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Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2012, 07:28 PM
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Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
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Forum: Vaccinations   09-20-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By cyberfish
Sorry, I have no research, only anecdotal...

Sorry, I have no research, only anecdotal information.  We were in a similar position last year and the two years prior.  Croup would trigger a reactive airway episode in my daughter every fall.  We...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By cyberfish
OP: I'd look into the philosophical exemption. ...

OP: I'd look into the philosophical exemption.  When I went off to grad school in a state I'd never lived before, suddenly the MMR I'd received as a child was inadequate because I got it 3 days...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,413
Posted By cyberfish
We never had snack or recess after...

We never had snack or recess after kindergarten.  The only break and food you got was at lunch. 
Forum: Vaccinations   08-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,519
Posted By cyberfish
I think when it comes down to it, everyone needs...

I think when it comes down to it, everyone needs to recognize that regardless of where we stand on vaccinating or not vaccinating our children, we all are doing what's best for our particular...
Forum: Learning at School   08-04-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By cyberfish
Rodale is very close to you.  They might have...

Rodale is very close to you.  They might have some ideas or even a traveling exhibit that could come to you. They do a lot of education-related things.   At the very least you might be able to do a...
Forum: Learning at School   08-04-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By cyberfish
I will echo the "it depends" sentiment.  My...

I will echo the "it depends" sentiment.  My daughter, who is highly creative, was stifled in her public school kindergarten.  Like others here, her art class was following very specific directions...
Forum: Learning at School   07-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
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Forum: Learning at School   07-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
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Forum: Learning at School   07-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By cyberfish
I think with all the standardized testing in the...

I think with all the standardized testing in the schools our students are losing the ability to think creatively.  I don't know if this is a school or a culture problem.  I teach college students,...
Forum: Learning at School   07-10-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyberfish
This is super helpful, thanks!  We've done an...

This is super helpful, thanks!  We've done an intake with a psychologist.  Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this if only for the sake of our sanity.  It's good to know that schools don't always...
Forum: Learning at School   07-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyberfish
I think starting something that may be hard to...

I think starting something that may be hard to sustain is part of it.  Part of it is worry that this school won't be a good fit for my child, either.  However, we're going to give it a go.  We have...
Forum: Learning at School   06-22-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyberfish
Well the Montessori does have scholarships but...

Well the Montessori does have scholarships but we got on board long after they were gone.  So maybe for next year if it works.  Also, there were many, many issues with the public school.  One was...
Forum: Learning at School   06-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyberfish
These are all great, thoughtful responses.  I...

These are all great, thoughtful responses.  I have investigated all the school options around and have been doing so since last fall.  There are no other public options.  We are a low-performing,...
Forum: Learning at School   06-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyberfish
I pulled my child from public Kindergarten in...

I pulled my child from public Kindergarten in March.  Despite dedicated teachers, the school itself was not a good fit for my child personally on too many different levels to detail here.  She'd...
Forum: Learning at School   02-28-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By cyberfish
This is even more great information.  Thanks so...

This is even more great information.  Thanks so much!  I'm not sure what we'll do yet but I feel better prepared with options now. 
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By cyberfish
Thank you.  These are all good thoughts.  The K...

Thank you.  These are all good thoughts.  The K my daughter is in right now is pretty rigorous academically, as far as I can see.  It's a low-performing school with a huge ESL population so they...
Forum: Learning at School   02-24-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By cyberfish
My daughter has a September birthday and is in...

My daughter has a September birthday and is in public kindergarten in a state with a Sept. 30 cutoff date.  We love her teacher and the other school staff and faculty but academically my child is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By cyberfish
We got some H&M tights and they are great!  I...

We got some H&M tights and they are great!  I balked a little at the price but it is true you get what you pay for and it's more economical to buy tights that cost a little more but will be worn...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-08-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,982
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Forum: Vaccinations   01-08-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By cyberfish
I got one in 2005 in AZ when my daughter was...

I got one in 2005 in AZ when my daughter was born.  Hallmark has a charitable giving campaign where they donate cards to states:  http://corporate.hallmark.com/community/national-programs
They call...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By cyberfish
Hmmm....well we don't have H &M here but there's...

Hmmm....well we don't have H &M here but there's one near where we're going for the holidays.  Thanks!  I'll check them out. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By cyberfish
My daughter is 5 and wears a slim in jeans.  She...

My daughter is 5 and wears a slim in jeans.  She likes to wear tights with her dresses but the tights always seem to fall down on her and the crotch is about at her knees half the time.  I buy the...
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