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 That is funny that you say that, as I have asked about helping start a school library, the problem is that there is just no space for it. The teacher's do actively borrow from each other when they need to do so (My DD has gotten books from other classrooms to learn about planets and the solar system, when she went through all the ones in her classroom in the first month). The school does a book drive each summer to help re-stock the classroom libraries and add new...
 We emailed the teacher on Friday, so hopefully will receive a response on Monday. I essentially just gave her a heads up about it, and that was it. Depending on her response, I'll say something more. Lol, our charter school is often labeled as "too liberal and progressive"...it definitely doesn't cater to the religious/cultural/ethnic majority. Which is why I think this is just an oversight....it would be very out of character for the school, and her teacher is one of the...
 Was this a medical professional? Friend? Other family member? That is not a diagnosis that can be made just "off the cuff". If YOU are concerned, I would go to see a specialist, and wouldn't wait. There are also other disorders or issues (SPD, anxiety, auditory processing) that can appear like autism to people who really don't have a clue.
If they have tested positive for the flu, a virus, then NO, antibiotics will do nothing. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections like strep throat, not viral infections, such as the flu and colds.   If they haven't already done so, I would ask them to test for the flu.   Antibiotics are different from TamiFlu, which is a medication that is supposed to help lessen the severity of the flu, if taken early enough.   Handing out antibiotics like candy is a...
We reached the maximum we wanted for our savings account about a year ago, a total of $20,000 in two different accounts (one is a no-penalty CD we renew each year). All extra money now goes towards student loans (or our yearly vacation). We also contribute 7% of DH's salary into retirement.
 Great idea!
Actually, you're assuming I did not let her read it. I did. DD read the first page and asked "Is this a Christian book?" I said, "Maybe. It is a story about Noah's Ark, which is both a Jewish and Christian story." Then we read it together. I don't censor books that she picks. My point is, the book should not have been there for her to choose to begin with.   For the record, we're a Jewish family.   Also, her school doesn't have a "school library". Each classroom has...
Each day, my daughter brings home a book of her choice from school to read at home. Yesterday, it happened to be a religious one. I am not really okay with that, but for some reason I'm torn on speaking up. Would you let it slide, and see if it happened again? Or would you talk to the teacher about it?   DD did not realize it was a religious book, she liked the bears on the cover.   Whether or not the book coincides with our family's religion doesn't matter. We talk...
Of course that's ok! I welcome different points of view ETA: My definition of "evangelizing" does not cover anyone trying to debate a different view point. Not at all. Just wanted to make sure that was clear! I only included that statement, because I live in the South, and...well, sometimes I get quite a lot of heat and rudeness for my beliefs.
I am starting out on a journey of reading the entire Bible start to finish.   Before I go any further, it might help to know my perspective. I was raised Luthern in an extremely conservative household, with a mom who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible. I am married to a Jew, we are raising DD Jewish. If I had to put a name to my spiritual belief, it falls somewhere in the agnostic/humanist/unitarian spectrum. I usually don't put a name on my...
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