School: Myself

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Beauty School-is This a Worthwile Career

I am a stay at home mom with a child in kindergarten and one in second grade, I am considering going back to school or going back to work next year and one of the things I'm considering is Beauty School. I've always thought I might like to cut hair, and am a pretty creative person.I like people, and talking to people. I used to work in banking and really can't stand the thought of doing something like that again. My questions are: can I make any money doing it-can I support my family if I were to become a single mom, where should I go to...

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Online Grade School?

are there any accredited online grade schools? I've heard of online high...

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Skipping a Grade

My son is in second grade, and he is advanced in math and reading at a 5th...

Academic Performance

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What Are "Good" Grades?

OK, I was a super-nerd in school. I always got top grades and was never satisfied with less than an A ... The trick is that now my daughter is in 4th grade and starting to receive letter grades. Obviously it's too much to expect straight A's from her - I don't want to put all that pressure on her (I never recall my family expecting all A's from me - it was a self-imposed pressure). But I really have no idea what to consider 'good' grades, what to praise, and what to feel like might need a little work. I know that grades don't tell it...

After School

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Afterschool Program or Shuttle Service

My daughter is starting VPK in August and the program I'm interested in ends at 12 noon. I work until 8PM and I need to find an afterschool program that can pick her up from the center at 6PM and keep her until 9:00PM. or A service that will pick her up at 12:00 and take her to the extended hour daycare.

After School Programs

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Afterschool Program or Shuttle Service

My daughter is starting VPK in August and the program I'm interested in ends at 12 noon. I work until 8PM and I need to find an afterschool program that can pick her up from the center at 6PM and keep her until 9:00PM. or A service that will pick her up at 12:00 and take her to the extended hour daycare.

Bullying

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What to Do About the Bully

My daughter has had a problem with a certain girl at school for 2 years now. They are both in 2nd grade. I have talked to the principle about the issues and thought it had been resolved but the little girl keeps seeking my daughter out to make fun of her clothes, hair, shoes etc... The problem is is that the little girls mom is an employee at the school. The little girl was suppose to get detention but that some how slipped through the cracks and she never did serve it and she knows it. She tells my daughter that all her mom has to do is...

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Is Your Kid a Bully?

It seems like everyone thinks there kid(s) are not bullies. I know we'd...

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Bullying and Suicide

Why do you think this is happening? It's terrifying, and just to say my...

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Is It Bullying?

Hi everyone, My son is 10 and in 5th grade. There is a boy in his class...

Changing Schools

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Beauty School-is This a Worthwile Career

I am a stay at home mom with a child in kindergarten and one in second grade, I am considering going back to school or going back to work next year and one of the things I'm considering is Beauty School. I've always thought I might like to cut hair, and am a pretty creative person.I like people, and talking to people. I used to work in banking and really can't stand the thought of doing something like that again. My questions are: can I make any money doing it-can I support my family if I were to become a single mom, where should I go to...

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New School Again!!

Okay ladies please be nice, lol. Here is my ordeal. We have moved to a new...

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Going to New School

my son is going to elementary school from this september..he is already...

Charter School

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Classmates

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What Was Your Major or Career?

I am 3 classes from getting my associates degree in general studies. Then, I will have to declare a major when I apply to a university. I know what I don't want to do (I am horrible at anything math related), but have no clue what I do want to do. I will get career counseling and take a personality test (myers briggs) to help me narrow it down. But I wanted to know *real world* experiences in the job field and if it relates to your major at all to give me some ideas, because I am stumped. So, if you feel like sharing. What did you major...

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Having Friends Over?

So basically my question is this: Will we ever get to a point where I feel...

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College Preparation

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Who Pays for College...?

Are we as parents obligated/responsible for paying for our kids college? In a perfect world we would all have started a college fund when they were babies and at college age it would be enough to put any of them through the school of their choice.... but I digress. Let's put anyone's financial stability aside for now. I don't think it is our obligation to pay for college, should we help if we can sure, will some loans be incurred, sure. But as far as a yes/no answer, I say no. What say you... My son DOES have scholarships already to...

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Field trips

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Middle School Trip Chaperone Drama

So, my son is a 7th grader and his class went to Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He asked me to go and be a chaperone. I took the day off of work to do this. I get to the cafeteria where all of the chaperones were meeting and they gave out the group lists. I had my son and another boy. Kind of odd, but OK. My son knew the other kid, but they were not exactly friends. The other boy's mom showed up and sat down with him. I introduced myself and she said that she was coming on the trip, but wasn't listed because there was a mix up. ...

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School Field Trip

My 2nd grader wants to go on a field trip with his class tomorrow. But the...

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Field Trip Carpooling

My 4 year old daughter just transitioned from a home daycare to a full time...

Friends

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Do Your Friends Have Your Back?

My oldest daughter has sooo many friends, my oldest son has a few. One time my daughter said she would give anything to have friends like Tommy, friends that have his back. Honestly I think they would help him hide a body if he produced one in his trunk. Be kind of silly mind you since he works for his grandpa's funeral home, if anyone could get rid of a body... I digress... So are you like my daughter, a lot of friends, or more like my son, a few friends that have your back?

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No "Mommy" Friends

I currently have no "mommy" friends. I would like to find some Moms in my...

Getting to School

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School Carpool Expectations:

I'm in a carpool with a group of other parents. I work just as hard as anyone to get my child ready, fed, and out the door on time - whether I drive or not. One child is consistently late getting out the door. I feel like I could use that extra few minutes - instead of waiting for him. Also, if my kid doesn't have time to eat his breakfast, I sure don't send it with him to eat in another parent's car. (He has to either go without or buy a snack at school.) Lately, this boy is coming out late to my car, with his breakfast, to eat in...

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Groups & Lessons

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Sports and Swim Lessons

Hey Mommies! I have twin boys who are 26 months. I am wanting to get them involved in sports and also some swim lessons. My husband and I both work full time so it would have to be on weekends or after 5. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful!

Highschool

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What Was Your Major or Career?

I am 3 classes from getting my associates degree in general studies. Then, I will have to declare a major when I apply to a university. I know what I don't want to do (I am horrible at anything math related), but have no clue what I do want to do. I will get career counseling and take a personality test (myers briggs) to help me narrow it down. But I wanted to know *real world* experiences in the job field and if it relates to your major at all to give me some ideas, because I am stumped. So, if you feel like sharing. What did you major...

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High School Lunch

I was reading responses about high school senior traditions and I saw a few...

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Home Schooling

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To Home-School or Not ??

Hi there. I need advice. My husband and I are pretty determined that we want to home-school. My son will be 5 in a week, so he technically could be in kindergarden in August. We also have a daughter that will be 3 in July, and a 5 mos old, too. So-here are my questions? How do we even begin to get started? Who do you contact to get info? What do we do to still keep him active with kids his own age? He has been going to pre-school 2 days a week -- but now all those kids are going off to "school". How do you balance...

Homework

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What to Do About the Homework?

I may have posted on here about this issue before but now I think my kids are getting too much homework. I don't want to be the only mom in my sons' 1st grade and pre-school class complaining about homework. It seems no one else is and most of the moms I talk with are happy with the homework situation. A few who have complained in the past have been sort of branded as a lazy mom who does not care about their child's education and why in the world would anyone object to homework. Maybe some of the moms don't work fulltime outside the...

Middle School

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What Was Your Major or Career?

I am 3 classes from getting my associates degree in general studies. Then, I will have to declare a major when I apply to a university. I know what I don't want to do (I am horrible at anything math related), but have no clue what I do want to do. I will get career counseling and take a personality test (myers briggs) to help me narrow it down. But I wanted to know *real world* experiences in the job field and if it relates to your major at all to give me some ideas, because I am stumped. So, if you feel like sharing. What did you major...

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Middle School Prom

I need some advice, my daughter who is 13 comes homes yesterday telling me...

Online School

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Private school

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Private School or State School?

If money was not an issue would you send your children to a good private school or a decent state school? Also if in your current financial condition your child won a full scholarship to a great private school would you let him go? What is your opinion of private schools in general? Here are some case studies: 1.) A friend of mine's son won a scholarship to a really good boarding school and his mother refused to let him go because she thought it would turn him into a spoiled brat. 2.) Another friend sent her children to a...

Public School

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What Was Your Major or Career?

I am 3 classes from getting my associates degree in general studies. Then, I will have to declare a major when I apply to a university. I know what I don't want to do (I am horrible at anything math related), but have no clue what I do want to do. I will get career counseling and take a personality test (myers briggs) to help me narrow it down. But I wanted to know *real world* experiences in the job field and if it relates to your major at all to give me some ideas, because I am stumped. So, if you feel like sharing. What did you major...

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Public School at Home

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any "public school at home...

School Lunch

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Cold Lunch for School

I pack a cold lunch for school for my son, but am running out of ideas. I do PB&J but he is getting sick of this. What does everyone else pack for a cold lunch?

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School Lunch Ideas

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of what I can pack for my...

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What's for Lunch!?

Any one have fresh simple ideas/recipes for lunch? My daughters are 6, 4,...

School Vacations

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Social Skills

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Social Phobia, Me Again.

As a child I was a social outcast, a nerd. I was overweight, had horrible acne, bad perm, oversized, thick glasses. I was a mess. I was a complete introvert but managed to have a few friends. One became my best friend and was very loyal to me. She moved away when we were in highschool but as adults we still talk every few months. I was depressed a lot during the teen years. Once I lost the weight, my skin cleared up, and I got contacts, I felt slightly more confident. My reputation for being a nerd followed me into high school as I...

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What Is a Friend?

Mamas & Papas- What is a friend at age 3, at age 5, at age 7 in the...

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Tutoring

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What to Pay a Tutor?

I'm having a college freshman tutor my 7th grader in pre-algebra and english. this is her first time as a tutor and my first time hiring one, and I have no idea what to pay her! I said $10 an hour and she said that sounded good, but my husband thinks I should pay her more. what's the going rate for a tutor?

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Looking for a Tutor

hey moms im looking for a tutor to home school my daughter...could you moms...