Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Our 15-year-old dd enjoys meeting friends at Starbucks or going out to a diner for lunch. Just told her we would give her $10 a week to spend as she pleases but beyond that she...(more) 8-25-2016 11:08am (70 replies)
    would need to earn $ babysitting. She's been spending the end of the summer watching netflix on her phone non-stop. Do you think $10 is a reasonable amount of $$? We live in the city. Do you think this is a reasonable boundary we set?
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showyou do not need to fund her dining habits if you do not want to. it's a parenting call which is personal. 8-25-2016 11:09am
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      • op has decided to already so may as well give her enough money, op is not questionuing whether or not to give her money. 8-25-2016 11:10am
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        • she is trying to determine a budget which is a fine idea. 10 might be a little small, but i dont' know what she can afford 8-25-2016 11:11am
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          • but you are telling her she does not need to fund, she knows that, she wants to 8-25-2016 11:11am
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            • well i assume OP knows 10 basically covers two drinks at starbucks. 8-25-2016 11:12am
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              • it covers 1 1/2 8-25-2016 11:12am
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    • has she babysat before? 8-25-2016 11:09am
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      • op. She's worked as a mother's helper or watched kids while they were sleeping so the parents could go out to dinner. 8-25-2016 11:11am
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    • no 8-25-2016 11:09am
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      • Please clarify. It's an unreasonable boundary? Too strick or too lenient? 8-25-2016 11:10am
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        • it is not enough money a week if you are going to be giving money 8-25-2016 11:11am
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          • More than enough. If she wants more she can babysit. 8-25-2016 11:12am
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            • it's not enough to buy lunch but okay 8-25-2016 11:12am
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            • Np, if she is at a competitive HS, I will say she doesn't have much time for babysitting 8-25-2016 11:12am
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              • It's important to earn $. 8-25-2016 11:13am
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                • not while everyone else is getting into a good college 8-25-2016 11:14am
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                  • Life skills 8-25-2016 11:17am
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                  • There's plenty of time in the day 8-25-2016 11:18am
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                    • who, exactly? school from 8:00-4, soccer from 4-6:30, and 3 hours of homework 8-25-2016 11:19am
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                      • Weekends? + Summer 8-25-2016 11:21am
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                      • Highs schoolers get out at 2 8-25-2016 11:22am
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                        • not mine. 3:30. 8-25-2016 11:22am
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                  • Her DD is binge-watching Netflix. The hours on electronics could be put to better use. 8-25-2016 11:18am
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                    • she's binge-watching netflix this week in between whatever she did all summer and school. kids are allowed to have some down time. 8-25-2016 11:19am
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                • Yes, but during the school year, it's actually not realistic. Some kids are getting 3-4 hours of homework a night, working at the weekends and doing sports. Being a 14yo is very...(more) 8-25-2016 11:15am
                  Different now than even 15 years ago.
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                  • she wants to pretend that we all live in some dusty midwestern town where you can buy lunch for $10 and out babysitting on your college apps 8-25-2016 11:17am
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                    • np: I live in a Midwestern town and it's not realistic here either 8-25-2016 11:21am
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        • Hi, Fat Model Mom! 8-25-2016 11:12am
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          • Cunt. 8-25-2016 11:13am
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            • I can spot you every time. Look how many people you fooled this time with your imaginary dd though! 8-25-2016 11:14am
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              • You really are a repulsive cunt. I look forward to your painful death. 8-25-2016 11:16am
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                • Oh I know you do. But you'll die of obesity-related medical ailments long before you see that day. In the meantime, I'm going to out you as the troll you are every time. :) 8-25-2016 11:17am
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                  • Your the troll. Ruining the experience of many here. Go post about Your freedom for women in Iran. 8-25-2016 11:18am
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                    • You're blaming me for your other troll posts? Don't you think people notice your grammar mistakes? 8-25-2016 11:19am
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    • Not enough every week. 8-25-2016 11:09am
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    • Yes. Or she can use her own allowance/savings. But you can't subsidize a Starbucks jones. Too pricey. 8-25-2016 11:09am
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    • How much allowance did you get as a 15 yo old? I got 10 bucks a week in the 80s. 8-25-2016 11:10am
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    • Can she eat free lunch at school if she chooses? 8-25-2016 11:10am
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    • these people don't love your kid, in fact some of them probably want her to be unhappy, remember where you are 8-25-2016 11:10am
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    • I think if you live in manhattan $10 is not enough. I have a 17, 14, 11 yo. I think if she has time for the babysitting and the school activties, etc then its' great...but you...(more) 8-25-2016 11:11am
      will find that most of her friends won't have this restriction and will have more disp income wihtout the babysitting. I think what you're doing is admirable, don't get me wrong, but if she's a good kid in general and does some earning on her own, it's fine to give her more than $10/weel
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      • ITA. How about $20, but she really should be working part time in the summer. Watching netflix all summer is lazy. 8-25-2016 11:14am
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        • she didn't say it was ALL summer 8-25-2016 11:14am
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    • Is that on top of allowance? I would give her $20/week and leave it at that 8-25-2016 11:11am
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    • i think 25 a week in the city. 8-25-2016 11:11am
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    • She should be able to get at least $15 an hour babysitting. Lack of money for lattes is very good encouragement. 8-25-2016 11:11am
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      • No one would pay a high school kid $15hr to babysit. No way. 8-25-2016 11:15am
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      • LOL 8-25-2016 11:18am
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    • 10 is a little meager for a 15yo. 8-25-2016 11:11am
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    • That's fairly low for allowance for a teen. We used $7/week for an elementary schooler. It's less than $2/day, which is about one minor after school snack. 8-25-2016 11:11am
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    • Did I write this? It's mostly reasonable although you have to temper it with not having her be left out. Also, does she have babysitting opportunity? 8-25-2016 11:11am
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      • At 15 mom doesn't have to worry about her kid being left out. It's all on the kid at this point. 8-25-2016 11:13am
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        • Not true 8-25-2016 11:14am
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          • Ok, I don't know how moms are supposed to insert themselves into this to make it all fine. Throwing money at it is not the way. P 8-25-2016 11:15am
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    • Need more info: does she have an allowance? I'd say $25/week, she spends however she wishes. The rest she supplements with earnings. 8-25-2016 11:13am
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    • Why are you posting this again? 8-25-2016 11:13am
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      • First time I have seen this. I am grateful for the conversation the post has started. 8-25-2016 11:17am
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        • Lol, you can't even sound normal when you try 8-25-2016 11:17am
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    • OP. Thanks everyone. Yes, I agree that $10 may be too low. Will discuss with dh increased it to $15. During the summer she has lots of time to babysit. During the school year...(more) 8-25-2016 11:14am
      much less so. Luckily she goes to public school where kids do indeed have more $$ than we do, but not crazy amounts like when she attended private school. At her school kids aren't allowed out for lunch so that is a non issue, thankfully. (They do this so people of less means won't feel left out.)
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      • Be sure to post this again a bunch of times. 8-25-2016 11:16am
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    • 15 yo should be earning their own spending money. Work, budgeting = important skills 8-25-2016 11:15am
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      • do you actually know any 15yos? the ones I know don't have time to earn $ between homework and all their activities. 8-25-2016 11:17am
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      • I know it's in vogue to think this, but with school, sports, community service, activities, and all the other "above and beyond" that is needed to get into college, a part time...(more) 8-25-2016 11:18am
        job isn't a reality for most 15-17 year olds...plus as OP lives in the city, those kinds of jobs are really not so available for kids
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        • Community service -LoL 8-25-2016 11:20am
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          • np - is that not required in your kids' school? it is here, for all high school students. and in every district I know around here. 8-25-2016 11:22am
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      • it's not realistic for most 8-25-2016 11:19am
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    • I give my kids 20, but I have 2 younger ones so they help out with them a lot. Older are almost 14 and 16 8-25-2016 11:16am
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    • I would give her $20 or $25 and restrict babysitting to once a week 8-25-2016 11:18am
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    • IS the $10 just for starbucks? What about other things, food, movies, etc? Does she have her own money? My...(more) 8-25-2016 11:22am
      14yo has money from bdays that he uses when he wants expensive things.
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    • My NYC-raised dd is now in college. She is earning a lot of money this summer and did the same last summer. Great work ethic. And she never worked during HS. We gave her money as...(more) 8-25-2016 11:39am
      she needed while in HS - no set amount but it was pretty much $20 a week unless there was something special. During school, we did give her a set amount for lunch - $40/week - which she could budget as she wished. Yes - her HS did let kids go out for lunch.
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      • Now the kids are taking college courses IN THE SUMMER. Stop the insanity! 9-4-2016 3:52pm
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  2. Tween/Teen This post has been disliked 8 times. showThis post has been deleted. 8-18-2016 11:24pm (15 replies)
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    • OP: I want him to fuck me too. Is that wrong? 8-18-2016 11:25pm
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      • What about your son who had to do the playground lap or the df's dh who walked out on dinner. Man, your life is a mess OP: 8-18-2016 11:28pm
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    • Uh, how do you know? 8-18-2016 11:25pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 8-18-2016 11:27pm
        We do regular phone checks when I told him to go get his phone he panicked and told me. Found out the rest through texts between them
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        • if you do regular phone checks your DS would know to delete all of these texts before you got them 8-18-2016 11:28pm
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    • You need help alright... 8-18-2016 11:26pm
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    • didn't no one MAKE you your son do anything it was HIS chouce 8-18-2016 11:26pm
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    • put down the bottle and call it a night. If this still troubles you tomorrow, we are here in the morning 8-18-2016 11:26pm
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    • school tomorrow. 8-18-2016 11:26pm
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    • what is there to do? 8-18-2016 11:26pm
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    • Apparently coming here was a mistake. I'm just at a lost. 8-18-2016 11:29pm
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      • they are having a consensual sexual relationship. I'm not sure what answers you are looking for here 8-18-2016 11:30pm
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      • Take the hint 8-18-2016 11:31pm
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    • How do you even know 8-18-2016 11:31pm
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    • I guess I'm old fashion and would rather my son not get involved in a bdsm relationship at 16! 8-18-2016 11:36pm
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  3. Tween/Teen Free talks for 4-8th grade parents...(more) 8-18-2016 3:33pm (0 replies)
    thought i'd share with anyone interested: www.onewithnyu.com/event. i attended their talk in the spring and am going back for more. lots of good stuff on HS admissions, parenting etc.
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  4. Tween/Teen Gift when attending a NYC bar mitzvah - how much is customary for adult to give ?...(more) 8-18-2016 11:49am (3 replies)
    For not so close relative. For 2 adults and a child..
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    • I would give $200 if you can 8-18-2016 11:53am
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      • $180 (multiples of 18) 8-18-2016 12:02pm
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    • Sounds right to me - thanks! 8-18-2016 12:01pm
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  5. Tween/Teen Dress for bar mitzvah mom...ceremony and party.....(more) 8-18-2016 11:41am (0 replies)
    What types of dresses are appropriate these days? We belong to a very small, casual reform synagogue. Have only seen a few events. I want to bit a bit dressier. I found a sleeveless dress, Fitted bodice, flowy bottom. Thought I could wear with a shawl. Just curious what others have worn - for ceremony and then party.
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  6. Tween/Teen Bar mitzvah favors - best ones you have seen or bought? 8-16-2016 2:00pm (7 replies)
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    • and then all the kids bring them to school and the left out kids feel like losers. 8-16-2016 2:01pm
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      • He invited his whole class ( from last year)... Not our intent. 8-16-2016 2:02pm
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    • only The Best for little Jake, amirite? 8-16-2016 2:04pm
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      • Ask an innocent question and can always count on vitriol here. Carry on. 8-16-2016 2:06pm
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    • flannel pajama/lounge pants 8-16-2016 11:40pm
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      • This. Many did sweatshirts but no one wears them because they have kids name on it. 9-4-2016 3:57pm
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    • Bags of candy 8-16-2016 11:42pm
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  7. Tween/Teen Do high schools in general send out a school supply list for 9th graders? FWIW this is specifically for Xavier High School. 8-16-2016 12:27pm (7 replies)
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    • did you already get uniforms and gym wear? 8-16-2016 12:31pm
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      • Not yet. That's DH job. I have to leave for business for 10 days. He will get it at the retreat. 8-16-2016 12:33pm
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        • BTW we have SO much leftover from middle school we should be fine, right? 8-16-2016 12:34pm
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    • ds goes to a similar HS, there was a book list on the website right before school started, and I think there you have to get a mac and set it up, right? but didn't get supply list...(more) 8-16-2016 12:32pm
      like we did in grade school.
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    • I would think some of the same stuff as the 8th grade list...(more) 8-16-2016 12:32pm
    • My dd's high school does not provide any supply list at all. The first year, it was very confusing. But she just figured out what she needed and we bought it all in Sept, after...(more) 8-16-2016 12:33pm
      school had started.
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      • Which school? 9-4-2016 3:58pm
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  8. Tween/Teen Suicide Squad.https://www.playbuzz.com/suicidesquadonlinemovievodloker10...(more) 8-13-2016 9:21am (0 replies)
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  12. Tween/Teen Anyone have experience with "RockMitzvah" for Bar/Bat Mitzvah entertainment and engagement? Westchester County, NY 8-10-2016 6:03pm (3 replies)
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    • Was just chatting with you on toddler and had no idea there was a tween board! And no idea I have it checked for posts 8-10-2016 6:04pm
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      • LOL. I checked after I wrote "I bet there's a tween board." Who knew!? I'm guessing we all kind of default to toddler. 8-10-2016 6:05pm
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    • No one reads the tween board. You'll do better on toddler but yiur puts was taken over w people talking about how long hey e been here. Try again later. 8-10-2016 6:07pm
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  13. Tween/Teen Does anyone here have a DC with Borderline QT. My son recently had an EKG and we found this out. He has to go for genetic testing now, etc. and I am very stressed to say the...(more) 8-10-2016 1:51pm (2 replies)
    least. The things I read online (sudden death, etc.) are so frightening.
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    • I am sorry and I don't know what that is but you should post on sn board or toddler 8-10-2016 1:52pm
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    • No idea what QT is 8-10-2016 1:54pm
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  14. Tween/Teen Need to have "the talk" about first periods and puberty with my daughter. Any advice or books I can read prior to the talk??? 8-5-2016 10:13am (6 replies)
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    • Age 8-5-2016 10:14am
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      • 9 8-5-2016 10:14am
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        • What have you talked about so far? I'd ask what she knows about puberty and take it from there. 8-5-2016 10:15am
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    • the American Girl books are excellent 8-5-2016 10:17am
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      • the first Body book would be most appropriate for 9 yo 8-5-2016 10:18am
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    • it should be an ongoing talk, the THE talk 8-5-2016 10:26am
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  15. Tween/Teen Do you buy your own birthday gifts? My relatives tell me to buy the thing I want and they'll reimburse me for my gift. 8-1-2016 9:14am (1 reply)
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    • No. That is silly. They should just give you cash if they really want to give you something. I would not participate in that. 8-1-2016 9:15am
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  16. Tween/Teen Best app or tool to keep unorganized ds to stay on top of assignments etc in high school? Thanks! 7-29-2016 11:49am (5 replies)
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    • Again? 7-29-2016 11:50am
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    • spiral notepad and pocket folder for each subject. At end of each week, go thru pocket folder and file any papers they won't need again til midterms/finals 7-29-2016 11:55am
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      • do not go through a high school kid's folders! teach him to make it a habit. 7-29-2016 11:57am
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        • I didn't mean for the mom to do it...I meant the kid LOL 7-29-2016 11:58am
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    • an old-fashioned calendar on the wall in plain sight where you write in due dates in big red letters 7-29-2016 11:56am
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  17. Tween/Teen Sea Cliff, LI... Seeking opinions on what it's like to live there 7-27-2016 12:06pm (1 reply)
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    • is that next to glen cove?? 7-27-2016 12:07pm
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  18. Tween/Teen 13 yo DS just had an EKG (Dr. Recommended doing before prescribing any ADHD meds for him). According to Ped, The EKG result said "borderline QT abnormality of unknown...(more) 7-24-2016 1:45am (8 replies)
    significance" She told me to follow up with a Ped cardiologist and that he shouldn't take any stimulant meds. I am very nervous and am reading some very scary things online about this. I am so scared and had no idea! Another thing, he has ADHD and anxiety issues and has complained about chest pains at times in the past, but always thought was related to anxiety...Im so scared now. Anyone's DC have same issue/diagnosis? How do they treat this?
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    • I know a little. It is something in the wave they check for and I think it is rarely significant unless in a person with other major risk factors. Do not get freaked by this 7-24-2016 1:59am
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      • Thanks...I cant help but be nervous but am following up with Cardiologist. 7-24-2016 2:20am
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    • Special Needs board is better for this 7-24-2016 2:59am
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      • It's a question about a an EKG result though. 7-24-2016 3:01am
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        • agree with you, OP. Your question is medical, not special needs. Talk to the cardiologist as of course you will do. Remember the test said "borderline"...(more) 7-24-2016 4:47am
          My DH has genetic issues with heart arrhythmia and is a very healthy man in his 50s who runs half marathons. If your son seems healthy he probably is. Your doctor was absolutely right to ask for an EKG (ours did the same for DD).
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          • ita with this. Borderline means that it is 99% not an issue. I think your ped is referring you to a cardiologist out of an excess of caution, and ONLY because you're considering...(more) 7-24-2016 5:14am
            stimulant medication. Even if he has it, treatment seems to consist of medication designed to regulate the heartbeat, pretty innocuous.
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            • thanks...this puts my mind at ease a bit...have an appt for Ds next week. 7-25-2016 2:15am
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    • Do not rule out lyme. It can mimic ADD/anxiety and effect heart. Google before thinking I am crazy. This happened to my DD. 9-4-2016 4:01pm
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  19. Tween/Teen Help with how sister raises child...(more) 7-22-2016 8:32pm (23 replies)
    So I have recently had to move in with my sister, her husband and their 11 year old son. Im at my wits end seeing how he is raised and want to know if its just me or if something is wrong. 1st off hes never been to school cause shes scared of having him more then 50 feet from her. hes type 1 diabetic and hes allowed to eat anything he wants when he wants 100 times a day even if his blood is 500 and she makes it, brings it to him and caters to every like and dislike of his picky tastes. he plays video games 14 hours a day and if he gets off it hes instantly on his ipad and if that runs down then hes on a laptop. he stays up till 3 am nightly with a device in front of him till he passes out. Sleeps in their bed with them, gets up at 1pm usually and instantly onto the xbox 1. Hollers for his breakfast and drink which she makes. If she takes the dog out he instantly runs out to be next to her side. She cant go anywhere outside without him. There is so much more..please help. Thanks
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    • Move out as soon as possible. 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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      • Ha jinx 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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    • Move out ASAP 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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    • she is raising a future drug addict 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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    • move out 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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      • ^ you can't fix that shit. It's over for him 7-22-2016 8:34pm
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    • Are they unschoolers? 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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      • ^I've actually heard of unschoolers doing this...they bring them food on what they call "monkey trays." The food is all stuff that can be eaten without utensils, so that the child...(more) 7-22-2016 8:35pm
        can keep playing their video games.
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        • I don't think upschooling means playing video games. 7-22-2016 8:39pm
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          • I read it on a site called Radical Unschoolers. They allow the children to direct their own education, so if the child wants to play video games, they let them. 7-22-2016 8:40pm
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            • I know people like this and the kids didn't go to school and played video games all day 7-22-2016 8:41pm
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    • Nothing you can do. Her kid. She decides how to raise him. If he's not getting an education, you can call CPS 7-22-2016 8:33pm
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      • this. but warn her first 7-22-2016 8:36pm
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        • np fuck no don't warn her 7-22-2016 8:40pm
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          • She'll know it's her sister that called. 7-22-2016 8:41pm
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    • Wow, that's really fucked up. Is a father in the picture? 7-22-2016 8:35pm
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    • the blood sugar thing is a CPS call, that is neglect 7-22-2016 8:37pm
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      • This. Causing him intentional harm. 7-22-2016 8:38pm
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    • Is she asking for help? Does she think anything is wrong? 7-22-2016 8:37pm
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    • Why did you move in was it to help? If not I think you should leave if you can 7-22-2016 8:38pm
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    • Do you think your sister has mental problems, like an anxiety disorder? this reminds me of the families on my 600 lb life 7-22-2016 8:42pm
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    • tell us more, what else is going on? 7-22-2016 8:45pm
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      • This sounds incredibly fake. I cannot believe any mom would let their kid have this life. 9-4-2016 4:06pm
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  20. Tween/Teen DS (10yo) has a baseball game on Friday. DH wants to skip it to get together with his friends (which he does almost every Friday). This makes me so mad. But, am I overreacting? 7-21-2016 12:52pm (10 replies)
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    • your dh is a jerk 7-21-2016 12:53pm
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    • I wouldn't go to a fucking 10 yos basketball game. Call me when he's in the nba 7-21-2016 12:54pm
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      • THIS. You don't both need to be there. The world has gone kid crazy. 9-4-2016 4:07pm
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    • You can go as you don't have anything better to do 7-21-2016 12:54pm
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    • I see no reason why DH can't skip it. I skip most of DCs sports events. 7-21-2016 12:55pm
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      • WHY? 7-21-2016 12:57pm
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        • Because they are boring? They are just kids, I don't put that much weight in sports...(more) 7-21-2016 12:58pm
          If he's enjoying himself that's all that matters.
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    • My dh has not attended any of 10yo dd's swim meets. 7-21-2016 12:58pm
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    • Do you get to miss games and go do something fun while he goes to a game? There are so many ball games I don't think it's a big deal once in awhile. But I do think one parent...(more) 7-21-2016 12:59pm
      shouldn't be at the games. It's mandatory in our league until kids are 13. Show support etc
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    • i guess it isn't as big a deal as I thought. Thanks for the reality check! 7-21-2016 1:53pm
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  21. Tween/Teen We usually go away for midwinter break to the islands for one week. Now that dss are going to be in high school we were thinking Christmas break. Is there any difference going in...(more) 7-20-2016 9:08am (8 replies)
    Feb. vs. Dec. other than we won't be spending time with family.
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    • Nope 7-20-2016 9:09am
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    • Only diff is that I want a break in feb. sometimes it's still not crazy cold, no snow in NYC in dec. by feb I'm over it 7-20-2016 9:09am
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    • We had to make the same switch but we do different places not just islands. 7-20-2016 9:10am
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    • To me that's a big difference 7-20-2016 9:13am
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    • The price 7-20-2016 9:15am
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      • not really. feb break vs dec break isn't sich a huge difference. also if you're in private you can go the week before if your break starts Dec 17 and it will be much less...(more) 7-20-2016 9:17am
        expensive than hristmas week
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    • december is the most expensive time 7-20-2016 9:25am
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    • Why can't you go over spring break - what does HS have to do with it? 9-4-2016 4:09pm
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  22. Tween/Teen Never vacationed in my life. I'm 36. I have a 12 year old. Where can we travel under 400 dollars in ny-NJ- Connecticut? Tia 7-19-2016 10:14am (27 replies)
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    • Op- or impossible... Right??:/ 7-19-2016 10:14am
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      • No. You can do an overnight. 7-19-2016 10:16am
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    • You've never been on a vacation? Ever? 7-19-2016 10:14am
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      • Op- never :(. Ds ex takes him never invites me would love but he left me for another they broke up... I look like a sucker to ask 7-19-2016 10:18am
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    • Under 400 dollars? 7-19-2016 10:14am
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    • Camping? 7-19-2016 10:15am
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      • np wow, great idea! 7-19-2016 10:15am
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        • She will spend that$400 in gear. 7-19-2016 10:16am
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          • Borrow gear from friends. 7-19-2016 10:18am
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            • Does she have friends with camping gear? 7-19-2016 10:19am
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              • Negative op bye 7-19-2016 10:21am
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          • Can also rent from REI 7-19-2016 10:58am
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    • go camping. fahnestock is a state park that's nice 7-19-2016 10:15am
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    • You mean one night away? Personally, I'd go to a beach and find a Holiday Inn 10 miles inland to stay overnight. 7-19-2016 10:15am
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    • how much time? 7-19-2016 10:16am
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    • can you do two nights at new hope pa? 7-19-2016 10:18am
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    • how is it possible, no vacation ever- not once? 7-19-2016 10:18am
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      • Op- I swear never. Only Puerto rico at 12 for 7-19-2016 10:19am
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        • A fu real 7-19-2016 10:19am
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        • Funeral for my nana 7-19-2016 10:20am
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    • air b and b a house in a small town in vt or new hampshire. hiking, swimming holes, farm stands. 7-19-2016 10:19am
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    • You can find a decent hotel with a kitchenette in a rural area for $100 a night. 7-19-2016 10:21am
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    • That is one night at the nj shore 7-19-2016 10:25am
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      • Perhaps you need to think outside of your small box. 7-19-2016 10:25am
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        • It is the reality of it, vacations are very expensive. Even the shit hole Embassy Suites in my town is $275 a night 7-19-2016 10:27am
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          • NP I just stayed at a FANTASTIC hotel in Fort Lauderdale for $100 a night and I am a huge hotel snob. You can find good deals, but you have to look 7-19-2016 10:30am
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          • Op- thanks all for this. Ugh, I just got a bill statement... Now it looks I have to hold another month 7-19-2016 10:30am
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  23. Tween/Teen Best beach and close from uptown Manhattan ??? No NJ. Tia 7-19-2016 9:58am (2 replies)
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    • You should post on Toddler, no one uses the tween board 7-19-2016 10:00am
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    • You could go to the fake beach that they call a beach in Greenwich 7-19-2016 10:00am
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  24. Tween/Teen Anyone on know if a suitable playgrpund in CP or anywhere in Manhattan with a playground that a 12 year old would enjoy? Just curious will be in CP today and I rarely go 7-19-2016 9:57am (3 replies)
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    • Hechsler is the biggest and best and has big rocks that are fun. There is one with a very long slide on the East side but I'm not sure exactly where 7-19-2016 9:58am
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      • It's on 67th. That slide is awesome!!!! 7-19-2016 9:59am
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    • Mine loved going to the Rockefeller and Teardrop ones at Battery Park City. The last gasp of childhood. Oh, and Union Square is meant for older kids but it's crammed w littler...(more) 7-19-2016 10:02am
      ones and weirdly dangerous
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  25. Tween/Teen My 12 year ds doesn't want to go out to do anything this summer except for travelling when his dad tKes him next month-single parent here. I want to go to beach he says no park,...(more) 7-19-2016 9:54am (6 replies)
    no, museums (he used to love it), no. Any advice??
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    • Make him go. He will enjoy it. My ds is the same and I make him. 7-19-2016 9:55am
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    • Don't ask. Just do. Or the night before say which would you like to do a beach b museum 7-19-2016 9:55am
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      • He say none of them. I do that... I'm Sooo much fun but he just wants to stay in ac room. 7-19-2016 9:58am
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    • Same. I hate it so so much. I have given up when we are home, but we do have two big vacations where they are very active 7-19-2016 9:58am
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      • Op- I do took give up that is... But I end up staying in a funk. I have no trips from my end :( never vacationed in my life honestly. 7-19-2016 9:59am
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