Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Special Needs...(more) 8-29-2019 11:53am (1 reply)
    How do all the moms out there feel about a special needs singles dance?
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  2. Tween/Teen So, 10 year old dd is a little chubby. we're working on establishing healthier habits with her (healthier foods, more activity...) but anyway - her dad took her to get a new...(more) 8-22-2019 5:41pm (17 replies)
    backpack for school - and it has doughnuts all over it. I was sort of surprised by this.. and felt sort of weird about dd having a weight issue and sporting a backpack with an unhealthy food choice... when I mentioned this to him, he go mad at me and told me that I was going to give dd a complex...how would you feel
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    • Let her be who she is and let her pick out her own backpack 8-22-2019 5:42pm
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    • If it bcokes an issue, you can get her a new one 8-22-2019 5:43pm
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    • You think he should have said, "Um Tallulah you're too fat to have a backpack with donuts on it, pick something else"? 8-22-2019 5:43pm
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      • op: no. i think he could have used another approach, like pointing out other ones that were cool 8-22-2019 5:44pm
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        • and when she said, no dad I like this one? 8-22-2019 5:45pm
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          • op: i get your point. but i'm so worried that kids will say "of course she's chubby. she probably eats 100 doughnuts a day" 8-22-2019 5:47pm
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            • i get that but really what was he supposed to do? 8-22-2019 5:47pm
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              • op: i don't know :-( 8-22-2019 5:47pm
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            • Np they won’t 8-22-2019 5:49pm
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              • unless she's like "the" fat kid. then they might. 8-22-2019 5:51pm
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    • Just want you to know that almost all 10yo kids are a little chubby 8-22-2019 5:44pm
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      • op: well then mine is a little more. honestly, in her school, all of the girls in her class this past year were very skinny. 8-22-2019 5:45pm
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    • Is she HUGE or just a bit chubby? 8-22-2019 5:46pm
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      • the ped suggested she lost 10-15 lbs 8-22-2019 5:47pm
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        • Ugh - that's tough. Say nothing about the backpack but if she chooses to change it, allow it. Make up a better excuse like choosing one w/ more pockets or more space etc 8-22-2019 5:48pm
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          • oh i would definitely allow it! 8-22-2019 5:49pm
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    • I saw that backpack. It’s cute. 8-22-2019 5:49pm
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  3. Tween/Teen If you had to choose short but fat, or long but skinny, which would you choose> 8-22-2019 5:30pm (16 replies)
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    • for what? dicks? 8-22-2019 5:31pm
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      • yes, or cucumbers 8-22-2019 5:31pm
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    • Do you really think this is understandable? 8-22-2019 5:32pm
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      • are you going to answer 8-22-2019 5:33pm
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        • Answer what? There is no comprehensible question posted. 8-22-2019 5:33pm
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          • or for pete's sake. just be creative. 8-22-2019 5:34pm
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            • Idiotic post 8-22-2019 5:35pm
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    • I honestly dont know what is considered fat or skinny. Ive been with 4 guys and they all were shockingly similar in size even though the men weren't 8-22-2019 5:36pm
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    • Trolls gona troll 8-22-2019 5:37pm
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    • There is not much choice when it comes to being born with genetics determining stature 8-22-2019 5:38pm
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      • so the question is just dumb 8-22-2019 5:38pm
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      • The more important thing to consider is a healthy BMI for your height 8-22-2019 5:39pm
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        • But stupid trolls can't process a thought like that 8-22-2019 5:39pm
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          • And because their brain doesn't work right they become trolls to fill their days doing "something" 8-22-2019 5:40pm
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    • How short? 8-22-2019 5:49pm
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  4. Tween/Teen Moved from the city to bergen county. I'm having a really hard time dealing with the lack of diversity. my kids went from having every possible race/religion/culture in their...(more) 8-22-2019 5:29pm (12 replies)
    classes to WHITE and christian. it makes me really sad.
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    • Move back 8-22-2019 5:30pm
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      • i can't. we literally just moved here. 8-22-2019 5:31pm
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    • Did you look into this before moving? We were looking for diversity and sought that out. 8-22-2019 5:33pm
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      • I did... but I guess we forgot 8-22-2019 5:34pm
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    • Are you white? 8-22-2019 5:34pm
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      • yes 8-22-2019 5:35pm
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      • Of course she is. Else she would have looked into this more before moving 8-22-2019 5:35pm
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    • not even JEWS?? where Ridgewood? Franklin Lakes? Saddle River? 8-22-2019 5:38pm
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      • Bergen Co most jewish town is Tenafly. 8-22-2019 5:39pm
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      • ramsey? 8-22-2019 5:42pm
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    • so confused...why does it make you sad? You must have know this before moving. Should have chosen Montclair or other town know for diversity if this is important to you. 9-3-2019 9:48pm
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  5. Tween/Teen It was a cold night tonight, my daughter and I were the only ones in winter coats...(more) 8-4-2019 12:22am (3 replies)
    Everyone else was dressed in practically bathing suits
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    • where they hell are you? 8-4-2019 12:22am
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  6. Tween/Teen Just moved from Florida to Michigan, how to prepare for winter?...(more) 8-3-2019 3:59pm (79 replies)
    Myself, my husband, and my two kids (15&12 years old, a girl and a boy)
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    • Snow tires, coats, gloves, under garments. 8-3-2019 4:01pm
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      • We have an SUV, son I’m not worried about the vehicle, more so the winter clothes 8-3-2019 4:03pm
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      • NP: Undergarments? 8-3-2019 4:03pm
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        • What? 8-3-2019 4:04pm
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          • Why does she need an different undergarments? She did nto ask for ski clothes. 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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            • Might want thermals if outside a long time 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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            • If they help us stay warmer I’m all for it! 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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              • Will you be planning to spend a lot of time outdoors in the cold? You wil probably drive from place to place. 8-3-2019 4:06pm
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                • The kids will most likely walk to school 8-3-2019 4:07pm
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                  • How far? 8-3-2019 4:08pm
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                    • 25-30 minute walk 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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                      • That’s crazy. Why no bus? 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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                      • They will be fine in jeans. They need boots. 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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                        • your 15 yo drives? and takes siblings too? 8-3-2019 4:12pm
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                          • Sorry read it as 17 and 15 for some reason 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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                  • You seriously think that kids in Michigan wear long johns to school every day? 8-3-2019 4:08pm
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                    • Mine probably will 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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                      • That might be weird inside during gym 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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        • Thermals 8-3-2019 4:04pm
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          • Thermal underwear? 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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            • Yes 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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              • Any brands in particular? 8-3-2019 4:06pm
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        • What? 8-3-2019 4:04pm
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    • Have you lived in Florida your entire life? 8-3-2019 4:05pm
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      • Florida and Georgia 8-3-2019 4:06pm
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        • Oh okay. Just warm clothing. Long sleeves, long pants, warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, sweats, boots, etc 8-3-2019 4:07pm
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          • I hate when people say “long pants”. The word pants implies, well, pants. 8-3-2019 4:07pm
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          • I’ve started buying some online and have already spent like 3 thousand, how are they so expensive? 8-3-2019 4:08pm
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            • What is they? 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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              • I’ve gotten parkas for the whole family so far 8-3-2019 4:09pm
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                • I think you’re jumping the gun a bit 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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                  • How so? 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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                    • It’s early August 8-3-2019 4:11pm
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                      • Better to prepare early I thought 8-3-2019 4:12pm
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                • For $750 each? 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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                  • A little more, I got Canada goose 8-3-2019 4:11pm
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                    • Columbia would have been a better choice 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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                • So you spent an average of $750 on each parka? Did yo uknow that most teens do not like wearing coats? 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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                  • Well mine are going to wear theirs 8-3-2019 4:11pm
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                    • I hope your son doesn't go through a growth spurt. 8-3-2019 4:13pm
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                      • I thought about that, so I got a size or two up 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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                    • So fucking funny. Most people living in the area will outfit their whole family with one coat, half of 1, and be warm. 8-3-2019 4:15pm
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                      • What do you mean? 8-3-2019 4:16pm
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                      • Most people living in the area didn’t move from Florida. 8-3-2019 4:37pm
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                        • Yeah I expect that to be the case 8-3-2019 4:41pm
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    • Snow boots for sure and snow pants for anyone wanting to tube or any sledding etc 8-3-2019 4:06pm
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      • I’ve been looking at snow boots and snow pants, any brands you would recommend? 8-3-2019 4:10pm
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        • For women sorells are great but heavy. You can go moderate with snow pants. Lands end or llbean or target or dicks 8-3-2019 4:11pm
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          • Thanks! I already got Canada goose parkas and those cost a fortune 8-3-2019 4:12pm
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    • Water resistant gloves/hats for snow. I love Sorell snow boots. Layers are good. 8-3-2019 4:08pm
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    • chicago mom and waterproof winter boots, gloves, hat over ears - these things matter. However, teens ime don't wear any of it 8-3-2019 4:12pm
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      • What do you mean they don’t wear it? Mine definitely will 8-3-2019 4:13pm
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        • This a weird troll 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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        • Ha ha ha, wait and see 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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          • What 8-3-2019 4:16pm
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          • ITA, mine will wear winter coat - as long as it's not too big and heavy. They will wear hat and gloves if they haven't lost them. If they have, they go without and don't care....(more) 8-3-2019 4:17pm
            Winter boots are never worn unless skiing, sledding, etc. Not on a reg school day
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            • NP: Mine will wear boots on the worst days only because they actually do have to walk about 20 minutes. Light weight insulated jacket. 8-3-2019 4:19pm
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              • What kind of boots and jackets? 8-3-2019 4:20pm
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            • What kind of coat? 8-3-2019 4:19pm
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              • North Face type nothing long 8-3-2019 4:28pm
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                • We have some of those right now, brought them over from Florida 8-3-2019 4:32pm
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          • Np. When they’ve spent their whole life in Florida and then move to Michigan- they’ll wear stuff the first year. They’ll be freezing by sept 1. My kids were in sweatpants in...(more) 8-3-2019 4:35pm
            August our first year up north.
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    • I moved from Florida to a cold climate a few years ago. Highly recommend Lands End jacket (Expedition Down Parka). Sale for 50% off right now. 8-3-2019 4:13pm
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      • I bought Canada goose parkas for everyone 8-3-2019 4:14pm
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        • Where in Michigan are you moving? 8-3-2019 4:18pm
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          • Upper peninsula 8-3-2019 4:19pm
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            • Canada Goose will be very elite there 8-3-2019 4:27pm
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    • You need something for the ice and snow that will get all over your car 8-3-2019 4:28pm
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      • We actually have an SUV, so I’m not worried about the car 8-3-2019 4:31pm
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        • You will get snow and ice on your csr, it's not immune because of its size 8-3-2019 4:43pm
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    • Do you have a wood stove or fireplace? Otherwise make sure you’re setting aside money for your heating bill. BTDT :) 8-3-2019 4:31pm
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      • ^^oh and fleece lined jeans. (Or leggings or work pants. They make them all fleece lined) 8-3-2019 4:32pm
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        • Where do they have those 8-3-2019 4:42pm
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          • Llbean, target sells them too. Kohl’s. I’ve seen them lots of places. 8-3-2019 4:50pm
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  7. Tween/Teen Do you know of any drive in movie theaters 8-1-2019 12:20pm (8 replies)
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    • how many are actually left? one in new england? 8-1-2019 12:20pm
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    • There’s one in Warwick 8-1-2019 12:21pm
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    • I went to one in the Catskills a couple of years ago while on vacation. I don’t remember the town. 8-1-2019 12:22pm
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    • where you live? 8-1-2019 12:22pm
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      • Fairfield ct 8-1-2019 12:27pm
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    • Mendon, MA 8-1-2019 12:22pm
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    • The one near us recently closed down. So sad, but truth is we went there only once in the last 15 years. Great nostalgic idea but really hard to compete with the new movie houses...(more) 8-1-2019 12:23pm
      with reclining seats.
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    • I think there’s one in Hyde Park, NY 8-1-2019 12:32pm
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  8. Tween/Teen If you hd been a sahm but wanted a job with healthcare by June wwyd? 8-1-2019 12:12pm (20 replies)
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    • by next june? 8-1-2019 12:13pm
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      • Okay next September. 8-1-2019 12:17pm
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    • when is the last time i worked? skills? contacts? 8-1-2019 12:13pm
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    • skills, backgroung? when most recently emplyed 8-1-2019 12:13pm
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      • I was thinking of volunteering to get some stuff to talk about and contacts. I have a $ cushion but situation has changed. 8-1-2019 12:15pm
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    • What are your skills? Did you ever have s real job! How long ago 8-1-2019 12:13pm
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      • 10 years ago! Have an MBA but no real contacts anymore. 8-1-2019 12:14pm
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        • what do you want to do in healthcare? start informal networking - coffees, lunches 8-1-2019 12:16pm
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          • NP i think she means with insurance 8-1-2019 12:16pm
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          • No I eventually need to get healthcare. I find healthcare boring! 8-1-2019 12:16pm
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            • got it - read to fast. still start inviting people to connect with you and catch up on the market where you are 8-1-2019 12:17pm
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    • go get a CNA license and a job, and then plan to start nursing school 8-1-2019 12:14pm
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    • with healthcare/insurance or IN healthcare? 8-1-2019 12:16pm
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      • With insurance. 8-1-2019 12:18pm
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    • volunteer at a healthcare org, meet people, learn the culture. 8-1-2019 12:20pm
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    • learn how to write more clearly b/c everyonethinks you want to work IN HEALTHCARE 8-1-2019 12:20pm
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      • i undestood it 8-1-2019 12:28pm
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    • rewrite this post on toddler 8-1-2019 12:27pm
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    • MBA is pretty broad. Was it more marketing or more quant? 8-1-2019 12:37pm
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  9. Tween/Teen FREE Open House ASD PlayGroup...(more) 7-31-2019 11:31am (0 replies)
    Good afternoon ALL parents! I wanted to share with ALL families for children with ASD that there is a FREE Open House this Saturday afternoon (August 3rd) from 11am-2pm. Come check out Lawrence Hall (located here in Chicago's own Albany Park) NEW afterschool program!! Play opportunities include Structured Play Music Therapy Arts and Crafts Socialization Groups Our program is fully staffed with professionals from the following disciplines: Special Education, General Education and Music Therapy. We’re excited to welcome your family to ConnectPlay! Please email Renee directly at Lawrence Hall with any comments/questions you may have: rlehocky@lawrencehall.org 773-320-1626
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  10. Tween/Teen Ed consultant...(more) 7-27-2019 5:31pm (1 reply)
    Any recs for education consultant for therapeutic or wilderness programs in northeast ?
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    • Current school should help with this 7-27-2019 5:32pm
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  12. Tween/Teen - no subject -...(more) 7-27-2019 5:27pm (0 replies)
    Looking for
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  13. Tween/Teen Education consultant...(more) 7-27-2019 5:27pm (0 replies)
    Looking for Ed consultant
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  14. Tween/Teen Anyone know of a chess camp for teens in Manhattan? 7-14-2019 8:18am (0 replies)
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  15. Tween/Teen We got 2 dogs 2 yrs ago. Obviously due to kids begging for them. Shortly after getting the puppies the kids as expected had to be forced into taking care of them. Also obviously...(more) 7-10-2019 6:52am (9 replies)
    Dh and I took care of them more and more. Both puppies got very attached to me and dh. Is it possible that the kids are jealous of the dogs as our attention is now split between them and dogs?
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    • How old are dc? 7-10-2019 6:54am
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      • Now 13/15. Got puppies when they were 11/13 7-10-2019 6:56am
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    • Perhaps you should give your children more attention than your dogs FFS 7-10-2019 6:57am
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    • This sounds really horrible and unhealthy 7-10-2019 6:57am
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    • Yes it always happens 7-10-2019 6:58am
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    • WHy would your attention be “split “? 7-10-2019 6:58am
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    • how much attention do the dogs get? 7-10-2019 6:59am
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    • I find this scenario unusual. Dogs need attention, but not the same kind as kids. Once they’re two, they have a routine. 7-10-2019 6:59am
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    • yes!! BTDT 7-10-2019 7:02am
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  16. Tween/Teen A teen who does not cooperate 90% of the time and could not care less about consequences 100% of the time. How would you become a more effective parent. Need to hear things other...(more) 7-10-2019 6:44am (9 replies)
    parents have done. My brain is such a fog and I am not sure how to approach. Started therapy but I guess I am not there yet in terms if knowing how to deal.
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    • Is it just a bad attitude OR is the teen making really bad decisions/dangerousness? 7-10-2019 6:50am
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      • Bad attitude mostly but some stupid decisions. Nothing dangerous but just majes bo sense. I think natural consequences would be best but she is too unmotivated so not much I can...(more) 7-10-2019 6:54am
        do in terms of rewards/ lack of reward if bot done.
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    • how old, and how long has it been like this? 7-10-2019 7:08am
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      • ^^also, is there another parent in the household? How about siblings? 7-10-2019 7:09am
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    • Send teen on an excursion / outward bound type thing...no options 7-10-2019 7:20am
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      • How will that help op’s kid? 7-10-2019 7:32am
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    • she needs a ton of structure 7-10-2019 7:21am
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    • How old? How serious are we talking? I teach at an alternative HS in NYC - it's often the last ditch before teens drop out and many have a plethora of issues much like what you've...(more) 7-10-2019 7:59am
      mentioned.Often,their lack of participation leads to an underlying thing - potentially connected to mental health and self medication with drug use. Also, when teens get older you really can't control them like you used to - you can only model the right thing to do and provide unconditional love/open door - it's a really scary time for so many parents. My two aren't there yet (my older one is getting there) - my sister's kids are also very challenging.
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  17. Tween/Teen My dh is constantly listening to the same song over and over again. Several dozen times in a row. Then he will play it and sing it. He is not a musician. I truly believe he has...(more) 7-4-2019 8:26am (35 replies)
    Some sort of a mental disorder. Or do I for being annoyed by this. He won’t stop. It stresses me out.
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    • Divorce him ASAP and find someone who isn't a total loser. 7-4-2019 8:27am
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      • DHASAPAFSWINATL 7-4-2019 8:38am
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    • Ive always done this. If i love the song i just want to,listen and sing along. I put it on repeat. Has nothing to do with adhd 7-4-2019 8:28am
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      • np and how about if someone else doesn't want to hear it over and over, would you stop? 7-4-2019 8:29am
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        • Well thats a totally different issue. Thats respect and consideration. Focus on the problem. Address that. 7-4-2019 8:29am
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          • would you stop, yes or no 7-4-2019 8:30am
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            • If i was asked to tirn something off i would either do that or get earphoens. This has nothing to,do,with a song playing over and over. 7-4-2019 8:33am
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              • He sings it! And olays guitar singing it. Then plays it on YouTube. Then its repeated multiple times a day for many days and weeks and months. 7-4-2019 8:35am
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                • Well, thats totally different. Hes practicing and performing. He knows /likes one song and he is perfecting it. Thatbrequires being played over and over. 7-4-2019 8:36am
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                  • np um, you don't see ANY element of some OCD in this, at all? 7-4-2019 8:37am
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                    • No. Hes practicing a song. How do you think that wotks exactly? 7-4-2019 8:38am
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                      • several times a day for weeks and months? how long does it take you to learn a song? 7-4-2019 8:43am
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                        • Yes several times a day for weeks and months then you play it bc you like it....(more) 7-4-2019 8:48am
                          Why do you hate him so much?
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                • ^^^ the lack of respect is due to him having some sort of a disorder I think... 7-4-2019 8:37am
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                  • Oh come on. You dislike him. Deal with that without making him disordered 7-4-2019 8:39am
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                    • np he is also disordered, get real here 7-4-2019 8:43am
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                      • He is not. Do you play music, piano, guitar, anything? 7-4-2019 8:48am
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                        • he isn't a musician, she said... 7-4-2019 8:53am
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            • He won’t stop... I ask him. No respect but expects it in return 7-4-2019 8:33am
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              • That is my point. That is the issue to focus on, not the song or how many times it has played. Thats irrelevant. 7-4-2019 8:35am
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                • Yes. I jnow. I have no idea how to get through to him on that point. I have considered leaving him not because of the song replay but lack of respect 7-4-2019 8:36am
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                  • I think you have bigger problems. Are you unahppoy in general? 7-4-2019 8:37am
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            • Frankly, you sound rather unpleasant. 7-4-2019 8:34am
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              • Who? 7-4-2019 8:35am
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                • Whoever wrote would you stop yes or no 7-4-2019 8:38am
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                  • i feel the same about you. you dismissed op's concern immediately. i don't care for you much either 7-4-2019 8:44am
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                    • That works out then. You can just move along. 7-4-2019 8:49am
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      • ^^ not adhd, sorry. Has nothing to do with a mental disorder. Why would you even think thay? 7-4-2019 8:29am
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      • He has been playing the same song daily for weeks now. The same exact song. 7-4-2019 8:31am
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    • what song is it? 7-4-2019 8:30am
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    • that would drive me insane. i am a bit mental though 7-4-2019 8:30am
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    • I'll do that in the car on occasion. But only if I'm alone; I'd feel silly doing that in front of someone else. What's the song? 7-4-2019 8:34am
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      • i feel like i cannot pass judgement until i know the song 7-4-2019 8:44am
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  18. Tween/Teen If someone you are in a relationship with makes snide remarks such as “you miss me already”....(more) 7-2-2019 6:23pm (8 replies)
    Whats the best response to stop the snide and let the person know that being sincere is preferable.
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    • That’s not snide. It sounds like they are trying to be cute 7-2-2019 6:24pm
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      • This. And you should split up. 7-2-2019 6:25pm
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    • That's snide? 7-2-2019 6:24pm
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      • Yes. If said in a sarcastic tone. Yes. 7-2-2019 6:26pm
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    • i am worth the wait. and also i think you're with the wrong person 7-2-2019 6:25pm
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    • i wouldn’t see that as snide 7-2-2019 6:28pm
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    • Not when you act like this... 7-2-2019 6:35pm
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    • Yeah, you wish... 7-10-2019 7:22am
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  19. Tween/Teen Would this be mean or justified. 15 yo does not do chores. She loses privileges such as internet. She is obsessed with watching movies. 7-2-2019 8:19am (8 replies)
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    • What chores? And BTW, NY Times had a study that showed that girls are expected to do more chores than boys 7-2-2019 8:20am
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      • np. as long as OP isn't assigning more chores to her DD than to her DS, that point is irrelevant 7-2-2019 8:21am
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        • she should think about it 7-2-2019 8:56am
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    • I feel like I failed this part of parenting. My kids do almost no chores. However, they are pretty self-sufficient. I guess I got lucky. 7-2-2019 8:21am
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      • long term may be different. they need resonsibilities 7-2-2019 8:24am
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      • they might be self sufficient but they dont contribute to the household? 7-2-2019 8:48am
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    • Neither. Set the expectation, but better to help structure the expectation than punish for failure to do it. For example, set a time a day in which she does it so there's not...(more) 7-2-2019 8:22am
      question of procrastination. This is your job and you will do it at this time.
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      • ^^and involve her in coming up with a time/strategy that works for both of you. 7-2-2019 8:22am
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  20. Tween/Teen Looking for a resort/hotel within driving distance NYC on a beach with possibly a boardwalk or something for my teen sons to do at night. TIA 6-26-2019 3:56pm (0 replies)
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  21. Tween/Teen Why being a parent to a teen such torture! My 15 yo was recently diagnosed with ADHD and started medication about a week ago. Her declining grades prompted the doctor ‘s visit...(more) 6-10-2019 8:45pm (17 replies)
    and the Dx. But she always had attention issues but not as pronounced as in HS. Here comes the dilemma... the HS she is in has a challenging curriculum and was not her first choice. She always wanted to be at a different HS where many of her friends went. Also I think she fot sidetracked with boy stuff (nothing serious) at her current HS which further made her grades to go down. Conflict in family due to declining grades made her resentful towards us and has been pretty miserable at home for the past 6 months. So she is a bit depressed. Anyway. She expressed interest to see if we can try the school she originally wanted to go to and have an appointment there already. Obviously no guarantee with that but will try. Her current commute is about 75min long so we can transfer based on that as a hardship. Today she tells me she will really miss her current Hs and now has conflicting feelings about the two schools.
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    • ^^^I want to ensure she consciously decides w/o steering her based on wha 6-10-2019 8:45pm
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      • T I would do in her place. 6-10-2019 8:45pm
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        • I am in the same boat with my DS, he is switching schools but very ambivalent about it, plus has ADHD which has been more of a a challenge in HS 6-10-2019 8:50pm
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          • Why is he switching 6-10-2019 8:54pm
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      • You're on a roll tonight, Moronica 6-10-2019 8:45pm
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        • No need for your pleasantries. Asswipica 6-10-2019 8:54pm
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    • Where on earth do you find these to cut and paste? 6-10-2019 8:46pm
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    • Do you think the other school is a better fit for her? 6-10-2019 8:47pm
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      • The other school is smaller. Better may be. But have no definitive proof 6-10-2019 8:53pm
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        • You can try and see if you have the option. Perhaps she'd be more agreeable if she felt you were doing something to help her be an environment better suited to her. Are these nyc...(more) 6-10-2019 8:55pm
          schools?
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          • Yes. Nyc. I think right now is her option to choose which way to proceed. Most likely the new school would take her but if she starts doubting her wishes i am not sure how to help...(more) 6-10-2019 8:58pm
            Her decide.
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            • Tell us about her needs / interests and which school you're thinking of transferring to ... might be able to help more 6-10-2019 8:59pm
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              • I don’t want to out myself but she is in an intense and challenging environment now with way too many options to choose from. The new school is a quarter size of current and...(more) 6-10-2019 9:05pm
                focuses on humanities mostly. Current school Commute is over an hour and new would be about 45 min end and to end. Both schools have friends. Both have a sport she is into.
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                • Seems worth switching IMO. 6-10-2019 9:06pm
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                  • ^but yes she needs to be on board. Help her make a pros and cons list 6-10-2019 9:06pm
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  22. Tween/Teen This post has been deleted. 6-6-2019 9:10pm (0 replies)
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  23. Tween/Teen This post has been deleted. 6-6-2019 8:48pm (14 replies)
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    • So he thought the child was his? 6-6-2019 8:49pm
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    • The kid is his 6-6-2019 8:49pm
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    • did he raise her? 6-6-2019 8:54pm
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    • so then she is not a baby momma. 6-6-2019 8:56pm
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    • how old is the child now? does he love her and does she think he's her dad? 6-6-2019 8:58pm
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    • Christ, when I became addicted to UB I had no idea I would drop 4 socio-economic class levels and find myself here. 6-6-2019 8:58pm
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  24. Tween/Teen How much are boarding schools and is there a way to get into one free? 5-22-2019 2:06pm (13 replies)
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    • bitch please 5-22-2019 2:06pm
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    • Mine would be about 50, but I pay 15 because dd plays a sport 5-22-2019 2:07pm
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      • Wow. Thats a lot. 5-22-2019 2:08pm
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        • I am including ALL the extras 5-22-2019 2:08pm
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    • 1. boarding schools like colleges have a range of costs. 2. some offer full rides to kids they really want (minorities and athletes). 5-22-2019 2:08pm
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      • Any schools that help correct kids behaviors? 5-22-2019 2:09pm
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        • there are boarding schools for kids with behavior issues and but I doubt highly they would offer significant aid because they are not looking to recruit star kids. 5-22-2019 2:11pm
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        • Differnt animal than the boarding schools discussed here 5-22-2019 2:12pm
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    • Depends. Ds is going to Lawrenceville in the fall and it's 60k. There is definitely financial aid, and I'd imagine it would be pretty close to free if you qualified. 5-22-2019 2:09pm
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      • Whats the criteria for financial aid 5-22-2019 2:10pm
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        • i wouldnt know, sorry 5-22-2019 2:10pm
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      • ^ we don't of course. 5-22-2019 2:10pm
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  25. Tween/Teen What if any legal rights do parents have when dealing with stubborn but naive children....(more) 5-22-2019 1:45pm (17 replies)
    My dh is panicking about our 15yo dd who is going down a possibly wrong path of self destruction.
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    • you have authority to set rules for living in your home as long as they are not abusive to the child. 5-22-2019 1:48pm
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      • We have. She does not listen. He has no clue how to be patient. They constantly argue. He expects me to fix everything and tell him its all going to be alright. He is so clueless...(more) 5-22-2019 1:50pm
        I am starting by an appointment with a psychiatrist. I have no idea either and getting help while he just panics
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        • your dh needs therapy. i have no idea what is wrong iwth your child so cant speak to that. but family therapy with a licensed family therapist is maybe also warranted 5-22-2019 1:51pm
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          • I am visiting a psych tomorrow to give her background information. My dd and I are going next week. 5-22-2019 1:52pm
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            • what are your suspicions about your kid? isnt it possible she is just testing you guys and acting out but is not in need of psychiatry? maybe if you and your dh get it goether and...(more) 5-22-2019 1:54pm
              he stops panicking and becomes an authority figure that might help matters.
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              • I am not suspicious of her. He is incapable of being authority as he acts childish himself. I am seeking help where I can make the right changes for dd so she understands to...(more) 5-22-2019 2:03pm
                follow rules, etc.
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                • I even considered leaving him for the sake of her and my sanity 5-22-2019 2:04pm
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    • ^^^need to know in otherwords if there are any authorities that he can turn to to help him understand how to get her back on track. 5-22-2019 1:48pm
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      • in what way is this child off track taht you cannot control? does the kid go to school? or leave home and not come back for 3 days 5-22-2019 1:49pm
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        • She does poorly at school. Stays late after school for no reason. 5-22-2019 1:51pm
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          • pick her up at the end of the school day or make her ride bus home? dont let her hang out for no reason. 5-22-2019 1:52pm
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            • I told him that. I think he is a bit dumb if he expected for things to be fixed without some level of effort on his part. 5-22-2019 1:53pm
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              • be a unified front. set rules. dont argue with her for the sake of getting the last word. very common issue. i tell my dh this constantly. let her have the last word. set the rule...(more) 5-22-2019 1:55pm
                and walk away
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                • He is in his own way to do so. Way too disorganized. I am trying though 5-22-2019 2:01pm
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    • Are you all in counseling - i.e. DBT or some other therapies? 5-22-2019 1:51pm
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      • Starting counseling. What is dbt? 5-22-2019 1:51pm
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        • Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Google it; it's quite interesting. 5-22-2019 1:55pm
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