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22 April 2012 @ 03:05 pm
Is it ever appropriate for a kid to know how much their non-custodial parent is paying in child support?

Does your answer change if the NC parent is telling their child "I give your parent $1500 a month in child support, what are they DOING with it all?" when in reality they're paying about a third of that?
31 December 2010 @ 12:17 am

methinks someone needs to smack a bitch
20 November 2010 @ 02:30 pm
Leashes for kids? How do you feel about it?

(I don't think anyone here would think it's okay to tie a child to a pole while you go inside, haha. That's an easy give.)
10 November 2010 @ 05:01 am
This would've been more appropriate before/on halloween, but I didn't even know this place existed until yesterday, so it'll have to do now x)

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the history and the culture surrounding it, love scary stories, carve pumpkins like a mofo and dress up as wild characters out of my head to hand out candy. But, at the same time I dread it every year because I know I'm going to be bombarded by good old fashioned racism that's apparently still widely acceptable when it applies to the right race. Indian costumes.

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Okay, so we all know that teachers tend to be held to a higher standard across the board. We’re known for going into work while on death’s door. This leads me to my question. How sick is too sick?

I know there is a decent amount of teachers on here, so I wanted to know how both sides weighed in.

Teachers: What is your personal limit of working through the sickness? What's the sickest you've gone to work?

Parents: When do you think the teacher should just stay home? Do you hold teachers to a higher standard when it comes to this?

I don't think we've touched on this in here lately.
Current Mood: sicksick
17 August 2010 @ 01:30 pm
So I was talking to a doctor the other day who said that a large percentage of European women drink a glass of wine with dinner, nearly daily, whether pregnant or not. There are no signs of this causing any damage to the baby. So why do American doctors and women vehemently look down on this practice..?


So do you look down on women who have a glass or two of wine while pregnant? We're not talking a woman who gets intoxicated, but just consumes alcohol with dinner or lunch? Would you be embarassed to be seen with an obviously pregnant woman sipping from a glass of wine?
04 June 2010 @ 10:48 pm
Your spouse is making enough money to allow you to stay home with your (smaller than school-age) children. You get a chance to take a full-time job in your field, that would allow you to pay for daycare. Do you take it, or do you stay home? Why?
24 March 2010 @ 05:56 pm
How do you all feel about babies (under 1 or 2) getting junk food? (juice boxes, french fries, iced cream, mac n cheese, etc.) Do you allow it? If so, how often? Would you be okay with this once a week?

edit: I am referring to the prepackaged, processed versions, NOT homemade.
17 March 2010 @ 06:50 pm
You have a choice of two schools to send you child for elementary school.

A) Walking distance. Probably has better education (let's say the test scores are higher and it has slightly better reviews). This school has no playground at all. It is just a vacant asphalt lot.

B) Not within walking distance. Decent education. Amazing play yards for the children.

So which one do you pick? Does it matter that your child has a play ground at school?