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Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Snydley
I think in the case of cell phones and college...

I think in the case of cell phones and college kids, that the helicopter-style parents are exacerbating the problems their kids have with finding independence via cell phones. I can't remember where...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Snydley
I think the examples the pp gave of why their...

I think the examples the pp gave of why their kids have cell phones are unique circumstances and yes I agree that in those cases a cell phone would be a good idea. A 15 year old living on her own? ...
Forum: Learning at School   01-09-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Snydley
No not necessary and a perpetual connection of...

No not necessary and a perpetual connection of parents to kids and kids to the internet can have many many downsides . What 'emergency' will happen that they need a direct line to you that cannot be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,550
Posted By Snydley
Hmm..I'll chime in here- I wonder if he's...

Hmm..I'll chime in here-

I wonder if he's just really upset that he hasn't KISSED a girl, not that he doesn't have a girfriend per se. I remember being 15 and never been kissed and it really...
Forum: Mental Health   12-15-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I'm sorry to hear about what you are...

Hi-
I'm sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am also the child of an alcoholic, but from what you describe it sounds to me like the violence and instability in your childhood shaped...
Forum: Learning at School   12-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Snydley
I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he...

I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he is thinking of the answer, as if he is thinking "why the f*%$ do I have to do this problem - this sucks".
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,401
Posted By Snydley
I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday...

I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday party I would cringe. To me, it is just another example of parents/society bending over backwards to ensure that our kids have this unrealistic,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-24-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Snydley
I say wait until after Xmas to talk to DH about...

I say wait until after Xmas to talk to DH about this. You found pot, not heroin..and you deserve to have drama-free holidays. Sometimes it's important to be a little selfish. I can't see what the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Thanks Linda for the specific advice with...

Thanks Linda for the specific advice with phrasing, etc. It is very helpful. I understand what you mean about not splitting hairs but using language that portrays me as a reasonable person...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Rules that keep kids from having any type of...

Rules that keep kids from having any type of discourse/exchange that could lead to potential disagreement should not be the guiding principal to how the day progresses at school. It is the path of...
Forum: Learning at School   11-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
I think adults are intervening to a significant...

I think adults are intervening to a significant amount at recess because kids don't know how to behave because they are not engaging in free play with one another out of school. When I was a kid,...
Forum: Learning at School   11-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Sorry it took me so long to reply- All...

Sorry it took me so long to reply-

All kids on IEPs or free/reduced lunch will continue to get free bussing- this is 1/2 the school district. Having the other 1/2 of the kids pay for busses...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
I don't think that kind of response would happen...

I don't think that kind of response would happen here, since apparently we are one of the only remaining towns in the area that doesn't charge for bussing. However, most people in my town are not...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Just wanted to let everyone know how the...

Hi-
Just wanted to let everyone know how the District Council meeting went. There are about 15 of us and the superintendent on the Council, comprised of teachers, parents, one principal, and a...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
This makes sense. They have a PAC =...

This makes sense.

They have a PAC = Parent Advisory Council. I know some members of this group and they deal with fundraising, etc. and I don't think the teachers are involved.

I...
Forum: Learning at School   10-23-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Yes I do agree with you and you make some...

Yes I do agree with you and you make some additional good points I'd hadn't thought of. I don't think this should be my decision alone by any means; I think the school psychologist should be leading...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
Thanks for all the replies- they are very...

Thanks for all the replies- they are very helpful.

Just to first summarize my meetings this morning, the gym teacher said that she has new requirements (can't remember the exact term she used)...
Forum: Learning at School   10-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Snydley
I'm outraged by my DD's school- would you be?

Hi-
I'm 3rd grade DD hates going to school, to the point where she is having mood swings and showing signs of depression which is completely unlike her. She complains about going nearly every...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By Snydley
Hi- When my DD was born, I never expected to...

Hi-
When my DD was born, I never expected to essentially lose my life in so many ways. It felt like a big iron door slammed shut, trapping my former life behind it. I loved my daughter but it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-07-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Snydley
Take a look at the school - a close look. What...

Take a look at the school - a close look. What is her day really like? What is the nature of the work she is expected to do? Threatening to send a 5yo to the principal for not completing 'work'...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Snydley
Is it an academic or solely play-based preschool?...

Is it an academic or solely play-based preschool? If it's academic it's possible that she doesn't like being there because she really doesn't enjoy it. I'd take a close look at what is happening...
Forum: Montessori   10-01-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Snydley
Your DC's experience in elementary/middle school Montessori

Hi-
I'd really like to hear about your older DCs experience in Montessori (ages ~7 and up). The good, the bad, how it is different from traditional public school, what your child liked best,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,545
Posted By Snydley
I recommend going on ebay, searching for pants in...

I recommend going on ebay, searching for pants in his size that you think he might wear, making a "watch list" of them all, and then have him sit (maybe by himself?) and look through them to see if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Snydley
I follow the American Academy of Pediatrics...

I follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and allow my 8yo to average of 2 hours of screen time a day. I think it's reasonable, allowing kids to watch/use screens, but only in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By Snydley
This is spot on. This is not an...

This is spot on. This is not an oversimplification of the research into motivation at all.

I also don't see why it's 'cheating' if your son follows the rules for his age group. I'm sure he is...
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