"What's on our iPads (I'd be shocked if most aren't for Android, too):
Montessorium math/reading apps
BOB Books app
Intro to Geo
Monkey Mathschool Sunshine
"I am so glad K selection is over, but I think I'm still feeling some residual stress and dread. Michigan moved to MANDATORY all day K. Oh MY the angst it caused! Parents coming out of the woodwork, finding charters that were 1/2 day, coming to…"
"I admit, the family is addicted to our tablet......s. Yes, multiple tablets. Who are we kidding....multiple iPads. We fell off the wagon hard. No one really watches the television anymore, except maybe my (geriatric?) husband who watches…"
"I have little to add to the wonderful discussion above. I just wanted to note that I have in the past had many students that were "diagnosed" with ADHD by a layman and when they sought professional help it turned out to be anxiety…"
"This crew is always so thoughtful and wise, what a great discussion.
I am for calling anyone what they prefer, and if my children met you JM, you would definitely be Ms. JoeMama. But I would like to respectively state my reasons why I prefer…"
"Sure they can go ahead and work it out over there, but over HERE we're going to drink a little and bitch about it. Oh how I wish there were parents like that in my area. I dropped my son off at school today and this raging douche canoe of a…"
"I have been thinking of this thread all week. My older son has the usual fears like the dark, dogs...eating food (kidding). But the best one he had was Mr. Potato Head. Yes, Mr. Potato Head. I bought him one for his 2nd birthday, he opened the…"
"Agree. Agree. Agree. Currently my husband travels 80% of the time, like many others here. Also, as of today, he accepted a job offer in DC and will more than likely be moving there and come "home" occasionally. No, that does not make me a…"
"We have had a tough year of it as well. And I totally agree with JudyB, sometimes you do feel alone. I feel that amongst families here there is this overwhelming need to whitewash everything. Yes *some* kids do this, some are explosive, some have…"
"I can't remember the ages of your kids, but I think I was around 8-10 when people started spending large swaths of time at my house.
Think of it this way. I am an only child. My mom was only able to have one, but more than likely desired so.…"
"As an (ex) Catholic, who spent a great deal of time around the schools, thou never as a matriculated student for behavioral reasons, I have one question. Is it Jesuit? If so....I'd consider it. If not, GTFO. :)
I felt the same as many about…"
"If only you could have a bunch of kids and then pick the ones you like best. Maybe that should be some young adult dystopian fiction.
Kidding aside, this is wonderful for me as well, because you are not seen as a real mom around here until…"