3-26-2021 8:13pm
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    • I know not 1 thing about American. So GW 3-26-2021 8:13pm
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    • Campus or city school. We didnt like GW. Liked american 3-26-2021 8:14pm
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    • american more intimate ,gw better scholastically 3-26-2021 8:16pm
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    • GW has no dining halls 3-26-2021 8:22pm
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      • Really? No meal plan? 3-26-2021 8:23pm
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        • Meal plans. No halls. 3-26-2021 8:24pm
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          • So where do they eat? 3-26-2021 8:26pm
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      • You’re obsessed with this bit of info 3-26-2021 8:24pm
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    • GW ranked slightly higher, but close enough to be equivalent 3-26-2021 8:31pm
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    • Gw stats are better but i hear AU is more of a real campus to it 3-26-2021 8:43pm
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  16. Tween/Teen How highly regarded is American university in Washington DC? Is it worth the cost? 3-19-2021 3:52pm (15 replies)
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    • Aw my poor dd was just waitlisted there. 3-19-2021 3:53pm
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    • Depends on what the other choices are 3-19-2021 3:53pm
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNot at all highly regarded. 3-19-2021 3:54pm
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showit is very bad 3-19-2021 3:55pm
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      • Lol it's funny when you repeat post 3-19-2021 3:56pm
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    • mediocre 3-19-2021 3:56pm
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    • Depends on the program - International Relations is well-regarded. 3-19-2021 3:56pm
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    • Ignore the lunatics on this thread--it's a very good school. 3-19-2021 3:58pm
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      • Not really. 4th in dc alone. 3-19-2021 4:00pm
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    • It's a great school for a politically inclined student. Their international relations program is fabulous 3-19-2021 3:59pm
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    • it's good, strong in political science and IR, not bad in other humanities fields. Don't know about sciences. 3-19-2021 4:04pm
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    • Lovely campus. Not as accessible to CD as it seems (shuttle bus to metro). I liked it more than DC, who preferred GW. I didn't like that GW doesn't have dining halls for freshman. 3-19-2021 4:10pm
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      • Not as accessible to DC, I meant. Also, when we toured, the president stopped and chatted with the group and she seemed terrific. 3-19-2021 4:14pm
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    • dd hated it when we toured. absolute 100% NO 3-19-2021 4:15pm
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  17. Tween/Teen Has anybody heard about or know anything about The Wilberforce School in Princeton NJ?...(more) 3-17-2021 3:21pm (0 replies)
    We're looking at this school for our child going into 9th grade and have heard/read very good things about it. But wondering if anybody has any knowledge of the rigor, academics, culture, and experience overall. Thanks!
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  18. Tween/Teen Can a current teacher write a college recommendation? Kid would have had 4 months max with said teacher, officially anyway. 3-17-2021 12:52pm (10 replies)
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    • Yup 3-17-2021 12:53pm
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      • Commonly done? 3-17-2021 12:54pm
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        • Depends on the school. Some have very strict requirements: Core teacher from junior year only. Others are more flexible. 3-17-2021 12:56pm
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          • NP my kid applied to 12 colleges and all did not specify. He did pick a junior yr teacher and a half year teacher (our English classes are half year so ant English rec except...(more) 3-17-2021 12:57pm
            for Ap might be half year )
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            • Like I said. it depends on the school and most college counselors will recommend junior year core teachers. 3-17-2021 12:58pm
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              • Right but at our public HS the English classes are core but half year. So if you want an English teacher rec it has to be a half yr teacher. 3-17-2021 12:59pm
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    • Yes, why only 4 months? 3-17-2021 12:56pm
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      • For early decision it would be less than that actually. 3-17-2021 2:41pm
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    • Not ideal but usually acceptable. 3-17-2021 12:58pm
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    • Has dc had the teacher previously? 3-17-2021 1:00pm
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  19. Tween/Teen What are your high school students doing this summer? 3-16-2021 8:02pm (10 replies)
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    • college essays, PT job ($), unpaid internships for experience 3-16-2021 8:03pm
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      • do you have a college essay tutor or course? 3-16-2021 8:04pm
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      • How do high schoolers find internships? 3-16-2021 8:04pm
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        • short stints with family friends - more like job shadowing in some cases and more like grunt work in others 3-16-2021 8:05pm
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    • Dance intensives 3-16-2021 8:03pm
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    • hopefully camp - last year 3-16-2021 8:03pm
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      • Same. His CIT was delayed from last summer. 3-16-2021 8:10pm
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    • Mine is hopefully going to summer school (virtual I assume) and is going to have to get a job of some sort (15 yo) 3-16-2021 8:03pm
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    • Applying to a College Now program and an online program for training in cybersecurity, maybe busking for $. 3-16-2021 8:14pm
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  20. Tween/Teen Indoor dining...(more) 3-10-2021 2:42pm (8 replies)
    if you and your spouse are vaccinated, do you feel comfortable eating indoors (at a restaurant) with your kids? Or would you skip indoor dining with them until herd immunity reached (which could be another year)?
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    • I will eat at restaurant for indoor dining once we return from Hawaii (need that negative Covid test before getting on a plane). Now that dh and I are vaccinated, I am not worried...(more) 3-10-2021 2:45pm
      abut the virus at all.
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    • depends on the restaurant - large room, reasonably good ventilation, tables spread out - yes. 3-10-2021 2:45pm
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    • we feel comfortable indoor dining with unvaccinated kids 3-10-2021 2:45pm
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    • I've not stopped indoor dining other than for the few weeks that restaurants were actually closed 3-10-2021 2:46pm
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    • I would skip. 3-10-2021 2:48pm
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    • dh and I are both fully vax'd for a few weeks now. we went to a restaurant and ate indoors for the first time last weekend. it was nice 3-10-2021 2:49pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-10-2021 2:53pm
        So did we! It really did feel great but also really strange after 1 full year! We left our kids home though. Still a bit uneasy about having them indoors (without a mask).
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  21. Tween/Teen Are hairstyles like faux locs and box braids seen as unprofessional in the workplace?...(more) 3-9-2021 10:06am (0 replies)
    In my opinion, as long as your hair is well-groomed, neat, and tidy, it isn’t ever unprofessional. However, my first experience with someone who had hair added onto their natural hair was someone I went to basic training with. About midway through training, she was told that her hair was not uniform and she would need to take her braids out. I didn’t know what that meant until I watched her sit in her bunk in our barracks room and remove her braids. Somehow, though they were neat and she kept them up as required for longer hair, her hair was not seen as professional by military standards (at that time, which was 1990). https://hairstyle-en.com/unprofessional-hairstyles-for-women-ideas-2021-you-need-to-pay-attention/
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  22. Tween/Teen My friend broke his penis off. he'll be in brace for 3-4 months. No one is caring for him. what can I send him? 3-8-2021 8:57pm (2 replies)
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  23. Tween/Teen TMI...(more) 3-8-2021 8:50pm (5 replies)
    my boyfriend told me my vagina is purple. he didn't seem to mind, but it's bothering me.
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    • Get a mirror. 3-8-2021 8:51pm
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      • I did. it looks pink to me. 3-8-2021 8:52pm
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    • are you a poc? mine is as well but it's expected for my background 3-8-2021 8:54pm
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      • nope. i'm a person of whiteness 3-8-2021 8:55pm
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    • WTF is this on tween/teen? 3-8-2021 8:55pm
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  24. Tween/Teen Girl Puberty Webinar...(more) 3-7-2021 8:48am (0 replies)
    Hi my name is Daniella Legg. I'm a student at Plymouth University. I'm currently doing placement for a social enterprise named Big Sis. They provide online webinars that aim to teach Moms/Dads/Guardians, with 8-12 year old girls, about puberty. They are currently looking for people who may be interested in this service and who are willing to fill in a survey.
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  25. Tween/Teen My teenager is a pothead - help...(more) 3-6-2021 1:06pm (13 replies)
    help what do i do? My son is 16 and a pothead. i have begged him to stop. He has a small part time job and gets money and goes and buys pot with it. Before the job his father gave him an allowance and he used that money to buy weed. He has a circle of pot head friends too that he hangs out with. I smell it on his clothes and other belongings. I screamed at him the other night bc went out and smoked it on my terrace. I really lost it with him. I am a single mom and also his father has tried to get him to stop. I do not give him cash ever. Anyone ever deal with this issue ?
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    • How does he do in school? 3-6-2021 1:07pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-6-2021 1:09pm
        he struggles a lot with school work but i think he'll get passing grades this year. people always tell me hes very bright, smart, well mannered, sweet.
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    • How are his grades? 3-6-2021 1:07pm
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    • read this to him...(more) 3-6-2021 1:08pm
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        thanks i emailed it to him just now. he has some mental and emotional challenges so this is good to share with him
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    • Relax. He's 16--you yelling at him doesn't help. There are plenty of people who survived being a pothead and are successful and healthy. 3-6-2021 1:11pm
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      • And plenty of people who started on downward trajectory and never get back to their parents standard of living. 3-6-2021 1:13pm
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        • Maybe their parents are douchebags who have too much money and they are better off with a more average standard of living. 3-6-2021 1:14pm
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          • Sometimes. But it's especially sad to fall out of the middle class. 3-6-2021 1:16pm
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    • Aside from keeping him busy, keeping him home all the time, or other high-effort attempts... you won't get him to stop. I was a teenage pothead. I smoked all the time. I can...(more) 3-6-2021 1:11pm
      give you a couple silver linings. 1) if he's stoned all the time, he's likely not getting into anything violent, vandalism, etc. 2) at some point, when the right motivation comes along, he'll grow up and back off of it on his own (most likely) - motivation could be a girl, a job, friends, gets bored of it, whatever. instead of freaking out at him (except when he smokes at your house, that's adick move), talk to him about why he smokes all the time. is he bored? feeling down? does he even really like the people he hangs out with, or does weed just make them tolerable? find out why he's so into it, and try to meet him where he's at. he's not going to stop because you said so. he's likely never going to stop. aim for moderation and understanding.
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    • Not going to change unless he gets new friends. 3-6-2021 1:16pm
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    • my son smoked a lot of pot in HS, but was a great student. Still smoking his way thru his PhD. so context matters like all things. 3-6-2021 1:16pm
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