Monday Monday

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Mon, 01-20-2014 - 10:27am

1. How long is/was your child's school day (minus any after school activities)?

2. Who are you rooting for in the Superbowl?

3. What did you have for breakfast today?

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Avatar for rollmops2009
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 3:42am
^^^^Greece does have one of the shortest school years on earth and the least instructional hours as well. When I was in HS in Denmark, we had classes from 8 till 4. But dd seemed to learn what she had to learn, and of course most kids here spend an additional 10 hours or so in cram school every week (during HS, I mean).
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 3:47am
"I haven't had rice krispies in years, do you slice bananas or strawberries on it? I kinda like just sugar too." ----- You put extra sugar on cereal that already has sugar?
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Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:12am
I know, I still remember hearing about the number of credits needed for high school graduation at DD1's 9th grade orientation, like math and natural sciences there is a number of PE credits too. NY is a proactive state and other states should really follow suit unless you think obesity is only a problem at home bord.

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:15am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I haven't had rice krispies in years, do you slice bananas or strawberries on it? I kinda like just sugar too." ----- You put extra sugar on cereal that already has sugar?

I sprinkle sugar on cereal, yes.  You don't? 

 

 

Avatar for jamblessedthree
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:25am

Yes, And physical fitness is a nice way to break up a day too.

 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:28am

I'm 100% in favor of an active and healthy lifestyle, including kids getting regular physical activity, I'm not sure why you'd question that, Jambles.   Also, no one in my family adds sugr to cold cereal. I'm aware thy many people do, but we never got into the habit.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:33am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>I'm 100% in favor of an active and healthy lifestyle, including kids getting regular physical activity, I'm not sure why you'd question that, Jambles.   Also, no one in my family adds sugr to cold cereal. I'm aware thy many people do, but we never got into the habit.</p>

Lol, But you buy cocoa cereal.  We all have our vices, admit yours. 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 7:41am
I used to buy cocoa puffs for the kids as a treat when they were elementary age. They liked those and Reese's Puffs, too, both of which I found disgusting. Nobody eats them now. I bought a box of frosted shredded wheat mini squares for making gingerbread houses at Christmas, and the half we didn't use is still in the pantry. We have our vices, but sugary cereal is generally not one of them.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 8:10am

My vices aren't what I put on my cereal in the morning either.

ETA any cereal I thought was gross or disgusting to me I wouldn't buy for my kids either.  I buy cold cereal and I also make hot cereal for my kids.  A tsp of sugar isn't as harmful as a regular schedule of the cocoa crap. 

 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 8:12am
I don't think a teaspoon of sugar is going to affect a generally healthy lifestyle one way or another. I just don't like sweetened cereal. If I did, I'd add the sugar. I didn't see any point introducing the kids to the idea of sweetening cereal, either. They find out these things soon enough.

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