Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Best place to get a bra for after a lumpectomy? 1 hr 11 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Get a sports bra 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • i have a really soft wireless bra i like from soma 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Go to a good lingerie store 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Post reduction I wore a Warner's one with no seams 1 hr 6 min ago
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  2. Tween/Teen College acceptance letters coming in March--hoping for Cornell and Hamilton!! 2 20 hr 2 min ago (37 replies)
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    • How ya gonna pay? 20 hr 2 min ago
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    • Best of luck! 20 hr 2 min ago
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    • this will be me this time next year -- have a HS junior. are those your dc's reach schools, or targets? 20 hr 1 min ago
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      • I have a junior too and he is so excited to start applying but there is now way we can afford the schools he wants 19 hr 59 min ago
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        • A lot of schools give aid solely based on need--I got a lot of aid from a few schools already! 19 hr 57 min ago
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          • We will certainly give it a try but I don't want him to get his hopes up! We are good for about 30k a year 19 hr 56 min ago
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            • ^^what schools if I may ask?! 19 hr 54 min ago
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              • http://www.thecollegesolution.com/list-of-colleges-that-meet-100-of-financial-need/ 18 hr 59 min ago
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                • http://time.com/money/4474375/best-colleges-need-based-financial-aid/ 18 hr 53 min ago
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      • Me too 19 hr 57 min ago
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        • http://www.thecollegesolution.com/list-of-colleges-that-meet-100-of-financial-need/ 18 hr 58 min ago
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          • http://time.com/money/4474375/best-colleges-need-based-financial-aid/ 18 hr 52 min ago
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    • Scores? 20 hr ago
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      • 1450 new sat and weighted GPA 4.5 19 hr 59 min ago
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        • Great! Any "extras" like sports or other achievements? 19 hr 58 min ago
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          • Family cooty, criminal defense internship and lots of clubs and outside interests 19 hr 55 min ago
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    • Good luck!I have a JR so our time is coming soon. 19 hr 59 min ago
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    • what does it take to get into Cornell these days? 19 hr 59 min ago
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      • Good SATS, GPA and well-rounded in a few areas. My D does a lot outside school. 19 hr 58 min ago
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        • My ds has the grades and test scores so far as Jr but not much outside of that other than a job. He wants Cornell but I worry he is too boring 19 hr 57 min ago
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          • Go for a good internship now--city has tons google it--UN, courts, museums, etc 19 hr 52 min ago
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    • Are you paying full sticker price? 19 hr 57 min ago
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      • No=--already have generous aid pacakges from BC --which is a wonderful school-would need to be the same. 19 hr 56 min ago
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        • My D.C. Is a junior and applying to the same schools. He loved Cornell and Hamilton. 19 hr 55 min ago
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        • Merit based or income based? 19 hr 54 min ago
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          • needs based 19 hr 54 min ago
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            • That's why these elite schools are going downhill. They are letting all the proletariate's in. 19 hr 41 min ago
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              • WTF 19 hr 40 min ago
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              • you should do stand up or write for trump--you are that funny! 18 hr 45 min ago
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    • Why have I never heard of Hamilton? 19 hr 54 min ago
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      • I don't know. It's a top liberal arts school near Colgate. 19 hr 53 min ago
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      • Google it--pretty fabulous!! 19 hr 53 min ago
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      • I'm from the NW but I did a 2 year fellowship at Yale......I've never heard of it. 19 hr 51 min ago
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        • np- Hamilton is good 19 hr 50 min ago
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  3. Tween/Teen Anyone here use smoky mountain naturals cream as bioidentical menopause treatment? If so, is it any good? 23 hr 32 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Get off tween/teen 23 hr 31 min ago
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      • This post has been deleted. 23 hr 30 min ago
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        • Ok....have a good day. 23 hr 28 min ago
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          • Listen, Im sorry if I blew up, but where can I ask about such things? I figured most women with teen kids are in their 40's or early 50's so thought appropriate to ask here. 23 hr 25 min ago
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            • All I meant is try toddler, no one is on this board, as you can see by the lack of responses. No one uses this board. 23 hr 24 min ago
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              • ^^and I assumed the other menopause question on this board is you too, also no one answered. Ask on toddler 23 hr 23 min ago
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                • Ok thanks actually for letting me know...I am new to all this. Also, I deleted my nasty post...sorry. 23 hr 14 min ago
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  4. Tween/Teen OI am 49 and looking haggard...I went through Menopause at 45 and never felt good since. I am afraid of HRT but wondering if it might slow down my horrible aging here and also...(more) 23 hr 33 min ago (1 reply)
    help my mood, memory and sweating! any suggestions?
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    • i thought it was bad to take after menopause 23 hr 32 min ago
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  5. Tween/Teen BWL or Dwight...(more) 2-16-2017 11:02pm (3 replies)
    Birch or Dwight which school do you prefer for high school?
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    • you should really post on toddler nobody really uses this board. both are bad choices i guess i would pick which ever is closer to home 2-16-2017 11:07pm
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      • Neither is a bad choice, you are an evil perso 2-16-2017 11:15pm
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        • dwight seems lovely, gl! 2-16-2017 11:17pm
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  6. Tween/Teen Dwight private school...(more) 2-16-2017 5:31pm (2 replies)
    Anybody know kids that go to Dwight for high school?
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    • - no subject -...(more) 2-16-2017 5:32pm
      No
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      • Several my age, none currently 2-16-2017 5:35pm
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  7. Tween/Teen Trevor vs poly for MS for ds with mild adhd-I? 2-16-2017 2:14pm (6 replies)
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    • where do you live? 2-16-2017 2:15pm
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      • downtown fidi 2-16-2017 2:16pm
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        • which is the easier commute? 2-16-2017 2:17pm
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          • poly has a bus:) 2-16-2017 2:17pm
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            • then poly! i think it's a better school too 2-16-2017 2:18pm
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              • that was my gut. thanks! 2-16-2017 2:19pm
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  8. Tween/Teen Im 48 and went into Menopause 3 years ago,but my hair started thinning (especially at the front part) at around 42. At this pointmy hair is getting so thin esp at top that I am...(more) 2-13-2017 12:09am (33 replies)
    embarrassed about it as you can see through to my scalp in certain lighting. I know the culprit is likely low estrogen/ hormone imbalance but now reading that HRT can also make your hair fall out too! What is the answer here? I am worried that its just going to get worse as time goes on. In addition Im on Wellbutrin for past 7 months and have been doing strict low cal/low carb dieting...could that make it worse too? Anyone have a good doctor that helped them? Im in NYC but would ravel for this too. Thanks
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    • *Travel 2-13-2017 12:11am
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    • Are you on HRT now? 2-13-2017 12:13am
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      • No, tried Estrogen once for a few weeks 3 years ago, but made me feel very bloated and tired so didn't continue...was also worried about cancer risk (But no breast cancer in my...(more) 2-13-2017 12:15am
        family)
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        • Asking because as you said HRT can cause hair loss. You really need to start on alopecia drugs but you need to see a doctor first. There is a hair specialist on park old jewish...(more) 2-13-2017 12:17am
          dude his name escapes me, my FIL, BIL went to him. Other than that go to your OBGYN and discuss the problem, see what they can suggest.
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          • Ok If you remember his name please lmk, thanks! Btw, heard some Alopecia drugs are harmful too, no? 2-13-2017 12:20am
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    • Have you gott your thyroid tested? 2-13-2017 12:15am
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      • Yes, several times and all numbers normal. I do have 2 benign thyroid nodules that I monitor but they said not to worry about them so far. 2-13-2017 12:16am
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    • my hair is really thinning - I'm 47. Had my thyroid tested and it was fine. I'm sure it's hereditary - my aunt and my dad's aunt had really, really thin hair. Almost male pattern...(more) 2-13-2017 12:19am
      baldness. I'm considering rogaine and suspect it's my only hope. I don't know if it will work.
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      • I feel for you! did you go through Menopause yet? My thinning actually started in peri-menopause. 2-13-2017 12:22am
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        • no. I would say I'm in peri. It's been gradually getting thinner since I had kids. Not a sudden thing. 2-13-2017 12:24am
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    • Look for doctor - term who specializes in hair loss. You can look up doctors at hospitals, good ones. 2-13-2017 12:23am
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      • Not sure...I guess i would need a dermatologist or endocrinologist? 2-13-2017 12:26am
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        • You need a dermatologist. Where do you live? 2-13-2017 12:27am
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          • Manhattan UWS 2-13-2017 12:29am
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            • Check out the UWS dermatology center. If they don't seem to be a good place to start ask your regular doctor and also any good hospital will have a clinic like the at NYU:...(more) 2-13-2017 5:06am
              • ^get Toppix in your hair color at a drug store or order from Amazon - it will make your hair look better right away. Buy Rogaine in the male strength at the drug store to get a...(more) 2-13-2017 5:09am
                head start (the doctor will tell you to do this, too. I think the foam is easiest. Be sure any doctor you see takes your insurance -not all do but many will for your situation. Good luck. And don't forget extensions -clip in ones - if your hair is thinning all over.
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                • these are the worst suggestions ever 2-13-2017 6:42am
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                  • why? I have gone through what she is going through, advising her to see a doctor but giving tips on how to feel better about herself in the meantime. Both doctors I saw said to...(more) 2-13-2017 5:23pm
                    use Rogaine in the male formula because I had obvious hair loss whereas many women just had thinning hair. Toppix is just cosmetic but can make you not as self conscious. Yes biotin or viviscal too assume she knew that. She needs to see a term specializing in hair loss and there are many.
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                    • did the male strength Rogaine work well for you? If so how long before you saw new hair? thx 2-14-2017 1:33am
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                      • It takes a long time and only works while you use it. Please see a doctor as first they need to find out the cause of your hair loss -some things they can really treat, others not...(more) 2-14-2017 3:40am
                        as much. Rogaine works - slowly - but not if the hair follicles are totally dead. Stops working when you stop using it. Doctors have a better arsenal. Google Toppix and see if you think it would help you cosmetically. Best thing is to find the cause of it.
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                • thank you so much! 2-14-2017 1:32am
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    • you could go on the pill 2-13-2017 6:41am
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      • I dont know...is the Pill recommended at my age? im 48 2-14-2017 1:36am
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    • The only thing that helped me was a hair skin nails supplement with 3000 biotin. Really helped. I was going bald also in my early 40s. 2-13-2017 6:54am
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      • wow! what was the name of what you took or would any good 3K biotin work? 2-14-2017 1:35am
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    • When was the last time you had your thyroid checked? 2-14-2017 1:57am
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      • i did about 6 months ago...aside from 2 benign small nodules, all fine with numbers are normal 2-14-2017 2:11pm
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        • I had thinning hair and went to derm--got a shot in scalp and it started growing back--I think ot is propesia and covered by insurance!! 2-14-2017 8:29pm
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          • PS--I has 2 or three spots where bald and hair not growing--definitely go to a derm!! 2-14-2017 8:30pm
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          • what was cause of hair loss and what shot was given? 2-15-2017 4:38am
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            • propesos (sp) and i will find out name of shor, definately helped. 2-15-2017 10:13pm
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              • thank you, really! I am slowly starting to feel that maybe there's some hope for me! 2-17-2017 6:23am
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  9. Tween/Teen This post has been deleted. 2-13-2017 12:04am (1 reply)
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  10. Tween/Teen This post has been deleted. 2-11-2017 6:08pm (1 reply)
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    • its Trevor not Trever. School is very academic. Start prepping 2-11-2017 6:36pm
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  11. Tween/Teen High school admission...(more) 2-11-2017 5:02pm (8 replies)
    How hard is it getting into a NYC private high school from public Middle school
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    • not at all 2-11-2017 5:03pm
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    • Only a little harder because you don't have the middle school principal pulling any strings. But with grades and scores and politeness to admissions directors, you can get in. 2-11-2017 5:03pm
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    • It depends on the kid. Great candidates have no problem. 2-11-2017 5:04pm
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      • So not true. Especially when there ar so many "great" candidates 2-11-2017 5:05pm
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        • It's true among kids I know who applied out of Hunter 2-11-2017 5:17pm
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    • - no subject -...(more) 2-11-2017 5:08pm
      My kid got 94 average grades in 7th grade but did not do well on the ISEE
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      • So yiuve applied and are waiting? Please post in the subject line also. 2-11-2017 5:10pm
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    • Much easier than going from public elem to private MS. There are more HS spots for number of applicants bc private kids want to go to larger school (for dating life, as well, esp...(more) 2-11-2017 5:09pm
      if they've gone k-8 private.)
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  12. Tween/Teen Dalton or HM - for 6th grade - sociable artistic nonathletic DD 2-9-2017 12:02am (10 replies)
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    • HM Dalton is shit. 2-9-2017 12:03am
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    • St. Ann's 2-9-2017 12:03am
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    • Neither 2-9-2017 12:04am
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    • Artistic neither 2-9-2017 12:06am
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showNeither school wants a person lacking talent like you describe 2-9-2017 12:07am
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    • Hands down Dalton 2-9-2017 12:09am
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    • there's a tween/teen board? 2-9-2017 12:12am
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      • you're on it, kid. 2-9-2017 12:15am
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    • Dalton. Horace Mann sounds VERY intense and also pretty sporty. 2-9-2017 12:18am
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    • Dalton doesn't accept new kids in 6th grade 2-18-2017 11:12am
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  14. Tween/Teen Vent of the day: why the hell are people so slow to rsvp to a bat mitzvah invitation?! Carry on! 1-30-2017 7:42am (22 replies)
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    • they don't really want to go 1-30-2017 7:43am
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      • Well that's what im afraid of! 1-30-2017 7:44am
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        • np: I am going to be honest. Non-religious people hate going to religious ceremonies that are long and boring. And then a party they have to pay for (and yes, the expectation of...(more) 1-30-2017 7:47am
          100s of dollars in cash means they are basically paying for it) just sucks all around. Sorry.
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    • I'm sure that's annoying. My ds always filled out card the day he got invite 1-30-2017 7:47am
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      • It is. And I am worried it's a bad sign of many NOs. Did you ds go to pretty much all or did he pick and choose? 1-30-2017 7:48am
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        • He went to all. He loves a good party and a hoodie bag :) 1-30-2017 7:49am
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    • It's inconvenient to an entire family. If only the child is invited it still upends the whole day for the rest of the family. Perhaps if transportation were provided people would...(more) 1-30-2017 7:47am
      rsvp immediately
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      • They expect you to bring your kid from the service to the party? 1-30-2017 7:50am
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        • Op: transportation seems to always be provided if the party is right after the service. But not otherwise 1-30-2017 7:51am
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          • I guess I have never been to one where the party is not directly after the service. But I am in the south where there are expectations about this sort of thing - weddings too. 1-30-2017 7:52am
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        • Np: the parties that were after service, transportation is provided. If service is in morning and party at night, most kids only go to party 1-30-2017 7:52am
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        • Or. I meant pickup and drop off from home. 1-30-2017 7:55am
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    • In my town because they kids get SO many and they get sort of lost in a pile. Email RSVPs people forget to do. At least the mail ones are in your face a bit more 1-30-2017 7:49am
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      • Maybe. I will send a reminder but need to wait until it gets closer 1-30-2017 7:49am
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        • Wait until the day after the rsvp is due then send "the reminder". You will likely still have to follow up with a few people again 1-30-2017 7:51am
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          • I'm just so anxious and hate that it's completely out of my control 1-30-2017 7:52am
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            • I know. Try and breath and know that people will be there. Everyone you love, your kids friends. The late rsvp is not a sign that they don't want to come. It's just lazy and...(more) 1-30-2017 7:55am
              people are forgetful, busy (I know excuses, but true also). It will be a great day so try not to spend too much time worrrying!
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              • Thanks. I'm trying but this is terrible for my anxious personality 1-30-2017 7:58am
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                • Good luck! And mazel tov! 1-30-2017 7:59am
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  15. Tween/Teen I'll start. Let's talk the Affair. Has anyone else seen it yet? 1-30-2017 7:35am (3 replies)
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    • you posted on the tween board -- didn't watch if but said it's over 1-30-2017 7:54am
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      • Yes- posted here on purpose. Trying to move non trump posts over here 1-30-2017 7:59am
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        • I think we just need a political board -- i am sick of seeing it on toddler 1-30-2017 8:08am
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  16. Tween/Teen WELCOME NON TRUMP POSTERS, 1-30-2017 7:33am (0 replies)
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  17. Tween/Teen Private MS applicants: are you getting invites to their school events? We're getting them from the office of admissions and not sure if we should go. 1-27-2017 8:34am (2 replies)
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    • Like non-admissions related events? Maybe one 1-27-2017 8:39am
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      • OP: We went to their open house but we're getting invites to various events (arts, academics, etc) at the school. 1-27-2017 8:42am
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  18. Tween/Teen Parenting Advice...(more) 1-18-2017 4:56pm (13 replies)
    My daughter started 6th grade this school year and turned 12 in Oct. She has a so-called friend that she has been off and on friends with. The little girl has told her she can't be her friend twice now. My daughter also asked the little girl to be her gf, that is the latest reason the girl says she can't be her friend. My child doesn't even understand what it means to be gay. I don't know how to talk to her about this. I did my best when the situation first broke. The girl has threatened to tell the whole school that my daughter is gay and asked her to be her girlfriend. She also continues to message her on social media and passing notes in class. Today the little girl wants to be her friend again. Anyone have advice on what I can say to my daughter?? She is scared to tell the girl she doesn't want to be her friend.
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    • My 6yo calls hese switcheroo criends. She made it up. Switcheroo criends are best not taken seriously and forncertain can not be counted on to be kind. 1-18-2017 4:58pm
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    • Yes your daughter does now that asking to be this girl's girlfriend would be gay. She never should have done that 1-18-2017 4:59pm
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      • Huh? 1-18-2017 5:01pm
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      • np: right, this is weird. Even my clueless 10yo boy knows what gay means and the difference between a girlfriend and a friend. 1-18-2017 5:02pm
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      • Your dd should not go around asking other girls to be her girlfriend. Totally inappropriate 1-18-2017 5:02pm
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      • True...(more) 1-18-2017 5:03pm
        I made sure to explain to her that it probably made the girl feel uncomfortable. But that doesn't justify the girl threatening to tell the other kids at school. Also she may know that, but she doesn't know what it means to be gay. She just thought it would mean they were closer than just friends.
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        • Nice try. Stop excusing your dd's behavior or she will never stop behaving this way. And the other child is not obligated to keep secrets for her. 1-18-2017 5:05pm
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    • 12yo is not a little girl, it's an adolescent. And what do you mean your DD doesn't know what it means to be gay? Sounds like you are overprotective and sheltering. 1-18-2017 5:01pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-18-2017 5:11pm
        She knows what sex is, she doesn't understand what gay sex is. She also didn't understand why she was having stronger feelings about this girl than her other friends.
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    • You're not doing your dd any good by assuming she doesn't know what gay means. She may not have meant that she is romantically interested in her friend but if she did, you are...(more) 1-18-2017 5:06pm
      making things worse by not talking to her about this. This friend is the least of her worries if she feels you wouldn't support her. As for the friend, there is no reason for your dd to declare they are not friends. She just needs to put some distance between herself and the friend. Start by telling the friend that you took her phone away and stop texting her for a while.
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-18-2017 5:08pm
        My daughter didn't declare they weren't friends, the friend did and now she wants to be her friend again. The reason for my post was to ask for advice on how to talk to her about it. And about friends that want to be friends one week and not the other.
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        • you need to have a big talk with your daughter. she needs to know about these things. Her "friend" sounds like a jerk, though. She needs to put distance b/w them, while remaining...(more) 1-18-2017 8:12pm
          respectful.
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  19. Tween/Teen Waiting for financial aid letters from bc,Tulane and Bard, fingers crossed! 1-12-2017 3:12pm (2 replies)
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    • I would have been thrilled if ds applied to bard, he'd have fit right in 1-12-2017 3:14pm
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      • i like it too! 1-12-2017 3:45pm
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  20. Tween/Teen Seems so weird that it was so crazy for so long with all the college essays and testing in our house. Now it's so quiet and you just wait and hope for the best. 1-9-2017 8:25am (6 replies)
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    • what was the process. when did your dc write the essays? 1-9-2017 8:27am
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      • Started last summer wrote through December but she applied to a lot of schools and moves at a slow pace. 1-9-2017 9:17am
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    • Same here 1-9-2017 8:33am
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    • crossing fingers for you 1-9-2017 8:33am
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    • no early decision/action? 1-9-2017 8:34am
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      • yes she was defered 1-9-2017 9:17am
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  21. Tween/Teen So now almost my whole paycheck will go towards paying for college. DH will cover everything else. Thank god all the times I wanted to quit my job a stayed. 1-4-2017 10:04am (28 replies)
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    • Which college? 1-4-2017 10:04am
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    • Nice! 1-4-2017 10:05am
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    • I never view his/hers money this way. Family has a pot of X and from that everything gets paid, saved, etc. 1-4-2017 10:05am
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      • np Surely you realize though it's binary if one person loses their job, that cash flow is gone. It's a pretty smart way to think about budgeting. 1-4-2017 10:07am
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        • so if op loses her job the kid has to leave college? any budget is out the window if someone loses their job. 1-4-2017 10:09am
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          • Um, no - her kid has to borrow or postpone college til she finds a new job. Once you're unemployed with a big gap, it gets harder. It's a more realistic way to think about the...(more) 1-4-2017 10:11am
            risk.
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            • np: This. I took time off and my income has suffered a LOT. It sucks. And it does limit college options. 1-4-2017 10:13am
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            • what I'm saying is I dont like the 'my salary pays for childcare' mentality. There is family income, whether that has ups or downs. 1-4-2017 10:14am
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              • Yes but the two people make two different incomes, and it matters how much each one makes and contrubutes to the family pot. It allows for different family choices. 1-4-2017 10:17am
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                • Yes I plan to keep my job for as long as I can. 1-4-2017 10:19am
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              • Op and I agreed with you its just how it kinda works out it all goes in one pile but mine is what we would need for college 1-4-2017 10:17am
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                • I'm not debating that its great you work. It seems to have gone off track here. As is typical. 1-4-2017 10:18am
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                  • OP yea I guess that was more my point. I dont argue anything can happen and it could all go up in flames. 1-4-2017 10:22am
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              • Yea you don't have to like that statement at all 1-4-2017 10:23am
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          • No we will just have to move to a smaller place. 1-4-2017 10:16am
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          • She could apply for Financial aid then 1-4-2017 10:22am
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        • have you lost enough jobs that you plan for this? 1-4-2017 10:09am
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          • OP is talking about keeping her job instead of quitting. 1-4-2017 10:12am
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            • Yes I make 150K which will cover the next four years and allow me to contiune to put some in retirement 1-4-2017 10:28am
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          • I haven't, but my husband was unemployed for years and my dad died leaving my mom to raise us with no skills and no career (he was a young doctor at the time). So yeah, that...(more) 1-4-2017 10:12am
            experience has affected me.
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            • Totally get it. If one of us died we would have bigger problems than college. 1-4-2017 10:25am
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          • np: i've been downsized three times. 1-4-2017 10:15am
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            • Even with a downsize I could still make it. 1-4-2017 10:21am
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    • How much are you paying out of pocket for school? 1-4-2017 10:07am
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      • ^was it what you expected? 1-4-2017 10:08am
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        • yes I have been at the same company for 22 years. 1-4-2017 10:13am
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          • i will get a pretty big severance if they let me go in the next four years. I have never really asked for raises so I dont make too much and I work really hard on stuff noone...(more) 1-4-2017 10:15am
            wants to work on. Nothing is a guarantee but I feel pretty safe.
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        • It is what I expected 1-4-2017 10:19am
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  22. Tween/Teen Am I the only one on here that's been here since this site started? 1-2-2017 10:31pm (25 replies)
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    • Since youbemom? 1-2-2017 10:31pm
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      • Yes! It began after an urbanbaby overhaul 1-2-2017 10:32pm
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        • I was here, but I need to leave. Between the right wingers and that we're all about to be nuked mom, not good for my mental health. 1-2-2017 10:33pm
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    • Nope 1-2-2017 10:32pm
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    • I have. Off and on 1-2-2017 10:32pm
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      • Op. same haven't been on in years & nice to know it still exists for questions 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • I've been with you 1-2-2017 10:33pm
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    • No. here since urban baby started 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • I started in 2008. I think that's not too long after, right? Found it via Urban Baby. 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • I've been right here with you. 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • I resisted in the very beginning. I stayed on UB as long as I could bc I was convinced people would adjust. I was wrong. I came here abt 3 months in. 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • no, me too, and i hate what it has become 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • Me. I was on un 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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      • ^^i was on ub for a year before ybm was started 1-2-2017 10:36pm
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    • UB since my oldest was a baby in 2002. I was here on the first day. I've quit this place for months at a time, but I'm still around like the lame-o I am 1-2-2017 10:34pm
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    • Op. glad I'm not alone 1-2-2017 10:36pm
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    • Day one 1-2-2017 10:37pm
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    • We are legion 1-2-2017 10:40pm
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    • Started on UB in 2003 1-2-2017 10:43pm
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      • We are the Apple generation. 1-2-2017 10:43pm
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        • ooh..do you remember the "Apple" poster who posted it in response to everything? It was...(more) 1-2-2017 10:44pm
          b/c whatshername named her kid Apple
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          • I think I know her IRL which is why I will never forget her! 1-2-2017 10:45pm
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            • oh, I've asked on here so many times if anyone remembered the Apple poser - when monikers come up - and no one has ever remembered. Ah, thanks for remembering. Funny. 1-2-2017 10:47pm
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    • How long is that? 1-2-2017 10:45pm
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    • I've been here since the beginning! 1-3-2017 2:56pm
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  23. Tween/Teen 13 yo wants to go downtown to shop. I asked for an app on his phone to track him. Why'd? 1-2-2017 10:15pm (18 replies)
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    • Wwyd? 1-2-2017 10:15pm
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      • I would go with him 1-2-2017 10:16pm
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        • I've got to work & wants to go with a friend. Ok but I don't think tracking is so invasive 1-2-2017 10:18pm
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          • Who gives a shit if its invasive. He's 13. You're his mom. Signed OR below 1-2-2017 10:19pm
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            • Op: that's how I feel 1-2-2017 10:21pm
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    • I wouldn't track 1-2-2017 10:16pm
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      • Why? He thinks it's about trust & I say it's about safety 1-2-2017 10:19pm
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        • What will you know if you track? That's not safety as you can't help him 1-2-2017 10:20pm
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          • I won't be as dependent on having I'm text me or if 1-2-2017 10:22pm
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            • B/c I know his battery is low. I feel that in this day and age with technology I should know what's going on 1-2-2017 10:23pm
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              • You won't know what's going on. You will know where the phone is 1-2-2017 10:24pm
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    • I track mine 1-2-2017 10:16pm
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    • either track or go with him 1-2-2017 10:17pm
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    • My kids know that part of me paying for their phones is that I have a tracker on there. I grounded 16 yr old NYE bc I told her she had to leave her boyfriend's house by 12:30 and...(more) 1-2-2017 10:22pm
      I could tell by the tracker that they didn't even leave until almost 1am. Then she tried to plead traffic. I called her out on it and she totally admitted they hadnt' even tried to leave by 12:30 - she doesn't question the tracking - it's just part of her life until she pays for her own phone.
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      • Sounds fair to me 1-2-2017 10:24pm
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      • `i stopped tracking when ds went to college. And i still pay 1-2-2017 10:25pm
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        • Or: I haven't thought much about college but I assume she'll keep it on there. It's not a big thing for us - we all track each other. They'll come home from school and say "Mo...(more) 1-2-2017 10:26pm
          you left your phone in car all day! I kept checking to see if you ever went out to get it!"
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          • ^And I know I'll want to see her progress if she's driving home from school for weekends or holidays. 1-2-2017 10:28pm
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  24. Tween/Teen University of Michigan or Georgetown if you go into both EA. 1-2-2017 9:45pm (41 replies)
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    • Whichever is cheaper 1-2-2017 9:46pm
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      • I think they are both the same pricewise 1-2-2017 9:48pm
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        • np- i would think Mich would be less $ 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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          • nnp - Why? 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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            • it is public 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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              • $60K if out of state! 1-2-2017 9:51pm
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              • Michigan is $60 to 62K 1-2-2017 9:52pm
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                • holy shit. for a state uni? 1-2-2017 9:53pm
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                  • 28 if you are in state 1-2-2017 9:55pm
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                  • Yes. And this proves that people on ybm don't really know much about colleges. 1-2-2017 9:56pm
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          • if you live in MI 1-2-2017 9:50pm
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        • Then whichever the kid likes better 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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    • not sure what your question is, but Georgetown will be my dd's 1st choice when she applies next year. she will do ED because it is non binding. 1-2-2017 9:46pm
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      • I am asking which would you choose. 1-2-2017 9:46pm
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        • ok, my dd would choose Georgetown in a heartbeat, but she is focused on being in DC. 1-2-2017 9:47pm
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          • Mine also loves DC, but I worry about the whole Jesuit thing, we are not religious. 1-2-2017 9:52pm
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            • we toured it in Nov and did the info session and that came up in questions, but they said they are absolutely not specific about religion, no one is forced to be religious, etc...(more) 1-2-2017 9:56pm
              (we are atheists)
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              • np - Students need to take a few classes in religion. In addition sometimes it does come up, like re their healthcare policy a few years ago (they do cover birth control fwiw -...(more) 1-2-2017 10:01pm
                but that was just announced 3 or 4 years ago)
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                • yeah, they did say theology was in the core curriculum, but not religion classes per se. it's not like you are being prosletized. 1-2-2017 10:03pm
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                  • ^i think it is good for anyone, regardless of religious status, to study a bit of theology 1-2-2017 10:06pm
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      • such an overpriced school, don't understand why people choose this first over other superior academic schools 1-2-2017 9:47pm
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        • it is in DC, and that is a priority for some kids who want to go into foreign service, gov't etc in terms of internships during school. 1-2-2017 9:48pm
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        • Michigan is very $$$ out of state too 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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        • NP: SFS is the best school of its kind 1-2-2017 9:50pm
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      • how can a school be ED but non binding? 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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        • many are 1-2-2017 9:50pm
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        • Its not ED then its EA Early Action. 1-2-2017 9:51pm
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    • Michigan. Georgetown seems so douchey to me. 1-2-2017 9:48pm
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    • Georgetown. But what does dc want to study? 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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    • Depends. For MY dcs, the greek culture/party atmosphere of Michigan would not be good. I don't know what your kids are like 1-2-2017 9:49pm
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      • Like yours. I think she would love that 1-2-2017 9:50pm
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        • or: Too many rapes at Michigan for my taste 1-2-2017 9:53pm
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          • Sorry but Harvard and Stanford and Brown all had far more reported rapes than Michigan...(more) 1-2-2017 10:02pm
            and U. Much is much bigger. So you wouldn't want your daughter to go to Harvard because of that?
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            • Williams had 8.9 out of 1000 students report a rape. U. Mich had 0.3 out of 1000 reported rapes, for example. Very few cases are in the press unless they involve high profile...(more) 1-2-2017 10:09pm
              people so just because you read about a case doesn't mean a particular school has more rapes there.
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    • Depends on what you're interested in 1-2-2017 9:54pm
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      • She is interested in everything. She dosent know what her major will be yet 1-2-2017 9:55pm
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        • Why did she apply to Georgetown? 1-2-2017 9:56pm
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    • They are such totally different schools that if she has been accepted to both she undoubtedly likes one better than the other, or perhaps she got money at one. I would not be...(more) 1-2-2017 9:59pm
      concerned about the Jesuit thing but certainly she can ask about the percentage of Jews there. Once accepted she's in the driver's seat.
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      • Either--both fine schoolS 1-13-2017 8:15pm
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  25. Tween/Teen 3.75 quart staub for $145 is good right? that is a fairly big one? 12-26-2016 4:41pm (9 replies)
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    • I think that's a good price. Not sure , look around online like google the brand and size rather than asking here? Is it the size you want or are you just tempted because of a...(more) 12-26-2016 4:43pm
      sale?
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      • ^ I have the tea kettle and like it 12-26-2016 4:45pm
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    • That is quite small and you can find cheaper 12-26-2016 4:43pm
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      • 3.75qt is small? 12-26-2016 4:46pm
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        • For a Dutch oven, yes. I just got one for only 40 at home goods 12-26-2016 4:47pm
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          • I think I will return it because I might as well have s large one. 12-26-2016 4:48pm
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        • ^ok never mind you are correct 12-26-2016 4:49pm
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    • whats a staub? 12-26-2016 4:46pm
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      • like le cruseut but still made in france 12-26-2016 4:47pm
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