Proud Mommy Moments

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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 10:14am

With it being the end of a school year, graduation time et al what proud moments do you have to share? 

 

 

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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 8:34pm

My point was that an allowance given by a parent is STILL the parents money given. They might have earned it at home but when you look at the big picture, YOU are still paying for what they purchase with that money

That's a good point. 

We don't give our kids an allowance but I do set limits/"parameters" on things I pay for.  100.00+ sneakers I think not, Lol.  I figure when my kids are older, on their own and managing their own money they can spend it the way they like but I hope they've learned some fundamental money management lessons from us. 

 

 

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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 9:00pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;I know, Given that she puts down people with degrees less than her own it's no wonder bordwithyou would get agitated about that. Karma, I think yes.&lt;/blockquote&gt;.  I think you are confused again.  My approval or disapproval of people had nothing to do with what kind of degrees they have or don't have.  Say or do something stupid in a debate, I'll call you out, degree or no degree.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You may want to look in a mirror then.  You've said a lot of stupid things on this board, from public school to placing your so called privileged lifestyle above others you believe to be less fortunate.  It sounds like that's all come back to bite you in the butt.  Point to one post that I don't stand behind anymore, the thing is you can't no matter how hard you try.  </p>
. I can't even figure out what your posts are about or what your positions are, much less whether you stand behind them.  I get that you don't like me.  I get that for some reason, the fact that I chose a private school for my kids eats at you.  I get that I am supposed to like Mt Rushmore to keep you from getting all butt hurt.  I get that I am supposed to think of you as a person of high moral standing and discerning judgement.  But I don't. And I don't care that you don't like me, and it doesn't bother me that you call me old, or insult my hair, or disapprove of my having posted a few selfies, or well, anything.  Because you don't matter squat to my life.  Nor should I matter in yours. Nothing about me is any of your business.  Nothing about you is any of mine.  

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 7:22am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>lololol. Love how you stance has changed over the years with schooling when it comes to you OWN kids not doing as you thought was expected. lolololololol.</p>

BOCES sounds like the school her kid attended (it offers up a nice variety of skills from auto mechanics to cosmotolegy and cooking).  It pains me her opinions about kids with LDs b/c those kids are often/not always the ones slotted for that.  Where I lived that school is filled with a lot of kids with behavior issues, a full day when I subbed was a lot of breaking up fights and schedules that were dictated more by those students than the teachers.  That is what bothered me the most as I think kids with behavioral issues are the ones that could benefit from structure the most. 

The school district my kids are at now doesn't offer vocational ed, it must work in some areas I suppose. 

 

 

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 7:45am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;lololol. Love how you stance has changed over the years with schooling when it comes to you OWN kids not doing as you thought was expected. lolololololol.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>BOCES sounds like the school her kid attended (it offers up a nice variety of skills from auto mechanics to cosmotolegy and cooking).  It pains me her opinions about kids with LDs b/c those kids are often/not always the ones slotted for that.  Where I lived that school is filled with a lot of kids with behavior issues, a full day when I subbed was a lot of breaking up fights and schedules that were dictated more by those students than the teachers.  That is what bothered me the most as I think kids with behavioral issues are the ones that could benefit from structure the most. </p><p>The school district my kids are at now doesn't offer vocational ed, it must work in some areas I suppose. </p>
.  No vocational education?  Really?  What a disservice to kids who are not college bound.  These good money to be made in many trades, and many kids who are not cut out for college can be fine mechanics, plumbers, electricians, etc.  I wish you would just shut up about what you think are my attitudes towards children with LD's, as I have pointed out, I had one myself and I know how hard he has to work to succeed and what he's up against in the world.  I'm actually known around campus as one who creatively accommodates LD college students and every year I get lovely notes from grateful students.  Your lies and slander grow tiresome.

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 8:16am

Interesting how different districts operate.. Our district collaborates a lot with local community colleges and universities - and I'm not just talking about for the purpose of encouraging advanced education although that's nice. There are alternatives to the traditional classroom model too, You're welcome to compare...

Public school funding is a debate all it's own, Lol.

P.S.  Excuse me.  No, I won't shut up about the criticisims you've had for LD kids and special ed.  I am sorry but you have had some pretty rotten things to say about kids and IEPs and how fortunate you were to skip around that with your own child.  Kids/families/schools deserve more credit than the crap you've said.  Save me the song and dance about how much you're praised for working with LD kids in college, That doesn't convince me of the kind of person you are away from school. 

 

 

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 8:24am

Yes, we have Boces too. Kids are not in school the majority of the day so I can see why her son is not interested in attending the graduation ceremony. I can see a disconnect from the rest of the class when you are away most of the school day. 

Sounds like she tried to make it sound so much better which finishing classes at 16, yadda yadda. I know how this works and my nephew is actually at a mechanics school right now and did the same thing on hIgh school. 

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 8:31am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Interesting how different districts operate.. Our district collaborates a lot with  colleges and universities - and I'm not just talking about for the purpose of encouraging advanced education although that's nice. There are alternatives to the traditional classroom model too, You're welcome to compare...</p><p>Public school funding is a debate all it's own, Lol.</p><p>P.S.  Excuse me.  No, I won't shut up about the criticisims you've had for LD kids and special ed.  I am sorry but you have had some pretty rotten things to say about kids and IEPs and how fortunate you were to skip around that with your own child.  Kids/families/schools deserve more credit than the crap you've said.  Save me the song and dance about how much you're praised for working with LD kids in college, That doesn't convince me of the kind of person you are away from school.  </p>
jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Interesting how different districts operate.. Our district collaborates a lot with local community colleges and universities - and I'm not just talking about for the purpose of encouraging advanced education although that's nice. There are alternatives to the traditional classroom model too, You're welcome to compare...</p><p>Public school funding is a debate all it's own, Lol.</p><p>P.S.  Excuse me.  No, I won't shut up about the criticisims you've had for LD kids and special ed.  I am sorry but you have had some pretty rotten things to say about kids and IEPs and how fortunate you were to skip around that with your own child.  Kids/families/schools deserve more credit than the crap you've said.  Save me the song and dance about how much you're praised for working with LD kids in college, That doesn't convince me of the kind of person you are away from school.  </p>
. You are a mean-spirited liar.  I've never said anything bad about LD kids, liars, special Ed, or anything else.  I support the best education possible for every single child.  The only criticism I have is that appropriate services are not as universally available as they ought to be.  I don't know hy you're so invested in maintaining your lies about me.  As I said, it grows tiresome.  Hope you and your confessor can work it out.

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 9:00am

If Jams bothers you so much, why do you even bother responding back to her? You have ever right to ignore her or not come to this board. 

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 9:22am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Yes, we have Boces too. Kids are not in school the majority of the day so I can see why her son is not interested in attending the graduation ceremony. I can see a disconnect from the rest of the class when you are away most of the school day. </p><p>Sounds like she tried to make it sound so much better which finishing classes at 16, yadda yadda. I know how this works and my nephew is actually at a mechanics school right now and did the same thing on hIgh school. </p>
. Why is it whenever I say something happened you interpret as saying that something is "better" because it happened that way?  I didn't say anything about "better."  He finished up his high school grad credits at the end of his jr year.  He could have then done dual enrollment at the university.  He didn't want to do that; he decided to learn a trade.  It's not better or worse, it's what he wanted to do.  He went from a 9.00 an hour job to a 15.00 an hour part time school year/full time summer job after becoming certified in a trade.  

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 9:55am
Yep, That school day ended around 1:00 there.

 

 

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