Tween/Teen

  1. Tween/Teen Wharton Moneyball Academy -- anyone have experience with it? 3-1-2022 9:06pm (2 replies)
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    • Wasn’t great online last year. Hopefully, will be in person this year and better 3-1-2022 9:07pm
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      • DS did the one-week online camp last summer and liked that, and was just admitted to the 3-week in person academy. It's right up his alley, the only academc camp I can imagine...(more) 3-1-2022 9:14pm
        him doing, but it's expensieve..
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  2. Tween/Teen Sent my sister flowers for her anniversary on Friday, they were basically droopy and dead by Monday. What do florists usually do? Replace them? Refund me? Any experience with...(more) 3-1-2022 6:16pm (1 reply)
    this situation? TIA
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    • That is typical though. How do you know they are droopy, did she tell you? 3-1-2022 6:34pm
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  3. Tween/Teen So sick of my teen and her b.s. 3-1-2022 8:15am (1 reply)
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    • Gods way of letting you let her go ;) 3-1-2022 8:25am
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  4. Tween/Teen Is Fairfield prep in CT a top tier school? 2-28-2022 2:08pm (0 replies)
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  6. Tween/Teen This post has been deleted. 2-22-2022 4:59pm (5 replies)
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    • In my town, you are allowed to brag about anything but academics. 2-22-2022 5:04pm
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    • I don't do it but don't see an issue. Are your kids not sporty? 2-22-2022 5:04pm
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      • Yes, they actually play sports with the DCs whose parents brag, and that’s why I find it so irritating....(more) 2-22-2022 5:06pm
        Their kids aren’t even all that good. The people whose kids are actually good don’t do this stuff.
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        • Don't let that bother you 2-22-2022 5:07pm
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    • parental bragging is one of the few legit uses of social media, IMO. You want annoying? You should see the mom in my town who posts "feeling cute" selfies almost daily 2-22-2022 5:08pm
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  7. Tween/Teen Thoughts on York prep for DS with ADHD? 2-21-2022 9:09pm (3 replies)
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    • do you live in Manhattan? 2-21-2022 9:10pm
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    • "The Gift of Dyslexia" is a great book. 2-21-2022 9:15pm
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    • Is he coming from a SN school or mainstream? 2-21-2022 9:16pm
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  8. Tween/Teen Is Fairfield Prep a good school? Is it top tier? I have a B+ middle schooler 2-21-2022 8:57pm (3 replies)
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    • No. 2-21-2022 9:02pm
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      • it’s no good? Why? 2-21-2022 9:08pm
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    • If you live south of Stamford, check out Fordham prep. Easy to get to via metro north. 2-21-2022 9:04pm
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  9. Tween/Teen Bassoon Teacher...(more) 2-19-2022 5:33pm (3 replies)
    My child wants to learn how to play the bassoon. Does anyone know where I can find a private teacher in NYC?
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    • Jan? 2-19-2022 5:34pm
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    • There's a bassoon teacher at Diller Quaile 2-19-2022 5:36pm
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      • Thanks. Do you know the name? 2-19-2022 5:45pm
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  10. Tween/Teen Mellow private schools in NJ...(more) 2-15-2022 3:27pm (0 replies)
    Looking for a more mellow, not super competitive high school in NJ. Public school in area is very competitive. Looking for smaller class sizes and engaged teachers over being slammed with homework and AP and Ivy focus culture. Does this unicorn exist? Looking at schools like Gill St Bernard, Seton Hall Prep, Union Catholic, Wardlaw-Hartridge. Any others in the general area? Thanks!
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  11. Tween/Teen Have you ever confronted a friend about an issue? how do you do that? 2-10-2022 2:37pm (15 replies)
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    • no. 2-10-2022 2:38pm
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    • yes and it didn't go well. It, did, however reveal her to be a total tool 2-10-2022 2:38pm
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    • I never confron anybody. I leave if I am uncomfortable about something 2-10-2022 2:39pm
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      • same 2-10-2022 2:39pm
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      • me too, however I see this person all the time. and she acts extra nice. it's weird. 2-10-2022 2:41pm
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    • yes - directly, in writing only because of the circumstance and timing. We then talked it over, and remained friendly but not friends. 2-10-2022 2:39pm
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    • it's risky so you have to be careful in your wording, if you want to keep the friendship 2-10-2022 2:39pm
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    • no, i'm not a confrontational person. a friend once confronted me about why i was distancing myself from her, but that's as close as i've ever gotten to that kind of thing 2-10-2022 2:40pm
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    • Yes and I did it over lots of drinks and gently eased into the "issue" without making her feel so bad that she would shut it down or leave 2-10-2022 2:40pm
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      • I like the idea of drinks. 2-10-2022 2:49pm
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    • solve issues when they are small. 2-10-2022 2:40pm
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    • what's the issue? 2-10-2022 2:40pm
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      • kind of inconsiderate. has said critical things about my dd and others. 2-10-2022 2:44pm
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        • np: that needs a conversation immediately 2-10-2022 2:46pm
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    • This post has been deleted. 2-10-2022 2:43pm
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  12. Tween/Teen Tell me about Cheeca Lodge in the Keys 2-9-2022 5:48pm (9 replies)
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    • Never been and have no desire 2-9-2022 5:50pm
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    • HATED IT. I recommended Playa Largo on another thread. Stayed at both on the same trip 2-9-2022 5:51pm
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      • when did you go and why did you hate? 2-9-2022 5:51pm
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        • last year. I called it a No resort. Every request was declined or ignored. They didn't clear tables, they didn't have towels, you asked for assistance and were mostly ignored. 2-9-2022 5:52pm
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          • ^^our room was nice. 2-9-2022 5:53pm
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            • pool too small 2-9-2022 5:53pm
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              • ok, thanks for hte heads up. did you take advantage of kayaks, paddleboards, etc? 2-9-2022 5:55pm
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                • we didn't. when I went to use a bicycle the hours were extremely limited so I couldn't use it when I wanted it. 2-9-2022 5:56pm
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    • Try Sunset Key 2-9-2022 5:54pm
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  13. Tween/Teen Tell me about Cheeca Lodge in the Keys 2-9-2022 5:47pm (1 reply)
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    • Very nice, but Beach not great. Have kayaks etc 2-9-2022 6:32pm
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  14. Tween/Teen SHSAT prep recommendations in manhattan? (not Kweller)...(more) 2-9-2022 9:03am (5 replies)
    Would love to sign my kid up for an in-person course if possible. But high-quality online group class would be ok. princeton review?
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    • We used Manu at bespoke for shshat and ssat. Ssat score was quite good 2-9-2022 9:04am
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      • thanks! private tutoring or a class? 2-9-2022 11:02am
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    • I don’t know what their results are like but Tutorverse is one that is often used. 2-9-2022 9:04am
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      • We used them. DC's score went from 520s to 600s. 2-9-2022 9:10am
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  15. Tween/Teen What are trendy brands for 16 year old boys? 2-7-2022 6:52pm (4 replies)
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    • Preppy, flashy or surf/skate? 2-7-2022 6:52pm
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    • 16 yos aren't standard issue. Personality and style comes into play. Give us some details 2-7-2022 6:56pm
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  16. Tween/Teen Please share your experiences at Cheeca Lodge in Florida Keys. 2-2-2022 5:36pm (0 replies)
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  17. Tween/Teen Cheeca Lodge in the Keys? Feedback please. Already booked but looking ahead.. 2-2-2022 5:35pm (3 replies)
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    • It was ok 2-2-2022 5:36pm
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      • they had golf, pools, etc. I wouldn't say its the nicest place, but it was fun with the kids 2-2-2022 5:37pm
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      • np- this. Went once years ago. No rush to go back 2-2-2022 5:37pm
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  18. Tween/Teen Friend of mine, his ds got deferred decision from ED (Ivey). Is that neutral or bad sign? 1-30-2022 7:24pm (15 replies)
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    • Neutral minus 1-30-2022 7:24pm
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      • OP: unfortunately my friend is neurotic. It must not have been easy on him and dw 1-30-2022 7:26pm
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        • It’s much harder now. Most kids who are deferred get rejected. 1-30-2022 7:30pm
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    • Which Ivy? If Princeton then yes. They defer everyone. 1-30-2022 7:25pm
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      • ^Mraning bad sign. 1-30-2022 7:26pm
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      • Yale 1-30-2022 7:26pm
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        • My DC was deferred last year and eventually got in but did not go. 1-30-2022 7:27pm
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          • he must have better option. Good for him! 1-30-2022 7:28pm
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            • First choice was always Princeton, they did not have early action last year so had to wait until March to hear. Yale's EA was nonbinding so nothing to lose. 1-30-2022 7:29pm
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          • Same for dc 1-30-2022 7:30pm
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      • that makes no sense, why would they even accept ED if they defer everyone? 1-30-2022 7:29pm
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        • They obviously accept some people early 1-30-2022 7:29pm
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    • Better than being rejected, worse than being accepted. 1-30-2022 7:27pm
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      • Thanks Captain obvious. 1-30-2022 7:29pm
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  19. Tween/Teen Registration for High School...(more) 1-26-2022 7:22pm (1 reply)
    Hi! We are moving back to the city after being away for a few years. I have 2 kids entering high school. Looking for recs of a company that could help me navigate the school search and registration process! Thanks!
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    • When did we get a Teen/Tween board?? 1-26-2022 7:25pm
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  20. Tween/Teen My 14yo dd went out w/older girls who shoplifted at the drugstore. Do I prohibit her from hanging out with them? 1-24-2022 2:55pm (3 replies)
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  21. Tween/Teen - no subject -...(more) 1-24-2022 1:31pm (5 replies)
    A friend's 15yr old DD(plus other girls) dumped my DD at the beginning of the school year. She has acted like not his is wrong. I have very strong feeling of hatred towards her. Do I let it go?
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    • I would have trouble letting it go. If you can't you can;t. I mean what the hell is she even worth to you if she's nasty to your kid or complicit in it. 1-24-2022 1:33pm
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    • If the friendship is based on the friendship of the girls, it is time to let it go. 1-24-2022 1:33pm
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  22. Tween/Teen How has social media affected your teen dd during pandemic? 1-21-2022 9:00pm (2 replies)
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    • It hasn’t, it is banned in our house. 1-21-2022 9:05pm
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      • I learned this lesson too. Dd doing so much better with firm limited screen time. 1-21-2022 9:10pm
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  23. Tween/Teen Does anyone have undergrad students at Carlson School of Management at University of MN or Kelley School of Business at Indiana? 1-21-2022 8:01pm (6 replies)
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    • What's the ? 1-21-2022 8:12pm
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      • Those are top choices for DS so far. Am wondering if anyone had insight re: selecting between the two. 1-21-2022 8:48pm
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        • Kelley is more recognized, but you can't really go wrong. I'd hate to live in MN during the winter. 1-21-2022 8:55pm
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          • ^I'd choose Kelley, no question, but would still be happy if my kid got in at MN. They have excellent programs (I almost chose it for my PhD but it was too damn cold) 1-21-2022 8:56pm
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            • We are leaning toward MN 1-22-2022 12:37am
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    • Kelley for sure 1-22-2022 12:51am
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  24. Tween/Teen Any book recommendations for a 12 yr. old dd who finishes a book a day?...(more) 1-21-2022 2:15pm (2 replies)
    Preferably with a lot of books in series that’s more new. She’s probably read old ones. She likes Lois Larry’s The Giver..
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    • Keeper of the lost cities, land of stories 1-21-2022 2:22pm
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    • my 12yo suddenly switched from young adult to literary fiction...the Secret History by Donna Tart. stuff that takes more than a day... 2-9-2022 9:05am
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  25. Tween/Teen R Fieldston or La Guardia HS for strong vocal student accepted to both?...(more) 1-21-2022 12:52pm (2 replies)
    r Fieldston or La Guardia HS for strong vocal student accepted to both?
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    • I’d go with who has better college counseling 1-21-2022 12:54pm
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    • One's $$$ one's not. 1-21-2022 1:03pm
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